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Darkness is one of several Artifact currencies that can be found within the Underworld. It is primarily used to improve Zagreus' power at the Mirror of Night.

Codex.png '...Born of Chaos, the Underworld is a domain of pure and utter darkness. Sometimes, this dark essence becomes manifest through all the raging of the dead, and all the strife that can unfold beneath the earth. And, there are those born of this realm who can absorb that essence, gaining oneness with the Underworld, growing stronger all the while. That darkness, having taken root within, connects the bearer to the Underworld, makes them inseparable. Almost one and the same. Those born of darkness must remain in darkness; this is one of the Underworld's indelible laws.'

Obtaining Darkness[edit | edit source]

Darkness can be received as a room clear reward, as a reward for opening Infernal Troves, from the Fated List of Minor Prophecies, or in special deals with the Wretched Broker.

When Heat is too low for Bounties, every boss defeated will drop a large amount of Darkness instead. The Furies drop 40 Darkness; the Lernean Bone Hydra drops 60 Darkness; the Elysian Heroes (Theseus and Asterius) drop 120 Darkness; the Final Boss drops 250 Darkness.

The Well of Charon sometimes sells the Tinge of Erebus.png Tinge of Erebus (grants 12-26Darkness).

Poseidon's boon Ocean's Bounty increases the amount of Darkness gained from all sources by 50-65%.

Poseidon's boon Sunken Treasure drops 50-220 Darkness.

With the Pitch-Black Darkness upgrade from the House Contractor, Darkness will also give +5 Health when collected from a room reward.

Using Darkness[edit | edit source]

  • You can spend a total of 171,215 Darkness on permanent unlocks at the Mirror of Night.
  • Darkness can be exchanged in special deals with the Wretched Broker.
  • Nyx's favor requires 8888 Darkness.