Shield of Chaos

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Aegis, the Shield of Chaos is an Infernal Arm that can be unlocked for 3 Chthonic Keys.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...Aegis, the Shield of Chaos, predecessor to the very Aegis wielded by Lord Zeus and by Athena, his most favored daughter... the Lord of Thunder defended his brothers and sisters using that very shield when, together, they conspired to drive the Titans back into the lowest reaches of the Underworld. The shield was shattered, yet a burning effigy remains, its power still intact. A power sealed within the visage of a monstrous entity even the Titans feared. Its might is uncontrollable, and it scarce functions as a manner of defense. Instead, its writhing maw augments its wielder's might, shattering bone and solid rock with little effort, and considerable zeal. I confess I had to look away from it. The family of weapons used to end the Titan-war, the other members of it seem almost alive in their own way; but, there is no almost about this. It instills in me a feeling I would rather leave unnamed. May the next bearer of Aegis meet it on agreeable terms.'

Fighting style[edit | edit source]

The main attack is a single swing that hits in an arc and knocks enemies back. Holding the attack button will block damage from the front, and releasing will perform a shield bash forwards, dealing damage to enemies hit. The special throws the shield, which bounces between enemies and objects before returning.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Attack Description Damage Notes
Bash Press Attack button to Strike. 20 Damage Knockback
Bull Rush Hold Attack to Defend.

Release to Bull Rush.

Partial Charge: 20-39 Damage

Max Charge: 40 Damage

Defend

Rush

Throw Press Special to Throw. Throw: 15 Damage After a throw, Zagreus cannot Attack / Special until the shield returns to him

Aspects[edit | edit source]

The Shield of Chaos has 4 Aspects: Zagreus, Chaos, Zeus, and Beowulf. Like all other weapons, each Aspect has 5 levels that can be unlocked by spending Titan Blood. An Aspect will not only change the appearance of the Shield of Chaos, but will also improve its attacks. The higher the level of the Aspect, the more effective its improvement is.

Aspect Description Upgrade Cost Appearance
Zagreus Aspect Shield.png

Aspect of Zagreus

The form in which the shield of chaos first revealed itself.

Sometimes the bone-etched visage shudders as though it means to speak.

Damage Reduction

(+5% / +6% / +7% / +8% / +10%)

1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1

Titan Blood

(Total: 5Titan Blood)

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Aspect of Chaos

After you Bull Rush, your next Special throws multiple shields.

All sprang from the primordial depths; only one artifact bore witness.

Bonus Shields Thrown

(+1 / +2 / +3 / +4 / +5)

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Titan Blood

(Total: 15Titan Blood)

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Aspect of Zeus

Your Special is replaced with the Blitz Disc*.

Once he became king of the Olympians, he truly had nothing left to fear.

Blitz Disc Base Damage per Hit

(8 / 13 / 19 / 24 / 30)

2 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Titan Blood

(Total: 16Titan Blood)

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Aspect of Beowulf

You have Naegling's Board** but take +10% damage

Would that the stalwart warrior-king's sword offered similar protection.

Dragon Rush Bonus Damage & Area

(+20% / +40% / +60% / +80% / +100%)

3 / 3 / 3 / 3 / 3

(Total: 15 Titan Blood)

*Blitz Disc will move through foes until stopping in place for 10 seconds or until Special is pressed again, at which point it travels back to Zagreus. Deals damage every 0.3 Sec., even when travelling back. You can still Attack before the shield is recalled.

**See below for Naegling's Board's alternate moveset.

Naegling's Board Moveset[edit | edit source]

Attack Description Damage Notes
Heavy Bash Press Attack button to Strike. 40 Damage Knockback
Bull Rush Hold Attack to Defend.

Release to Bull Rush.

Any Charge: 50 Damage Defend

Rush

Dragon Rush Press Cast to Load,

Hold Attack to Defend,

Release to Dragon Rush.

Dragon Rush: 50-100 Damage

Cast Damage: 50 Damage each Bloodstone

Defend

Rush

Heavy Throw Press Special to Throw. 45 Damage After a throw, Zagreus cannot Attack / Special until the shield returns to him

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Description Notes
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Dread Flight
Your Special can strike up to 3 additional foes before returning.
  • Incompatible with Aspect of Zeus
  • Does not work with Chaos Aspect's multi-shield special (still works with normal special)
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Sudden Rush
Your Bull Rush charges much faster.
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Pulverizing Blow
Your Attack hits twice, but does not knock foes away.
  • Only affects Bash. Dash-Strike & Bull Rush are not affected.
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Dashing Wallop
Your Dash Attack deals +50% damage in a larger area.
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Explosive Return
Your Special deals 50 damage to nearby foes when you catch it.
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Minotaur Rush
Your Bull Rush gains a Power Shot that does +400% damage.
  • Cannot be combined with World Smasher or Sudden Rush
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Breaching Rush
Your Bull Rush deals +400% damage to Armor.
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Charged Shot
Your Bull Rush instead fires a piercing shot that deals 80 damage.
  • The projectile is also unblockable
  • Cannot be combined with World Smasher
Charged Throw Hold Special to charge your throw for up to +300% damage.
  • Incompatible with Aspect of Chaos and Aspect of Zeus.
Empowering Flight After your Special hits, your next 2 Attacks deal +80% damage.
  • Cannot be combined with Dashing Flight
Dashing Flight While you Dash, your Special is faster and deals +100% damage.
  • Cannot be combined with Empowering Flight
Ferocious Guard After blocking a foe, gain +20% damage and move speed for 10 Sec.
Unyielding Defense After using your Naegling's Board Cast, you are Sturdy for 3 Sec.
  • Aspect of Beowulf Exclusive

Additional notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Shield of Chaos is based on the Aegis from Greek mythology.
  • Both Charged Shot and Power Shot ignore shields wielded by Greatshields and Theseus. Shield throws can also circumvent shields if homing in from the back.
  • The bonus shields from Chaos aspect is not affected by Explosive Return. Catching all the shields will only deal area damage once.
  • The bonus shields from Chaos aspect is not affected by Dread Flight. Only the uncharged shield throw bounces 6 times. If you use Bull Rush to activate the Chaos aspect bonus, all shields thrown will only bounce once.