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The 10 Hardest Boss Fights In Hades

VOICE OVER: Ty Richardson WRITTEN BY: Ty Richardson
With “Hades” finally available on PlayStation and Xbox, it's about time we tell you of the hardest fights you can expect. Supergiant's newest game isn't one to scoff at, and with these adversaries, you're going to be in for a long, yet amazing ride. Our list includes Megaera, The Bone Hydra, Alecto, Charon, Hades himself and more!
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10 Hardest Boss Fights in Hades


Welcome to MojoPlays, and today, we’re taking a look at the 10 Hardest Boss Fights in “Hades”!

With “Hades” finally available on PlayStation and Xbox, it’s about time we tell you of the hardest fights you can expect. Supergiant’s newest game isn’t one to scoff at, and with these adversaries, you’re going to be in for a long, yet amazing ride. Which boss gave you the most trouble? Let us know in the comments below.

Tisiphone

When all your opponent can say is “murder”, you know the fight is about to get tough. Tisiphone is arguably the easiest of the Furies, but that doesn’t mean she’s a pushover necessarily. She will pause the fight to shrink the arena down, leaving you little room to avoid her attacks. You also have a rather tight window to avoid her lunges and dash attacks. So, you’ll want to pay close attention to her movement. If you want to get a headstart on preparing your fight with her, try to get a Boon or two from Athena that’ll let you deflect projectiles.

The Bone Hydra

Asphodel can be a challenging floor if you haven’t been focusing on improving your build, which means the Bone Hydra might prove difficult. For its first wave of attacks, it’ll launch projectiles and jump into the air before slamming into the ground. Once you’ve chipped away a third of its health, the Hydra will summon smaller heads and turn the stage into a bullet hell while trying to spawn in more enemies. This segment will force you to prioritize your targets while avoiding fire. Athena’s boons should once again prove useful here, and Aphrodite’s Weak effects will help you deal with the smaller foes quickly. However, you should really grab a boon that gives you a Greater Call before reaching this guy.

Wretched Sneak

This special mid-boss is an adversarial one. The Wretched Sneak is about as devious as its name implies, disappearing and reappearing to try and flank you while occasionally shooting out projectiles. You won’t have a heck of a lot of time to land hits, so you’ll have to be patient and vigilant when trying to find your windows of opportunity. The bow, spear, and railgun are great ranged weapons to use against him as you won’t have to worry about closing much distance. As for the sword and gauntlets, prepare to spam that dash ability.

Megaera

In your first fight or four with Meg, she will send you running home to daddy. She really does not hold back with her lunges and flurry of attacks. To make the most of your attacks, you’re going to need to watch her stances and know her rhythm, dash to avoid, and dash back towards her to lay the smackdown. Don’t hesitate to back off and deal with her minions if you’re feeling overwhelmed - there’s a good chance they’ll either be caught in your rage or you’ll catch them in a trap. The only time you really have to fear her is if you’ve activated the Extreme Measures bounty. If she shows up as support for her sisters, she can’t be killed, and you may find yourself in a world of trouble.

The Witches Circles

Honestly, the Witches Circle is a real bane for the team here at MojoPlays. Sure, they’re just a small group of Spreaders, but the problem is that they will litter the entire screen in projectiles!! If you have absolutely nothing to deflect their attacks (or if you didn’t grab a knockback boon from Poseidon), this fight will be madness. You’re going to want to try and focus on offing one as soon as possible just to lessen the insanity. More importantly, try not to let one of your Death Defiances get wasted here. Prioritize your safety, eliminate them one by one, and use those Calls and Cast boons if you have them.

Tiny Vermin

While this rat doesn’t look as threatening as the rabbit from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, it’s certainly a pain to deal with and will make you want to lob your own Holy Hand Grenade. The Tiny Vermin (or “King Vermin”) is annoying specifically because of how every attack inflicts poison, which can quickly finish you off if you don’t scurry to the nearest Curing Pool. As if things couldn’t get any worse, the Tiny Vermin boasts an extraordinary health bar of ten thousand and hits way harder than your average Vermin! Pray you make it through this without triggering Death Defiance! Actually, pray you don’t encounter this fight at all!

Alecto

Of the three Furies, Alecto is without a doubt the hardest and most aggressive. The reason for this is because she comes with her own Rage meter. Whenever you land a hit on her, that meter goes up. Not only that, but Alecto has a move where she can build up the Rage meter herself just by shooting out projectiles! Once the meter hits its limit, Alecto moves faster, hits harder, and becomes invulnerable to any attacks. Thankfully, this mechanic does not follow her if she shows up as an assist for her sisters. Even so, you will take a beating!

Charon

Every so often, you may notice a bag of money close to our underworld merchant, Charon. Choosing to “borrow” it will trigger this optional boss fight, and needless to say, Charon’s pissed! Seriously, the boat man is no laughing matter despite how dull he may seem. His oar smacks about as hard as Alecto’s whip or the Tiny Vermin’s bite, and he can unleash a wave of projectiles that cover the entire area. Additionally, his health bar sits at a whopping sixteen thousand eight hundred!! If you really want that Loyalty Card reward, make sure you have your build fleshed out as best as you can! If not, he will send you back to Tartarus!

Theseus & Asterius

These two jerkwads have earned the notorious reputation among “Hades” players as “the run-killers”, rightfully so. Whereas every other boss fight is primarily one-on-one, you have to fight these two at the same time! Asterius will chase you down and swing his axe while Theseus attempts to toss his spear at you. The trick here is to focus on Asterius first before going after Theseus. If you off the warrior before the minotaur, Asterius will gain a buff in his attack power in speed. Kill the minotaur first, and the only thing you’ll have to worry about is which god Theseus calls for when you get him to half health.

Hades

Of course we saved old daddy dearest for last! The dude’s name is the game’s title, and the guy is just as formidable as his presence is intimidating! Hades hits REALLY hard and can launch skulls, inflicting an effect that drastically lowers your damage resistance. If these skulls miss, they act as bombs and can generate sizable shockwaves if left alone. If Zagreus is to reunite with his family, you’re going to have to give the Lord of the Underworld everything you got - save up for those Greater Calls, you your Casts as much as possible before wailing on him, and know the strengths of your build.
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