Daudi Kaupmaor is one of the earlier God of War boss fights you’ll encounter with Kratos and Atreus in their journey, but that doesn’t means it’s going to be an easy fight. In this God of War Daudi Kaupmaor boss guide, we’ll be walking you through how to defeat the boss as smoothly as possibly, as well as all the reward items you’ll gain through putting this troll down for good.
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God of War Daudi Kaupmaor Boss Guide
Welcome to your debut boss fight in God of War. In a hurry? We'll give you a few essential tips for beating the debut boss in God of War just below.
God of War Daudi Kaupmaor Essential Tips
- Use Atreus' arrows to distract the boss with square.
- Lay in with a few quick attacks, but then back off before the troll turns on you.
- Daudi Kaupmaor attacks in two steps, thrusting the rock in a spear attack, and then slamming it onto the ground.
- The big attack where the boss swings the rock around repeatedly should only happen when he drops below half health.
In this fight it’s paramount that you use Atreus to distract the troll occasionally, getting him to fire off arrows by pressing square. When Daudi Kaupmaor is distracted and attacking Atreus, close the distance quickly and lay into the troll with a quick few attacks from the Leviathan Axe, before backing off to a safe distance.
This boss fight isn’t too difficult, as since Atreus doesn’t take damage, you can use him to distract the boss whenever you want. The only attack from Daudi Kaupmaor that you need to look out for is when he repeatedly swings his rocky weapon back and forth repeatedly, and although this can deal out huge damage, all you need to do is keep your distance for it to avoid you entirely. Once the boss is down to zero health, you can close in with Kratos and press the right analog stick to execute the finishing blow.
Now that the boss fight is done, make sure to pick up the Hacksilver from the corpse of Daudi Kaupmaor, and then jump up the ledge to higher ground with Atreus. Follow the path ahead, collecting the healing item on the ground if necessary, and you’ll come to a tutorial for how to build up the stun bar of an enemy with unarmed attacks, only to execute them in style by pressing the right analog stick when near them.
Defeat the Draugr, and then once you’re facing the ledge that Atreus has just jumped up to, turn right to see a intriguing looking door ahead of you. This is known as a Hidden Chamber, and there are seven in total scattered throughout God of War. Although you can’t enter it right now, interact with the chamber door in order to begin the side quest to unlock all of them, and Kratos will note the location of this Hidden Chamber on the map.
Now head up the ledge with Atreus, using the Leviathan Axe on the glowing pendulum to drop the weight ahead of you, and you’re home safe and sound with Atreus.
This might be the end of our God of War guide on how to defeat Daudi Kaupmaor and make it home safely with Atreus, but continue ahead to our guide on how to defeat The Stranger in the next big boss fight.