Hades: Poseidon Boon Guide

BY DREW

Drew

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PUBLISHED 7 MONTHS AGO

In Supergiant Games’ Hades, the gods of Olympus or Olympians will help Zagreus in his pursuit of escaping the Underworld. The Olympians help Zagreus because they believe that Zagreus wants to leave the Underworld to join them in Olympus, which is not true at all but what they don’t know won’t hurt them. Besides, Zagreus would probably not be able to escape the Underworld without their help. 

Hades: Poseidon Boon Guide

One of the Olympians that helps Zagreus in his Underworld escape attempts is Poseidon. Poseidon, the god of the sea, is  Zagreus’ uncle. In this guide, you’ll get to know Poseidon’s boons to help you in your Underworld escape attempts.

The Olympians help Zagreus by giving him boons which are upgrades that can make him stronger in battle. A boon can be obtained from completing chambers as a reward or by purchasing it from Charon’s Shop for 150 Obols. These boons, however, are only effective on the current escape attempt they were obtained and will disappear once Zagreus dies and goes back to the House of Hades.

Boons

Poseidon’s Boons cause Zagreus’ abilities to inflict Knockback, which can knock enemies around and can deal extra damage through traps and wall slam, while greatly increasing the damage he inflicts. Poseidon’s Status Curse is Ruptured, which affects the foe’s movement while rapidly dealing damage as they move.

Poseidon also has boons that offer Artifact currencies and raise the acquisition rate. Poseidon is one of two gods that offer these kinds of boons with the other being Dionysus.

Here is a list of Poseidon’s Boons:

BoonDescriptionRarityBoon Requirement
Tempest StrikeYour Attack deals more damage and knocks enemies away.Common:
Attack Damage: +30%

Rare:
Multiplier: 1.3–1.5

Epic:
Multiplier: 1.8–2.0

Heroic:
Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
None
Tempest FlourishYour Special deals more damage and knocks enemies away.Common:
Special Damage: +70%

Rare:
Multiplier: 1.3–1.5

Epic:
Multiplier: 1.8–2.0

Heroic:
Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
None
Flood Shot
Your Cast damages foes in an area and knocks them away.

Damage Radius: 500

Impact Velocity: 2500

Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf

Common:
Cast Damage: 60

Rare:
Cast Damage: 72

Epic:
Cast Damage: 84

Heroic:
Cast Damage: 96
None
Flood FlareYour Cast damages enemies around you and knocks them away.Common:
Cast Damage: 60

Rare:
Cast Damage: 72

Epic:
Cast Damage: 84

Heroic:
Cast Damage: 96
Unique to Aspect of Beowulf
Tidal DashYour Dash damages foes in an area and knocks them away.

Damage Radius: 300

Impact Velocity: 2500

Sometimes stuns foes on impact.
Common:
Dash Damage: 35

Rare:
Dash Damage: 42

Epic:
Dash Damage: 49

Heroic:
Dash Damage: 56
None
Poseidon’s Aid
Your Call makes you surge into foes while Impervious for 1.2 Sec.

Max Gauge Bonus: 7.2 Sec. Duration

Impact Velocity: 3500
Common:
Impact Damage: 250

Rare:
Impact Damage: 300

Epic:
Impact Damage: 350

Heroic:
Impact Damage: 400
None
Typhoon’s FuryYou deal more damage when slamming foes into barriers.

Will only proc with Boon-enabled knock-away. Will not proc on shield attack, sword lunge, etc.
Common:
Slam Damage: +200%

Rare:
Slam Damage: +250%

Epic:
Slam Damage: +300%

Heroic:
Slam Damage: +350%
Either Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon’s Aid
Hydraulic MightYour Attack and Special are stronger in the first 10 Sec. of Encounter(s).Common:
Initial Damage Bonus: +50%

Rare:
Multiplier: +62.5

Epic:
Multiplier: +75%

Heroic:
Multiplier: +87.5%
None
Ocean’s BountyAny Gemstone, Darkness or Obols chamber rewards are worth more.

This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Common:
Reward Bonus: +50%

Rare:
Reward Bonus: +55%

Epic:
Reward Bonus: +60%

Heroic:
Reward Bonus: +65%
None
Sunken TreasureGain an assortment of Gemstone, Darkness, Obols and Health.

This boon is consumable and cannot be upgraded via poms.
Common:
Obols Awarded: 50–70

Health Awarded: 1–3 items

Darkness Awarded: 50-100

Chance of Nectar: 10%

Chance of Diamond: 0.03%

Rare:
Multiplier: 1.3–1.5

Epic:
Multiplier: 2.0–2.2

Heroic: N/A
None
Razor ShoalsUsing knock-away effects also Rupture foes.

Will only proc with Boon-enabled knock-away. Will not proc on shield attack, sword lunge, etc.
Common:
Rupture Damage: 10 every 0.2 Sec.

Rare:
Rupture Damage: 15

Epic:
Rupture Damage: 20

Heroic:
Rupture Damage: 25
Either Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon’s Aid
Boiling PointYour God Gauge charges faster when you take damage.Common:
Faster Gauge Gain When Hit: +40%

Rare:
Faster Gauge Gain When Hit: +50%

Epic:
Faster Gauge Gain When Hit: +60%

Heroic:
Faster Gauge Gain When Hit: +70%
Either Aphrodite’s Aid, Ares’ Aid, Artemis’ Aid, Athena’s Aid, Demeter’s Aid, Dionysus’ Aid, Poseidon’s Aid, or Zeus’ Aid
Breaking WaveSlamming foes into walls or corners creates a watery blast in the area.

Will work without Boon-enabled knock-away. Will proc with shield attack, sword lunge, etc.
Common:
Stun Duration: 100

Rare:
Multiplier: 150

Epic:
Multiplier: 200

Heroic:
Multiplier: 250
Either Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon’s Aid
Wave PoundingYour boons with Knock-Away effects deal bonus damage to bosses.

Will only proc with Boon-enabled knock-away. Will not proc on shield attack, sword lunge, etc.
Common:
Bonus damage: +20%

Rare:
Bonus damage: +30%

Epic:
Bonus damage: +40%

Heroic:
Bonus damage: +50%
Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, Poseidon’s Aid
Rip CurrentYour Call pulls in foes and the effect lasts longer.Common:
Longer Duration: +1s

Rare:
Longer Duration: +1.25s

Epic:
Longer Duration: +1.5s

Heroic:
Longer Duration: +1.75s
Poseidon’s Aid
Huge Catch
You have a greater chance to find Fishing Point in each Chamber.

Fish Spawn Chance: +20%

This boon also removes the ‘Chambers Since Last Fishing Point’ spawn requirement.

Your first encounter with this boon will be scripted to appear in the first chamber as the only choice, ignoring prerequisites. This happens only once.
LegendaryOcean’s Bounty and Sunken Treasure or Conch Shell
Second WaveYour knock-away effects shove enemies a second time after the first.

Second Knockback Delay: 0.7 Sec.

Will only proc with Boon-enabled knock-away. Will not proc on shield attack, sword lunge, etc.
LegendaryOne of:
Breaking Wave or Typhoon’s Fury

And one of: 
Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon’s Aid
Sweet Nectar Any Poms of Power you find are more effective.

Bonus Lv. from Poms: +1
Duo (Aphrodite)One of Poseidon’s:
Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon’s Aid

And one of Aphrodite’s:
Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish,Crush Shot, Passion Dash, or Aphrodite’s Aid
Curse of Drowning

Your Cast is a pulse that deals damage to foes around you.

Pulses per Cast: 3

Cannot be combined with Mirage Shot or Blizzard Shot.

Cannot be combined with Aspect of Hera
Duo (Ares)One of Poseidon’s:
Flood Shot

And one of Ares’:
Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, Blade Dash, or Ares’ Aid
Mirage ShotYour Cast fires a second projectile, though it has reduced damage.

Secondary Shot Damage: 30%
Cannot be combined with Curse of Drowning
Duo (Artemis)One of Poseidon’s:
Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, Poseidon’s Aid

And one of Artemis’:
Deadly Strike, Deadly Flourish, True Shot, Artemis’ Aid
Unshakable Mettle You cannot be stunned, and resist some damage from Bosses.

Boss Damage Reduction: +10%

Bosses include the Furies, the Bone Hydra, the Heroes of Elysium, the Secret Boss, and Final Boss.
Duo (Athena)One of Poseidon’s:
Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon’s Aid

And one of Athena’s:
Divine Strike, Divine Flourish, Phalanx Shot, or Athena’s Aid
Blizzard ShotYour Cast moves slowly, piercing foes and firing shards around it.

Shard Damage: 20

Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf

Cannot be combined with Curse of Drowning

Duo (Demeter)One of Poseidon’s:
Flood Shot

And 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 (Dionysus)One of Poseidon’s:
Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon’s Aid

And one of Dionysus’:
Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Trippy Shot, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus’ Aid
Sea StormYour knock-away effects also cause foes to be struck by lightning.

Lightning Damage: 40

Will proc without Boon-enabled knock-away. Will proc on shield attack, sword lunge, etc.
Duo (Zeus)One of Poseidon’s:
Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, or Poseidon’s Aid

And one of Zeus’:
Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, or Zeus’ Aid

Final Thoughts

Poseidon’s Boons are great to have as they offer the third highest raw percentage damage increase in the game. This damage increase plus the ability to knock enemies back to deal damage from wall slams and traps makes Poseidon’s Boons one of the must-have boons.

Additionally, it is worth mentioning that if you prefer to prioritize your Cast, Poseidon’s Flood Shot (Cast boon) is a frequent requirement for Duo boons.

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

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