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Daedalus Hammer

A Daedalus Hammer is an Artifact that improves your weapon by upgrading its attacks. The Hammer's upgrades vary from weapon to weapon, with some being minor adjustments and others shifting the playstyle of the weapon entirely. It can appear in the first room of a run, as a room-clear reward, or more rarely can be purchased from Charon.

The Daedalus Hammer is a run-specific item and its effects are lost upon death. Hammer offerings cannot be re-rolled, and some upgrades may be mutually exclusive with others.

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'...The master artisan called Daedalus has never known a peer, so it is little accident that the Lord Hades hand-selected him from all the shades residing in the Underworld to do his bidding for eternity, and for a hallowed place within Elysium, somewhere. Having designed the interlocking chambers all through Tartarus, and even the floorplan of the Lord Hades' house, Daedalus since discarded his own tools so that now others may make careful changes fitting of a genius such as he.'

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Only two Hammers can be acquired during any given run, and their effects will stack, although buying an Anvil of Fates from Charon in the Temple of Styx can allow the player to have three Hammers effects at once. Only one hammer can be found in Tartarus or Asphodel, with the second almost always appearing in Elysium. If fewer than two hammers have been acquired upon entering the Temple of Styx, it is possible for one to be found there. Although up to two Hammers will always be offered, it is not guaranteed they will be offered again, should Zagreus choose to not take it.

More information on how the hammer alters the weapons can be found on their respective pages:

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