This page of the guide to Hades features a detailed description of the Eternal Spear. We explain what are the requirements for unlocking the Spear, what types of attacks the Eternal Spear has, and what are the recommended fighting tactics when using the Spear.
The Eternal Spear is a universal weapon which works well both for long-distance and close-combat. It is associated with the god Hades. You can buy this weapon for 4 Chthonic keys. You can buy it in the last room of the House of Hades and the spear should become available after your first death in the game.
The Eternal Spear is a long melee weapon which can be successfully used for attacking opponents from greater distances.
This weapon's great advantage is that you don't have to approach the attacked enemies too much and risk taking additional damage in close-combat. The spear has the greatest range of all melee weapons. Moreover, you can find upgrades in the game world that improve the spear's attack range even more.
The standard spear attack has two main functions - you can make a single thrust with this weapon or hold the button and start a Spin Attack. I's a good solution if you're surrounded with a group of enemies whom you'll want to take out in a single attack.
Throwing the spear is also very useful and interesting (special attack button), because this way, you can reach enemies who are even further away. Here, it's worth paying attention to a great feature of this weapon - you have to summon the thrown spear back to you by pressing the button again. This is very important, because the spear can backstab the enemies on its way back to you and cause them more damage. Use this action to get rid of enemies more easily, especially those who hide behind shields.
You can also combine normal spear attacks with dashes to immediately perform a normal spear attack after using a dash.
In our opinion, the Eternal Spear is the best weapon for learning the game and completing it for the first time. It allows you to take out enemies at long distance and avoid unnecessary risk of taking damage at the same time. Throwing the spear makes it even more useful.