Aphrodite
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Info
Title Goddess of Love And Beauty
Relations Ouranos (Father)

Eros (Son)

Affiliation Mount Olympus
Voice Courtney Vineys
Why hello, hello, there, little godling. I have to say you're quite the specimen, and so, I've decided I shall aid you for the moment. You interested?
~ Aphrodite

Aphrodite is the Olympian Goddess of love and beauty. She offers boons to Zagreus that inflict her signature Status Curse, Weak, or make enemies more susceptible to damage.

Aphrodite boons not only increase your damage significantly, offering the largest additive damage boosts for your Attack and Special, but also your survivability, making enemy attacks less effective as you fight them. Due to Weak effects being easy to inflict, Aphrodite also enables synergy with the Mirror of Night Upgrade, Privileged Status.

Her signature Status Curse is Weak, which reduces the damage afflicted enemies do by 30%. Aphrodite also offers boons which increase the effectiveness of her Status Curse itself, such as Empty Inside (which increases the effect's duration).

Aphrodite is one of five Olympian gods (the other four being Demeter, Poseidon, Hermes and Zeus) who will not appear in the very first run of a save.

Affinity

If given Nectar, Aphrodite will give you the Eternal Rose.

Aphrodite's affinity gauge is maxed out at 7 hearts, requiring the gifting of 6 Nectar and 1 Ambrosia.

Favor

Aphrodite's favor requires Zagreus to illustrate his capacity for love, both platonically and passionately, by forging bonds with Dusa, Thanatos and Megaera (you will trigger 1 dialogue with the goddess for each bond you forge with them and a 4th one to actually get the favor).

Codex entry

'...Aphrodite wields her beauty and her charm with much the same lethality as I could wield the spear. I have seen her handiwork first-hand, and it is often not as pretty as she is. I sometimes think that she, among all the Olympians, may be the mightiest of all. A crashing wave or thundering tempest are preferable to a broken heart. Yet, while love's the force that brought me and countless others low in life, it also brought me and countless others strength, beyond the bounds of normal men. Still I fear that Aphrodite's power is the most terrible in all the world.'

Quote

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

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Aphrodite's boon flowchart
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Aphrodite's duo boon chart

Boons

Boon Description Rarity Notes Prerequisites
Heartbreak Strike.png

Heartbreak Strike
Your Attack deals more damage and inflicts Weak.
Common:
  • Attack Damage: +50%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3–1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 1.8–2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
Tier 1
  • Weak duration: 3 Sec.
None
Heartbreak Flourish.png

Heartbreak Flourish
Your Special deals more damage and inflicts Weak.
Common:
  • Special Damage: +80%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3–1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 1.8–2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
Tier 1
  • Weak Duration: 3 Sec.
None
Crush Shot.png

Crush Shot
Your Cast is a wide, short-range blast that inflicts Weak.
Common:
  • Cast Damage: 90
Rare:
  • Cast Damage: 100
Epic:
  • Cast Damage: 110
Heroic:
  • Cast Damage: 120
Tier 1
  • Range: 300
  • Weak Duration: 3 Sec.
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
None
Crush Shot.png

Passion Flare
Your Cast damages foes around you and inflicts Weak.
Common:
  • Cast Damage: 80
Rare:
  • Cast Damage: 96
Epic:
  • Cast Damage: 112
Heroic:
  • Cast Damage: 128
Tier 1 Unique to Aspect of Beowulf
Passion Dash.png

Passion Dash
Your Dash inflicts damage where you end up, inflicting Weak.
Common:
  • Dash Damage: 20
Rare:
  • Dash Damage: 24
Epic:
  • Dash Damage: 28
Heroic:
  • Dash Damage: 32
Tier 1
  • Weak Duration: 3 Sec.
  • Damage Radius: 180
None
Aphrodite's Aid.png

Aphrodite's Aid
Your Call fires a seeking projectile that inflicts Charm. Full Gauge Bonus: 2500 damage
Common:
  • Charm Duration: 5 Sec.
Rare:
  • Charm Duration: 5.5 Sec.
Epic:
  • Charm Duration: 6 Sec.
Heroic:
  • Charm Duration: 6.5 Sec.
Tier 1
  • The charm projectile pierces foes.
None
Dying Lament.png

Dying Lament
When foes are slain, they damage nearby foes and inflict Weak.
Common:
  • Death Blast Damage: 40
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3–1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 1.8–2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
Tier 1
  • Damage Radius: 200
None
Wave of Despair.png

Wave of Despair
After you take damage, damage nearby foes and inflict Weak.
Common:
  • Revenge Damage: 50
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3–1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 1.8–2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.3–2.5
Tier 1
  • Damage Radius: 700
None
Different League.png

Different League
Resist some damage from nearby foes' attacks.
Common:
  • Reduced Damage from Foes: 10%
Rare:
  • Reduced Damage from Foes: 13%
Epic:
  • Reduced Damage from Foes: 15%
Heroic:
  • Reduced Damage from Foes: 18%
Tier 1
  • Proximity Threshold: 400
None
Life Affirmation.png

Life Affirmation
Any HealthUp.png chamber rewards are worth more.
Common:
  • Reward Value: +30%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: +36%
Epic:
  • Multiplier: +42%
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: +48%
Tier 1
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
  • This boon does not affect Thanatos encounters or items bought from Charon's shop.
None
Empty Inside.png

Empty Inside
Your Weak effects have a longer duration.
Common:
  • Weak Duration: +5 sec.
Rare:
  • Weak Duration: +7.5 sec.
Epic:
  • Weak Duration: +10 sec.
Heroic:
  • Weak Duration: +12.5 sec.
Tier 2 Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, or Passion Dash
Sweet Surrender.png

Sweet Surrender
Weak-afflicted foes are also more susceptible to damage.
Common:
  • Damage vs. Weak: +10%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.3–1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 2.0–2.5
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.5–2.7
Tier 2.
  • Does not get increased by Broken Resolve
Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, or Passion Dash
Broken Resolve.png

Broken Resolve
Your Weak effects are more potent.
Common:
  • Weak Damage Reduction: +10%
Rare:
  • Weak Damage Reduction: +12.5%
Epic:
  • Weak Damage Reduction: +15%
Heroic:
  • Weak Damage Reduction: +17.5%
Tier 2
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, or Passion Dash
Blown Kiss.png

Blown Kiss
Your Cast shoots farther and is stronger against undamaged foes.
Common:
  • First-Hit Bonus Damage: +50%
Rare:
  • Multiplier: 1.5
Epic:
  • Multiplier: 2.0
Heroic:
  • Multiplier: 2.5
Tier 2
  • Cast range is doubled and is also 30% wider.
  • This boon cannot be upgraded via poms.
Crush Shot
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Unhealthy Fixation
Your Weak effects also have a 15% chance to Charm foes.
  • Charm Duration: 4 Sec.
Legendary Tier 3 One of each:
  • Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, or Passion Dash
  • Empty Inside, Sweet Surrender or Broken Resolve
Curse of Longing.png

Curse of Longing
Your Doom effects continuously strike Weak foes.
  • Successive Hit Damage: 50%
Duo (Ares) One of each:
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, or Passion Dash
  • Ares: Curse of Agony or Curse of Pain
Heart Rend.png

Heart Rend
Your Critical effects deal even more damage to Weak foes.
  • Bonus Critical Damage vs. Weak: +150%
Duo (Artemis) One of each:
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, or Passion Dash
  • Artemis: Deadly Strike, Deadly Flourish, or True Shot
Parting Shot.png

Parting Shot
Your Cast gains any bonuses you have for striking foes from behind.
  • Bonus Backstab Damage: +35%
Duo (Athena)
  • Cannot be combined with Trippy Shot
One of each:
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, Passion Dash, or Aphrodite's Aid
  • Athena: Divine Strike, Divine Flourish, Phalanx Shot, Divine Dash, or Athena's Aid
Cold Embrace.png

Cold Embrace
Your Cast crystal fires its beam directly at you for +4 seconds.
  • Bonus Cast Damage: +30%
Duo (Demeter)
  • Cannot be combined with Crystal Clarity
  • Cannot be combined with Aspect of Beowulf
One of each:
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Passion Dash, or Aphrodite's Aid
  • Demeter: Crystal Beam
Low Tolerance.png

Low Tolerance
Your Hangover effects stack even more times against Weak foes.
  • Bonus Hangover Stacks: 3
Duo (Dionysus) One of each:
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, or Passion Dash
  • Dionysus: Drunken Strike, Drunken Flourish, Drunken Dash, or Dionysus' Aid
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Sweet Nectar
Any Poms of Power you find are more effective.
  • Bonus Lv. from Poms: +1
Duo (Poseidon) One of each:
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, Passion Dash, or Aphrodite's Aid
  • Poseidon: Tempest Strike, Tempest Flourish, Flood Shot, Tidal Dash, or Poseidon's Aid
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Smoldering Air
Your Call charges up automatically, but is capped at 25%.
  • Auto Gauge Gain: 1% every .2 seconds
Duo (Zeus)
  • Cannot be combined with Sigil of the Dead
One of each:
  • Aphrodite: Heartbreak Strike, Heartbreak Flourish, Crush Shot, Passion Dash, or Aphrodite's Aid
  • Zeus: Lightning Strike, Thunder Flourish, Electric Shot, Thunder Dash, or Zeus' Aid


Additional notes

The ends of Aphrodite's long hair often twists and loops, forming upside-down heart shapes.

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



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