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Hades Aspects Guide: Weapons System Explained

In this guide we’ll take you through all the different Aspects in Hades, and how they tie and impact the weapons system.

Hades had finally landed on Xbox Series X by way of Xbox Game Pass, and it’s generating some well-deserved hype around what is truly one of the best games of the past twelve months. The action-packed dungeon crawler but praised upon its release on PC and Nintendo Switch, and there’s now reignited interest in the title since it landed on Xbox.

Many players would have started playing Hades not quite knowing what to expect, and being blown away by the sheer depth, variety, and addictive nature of its gameplay. It’s weirdly challenging yet widely accessible, which feeds into that addictive nature.

As you make your way through the underworld towards freedom, Infernal Arms (your weapons) will help slay many a formidable foe you cross paths with. What feeds into Hades awesomeness is how the weapons system is layered, with Infernal Arms Aspects effectively expanding the ways with which each weapon can be used during battle.

Hades Infermal Arms

There’s six Infernal Arms in Hades.

  • Stygian Blade
  • Eternal Spear
  • Shield of Chaos
  • Heart-Seeking Bow
  • Twin Fists of Malphon
  • Adamant Rail

Each Infernal Arms has four Aspects assigned, which can be unlocked using Titan Blood. The exception here are the Stygian Blade and Heart-Seeking Bow, whose first aspects are unlocked by default when you first start your Hades run.

Let’s break down each Infernal Arm and their corresponding aspect.

Hades Stygian Blade aspects

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Aspect of Zagreus

  • Ability: Bonus attack speed & move speed
  • Upgrades:
    • +3% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +6% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +9% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +12% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +15% (1x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Nemesis

  • Ability: Bonus critical chance
  • Upgrades:
    • +15% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +19% (2x Titan Blood)
    • +22% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +26% (4x Titan Blood)
    • +30% (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Poseidon

  • Ability: Cast Damage
  • Upgrades:
    • +10% (2x Titan Blood)
    • +20% (2x Titan Blood)
    • +30% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +40% (4x Titan Blood)
    • +50% (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Arthur (Hidden Aspect)

  • Ability: Bonus attack speed & move speed
  • Upgrades:
    • +20% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +25% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +30% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +35% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +40% (3x Titan Blood)

How To Unlock: Talk to Nyx in the House of Hades. She’ll eventually tell you a passing that needs to be repeated to the blade inside Skelly’s room. Approach the blade and follow the prompt.

Hades Shield of Chaos aspects

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Aspect of Zagreus

  • Ability: Attack and Dash-strike damage
  • Upgrades:
    • +3% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +6% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +9% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +12% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +15% (1x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Chaos

  • Ability: Bonus Shields thrown
  • Upgrades:
    • +1 (1x Titan Blood)
    • +2 (2x Titan Blood)
    • +3 (3x Titan Blood)
    • +4 (4x Titan Blood)
    • +5 (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Zeus

  • Ability: Blitz Disc Base Damager per hit
  • Upgrades:
    • 8 (2x Titan Blood)
    • 13 (2x Titan Blood)
    • 19 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 24 (4x Titan Blood)
    • 30 (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Beowulf (Hidden Aspect)

Ability:

  • Upgrades:
    • +20% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +40% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +60% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +80% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +100% (3x Titan Blood)

How To Unlock: You need to talk to Chaos, which is apparently random based on how you progress during your runs. Gifting Chaos nectar will increase your chances of unlocking this. You may need to talk to Chaos multiple times before he mentions the right phrase to unlock the aspect.

Twin Fists of Malphone aspects

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Aspect of Zagreus

  • Ability: Dodge chance
  • Upgrades:
    • +5% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +8% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +10% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +13% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +15% (1x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Talos

  • Ability: Magnetic Attack and Cast Bonus
  • Upgrades:
    • +8% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +16% (2x Titan Blood)
    • +24% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +32% (4x Titan Blood)
    • +40% (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Demeter

  • Ability: Bonus Special Hits
  • Upgrades:
    • 1 (2x Titan Blood)
    • 2 (2x Titan Blood)
    • 3 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 4 (4x Titan Blood)
    • 5 (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Gilgamesh (Hidden Aspect)

  • Ability: Maim Damage
  • Upgrades:
    • 100 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 175 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 250 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 325 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 400 (3x Titan Blood)

How To Unlock: You need to talk to Asterius. When he’s in his mini-boss form, engage him prior to the main boss battle in the Elysium. You need to keep an eye out for the small skull icons on doors (very hard to miss but once you see them once you’ll never miss them again.

Hades Eternal Spear aspects

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Aspect of Zagreus

  • Ability: Special Damage, Range and Speed
  • Upgrades:
    • +10% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +14% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +18% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +22% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +25% (1x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Achilles

  • Ability: Post-rush bonus damage
  • Upgrades:
    • +50% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +75% (2x Titan Blood)
    • +100% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +125% (4x Titan Blood)
    • +150% (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Hades

  • Ability: Punishing Bonus Damage
  • Upgrades:
    • +30% (2x Titan Blood)
    • +60% (2x Titan Blood)
    • +90% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +120% (4x Titan Blood)
    • +150% (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Guan Yu (Hidden Aspect)

  • Ability: Life Total and Life Gain
  • Upgrades:
    • -70% (3x Titan Blood)
    • -65% (3x Titan Blood)
    • -60% (3x Titan Blood)
    • -55% (3x Titan Blood)
    • -50% (3x Titan Blood)

How To Unlock: You need to chat to Achilles in the House of Hades. Keep talking to him until he says the phrase that will unlock the option in Skelly’s room.

Hades Heart-Seeking Bow aspects

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Aspect of Zagreus

  • Ability: Critical Attack Chance
  • Upgrades:
    • +2% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +4% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +6% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +8% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +10% (1x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Hera

  • Ability: Max shots per Special
  • Upgrades:
    • 3 (1x Titan Blood)
    • 4 (2x Titan Blood)
    • 5 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 6 (4x Titan Blood)
    • 7 (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Chiron

  • Ability: Ammo Drop Time
  • Upgrades:
    • 10s (2x Titan Blood)
    • 8s (2x Titan Blood)
    • 6.67s (3x Titan Blood)
    • 6.15s (4x Titan Blood)
    • 5s (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Rama (Hidden Aspect)

  • Ability: Shared Suffering Damage
  • Upgrades:
    • +30 (3x Titan Blood)
    • +38% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +45% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +53% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +60% (3x Titan Blood)

How To Unlock: Talk to Artemis. She’s a random encounter. Having Keepsake unlock will boost the chances of encountering her. You can also gift her Nectar to boost chances of unlocking the phrase to access the aspect.

Hades Adamant Rail aspects

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Aspect of Zagreus

  • Ability: Bonus max ammo
  • Upgrades:
    • +4 (1x Titan Blood)
    • +6 (1x Titan Blood)
    • +8 (1x Titan Blood)
    • +10 (1x Titan Blood)
    • +12 (1x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Eris

  • Ability: Bonus Damage
  • Upgrades:
    • +15% (1x Titan Blood)
    • +30% (2x Titan Blood)
    • +45% (3x Titan Blood)
    • +60% (4x Titan Blood)
    • +75% (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Hestia

  • Ability: Empowered Shot Base Damage
  • Upgrades:
    • 50 (2x Titan Blood)
    • 75 (2x Titan Blood)
    • 100 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 125 (4x Titan Blood)
    • 150 (5x Titan Blood)

Aspect of Lucifer (Hidden Aspect)

  • Ability: Hellfire Blast Damage
  • Upgrades:
    • 50 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 63 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 75 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 88 (3x Titan Blood)
    • 100 (3x Titan Blood)

How To Unlock: Talk to Zeus, who is a random encounter. Having Keepsake unlocked will boost chances of an encounter. Gift him Nectar to increase chances of phrase being said to unlock the aspct.

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