# Is there a limit to common boons, and what happens if you reach it?

In Hades, if you look at the 'normal' boons list, there seems to be 22 slots (4 rows that alternate 5 or 6 slots).

Is that 22 limit a hard limit, and if you reach for your 23rd boon, what happens?

## 2 Answers

OK, so lets do some math.

If we believe the wiki: The elysium boss is room #36. So that means there are 36 rooms where you could get something the 6 styx doors.

So we get to 42.

• Bosses and the room before the boss cannot be a boon, (-6, so 36 left).
• The first room of each floor (and the 2 firsts of styx) do not have rewards, ( -5 we get to 31.)
• Out of the 6 doors of styx, there is max 3 boons. (-3, so 28)

So we would only need for the game to give no hammers or boons 6 times out of 28 possibilities (21%) and this can be curved if the player has a heavy boon start.

So knowing all that, I'm gonna go on a guess that the game stops you from getting more than 22 boons.

This may have changed since Fredy31's answer, but as of the current version, it just adds a fifth column of boons once you go over 22. Presumably, it goes to six columns if you have more than 26, but I can't say I remember seeing it.

I didn't get a screenshot from during my most recent run that went over 22 boons, but here's the after-run record from one where I got up to 27, showing that if there's a cap, it's at least that high. This screen has room for up to 32 - I don't know what would happen if you managed to get more than that. According to the wiki, there is no limit.