Hades (PC, Switch) Page 3

  • StixxUK 18 Oct 2020 09:04:19 8,403 posts
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    Any tips for the spear? Good builds/aspects?

    It's the one I haven't quite managed to get down yet. Maybe some kind of dash/knock-back build focused around Poseidon is the way to go...

    Had tried a few with Hades aspect but the charge times kept ending with me taking too much damage, even with the sturdy/pulse damage upgrade...
  • Mola_Ram 18 Oct 2020 09:09:44 24,589 posts
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    Achilles is my favorite spear aspect. The damage bonus you get after your throw/charge thing is maaaaaassive. Combine it with a decent Cast and you'll be set.
  • StixxUK 18 Oct 2020 10:22:43 8,403 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Achilles is my favorite spear aspect. The damage bonus you get after your throw/charge thing is maaaaaassive. Combine it with a decent Cast and you'll be set.
    Interesting, any recommendations for a good cast to build around? Preferably not hunting blades as it's borderline cheating! Haven't been able to make Aphrodite's cast viable but could work with the Achilles spear rush if it gets you in close - maybe even with that seemingly useless boon that lets you backstab with cast...?
  • Mola_Ram 18 Oct 2020 10:24:57 24,589 posts
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    Something that's AoE and does a lot of damage. Say, Ares. I like Demeter's cast too. They're even better if you can get some Duo boons going.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 10:29:34 18-10-2020
  • StixxUK 18 Oct 2020 10:38:44 8,403 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Something that's AoE and does a lot of damage. Say, Ares. I like Demeter's cast too. They're even better if you can get some Duo boons going.
    Thanks, might go Demeter as I haven't really tried her much outside of a few "support" boons (defensive and dash)...
  • Frogofdoom 18 Oct 2020 12:05:58 16,955 posts
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    I rarely use my cast and was surprised to see there are some builds entirely built around it. I do use is a fair bit if it has dionysius buff on it.
  • RyanDS 18 Oct 2020 12:12:11 13,364 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    I rarely use my cast and was surprised to see there are some builds entirely built around it. I do use is a fair bit if it has dionysius buff on it.
    90% of my runs are built around cast. The rest are specials, with the sole exception of the spear. I love the backstab damage when you call it back.
  • Phattso 18 Oct 2020 13:05:52 25,939 posts
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    I havenít figured out the cast yet. Attacks and specials mainly so far. Might explain why I canít beat the first boss.

    Could be because Iím playing undocked on Switch, as it can be really hard to see what the fuck is going on sometimes and itís all so so tiny.
  • RyanDS 18 Oct 2020 13:28:12 13,364 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    I havenít figured out the cast yet. Attacks and specials mainly so far. Might explain why I canít beat the first boss.

    Could be because Iím playing undocked on Switch, as it can be really hard to see what the fuck is going on sometimes and itís all so so tiny.
    The cast that does area damage and knocks back enemies is great. Combined with the dash creating spinning blades it is a guaranteed win for me.
  • Trowel 18 Oct 2020 14:06:02 23,800 posts
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    Cast is definitely something you grow into - I kept forgetting it in the early runs, but once you start loading it with critical hits and the likes it becomes the goto button.
  • Graxlar_v3 18 Oct 2020 14:12:02 10,586 posts
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    In my 58 (30 completes) I never gave cast more than a cursory glance.
  • Mola_Ram 18 Oct 2020 15:25:43 24,589 posts
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    It's useful for most builds. You can use casts to, for example, get some AoE damage (or ranged damage, or single target focus damage) if your regular attacks lack it.

    Hell, even the basic basic cast gives you extra damage against whatever it's stuck in. I do ignore it sometimes, but I shouldn't.
  • KRadiation 18 Oct 2020 17:24:29 1,591 posts
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    The one that lobs a cloud of gas is fantastic. I've got through the final boss hiding behind the 2 walls and just lobbing those a few times now. Also great for clearing out clusters of enemies.
    Very useful for finishing with the fists which I hate using
  • StixxUK 18 Oct 2020 19:26:25 8,403 posts
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    That's it then, credits rolled.

    Don't think I'll stop playing because the game is awesome but I won't feel bad starting on Obra Dinn.
  • StixxUK 18 Oct 2020 19:27:11 8,403 posts
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    KRadiation wrote:
    The one that lobs a cloud of gas is fantastic. I've got through the final boss hiding behind the 2 walls and just lobbing those a few times now. Also great for clearing out clusters of enemies.
    Very useful for finishing with the fists which I hate using
    This with the bow aspect which loads cast into your shot... Game over man!
  • Trowel 18 Oct 2020 22:03:25 23,800 posts
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    Just finished a run thanks to Stubborn Roots - makes the Temple of Styx and end boss a piece of piss thanks to all the scenery you can hide behind and regenerate health. Think Demeter builds may be a bit OP.
  • mikew1985 19 Oct 2020 08:56:39 14,934 posts
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    I had my first escape yesterday too, damage reductiona nd evasion were what got me through along with Demeters Cast which helped me on my final sliver of health with Hades while I hid behind the rocks.
  • Ironlungs_76 19 Oct 2020 09:05:16 180 posts
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    Finished an escape with each of the weapons now and working through some of the Heat challenges - approx half of those ticked off.

    Really started to have fun with the fist weapons especially after you unlock the Aspect that acts like a magnet to draw enemies to you

    Also spoilers for the end of Dusa quest line - did anyone tell her to keep the Ambrosia's? It's implied that she doesn't mind if you take them back from her (which I did). Quest seems to finish there but I might have borked it - I was trying to bed the head FFS ;o)
  • Mola_Ram 19 Oct 2020 09:10:37 24,589 posts
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    I haven't finished any of the optional quest lines. It took a while before I started gifting Nectar in any great amount (I was using it for trading). But now I've reached the point where they start asking me to do things, and it's often very vague as to exactly how I'm supposed to do the thing that they want.
  • Trowel 19 Oct 2020 09:11:12 23,800 posts
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    Re. why cast builds: this video...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/HadesTheGame/comments/et9dru/most_op_cast_build_yet_ft_artemis_and_new_demeter/
  • Mola_Ram 21 Oct 2020 09:58:09 24,589 posts
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    I think I'm going to uninstall this. It's absolutely brilliant, but the "just one more go" aspect of it is preventing me from playing other things. :p
  • Trowel 21 Oct 2020 12:26:29 23,800 posts
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    Similarly, I had to pause it overnight in the middle of a stonking dash-attack build, and I've spent most of the morning thinking about it rather than working...
  • Duffking 21 Oct 2020 12:52:21 16,656 posts
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    Casts are most useful for me as an extra way to get privileged status going for the 40% damage buff.

    Cast builds on their own are good, but they require a lot of investment to really work, so they're high risk high reward IMO.

    Edited by Duffking at 12:52:55 21-10-2020
  • Graxlar_v3 21 Oct 2020 13:18:43 10,586 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    I think I'm going to uninstall this. It's absolutely brilliant, but the "just one more go" aspect of it is preventing me from playing other things. :p
    Itís on hold for me now until there is new content (if there is new content). The game is very fun but after clearing it so often and unlocking the entire mirror I asked myself why I was still playing and didnít have an answer. It was also getting a bit easy even with the heat going up.
  • StixxUK 21 Oct 2020 14:44:35 8,403 posts
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    I think for me it's experimentation that's keeping me going. I keep thinking of things that I want to try out

    I should add - I for one wouldn't want it to be more difficult, it was pitched perfectly to feel like a (just) surmountable challenge for me.

    Edited by StixxUK at 14:45:27 21-10-2020
  • Phattso 24 Oct 2020 11:42:12 25,939 posts
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    Just beat Meg for the first time. Wasnít even trying, it was just a resource collection run with the bow because it had the 20% bonus on it. Dislike that weapon because of the charge, but got lucky with a 300% damage increase and then picked every damage boon I was offered.

    It was hilarious. Iím usually darting around and chipping away at boss damage on a tediously inevitable journey to failure. With this build though I was taking massive chunks out of her health pool with every shot. Nice! :)
  • Mola_Ram 24 Oct 2020 11:44:50 24,589 posts
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    I like the bow, it's probably one of my favourite weapons. It definitely gets better with good hammers though.
  • Frogofdoom 24 Oct 2020 11:58:19 16,955 posts
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    Bow got nerfed last patch but its still one of my favourites.
  • nickthegun 24 Oct 2020 12:26:59 83,331 posts
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    All of my most successful runs have been with bow X rapid fire hammer upgrade and doom.
  • Phattso 24 Oct 2020 12:29:36 25,939 posts
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    Hammers? Iím on run 12 or so. Is there a particular boon I should be looking for?
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