Hades 2 Arcana Cards
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Best Arcana upgrades in Hades 2, ranked

Perfect your build with Arcana.

There are a lot of ways to get stronger in Hades 2, but unlocking new Arcana Cards is the best way to prepare yourself for the battles to come.

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New to Hades 2, Arcana Cards let you design a custom loadout of perks that you can take with you on your next run. Each card has a certain Grasp cost associated with it and Melinoe has a Grasp limit, so you can’t just take them all. Picking and choosing the best ones for your play style is key to success in Hades 2.

Which Arcana Should You Unlock in Hades 2?

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The best Arcana for you will depend on your play style and the amount of Grasp that you have to spare, but there are a few that stand out among the crowd as the best of the best. The first is Eternity, which grants you Death Defiance and allows you to revive once after death during a run. The Titan is another solid choice, granting you +20 health and magic and giving you a nice boost for the beginning of your next run.

If you’re doing a magic build, then The Unseen allows you to restore two magic every second. There are godly boons that let you restore magic, but this Arcana Card will free up a slot for a more useful upgrade down the line.

Finally, any Arcana Card that grants you Changes of Fate will fit nicely into any loadout. These let you reroll your rewards so you can choose boons and items that better suit your build. You could also take Excellence or Divinity with you as well, which increases your chances of encountering rare and epic boons.

Every Arcana in Hades 2

ArcanaEffect
The SorceressWhile you Channel your Omega Moves, everything moves slower for 2 seconds.
The Wayward SonAfter you exit a Location, restore 2 health or twice that if you have no more than 30% health.
The HuntressWhile you have less than 100% Magick, your Attack and Special deal +30% damage.
DeathYour Omega Moves have a 3% chance to deal critical damage.
The MessengerYou have a +6% chance to Dodge.
The FuriesDeal +20% damage to foes in your Casts.
The TitanGain +20 health and +20 Magick.
The UnseenRestore 2 Magick every 1 second.
NightYour Hex also charges up automatically as you used 2 Magick every 1 second.
The LoversIn Guardian Encounters, you take 0 damage the first time you are hit.
The Swift RunnerYour Sprint is +20% faster.
EternitySet forth each night with 1 Death Defiance.
The CentaurAfter every 5 locations, gain +3 health and magic.
The MoonYour Omega Cast has +50 power whenever it detonates.
StrengthWhile you have no more than 30% health, you take -30% damage and deal +30%.
The FatesSet forth each night with one Change of Fate. You can alter Location Rewards.
The BoatmanSet Forth each night with +200 Coins.
OriginationDeal +25% damage to foes afflicted with at least 2 Curse effects.
ExcellenceAny Boons you are offered have a +30% chance to be improved to Rare.
The QueenAny Boons you are offered have a +6% chance to be a Duo.
The SeerSet forth each night with a +2 Change of Fate.
The ChampionsSet forth each night with 1 Change of Fate. You can alter Boons and certain other choices.
The ArtificerSet forth each night with 1 chance to turn any Minor Find into a random Major Find.
DivinityAny Boons you are offered have a +10% chance to be improved to Epic.
JudgementAfter you vanquish a Guardian, activate 3 random inactive Arcana Cards.

Unlocking Arcana Cards requires you to spend Ashes, which can be obtained as common rewards throughout Erebus and other regions in Hades 2. Don’t forget that you can trade Bones to the Broker to purchase Ashes if you’re short a few, too.


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