Artifacts are rewards for winning Underworld Encounters which either benefit Zagreus 's current escape attempt or can be spent to obtain permanent benefits on future attempts.
Currency Artifacts[edit | edit source]
These can be spent on permanent upgrades and are obtained from standard Encounters. These resources persist after a run (i.e., they are not lost whether or not Zagreus succeeded in escaping) and can be used back in the House of Hades.
|Used to unlock Infernal Arms, and various abilities in the Mirror of Night.|
|Used to upgrade abilities at the Mirror of Night.|
|Used to renovate the Underworld and the House of Hades at the House Contractor.|
|Used as gifts for characters, increasing your affinity with them and unlocking Keepsakes.|
Bounty Artifacts[edit | edit source]
These can be spent on permanent upgrades and are obtained by completing Bounties.
|Used to gifts for characters, increase your affinity with them and unlocking Companions.
(Ambrosia can only be gifted to characters you have done favors for.)
|Used for pricier renovations from the House Contractor.|
|Used to unlock and upgrade Aspects of the Infernal Arms.|
Other Artifacts[edit | edit source]
These artifacts improve Zagreus's power in his current escape attempt. The benefits these grant will be lost after a run ends. With the exception of the Loyalty Card and Red Onion, all of these Artifacts are rewards for normal Encounters.
|Removes one Daedalus Hammer upgrade, then gives you two.
(The upgrades you lose and receive are applied at random.)
|Increases Zagreus's max health by 25 for that escape attempt.|
|Used to either purchase consumables at Wells of Charon or Artifacts and Boons from Charon.|
|Used to make a major modification to Zagreus's current weapon, for that escape attempt.|
|Reduces prices of items from the Well of Charon and Charon's shop by 20% for that escape attempt.|
|Increase the effectiveness of an existing Boon.|
|Restores 1 .
(Only obtained when failing a Perfect Clear challenge in Erebus.)