Meeting the boss Scylla in Hades 2
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All boss rewards in Hades 2 & how to use them

Reward yourself with upgrades.

Every boss in Hades 2 drops a rare item that can be used for unlocking and upgrading equipment, incantations, and more. I'll explain the rewards given by each boss and how you can use them in Hades 2.

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Every Underworld Boss Reward in Hades 2

Every boss in Hades 2 drops a special item that unlocks new Arcana Cards, upgrades, and incantations. The description of each boss's item is followed by a short list of the major items they are used for.

Hecate

Hecate is the first boss you'll meet on your way to Chronos. She serves as the Guardian of Erebus. Defeating her will give players a Cinder, which is described in-game as being "used with incantations involving fire and preservation".

  • Meeting Hecate as a boss in Hades 2
  • Getting a Cinder from defeating Hecate in Hades 2
  • The description for Cinder in Hades 2

What Cinders are used for in Hades 2

Cinders are the first and easiest of the boss rewards, so they have the most uses in the story. This includes the Permeation incantation that provides you access to the surface world.

  • Unlocking the Umbral Flames weapon.
  • The Permeation of Witching-Wards incantation.
  • The Consecration of Ashes incantation.
  • All five upgrades for the Aspect of Melinoe for the Umbral Flames.
  • Creating Moon Dust through the Moonlit Essence from Shadow incantation.
  • Activating the "The Centaur" Arcana Card.
Using a Cinder for the Permeation of Witching-Wards incantation in Hades 2
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Scylla and the Sirens

Scylla is the final boss of Oceanus, the second area of the underworld. Defeating Scylla and her Siren Band gives you a shining Pearl. When viewing a Pearl in your inventory, it is described as "mostly used with incantations involving luminance and perfection".

  • Meeting the boss Scylla in Hades 2
  • Getting a Pearl for defeating Scylla in Hades 2
  • Reading the description for the Pearl Reward in Hades 2

What Pearls are used for in Hades 2

Pearls are used for unlocking a helpful incantation, activating one Arcana Card, and unlocking Weapon Aspects.

  • Unlocking the Abyssal Insight Incantation.
  • Unlock the Aspect of Momus for the Witch's Staff.
  • Unlock the Aspect of Charon for the Moonstone Axe.
  • Activating the "The Messenger" Arcana Card.
Using a Pearl to activate the Aspect of Momus in Hades 2
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The Infernal Beast

The final boss of the Fields of Mourning is The Infernal Beast. Defeating him gives you a Tear, which is used for "incantations involving spirit and sorrow".

  • Meeting the Infernal Beast boss in Hades 2
  • Defeating the Infernal Beast to get a Tear in Hades 2
  • The inventory description for Tears in Hades 2

What are Tears used for in Hades 2?

The Tears of the Infernal Beast have three important uses.

  • Unlocking the Aspect of Moros for the Umbral Flames.
  • Unlocking the Attending a Faithful Beast incantation.
  • Activating the "The Queen" Arcana Card
Using Tears to add the Aspect of Moros to the Umbral Flames in Hades 2
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Chronos

Chronos is the final boss of the Underworld. He was one of the hardest bosses I faced in Hades 2, making the Zodiac Sand he gives you a precious item. The inventory description mentions that Zodiac Sand is "used with incantations involving inevitability and decay".

  • Meeting Chronos as the final boss of Hades 2
  • Beating Chronos and getting Zodiac Sand in Hades 2
  • The description for Zodiac Sand in Hades 2

What Zodiac Sand is used for in Hades 2

Zodiac Sand is one of the hardest resources to gather since it requires beating Chronos. Its rarity means it is only used for an extremely important incantation and the rarest Arcana Card.

  • Activating the "Judgement" Arcana Card.
  • The Dissolution of Time incantation.
Looking at the Dissolution of Time incantation in the Crossroad's cauldron in Hades 2
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Every Surface Boss Reward in Hades 2

These bosses are only available to those who stray from the path of defeating Cronus and head to the surface.

The Cyclops Polyphemus

Polyphemus is the Guardian of the City of Ephyra on the surface. Knocking Polyphemus out gives you Wool, which the game describes as being "mostly used with incantations involving coarseness and touch."

  • Facing Polyphemus in Hades 2
  • Getting Wool after defeating Polyphemus in Hades 2
  • The item description for Wool in Hades 2

What to do with Wool in Hades 2

Wool has four main uses in the Early Access Version of Hades.

  • Activating the Arcana Card "The Seer".
  • Unlocking the Rush of Fresh Air Incantation.
  • Unlocking the Attending a Faithful Beast incantation.
  • Unlocking the Aspect of Pan for the Sister Blade weapon.
Activating the Seer Arcana Card in Hades 2
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Eris, Strife Incarnate

Eris is the final boss of the Rift of Thessaly. She wields the Adamant Rail, making her a very formidable opponent. If you're able to beat her, you'll receive the infamous Golden Apple. According to the inventory description, the Golden Apple is used for "incantations involving beauty and fertility".

  • Meeting Eris as a boss in Hades 2
  • Defeating Eris to get a Golden Apple in Hades 2
  • The Golden Apple item description in Hades 2

What the Golden Apple is used for in Hades 2

The Golden Apple is one of the two boss rewards you'll get at the end of the Hades 2 Early Access version. There are currently two major uses for the Golden Apple.

  • Getting the Aspect of Eos for the Umbral Flames weapon.
  • Activating the "Divinity" Arcana Card.
Using a Golden Apple to unlock the Aspect of Eos weapon upgrade in Hades 2
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