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God of War Valkyries - All Valkyrie Locations - How to Beat the Valkyries and get the Valkyrie Armor

This God of War walkthrough and guide includes collectible locations, weapons, armor, secrets, Valkyries and more.

Guide by Hirun Cryer, Tom Orry, .

There's a lot of content in God of War, and some of that only comes once you've completed the story or at least levelled up enough to tackle the tougher foes. One of the best side quests you can do is to find and defeat the Valkyries. In this God of War Valkyries guide we'll give you the God of War Valkyrie locations and give you tips on how to beat them all. Plus how to unlock the 9th Valkyrie location in God of War and get the Valkyrie Armor.

For more help with God of War that isn't about finding and defeating the Valkyries, head over to our God of War Walkthrough hub. It's got a complete guide to the whole story and how to find collectible items.

God of War Valkyrie Locations

You'll need to work well with Atreus to take down the Valkyries and find their locations.

In God of War you'll unlock the Valkyrie Locations by completing numerous parts of the main God of War story. Each of the eight Valkyrie locations in God of War are home to a different and incredibly tough battle. You'll need to beat all eight to unlock a ninth location and battle. It's worth going into this with the best armor and weapons, as these will be tough fights. While you don't need to finish God of War to take on the Valkyries or find their locations, they are classed as end-game content due to how tough they are to beat.

It's worth noting that you'll need to have got your hands on a chisel in order to gain access to the Chamber of Odin. Thankfully we've got a God of War Magic Chisel Walkthrough for you. You'll also need to have access to Niflheim and Muspelheim by finding the four cipher pieces required for each.

How to Unlock 9th Valkyrie Location in God of War

Once you've defeated the eight Valkyries in God of War you'll have acquired the head of each. Take these heads to the council of the Valkyries and you'll unlock a 9th Valkyrie location. This is a fight against the Valkyrie Queen, which is an even tougher fight that the previous eight.

God of War Valkyrie Boss Locations

This is the Valkyrie Gunnr, who can be found in the Hidden Chamber of Odin.

Here are the locations for the nine Valkyries in God of War. As you can see, six Valkyries are found in the Hidden Chamber of Odin. Remember that Sigrun can only be fought once you've defeated the other eight Valkyries.

To find all the Valkyrie Locations you need to start the 'Prove your Valour' side mission. To do this you must find your first Valkyrie, which then lets you locate all the remaining Valkyrie on the in-game map.

  • Gunnr - Location: Thamur’s Corpse - Hidden Chamber of Odin
  • Geirdriful - Location: Foothills - Hidden Chamber of Odin
  • Eir - Location: The Mountain - Hidden Chamber of Odin
  • Kara - Location: Witch’s Basement - Hidden Chamber of Odin
  • Rota - Location: Helheim - Hidden Chamber of Odin
  • Olrun - Location: Alfheim Light Elf Shore - Hidden Chamber of Odin
  • Gondul - Location: Muspelheim Trial VI
  • Hildr - Location: Niflheim
  • Sigrun - Location: Council of Valkyries

God of War Valkyrie Tips - How to Defeat the Valkyries

Each battle against a Valkyrie is different, but there are some general tips you can use to give you the best shot of defeating them. We've put a selection of pointers for you below:

  • You'll want to be at least level 6, but ideally higher, before you tackle a Valkyrie in God of War.
  • Take your time to spot the right time to attack.
  • Take a resurrection stone into each fight to get an extra chance if you get wiped out with an unblockable attack.
  • Be aware of each Valkyrie's air-based unblockable attack - shown by a red ring of light. At this moment make Atreus fire an arrow at the Valkyrie.
  • Magic attacks cause more damage that standard combo attacks, so make sure you go in with the best gear to maximise this.

What Rewards do you get for Defeating Valkyrie

The main reward for defeating Valkyrie in God of War is Valkyrie armor. This is some of the best armor in the game, so it's worth taking on these challenging enemies and eventually taking on the Valkyrie Queen.

If you want to know how to take down the formiddable Valkyrie Queen, also known as Sigrun, as quickly as possible, check out our full God of War Valkyrie Queen boss guide.

How to get Valkyrie Armor

You need to defeat three Valkyrie to get the Valkyrie armor, but you'll want to defeat them all to fully upgrade the Valkyrie armor. Each upgrade requires Asgardian steel that you acquire by killing Valkyries (some drop even better Perfect Asgardian Steel). As well as steel you'll need to get your hands on Mist Echoes, Haze Weave, Niflheim Allow, and Aesirbane.

Items Required to Fully Upgrade Valkyrie Armor

  • Asgardian Steel (from defeating Valkyries)
  • Perfect Asgardian Steel (from defeating Queen, Gondul, Rota, Olrun, and Eir)
  • Mist Echoes (Niflheim)
  • Haze Weave (Niflheim)
  • Aesirbane (Niflheim)
  • Niflheim Alloy (Niflheim)

With the fully upgraded Valkyrie armor you have one of the best armor sets in God of war, so it's worth the effort required to get hold of. Just make sure you're prepared for the epic battles that are ahead of you. If you want more great armor, check out our God of War Best Armor guide.

With these God of War Valkyrie locations and tips you should be able to take them all down and claim your prizes. We've also got guides to find all Idunn Apples and Horns of Blood Mead.

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  • Avatar for delanothomas08 #1 delanothomas08 5 months ago
    I think the stranger is loki since he mentions his brother and that odin sent him
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  • Avatar for thanidrain37 #2 thanidrain37 5 months ago
    Thanks for the help with the walk through, I only used it when I was in a pinch. Since this is my first time playing the GOW franchise, I hope get everything in the game.
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  • Avatar for Daraix #3 Daraix 5 months ago
    When fighting Matturg Helson aka Bridge Keeper
    The last part where is says
    (The final thing you need to be wary of when taking on the Bridge Keeper is the minions that he can summon onto the battlefield, all of which you’ve previously fought on your journey through Helheim so far. We’d recommend taking these minions out as soon as possible, as they can be a nuisance if you instead turn your back on them and focus purely on the Bridge Keeper instead.)

    Does not work on (Give Me God Of War) he well continue to summon as soon as you kill the minions maybe on a lower difficulty you can kill the them fast enough but not on Give me god of war. When he summon them ignore them and run to him and light attack him to get him to start teleporting his attack well hit the minions and kill them in one or two hits and when his last attack aim and press R2 to do heavy attack two or three time then doge back but keep a eye on themEdited April 2018 by Daraix
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  • Avatar for davidbenavent31 #4 davidbenavent31 5 months ago
    Surprise, surprise, the valkyries are mostly in Chambers of Odin! Maybe you could actually SHOW us where they are instead of saying vague areas as though that'll help any?
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  • Avatar for BeefTestosterone #5 BeefTestosterone 5 months ago
    @davidbenavent31 The game marks every Valkyrie location on your map after you complete the main story.
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  • Avatar for lakdidiamine49 #7 lakdidiamine49 4 months ago
    I have a problem !! The first blades dont move so i can pass bay them !! I dont know why
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  • Avatar for derekeamgnisalb80 #9 derekeamgnisalb80 3 months ago
    I'm stuck and cannot unlock nor free this damn dragon.. I beat the original story and all the valkyries except the queen.. I wanna free reginn but when I hit the area he is in.. hes draped over this mountain
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