Best Weapons In Hades 2 Ranked
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Best weapons in Hades 2, ranked

Quite the collection.

Plenty of weapon choices are in your arsenal in Hades 2, but which are the best? If you’re looking to reach Tartarus or breach the surface in Hades 2, here are the best weapons, ranked.

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Hades 2: Best weapons, ranked

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5. Umbral Flames

I immediately found Umbral Flames to be incredibly weak compared to the rest of the available weapons. You’d have to survive Elite bosses and snag some hefty upgrades and Boons to make them worth your while, and even after buffing it, it’s still not enough. Based on its current state in early access, I say Umbral Flames needs a big buff to be viable.

While it’s decent at being a ranged weapon, I’d still prefer something like the Argent Skull that can hit enemies from afar. Hopefully, Supergiant Games will improve the Umbral Flames in future updates, but I’ve barely touched it for now.

Best Weapons In Hades 2 Ranked Sister Blades
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4. Sister Blades

If you want a rapid-attacking set of blades, go for the Sister Blades. They’re good at getting you up close and personal with enemies to launch a bevy of stabs, but I find them too reliant on melee fighting to enjoy them. This is my personal preference, though, as many of my fellow colleagues love the Sister Blades.

They’re also not great for crowd control, as you’re essentially stuck fighting one enemy at a time. Some enemies require you to keep a safe distance to not get hurt, so I don’t enjoy using the Sister Blades as much as other weapons.

Best Weapons In Hades 2 Ranked Moonstone Axe
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3. Moonstone Axe

The Moonstone Axe packs a punch and is an astonishing weapon to try out the first time you get it. It can clear waves of enemies faster than most weapons, and with the right upgrades it can inflict serious damage. This is especially true during the charged attack where you spin in circles and decimate enemies around you.

The only thing holding it back is the lack of ranged features. Sure, it’s not supposed to be a ranged weapon, but the charged special attack spends a lot of Magick and is one of the only ways to hit enemies from afar. It’s also the slowest weapon, but it can be mitigated with Boons that increase your weapon speed.

Argent Skull
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2. Argent Skull

Although the Argent Skull is the most costly of the weapons to unlock, it’s worth the effort. This skull deals much better damage than any other weapon on this list while also being an excellent choice for both melee and ranged attacks.

For only 10 Magick, you can aim a circular radius of damage onto a group of enemies. The only problem can arise when you run out of your limited amount of skulls, but picking them back up shouldn’t take too much effort.

Best Weapons In Hades 2 Ranked Witchs Staff
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1. Witch’s Staff

Even though the Witch’s Staff is your very first weapon, it’s still the best out of all available. It can not only deal significant damage up close but from a fair distance as well. The Special allows you to damage enemies from even farther, and the charged attack can clear enemies in a line.

So far, the Witch’s Staff has consistently gotten me farther in runs than any other weapon. It’s the most balanced out of all the Nocturnal Arms. The Witch’s Staff is one weapon you’ll consistently come back to even after unlocking new weapons.

Hopefully, you agree with the majority of these rankings, but you’re free to disagree and like certain weapons over others. That’s the beauty of weapons in Hades 2. Once you’ve discovered your favorite weapon, you also need to pair it with the right upgrades for the best build.


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