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

Hades (Older Brother)
Poseidon (Older Brother)
Demeter (Foster sister)
Athena (Daughter)
Ares (Son)
Artemis (Daughter)
Apollo (Son)
Hermes (Son)
Dionysus (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 five Olympian gods (the other four being Demeter, Poseidon, Hermes and Aphrodite) who will not appear in the very first run of a save.

Affinity[]

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

Zeus' affinity gauge is maxed out at 7 hearts.

Favor[]

Zeus' favor involves hearing the other Gods' opinions of him, as well as seeing Zeus express a desire to reconnect with Hades, along with Hades' response.

History[]

Knowing his brother had an interest in Persephone and feeling sorry that Hades had gotten stuck with overseeing The Underworld, Zeus kidnapped the daughter of Demeter as a "consolation prize" for his brother. An act his brother had never asked/hinted/wanted him to do. While Persephone was happy for any reason to leave Olympus (a fact Zeus was aware of) & went with him willingly, she notes that even if she didn't want to go, Zeus still would have taken her.

This act led to his & Hades estrangement as apart from his disgust at Persephone being treated as an object, this "gift" put Hades in a difficult position; Demeter would be enraged over her daughter's kidnapping but since Persephone didn't WANT to return to Olympus he couldn't send her back.

As a result, if the olympian gods were to find out the truth, war would break out between Olympian gods, themselves and the Chthonic gods of the underworld. Already at the limit of tolerance for Zeus's selfish antics and since there were numerous other options Zeus could have done to get Hades and Persephone together WITHOUT putting the world in danger, Hades cut Zeus & the rest of Olympus out of his life.


Personality[]

On the surface Zeus appears gregarious, affable and fatherly especially in contrast to his brusk brother. But while his brother Hades is kind & fair underneath his exterior, Zeus is the opposite; at his core Zeus is a selfish god who does whatever he wants without consideration of the feelings of others or the possible consequences of his actions. Even his acts of "kindness" are rooted in selfishness. If not done for his own self interest, they are based on what HE feels is kind, not what others want and will even realtiate on those who spurn his gifts.

What's more he never accepts responsibility for his actions even seeming incapable of RECOGNIZING that he plays a part in them.

Case in point:

He stole Persephone as a gift for Hades setting up the world for a war among the gods. While Hades had an interest in the daughter of the goddess Demeter, he never asked for his brother's help in getting her attention, much less kidnapping her and he certainly didn't see her as a "gift" that could be given away like an object.

This puts his discussions with Zagreus in a new light as it's clear he can't fathom WHY Hades hasn't contacted him or even that he, Zeus, could have done something to make him mad.

Codex entry[]

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'...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.'

Quotes[]

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

Mechanics[]

Zeus' boon flowchart

Zeus' duo boon chart

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[]

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
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Thunder Flourish
Your Special causes a lightning bolt to strike nearby foes.
Common:
  • Lightning Damage: 30
Rare:
  • Lightning Damage: 38
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
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Electric Shot
Your Cast is a burst of chain-lightning that bounces between foes.
Common:
  • Cast Damage: 60
Rare:
  • Cast Damage: 70
Epic:
  • Cast Damage: 81
Heroic:
  • Cast Damage: 90
Tier 1
  • Bounces: 5
  • Bounce Range: 720
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
None
Electric Shot.png
Thunder Flare
Your Cast causes a lightning bolt to strike nearby foes.
Common:
  • Cast Damage: 60
Rare:
  • Cast Damage: 72
Epic:
  • Cast Damage: 84
Heroic:
  • Cast Damage: 96
Tier 1 Unique to Aspect of Beowulf
Thunder Dash.png
Thunder Dash
Your Dash causes a lightning bolt to strike nearby foes.
Common:
  • Lightning Damage: 10
Rare:
  • Lightning Damage: 15
Epic:
  • Lightning Damage: 20
Heroic:
  • Lightning Damage: 25
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: 50
Rare:
  • Lightning Damage: 55
Epic:
  • Lightning Damage: 60
Heroic:
  • Lightning Damage: 65
Tier 1
  • Max Gauge Bonus: 9 Sec. Duration
None
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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.
Lightning Strike or Electric Shot
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 Flourish, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid
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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 Flourish, Thunder Dash, 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 Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, Zeus' Aid, Heaven's Vengeance, or Lightning Reflexes
Clouded Judgment.png
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
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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: +30%
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
Storm Lightning, High Voltage, or Double Strike
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Smoldering Air
Your Call charges up automatically, but is capped at 25%.
  • Auto Gauge Gain: 1% every .2 seconds
Duo (Aphrodite)
  • Cannot be combined with Sigil of the Dead
One of each:
  • Zeus: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, Passion Dash, or Aphrodite's Aid
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Vengeful Mood
Your Revenge attacks sometimes occur without taking damage.
  • Auto-Revenge Rate: 3 Sec.
Duo (Ares) One of each:
  • Zeus: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid
  • Ares: Curse of Agony, Curse of Pain, Slicing Shot, Blade Dash, or Ares' Aid,
  • Revenge boon: Wave of Despair (Aphrodite), Curse of Vengeance (Ares), Holy Shield (Athena), Frozen Touch (Demeter), or Heaven's Vengeance (Zeus),
Lightning Rod.png
Lightning Rod
Your collectible Cast Ammo strike nearby foes with lightning every 1 Sec.
  • Lightning Damage: 70
Duo (Artemis)
  • Requires the Infernal Soul Mirror Ability
  • Lowers the range at which you can pick up Cast Ammo
One of each:
  • Zeus: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid
  • Artemis: Deadly Strike, Deadly Flourish, True Shot, Hunter Dash, or Artemis' Aid
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Lightning Phalanx
Your Phalanx Shot Cast bounces between nearby foes.
  • Max Bounces: 3
Duo (Athena)
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
One of each:
  • Zeus: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid
  • Athena: Phalanx Shot
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Cold Fusion
Jolted status does not expire on your enemies' attacks.
  • Jolted duration: 10 Sec.
Duo (Demeter) One of each:
  • Zeus: Static Discharge
  • Demeter: Frost Strike, Frost Flourish, Mistral Dash, or Demeter's Aid,
Scintillating Feast.png
Scintillating Feast
Your Festive Fog effects also deal lightning damage periodically.
  • Lightning Damage: 60
Duo (Dionysus) One of each:
  • Zeus: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid
  • Dionysus: Trippy Shot or High Tolerance
Sea Storm.png
Sea Storm
Your knock-away effects also cause foes to be struck by lightning.
  • Lightning Damage 40
Duo (Poseidon) One of each:
  • Zeus: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid
  • Poseidon: Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, or Poseidon's Aid

Gallery[]

Additional notes[]

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


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