On this page of our Hades guide you'll learn about divine support (Calls). We explain which conditions have to be met to use a Call, what are the Cal's effects and how to make its effect matter the most.
Call is a special action that can be unlocked as you progress through the game. Using it summons a god to support you in combat. The Call's effect differ based on the deity you got it from.
Calls can be found as Boons from the gods. When choosing a boon, look out for the ones that offer you a Call (example shown on picture). The kind of support you'll receive varies on the god whose Call you've obtained. The Call's effects are, for example:
- lightning bolts striking nearby enemies,
- temporary invincibility for Zagreus,
- creating a vortex of frost,
- conjuring blades that move around the chamber,
- shooting a powerful, homing projectile.
Calls can't be used limitlessly - its use is heavily restricted and tied to the so-called God Gauge that appears below your health bar.
The God Gauge fills up when you attack enemies in a given chamber. It resets back to zero once you move on to the next chamber, although upgrades which keep it partially filled up can be found.
Call can be activated after at least one slot on the gauge fills up - to activate it, press R2 / right trigger. One slot on the gauge is depleted each time you use a Call.
It could be worthwhile to wait for the God Gauge to charge fully, which means all slots being filled up. This will allow you to use a Greater Call with much stronger effects. They're especially useful during boss fights as they can cause serious damage to your enemy.