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Darkness is one of several Artifact currencies that can be found within the Underworld. It is primarily used to improve Zagreus' power at the Mirror of Night.

'...Born of Chaos, the Underworld is a domain of pure and utter darkness. Sometimes, this dark essence becomes manifest through all the raging of the dead, and all the strife that can unfold beneath the earth. And, there are those born of this realm who can absorb that essence, gaining oneness with the Underworld, growing stronger all the while. That darkness, having taken root within, connects the bearer to the Underworld, makes them inseparable. Almost one and the same. Those born of darkness must remain in darkness; this is one of the Underworld's indelible laws.'

Obtaining Darkness[edit | edit source]

  • The Well of Charon sometimes sells the Tinge of Erebus.png Tinge of Erebus (grants 12-26Darkness).
  • Selecting a weapon with the Dark Thirst or Darker Thirst buff will increase the amount of Darkness gained in a run by 20%.
  • Poseidon's boon Ocean's Bounty increases the amount of Darkness gained from all sources by 50-65%.
  • Poseidon's boon Sunken Treasure drops 50-220 Darkness.
  • With the Pitch-Black Darkness upgrade from the House Contractor, Darkness will also give +5Health when collected from a room reward.

Using Darkness[edit | edit source]

Darkness is used for: