Wondering what the best Hades spear aspect is? This Hades Spear Aspect Guide is the guide for you. Best Hades Spear Aspects broken down & reviewed!
If you’re playing the wonderful new aRPG Hades, you’re going to want to learn everything you can about the various weapon aspects so you can know which weapons you want to focus on leveling up with your Titan Blood.
This Hades Spear Aspect Guide will cover all of the Hades Spear Aspects that are available so you can know the pros and cons of each one.
Hades is fairly well-balanced, so keep in mind while you’re reading through this list that some weapons may simply fit certain builds or playstyles better. Even if there is a weapon that’s generally better than the others, another weapon may be better for you. That’s why I’m putting a big focus in breaking down the pros, cons and potential build synergies for each of the Hades Spear Aspects.
Without further ado, here is the Best Hades Spear Aspect Guide.
S Tier – Best Hades Spear Aspects
Aspect of Guan Yu
The Aspect of Guan Yu has a pretty punishing drawback that makes it difficult to use effectively at max level and nearly impossible to use at lower levels, but it’s still among the best weapons in the game. I’d consider it to be an advanced weapon. If you’ve played enough that you know most of the boss and monster attack patterns well enough to dodge most damage, the potential that the Aspect of Guan Yu offers in terms of damage and build versatility is unmatched.
While most of the other spear aspects focus on one aspect of the spear playstyle, whether that be its ranged special or its charge skill, Guan Yu has both the best special and charge skill. Its special, which is extremely fast and powerful, is better than Zagreus, and its charge skill is better than Hades’s.
One of the things that makes the Aspect of Guan Yu so good is its build versatility. Because the special build benefits from things like percentage based Flourishes (Poseidon is probably my favorite) and the hammer upgrade that lets you charge you special, while the charge skill benefits from crit or stacking DoTs from Dionysus and the hammer skills that speed up the charge time and increase the attack radius, it’s extremely unlikely you’ll go through a run and not be able to get the boons necessary to power up either build.
The health is not as dramatic of a drawback as it seems at first, because wielding Guan Yu with a powered up special is incredibly safe due to its range and high damage, and Guan Yu with both major hammer upgrades for its spin attack rapidly heals you.
It does require you to play actively and avoid damage, unlike the Zagreus Sword lifesteal build where you can just recklessly swing your sword, but its damage output, versatility and lifesteal make it second to none among the various Hades spear aspects.
A Tier – Best Hades Spear Aspects
Aspect of Achilles
Achilles gives a significant amount of bonus damage for 4 attacks or spells after you cast it and, since you can cast it whenever you want, you can keep up a ton of bonus damage almost all the time. That alone makes it very strong, especially for cast builds.
The Raging Rush special itself is nothing to write home about, but the bonus damage is extremely good. A lot of people use the special to stay extremely mobile while launching out as many spells as possible.
Altogether, the bonus damage is so extreme that it’s hard to deny that it’s one of the better Hades spear aspects.
B Tier – Best Hades Spear Aspects
Aspect of Hades
The main problem with Aspect of Hades is, why would you ever pick Aspect of Hades over Aspect of Guan Yu? The Guan Yu spin attack is so much better and, unlike with Zagreus vs Guan Yu, Hades doesn’t have access to any special spin attack hammers that Guan Yu doesn’t get.
Aspect of Hades isn’t horrible. You can beat the game with it. The bonus is fairly decent. After tagging enemies with a spin attack, you deal extra damage, which makes it pair fairly well with Artemis or another physically focused deity.
There’s really not much to say about the Aspect of Hades. It’s basically a standard skill with a damage bonus for the spin attack which is nice, but not exceptional and not particularly exciting.
C Tier – Best Hades Spear Aspects
Aspect of Zagreus
If you’re planning on exclusively using the spear special, you can’t go wrong with the Aspect of Zagreus. With the special damage bonus, the special’s damage is roughly equal to Guan Yu’s, maybe slightly higher, although it doesn’t get Guan Yu’s spin attack or its health drawback.
With the Aspect of Zagreus you can also get the bouncing spear hammer (Chain Skewer), which is unavailable when using the Aspect of Guan Yu. With Chain Skewer and Charged Skewer, you can clear whole rooms with just a few flings of your spear.
Although you’re boxed in to concentrating on the spear’s special when using the Aspect of Zagreus, spamming the spear special is a pretty effect playstyle and it works well with a fair amount of different gods. As with Aspect of Guan Yu, I think Poseidon main with a little bit a Zeus to unlock the duo boon is the best overall, but Artemis or even Ares can be very effective as well.
Aspect of Zagreus is only at the bottom here because the other spears are better, not because Zagreus is bad.
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