How to Get Duo Boons in Hades 2 and What Are They

Hades 2 image of Melinoe in a forest

Duo Boons are making a comeback in Hades 2, so read this article to see how to get them and what they are. 

In Hades 2, you play as the Princess of the Underworld, Melinoë, the daughter of Hades and Persephone. But, during your travels, you’ll encounter various other gods that offer Boons to help you on your quest to defeat Chronos. But, some gods can combine their powers and grant you a Duo Boon. So, with that in mind, let’s see what are those Due Boons in Hades 2 and how to get them.

Hades 2: What are Duo Boons

Regular Boons are bonuses given to you by specific Gods. Duo Boons are the result of two gods combining their powers into a single unique Boon. These are very powerful and you should take them when you get the chance. For example, a Boon called Beach Ball is a combination of Poseidon’s and Apollo’s powers.

How to Get Duo Boons

You can get Duo Boons like any other Boon, ie, when you clear an encounter, a god may grant you a choice between three Boons, related to said god. But, for a Duo Boon to appear, you must have met both gods involved in it. So, using the above example, in order to have a chance to get the Beach Ball Duo Boon, you have to meet both Poseidon and Apollo. 

Once you do so, getting the Duo Boon is quite random. They have a small chance to appear each time you get to choose a Boon from one of the gods. There is a way to improve that though. The Queen (XIX) Arcana Card gives the following benefit: “Any Boons you are offered have a 6% chance to be a Duo”. Equipping it will undoubtedly help you in your search for Duo Boons.

Hades 2 image of the Boon selection screen with a Duo Boon offered
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All Duo Boons in Hades 2

At the moment the game is still in Early Access, so there is a limited number of Duo Boons. We will list the Duo Boons we found so far, their respective gods, and their effects.

  • Romantic Spark (Aphrodite and Zeus) – If you Sprint into Blitz-afflicted foes, the effect activates immediately and is stronger. Bonus Blitz Damage: +200%.
  • Glorious Disaster (Zeus and Apollo) – You can channel +30 Magick into your Omega Cast to strike foes with Lightning Bolts. Bolt Damage: 50 (every 0.13s).
  • Sun Worshiper (Apollo and Poseidon) – In each Encounter, the first foe you slay returns to fight for you. Servant Damage: +200%.
  • Island Getaway (Aphrodite and Poseidon) – Take 15% less damage from nearby enemies. All enemies are treated as Nearby.
  • Beach Ball (Poseidon and Apollo) –  Your Sprint creates a watery sphere behind you. After you stop, it surges ahead and bursts. Blast Damage: 140.
  • Queen’s Ransom (Zeus and Hera) – Give up all your Boons of Zeus. For each, raise Lv. for all Boons of Hera. Bonus Lv. per Zeus Boon: +3.
  • Stellar Slam (Hephaestus and Apollo) – Your last effects from Hephaestus deal damage in a larger area. Blast Size: +50%.

For some more Hades 2 articles, check out How to Get Thalamus, Is Zagreus in Hades 2, and How to Get Bronze.


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