Wretched Broker

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The Wretched Broker in his trading post.

The Wretched Broker is an NPC in the House of Hades's lounge area who offers repeatable trades for a number of collectable resources from Zagreus. The broker also offers a limited deal following each run. Each limited deal may only be traded once, and allows trading Darkness in addition to other rewards.

Repeatable Trades[edit | edit source]

item description price price (gemstone equivalent)
Chthonic Key Chthonic Key For unlocking Infernal Arms and Mirror of Night upgrades. 10 Gemstone Gemstones 10 Gemstone
Nectar Nectar For gifting to friends, or to trade. 5 Chthonic Key Chthonic Keys 50 Gemstone
Diamond Diamond For pricier House Contractor renovations, or for trade. 10 Nectar Nectar 500 Gemstone
Ambrosia Ambrosia For gifting to close friends, improving special items, or trade. 2 Diamond Diamonds 1000 Gemstone
Titan Blood Titan Blood For unlocking new aspects of infernal Arms, once worthy. 1 Ambrosia Ambrosia 1000 Gemstone

Repeatable trades only let you convert materials in the sequence Gemstones → Chthonic Keys → Nectar → Diamonds → Ambrosia → Titan Blood. They do not let you reverse this sequence or make trades involving darkness.

Limited Time Offers[edit | edit source]

item offer price
1 Nectar Nectar 10 Gemstone Gemstones
1 Titan Blood Titan Blood 15 Chthonic Key Chthonic Keys
1 Ambrosia Ambrosia 10 Nectar Nectar
1 Diamond Diamond 100 Gemstone Gemstones
20 Gemstone Gemstones 2 Chthonic Key Chthonic Keys
200 Gemstone Gemstones 1 Titan Blood Titan Blood
1 Ambrosia Ambrosia 2 Titan Blood Titan Blood
1 Diamond Diamond 1 Titan Blood Titan Blood
50 Darkness Darkness 1 Nectar Nectar
500 Darkness Darkness 1 Ambrosia Ambrosia
3 Chthonic Key Chthonic Keys 25 Darkness Darkness
50 Gemstone Gemstones 300 Darkness Darkness

Analysis of Limited Time Offers[edit | edit source]

There are three types of limited time offers available at the broker: indirect trades that give a better rate of exchange compared to what you can get with repeatable trades, trades that let you reverse the conversion sequence in repeatable trades, and trades involving darkness.

Values from the Item and Offer Price columns are what appear in-game (eg. 1 Nectar for 10 Gemstones).

Indirect trades[edit | edit source]

item offer price repeatable price savings
1 Nectar Nectar 10 Gemstone Gemstones 50 Gemstone Gemstones 80%
1 Titan Blood Titan Blood 15 Chthonic Key Chthonic Keys 100 Chthonic Key Chthonic Keys 85%
1 Ambrosia Ambrosia 10 Nectar Nectar 20 Nectar Nectar 50%
1 Diamond Diamond 100 Gemstone Gemstones 500 Gemstone Gemstones 80%

These trades convert resources in the same direction as the repeatable sequence Gemstones → Chthonic Keys → Nectar → Diamonds → Ambrosia → Titan Blood, but skipping steps and at a better rate. The Repeatable Price column shows how much you would pay if you used Repeatable Trades to obtain an item instead of the Limited Time Offer. The Savings column shows the percentage savings that the Offer Price represents, compared with the Repeatable Price.

Reverse trades[edit | edit source]

item offer price efficiency
20 Gemstone Gemstones 2 Chthonic Key Chthonic Keys 100%
200 Gemstone Gemstones 1 Titan Blood Titan Blood 20%
1 Ambrosia Ambrosia 2 Titan Blood Titan Blood 50%
1 Diamond Diamond 1 Titan Blood Titan Blood 50%

These trades convert resources in the opposite direction as the repeatable sequence Gemstones → Chthonic Keys → Nectar → Diamonds → Ambrosia → Titan Blood. The "efficiency" of such a trade is how much of the original resource you can get back using repeatable trades. Though the 1 Titan Blood → 200 Gemstones trade has the worst efficiency compared to repeatable trades, it can actually be used with the 15 Chthonic Keys for 1 Titan Blood indirect trade to get back more than you started with: 1 Titan Blood → 200 Gemstones → 20 Chthonic Keys → 1 Titan Blood + 5 Chthonic Keys. You can also use the alternate sequence 1 Titan Blood → 200 Gemstones → 20 Nectar → 2 Ambrosia → 2 Titan Blood, but this involves 22 separate indirect trades and would take many runs to accomplish.

Darkness trades[edit | edit source]

item offer price gemstone equivalent Gem:Darkness ratio
50 Darkness Darkness 1 Nectar Nectar 50 Gemstone Gemstones 1:1
500 Darkness Darkness 1 Ambrosia Ambrosia 1000 Gemstone Gemstones 2:1
3 Chthonic Key Chthonic Keys 25 Darkness Darkness 30 Gemstone Gemstones 6:5
50 Gemstone Gemstones 300 Darkness Darkness 1:6

The 3 other currencies (Nectar, Ambrosia, and Chthonic Keys) are converted to Gemstone equivalents via Repeatable Trades. For the first two rows you can think of this as letting you buy darkness with gemstones (indirectly using repeatable trades). For the last two rows, you can think of this as letting you use darkness instead of gemstones to buy items.


Extra: The Wretched Broker will smile at you if you look at the Employee of the Month.