Hades Companions Unlock Guide – Best Companions, Effects, How to Upgrade

Hades Companions Unlock Guide

Companions or Legendary Keepsakes in Hades are items that you can equip to acquire a unique summon ability that can only be used once per run. With the release of v.1.0 of the game, there are now a total of 6 companions that you can unlock. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about unlocking all 6 Legendary Keepsakes in Hades.

Unlock All Legendary Keepsakes / Companions in Hades

In order to unlock Companions, you’ll need to keep on gifting Nectars to different characters until you see their Affinity Gauge in the Codex show a heart accompanied by a keyhole.

This denotes that you’ll need to complete a favor for them. After completing the favor, you’ll need to gift Ambrosia to the said character and acquire the companion.

Once unlocked, you’ll need to equip the companion by heading over to the display case in the courtyard. Do note that once a companion has been equipped, you won’t be able to change it mid-run or even remove it.

Companions can also be upgraded. To upgrade a companion, you’ll need some more Ambrosia. With enough Ambrosia in hand, you’ll need to head over to the display case from where you equip the companion and simply upgrade your desired companion. Upgrading a Legendary Keepsake will increase its maximum uses.

The following is a complete list of all the companions in Hades, summon abilities, and how to unlock them:

Companions / Legendary Keepsakes How to Unlock Effect Upgrade Cost
Battie Megaera When summoned, your companion will deal a total of 2,500 damage to all the enemies in front of it. It can’t be used against any of the Fury Sisters or the last boss. 10 Ambrosia
Mort Thanatos You’ll deal a maximum of 3,500 damage to all the foes in front of you. You won’t be able to use it against the final boss or during Thanatos’ encounters. 10 Ambrosia
Rib Skelly The summon will divert the attention of enemies away from you. You won’t be able to use it on Charon. 10 Ambrosia
Shady Sisyphus The summon will deal 1,000 damage and provide HP, Darkness, and Obol. 10 Ambrosia
Fidi Dusa This newly-added summon deals petrifying shots at enemies for 15 seconds, with each shot dealing 70 damage. You won’t be able to use it against the last boss. 10 Ambrosia
Antos Achilles This is another new summon in Hades that deals 1,500 damage to 2 enemies in front of it. Like the previous one, you won’t be able to use it against the final boss. 10 Ambrosia

This is how you can unlock all the Legendary Keepsakes in Hades. For more helpful tips and tricks, you can check out our detailed Hades wiki guides.