Best Weapons in God of War Ragnarok

Last Updated: December 8, 2022

In God of War: Ragnarok, Kratos and his son Atreus have some epic weapons that deal loads of damage and work super well in combat. With such a great range of powerful weapons, it can be difficult to tell which weapons are the overall best to use. 

Here is a summary of the best weapons in God of War Ragnarok.

WeaponUpgradeBest SkillBest Attachment
Leviathan AxeFrozen FlamesGlacial Rake / Pride of the FrostStonecutter’s Knob
Blades of ChaosChaos FamesRising ChaosPommels of Agile Deceit.
Draupnir SpearGale FlamesDraupnirs Call
Guardian ShieldHacksliverShield BashRond of Expedition

Leviathan Axe

The Leviathan Axe was popular in God of War 4, it’s even better in God of War: Raganarok

The Leviathan Axe is easily the most popular and most used weapon in GoW Ragnarok. From its first appearance in 2018, the Leviathan Axe has been a go-to weapon for single and close combat. The Leviathan Axe is definitely the best overall weapon in God of War: Ragnarok.  

The Leviathan Axe is the perfect weapon when facing a single enemy. You can fight them up close or throw the axe at an enemy, returning on command. You will find that the axe is best used for precision attacks, especially against large enemies. The axe has its own set of heavy and light attack attributes, as well as preset combos to go along with them. With the Leviathan Axe you can freeze enemies, throw your axe at them, stun them, and smash your enemies with your typic melee attacks.

It should be noted that the Leviathan Axe has a limited range when you swing it, making it not suitable for facing large hordes of enemies. However, it’s not completely useless against multiple enemies. For example, when you use certain heavy attacks, Kratos can stun several enemies at once, leaving them vulnerable. The issue is that heavy attacks do take more time to perform, which you may night have when facing hoards. 

Leviathan Axe Upgrades

Upgrading your Leviathan Axe is very important. The more you upgrade it, the more efficient it becomes. To upgrade the axe, you will need to collect Frozen Flames. These can be found on all of the maps in God of War. If you find Frozen Sparks, you can create one Frozen Flame by joining 6 sparks together. Keep in mind that every upgrade might cost a different amount of Frost Flames.

Leviathan Axe Best Skill

The Leviathan Axe has many awesome skills. It makes choosing what skill would be the best rather difficult. Glacial Rake and Pride of the Frost are two well-known skills that work well in GoW. 

Pride of the Frost is a four-hit combo attack with three light hits and a heavy to finish off. It deals loads of damage before it is upgraded and is great for finishing off enemies faster. Glacial Rake allows you to attack enemies that are relatively far by unleashing a powerful AOE attack. 

Best Leviathan Axe attachments

You also have the opportunity to add attachments to your Axe. Attachments can provide your weapon with perks such as increased strength or defense. One of the best attachments you can add to your axe is Stonecutter’s Knob. It adds a concussive wave at the end of each combo, causing and stunning your enemies.

The Draupnir Spear

This weapon is new to the GoW series and is an impressive addition to the collection. You will most likely use the weapon as a ranged weapon, as it deals moderate damage and while keeping distance between you and your adversary. 

You only receive the spear later in the God of War: Ragnarok game, which is disappointing. Either way, the Draupnir spear is great; You can siphon elemental damage from one enemy to another and make your spears explode when they hit opponents, causing heavy damage. 

How to upgrade the Draupnir Spear

To upgrade the spear, you must collect Gale Flames. Although you’ll find a few Gale Flames hidden around the map, you will find most of the while doing side missions and through the main storyline. Gale Flames are extremely rare materials in GoW Ragnarok, so use them wisely. 

Best Draupnir Spear Skills

A really useful skill with the Draupnir spear is the Draupnir call. This skill detonates every spear that has been thrown in the given area. This includes the spears stuck in enemies and lying on the ground. They will all explode, dealing huge amounts of damage to anyone near them. 

Blades of Chaos

GoW: Ragnarok Blades of Chaos

The Blades of Chaos have been a fan favorite from the beginning of the series. They are powerful, versatile, and look extremely cool! The Blades of Chaos work well for melee attacks and ranged attacks and have a wide range of skills that deal massive amounts of damage. 

The flame-based attacks have a great effect on frost-based opponents. You will find that the Blades of Chaos are not as strong in GoW Ragnarok. Making them come in second to the Leviathan Axe 

How to Upgrade the Blades of Chaos

To upgrade the Blades of Chaos, you need to find “Chaos Flames.” The Chaos Flames are spread all over the map and aren’t too difficult to find. The last upgrade is a little more difficult to upgrade, though. You need to get an item called the Raging Inferno of Muspelheim. 

Best Blades of Chaos Skills

If you are facing mostly frost-based enemies, then Vaporized Frost is a great skill to use. As the name suggests, . It adds fire damage to your attacks, which is beneficial against frost opponents. 

The best skill for the blades, though, has to be the Rising-Choas skill. Rising-Chaos allows you to smack enemies into the air when you are close to them. This stuns them and deals heavy damage.

The Best Blades of Chaos Attachment

Along with a few other attachments, adding Pommels of Agile Deceit to your Blades of Chaos will significantly add damage and burn to skills like spinning chaos and evasive embers. This attachment can be crafted at level 4.

Dauntless Shield

In God of War: Ragnarok, you do have a few choices when it comes to shields. The overall best shield has to be the Dauntless shield, though. The Dauntless shield is adequate for defense but is awesome when it comes to using it for attacks. 

The Dauntless shield allows you to parry out attacks automatically, saving you time on having to carefully time your attack. With the Dauntless shield, Kratos will also deal significant stun damage, giving you an advantage over the enemy.

How to Purchase The Dauntless Shield

You can purchase the Dauntless Shield from the blacksmith shop and upgrade it the same way you would upgrade any other shield. Make sure you have the required Hacksilver need to upgrade it when you want to.

The Best Dauntless Shield Skill

We have already spoken about the parry benefits this shield has, but the best skill it has is a basic shield bash. The bash combined with the parry counter makes this skill super effective. 

The Best Dauntless Shield Attachments

The Rond of Expedition skill attachment is a great additive to your shield. It can be unlocked by defeating Alva the Light Elf and increases your defense, and restores health when it takes damage.