God of War: How to Get the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages and Enchantment Gems

God of War: How to Get the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages and Enchantment Gems

An easter egg to the Avengers and Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet is one of the most powerful weapons in the game.

God of War allows players to assemble the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages, a talisman that gives players new abilities and serves as a reference to the Avengers' Infinity Gauntlet. Below we'll show you how to get the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages and all the Gem Enchantments for it.

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How to Get the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages in God of War

To get the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages in God of War you'll need to complete The Sickness main story quest, then undertake the Fafnir's Storeroom Favor side quest for Sindri. Once both these requirements have been fulfilled, you can accept the Family Business Favor from Sindri, and it's during this that you'll obtain the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages inside Northri Stronghold.

Doing a side quest for Sindri will get you the empty Gauntlet. | SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Shattered Gauntlet of Ages is a talisman that Kratos can equip, with a pre-built shockwave power that can be activated by pressing L1+O at the same time. It doesn't do much damage, but can help to throw enemies away if there's lots of them around you, or at least stagger bigger enemies. However, there are six enchantments tied to the Gauntlet hidden across the game, each one of which can increase the power of this ability, add additional effects to it, and increase Kratos' stats.

How to Upgrade the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages

The Gauntlet can only hold one enchantment when first found, but players can upgrade it two more times at Sindri/Brokk's forge to allow it to have three enchantment sockets. The enchantments are as follows:

  • Upgrade one - This initial upgrade for the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages costs 55,000 Hacksilver, 18 Dust of Realms, and 2 Dragon Tears.
  • Upgrade two - The second and final upgrade for the gauntlet costs 90,000 Hacksilver, 25 Dust of Realms, and 3 Dragon Tears.
The Gauntlet starts off mediocre, but can become a powerful weapon if upgraded properly. | SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

For a complete guide to obtaining all five Dragon Tears within God of War, head over to our God of War Dragon locations guide, for how to free every Dragon found within the game.

Shattered Gauntlet of Ages Enchantment Locations

With the fully upgraded Shattered Gauntlet of Ages in hand, you can finally begin uncovering the six Infinity Stones scattered throughout God of War, which will allow Kratos to unleash the full, devastating power of the weapon. You can find a complete list of every Infinity Stone just below, as well as their locations:

Enchantment GemInfinity Stone EquivalentLocationStatsEffect
Andvari's SoulSoul StoneComplete the Second Hand Soul Favor for Brok in Volunder Mines.Runic (8), Vitality (4), Cooldown (6)Has the chance to restore Kratos' health on any Runic Attack kill.
Asgard's Shard of ExistenceReality StoneDefeat the Valkyrie Rota in Helheim.Defense (12)Hold L1 for several seconds to gain Fortification, which causes an explosive knockback when blocking successfully.
Eye of the Outer RealmSpace StoneFound in the Secret Chamber of Odin at the end of the Escape From Helheim main story quest.Strength (7), Runic (7), Defense (7), Vitality (7), Luck (7), Cooldown (7)None
Ivaldi's Corrupted MindMind StoneDefeat the Valkyrie Olrun in Alfheim.Strength (6), Runic (6), Defense (12), Vitality (6)Afflicts enemies within 15 meters with the "Weakened" effect, causing them to take more damage.
Musphelheim's Eye of PowerPower StoneCan be purchased from the Dwarven shop in Muspelheim.Strength (10), Defense (10), Vitality (10)Increases Resistance to Burn damage by 20% (stacks up to 60% max).
Njord's Temporal StoneTime StoneDefeat the Valkyrie Queen at the Council of Valkyries.Runic (6), Luck (6), Cooldown (12)Low chance to slow enemies temporarily after you damage them.
Many of the stones require you to bring down Valkyrie, including Queen Sigrun herself. | SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment

How to Use the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages

Despite there being six enchantments, the Gauntlet can never hold more than three of them. However, installing three of the above gems inside it will empower its special L1+O shockwave, giving it more power and adding a beam of energy that seeks out and homes in on nearby opponents for significant damage. This power stacks with the abilities inherent to the gems, so you'll also get whatever powers they offer to you. A fully upgraded Gauntlet with three of the Infinity Stone enchantments is a powerful late-game tool against any enemy.

If you want more God of War content, check here to see the very strange thing that Baldur has been up to off-camera, or check out how the World Serpent got his iconic rumbling voice.

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