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God of War (2018)

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Ben Chard

Eir is your first Valkyrie battle where she wields a weapon different to the scythes of her sisters. Her weapon of choice is a mace and it can be a lot more damaging if you’re caught with it.

Her first new attack will be a dash towards you followed by an overhead mace smash that creates a shockwave on impact, she’ll do this twice so be sure to dodge back to avoid both of them. If you’re struck by it, you’ll be concussed and sustain heavy damage however evading it opens her up for a flurry of attacks.

(1 of 2) The Mace Combo creates a shockwave around the point of impact

The Mace Combo creates a shockwave around the point of impact (left), she'll do this twice so be sure to continue dodging after the first. (right)

Another new and somewhat interesting attack is her defensive Block. She’ll sit in front of you with her wings closed blocking her from all forms of damage. If you keep attacking her or are in her vicinity then she will open them back up to perform a stab attack. This attack is actually your best opening, once she closes her wings dash in and perform a Block Break (double tap the [L1] button) to stun her heavily and and score some attacks on her.

(1 of 2) Stop using regular attacks when she uses her Wing Block

Stop using regular attacks when she uses her Wing Block (left), instead use the Block Break skill to stun her out of it. (right)

Finally, and most importantly, Eir will rise in the air, raising her mace with a red ring and perform a shockwave attack with the mace. This cannot be blocked or evaded and will deal extremely heavy damage, at times outright killing you. The only way to avoid this attack is to knock her out of it by Atreus’ arrows or with an axe throw so be sure to save some arrows in preparation for this attack.

(1 of 2) Quickly use an arrow or axe throw once she rises like this

Quickly use an arrow or axe throw once she rises like this (left), if you fail to do this the resulting attack will most likely kill you. (right)

Once you can master how to knock her out of that attack, the rest of the battle isn’t too difficult if you take advantage of knocking her out of her block. Take the time to learn how to dodge her mace swings and the rest of the battle is smooth sailing.

Upon her defeat you’ll obtain Eir’s Helmet and then loot the spoils on the ground to obtain the Valkyrie’s Might Epic Axe Pommel, the Eye of the Winged Chosen Epic Enchantment, Perfect Asgardian Steel and 2 Asgardian Steel.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    20 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    18 February 2022
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard

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Following the destruction of the Greek Pantheon, Kratos hides himself away in the Norse realm Midgard. Upon the death of his beloved, Kratos and his son begin a journey that will change them forever throughout the Norse realms. As a mentor to his son, he must be a guiding light but the burden of his past still looms over him.

The most complete guide for God of War features everything you could wish to know during your time in Midgard. A step-by-step walkthrough featuring every collectible, treasure map and more illustrated with gorgeous screenshots.

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  • Full walkthrough of the main storyline.
  • Coverage of all Sidequests.
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  • Every collectible uncovered.
  • Detailed information on character builds for Kratos.

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