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[Hades] is King of the Scythe and the Sword

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Yeah the last time I got Orpheus to sing was pre-Dionysus patch, I think is the real problem

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    I just had a run where I got 5 chaos boons that buffed my shield throw damage, plus an aphrodite boon that buffed the damage by like 110% by the end of the run

    I was doing absolutely bananas damage with the shield toss, it was incredible

  • EriktheVikingGamerEriktheVikingGamer Imperial Magistrate of the Mantis Clan Registered User regular
    First clear with a rather bs build that was fun. Shield w/Ares' Doom on attack, +dash attack damage, and Poseidon's Tidal Wave dash. Stood on top of Theseus and the Minotaur and just kept dash attacking through them.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Well, beat the Minotaur for the first time

    Unfortunately I had 10 health when I was finished and that did not go very well

    Was running Shield and I had Dionysus Special to poison on shield bounce, Dionysus cast for the cloud bomb, and then Zeus bonus to the cloud for periodic lightning strikes within the cloud

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited June 13
    Casts bouncing off of shields is a big artemis nerf

    Kwoaru on
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  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    Bought this game yesterday while it was still on sale, and damn it's good.

    Is there any dev that has got a lock on video game narration like Supergiant?

    Everyday we stray further from God's light
    Steam Switch FC: 2799-7909-4852
  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Hmmmm I wonder which weapons I like the most???

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    I think I need to at least try to branch out....

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Get you some skull clears

    Steam ID
    PSN: Robo_Wizard1
    CFN: RoboWizard
  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Get you some skull clears

    i scared

    Tofystedeth
  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    For some reason I didn't think it would reset my save when big patch happened

    I'm probably just gonna leave this game alone until release then

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    For some reason I didn't think it would reset my save when big patch happened

    I'm probably just gonna leave this game alone until release then

    That's odd, I've been playing the exact same save file since release

    BroloFearghaillStraightzicursedking
  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Whoah the last patch ate saves? I had most of the mirror done...

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    Whoah the last patch ate saves? I had most of the mirror done...

    It's not supposed to. I still have my save.

    Switch: SW-6132-4331-5349 || Steam
    Shortycursedking
  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Maybe I over wrote mine somehow? I dunno how I could have

    If its just a weird thing on my end and not the policy then thats fine, these things happen, I'll still probably put it down and play some other stuff for now

    I'm quite satisfied that this is gonna be fantastic when its released

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  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    edited June 14
    Beat this just now.

    Chaos shield with the attack deflect upgrade and a dash upgrade is definitely the most powerful thing I've encountered so far.

    For the record my dash upgrade was blade rift and then when I got mad enough i would turn myself into a blade rift and also my blade rifts were bigger and lasted longer.

    Radius on
    Everyday we stray further from God's light
    Steam Switch FC: 2799-7909-4852
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    There are occasionally weird minor backtracks with the patches - I've had mirror stuff shifted around on me and ambrosia counters drop back down to one

  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    I’ve gotten to Theseus on 15 skulls now, but so far haven’t had a good enough combination with enough damage.

  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    Has anyone else’s game been running like absolute garbage since the Hermes update? My game constantly hitches now, even in empty rooms.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    Has anyone else’s game been running like absolute garbage since the Hermes update? My game constantly hitches now, even in empty rooms.

    I've been fine so far

    StraightziShortycursedking
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I had like, one weird sound glitch sort of thing, the sort of thing that generally indicates that the game isn't running at full capacity, but it was an isolated incident and I haven't seen any actual performance differences.

  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Oof, Theseus and the Minotaur are just damage sponges huh

  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    They are way harder than anything else in the game.

    As a final boss its alright, but the amount of damage I take there is going to make Act 4 really rough.

    It also really benefits from range builds, since reading 2 enemies at the same time in close combat is rough.

    My most hilarious one when I managed 297 damage on my cast, which then released for 300 damage after 4.6 damage.
    All I did was dash for Weak and pick up my cats and try to spread them 3/3

    The shield is considered the best weapon at the moment. The defense on the bullrush is very strong.

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    Kwoaru
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
  • KorrorKorror Registered User regular
    Act 4 is a bit rough. There's no room at all to maneuver and everything does so much damage. I beat Theseus and the Minotaur with the shield and cast focused build but I only cleared through 1 "wing" of Act 4. The enemies don't seem as bad as the Act 3 enemies (I hate you butterflies) but you have so little room to work with that it was very hard to avoid damage. I never had enough room to safely dash around which is how I made it through Act 3.

    I'm thinking that deflect might be good here. The bow with deflect on special might be a way to safely deal with the confined area of Act 4 while still having to get close to the enemies.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Korror wrote: »
    Act 4 is a bit rough. There's no room at all to maneuver and everything does so much damage. I beat Theseus and the Minotaur with the shield and cast focused build but I only cleared through 1 "wing" of Act 4. The enemies don't seem as bad as the Act 3 enemies (I hate you butterflies) but you have so little room to work with that it was very hard to avoid damage. I never had enough room to safely dash around which is how I made it through Act 3.

    I'm thinking that deflect might be good here. The bow with deflect on special might be a way to safely deal with the confined area of Act 4 while still having to get close to the enemies.

    the patch yesterday delayed the speed with which the enemies start to deal damage when you enter a room, which helped.

    I haven't had TOO much trouble with the wings themselves, but hades can go fuck himself

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    bad dad isn't too bad if you can get some hermes speed upgrades

  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    bad dad isn't too bad if you can get some hermes speed upgrades
    i feel like i'm going to need the perfect roll of boons to get a ton of burst damage. he has SO much health and then he fucking gets it all back, it's bullllshit

  • KorrorKorror Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    bad dad isn't too bad if you can get some hermes speed upgrades
    i feel like i'm going to need the perfect roll of boons to get a ton of burst damage. he has SO much health and then he fucking gets it all back, it's bullllshit

    I got to the final boss again and
    died of course but I thought I was doing really well until he regained all his health and threw out a bunch of stuff that I didn't know if I should avoid or not. Phase 1 seems relatively straight forward. Dodge his spinning circle attack. Avoid the homing helm of darkness. It does "something" if it hits you and I assume you're supposed to kill it when it lands but I never saw what happens if you let its timer finish counting down. Just keep moving while he's invisible and watch mostly for the helm as it was hitting for 20.

    After he transforms, I'm not sure what's going on. There were expanding circles that seemed to fill most of the room. Maybe you can dodge through them? There were pillars that seemed to do damage and were spread out everywhere. Not really sure what was going on here and I died in short order.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    I did a run of the update.

    I won, but I did use all of my death defiances on the final boss.

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  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Korror wrote: »
    cursedking wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    bad dad isn't too bad if you can get some hermes speed upgrades
    i feel like i'm going to need the perfect roll of boons to get a ton of burst damage. he has SO much health and then he fucking gets it all back, it's bullllshit

    I got to the final boss again and
    died of course but I thought I was doing really well until he regained all his health and threw out a bunch of stuff that I didn't know if I should avoid or not. Phase 1 seems relatively straight forward. Dodge his spinning circle attack. Avoid the homing helm of darkness. It does "something" if it hits you and I assume you're supposed to kill it when it lands but I never saw what happens if you let its timer finish counting down. Just keep moving while he's invisible and watch mostly for the helm as it was hitting for 20.

    After he transforms, I'm not sure what's going on. There were expanding circles that seemed to fill most of the room. Maybe you can dodge through them? There were pillars that seemed to do damage and were spread out everywhere. Not really sure what was going on here and I died in short order.
    It gives you boiling blood that makes you take increased damage. The helm explodes if you dodge it and creates those rings. You can dodge through them.

  • KorrorKorror Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    Korror wrote: »
    cursedking wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    bad dad isn't too bad if you can get some hermes speed upgrades
    i feel like i'm going to need the perfect roll of boons to get a ton of burst damage. he has SO much health and then he fucking gets it all back, it's bullllshit

    I got to the final boss again and
    died of course but I thought I was doing really well until he regained all his health and threw out a bunch of stuff that I didn't know if I should avoid or not. Phase 1 seems relatively straight forward. Dodge his spinning circle attack. Avoid the homing helm of darkness. It does "something" if it hits you and I assume you're supposed to kill it when it lands but I never saw what happens if you let its timer finish counting down. Just keep moving while he's invisible and watch mostly for the helm as it was hitting for 20.

    After he transforms, I'm not sure what's going on. There were expanding circles that seemed to fill most of the room. Maybe you can dodge through them? There were pillars that seemed to do damage and were spread out everywhere. Not really sure what was going on here and I died in short order.
    It gives you boiling blood that makes you take increased damage. The helm explodes if you dodge it and creates those rings. You can dodge through them.
    I got back to him with the shield and that made the fight so much easier. Being able to turtle up while he did his attacks and choose when to put damage on him let me get a sense of the fight and figure out what was going on. The key on the phase 2 fight seems to be managing the pillars that he spawns and knowing they're going to creating a zone that roots you if they're destroyed. And they're going to be destroyed as he throws out too many helms to clean up before they explode. When these helms finish their countdown, they'll explode in the expanding ring that you have either block or dodge through and this will also break all the pillars. If you can handle this mechanic, the only other thing you need to worry about is the laser beams which were easy to deal with by blocking since I had the sheild. I took my time, wore him down with poison and safe attacks and eventually finished him off.

    After a few playthroughs act 4 feels easier than act 3. The enemies are much easier to kill and easier to dodge than the shades you run into act 3. Even the boss feels easier than act 3 where you have to keep on eye on two separate characters. Which is good as I'm not sure I could handle an act that ramped up in difficulty from act 3.

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    Brolo
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