Demeter

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Demeter
Demeter.png
Info
Title Goddess of Seasons
Relations Hyperion (Father)

Theia (Mother)

Helios (Brother)

Hera (Sister)

Hestia (Sister)

Hades (Foster brother)

Poseidon (Foster brother)

Zeus (Foster brother)

Persephone (Daughter)

Ares (Nephew)

Athena (Foster niece)

Artemis (Foster niece)

Dionysus (Foster nephew)

Hermes (Foster nephew)

Zagreus (Grandson)

Affiliation Mount Olympus
Voice Laila Berzins
I understand, young Zagreus, that you would seek to leave that bitter darkness for this bitter cold? Quite honestly I fail to see why. But I'll aid your plight, why not? For I can offer plenty of assistance, and you soon shall grow fond of it, I think.
~ Demeter

Demeter is the goddess of agriculture as well as sacred law and the cycle of life and death, the giver of life and in turn, the taker of it.

Many of the boons she offers to Zagreus inflict her signature Status Curse, Chill, which causes enemies to slow down and, possibly, shatter, spreading the Curse. In addition to that, she offers the 2nd highest raw percentage damage increase. Her other boons vary between helping survivability by healing, increasing damage, or boosting your different boons over time by increasing their rarity.

Demeter boons excel at control, as Chill slows them down the more Zagreus strikes them. Since Chill is easy to stack and maintain, this also enables good synergy with the Mirror of Night Upgrade, Privileged Status.

Demeter only appears after reaching the surface for the first time (just reaching the final boss, they don’t have to be defeated), making her one of the four Olympian gods (the other three being Aphrodite, Artemis and Zeus) who will not appear in the very first run of a save.

Affinity[edit | edit source]

If given Nectar, Demeter will give you the Frostbitten Horn.

Demeter's affinity gauge is maxed out at 7 hearts, requiring the gifting of 6 Nectar and 1 Ambrosia.

Favor[edit | edit source]

Demeter's favor requires completing the Epilogue, then a few instances of dialogue with her. The favor is completed when Demeter requests Zagreus to "be more candid with her" next time.

While it is not possible to forge a bond with Demeter before the Epilogue is completed, maxing out her affinity gauge to the locked heart will count towards the requirements to trigger the Epilogue.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

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'...Over time, mortals have come to fear great Demeter, eldest of Olympians, goddess of seasons, bringer of plenty, and taker-away of it. I cannot imagine she is moved by any of their offerings. Much is said of her in hushed tones, not unlike the ones reserved for the master here. Once, she administered her gifts of sustenance with generosity, until some stroke of Fate befell. She changed, and never been as giving since. The mortals who once prayed to her for plenty now beg mostly for mercy. My understanding is, despite popular belief, Demeter is no direct relation to Lord Hades or his brothers, being born of more ancient Titan stock; she certainly has taken pains to distance herself from Zeus in particular, often leaving Olympus for long stretches, in search of something. Or someone. Not that I would know a thing of it; only the mutterings of shades descended to this realm from freezing cold or famine. Surely, they pray, the seasons are due for a turn for the better?'

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Demeter's boon flowchart
Demeter's duo boon chart

Demeter boons mostly revolve around Chill and upgrading your Cast effects.

Boons[edit | edit source]

Boon Description Rarity Notes Prerequisites
Frost Strike.png
Frost Strike
Your Attack is stronger and inflicts Chill.
Common:
  • Attack damage: +40%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3-1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 1.8-2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.3-2.5
Tier 1 None
Frost Flourish.png
Frost Flourish
Your Special is stronger and inflicts Chill.
Common:
  • Special damage: +60%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3-1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 1.8-2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.3-2.5
Tier 1 None
Crystal Beam.png
Crystal Beam
Your Cast drops a crystal that fires a beam straight ahead for 5 sec.
Common:
  • Cast Damage: 8 (every 0.2 sec)
Rare:
  • Cast Damage: 9.2 (every 0.2 sec)
Epic:
  • Cast Damage: 10.4 (every 0.2 sec)
Heroic:
  • Cast Damage: 11.6 (every 0.2 sec)
Tier 1
  • Beam slowly alters trajectory to hit nearest enemy.
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
None
Crystal Beam.png
Icy Flare
Your Cast damages foes around you and inflicts Chill.
Common:
  • Cast Damage: 70
Rare:
  • Cast Damage: 80
Epic:
  • Cast Damage: 90
Heroic:
  • Cast Damage: 100
Tier 1 Unique to Aspect of Beowulf
Mistral Dash.png
Mistral Dash
Your Dash shoots a gust ahead that inflicts Chill.
Common:
  • Gust Damage: 15
Rare:
  • Gust Damage: 22.5
Epic:
  • Gust Damage: 30
Heroic:
  • Gust Damage: 37.5
Tier 1
  • Gust travels in the same direction you are facing.
  • Range: 300
None
Demeter's Aid.png
Demeter's Aid
Your Call creates a winter vortex for 5 Sec., deals damage every 0.25 Sec inflicting Chill.
Common:
  • Damage: 10
Rare:
  • Damage: 11
Epic:
  • Damage: 12
Heroic:
  • Damage: 13
Tier 1
  • Greater call bonus: increases duration to 15 Sec
None
Frozen Touch.png
Frozen Touch
After you take damage, damage and completely Chill your foe.
Common:
  • Revenge Damage: 10
Rare:
  • Revenge Damage: 15
Epic:
  • Revenge Damage: 20
Heroic:
  • Revenge Damage: 25
Tier 1
  • Applies 10 stacks of Chill
None
Rare Crop.png
Rare Crop
Your Boons become Common, then gain Rarity every 3 Encounter(s).
Common:
  • Random boons affected: 1
Rare:
  • Random boons affected: 2
Epic:
  • Random boons affected: 3
Heroic:
  • N/A
Tier 1
  • This boon cannot be purged or exchange or upgraded via Ambrosia Delight from Eurydice or via poms.
  • Once taken, shows which Boons are being cultivated as part of the Boon Description.
  • If taken before the 4th zone, Temple of Styx, each small room before the reward counts as one encounter.
None
Ravenous Will.png
Ravenous Will
While you have no Cast Ammo, take 10% less damage and deal more.
Common:
  • Damage bonus: +10%
Rare:
  • Damage bonus: +20%
Epic:
  • Damage bonus: +30%
Heroic:
  • Damage bonus: +40%
Tier 1
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
None
Nourished Soul.png
Nourished Soul
Any Health effects are more potent. Restore +30% now.
Common:
  • Improved Restoration: 30%
Rare:
  • Improved Restoration: 32.5%
Epic:
  • Improved Restoration: 35%
Heroic:
  • Improved Restoration: 37.5%
Tier 1
  • Unsellable
None
Snow Burst.png
Snow Burst
Whenever you Cast, damage nearby foes and inflict Chill.
Common:
  • Damage: 40
Rare:
  • Damage: 50
Epic:
  • Damage: 60
Heroic:
  • Damage: 70
Tier 2 None
Arctic Blast.png
Arctic Blast
Applying 10 stacks of Chill causes a blast, clearing the effect.
Common:
  • Damage: 80
Rare:
  • Damage: 90
Epic:
  • Damage: 100
Heroic:
  • Damage: 110
Tier 2
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Demeter's Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, Mistral Dash, or Snow Burst
Killing Freeze.png
Killing Freeze
Applying Chill to all enemies causes them to Slow and Decay.
Common:
  • Slow 10%, Decay Damage: 20 (every 0.5 sec)
Rare:
  • Slow 15%, Decay Damage: 30 (every 0.5 sec)
Epic:
  • Slow 20%, Decay Damage: 40 (every 0.5 sec)
Heroic:
  • Slow 25%, Decay Damage: 50 (every 0.5 sec)
Tier 2
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Demeter's Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, Mistral Dash, or Snow Burst
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Glacial Glare
Your Cast fires longer and inflicts Chill.
Common:
  • Bonus Duration: 2 Sec.
Rare:
  • Bonus Duration: 2.4 Sec.
Epic:
  • Bonus Duration: 2.8 Sec.
Heroic:
  • Bonus Duration: 3.2 Sec.
Tier 2
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
Crystal Beam
Winter Harvest.png
Winter Harvest
Chill-affected foes shatter at 10% hp, inflicting Chill nearby.
  • Shatter Area Damage: 50
Legendary Tier 3 Requires two of three:
  • Arctic Blast, Ravenous Will, Killing Freeze
Cold Embrace.png
Cold Embrace
Your Cast crystal fires its beam directly at you for 4 seconds.
  • Bonus Cast Damage: +30%
Duo (Aphrodite)
  • Cannot be combined with Crystal Clarity
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
One of each:
  • Demeter: Crystal Beam
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, Heartbreak Flourish, or Aphrodite's Aid
Freezing Vortex.png
Freezing Vortex
Your Cast inflicts Chill, but is smaller and moves slower.
  • Blade Rift size -15%
Duo (Ares)
  • Cannot be combined with Hunting Blades
One of each:
  • Demeter: Demeter's Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
  • Ares: Slicing Shot, or Slicing Flare
Crystal Clarity.png
Crystal Clarity
Your Cast is stronger and tracks foes more effectively.
  • Beam Damage: +10%
Duo (Artemis)
  • Cannot be combined with Cold Embrace
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
One of each:
  • Demeter: Crystal Beam
  • Artemis: Artemis' Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, or Hunter Dash
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Stubborn Roots
While you have no Death/Stubborn Defiance your Health slowly recovers.
  • Life Regeneration: 1 Health (every 0.8 Sec.)
Duo (Athena) One of each:
  • Demeter: Frost Strike, Mistral Dash, Frost Flourish, Crystal Beam, or Demeter's Aid
  • Athena: Divine Strike, Divine Flourish, Phalanx Shot, Divine Dash, or Athena's Aid
Ice Wine.png
Ice Wine
Your Cast blasts an area with freezing Festive Fog that inflicts Chill.
  • Blast Damage: +50%
Duo (Dionysus)
  • Cannot be combined with Blizzard Shot
One of each:
  • Demeter: Demeter's Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, Mistral Dash
  • Dionysus: Trippy Shot
Blizzard Shot.png
Blizzard Shot
Your Cast moves slowly, piercing foes and firing shards around it.
  • Shard Damage: 20
Duo (Poseidon)
  • Cannot be combined with the Aspect of Beowulf
  • Cannot be combined with Curse of Drowning
  • Cannot be combined with Ice Wine
One of each:
  • Demeter: Demeter's Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
  • Poseidon: Flood Shot
Cold Fusion.png
Cold Fusion
Jolted status does not expire on your enemies' attacks.
  • Jolted duration: 10 Sec.
Duo (Zeus) One of each:
  • Demeter: Demeter's Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
  • Zeus: Static Discharge

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Additional notes[edit | edit source]

For additional information on Demeter that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Demeter