How to unlock Arcana Cards in Hades 2


Arcana Cards are a crucial component of Hades 2, which is befitting, seeing as the game casts you as a literal witch.

Like Keepsakes (accessories), Arcana Cards grant you passive perks. Some boost your stats. Some are even more helpful, going so far as to revive you from death. Unlike Keepsakes, though, think of Arcana Cards more like a skill tree. As you unlock more cards, you’ll get access to even better cards.

Here’s how to unlock Arcana Cards in Hades 2, plus a list of every Arcana Card we’ve seen so far and its abilities.


How to unlock Arcana Cards in Hades 2

Melinoe stands near the tablet for unlocking new Arcana Cards in Hades 2.

The Arcana Cards tablet often has a yellow exclamation point over it between runs.
Image: Supergiant Games via Polygon

You can unlock Arcana Cards by interacting with the stone slab at the entrance of the room right before you embark on a run.

The primary resource for unlocking new Arcana Cards is ashes, a resource most commonly found as a reward for clearing encounters (the chambers with combat). Look for chambers marked by a gray flourish of sand.

Unlocking an Arcana Card for the first time will unveil the cards adjacent to it, expanding the number of cards you can unlock.


How to increase grasp and equip more Arcana Cards in Hades 2

A Hades 2 menu shows the list of Arcana Cards in Hades 2.

The Arcana Card board is on the left; the grasp gauge is that green circle on the right.
Image: Supergiant Games via Polygon

Your grasp meter determines how many Arcana Cards you can equip at once. Each Arcana Card comes with a grasp cost, ranging from one to five, with the better cards typically associated with a higher grasp cost.

You start Hades 2 with 10 grasp. You can increase your grasp limit by spending psyche, also a resource that’s earned by clearing encounters. Look for the chambers with the little green will-o-wisp as a reward.

Some cards have no grasp cost and are instead activated by an “awakening” — whether or not you’re able to equip it is contingent on whether or not you’ve met a certain set of pre-requisites. We’ve noted such “awakenings” in the table below.


Arcana Card abilities list in Hades 2

There are 25 Arcana Cards in Hades 2. Each card is associated with a roman numeral. There are five rows, with five Arcana Cards per row; refer to the image above to see each card’s placement on the Arcana Card board.

So far, we’ve uncovered 20 Arcana Cards, though note that those we’ve yet to uncover are marked in the table below as “TBD.”

Arcana Cards list in Hades 2

Card number Card name Effect Unlock cost Grasp cost
Card number Card name Effect Unlock cost Grasp cost
I The Sorceress Slows down time for 2 seconds while you channel Omega moves. 1 Ash 1
II The Wayward Son Restore 2 health when you exit a chamber, or twice that if you’re below 30% health. 3 Ash 1
III The Huntress When your magick meter isn’t full, your attacks and specials deal +30% damage. 10 Ash 3
IV Death Your Omega moves have +3% chance to deal critical damage. 15 Ash 3
V The Messenger You have +6% chance to dodge. 20 Ash, 1 Pearl 0, Awakening: Activate at least 3 cards that use the same amount of magick
VI The Furies Deal 20% more damage to foes with your cast. 3 Ash 2
VII The Titan Gain +20 max health and +20 max magick. 7 Ash 2
VIII The Unseen Restore 2 magick every second. 20 Ash 5
IX Night Your Hex charges up automatically as though you used 2 magick every second. 25 Ash 4
X The Lovers In fights against Guardians (area bosses), you take 0 damage the first time you are hit 30 Ash 2
XI The Swift Runner You sprint 20% faster. 10 Ash 1
XII Eternity Start each run with one Death Defiance (automatic revive). 20 Ash 4
XIII The Centaur Every five chambers, gain +3 max health and +3 magick. 25 Ash, 1 Cinder 0, Awakening: Activate Cards that use 1 grasp through 5 grasp
XIV The Moon Your Omega cast has +50 power whenever it detonates. 30 Ash 3
XV Strength While you have no more than 30% health, you take -30% damage and deal +30%. 35 Ash 5
XVI The Fates Start each run with +1 Change of Fate (which allows you to alter rewards from each chamber). 15 Ash 3
XVII The Boatman Start each run with 200 gold. 25 Ash 5
XVIII Origination Deal +25% damage to foes afflicted with at least 2 curse effects. 30 Ash 3
XIX Excellence Any boons you are offered have a +30% chance to be rare. 35 Ash 5
XX TBD TBD TBD TBD
XXI TBD TBD TBD TBD
XXII The Champions Start each run with +1 Change of Fate (which allows you to alter boons). 30 Ash 4
XXIII TBD TBD TBD TBD
XXIV TBD TBD TBD TBD
XXV TBD TBD TBD TBD

We’ll update this guide when we uncover the remaining five Arcana Cards.



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