Duo Boons are one of the items you can use in Hades to increase your character’s strength, but they can only be collected once you’ve obtained the prerequisite Boons.
Hades is a fun roguelike action video game that consists of adventure and role-playing elements. It allows you to assume the role of Zagreus, who is the son of Hades. Zagreus attempts to escape from the Underworld in order to reach Mount Olympus. Luckily, you are occasionally aided by gifts bestowed on you by other Olympians.
You should remember that each run will challenge you through a random series of rooms, which are populated with enemies and rewards. Even though the character will die frequently, you can use various items, Boons and treasures to improve his qualities and abilities. Moreover, you can unlock new weapons.
What are Boons?
Boons are upgrades given by the other Olympians to aid Zagreus in his attempts to escape the Underworld. You can obtain a Boon as a reward for clearing a room, however, it has to be marked with the respective god’s symbol.
Alternatively, you can purchase it for 150 Obols from Charon’s shop. Please note that Boons only last for the duration or a run. This means that they disappear when the character dies and are sent back to the House of Hades.
Moreover, you can discover various types of Boons while progressing in the game. Each type features unique abilities to aid you in your quest.
Hades: How to get Duo Boons
One of the Boons that you can find in Hades is Duo Boons. They combine the powers of 2 different gods for a unique effect. You should note that Duo Boons can only be obtained when you have the prerequisite Boons. This means that you need to collect certain Boons in order to collect a Duo Boon.
Similar to other Boons, Duo Boons are lost when Zagreus dies and returns to the House of Hades. The game currently features more than 25 different Duo Boons, which are shared between 8 different gods, namely Aphrodite, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Demeter, Poseidon and Zeus.
It is believed that neither Chaos nor Hermes offer Duo Boons. You can increase your chances of obtaining a Duo Boon by using specific gods’ Keepsake, Eurydice’s Refreshing Nectar or the Mirror of Night talents, and God’s Legacy, among others.
What Duo Boons can you find in the game?
It is clear that you can only collect a Duo Boon if you have obtained the prerequisite Boons.
The following table indicates the Duo Boon, and the prerequisite Boons:
|Duo Boon name||Prerequisite Boons|
Curse of Longing
|– Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, Passion Shot, Aphrodite’s Aid or Passion Dash
– Ares: Curse of Pain or Curse of Agony
|– Poseidon: Poseidon’s Aid, Tidal Dash, Flood Flare, Flood Shot, Tempest Strike or Tempest Flourish.
– Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, Passion Shot, Aphrodite’s Aid or Passion Dash
|– Ares: Curse of Pain or Curse of Agony.
– Athena: Divine Strike or Divine Flourish.
|– Demeter: Frost Strike, Crystal Beam, Frost Flourish, Mistral Dash or Demeter’s Aid
– Athena: Athena’s Aid, Divine Dash, Phalanx Flare, Phalanx Shot, Divine Flourish or Divine Strike.
|– Demeter: Frost Strike, Frost Flourish, Mistral Dash or Demeter’s Aid
– Poseidon: Flood Shot
|– Artemis: True Shot, Deadly Strike, Deadly Flourish or Artemis’ Aid
– Dionysus: Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash or Dionysus’ Aid.
What are Keepsakes?
As mentioned above, you can increase your chances for Duo Boons with specific gods’ Keepsakes. They are items that can be equipped to obtain some sort of benefit during an escape attempt. You can obtain them by offering Nectar to various characters for the first time. However, Hades’ keepsake is unique, as you can only obtain it when you offer a second gift.
What happens when you collect all the Duo Boons?
It is alleged that you will receive 15 Ambrosia from the Fates List of Minor Prophecies when you have acquired all the Duo Boons. Ambrosia is one of several Artefact currencies that can be earned within the Underworld.
It is mainly used as a special gift for those who have deepened bonds with Zagreus. However, it can also be used to increase the effectiveness of a companion.
Hades is a popular roguelike action video game that features adventure and role-playing elements. It invites you to assume the role of Zagreus, who is the son of Hades. Zagreus attempts to escape from the Underworld in order to reach Mount Olympus. Luckily, you are occasionally aided by gifts bestowed on you by other Olympians.
One of the items that you can use to improve your character’s abilities are Duo Boons. They combine the powers of 2 different gods for a unique effect. Duo Boons can only be obtained when you have the prerequisite Boons.