Sam’s Weird Grenades And Anti-BT Weapons Work Wonders
Sam’s bodily fluid possesses some strange properties, which come in handy against BTs. For instance, his blood can be turned into Hematic Grenades, which are explosives that spurt out clouds of Sam’s blood that are lethal to BTs. When several BTs are bunched up together, a well-aimed toss of this blood grenade can potentially take out an entire group.
In addition to Hematic Grenades, Sam can also turn other bodily fluids into different grenade types. By using the bathroom in Sam’s private room–whether it’s taking a shower to wash off chiral fragments, urinating, or defecating–the lavatory will churn out three different grenade types made from different substances from his body. These various EX Grenades work as irritants on the BTs, which can be used to force them away without them noticing you. It can come in handy when Sam encounters a cluster of BTs blockings his path. With the EX Grenade No. 2, for instance, a sizeable brownish cloud will send the apparitions running.
On the other hand, you can get an Anti-BT Handgun to shoot BTs. Keep in mind that it takes several shots with the handgun to defeat a single BT, so be sure you’ve got steady aim and an itchy trigger finger. Given its damage output, it’s recommended for use alongside Hematic Grenades. You can get the Anti-BT Handgun by completing the delivery to the Chiral Artist’s Mother in Chapter 3.
Aside from the Hematic Grenades, EX Grenades, and the Anti-BT Handgun, the most ideal weapon you can use early on against BTs is the Bola Gun (LV. 2), which unlocks for fabrication after ranking five stars with The Craftsman. It takes a while to max your rank, but as long as you keep making deliveries, he’ll eventually hand it over. Regardless, the Bola Gun (LV. 2) can temporarily tie up BTs, which can be a lifesaver in a pinch.