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The currency of the dead. Charon may be willing to part with valuables for it.
Charon's Obol is one of several Artifact currencies that can be earned within the underworld. They can then be used in Charon's shop or at a Well of Charon to purchase various items. Unlike all other currencies, Zagreus will lose all of his Obols when he dies.
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Obtaining Obols[edit | edit source]
Obols can be received as a room clear reward, for defeating enemies in Encounters, and as a reward for opening Infernal Troves.
With the Urns of Lesser Value upgrade (or better) from the House Contractor, urns containing small amounts of Obols can be randomly found in rooms.
The amount of Obols received from any of these sources can be increased by boons such as Ocean's Bounty from Poseidon, and Affluence from Chaos. (Alternatively, Chaos' "Pauper's" curse can prevent Obols from being awarded to Zagreus.)
Investing Darkness in the Deep Pockets upgrade at the Mirror of Night allows Zagreus to begin a run with up to 100 , and the Chthonic Coin Purse can be equipped before or during a run to receive depending on the upgrade level of the keepsake.