Hadern, the Deliverer

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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.


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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.


Accretion of Resolve

1,100 8 Hadern is able to enhance one of his other abilities.

Accretion of Endurance

1,000 6 Hadern gains a Deflect stack upon parrying an enemy. Stacks are lost upon being separated from your shell.

Accretion of Ascent

1,100 8 Hadern is able to recollect one of Harros's abilities.

Accretion of Inheritance

2,500 15 Hadern is able to recollect one of Solomon's abilities.

Accretion of Yearning

500 2 Hadern is able to recollect one of Eredrim's abilities.

Accretion of Foresight

500 2 Hadern is able to recollect one of Tiel's abilities.

Accretion of Dominance

3,000 20 Hadern gains a Riposte stack upon riposting an enemy. Stacks are lost upon getting damaged.

Recollection of Knowledge

2,500 15 Hadern can Harden in the air.

Recollection of Strength

1,000 6 Hadern can either kick or throw knives

Recollection of Death

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.




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    • Accretion of Dominance:

      Purchasing this Ability then requires you to select from a menu of options to choose what the stacks increase the power of.
      1 - Healing
      2 - Inflamed Riposte
      3 - Crystalline Riposte
      4 - Knotted Riposte
      This requires additional Tar/Glimpses.
      These can be changed later.

      • To clarify the Recollection Abilities (Ascent, Inheritance, Yearning, Foresight):

        You need to have obtained the Shell and learned its name.
        You do not need to purchase the Ability on the other Shell.
        You do need to purchase the Ability here at 50% of the Tar/Glimpse cost.
        The selected Ability can be changed later.

        • Accretion of Resolve is misleading.
          The Abilities to enhance are not on this wheel, but a separate list to choose from.
          1 - Consume only 1 Resolve for First Weapon Ability.
          2 - Consume only 1 Resolve for Second Weapon Ability.
          3 - Unlock Improved Parry (longer parry window without Resolve).
          4 - Unlock Improved Empowered Parry (longer parry window with Resolve).

          • There're absolutely no in depth explanations!
            It's what we can read by ourselves, because you put only the game text in it.
            No explanation about the different abilities and what EXACTLY they do..

            I said it in a few comments now:
            I'm a bit disappointed few.. :(
            You're my favourites in terms of informations, lore, boss strategies, in depth weapon explanation, build guides etc etc..

            BUT HERE?!
            You just copy and pasted what we already can read in the game.. sad..
            I hope you'll fix this.
            You can hire me and I make the mortal shell fexwiki, like it should be.
            That's a work from about a week - TOTAL - with every single detail, every explanation and in depth guides about weapons shells what to upgrade first and of course boss tutorials..
            Really mates buckle up!! ;)

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