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Chaos
Chaos.png
Info
Title Primordial Originator
Relations Nyx (Daughter)
Affiliation None
Voice Peter Canavese
Please tell me how my power over all existence may be of small assistance to you this time, Son of Hades?
~ Chaos

Chaos is the embodiment of the primordial void from which Nyx and the Titans arose. They offer boons to Zagreus which, unlike the instant boosts offered by the Olympian gods, trade a debuff for a certain number of encounters in exchange for greater power further down the line.

Chaos resides within the Chaos Gates sometimes found within chambers.

Affinity[edit | edit source]

If given Nectar, Chaos will give you the Cosmic Egg.

Once you have given Chaos 6 Nectar, you will not be able to give more gifts until you complete a favor for them.

After you complete the favor, they can be gifted Ambrosia, although they will not give a Companion in return.

Chaos' affinity gauge is maxed out at 8 hearts, requiring the gifting of 6 Nectar and 2 Ambrosia total.

Favor[edit | edit source]

Chaos' favor is part of the same event as Nyx's favor, requiring you to reunite the two of them to fulfill one of the Fated List of Minor Prophecies. At some point, Chaos will reveal that they tried to reach out to Nyx, per Zagreus' advice. Later on, Nyx will instruct you to upgrade the eldest sigil in the administrative chamber to serve as a bridge to Chaos, which will cost you 3142 Darkness at the House Contractor. After purchasing the upgrade, you can find Nyx in Chaos' domain, and Chaos will remark that they are pleased to be able to reconnect with their daughter. From then on, you can give Ambrosia to Chaos.

Codex Entry[edit | edit source]

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''...Even Nyx, our Mother Night, comes from somewhere; even the Olympians above, and the Master himself. Eternal though they are, they came unto this world after they, or their ancestors, sprang from the darkness of Chaos. Here, within the Underword, we are closer to Chaos than the mortals and the gods above. Closer to that first, long-forgotten, primordial consciousness, oft forgotten now or believed dead and gone. Yet, as all of us residing in this realm are well aware, the dead survive eternally, and thus are closer to the gods. Perhaps, then, all of us exist and make our choices precisely as Chaos envisioned in ancient aeons past.''

Unlocking the complete Codex Entry requires deepening Zagreus' relationship with Chaos.

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'Nyx certainly seems to think so, from what little she has said of her parent. It seems the two broke ties at some point; not for any specific cruelty, but as a wolf cub leaves her pack, seeking her own way. Thus having grown apart, their connection weakened, and failed. All they now share is a solitary fate.''

Quotes[edit | edit source]

For quotes and dialogue regarding Chaos, please refer to Chaos/Quotes.

Boons[edit | edit source]

Chaos's boons function differently from the Olympian gods' boons. They come in two halves: a Curse and a Blessing, which are randomly selected. The Curse negatively affects Zagreus for a given number of encounters, after which it permanently transforms into the Blessing for the remainder of the run. The rarity of the overall boon only affects the Blessing.

A boon's name depends on which effects were randomly chosen, with the first half being the Curse and the second half the Blessing (e.g. Pauper's Favor, Abyssal Grasp).

Unlike other boons, you can get the same Blessing more than once in a run and the effects stack additively. Their boons cannot be upgraded with Pom of Power, or sold.

The damage inflicted by the Maimed, Flayed, and Addled Curses cannot reduce Zagreus below 1 Health. The animation, sound, and voice line for taking damage will still play, but his health will not actually drop.

Boon Description Rarity Notes Prerequisites
Chaos Blessing Affluence.png
Affluence
Any Obols you find is worth +X%.
Common:
30%–50%
Rare:
45%–75%
Epic:
60%–100%
Heroic:
N/A
Chaos Blessing Ambush.png
Ambush
You deal +X% damage striking foes from behind.
Common:
40%–60%
Rare:
60%–90%
Epic:
80%–120%
Heroic:
N/A
Requires the Shadow Presence Mirror Ability
Chaos Blessing Assault.png
Assault
You deal +X% damage striking undamaged foes.
Common:
30%–40%
Rare:
45%–60%
Epic:
60%–80%
Heroic:
N/A
Requires the Fiery Presence Mirror Ability
Chaos Blessing Eclipse.png
Eclipse
Any Darkness and Gemstone you find are worth +X%.
Common:
75%–100%
Rare:
112.5%–150%
Epic:
150%–200%
Heroic:
N/A
Chaos Blessing Favor.png
Favor
Boons have +X% chance to be Rare or better.
Common:
11%–20%
Rare:
16.5%–30%
Epic:
22%–40%
Heroic:
N/A
Also increase the chance of Epic and Legendary boons by +10%
Chaos Blessing Flourish.png
Flourish
Your Special deals +X% damage.
Common:
30%–60%
Rare:
45%–90%
Epic:
60%–120%
Heroic:
N/A
Chaos Blessing Grasp.png
Grasp
Gain +X Cast Ammo.
Common:
+1 Cast Ammo
Rare:
+1 Cast Ammo
Epic:
+1 Cast Ammo
Heroic:
N/A
Chaos Blessing Lunge.png
Lunge
Your Dash Attack deals +X% damage.
Common:
30%–60%
Rare:
45%–90%
Epic:
60%–120%
Heroic:
N/A
Chaos Blessing Shot.png
Shot
Your Cast deals +X% damage.
Common:
30%–40%
Rare:
45%–60%
Epic:
60%–80%
Heroic:
N/A
Chaos Blessing Soul.png
Soul
Gain +X Health.
Common:
30-40
Rare:
45–60
Epic:
60–80
Heroic:
N/A
Chaos Blessing Strike.png
Strike
Your Attack deals +X% damage.
Common:
30%–40%
Rare:
45%–60%
Epic:
60%–80%
Heroic:
N/A
Chaos Blessing Defiance.png
Defiance
You have +1 use of Death Defiance (this escape attempt). Legendary Requires 1 of any other Chaos boon

Curses[edit | edit source]

If you're in the middle of a biome and trying to decide whether to accept a curse, check your current chamber number (upper right corner of the Boons screen) and be mindful of upcoming boss encounters. Bosses for the first 3 biomes appear in chambers 14, 24, and 36. The rooms immediately before them (13, 23, and 35) will always be non-combat chambers.

With the exception of Enshrouded, curses last for numbers of encounters (chambers with enemies) rather than chambers, so a 3 encounter curse accepted in chamber 10 would still be around for the boss fight in chamber 14 because of the shop or Pom in chamber 13.

Or a 4 encounter curse in chamber 8 could be around for the boss fight if you get a fountain afterwards - a fight in chamber 9, fountain in 10, fights 11 and 12, and shop/Pom in 13.

The curses which deal damage (Addled, Flayed, and Maimed) will not reduce your health below 1 HP.

Curse Description Rarity Notes
Chaos Curse Abyssal.png
Abyssal
For the next 3–4 encounters, you take +300%–500% damage from traps.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Addled.png
Addled
For the next 3–4 encounters, each time you Cast, get hit for 3–5 Health.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Atrophic.png
Atrophic
For the next 3-4 encounters, your Life Total is reduced by 25–49 Health.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Will not appear if you have less than 50 total health.
Chaos Curse Caustic.png
Caustic
For the next 3–4 encounters, slain foes toss an Inferno-Bomb at you.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Enshrouded.png
Enshrouded
For the next 4–5 chambers, chamber reward previews are hidden.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Excruciating.png
Excruciating
For the next 3–4 encounters, you take +20%–50% damage.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Flayed.png
Flayed
For the next 3–4 encounters, each time you Special, get hit for 3–5 Health.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Halting.png
Halting
For the next 3–4 encounters, your Dash has -20%–50% reduced range.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Maimed.png
Maimed
For the next 3–4 encounters, each time you Attack, get hit for 3–5 Health.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Pauper.png
Pauper's
For the next 3–4 encounters, you cannot earn Obols.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Roiling.png
Roiling
For the next 3–4 encounters, you face +30%–80% more foes.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Chaos Curse Slippery.png
Slippery
For the next 3–4 encounters, you cannot collect Cast Ammo for 10–15 seconds.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:
Will not appear when Stygian Soul talent is selected.
Chaos Curse Slothful.png
Slothful
For the next 3–4 encounters, you have -40%–-60% move speed.
Common:
Rare:
Epic:
Heroic:

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Additional Notes[edit | edit source]

For additional information on Chaos that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Chaos (cosmogony)