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Hades - God of the Dead

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Hades is the final boss of Titan Quest - Immortal Throne. He is fought at the very end of Act IV. Killing him completes the game and unlocks a new difficulty: Epic or Legendary with new challenges.

Hades has a 10% chance to drop The Overlord on Normal difficulty. It is the key to one of the Immortal Throne's Easter Eggs, the Secret Passage.

Hades deals only Vitality and Physical Damage, as well as Health Reduction on Epic and Legendary. Maxed out Vitality Resistance is more than recommended for this fight.

First Phase

Resistances

As a boss monster he is immune to Controls and almost immune to percent health and energy damage.

Abilities

Hades melee attacks deals Physical and Vitality Damage.

  • Shadow Star - Hades toss a red orb at a character outside of melee range. It is the most dangerous skill in Hades' arsenal, it will one shot most characters. Initial projectile splits into 8 Shadow Bolts on hit. If the globe lands on your character, all secondary projectiles will hit you as well. Taking the whole load with 80% Vitality Resistance deals 3000 damage on Normal.
  • Sickle Sweep - Hades will sweep with his sickle at melee range doing lot of Physical and Vitality Damage.
  • Shadow Bolt - Hades shots a dark magic projectile dealing Physical and Vitality Damage.

Strategy

Shadow Star has long, distinct animation of Hades raising his right hand. If you intend to stay in melee range, make sure that he isn't casting this skill while you are approaching. All his spells in Epic and Legendary will deal additional Health Reduction.

After reaching ½ of his life, Hades right arm will transform which means the beginning of his second phase.

Second Phase

Resistances

Hades - Second Phase

As a boss monster he is immune to Controls and almost immune to percent health and energy damage.

Abilities

Hades melee attacks deals Physical and Vitality Damage.

  • Shadow Balls - Hades toss six orbs in front of him bouncing on the wall and dealing a lot of Physical and Vitality Damage.
  • Sickle Sweep - Hades will sweep with his sickle at melee range doing lot of Physical and Vitality Damage.
  • Shadow Bolt - Hades shots a dark magic projectile dealing Physical and Vitality Damage.
  • Death Vortex - Hades summons a vortex following you during 12 seconds with his new arm. The vortex deals huge Physical Damage and Vitality Decay over 1 second if you stay in it.

Strategy

Hades has higher armor and resistances in his second phase. You absolutely need to avoid the Death Vortex as it will kill you in few seconds. Shadow Balls are deadly too, but if you have enough Vitality Resistance - taking just one ball might not kill you. All his spells in Epic and Legendary will deal additional Health Reduction. After being killed, Hades will turn into a ghost for its third and final phase.

Stage 3

Resistances

As a boss monster he is immune to Controls and almost immune to percent health and energy damage.

Abilities

  • Shadow Stars - Hades toss five orbs randomly outside of melee range. It is the most dangerous skill in Hades' arsenal, it will one shot most characters. Initial projectile splits into five Shadow Bolts on hit. If the globe lands on your character, all secondary projectiles will hit you as well. Taking the whole load with 80% Vitality Resistance deals 3000 damage on Normal.
  • Expanding Ring - A stunning circle of spirits expands from Hades dealing Physical and Vitality Damage.
  • Shadow Bolt - Hades' basic attack, he shots a dark magic projectile dealing Physical and Vitality Damage.
  • Uber Shadow Bolt - Strong version of Shadow Bolt dealing Health Reduction likely to one shot everything.
  • Spirit Wave - Hades summons a large wave dealing Physical, Health Reduction, Vitality Damage and Vitality Decay over 4 seconds.

Strategy

Hades has higher armor and resistances in his second phase. You absolutely need to avoid the Uber Shadow Bolt as it will kill you. Shadow Stars like in his first phase are deadly too, he will have a unique animation but it will be harder to dodge the Shadow Stars because they are random and numerous. All his spells in Epic and Legendary will deal additional Health Reduction.

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