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How to beat Scylla & the Sirens in Hades 2, the best boons to use

Scylla and the Sirens in Hades 2

Hades 2’s Scylla and the Sirens give even veterans a fair bit of trouble but thankfully, the sinister songstress and her band can be beaten.

Hades 2 offers a plethora of classic Greek myths and legends to die against, or to farm rewards from. From the goddess of magic Hecate’s sparring sessions to epic battles with the Titan of Time Chronos, there’s no shortage of memorable boss fights in Hades 2. However, one boss fight immediately stood out to fans thanks to how different it was from anything in Hades 1.

Scylla and the Sirens are arguably the first “real” boss fight of  Hades 2. Hecate’s boss fight, narratively and mechanically, exists to teach the players the fundamentals of Hades 2. Meanwhile, Scylla and the Sirens have no such qualms, and many players return to the shadows sooner than expected. Here’s how to beat Scylla and the Sirens in Hades 2, alongside the best weapons for the job.

Hades 2: Scylla and the Sirens boss fight basics

The Scylla and the Sirens boss fight features three distinct monsters that Melinoe must defeat.

The eponymous sirens Scylla, Roxy, and Jetty fight the player to the tune of their earworm of a song on a massive stage. Here’s what each of the sirens does and how to take them out of action:

Scylla

The largest of the band and the most tempting target upon first encounter. After all, the immediate thought when facing any band of bosses is conquering the leader means the rest will be defeated. However, Scylla will never be the first to die. After the player deals a certain amount of damage to any siren, they will become invulnerable until the other sirens receive enough damage. Doing this to Scylla first is not recommended, because Roxy and Jetty are harder to dodge.

Scylla’s clamshell nullifies any damage dealt from behind. She can cover and retract into her shell when the player gets too aggressive. Thankfully, her movement and attacks are slow despite dealing heavy damage.

The best way to beat Scylla and the sirens in Hades 2 is to lure her to the far end of the massive stage and save her for last. Note that once she’s the only one left and reaches low health, Scylla will summon mobs of enemies to hamper you from hitting her.

Roxy

The second biggest target in the band, Roxy, also does the most damage. Her drum attacks cover the whole stage and dodging them while worrying about the two other sirens makes the boss fight exponentially harder. Players should kill Roxy first, as she remains stationary and there’s much more freedom of movement once she’s gone.

Jetty

The smallest and most agile of the group, Jetty does the least damage and is more of a nuisance than a threat on her own. However, pay attention to her quick movements, as she may interrupt Omega attacks or casts, costing precious time and damage. It’s best to deal with her after killing Roxy, as she’s much easier to handle when there aren’t AOE attacks being thrown around with impunity.

The best boons and weapons to beat Scylla and the Sirens in Hades 2

Boons and weapons that deal single-target damage and enhance mobility are the best way to win against Scylla and the Sirens.

Like Hades 1, any weapon and boon can take the player to victory, but some are undoubtedly better for this boss fight.  The Sister Blades are possibly the best option, as they provide both mobility and high single-target damage. Pick upgrades and boons that boost the attacks of the Sister Blades, as these provide the most damage throughout the fight.  

Alternatively, the Argent Skull can also decimate the Sirens with its special. Be careful, however, as the Argent Skull’s special does not offer the same invincibility as the dash. The key to the Scylla and the Sirens fight is to take them out one at a time while using the massive stage to dodge their hard-hitting attacks. 

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen. Their work has also been seen on TheGamer, Gfinity, and Wargamer, and you can follow them on Twitter / X at @HardlyWorkinGab.

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