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Best Build to Defeat King Hrolf Kraki

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Matt Chard

This page will show you the best build to defeat the Berserker King, King Hrolf Kraki in God of War Ragnarok which can only be fought after the main story. This page will show you what equipment, enchantments, and runic attacks you should use to make your life a little easier.

Best Equipment For King Hrolf Kraki

Weapon and Grip

Weapon Stats (Max) Grip
Draupnir Spear Luck: +50 Warrior’s Echo Sauroter: Spear attacks against Sonic-afflicted enemies deal bonus damage and build bonus Maelstrom skill charge.

Shield and Attachment

Shield Stats (Max) Description Attachment
Onslaught Shield Defense: +130 Luck: +26 Shield Rush: Charge the enemy while blocking enemy attacks. Rond of Restoration - Restoring Shield: On taking damage, Kratos has a LUCK chance to gain DEFENSE and for his next Shield Strike (Double Tap DualSense-L1-Filled) hit to restore Health. The chance increase with lower health.

Armor

Name Piece Stats (Max) Perk
Steinbjorn Plackart Chest Defense: + 190 Bloodthirsty Retaliation: After significant damage is taken, Kratos’ attacks will restore some lost health for a time.
Bracers of Raven Tears Wrist Strength: + 64 Defense: + 34 Luck: + 30 Healing Efficacy: Increases healing from Healthstones, Rage, and Gear (Up to 30%).
Girdle of Raven Tears Waist Defense: + 98 Luck: + 30 Healing Efficacy: Increases healing from Healthstones, Rage, and Gear (Up to 30%).

Best Amulet Enchantments For King Hrolf Kraki

Icon Enchantment Description Attributes
VanaheimEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Vanaheim’s Power Increases Kratos’ Melee damage against Status-Afflicted enemies based on his Luck Defense: +12 Luck: +3
VanaheimEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Vanaheim’s Fortitude Increases Kratos’ Melee damage against Status-Afflicted enemies based on his Luck Cooldown: +20 Luck: +2
VanaheimEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Vanaheim’s Fortune Increases Kratos’ Melee damage against Status-Afflicted enemies based on his Luck Luck: +10
JotunheimEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Jotunheim’s Honor Increases Kratos’s Maximum Rage based on his Vitality Defense: +4 Vitality: +4 Luck: +6
JotunheimEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Jotunheim’s Essence Increases Kratos’s Maximum Rage based on his Vitality Strength: +4 Vitality: +4 Luck: +6
JotunheimEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Jotunheim’s Virtue Increases Kratos’s Maximum Rage based on his Vitality Vitality: +3 Cooldown: +12
SupportEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Celestial Panacea CELESTIAL PROTECTION: 25% resistance to all status effects (including frost, burn, blind, daze, poison, shock and bifrost) N/A
BrightEyedEmblemEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Token of Elemental Evasion EVASIVE CLEANSE: Dodge rolling will hasten the expiration of Burn, Poison, and Frost Status Effects on Kratos Requires 130 Defense
SupportEnchantmentIconsGodofWar.png Emblem of Elusion SWIFT EVASION: Gain a burst of speed and travel an increased distance when evading. Requires 60 Cooldown

This list isn’t set in stone, but it’s a good set that increases your Rage bar, and allows you to deal more damage when enemies are status-afflicted while protecting you from the many status effects that King Hrolf Kraki can apply to you. You could take Remedy of the Bifrost over Regenerating Essence if you want a way to restore lost health due to Bifrost damage which King Hrolf Kraki uses when his health gets low. For a full look on what enchantments to use, see our page here.

Best Relics For King Hrolf Kraki

Name Description Notes
Hilt of Angrvadall Slash forward three waves of light that deal increased damage against enemies afflicted with Sonic. The only downside of this relic is its cooldown, it does a lot of stun damage if all three hits connect, and it can interrupt attacks.
Hilt of Gram Grants a burst of Rage and applies Stun to nearby enemies. More Rage is always good, and the bonus stun damage is always nice.
Hilt of Hofud Distort space and time by creating a Realm Shift. Great for Realm Shift builds, OK on its own.
Talisman of Meign Grants a bonus to melee damage for a short duration. A bonus to melee damage is always pleasant, but you won’t get much opportunity to make use of it. Best used after you’ve avoided the King’s attack, and you have a short opening.

Best Runic Attacks For King Hrolf Kraki

Draupnir Spear

Light

Name Damage (Max) Force (Max) Stun (Max) Description
Mountain Splitter (Light) God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot Repeated long-range wind slices that stagger enemies. Press DualSense-R1-Filled precisely while slashing to enhance each wave.

OR

Name Damage (Max) Force (Max) Stun (Max) Description
Thrust of a Thousand Soldiers (Light) God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot Perform a flurry of stabs with Draupnir which embeds Spears into the enemy. Press DualSense-R1-Filled for extra stabs!

Heavy

Name Damage (Max) Force (Max) Stun (Max) Description
Honor The Fallen (Heavy) God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot A long-range, leaping dive that slams into enemies with overwhelming force.

OR

Name Damage (Max) Force (Max) Stun (Max) Description
Vindsvalr’s Windstorm (Heavy) God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok Screenshot An array of chaotic cyclones rampages through the field, damaging all enemies in their paths.

Blades of Chaos

Light

Name Damage (Max) Burn (Max) Stun (Max) Description
Rampage of the Furies God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot A robust flurry attack that ends in a powerful cross-slash. Holding DualSense-R1-Filled extends the barrage with both blades.

Heavy

Name Damage (Max) Burn (Max) Stun (Max) Description
Tame the Beast God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot A series of Blade whips scorches nearby enemies. Press DualSense-R2-Filled again for more swipes!

Leviathan Axe

Light

Name Damage (Max) Frost (Max) Stun (Max) Description
Hels Touch God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot An extremely quick burst of energy that interrupts and knocks back all enemies. Enables a follow-up burst by quickly pressing DualSense-R1-Filled again.

Heavy

Name Damage (Max) Frost (Max) Stun (Max) Description
Breath of Thamur God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot God of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok ScreenshotGod of War: Ragnarok Screenshot A massive area-of-effect attack that deals damage to all enemies within an extremely large area.

Best Freya Sword and Accessories For King Hrolf Kraki

Sword Runic Summon Accessory 1 Accessory 2 Accessory 3
Thrunga Steel Harmony Runic Potency Runic Capacity Sigil Amplification

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Fighting, Hack-n-slash
  • Guide Release
    5 November 2022
  • Last Updated
    9 January 2023
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God of War Ragnarök is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio released on November 9th, 2022. Follow Kratos, and his teenage son Atreus as they journey through the Nine Realms to prevent Ragnarök from occurring. As you progress through the story, you’ll uncover many secrets left by the Giants regarding the impending doom that awaits them.

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