What does each artifact do in Hades?

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As Zagreus travels the underworld, he will encounter others artifacts this will greatly affect every single playthrough. These items can either be permanent, to be used after each encounter, or temporary, to only be used during the particular run you are running.

So we created a guide detailing each artifact and how it benefits Zagreus.


You can gift these to characters to increase your affinity and friendship with them. Giving enough Ambrosia to a character can unlock new quests and dialogue. You can only gift this to a character after fulfilling their specific favor.

anvil of destinies

This allows you to remove one of the upgrades from the Daedalus Hammer and be rewarded with two instead.

Centaur Heart

This increases Zagreus’ maximum health by 25 for that particular escape attempt.

Charon’s Obol

You can use this as currency to buy items Charon In the Fountain of Charon.

Chthonic Key

You use these keys when you return to House of Hades unlock differently hell arms Before you go, do another run as well as skills in the mirror of the night in the room of Zagreus.

Daedalus Hammer

This item enhances any current weapon Zagreus is using.

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You use this to upgrade abilities in the Mirror of Night in Zagreus’ room.


You use these to buy more expensive renovations from the house contractor before the Hades’ Desk.


Gems allow you to buy renovations for the House of Hades and the Underworld from the House Contractor.

loyalty card

This will reduce items from the Wells of Charon by 20% for that particular run.


You can gift nectar to a companion to increase your affinity with them and receive new quests from them.

pom of power

This item increases the power of a blessing in your possession.

Red onion

You can only get the Red Onion by failing a Perfect Clear challenge in Erebus. It restores a heart.

titan blood

This item allows you to unlock upgrades and aspects of the various Infernal Arms.

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Isaiah Colbert

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