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Ultimate Guide To Every Boss In Hades

Ultimate Guide To Every Boss In Hades

Hades is one of those games that you can play for a long time. Not only is it one of the best rogue-lite games out there, but the gameplay is extremely smooth. Plus, you can use either a controller or mouse and keyboard and still have a great time.

Some of the hardest parts of the game are the boss fights. Some are very easy, but there are bosses that are extremely annoying. Each run is going to be entirely different since you get different abilities each time.

There are a total of 8 bosses in Hades and each of them gives a decent challenge. Obviously, some are harder than others, so we will go over each one in this article and we will give tips on how to easily defeat them every time.

Every boss has its own set of annoying moves, so the tips we give you will only get you soo far. It is going to be up to you to memorize all the moves so you can get better at the game. The more you play, the easier time you will have since you will know what to do.

How many bosses are in the game?

As we said before, there are 8 bosses in the game. You actually only need to defeat a total of 5 of them to even finish a run, so you don’t have to worry as much. Plus, the hardest fight in the game isn’t a blocking point for finishing the story. It can be annoying at first, but it is super fun once you get the hang of the game.

You also will notice how each boss will be different per run that you do. It depends on the Boon you equip, the weapon you choose, and even the abilities you get within the run. That is what makes this game really unique. So, here is a list of all the bosses in the game:

  • Megaera
  • Alecto
  • Tisiphone
  • Bone Serpent
  • Asterius
  • Theseus
  • Hades
  • Charon

How to defeat all the bosses

The main tip we can give you while fighting almost every boss in the game is to watch out for the are of effect attacks. Not only are they the most deadly, but they can seriously keep you from reaching certain parts of the boss arenas.

This is especially useful in the Hades fight at the end of the game. He has an unnecessary number of AoE attacks and if you aren’t ready, you will die very quickly. Once you defeat each boss, you will have an idea of what you need to do each time.

Here are all the bosses in Hades and tips on how to beat each one:

1. Megaera (First of the Furies)

The ancient Fury Sisters deal retribution for eternity against all those whose lives unspeakably befouled the lives of others. They each seem to relish their grim work, though none so much as Megaera, the first among them.

Location: Tartarus – She is the first main boss you will encounter in each run.

This boss is the first one you will encounter in your first run. If you are good, you can probably defeat her on your first try, but it will probably take you at least a couple of tries. The tip we can give you to help you defeat her is to watch out for her dash. It is fast and hard to dodge if you aren’t careful.

She also has a whip attack that can be pretty deadly if you get hit by it. Enemies will also be summoned to the arena after you get her health down a bit so make sure to keep an eye on the rest of the arena. Try not to defeat the bosses as fast as you can. Try to be patient.

Difficulty: 7 out of 10

2. Alecto (Tormentor of Passions)

Each of the ancient Fury Sisters is preoccupied eternally with tormenting a certain swath of moral crime, and Alecto enjoys the broadest swath of all: those who, during their mortal days, committed wrongful acts at the behest of their impulsive passions.

Location: Tartarus – She will be randomly substituted for Megaera when you defeat her for the first time.

This is a boss that only spawns when you defeat Megaera. Once you defeat her, Alecto is one that will be randomly chosen to fight in place of the first boss of the game. It does suck since this is a very difficult boss compared to the others in the same spot.

She has the same moveset as the other Furies, but she is extremely aggressive. Way more aggressive than most other bosses in the game. She also summons Louts into the arena which are some insanely annoying enemies to fight pretty early on.

Difficulty: 8 out of 10

3. Tisiphone (Tormentor of Murder)

Among each of the deathless Fury Sisters, the one known as Tisiphone is probably responsible for the particularly fearsome reputation they all share, both on the surface of the earth and here below. This is of course not to diminish the deserved notoriety that they each earned.

Location: Tartarus – She will be randomly substituted for Megaera when you defeat her for the first time.

This boss is the third version of the Furies fight that you can run into. Along with the previous 2 bosses on this list, when you get to the first boss, one of these three will be randomly chosen for you to fight. She is actually the easiest of the three since she is not as aggressive.

She is the only Fury that doesn’t summon other enemies to help her and she doesn’t have a fourth phase. This makes her the recommended boss for you to get. When you get to this fight, this is the boss you want to get to have the easier time.

Difficulty: 6.5 out of 10

4. Bone Hydra (A Bone Hydra)

Stripped of the flesh the hero Herakles sliced through and cauterized, the Hydra now resides within the Underworld, stewing in the scintillating tumult of the fire-river called the Phlegethon. It mercilessly watches over passage toward Elysium, devouring those shades who would dare seek the comforts of that hallowed place.

Location: Asphodel – It is the second main boss you will encounter in each run.

This boss is literally a Hydra made of bone. This is the only boss that doesn’t have a title so we gave it a title if you look at the heading above. It is by far the easiest boss in the game. Once you defeat this boss once, there really isn’t a challenge to it.

Yes, you can die from it, but that doesn’t mean it is a hard boss. You could get caught in a bad spot and there is nothing you can do. You could also have low health going into the fight. All you really need to do is dodge the fireballs and you are good.

Difficulty: 5 out of 10

5. Asterius (Bull of Minos)

In life, the wretched abomination known as the Minotaur was feared across the coast of Greece; those cast into the Labyrinth in which he, himself, was trapped had no hope of escape. That was until the young hero Theseus entered the Labyrinth voluntarily, and slew him in what was, by most accounts, a spectacular battle.

Location: Elysium – He might be encountered twice since you could run into him as a mid-boss. He is also the final boss of Elysium along with Theseus.

This is one of the only bosses that you will actually see twice within each run. Once you get to Elysium, you will fight him ad a mid-boss fight and then you will fight him later on as a duo fight with Theseus. This boss is actually pretty difficult so be prepared.

What makes the Elysium fight even harder is the fact that you have to fight both Asterius and Theseus at the same time. The best thing you can do is to defeat this boss first since Theseus will be easier to take care of by himself. Just watch out for Asterius’s bull rush move.

Difficulty: 8.5 out of 10

6. Theseus (Hero of Athens)

Oft called the great king of Athens, the hero Theseus is nonetheless best-known for his deeds earlier in life; deeds great enough to earn his immortal soul a place of high honor in hallowed Elysium. Now he reigns in this heaven of ours much as I understand he reigned in life; with pride and confidence both in abundance.

Location: Elysium – He is the third main boss you will encounter in each run. He will be paired up with Asterius for a pretty hard challenge as the final boss of Elysium.

This is the other boss we were talking about that duos up in the Elysium arena with Asterius. The fight is actually a difficult one since you will have to fight 2 bosses at once. The biggest tip we can give you is to focus on one of the bosses at a time.

Try to defeat the bull first since Theseus is easier to defeat when you only have to fight him. The individual bosses aren’t that difficult. The difficulty comes with fighting them at the same time. Once you defeat them though, you are almost finished with your run.

Difficulty: 8.5 out of 10

7. Hades (God of the Dead)

What else is there to say about the Master? Master not just of the House in which I work, but of the entirety of the domain beneath the earth, the place we all end up after we die. He is a god of character, I have to give him that.

Location: Beyond Styx – He is the final boss of the entire game. You can defeat him 10 times to fully complete the story of the game.

This is the final boss of the game. Yes, there is another boss after, but to beat the game, you will have to defeat Hades 10 times. Without spoiling what happens, every time you defeat him, the story progresses. He is a very difficult boss.

If you get to him with overpowered abilities and weapons, then you might have an easier time. You will have to watch out for every attack he does. He has a ton of AoE attacks so make sure you are keeping an eye on the arena around you. He also summons a ton of enemies. Just be patient and you will beat him.

Difficulty: 9.2 out of 10

8. Charon (Stygian Boatman)

The Stygian Boatman is a lot of things, although I am afraid he isn’t much for conversation; I have tried, though perhaps not persuasively enough. I wonder where he finds the time to mill about as sometimes he is prone.

Location: Erebus – He is a secret boss fight that you have to beat the game to get to. You will have to use the Pact of Punishment to even get to the area needed to fight him.

This fight is by far the hardest in the game. It is a totally optional fight that you don’t have to complete. The best thing we can tell you about this fight is to watch out for the skull attack. You will have to find an open area to not take damage.

It is actually a relatively short fight, so you really need to be prepared for it. It is short, but it is not easy in the slightest. The main thing you should know is that you shouldn’t get too close to him. He will shoot a wave that will push you away.

Difficulty: 9.5 out of 10

Is Hades a difficult game?

Hades is not a difficult game if you know what you are doing. When you first start playing, then it will be difficult since you don’t know what to expect from the enemies and bosses. When you just start, every run you do will get you farther into each area.

You will also get permanent buffs to your character that will help bring you just that much closer to finishing the game. Your goal going into the game shouldn’t be to finish it but to get as far as you can every time.

Try different things and experiment with weapons and abilities, because you might find a better playstyle that you prefer using. The game gives you a lot of different ways to play, so make sure to take advantage of everything the game gives you.