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Hades Keepsakes Guide: Who to give Nectar to in Hades

Some of the best choices to give Nectar to in Hades are Cerberus, Skelly, and Nyx.

Nectar is one of the rarest currency in Hades that stays with you even in death. Yes, you read that right! Nector can be gifted to any character you want in Hades but selecting the perfect recipient is a daunting task.

Unlike coins and Boons, Nectar is placed in Zagreus’ inventory. Whoever you gift Nector to will give you a Keepsake in return, which is an essential item that you can take along with you on your escape attempts, granting you a passive bonus. For the unversed, Keepsake provides unique bonuses throughout a run.

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It is to be noted that you don’t get a Keepsake every time you give Nector to any character.  However, there are some characters which will surely provide Keeepsake upon receiving their first Nectar.

Who to Give Nectar to in Hades

Some of the best choices to give Nectar to in Hades are Cerberus, Skelly, and Nyx. Upon receiving their first Nectar, they will provide Keepsake, that will help you get much further on your runs than earlier. The Keepsake you will receive from Cerberus is called the Old Spiked Collar and it will grant you +25 to your starting health.

The Keepsake you will get from Skelly is called the Lucky Tooth, allowing you to defy death and revive with 50 health, upon dying once per run. The Nyx’s Keepsake is called the Black Shawl and it will help you to enhance the damage you inflict to undamaged enemies and the damage you cause from the behind.

The only condition you will receive Keepsake from characters is when you fill-up the heart with a bow on it, which is usually the first heart for most of the characters.

Hades: List Of All Keepsakes

  • Adamant Arrowhead (Artemis): The next Boon you get will be from Artemis. Her blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
  • Black Shawl (Nyx):  Deal 10/15/20% damage striking undamaged foes; also striking foes from behind.
  • Blood-Filled Vial (Ares): The next Boon you find will be from Ares. His blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
  • Bone Hourglass (Charon): Items from the Well of Charon have durations increased by +4/6/8 Encounters.
  • Broken Spearpoint (Patroclus): After taking damage, become invulnerable for 0.5/1/1.5 sec. Refreshes after 7 Sec.
  • Chthonic Coin Purse (Hypnos):  Receive 100/125/150 Obols to spend as you please (once per escape attempt).
  • Conch Shell (Poseidon): The next Boon you find will be from Poseidon. His blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
  • Cosmic Egg (Chaos): Enter Blood Gates without losing Health. Blessings from Chaos have +20/30/40% chance to be Rare or better.
  • Distant Memory (Orpheus): Deal up to 10/20/30% more damage to distant foes.
  • Eternal Rose (Aphrodite): The next Boon you find will be from Aphrodite. Her blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
  • Evergreen Acorn (Eurydice): When confronting Underworld Bosses, take no damage the first 3/4/5 times they hit you.
  • Frostbitten Horn (Demeter): The next Boon you find will be from Demeter. Her blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
  • Harpy Feather Duster (Dusa): Broken urns have a 2/3/4% chance to contain healing items.
  • Lambent Plume (Hermes): Gain +1.0/1.1/1.2% Dodge chance and move speed for each Encounter you clear quickly.
  • Lucky Tooth (Skelly):  When you take lethal damage, miraculously survive with 50/75/100 Health (once per escape attempt).
  • Myrmidon Bracer (Achilles): Take 20/25/30% less damage from the front, but 10% more from the back.
  • Old Spiked Collar (Cerberus):  Gain +25/38/50 Health.
  • Overflowing Cup (Dionysus): The next Boon you find will be from Dionysus. His blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
  • Owl Pendant (Athena): The next Boon you find will be from Athena. Her blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
  • Pierced Butterfly (Thanatos): Gain +1/1.5/2% damage for each Encounter you clear without taking damage.
  • Shattered Shackle (Sisyphus): Your Attack, Special, and Cast each deal +40/60/80% damage while not empowered by a Boon.
  • Skull Earring (Megaera): Deal 20/30/40% more damage while at 30% Health or below.
  • Thunder Signet (Zeus):  The next Boon you find will be from Zeus. His blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.

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