How to get all resources in Hades 2, including Bronze & Shadow

How to get all resources in Hades 2, including Bronze & Shadow
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Written by 

Harry Boulton

Last updated 

9th May 2024 16:53

Your ability to get as many resources as possible will truly define the success of your Hades 2 playthrough, as items like Bronze and Shadow not only give you access to new tools but also unlock vital new areas.

While Melinoë gains plenty of power throughout each in-game playthrough, you'll need to rack up plenty of resources in order to gain new Incantations, unlock more Arcana Cards, and access all of the weapons in the game.


This guide is a work in progress and we are still updating it with new information as we learn more.

All resources & how to get them

Here are all of the resources that I've found in Hades 2 so far, and what you need to do in order to get them in-game:


Item How to Get
Bones Encounter reward / Wretched Broker / Grave Thirst
Ashes Encounter reward / Wretched Broker
Psyche Encounter reward / Wretched Broker / Tablet of Peace
Fate Fabric Wretched Broker / Arachne
Silver Crescent Pick (Erebus)
Limestone Crescent Pick (Oceanus)
Glassrock Crescent Pick (Mourning Fields) 
Marble Crescent Pick (Tartarus) 
Bronze Crescent Pick (Surface, near City of Ephyra)
Iron Crescent Pick (Rift of Thessaly)
Plasma Crescent Pick (Chaos) 
Cinder Vanquishing Hecate (Erebus) 
Pearl Vanquishing Scylla and the Sirens (Oceanus) 
Tears Vanquishing Cerberus (Mourning Fields) 
Wool Vanquishing Polyphemus (Surface, City of Ephyra)
Darkness Gathering (Chaos)
Shadow Alchemy (Cauldron) 
Moon Dust Alchemy (Cauldron), Wretched Broker
Star Dust Chaos Trials
Nightmare Beat bosses using the Oath of the Unseen
Rubbish Cleaning up after Eris (Crossroads)


Item How to Get
Moly Gathering (Erebus)
Nightshade Grown from seeds 
Nightshade Seeds Silver Spade (Erebus) 
Deathcap Gathering (Erebus, or anywhere with rainfall) 
Mystery Seeds Silver Spade (all Regions) 
Lotus Gathering (Oceanus) 
Cattail Grown from seeds 
Cattail Seeds Silver Spade (Oceanus) 
Myrtle Gathering (Mourning Fields)
Shaderot Gathering (Tartartus)
Moss Gathering (Surface, near City of Ephyra) 
Garlic Grown from seeds 
Garlic Cloves Silver Space (Surface, near City of Ephyra) 
Driftwood Gathering (Rift of Thessaly)
Thalamus Grown from Origin seeds
Origin Seeds Silver Spade (Chaos)

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Item How to Get
Nectar Encounter reward / Wretched Broker
Bath Salts Wretched Broker, Silver Spade (all Regions)
Ambrosia Wretched Broker
Witch's Delight Alchemy (Cauldron)
Obol Points Earned every time you spend 1,000G at Charon 


Item How to Get
Moper Fishing (Erebus)
Chiton Fishing (Oceanus)
Soby Fishing (Mourning Fields)
Mati Fishing (Chaos)

Some of these are obviously a lot harder to get than others - so definitely watch out for any resources that only appear in later areas, or require specific actions to obtain.

How to keep track of items

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It can sometimes be tricky to know how many of an item you have in Hades 2, but you can thankfully either open the Inventory by pressing the 'I' key at any point or check the number next to the purple pouch if you're on a recipe.

Both of these methods will give you the specific number of the item you're looking at, or the item that the recipe requires, which is incredibly handy if you're cooking up an Incantation or looking to activate an Arcana Card.

Image of the purple pouch indicator in Hades 2
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Furthermore, unlocking the 'Forget-Me-Not' Incantation allows you to save specific incomplete recipes, allowing you to check back on them to see your progress. This is helpful for things with large requirements, or recipes with an item that you don't know how to get, as it serves as a constant reminder.

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Harry Boulton
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Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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