Hades II: How To Increase Max Health

More Health, Less Problems.

By nine_toes, Posted 29 May 2024

Hades II is an unforgiving game, requiring fast reflexes to dodge or deflect incoming attacks from enemies. With little healing options between locations, there is little to no room for mistakes. You can however increase that margin by raising your Max Health, so you can tank a few more hits and gain the edge in battle. Here’s how you can do it!

Increase Max Health Permanently

Unlock Arcana: The Titan

Hades 2 Max Health Guide The Titan

You can unlock the Alter of Ashes at the cauldron which lets you unlock several arcana cards that buff your runs when you activate them by consuming grasp.

Once you have unlocked the arcana before it, you can spend 7 Ashes to acquire The Titan arcana. This permanently increases your Max Health and Magick by 20 for 2 Grasp. Its effect can be further increased by upgrading. You can do this after you have performed the Consecration of Ashes Incantation.

Increase Max Health During Runs

Unlock Arcana: The Centaur

Hades 2 Max Health Guide The Centaur

With 25 Ashes and 1 Cinder, you can unlock The Centaur arcana. With this, you can increase your Max Health and Magick by 3 for every 5 locations you go through for 4 Grasp. Once again, this effect can be increased by upgrading it. For the Awakening effect to take place, you must have cards of grasp 1 through 5 activated.

Acquire Centaur Hearts

You gain Centaur Hearts from clearing Encounters in Erebus and beyond or you can buy them from Charon. Your health bar increases by 25 HP whenever you consume a Centaur Heart. Your health bar will return to its base amount after you die, but this effect will stay active and stack until then.

Use Armor

While using armor leaves your Max Health unaffected, it acts as an extra health bar before your Max Health begins to deplete as you take damage. You can acquire armor by selecting a dress from Arachne or by purchasing it from Charon.


Also, check out my Hades II Review and other guides below:

Hades II: How To Increase Max Magick
Hades II: How to Increase Grasp
Hades II: Learning How Armor Works
Hades II: What is Magick, How to Use it and More!
Hades II: All Weapons Build Guide For Beginners

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General Information

Hades II


Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Supergiant Games
Developer(s): Supergiant Games
Genres: Action, Adventure
Themes: Roguelike, Role-Playing
Release Date: 2024-05-06

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