How to Get Animal Familiars in Hades 2 – All Familiars and Their Bonuses

Hades 2 Melinoe next to a Frog

What’s a witch without a Familiar? Keep reading to learn how to get Animal Familiars in Hades 2.

In Hades 2, you play as Melinoë, a witch and the Princess of the Underworld. Guided by Hecate, she’s on a quest to defeat Chronos, the Titan of Time, and save her family. To do so, she relies on a slew of magical abilities. And, to complement her witchy style, she can also find Animal Familiars. So, let’s see how to get those Animal Familiars in Hades 2.

Hades 2: How to Get Animal Familiars

Unfortunately, you have to spend some time in Hades 2 before you get the chance to befriend some cute Animals. There are a couple of steps that you must take in order to have the ability to befriend Animals and turn them into Familiars.

Hades 2 image of the Erebus location entrance
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  • First, you must perform the “Woodsy LifespringIncantation (you need three Silver and one Moly), which will create a Hidden Glade in Erebus.
  • Enter the Glade and interact with the Cat in there.
  • After a couple of interactions, Melinoë will wonder if the cat is hungry, and that is your cue to look for Hecate.
  • After finishing a couple of boss battles with Hecate, she will mention Animal Familiars. When you win the fight, you will be given a new Incantation, “Faith of Familiar Spirits”.
  • Go back to your Cauldron and perform the new Incantation. You need two Nectar and one Lotus for “Faith of Familiar Spirits”. As a result, you will get one Witch’s Delight, a treat used to turn trusted beasts into Animal Familiars.
  • Find a “beast” of your choice and give her these treats, and that will turn it into your Familiar.

All Animal Familiars in Hades 2

Hades 2 is still in Early Access, so you only have two options when it comes to Animal Familiars. You can either turn Frinos the Frog or Toula the Cat into your Familiars. You can find Frinos at the Crossroads, as usual, and Toula is located at the Rift of Thessaly. They each offer some neat bonuses.

Frinos the Frog

  • Bonus Max Life: +10.
  • Can block enemy shots to protect Melinoë.
  • Grants additional uses of Tablet of Peace.
Hades 2 Melinoe interacting with the frog
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Toula the Cat

  • Bonus Death Defiance: +1 (resurrects Melinoë and restores some health).
  • Sprinting near Toula will cause her to occasionally attack the nearest foe for 99 damage.
  • Grants additional uses of Rod of Fishing.

Down the line, you will get the opportunity to create more Witch’s Delights. When you give additional Withce’s Delights to your animal companions, the option to upgrade their abilities will appear.


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