Zeus

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Zeus
Zeus.png
Info
Title King of the Olympians
Relations Hera (Wife)

Hades (Brother)

Poseidon (Brother)

Demeter (Foster sister)

Athena (Daughter)

Artemis (Daughter)

Ares (Son)

Dionysus (Son)

Hermes (Son)

Zagreus (Nephew)

Affiliation Mount Olympus
Voice Peter Canavese
Greetings there, young man! Look, your father's always been rather difficult, and he's not so much as called in quite some time. You'll have a better home where you belong, here on Olympus! And to help you on your journey, have my blessing.
~ Zeus

Zeus is the god of the sky and thunder, and the ruler of the Olympian Gods. He offers boons to Zagreus which give his abilities chain lightning or lightning strikes.

Zeus boons excel at dealing damage to groups of enemies, as chain lightning effects bounce between enemies, and lightning strikes can hit multiple enemies.

His signature Status Curse is Jolted, which causes enemies to inflict damage to themselves when they attack, consuming the Curse.

Zeus is one of three Olympian gods (the other two being Artemis and Aphrodite) who will not appear in the very first run of a save.

Affinity[edit | edit source]

If given Nectar, Zeus will give you the Thunder Signet.

Favor[edit | edit source]

Zeus' favor requires picking up his boon at least once per run, which in turn allows multiple conversations with Hades in the House of Hades & Demeter later on in the same run to occur.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...The Master of the Heavens, god among gods; so much of my mortal life was impacted by him. And now, even in death, I serve his brother. I do not think that I have much to say for the Lord Zeus which is not widely known, already. Once, he overthrew the Titans, his own ancestors, to wrest control of all the heavens and the earth. He yet presides as ruler over all. Lord Hades bears no love for him, for reasons I can scarce begin to contemplate; it is as though Lord Hades chooses willingly not to consort with the Olympians.'


Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Zeus boons mostly revolve around two main effects. The first is chain-lightning. Chain-lightning effects will bounce between enemies, dealing damage to each enemy they bounce to. Additionally, Zeus also can grant lightning bolt effects, which cause a lightning bolt to strike an enemy, dealing damage in an area around it. These are both considered "lightning effects" and can be improved or amplified by other Zeus boons, such as Static Discharge, which adds the Jolted effect to all of your lightning effects.

Boons[edit | edit source]

Boon Description Rarity Notes Prerequisites
Lightning Strike.png
Lightning Strike
Your Attack emits chain-lightning when you damage a foe.
Common:
  • Lightning Damage: 10
Rare:
  • Lightning Damage: 12.5
Epic:
  • Lightning Damage: 15
Heroic:
  • Lightning Damage: 20
Tier 1
  • Bounces: 4
  • Bounce Range: 520
  • Deals reduced damage per bounce.
None
Thunder Flourish.png
Thunder Flourish
Your Special causes a lightning bolt to strike nearby foes.
Common:
  • Lightning Damage: 30
Rare:
  • Lightning Damage: 37.5
Epic:
  • Lightning Damage: 45
Heroic:
  • Lightning Damage: 60
Has internal cooldown of .2 per target. (Bolt only triggers, at most, 5 times per second per enemy)

Tier 1

  • Damage Radius: 200
None
Electric Shot.png
Electric Shot
Your Cast is a burst of chain-lightning that bounces between foes.
Common:
  • Cast Damage: 60
Rare:
  • Cast Damage: 72
Epic:
  • Cast Damage: 84
Heroic:
  • Cast Damage: 96
Tier 1
  • Bounces: 5
  • Bounce Range: 720
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
None
Thunder Dash.png
Thunder Dash
Your Dash causes a lightning bolt to strike nearby foes.
Common:
  • Lightning Damage: 10
Rare:
  • Lightning Damage: 13.3
Epic:
  • Lightning Damage: 16.6
Heroic:
  • Lightning Damage: 20
Tier 1
  • Range: 500
  • Damage Radius: 200
None
Zeus' Aid.png
Zeus' Aid
Your Call makes lightning strike nearby foes repeatedly for 1.5 Sec.
Common:
  • Lightning Damage: 60
Rare:
  • Lightning Damage: 66
Epic:
  • Lightning Damage: 72
Heroic:
  • Lightning Damage: 84
Tier 1
  • Max Gauge Bonus: 9 Sec. Duration
None
Heaven's Vengeance.png
Heaven's Vengeance
After you take damage, your foe is struck by lightning.
Common:
  • Revenge Damage: 80
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3–1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 1.8–2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
Tier 1
  • Damage Radius: 120
None
Lightning Reflexes.png
Lightning Reflexes
After you Dash just before getting hit, a bolt strikes a nearby foes.
Common:
  • Lightning Damage: 20
Rare:
  • Lightning Damage: 30
Epic:
  • Lightning Damage: 40
Heroic:
  • Lightning Damage: 50
Tier 1 None
Storm Lightning.png
Storm Lightning
Your chain-lightning effects bounce more times before expiring.
Common:
  • Lightning Bounces: +2
Rare:
  • Multiplier: +4
Epic:
  • Multiplier: +6
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: +8
Tier 2
  • Electric Shot gains 3, 6 or 9 jumps from this boon instead.
Electric Shot or Lightning Strike
High Voltage.png
High Voltage
Your lightning bolt effects deal damage in a larger area.
Common:
  • Bolt Area of Effect: +60%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: +72%
Epic:
  • Multiplier: +84%
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: +96%
Tier 2 Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
Double Strike.png
Double Strike
Your lightning bolt effects have a chance to strike twice.
Common:
  • Strike Chance: 25%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 30%
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 35%
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 40%
Tier 2 Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
Static Discharge.png
Static Discharge
Your lightning effects also make foes Jolted.
Common:
  • Jolt Damage: 60
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3–1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 1.8–2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
Tier 2 Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Heaven's Vengeance, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
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Clouded Judgment
Your God Gauge charges faster when you deal or take damage.
Common:
  • Faster Wrath Gain: +10%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: +12%
Epic:
  • Multiplier: +14%
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: +16%
Tier 2 Aphrodite's Aid, Ares' Aid, Artemis' Aid, Athena's Aid, Demeter's Aid, Dionysus' Aid, Poseidon's Aid, or Zeus' Aid
Billowing Strength.png
Billowing Strength
After using Call, you deal more damage for 15 Sec.
Common:
  • Bonus Damage: +20%
Rare:
  • Bonus Damage: +22%
Epic:
  • Bonus Damage: +24%
Heroic:
  • Bonus Damage: +20%
Tier 2 Aphrodite's Aid, Ares' Aid, Artemis' Aid, Athena's Aid, Demeter's Aid, Dionysus' Aid, Poseidon's Aid, or Zeus' Aid
Splitting Bolt.png
Splitting Bolt
All your lightning effects create an additional burst.
  • Lightning Damage: 40
Legendary Tier 3
  • The additional burst is a slow moving spark.
  • Spark Speed: 500
  • Bounces: 5
  • Bounce Range: 520
Electric Shot or Lightning Strike
Smoldering Air.png
Smoldering Air
Your Call charges up automatically, but is capped at 25%.
  • Auto Gauge Gain: 1% every .2 seconds
Duo (Aphrodite) One of each:
  • Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
  • Aphrodite: Aphrodite's Aid, Crush Shot, Heartbreak Flourish, Heartbreak Strike, Passion Dash, or Passion Flare
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Vengeful Mood
Your Revenge attacks sometimes occur without taking damage.
  • Auto-Revenge Rate: 3.5 Sec.
Duo (Ares) One of each:
  • Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
  • Ares: Ares' Aid, Blade Dash, Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, Slicing Flare, or Slicing Shot
  • Revenge boon: Curse of Vengeance, Frozen Touch, Heaven's Vengeance, Holy Shield, or Wave of Despair
Lightning Rod.png
Lightning Rod
Your collectible Cast Ammo strike nearby foes with lightning every 1.5 Sec.
  • Lightning Damage: 100
Duo (Artemis) One of each:
  • Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
  • Artemis: Artemis' Aid, Deadly Flourish, Deadly Strike, Hunter Dash, Hunter's Flare, or True Shot
Lightning Phalanx.png
Lightning Phalanx
Your Phalanx Shot Cast bounces between nearby foes.
  • Max Bounces: 5
Duo (Athena) One of each:
  • Zeus: Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
  • Athena: Phalanx Shot
Cold Fusion.png
Cold Fusion
Jolted status does not expire on your enemies' attacks.
  • Jolted duration: 10 Sec.
Duo (Demeter) One of each:
  • Zeus: Static Discharge
  • Demeter: Demeter's Aid, Frost Flourish, Frost Strike, or Mistral Dash
Scintillating Feast.png
Scintillating Feast
Your Festive Fog effects also deal lightning damage periodically.
  • Lightning Damage: 80
Duo (Dionysus) One of each:
  • Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
  • Dionysus: High Tolerance or Trippy Shot
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Sea Storm
Your knock-away effects also cause foes to be struck by lightning.
  • Lightning Damage 40
Duo (Poseidon) One of each:
  • Zeus: Electric Flare, Electric Shot, Lightning Strike, Thunder Dash, Thunder Flourish, or Zeus' Aid
  • Poseidon: Flood Shot, Poseidon's Aid, Tempest Flourish, Tempest Strike, or Tidal Dash

Boon Progression[edit | edit source]

Graphic which displays what boons are required for other boons to appear from Zeus rewards. Image by HeartfulPeach.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Additional notes[edit | edit source]

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