All Boons in Hades

How to get unique boons and duo boons

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One of the first things you learn in Hades is that Boons are unique effects that can make or break you. Boons can increase your damage and your chances of survival while also granting you unique abilities. The customization that comes from boons can drastically change the way you play the game. Each God has a different type of boon effect and which God shows up in your run can completely change your strategy.

Luckily, it is possible to exert a little influence over which boons you get by using Keepsakes. Even with Keepsakes though, chances are you will be forced to adapt your strategy on the fly to account for which Gods show up in the Underworld. Knowing the basics of what boons each God offers can help you plan ahead for the inevitable changes to your strategy. Here is a complete list of all the boons currently available in the game.

There are also Duo Boons available in the game that combine the powers of two different Gods. Duo Boons usually require at least one from each God involved. We have included what prerequisites are needed for each boon and duo boon in the lists below.

Aphrodite

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The Goddess of Love grants boons that are good for boosting your own damage while mitigating enemy attacks. Her boons inflict the Weak Status Curse which decreases the amount of damage enemies do when they are afflicted with it. Some of Aphrodite’s boons can also inflict Charm which will cause enemies to turn on other enemies. Weak is particularly useful against tougher enemies that appear later in the game. Her boons stack perfectly with Athena’s boons and AoE builds.

BoonsDescriptionPrerequisites
Heartbreak StrikeYour Attack deals more damage and can inflict Weaknone
Heartbreak FlourishYour Special deals more damage and can inflict Weaknone
Crush ShotCast is changed into a short-range blast with a wide arc that can inflict Weaknone
Passion DashDash inflicts damage and Weak at your end pointnone
Aphrodite’s AidCall fires a seeking projectile that inflicts Charm
Dying LamentEnemies damage other nearby foes when slain and can inflict Weaknone
Wave of DespairYou inflict Weak on nearby enemies after taking damagenone
Different LeagueIncreased damage resistancenone
Life AffirmationAny chamber rewards that restore health restore even morenone
Empty InsideWeak has a longer durationPassion Dash, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Strike, or Heartbreak Flourish
Sweet SurrenderEnemies with Weak have a lower damage resistancePassion Dash, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, or Passion Flare
Broken ResolveWeak is more potentCrush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, or Passion Dash
Blown KissCast has a longer range and does more damage to undamaged enemiesCrush Shot
Unhealthy FixationWeak can also Charm enemiesPassion Dash, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, or Passion Flare and
Empty Inside, Sweet Surrender or Broken Resolve
Duo BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Curse of LongingDoom effects continuously strike enemies afflicted with WeakAphrodite: Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Ares: Curse of Agony or Curse of Pain
Heart RendCritical attacks deal even more damage to enemies with WeakAphrodite: Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Artemis: Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter’s Flare, or True Shot
Parting ShotCast gains and Backstab bonuses you haveAphrodite: Aphrodite’s Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Athena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, Phalanx Flare, or Phalanx Shot
Cold EmbraceCast crystals fire their beam directly at you and do increased damageAphrodite: Aphrodite’s Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, or Passion Dash
Demeter: Crystal Beam
Low ToleranceHangover stacks more times with WeakAphrodite: Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Dionysus: Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Sweet NectarPoms of Power are more effectiveAphrodite: Aphrodite’s Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Poseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Smoldering AirThe God Gauge will automatically charge up to 25%Aphrodite: Aphrodite’s Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid

Ares

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The violent Ares gives boons that increase damage and do damage over time. His boons can also create damaging Blade Rifts and inflict the Doom Status Curse. Blade Rifts are pockets of rapidly spinning blades that will damage any enemies that are inside of them. Doom causes enemies to take a high amount of damage after being inflicted.

BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Curse of AgonyAttacks inflict Doom on EnemiesNone
Curse of PainSpecial inflicts Doom on enemiesNone
Slicing ShotCast creates a Blade Rift that slowly moves ahead of youNone
Blade DashDashing creates a Blade RiftNone
Ares’ AidCal turns you into an invulnerable Blade Rift while it is activatedNone
Curse of VengeanceInflict Doom on nearby enemies after you take damageNone
Urge to KillAttack and Cast deal more damageNone
Battle RageAfter defeating and enemy your next Attack or Specail will deal more damageNone
Blood FrenzyDeal more damage in a chamber after you use Death DefianceNone
Black MetalBlade Rift has a larger Area of EffectAres’ Aid, Blade Dash, Slicing Flare, or Slicing Shot
Engulfing VortexBlade Rift lasts longer and pulls in enemiesAres’ Aid, Blade Dash, Slicing Flare, or Slicing Shot
Dire MisfortuneDoom deals more damage when stackedCurse of Agony or Curse of Pain
Impending DoomDoom deals more damage after half a secondCurse of Agony, Curse of Pain, or Curse of Vengeance
Civious CycleBlade Rift deals more damage with each consecutive hitBlack Metal or Engulfing Vortex
Duo BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Curse of LongingDoom effects continuously strike enemies inflicted with WeakAres: Curse of Agony or Curse of Pain
Aphrodite: Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Hunting BladesCast creates a quick Blade Rift that will seek the nearest enemyAres: Slicing Flare or Slicing Shot
Artemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, or Hunter Dash
Merciful EndAttacks that Deflect activate Doom effectsAres: Curse of Agony or Curse of Pain
Athena: Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, or Divine Strike
Freezing VortexBlade Rifts from Cast inflict Chill but moves slower and has a smaller radiusAres: Slicing Flare or Slicing Shot
Demeter: Crystal Beam, Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Curse of NauseaHangover deals damage fasterAres: Ares’ Aid, Blade Dash, Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, Slicing Flare, or Slicing Shot
Dionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Curse of DrowningCast becomes a pulse that deals damage to enemies around youAres: Ares’ Aid, Blade Dash, Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain
Poseidon: Flood Shot
Vengeful MoodRevenge attacks will sometimes occur without taking damageAres: Ares’ Aid, Blade Dash, Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, Slicing Flare, or Slicing Shot
Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Revenge boon: Curse of Vengeance, Frozen Touch, Heaven’s Vengeance, Holy Shield, or Wave of Despair

Artemis

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The reserved Goddess of the Hunt grants boons that improve Cast and can deal Critical damage. Artemis’ boons can also inflict the Marked Curse which increases critical hit chances on the afflicted enemy. Artemis boons are geared mainly towards ranged playstyles but work very well in any damage build.

BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Deadly StrikeAttack is stronger and has a chance to deal Critical damagenone
Deadly FlourishSpecial does more damage and has a chance to deal Critical damagenone
True ShotCast seeks enemies and has a chance to deal Critical damagenone
Hunter DashDash Attack does more damagenone
Artemis’ AidCall fires a seeking arrow that can do Critical damagenone
Pressure PointsAny damage you deal can do Critical damagenone
Exit WoundsEnemies take damage when a Bloodstone is dislodged from themCrush Shot, Electric Shot, Flood Shot, Phalanx Shot, or True Shot
Hide BreakerCritical does even more damage to ArmorArtemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Pressure Points, or True Shot
Clean KillCritical attacks do even more damageArtemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Pressure Points, or True Shot
Hunter InstinctThe God Gauge charges a little faster when you deal Critical damageDeadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Pressure Points, or True Shot
Hunter’s MarkAn enemy is Marked after you do Critical damage to an enemy near itArtemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Pressure Points, or True Shot
Support FireA seeking arrow is fired after you use an Attack, Cast, or SpecialArtemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter Dash, Hunter’s Flare, Pressure Points, or True Shot
Fully LoadedAdds extra Bloodstones to your Cast ammoRequires two of the following: Exit Wounds, Hunter’s Mark, or Support Fire
Duo BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Heart RendCritical attacks do even more damage against enemies with WeakArtemis: Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter’s Flare, or True Shot
Aphrodite: Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Hunting BladesCast creates a Blade Rift that is faster and seeks out enemiesArtemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, or Hunter Dash
Ares: Slicing Flare or Slicing Shot
Deadly ReversalBriefly gain a higher Critical chance after a successful DeflectArtemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter Dash, Hunter’s Flare, or True Shot
Athena: Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, or Divine Strike
Crystal ClarityCast does more damage and tracks enemies more effectivelyArtemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, or Hunter Dash
Demeter: Crystal Beam
Splitting HeadacheEnemies with Hangover are more likely to take Critical damageArtemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, or True Shot
Dionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Mirage ShotCast fires a second projectile with reduced damageArtemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter’s Flare, or True Shot
Poseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Lightning RodBloodstones that have been dropped will strike nearby enemies with lightning every 1.5 secondsArtemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter Dash, Hunter’s Flare, or True Shot
Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid

Athena

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Athena is the only Goddess that offers protective boons rather than offensive or supportive. Athena’s boons grant the Deflect ability and grant you more defensive options. Her boons can also inflict Exposed which increases the amount of damage enemies take from behind. When used well, Athena’s boons can drastically increase your chances of survival and fit well into almost any build.

BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Divine StrikeAttacks do more damage and can Deflect incoming attacksnone
Divine FlourishSpecial attacks do more damage and can Deflect incoming attacksnone
Phalanx ShotCast can Deflect attacks and get a small damage radiusnone
Divine DashDash has increased damage and can Deflect incoming attacksnone
Athena’s AidCall makes you invulnerable and Deflects all attacks while activenone
Holy ShieldWhen you take a hit you damage nearby enemies and briefly Deflectnone
Bronze SkinIncreased damage resistancenone
Sure FootingIncreased resistance to Trap damagenone
Proud BearingGod Gauge is partially filled at the start of each chamberAny God’s Aid boon
Blinding FlashDeflect also causes enemies to be Exposed for a short timeDivine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, Phalanx Flare, or Phalanx Shot
Brilliant RiposteDeflected attacks deal more damageDivine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, or Holy Shield
Deathless StandYou are invulnerable for longer after using a Death Defiance and replenish one when this boon is chosenDivine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, or Phalanx Shot
Last StandDeath Defiance restores more health and one charge is replenished when this boon is chosenDivine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, or Phalanx Shot
Divine ProtectionYou can temporarily gain a barrier that blocks incoming damageBrilliant Riposte
Duo BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Parting ShotCast gains any Backstab bonuses you haveAthena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, Phalanx Flare, or Phalanx Shot
Aphrodite: Aphrodite’s Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Merciful EndAttack that can Deflect also activate Doom effectsAthena: Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, or Divine Strike
Ares: Curse of Agony or Curse of Pain
Deadly ReversalIncreased Critical chance after you successfully DeflectAthena: Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, or Divine Strike
Artemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter Dash, Hunter’s Flare, or True Shot
Stubborn RootsSlowly regenerate health if you do not have Death Defiance or Stubborn DefianceAthena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, Phalanx Flare, or Phalanx Shot
Demeter: Crystal Beam, Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, Icy Flare, or Mistral Dash
Calculated RiskEnemy ranged attacks are slowerAthena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, or Divine Strike
Dionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Unshakable MettleYou cannot be stunned and have resist more damage from bossesAthena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, Phalanx Flare, or Phalanx Shot
Poseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Lightning PhalanxCast can bounce between enemies like Chain LightningAthena: Phalanx Shot
Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid

Chaos

The primordial Chaos grants a large variety of boons that act differently than normal boons. Chaos’ boons have two parts. You will start with a debuff or Curse for a certain number of encounters. After you have completed enough encounters the Curse turns into a powerful buff. These make the game a lot more difficult but surviving with the debuff grants incredibly useful boons later on. Along with Hermes, Chaos is the only God that does not have any Duo Boons.

CurseDescription
AbyssalYou take more damage from traps
AddledYou lose health each time you use Cast
AtrophicYour total life is reduced
CausticEnemies you defeat will drop Inferno-Bombs
EnshroudedChamber reward previews are hidden
ExcruciatingTake increased damage
FlayedYou take damage each time you use your Special
HaltingDash has reduced range
MaimedTake damage each time you Attack
PauperYou cannot earn Obols
RoilingYou cannot collect Bloodstones for a certain amount of time
SlothfulYour speed is decreased
BoonDescription
AffluenceAny Obols you find have an increased value
AmbushYou deal increased damage when striking enemies from behind
AssaultYou get a damage bonus when attacking undamaged foes
EclipseAny Darkness or Gemstones you find are worth more
FavorBoons are more likely to be Rare or better
FlourishGain extra Bloodstones
LungeYour Dash Attack deals increased damage
ShotCast deals more damage
SoulRestores some health
StrikeAttack does more damage
DefianceGain one more Death Defiance for this escape attempt

Demeter

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Demeter will only appear after the first time you have reached the surface. Her boons focus on the Chill status effect that slows enemies down and can be spread through shattering. Many of her boons either increase damage and survivability through healing. Demeter’s boons are highly adaptable and grant some of the biggest damage boosts in the game.

BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Frost StrikeAttacks inflict Chill and do more damagenone
Frost FlourishSpecial attacks deal more damage and inflict Chillnone
Crystal BeamCast drops a crystal that fires a beamnone
Mistral DashDash shoots a gust ahead of you that inflicts Chillnone
Demeter’s AidCall creates a vortex that deals damage and inflicts Chillnone
Frozen TouchDamage and Chill enemies that damage younone
Rare CropBoons become common and gain rarity every three encountersnone
Ravenous WillIncreases damage and damage resistance but lose all of your Bloodstonesnone
Nourished SoulHealth effects are more potent and receive 30% health when you choose this boonnone
Snow BurstInflict Chill on nearby enemies when you use Castnone
Arctic BlastInflicting 10 stacks of chill causes a damaging blastDemeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, Mistral Dash, or Snow Burst
Killing FreezeIf you inflict Chill on all enemies in a chamber, they will be slowed and start to decayDemeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, Mistral Dash, or Snow Burst
Glacial GlareCast fire longer and can cause ChillCrystal Beam
Winter HarvestEnemies with Chill shatter at 10% HP inflicting other enemies nearbyTwo of the following: Arctic Blast, Ravenous Will, Killing Freeze
Duo BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Cold EmbraceCast fires its beam at you and does increased damageDemeter: Crystal Beam
Aphrodite: Aphrodite’s Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Freezing VortexCast causes Chill but Blade Rifts are smaller and move slowerDemeter: Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Ares: Slicing Flare or Slicing Shot
Stubborn RootsYou slowly recover health when you do not have Death Defiance or Stubborn DefianceDemeter: Crystal Beam, Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, Icy Flare, or Mistral Dash
Athena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, Phalanx Flare, or Phalanx Shot
Crystal ClarityCast tracks enemies better and does more damageDemeter: Crystal Beam
Artemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, or Hunter Dash
Ice WineCast afflicts Chill along with Festive FogDionysus: Trippy Shot
Demeter: Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Blizzard ShotCast moves more slowly and fires shardsDemeter: Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Poseidon: Flood Shot
Cold FusionJolted does not expire when enemies attackDemeter: Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Zeus: Static Discharge

Dionysus

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The laid back God Dionysus’ boons are designed for crowd control and damage over time. They can stun and slow enemies while causing continuous damage through the Hangover Status Curse. His boons are perfect for any AoE build and can increase your health. Like Zeus’ boons, Dionysus’ boons can pair with any other God’s to output huge amounts of damage.

BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Drunken StrikeYour attacks inflict Hangovernone
Drunken FlourishYour Special inflicts Hangovernone
Trippy ShotCast lobs a grenade that causes Festive Fognone
Drunken DashYour Dash causes Hangover burst around younone
Dionysus’ AidCall inflicts hangover on enemies around younone
After PartyIf your health is low when you leave a chamber it will be restored to a certain amountnone
Positive OutlookWhen your health is below 40% you will take less damagenone
Premium VintageYou gain health when you pick up Nectar and receive one Nectar when you choose this boonnone
Strong DrinkFountain’s fully restore health and grant bonus damagenone
Bad InfluenceDamage is increased when three or more foes have HangoverDionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Numbing SensationHangover also slows enemies downDionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Peer PressureEnemies with Hangover can pass it on to other enemies every four secondsDrunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
High ToleranceYou take less damage when standing in Festive FogTrippy Shot
Black OutEnemies with Hangover take more damage in Festive FogBad Influence, Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Strike, Numbing Sensation, or Peer Pressure and High Tolerance or Trippy Shot
Duo BoonsDescriptionPrerequisites
Low ToleranceHangover stacks more times with WeakDionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Aphrodite: Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Curse of NauseaHangover deals damage fasterDionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Ares: Ares’ Aid, Blade Dash, Curse of Agony, or Curse of Pain
Splitting HeadacheEnemies with Hangover take more damage from Critical hitsDionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Artemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, or True Shot
Calculated RiskEnemy ranged attacks are slowerDionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Strike
Athena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, or Divine Strike
Ice WineCast afflicts Chill along with Festive FogDionysus: Trippy Shot
Demeter: Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Exclusive AccessIncreases the rarity of any boons you findPoseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Dionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Strike, or Trippy Shot
Scintillating FeastFestive Fog can also deal lightning damageZeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Poseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash

Hermes

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Hermes’ boons focus entirely on increasing your speed. His boons increase your movement and attack speed and can lower all of your charge times. While Hermes does not give any special abilities or status effects other than speed, some of his boons do increase survivability by granting you health, invulnerability, and similar effects. Hermes is the only God along with Chaos that does not have any Duo Boons.

BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Swift StrikeIncreases attack speednone
Swift FlourishIncreases Special attack speednone
Flurry CastMakes Cast faster and fully automaticnone
Quick FavorGod Gauge charges automaticallyAny God’s Aid boon
Hyper SprintBecome temporarily invulnerable and move 100% faster after you dashnone
Greater HasteIncrease move speednone
Quick RecoveryDash after taking damage to recover a small portion of your healthnone
Greater EvasionGreater chance to Dodgenone
Greatest ReflexDash more times consecutivelynone
Second WindIncrease move speed and Dodge chance after using CallAny God’s Aid Boon
Quick ReloadEnemies drop Bloodstones fasternone
Side HustleGain a small amount of Obols each time you enter a new chambernone
Rush DeliveryIncrease damage based on any move speed bonusesGreater haste, Hyper Sprint, or Lambent Plume keepsake
Auto ReloadRegenerate Bloodstones fasternone
Greater RecallBloodstones will automatically return to youFlurry Cast or Quick Reload
Bad NewsCast does more damage to foes that do not have a Bloodstone in themAuto Reload

Poseidon

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Poseidon’s boons increase your damage and add Rupture and Knockback effects to your attacks. Knockback is good for crowd control as it forces enemies away from you, it can also be used to knock them into surfaces and traps. Enemies that have been afflicted with Rupture will take damage as they move. Bosses can’t be effected by Knockback but Rupture can still do damage to them.

BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Tempest StrikeIncreases attack damage and adds Knockbacknone
Tempest FlourishIncreases Special damage and adds Knockbacknone
Flood ShotIncreases Cast damage, damage radius, and adds Knockbacknone
Tidal DashDash causes AoE damage and has Knockbacknone
Poseidon’s AideWhen using Call you briefly rush enemies while invulnerablenone
Typhoon’s FuryIncreases damage to enemies knocked into traps and surfacesTempest Strike, Tidal Dash, Flood Shot, Tempest Flourish, or Posiedon’s Aid
Hydraulic MightAttack and Special damage are increased for the first five seconds of an encounternone
Ocean’s BountyIncreases the amount of Darkness, Obols, or Gemstones dropped as chamber rewardsnone
Sunken TreasureGives you Health, Obols, Darkness, and Gemstonesnone
Razor ShoalsKnockback can also cause RuptureFlood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Boiling PointThe God Gauge charges as you take damageAny God’s Aid boon
Breaking WaveKnocking enemies into barriers causes a damaging water blastFlood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Wave PoundingBoons that grant Knockback can do extra damage to bossesFlood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Rip CurrentPoseidon’s Aid lasts longer and pulls in foes when activatedPosiedon’s Aid
Huge CatchIncreases chance of Fishing Points appearingOcean’s Bounty and Sunken Treasure
Second WaveKnockback hits enemies twiceBreaking Wave, Razor Shoals, or Typhoon’s Fury with Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Duo BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Sweet NectarPoms of Power are more effectivePoseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Aphrodite: Aphrodite’s Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak, Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Curse of DrowningCast is now a damaging pulsePoseidon: Flood Shot
Ares: Ares’ Aid, Blade Dash, Curse of Agony, or Curse of Pain
Mirage ShotCast fires a second projectile with reduces damagePosiedon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Artemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter’s Flare, True Shot
Unshakable MettleImmunity to stun and resistance to Boss damagePoseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Athena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Divine Flourish, Divine Strike, Phalanx Flare, or Phalanx Shot
Blizzard ShotCast is slowed but gains Pierce damage and fires smaller shardsPosiedon: Flood Shot
Demeter: Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Exclusive AccessIncreases the rarity of any boons you findPoseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Dionysus: Dionysus’ Aid, Drunken Dash, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Strike, or Trippy Shot
Sea StormKnockback also causes a lightning strikePoseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash
Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid

Zeus

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Zeus’ boons grant your attacks the Chain Lightning effect and Jolted Status Curse. Chain Lightning causes lightning strikes to hit multiple enemies with each attack. Jolted causes enemies to be struck by lightning with a small AoE when they try to attack. Zeus’ boons are designed to handle multiple opponents at once. The lightning effects can pair well with most other boons from other Gods.

BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Lightning StrikeIncreases damage and adds Chain Lightning to your attacksnone
Thunder FlourishA lightning bolt will strike nearby enemies when you use your Specialnone
Electric ShotCast is changed into a bolt of Chain Lightningnone
Thunder DashDashing causes a causes a lightning strike to damage nearby foesnone
Zeus’ AidLightning strikes nearby foes while Call is activenone
Heaven’s VengeanceLightning strikes any enemy that damages younone
Lightning ReflexesA lightning bolt will strike nearby foes when you use Dash to avoid an attacknone
Storm LightningChain Lightning hits more enemies before dissipating Electric Shot or Electric Strike
High VoltageLightning deals more damage in a larger areaThunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Double StrikeLightning has a chance to strike twiceThunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Static DischargeLightning also causes JoltedElectric Flare, Electric Shot, Heaven’s Vengeance, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Clouded JudgementThe God Gauge charges when taking or dealing damageAnd God’s Aid boon
Billowing StrengthDeal increased damage for 15 seconds after using CallAny God’s Aid boon
Splitting BoltAll lightning effects cause an additional burstDouble Strike, High Voltage, or Storm Lightning
Duo BoonDescriptionPrerequisites
Smoldering AirThe God Gauge automatically charges up to 25%Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Aphrodite: Aphrodite’s Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
Vengeful MoodRevenge attacks can occur without taking damageZeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Ares: Ares’ Aid, Blade Dash, Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, Slicing Flare, or Slicing Shot
Revenge boon: Curse of Vengeance, Frozen Touch, Heaven’s Vengeance, Holy Shield, or Wave of Despair
Lightning RodBloodstones that have been dropped or ejected cause a lightning strike every 1.5 secondsZeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Artemis: Artemis’ Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter Dash, Hunter’s Flare, or True Shot
Lightning PhalanxPhalanx Shot bounces between enemies similar to Chain LightningZeus: Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Athena: Phalanx Shot
Cold FusionJolted status effects do not expire when enemies attackZeus: Static Discharge
Demeter: Demeter’s Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Scintillating FeastFestive Fog can also deal lightning damageZeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Dionysus: High Tolerance or Trippy Shot
Sea StormKnockback attacks also cause lightning strikesZeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus’ Aid
Poseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon’s Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash