Hadern, the Deliverer is a Shell in The Virtuous Cycle DLC for Mortal Shell. Hadern can be found on the second floor of Fallgrim Tower after collecting all four weapons. Each Shell has 10 Abilities and its own unique mechanics.
You can visit Hadern for the Boss variation.
I found the seedlings wriggling in the earth. In my palm, they writhed helplessly. Their hide mottled and dried like dead leaves before falling away. These creatures grew soft and flesh-like, wrinkled like my own hands. They blossomed into something strange yet familiar.
Hadern, the deliverer Build
Hadern, the Deliverer Description
- This Shell is only available through the The Virtuous Cycle DLC.
- Hadern is unique in that he can acquire and activate any one ability from each of the four other Shells after unlocking the respective Accretion abilities. This allows for a deeper level of customization and flexibility with builds. However, activating a skill incurs an additional cost of Tar and Glimpses, on top of unlocking the respective Accretion ability. As such, Hadern is currently the most expensive Shell to invest resources in.
- This additional cost of Tar and Glimpses must be paid again if you later change the skill and want to change back.
Hadern, the Deliverer Stats
Where to find Hadern, the Deliverer
- Hadern can be found on the second floor of Fallgrim Tower after collecting the Smoldering Mace, Martyr Blade, and the Hammer and Chisel weapons. You can then talk to him and will then be prompted to "One Last Glimpse" which will be a final battle with Hadern himself using his weapon, the Axatana. Defeat this two-stage boss battle to unlock his shell for the Foundling to use.
Hadern, the Deliverer Abilities
The following is a list of Hadern's abilities. Note that for abilities that 'recollect' abilities from other Shells, you will be able to choose from one of 6 abilities to activate. These can be changed at any time but will incur their Tar and Glimpse costs with each change.
|1,100||8||Hadern is able to enhance one of his other abilities.|
|1,000||6||Hadern gains a Deflect stack upon parrying an enemy. Stacks are lost upon being separated from your shell.|
|1,100||8||Hadern is able to recollect one of Harros's abilities.|
|2,500||15||Hadern is able to recollect one of Solomon's abilities.|
|500||2||Hadern is able to recollect one of Eredrim's abilities.|
|500||2||Hadern is able to recollect one of Tiel's abilities.|
|3,000||20||Hadern gains a Riposte stack upon riposting an enemy. Stacks are lost upon getting damaged.|
|2,500||15||Hadern can Harden in the air.|
|1,000||6||Hadern can either kick or throw knives|
|4,000||25||Hadern gains an ability upon defeating enough foes.|
Hadern, the Deliverer Notes and Tips
- You do not need to fully upgrade the four weapons to unlock him. Only the base weapons are needed to be able to talk and fight Hadern
- After defeating Hadern, be sure to talk to him to unlock his weapon; the Axatana.
- He also becomes a merchant, selling his Effigy, the Wanderer's Cowl and the Clockwork Lute
- Hadern is very versatile as he can unlock abilities from the other shells and make his Parries even more powerful and buff-inducing. That said, be sure to save Glimpses up for the right ones you want to unlock .
- Hadern is able to access Sester Genessa's store by pressing "Q" or Triangle (PS4).
- When choosing a skill with Hadern from another shell, the Tar and Glimpse requirement is halved, so keep that in mind. If you decide later to change skill, the previously unlocked skill must be repurchased if you wish to change back.
- You must have acquired the corresponding shell and discovered its name before the Hadern shell can unlock skills from it.
- Dialogue from the Twin Sister in The Virtuous Cycle DLC states that he and Solomon worked together for a time, but that their goals eventually diverged and Hadern "betrayed" him and took the other seedlings. It is implied that Hadern is the "thief" who rummages about the tower and attempts to remove her mask while you are away in the Reverie. There is a hidden trophy for returning a Seed to her while in the Hadern shell (the cycle itself does not need to have been completed as Hadern) called "Change of Heart".
- Twin Sister's final lore dialogue has her speculate that a part of Hadern is inside the Foundling and that's why he is "so human" and "alike him", unlike her (who she believes Hadern only pities) or The Old Prisoner.