A beginners guide to Supergaint’s new roguelike hack and slash, Hades. Basic tips and tricks to get new players started.
Mirror of Night
A gift for Nyx, allows you send darkness crystals and Chthonic keys in exchange for perminent upgrades.
The 2 upgrades to get first are Greater Reflex and Death Defiance. Both these upgrades are highly useful in the early game. I would recommend getting Death Defiance first, since this allows you to cheat death once per escape attempt (run) and get through more chambers and acquire more resources per run, it’s also an absolute godsend during Boss fights.
Keepsakes are acquired by donating nectar to your friends or foes* in the house of Hades.
The first person you should give nectar is Skelly, he’ll give you Lucky Tooth in return. The Luck Tooth keepsake acts just like Death Defiance, only better since it can be leveled up to give even more HP open death than Death Defiance.
*Its possible to give nectar to characters that are hostile to you. Only Megaera (after you defeat her) will return the favour by giving you the Skull Earring.
Spend your first 14 keys unlocking all the weapons up the Exagryph, you’ll need to unlock the 3 preceding weapons to get it; the Coronach, the Aegis and Varatha. When modded with the correct boons ,poison based, this weapon is an absolute beast.
Blight Strike: Attacks inflicts foes with poison procs. each proc only inflicts a small amount DoT, but these damage procs stack (up to 5 times), which can add up to huge damage. This is one the best boons for your primary attack slot.
Quick Recovery: randomly regenerate small amounts of HP whenever to dash. You never NOT dashing so this effectively drip feeding you health.