God Of War 2018: 10 Tips And Tricks To Defeat The Valkyries

Crushing every Valkyrie across the nine realms, from Midgard to Helheim and beyond.

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God of War (2018) is without a doubt one of the best games on the Play Station 4 ,alongside the likes of Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The story was engaging, and the combat with enemies was brutal but fair until Kratos and Atreus found the Valkyries.

Found in Midgard, Alfheim, Muspelheim, and Niflheim - mostly within Odin's hidden chambers - these warrior women have become corrupted by a curse Odin placed on them, trapping them within physical bodies. For the Valkyries, a physical form is an unnatural state, and over the years this has driven them insane, with only death lifting their curse.

The nine Valkyries are optional sub-bosses that will destroy the father-son team exceedingly quickly if you are unprepared. Valkyries are so gruelling, only 13.2% of players have collected the Chooser of the Slain trophy.

So, the following tips and trick have been gathered to help struggling players defeat the Valkyries. However, despite the upcoming entries, the Valkyries will still be very difficult. Especially SigrĂșn, The Valkyrie Queen - so be prepared to die a lot.

10. Maximum Kratos

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Facing the Valkyries is no easy task. Players should ideally tackle them after completing the game's events, to have full access to all of Kratos's abilities - chief of which is the Idunn Apples and Horns of Blood Mead.

Kratos is a strong warrior, but he can always be more resilient with the help of the Idunn Apples. There are nine to collect throughout the realms, with every three apples gathered, Kratos receives a boost of health. All nine will be needed to give the player the most substantial chance against the Valkyries.

The Horns of Blood Mead increase Kratos's rage metre, allowing the player to prolong the Spartan Rage power. Like the Idunn Apples, there are nine Horns to collect with every three Horns boosting the Spartan's rage.

Finally, with Kratos at full power and health, the next point may sound simple enough, but it is vitally important that the player faces each Valkyrie with full health and spartan rage. Otherwise, the Valkyries will eat the father and son team for breakfast.

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