5 months ago
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TooMuchSwagger - NA-West

I reached Masters off the back of this god and have been playing him since season one so i know a thing or two about how to play Hades.
Hades is a god that loves to play around his opponents beads, jumps, and ultimate abilities. More often than not you will be wanting to save your ult for a good moment to get one or more enemies guaranteed to be locked down in your ult. Whether they are immobile, jumped, or have beads down, Hades has to be able to lock enemies down with his ult in order to win fights. The best advice for playing Hades is to always look for gaps in your opponents setup. To play safe and commit when you see an opening to get a good ult off, or kill an enemy. Just have to have an eye for what to do with the god and how to use his abilities to the fullest. With anything it takes time, Hades has one of the lowest skill caps for being decent with the god, but to play him at high level it can be a bit difficult due to opponent counter builds and needing to know when are the right times to fight.
One last reminder: Hades can be played into the majority of the gods he is weak against and still do well with proper play. They are matchups that are harder for him, and some like Cerberus can be close to unwinnable at times, however they are still possible. Even bad matchups can be treated as good matchups with the proper skills to play around them.

Normal Upgrades
Skills Section
Normal Upgrades
Death From Below
Death From Below
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Shroud of Darkness
Shroud of Darkness
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Devour Souls
Devour Souls
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Pillar of Agony
Pillar of Agony
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Notes

Devour Souls is our most important ability, it scales due to enemies blighted, heals you and allies, and can making fighting in minion waves really strong on Hades. On Level 8 you do not level a skill and upgrade Devour Souls to max at level 9 with the upgrade to Pillar of Agony.

Vs Channelers
Skills Section
Vs Channelers
Death From Below
Death From Below
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Shroud of Darkness
Shroud of Darkness
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Devour Souls
Devour Souls
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Pillar of Agony
Pillar of Agony
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Notes

Similar to our normal upgrade, however we are targeting out gods like Anubis and Eset. We are wanting to silence/fear them out of their Plague of Locusts and Wing gusts.

Main Builds
Build Section
Notes

Start T2 Bancroft, Health pot and a multi-pot. Rush Bancroft into the rest of our build, not building a starter item until you can go into sacrificial. Beads first then Blink unless the enemy team is severely light on early game CC, in which case you can switch the ordering.

Main Build
Bancroft's Talon

Bancroft's Talon

+100
Magical Power
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+150
Mana

PASSIVE - You gain additional Magical Power and Lifesteal scaled from missing Health. This caps at 100 power and 20% Lifesteal at 25% Health.

Typhon's Fang

Typhon's Fang

+70
Magical Power
+200
Mana
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+10
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Your Healing obtained from Magical Lifesteal is increased by 25%. Your Magical power is increased by twice the amount of Magical Lifesteal you have.

Spear of the Magus

Spear of the Magus

+110
Magical Power
+12%
Magical Lifesteal
+12
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Whenever you damage an enemy god with an ability you mark them to take 7.5% increased damage from all sources. This effect lasts for 7s and can only occur once every 15s.

Rod of Tahuti

Rod of Tahuti

+120
Magical Power
+30
Mp 5
+10
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Basic Attacks and Abilities gain 25% additional Magical Power against targets below 50% Health.

Sacrificial Shroud

Sacrificial Shroud

+115
Magical Power
+20
Physical Protection
+100
Health
+15%
Magical Lifesteal

PASSIVE - Your abilities deal 15% more damage, but cost 5% of your Maximum Health. If the cost would kill you, you instead don't pay the cost.

Spear of Desolation

Spear of Desolation

+110
Magical Power
+12
Magical Penetration
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - If you receive a kill or assist on an Enemy God all of your non-ultimate cooldowns are reduced by 2 seconds and your ultimate cooldown is reduced by 6 seconds.

Healing Potion

Healing Potion

This consumable heals 250 Health over 25 seconds.

Multi Potion

Multi Potion

This consumable heals 125 Health and 75 Mana over 25 seconds.

Antiheal
Notes

Same concept of main build just with antiheal

Antiheal build
Bancroft's Talon

Bancroft's Talon

+100
Magical Power
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+150
Mana

PASSIVE - You gain additional Magical Power and Lifesteal scaled from missing Health. This caps at 100 power and 20% Lifesteal at 25% Health.

Divine Ruin

Divine Ruin

+100
Magical Power
+12
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Enemies hit by your abilities have 40% reduced healing for 6 seconds.

Typhon's Fang

Typhon's Fang

+70
Magical Power
+200
Mana
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+10
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Your Healing obtained from Magical Lifesteal is increased by 25%. Your Magical power is increased by twice the amount of Magical Lifesteal you have.

Rod of Tahuti

Rod of Tahuti

+120
Magical Power
+30
Mp 5
+10
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Basic Attacks and Abilities gain 25% additional Magical Power against targets below 50% Health.

Sacrificial Shroud

Sacrificial Shroud

+115
Magical Power
+20
Physical Protection
+100
Health
+15%
Magical Lifesteal

PASSIVE - Your abilities deal 15% more damage, but cost 5% of your Maximum Health. If the cost would kill you, you instead don't pay the cost.

Spear of the Magus

Spear of the Magus

+110
Magical Power
+12%
Magical Lifesteal
+12
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Whenever you damage an enemy god with an ability you mark them to take 7.5% increased damage from all sources. This effect lasts for 7s and can only occur once every 15s.

Untested Defensive Build
Bancroft's Talon

Bancroft's Talon

+100
Magical Power
+15%
Magical Lifesteal
+150
Mana

PASSIVE - You gain additional Magical Power and Lifesteal scaled from missing Health. This caps at 100 power and 20% Lifesteal at 25% Health.

Spear of the Magus

Spear of the Magus

+110
Magical Power
+12%
Magical Lifesteal
+12
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Whenever you damage an enemy god with an ability you mark them to take 7.5% increased damage from all sources. This effect lasts for 7s and can only occur once every 15s.

Mantle of Discord

Mantle of Discord

+55
Physical Protection
+55
Magical Protection
+10%
Cooldown Reduction

PASSIVE - If you take damage below 30% health you unleash a shockwave that stuns all enemies within a range of 20 units for 1s and become immune to Crowd Control for 1s. This effect cannot trigger more than once every 110s.

Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead

+120
Magical Power
+200
Mana
+20%
Crowd Control Reduction

PASSIVE - If you drop below 40% Health, you gain a shield equal to 25% of your maximum Mana. This shield lasts 6s. This effect can only occur once every 90s.

Sacrificial Shroud

Sacrificial Shroud

+115
Magical Power
+20
Physical Protection
+100
Health
+15%
Magical Lifesteal

PASSIVE - Your abilities deal 15% more damage, but cost 5% of your Maximum Health. If the cost would kill you, you instead don't pay the cost.

Rod of Tahuti

Rod of Tahuti

+120
Magical Power
+30
Mp 5
+10
Magical Penetration

PASSIVE - Basic Attacks and Abilities gain 25% additional Magical Power against targets below 50% Health.

Notes

A build I've thought up in theory, have yet to personally test this in game since I haven't really had the need for a more defensive style build for Hades while running him in Mid.

Gods Strong Against
Gods Section
Mages Strong Against
HelJanusKukulkanMorgan Le FayNu WaRaPoseidonVulcanZhong KuiThe Morrigan
Notes

Mix of Immobile mages and mages that can be bullied and out pressured by Hades early game.

Guardians Strong Against
CabrakanSylvanusTerraYmirJormungandr
Notes

No escapes or not enough disruption

Hunters Strong Against
Ah Muzen CabArtemisNeithSkadi
Notes

Immobile hunters or ones that do not have enough self peel to get Hades off of them

Assassins Strong Against
ArachneLokiNe ZhaNemesisThorThanatosFenrir
Notes

The assassins Hades is strong against are either immobile or their plans can get seriously messed up by Hades using his Shroud of Darkness (his Silence/Fear) or Pillars of Agony. Either the gods can be locked down, or if they try to go in on Hades can have the fight turned against them

Warriors Strong against
BellonaAmaterasuGilgamesh
Notes

Bellona can be hurt strongly by silencing her out of her Bludgeon and is fairly easy to avoid.
The only things Ama has to really disrupt Hades is her Dash and her Ult, if she is dashing a Hades then you can usually Ult and wind up with a dead Ama.
Gilgamesh is a very strong god in the meta currently, however due to the up front nature and wanting to lock enemies down inside the Gilgamesh ult gives Hades an opportunity to return the favor with his own ult. Instead of you being trapped with the Gilgamesh, he is now trapped with you.

Gods Weak against
Gods Section
Mages weak against
AnubisBaba YagaAh PuchAgniEsetThothZeus
Notes

Gods like Anubis and Baba Yaga and gods that can be strong against or weak against, fully depending on who gets ahead in the match first. Both having ults that negate Hades ult and wins them a kill is extremely scary.
AP: Immobile but tons of Antiheal. If able to play around properly can become a strength for Hades, High risk, High Reward/Consequences
Agni: Out ranges Hades every step of the way, requires blink and beads to really be able to dive him and have a chance at taking him out.
Eset: With a stun, Silence, and a powerful defensive ult she can be incredibly hard to handle or deal with. She can keep herself safe with her ult while also having the range advantage against Hades.
Thoth: Range, Range, and more Range. If a Thoth is smart you will never be able to reach him, his range advantage is so strong that he is one of the hardest gods for Hades to deal with
Zeus: After the massive Zeus buffs, Zeus ult being able to be thrown down on top of Hades ult, and the Buff to Book of the Dead, he can be incredibly hard to kill while being able to kill Hades with minimal effort. (In ranked, recommended ban at the moment)

Guardians Weak Against
CerberusGaneshaAresGebSobekBacchus
Notes

Cerberus: To say the least, good damage and severe antiheal. A good Cerberus can keep Hades out of fights the entire game. *Worst matchup for Hades in the game*
Ganesha: Silence, Knockup, and High damaging ult. Has really good counter engage vs Hades
Ares: Chains and Ult. Keeping Hades from jumping and forcing him to constantly burn beads or ult will keep him out of the fight
Geb: Shield with a cleanse and really good counter engage vs Hades
Sobek/Bacchus: Good CC, Built in Antiheal, can easily lockdown Hades while making it naturally harder for Hades to fight

Hunter Weak Against
HeimdallrChironMedusaCupid
Notes

Heimdallr: Avoid this Ult at all costs, when his ult is down favor goes to Hades, but his ult can counter engage and completely destroy Hades

Chiron: Cleanse, Healing, hard to lock down and good range
Medusa: Massive antiheal on her dash, can burn Hades through his ult
Cupid: His ult can lock down Hades with no beads and can really be a menace

Assassins Weak Against
CamazotzDa JiKaliRavanaSerqet
Notes

Cama: Extremely hard to lock down, can use ult to avoid all of Hades Damage, while still dealing massive damage
Da Ji: Extremely hard to lock down, can use ult to avoid all of Hades Damage, can then pull Hades if timed properly
Kali: Cannot die in Ult, can burn Hades and Kill him before her ult wears off, best to only engage when her ult is down
Ravana: Can ult in/out, immune damage, and get out of Hades damage, can easily put Hades on the back foot early
Serqet: Good CC, lots of damage, and 100% antiheal on her ult

Warriors Weak Against
Erlang ShenOdinOsiris
Notes

Erlang: Some issues similar to Kali, very hard to kill and can do insane damage off of his ult and knockup.
Odin: Lockdown and 100% Antiheal
Osiris: Lockdown and 100% Antiheal