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Hades: How to Get & Use Diamonds

Hades was in early access development for nearly two years, and the 1.0 release is finally out and it’s available on PC and the Nintendo Switch. Unlike Supergiant’s previous works, though, Hades is an action roguelite game. It does still have a heavy focus on story elements, and you’ll be able to glean more of the world’s lore and story as you get through your runs. Here’s how to get and use Diamonds in Hades.

How to Get Diamonds in Hades

Diamonds are one of the rarer currencies available in Hades and they’re used for unlocking higher tier upgrades with the House Contractor NPC. However, unlike Gemstones, these are a lot harder to come by, and you won’t be able to just get them by clearing chambers during your runs.

Listed below are all the ways we’ve discovered so far for getting Diamonds in Hades:

  • Completing Prophecies on the Fated List of Minor Prophecies.
  • Can be purchased from Charon’s shop for 1,000 gold.
  • Can be obtained by clearing Asphodel for the first time.
  • Can be farmed from the Lernaean Bone Hydra boss in Asphodel with the Pact of Punishment on higher heat levels.
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The Pact of Punishment is an item unlocked later in the game, and allows you to increase the heat level of subsequent runs to make things harder. Each time you raise the level and beat the Bone Hydra in Asphodel, you’ll be rewarded with a Diamond, which is the best way to farm them.

How to Use Diamonds

As mentioned before, Diamonds can be used to unlock new house upgrades from the House Contractor. We’ve listed those available upgrades down below:

  • Contractor’s Desk, Deluxe
  • Pitch-Black Darkness
  • Fated Keys
  • Brilliant Gemstones
  • Vintage Nectar
  • Darker Thirst
  • Vanquisher’s Keep
  • Alternate Exits
  • Rod of Fishing
  • Administrative Privilege
  • Court Musician’s Sentence
  • Knave-King’s Sentence
  • Singer’s Gamble
  • Hero’s Sacrifice
  • Court Music Stand
  • Painting, Prince
  • Painting, Fury Sisters
  • Painting, God of the Dead
  • Bat Cage, All-Seeing
  • Shortcut, Great Hall
  • Prism-Sphere, Revolving
  • Prisim-Sphere, Revolting
  • Lyre, Splendid
  • Final Expense
  • Death and I
  • Wretched Shades
  • The Bloodless
  • The Painful Way
  • Mouth of Styx
  • Out of Tartarus
  • Scourge of the Furies
  • Primordial Chaos
  • Final Expense (Payback)
  • Through Asphodel
  • Good Riddance
  • River of Flame
  • The King and the Bull
  • The Exalted
  • From Olympus
  • Gates of Hell
  • Lament of Orpheus
  • Last Words
  • Hymn to Zagreus
  • God of the Dead

That’s all you need to know about how to get and use Diamonds in Hades. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game.

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