Eternal Spear

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

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Attack Description Damage Effects
Strike Press Attack button to Strike. 15 Damage None
Spin Attack Hold Attack to Spin Attack. Partial Charge: 50 Damage

Max Charge: 100 Damage

Area of Effect
Throw Press Special to Throw. Throw: 25 Damage

Return: 25 Damage

Return: Backstab

Aspects[edit | edit source]

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

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

Bonus Special Speed & Range

(+30% / +60% / +90% / +120% / +150%)

1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1

Chthonic Keys

(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%)

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Chthonic Keys

(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%)

2 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Chthonic Keys

(Total: 16)

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Description
Extended Jab.png
Extending Jab
Your Attack has more range and deals 130% damage to distant foes.
Multi Skewer.png
Multi Skewer
Your Special bounces to up to 7 foes, dealing +30% damage for each.

Cannot be combined with Exploding Launcher

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Armor Skewer
Your Special deals 500% damage to Armor.
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Vicious Skewer
Your Special deals +50% damage; 50% Critical chance on return.

Cannot be combined with Exploding Launcher

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Exploding Launcher
Your Special fires a projectile that deals +80% damage in an area.

Cannot be combined with Multi Skewer or Vicious Skewer

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Massive Spin
Your Spin Attack deals 200% damage and strikes a larger area.

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.

Cannot be combined with Massive Spin or Quick Spin