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Charon's Obol is one of several Artifact currencies that can be earned within the underworld. They can then be used in Charon's shop or at a Well of Charon to purchase various items. Unlike all other currencies, Zagreus will lose all of his Obols when he dies.
Obols can be received as a room clear reward, for defeating enemies in Encounters, and as a reward for opening Infernal Troves. Enemies spawned from the Infernal trove do not give Obols.
One can receive Obols from selling boons at a Pool of Purging.
With the Urns of Value upgrades from the House Contractor, special urns containing 5/10/15 can be found randomly in rooms.
From Sunken Treasure Boon provided by Poseidon.
The amount of Obols received from any of these sources can be increased by Chaos' Affluence blessing. (Alternatively, Chaos' "Pauper's" curse can prevent Obols from being awarded to Zagreus.)
From the Side Hustle Boon from Hermes. (Not boosted by Affluence)
Ocean's Bounty from Poseidon will only increase the Obols received from room clear reward (Obol room rewards and Gemstone rewards).
Investing Darkness in the Deep Pockets upgrade at the Mirror of Night allows Zagreus to begin a run with up to 100 . Alternatively, Golden Touch, the alternate talent of Deep Pockets, when upgraded, will allow Zagreus to obtain up to 15% of his current held as reward when he enters the Stairway Chambers after clearing the first 3 biomes.
The Chthonic Coin Purse can be equipped before or during a run to receive up to 150 depending on the level of the keepsake.
Price of Midas from the Well of Charon allows you to trade for .
Sisyphus will offer a choice between , , or .
Companion Shady drops 30 with each summon.