If you purchase the Deluxe Edition of God of War: Ragnarok, you’ll obtain the Darkdale Armor set and weapon hilts. This page will detail when you can obtain them and the stats on them.
Where to Find the Preorder and Deluxe DLC in God of War: Ragnarok
For those of you that decided to purchase the Digital Deluxe or higher versions of God of War: Ragnarok, you may be wondering where all this fancy armor is once you start the game?
The answer to that question is a rather simple one, you’ll need to progress through the start of the game until you reach Sindri’s House in the Realms Between, shortly after the game’s second boss fight. This will take most players around two-three hours as they traverse the Wildwood in Midgard during Fimbulvetr.
Once you reach Sindri’s House, you’ll be introduced to how you can upgrade your existing gear and select a new shield to replace the broken shield from the battle with The Huntress. Following this tutorial, he’ll introduce you to the chest next to him, examine this to obtain any DLC including the Darkdale Armor set.
Darkdale Armor Stats
The Darkdale Armor set focuses on a balance of both Strength and Defense but offers an increase in Runic on top of it. Runic impacts the damage and effectiveness of any Runic Attacks you use, making it a potent stat if that’s where you want to focus your playstyle.
Alongside this, all three pieces come with their perk already unlocked from the start. All three perks focus on making your Rage a lot more useful, such as increasing how you gain Rage.
|Darkdale Plackart||4||4||1||Enraged Slayer: Killing an enemy while in Spartan Rage restores some Rage and Health|
|Darkdale Arm Guards||5||–||1||Raging Affliction II: Increases the rate at which Rage is gained when attacking status-afflicted enemies and using Runic Attacks|
|Darkdale Waist Guard||–||5||1||Raging Affliction II: Increases the rate at which Rage is gained when attacking status-afflicted enemies and using Runic Attacks|
Grip of Darkdale
You’ll get an Axe Attachment alongside this armor set, and the Darkdale axe attachment focuses on buffing your Cooldown. It also comes with its Perk unlocked from the start which increases the effectiveness of Frost Awaken.
|Grip of Darkdale||3||2||Deadly Awakening: Killing enemies with a Frost Awaken attack causes a Frost shockwave and re-Frost Awakens the axe.|
You’ll also get a Blades of Chaos Attachment alongside this armor set, and the Blades of Chaos attachment focuses on buffing your Luck. It also comes with its Perk unlocked from the start which increases the effectiveness of Flame Whiplash.
|Darkdale Handles||3||2||Deadly Flames: Killing enemies with a Flame Whiplash attack causes a Burn shockwave and increases Burn status inflicted for a duration.|