Hades: Dionysus Boon Guide

BY DREW

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In Supergiant Games’ Hades, the gods of Olympus or Olympians will help Zagreus in his quest to escape the Underworld. By helping Zagreus, the Olympians believe he aspires to leave the Underworld and be with them in Olympus. They do not know that is not Zagreus’ intention, and he wants to leave the Underworld to find his mother. Besides, without their aid, Zagreus could not escape the Underworld.

Hades: Dionysus Boon Guide

One of the Olympians that helps Zagreus in his Underworld escape attempts is Dionysus. Dionysus, the God of Wine, is Zagreus’ cousin. In this guide, you will learn about Dionysus’ boons to help Zagreus in his Underworld escape attempts.

Zagreus gets help from the Olympians in the form of boons, which are upgrades that make him stronger. A boon can be obtained from completing chambers as a reward or by purchasing it from Charon’s Shop for 150 Obols. Boons, however, are effective only during the current escape attempt, after which they vanish once Zagreus has died and returned to the House of Hades.

Boons

Zagreus receives boons that revolve around Dionysus’ signature Status Curse called Hangover and various drinking-themed Boons. With Hangover, afflicted enemies suffer continuous damage every half second. Hangovers can be stacked upon an enemy up to five times, and stacks wear off one by one after four seconds.

On nearly all of his offensive boons, Dionysus offers damage over time abilities. Zagreus can also gain other powerful utility abilities such as stuns, slows, damage reduction effects, heals and health, and items.

Here is a list of Dionysus’ boons:

BoonDescriptionRarityBoon Requirement
Drunken StrikeYour Attack inflicts a Hangover.Common:   
Hangover Damage: 4

Rare:
Hangover Damage: 5

Epic:   
Hangover Damage: 6

Heroic:   
Hangover Damage: 7
None
Drunken FlourishYour Special inflicts Hangover.Common:   
Hangover Damage: 5

Rare:   
Hangover Damage: 6

Epic:   
Hangover Damage: 7

Heroic:   
Hangover Damage: 8
None
Trippy ShotYour Cast lobs a projectile that bursts into Festive Fog.

Duration: 5 Sec.

Stun Frequency: 0.25 Sec.

It cannot be combined with the Aspect of Beowulf.
Common:   
Blast Damage: 100

Rare:   
Blast Damage: 120

Epic:   
Blast Damage: 140

Heroic:   
Blast Damage: 160
None
Trippy FlareYour Cast damages foes around you, leaving behind Festive Fog.Common:   
Blast Damage: 120

Rare:   
Blast Damage: 144

Epic:   
Blast Damage: 168

Heroic:   
Blast Damage: 192
Unique to Aspect of Hera and Aspect of Beowulf
Drunken Dash   Your Dash inflicts foes near you with Hangover.Common:   
Hangover Damage: 2

Rare:   
Hangover Damage: 3

Epic:   
Hangover Damage: 4

Heroic:   
Hangover Damage: 5
None
Dionysus’ AidYour Call inflicts Hangover to all foes around you for 1.5 Sec.

Effect Range: 600

Max Gauge Bonus: 9 Sec. Duration
Common:   
Hangover Damage: 15

Rare:   
Hangover Damage: 16.5

Epic:   
Hangover Damage: 18

Heroic:   
Hangover Damage: 19.5
None
After PartyIf your Health is low after Encounters, restore it to the threshold.

Life Threshold value reduced by Lasting Consequences.

This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.

Heroic Rarity is only obtainable with Ambrosia Delight or Rare Crop.
Common:   
Life Threshold: 30% Health

Rare:   
Life Threshold: 37.5% Health

Epic:   
Life Threshold: 45% Health

Heroic:   
Life Threshold: 60% Health
None
Positive OutlookTake less damage while at 40% Health or below.Common:   
Damage Resistance: 10%

Rare:   
Damage Resistance: 15%

Epic:   
Damage Resistance: 20%

Heroic:   
Damage Resistance: 25%
None
Premium VintageGain Health when you pick up Nectar.

Receive 1 Nectar now.

Unsellable.

This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Common:   
Life Gain: 20 Health

Rare:   
Life Gain: 25 Health

Epic:   
Life Gain: 30 Health

Heroic:   
Life Gain: 35 Health
None
Strong DrinkUsing a Fountain restores all Health and gives you bonus damage.

The life healed by the fountain is still reduced by Lasting Consequences.

This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Common:   
Bonus Damage per Fountain: +3%

Rare:   
Bonus Damage per Fountain: +4%

Epic:   
Bonus Damage per Fountain:
+5%

Heroic:   
Bonus Damage per Fountain:
+6%
None
Bad InfluenceDeal more damage while three foes are Hangover-afflicted.Common:   
Bonus Damage: 50%

Rare:   
Multiplier: 1.3–1.5

Epic:   
Multiplier: 1.8–2.0

Heroic:   
Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus’ Aid
Numbing SensationYour Hangover effects also make foes move slower.

Slow Duration: 4 Sec.

The rarity modifier used is different from another tier 2 boons.
Common:   
Speed Reduction: 15%

Rare:   
Multiplier: 1.3–1.5

Epic:   
Multiplier: 2.0–2.2

Heroic:   
Multiplier: 2.5
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus’ Aid
Peer PressureHangover-afflicted foes contaminate other nearby foes every 4 Sec.   Common:   
Hangover Damage: 4

Rare:   
Multiplier: 1.3–1.5

Epic:   
Multiplier: 2.0–2.5

Heroic:   
Multiplier: 2.5–2.7
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, or Drunken Dash
High ToleranceTake less damage while standing in Festive Fog.Common:   
Damage Resistance: 10–15%

Rare:   
Multiplier: 1.3–1.5

Epic:   
Multiplier: 2.0–2.5

Heroic:   
Multiplier: 2.5–2.7
Trippy Shot / Trippy Flare
Black OutHangover-afflicted foes take bonus damage in Festive Fog.

Fog Combo Damage: +60%
LegendaryOne of each:
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, Dionysus’ Aid

Trippy Shot / Trippy Flare
Low Tolerance   Your Hangover effects stack even more times against Weak foes.

Bonus Hangover Stacks: 3
Duo (Aphrodite)One of Dionysus’:
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus’ Aid

One of Aphrodite’s:
Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, Passion Dash
Curse of NauseaYour Hangover effects deal damage faster.

Damage Rate: .5 sec -> .35 sec
Duo (Ares)One of Dionysus’:
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus’ Aid

One of Ares’:
Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, or Curse of Vengeance
Splitting Headache           Hangover-afflicted foes are more likely to take Critical damage.

Bonus Critical Chance per Hangover Stack: +1.5%
Duo (Artemis)One of Dionysus’:
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus’ Aid

One of Artemis’:
Deadly Strike, Deadly Flourish, True Shot, or Artemis’ Aid
Calculated RiskYour foes’ ranged-attack projectiles are slower.

Foe Projectile Speed Reduction: +50%
Duo (Athena)One of Dionysus’:
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus’ Aid

One of Athena’s:
Divine Strike, Divine Flourish, Divine Dash, or Athena’s Aid
Ice Wine       Your Cast blasts an area with freezing Festive Fog that inflicts Chill.

Blast Damage: +30%
Duo (Demeter)One of Dionysus’:
Trippy Shot

One of Demeter’s: Frost Strike, Frost Flourish, Mistral Dash, or Demeter’s Aid.
Exclusive Access   Any Boons you find have superior effects.

Minimum Boon Rarity: Epic
Duo (Poseidon)   One of Dionysus’:
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Trippy Shot, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus’ Aid

One of Poseidon’s:
Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon’s Aid
Scintillating FeastYour Festive Fog effects also deal lightning damage periodically.

Lightning Damage: 60
Duo (Zeus)One of Dionysus’:
Trippy Flare / Trippy Shot

One of Zeus’: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, or Zeus’ Aid.

Final Thoughts

Dionysus’s health-centered Boons are great boons to have. His Strong Drink boon can save your life once you have unlocked Fountains in each realm. Additionally, After Party allows you to heal back to a certain threshold after each fight, which can help during challenging runs.

Dionysus’ Aid can also be an excellent boon to have. With this boon, you deal a high Area of Effect damage that lasts even after the call has ended. Even if Zagreus will not be impervious to attacks when using the call. It is still one of the best calls to use even without having a maximum gauge, and it has the highest damage call compared to the other gods.

It is also important to note that accepting all of Dionysus’ Boons at least once will complete one of the prophecies in the Fated List of Minor Prophecies called God of Wine which will reward 150 Gemstones.

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