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God of War: Ragnarok

Fiske Boss Fight in The Abandoned Village

Jarrod Garripoli

This page will detail how to defeat the Fiske boss fight in the Abandoned Village in God of War Ragnarok.

You’ll just happen upon Fiske while exploring The Abandoned Village

How to Beat Fiske in Vanaheim

You will happen upon Fiske during the course of the main story mission, The Reckoning. You will find him towards the end of The Abandoned Village, just sitting there and presumably waiting for you (or someone else). Fiske is equipped with a scythe that can deal Bifrost damage, so you will need to be extremely careful in taking too many hits in succession. He can be very quick, too, so you will need to be on your toes.

All of Fiske’s Attacks

Below is a list of all of Fiske’s attacks. There is only a single phase here, so you won’t really have to worry about new attacks coming in later on in the battle.

Three-Hit Combo

(1 of 2) Fiske can end his combo with a guard breaker

Fiske can end his combo with a guard breaker (left), or it could end in an unblockable attack (right)

Fiske has two variations of a three-hit combo, with both of them having some similarities and differences. The first two hits of both variations will be normal strikes, so you will be able to block these without any worries. The third hit, though, can either end in a guard-breaker attack (yellow circle) or an unblockable attack (red circle). You can just evade the final hit of the combo, to be on the safe side.

Bifrost Slam

If you stay close to Fiske too long, he may raise his weapon into the air, then slam the blade into the ground, causing a fairly decent sized Bifrost shockwave. You will want to avoid this at all costs, since it hurts and can inflict Bifrost on you, as well as it being unblockable, of course.

Bifrost Stab

This has the potential to be quite a dangerous move, depending on the follow up to it, since there’s two different ways that Fiske will follow up the opener. He will dash towards you and do a thrust with his scythe, then might follow it up with some more of those. He also might follow up the initial strike with a blue circle attack, which is just a normal slash with the scythe, so it’s nothing special.

(1 of 4) Fiske’s slam attack is easily avoidable by rolling away from him

How to Defeat Fiske

Overall, Fiske isn’t too bad of a boss fight, as he doesn’t have a whole lot of health and his stun gauge can go up fairly quickly. Despite that, though, Bifrost is a dangerous ailment, since the damage can stack up fast. Of course, not all of Fiske’s attacks have it attached to them, but there’s enough to just keep you dodging all the time (Bifrost can be blocked, but it still hits you). By far, the two most dangerous attacks are the Bifrost Slam and Stab. The former is bad, if you decide to get a little greedy with your attacks and don’t realize it’s coming.

The latter attack can be dangerous, since Fiske moves quite quickly for the first hit. You also don’t know which move will follow it, until the boss does it. You will also not really get any Healstone drops from the boss, so having the Valor option set for Rage is best for this battle. There is a full heal in the corner of the arena, should you really need it. As long as you can keep avoiding his attacks, Fiske should go down rather quickly.

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  • 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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