Hades Titan Blood and How to Upgrade Weapons
You won’t find any bad weapons or Aspects in Hades, though some can be more effective than others. You can, however, make every one of the Infernal Arms even better through the application of Titan Blood.
You’ll need a lot of Titan Blood if you want to upgrade all your weapons to their maximum. Some farming methods are better than others.
There are five primary sources of Titan Blood in Hades. Three are always available. The main difference is cost, but here's how to get more:
- Area bosses: The first and final boss of each run rewards Titan Blood, as long as you haven’t beaten the boss with your current weapon.
- The Wretched Broker in the House of Hades Lounge sells Titan Blood for Ambrosia, which you’ll acquire for defeating the bosses of Elysium, the third area.
- The Fated Scroll of Minor Prophecies awards multiple Titan Bloods for completing various objectives.
- The final area of the game has a Charon shop that sometimes sells Titan Blood for 1,200 gold.
Lastly, once you’ve completed a run, you’ll have the ability to replay the game with various modifiers that reset level rewards. We’ll talk more about this final method in our Pact of Punishment guide.
Titan’s Blood Source 1: Level Bosses
The first level, Tartarus, ends with a fight against one of the Furies. You’ll face one of three possible Furies at the top of Tartarus: Megaera, Alecto, or Tisiphone. Each has their own attack patterns and usable strategies, but regardless of which you defeat, Titan Blood is your reward.
Defeat the final boss
The final boss also rewards Blood, but to say the fight is challenging would be an understatement. Once you complete your first run, you’ll unlock the Pact of Punishment, which allows you to reset runs, opening you up to fight the final boss again for additional Blood rewards.
Titan’s Blood Source 2: The Wretched Broker
Just to the south of the entrance to Zagreus’ room lies the Lounge of the House of Hades. A rotund, green shade known as the Wretched Broker runs a shop filled with useful wares. One of them is Titan Blood, but the price is steep: a single bottle of Ambrosia.
How to get Ambrosia
The drink of the gods is almost harder to come by than the blood of their parents, as its primary source is the bosses of Elysium, the third level of Hades.
You can also purchase Ambrosia with two Diamonds, which you can buy for 10 bottles of Nectar, which are themselves purchasable one at a time for five Keys.
Buying Ambrosia for Titan Blood is not the most efficient way of getting the resource until late into the endgame when you’re swimming in materials. You could still make the trade if you needed the extra blood.
Titan Blood Source 3: Prophecies
Next to Hades (the god) sits the House Contractor and their table of wonders and renovation jobs. Early on, they’ll have an item called the Fated List of Minor Prophecies, which you can access from Zagreus’ room.
The Fated List lists a growing number of challenges for you to complete as you play. As of writing, I know of four that reward Titan Blood.
The Master of Arms Challenge
The “easier” of the four is called “Master of Arms.” To complete this challenge, you need to beat the final boss with every weapon in the game. Which Aspect you use doesn’t matter.
There are six weapon types in Hades, each with its strengths and weaknesses, and you’ll need to evolve your playstyle to get the most out of them. No matter how you do it, "Master of Arms" rewards 10 Titan’s Blood.
The Dark Reflections Challenge
Another prophecy I’ve come across is “Dark Reflections,” which asks you to complete a run using every Talent available from the Mirror of Nyx.
Unlocking this takes a long time because you'll need to:
- Get 60 Keys to open up every Talent
- Unlock them with Darkness
- Complete a run using each of them equipped
When you finally complete everything, you’ll get 8 Titan Blood.
The Harsh Conditions Challenge
The third prophecy is "Harsh Conditions," which forces you to use every Pact of Punishment modifiers at some point. There are no clear strategies for this one. You'll just need time and experience.
Once complete, you receive 15 Titan Blood.
The Wanton Ransacking Challenge
The fourth prophecy is called "Wanton Ransacking," and though it's the easiest overall, it's also the most laborious.
All you need to do is defeat all of the various minibosses in the Underworld. There's a chance of any one of them appearing when you see a chamber marked with a Skull, and these Wardens exist on every level, including the one just before the final boss.
Completing this prophecy rewards 3 Titan Blood.
Titan’s Blood Source 4: Charon’s Shop
Charon has a huge shop located in the final dungeon before the final boss. Five of the six items are upgrades of some kind, and the sixth is either a Diamond or a glob of Titan Blood. Just be sure you’re saving gold throughout your run because you’ll need 1,200 coins to buy the stuff.
The Pact of Punishment
Once you beat the final boss once, you'll unlock the ability to modify runs for Bounties, which reset the rewards for each boss until you defeat them again.
These modifiers increase what’s called “Heat,” and each level resets the rewards again, so you can get a full set of rewards at 1 Heat, 2 Heat, and so on. Bounties and Heat requirements are weapon-specific, so a Heat 1 Stygian Blade gives the same rewards as a Heat 5 Adamant Rail.
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