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How to Unlock All Weapons in Hades 2

Hades 2 is a rogue-lite, which means that there are plenty of weapons and builds you can use to get yourself to the end. With that in mind, here’s how to get every weapon in Hades 2.

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All Weapons in Hades 2

At the time of writing, Hades 2 is still in early access, which means that we may see new weapons get added once the game is properly released. Right now, there are a total of six weapons to unlock in the game, with two that I have yet to discover.

Listed below are the weapons, their effects, and how to unlock them.

WeaponDescriptionHow to Unlock
Witch’s StaffStrike with a quick close-range Attack, or long-range Specials and omega moves.Unlocked by default.
Umbral FlamesLaunch damaging ranged Attacks as you move, or Specials that orbit around you.Silver x3
Cinder x3
Moonstone AxeDelivers slow but devastating Attacks, or defend and retaliate with your Specials.Silver x15
Sister BladesSlash with furious Attacks, or strike from afar with a flurry of Specials.
Argent SkullThrows exploding skulls at your foes, resulting in AoE damage. Skulls must be picked up before they can be thrown again.Glassrock x2
Bronze x1
TBDTBDTBD

All of the weapons cater to different play styles, so you’ll definitely want to save up for the one that speaks to you the most. Weapons can be unlocked by examining the witchy pentagram on the ground right before you start a run. If you have the necessary materials to unlock them, simply select the weapon you want and confirm your selection.

How to Unlock Weapon Aspects

Much like the first game, you can also unlock weapon Aspects to apply different effects to each weapon. Aspects can be unlocked once you’ve acquired every weapon in the game. You’ll then need to beat Hecate again in Erebus to unlock an Incantation.

Activate it at the pot back at the Crossroads, and you’re good to go.

All Weapons Aspects in Hades 2

WeaponAspectEffectHow to Unlock
Witch’s StaffMelinoeSpeeds up your Omega moves.Unlocked by default.
Witch’s StaffCirceGives you Serenity after landing 21 Attacks or Specials. Serenity gives you a 15% speed bonus to your Omega moves while restoring your mana.Silver x5
Lotus x5
Witch’s StaffMomusWhen your HP drops below 50%, you can absorb your Omega Special to restore 5 HP. Increases Special damage.Lime x2
Pearl x1
Sister BladesMelinoeAllows you to backstab.Unlocked by default.
Sister BladesArtemisAllows you to parry and riposte after using an Omega move. Increases the speed of your Omega Attack.Silver x15
Glassrock x1
Sister BladesPanSpecials home in on enemies within your casts.Wool x1
Shaderock x2
Umbral FlamesMelinoeEnhances your Omega Special.Unlocked by default.
Umbral FlamesMorosAttacks remain on the field for a few seconds, then explode when hit by your Special.Bronze x2
Tears x2
Umbral FlamesEosAttack AoEs grow larger and return to you when you sprint.Driftwood x2
Golden Apple x2
Moonstone AxeMelinoeIncreases your attack speed.Unlocked by default.
Moonstone AxeCharonYour casts last longer and explode when hit by an Omega Special.Pearl x5
Obol Points x1
Moonstone AxeThanosOmega Moves increase your critical hit rate. Resets when you take damage.Glassrock x3
Dark x1
Argent SkullMelinoeIncreases skull power.Unlocked by default.
Argent SkullMedeaAoEs are larger. Attack and Special damage are increased by 20%.Iron x4
Nightshade x1
Argent SkullPersephoneAttacks give you Glory, which strengthens your Omega Special.Moss x1
Poppy x5

How to Get Materials

unlocking different weapons in hades 2

As you can see, the different weapons in Hades 2 require various materials in order to unlock them. Early on in the game, Silver can be obtained by interacting with mining nodes in the Erebus — the first zone — once you buy the pickaxe tool. Cinder can be obtained from bosses and other zones, and you’ll need to be able to access the various biomes in order to get more materials.

And that’s how to unlock all weapons in Hades 2.


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Zhiqing is a History undergrad from the National University of Singapore. She started playing video games in 1996 when her dad introduced her to Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Resident Evil -- and the rest, as they say, is history. When she's not obsessing over Elden Ring and Dark Souls lore theories, you can find her singing along loudly and badly to Taylor Swift's latest bops. Formerly the Reviews Editor at Twinfinite, she joined the Escapist team in 2024. You can reach her at [email protected].