Questions tagged [hades]

A rogue-like dungeon crawler developed by Supergiant Games, released as an early access title in December 2018.

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How to avoid the DirectX/Vulkan/32-bit selector when starting Hades?

Whenever I start Hades on Steam it asks whether I want to run the DirectX, Vulkan or 32-bit version. I always use the Vulkan version, and it would be great to not have to select this every time. Is ...
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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?
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Do the skulls and vases during the Hades fight count as enemies?

The Demeter boon Killing Freeze grants the following benefit: When all foes are Chill affected, they are 12% slower and decay. Fairly straight forward, except I'm not sure if the skulls and vases ...
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What are the skulls that the final boss throws at you?

The last boss of Hades throws you skulls from time to time, just like your cast. And when he hits you with them, your screen has a turquoise broken glass effect on the edges of the screen. What is ...
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What decides what path in the temple of Styx has a bag at the end?

Is there any way to know which path has the bag at the end? I've done a good bunch of runs that went into the temple of Styx and could never figure out what the logic for where the bag is. I've got it ...
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Do weapon aspect effects count as a 'status curse' for Privileged Status bonus?

Some weapon aspects, such as Gilgamesh and Charon, allows you to place an effect on an enemy. For instance, the maim effect of Gilgamesh causes enemies to take and deal additional damage, followed by ...
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Does the butterfly keepsake's buff persist after you swap it out?

One of the keepsakes you can earn in Hades is the Pinned Butterfly, given to you by gives you a stacking overall damage buff every time you clear an encounter room without taking damage. For obvious ...
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Do Trials of the Gods get harder the more you consistently spurn a god?

Do Trials of the Gods get harder the more you consistently spurn a god? As TVTropes says about the Olympian Gods: During a Trial of the Gods, whichever Olympian you don't choose becomes offended by ...
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Can the game be beaten on the first run, and is there any special interactions if you do so?

Hades has a concept where you die and die again, and characters often talk to you about how much you died. But can the game be beaten on the first escape? And if you do so, is there any special lines ...
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Are the fish in the last area of Hades unobtainable after the credits?

The last part of the game changes after your reach the credits: Question is: If you do not get all the fishes that are available in those 2 lakes before the credits roll, are you then stuck that on ...
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What does the bond do?

After maxing my relationship with Charon, his keepsake now shows that I have a 'unspoken bond' with him... but nothing seems to have changed in the keepsake. So what does the bond do?
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How many clears are necessary to get to the final ending of Hades?

In Hades, you could consider 1 ending being the 'clear once', or the credits ending being the final ending, that happens at about 10 clears. But on Steam, there's a very rare achievement, called 'see ...
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Does lava count as a trap?

I am fighting through Asphodel, and have a Chaos boon that temporarily increases my damage taken by traps by 370%. Does lava count as a trap for the purposes of this boon? Or will I be more than fine ...
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What are Gold Laurels rewards?

I don't really get what the boon Dark Foresight does. The description: Each rank gives you +2% greater chance for Gold Laurel rewards (Boons, Hammers, and Poms). But I can't see what is the Gold ...
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What happens when you dont need black essence anymore?

I really wonder... I only need a few more 1000 black essence upgrades, and then, well, I don't think I'll have anything to spend essence on. Most ressources you can trade, but essence is rarely ...
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Is there a way to see or set the seed for Hades' runs?

On speedruns.com, https://www.speedrun.com/hades#Any_Heat There's a seeded tab, and to post in the unseeded category, you have to show the last death, before the start of your run. So is there a way ...
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How do I obtain diamonds in Hades?

The House Contractor says I need 1 diamond to free Orpheus from solitary confinement. I haven't run into any diamonds in any runs I've done, just obols and darkness and nectar and gemstones. I've only ...
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Is there any way to respec Titan Blood?

Titan Blood is used for some weapon upgrades after you unlock every weapon. I unlocked a couple things, but don't really like one of the things I picked. Is there a way to recover this spent blood, or ...
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Can I get more than one Death Defiance from Chaos?

Chaos's Legendary Boon allows you to gain an extra Death Defiance for the duration of the run. I know normally you can't get duplicate boons from gods, but Chaos's boons are very different ...
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Why can't I help Sisyphus?

To give some details, I: Have given Sisyphus nectar up to his relationship lock. Have exhausted his dialogue to the point where I no longer get new lines from him. Have completed a full run at least ...
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Do bonuses to attack stack with bonuses to dash-attack?

You can receive various bonuses to attack, special and cast from boons. But you can also get some boons that provide a bonus to dash attacks specifically. How exactly do these interact with each other?...
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How can I catch better fish in Hades?

I've got a minor prophecy that I need to catch a "very rare" fish in order to complete. I've fished up dozens and dozens of fish by now, but have yet to see a very rare fish. Are there any ...
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Who's the last person on the “Others of Note” codex list?

In Hades, the codex features info on each character you can meet, separated into lists based on their affiliation. However, in the other people of note session, there's one name that's still ????, ...
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How can I see which bosses I haven't beat with a specific weapon yet?

You get some special drops for beating a boss the first time with a particular weapon. Those are kinda useful, so I thought I might want to farm a few more of them. What I can't seem to find is a way ...
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How does Hangover stack?

Hangover is essentially Hades version of poison, and is the main mechanic for the god Dionysus. Different sources of Hangover will inflict differing amounts of damage-per-tick (i.e. hangover ...
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What does Aphrodite's “Life Affirmation” boon actually do?

The description of the Boon Life Affirmation reads: "Any (Heart) chamber rewards are worth more." But there's no type of chamber that just rewards you with a heal. There's the centaur hearts that give ...
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Is there any prerequisite for meeting Thanatos?

On my 24-th run I've managed to slay the final boss for the first time, yet I've never met Thanatos. He is the only entry I'm missing in the codex. Is there some kind of prerequisite for him to spawn (...