Eternal Spear

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Varatha, the Eternal Spear is an Infernal Arm that can be unlocked for 4 Chthonic Keys.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...It must have been a sight when Lord Hades wielded Varatha the Eternal Spear versus the Titans, driving back those fiends into the depths, together with the help of his Olympian brothers and sisters. The Master since has traded in that terrifying weapon for an even larger two-pronged fork he likes to brandish in threat, noting sometimes its superiority to the trident of Lord Poseidon, which he insists is a mere copy. Varatha, meanwhile, has seen better days -- but, it is a weapon built for war. And war shall always find it, I suspect. After all, it now lies in the hands of the Lord Hades' heir, in whose command it much resembles the two-pronged fork Lord Hades came to favor since that time. Father and son are much alike at least in this. Something troubles me about it, though, this Varatha. As I transported it, I felt as though it once were mine! Absurd, yet there it was: the touch of a familiar friend. The thought is barely worth making a note of, but it made me wonder whether there are aspects of the weapon well beyond my understanding.'


Fighting style[edit | edit source]

The spear delivers repeated long-range stab attacks that can be charged to unleash a spin attack dealing high damage in a wide radius. The special throws the spear, which will damage enemies along its path until it stops. Activating the special again recalls the spear, which will deal damage on the way back. It can also be picked up manually by running over it, and will automatically return if leaving the room.

Charging Spin Attack[edit | edit source]

The Spin Attack of the spear needs to be charged before released to deal damage. It has three stages of charges:

Stage Required charging time Damage Damage Radius
First A small time window before the second charge. There are no clear visual indications. 30 210
Second When Zagreus flashes white light 50 350
Third (also max charge) When Zagreus flashes white light again, with the word MAX! appears on his head 100 500

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Attack Description Damage Notes
Strike Press Attack button to Strike. 1st Strike: 20 Damage

2nd/3rd Strike: 30 Damage

None

None

Dash Attack Press Attack button quickly after dash Dash Attack: 20 Damage
Spin Attack Hold Attack to charge; release to Spin Attack. First Charge: 30 Damage

Second Charge: 50 Damage

Max Charge: 100 Damage

Throw Press Special to Throw. After thrown, press Special or Attack to recall. Throw: 25 Damage

Return: 25 Damage

  • Range of throw: 850
  • Zagreus cannot Attack before the spear is recalled

Aspects[edit | edit source]

Aspect Description Upgrade Cost Appearance
Zagreus Aspect Spear.png
Zagreus Aspect
The form in which the eternal spear first revealed itself.

Its shape reflects is bearer's true self, hiding its own all the while.

Special Damage, Range, & Speed

(+10% / +14% / +18% / +22% / +25%)

1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1

Titan Blood

(Total: 5)

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Achilles Aspect
After your Special, you can retrieve your Spear with Raging Rush.

The greatest of the Greeks was peerless in battle, up close and from afar.

Post-Rush Bonus Damage

(+50% / +75% / +100% / +125% / +150%)

Hidden stat: decrease the range of Special by 10%

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Titan Blood

(Total: 15)

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Hades Aspect
Your Spin Attack is replaced with Punishing Sweep.

The god of the dead discarded the eternal spear for a larger counterpart.

Punishing Bonus Damage

(+30% / +60% / +90% / +120% / +150%) for 10s

2 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Titan Blood

(Total: 16)

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Guan Yu Aspect

You have the Frost Fair Blade*, but your life and healing are reduced.

An unconquerable general shall rise in the East and never meet his match.

Life Total & Life Gain

(-70% / -65% / -60% / -55% / -50%)

3 / 3 / 3 / 3 / 3

Titan Blood

(Total: 15)

*See below for Frost Fair Blade's alternate moveset.

Frost Fair Blade Moveset[edit | edit source]

Attack Description Damage Effects
Strike Press Attack button to strike. There's a brief pause before every strike. The pause before every 3rd strike is even longer. 1st and 2nd strike: 40

3rd strike: 70

None
Dash Attack Press Attack button quickly after dash 30 None
Spin attack Hold Attack to charge. Release Attack to send out a spinning glaive that moves forward. First charge: 20 every 0.5s

Second charge: 30 every 0.5s

Max charge: 50 every 0.5s

  • Heals Zagreus 1 HP per hit
  • The spinning glaive will bounce on walls and pillars, pierce foes.
Throw Press Special button to throw the glaive in a straight line. It's like a regular arrow that doesn't need to be retrieved 50 Pierce

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Description Notes
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Extending Jab
Your Attack has more range and deals +40% damage to distant foes.
  • Increases attack range by 40% (360 => 504)
  • Increases damage to foes farther than 475 away
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Chain Skewer
Your Special bounces to up to 7 foes, dealing +30% damage for each.
  • Incompatible with Aspect of Guan Yu
  • Cannot be combined with Exploding Launcher
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Breaching Skewer
Your Special deals +400% damage to Armor.
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Vicious Skewer
Your Special deals +50% damage; +50% Critical chance on recovery.
  • Incompatible with Aspect of Guan Yu
  • Cannot be combined with Exploding Launcher
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Exploding Launcher
Your Special is replaced with a shot that deals 50 damage in an area.
  • Incompatible with Aspect of Achilles
  • Incompatible with Aspect of Guan Yu
  • Cannot be combined with Chain Skewer or Vicious Skewer
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Massive Spin
Your Spin Attack deals +125% damage and hits a larger area.
  • Increases damage radius of Spin Attack by 30%
  • Cannot be combined with Flurry Jab
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Quick Spin
Your Spin Attack charges and recovers much faster.
  • Cannot be combined with Flurry Jab
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Flurry Jab
Hold Attack to strike rapidly, but you cannot Spin Attack.
  • Incompatible with Aspect of Guan Yu or Aspect of Hades
  • Cannot be combined with Massive Spin or Quick Spin
Charged Skewer Hold Special to charge your skewer for up to +200% damage
Serrated Edge Your Dash-Strike hits 3 times, but your dash has -20% range