God of War Hraezlyr Boss Guide - How to Defeat the Dragon in God of War

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The Dragon Hraezlyr is one of the more volatile enemies in God of War, and Kratos and Atreus are going to have to take him down together if they want to continue upwards to the top of the mountain. In this God of War Hraezlyr boss guide, we’ll be walking you through how to defeat Hraezlyr, including all the weaknesses and quick time events you need to be fully prepared for.

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God of War Hraezlyr Boss Guide

Thought your fight with Hraezlyr was done when you sent the dragon packing inside the mountain? Think again, because he’s back very shortly after you’ve stepped off the elevator inside the mountain, and made your way outside the cave. The fight with Hraezlyr the dragon is Kratos’ fight alone, with Atreus perched high up above the fight and out of harm's way.

If you're in a rush, check out our essential tips for beating Hraezlyr just below:

God of War Hraezlyr Essential Tips - How to Defeat the Dragon in God of War

  • Running, not dodging, is the key to avoiding lightning blasts.
  • There are two sap desposits, found on the sidelines of the battlefield.
  • Wait until Hraezlyr is glowing with lightning to throw the sap orb at the boss.
  • When you're attacking the claws, try to quickly alternate between the pair, so Hraezlyr can't stamp on you.
God of War Hraezlyr Boss

In the first phase of the fight with Hraezlyr, Kratos will find himself in the actual jaws of the dragon, where you’ll have to hack away at its insides as quickly as possible using a combination of light and heavy attacks, on the right bumper and right trigger respectively. Once you’ve damaged the boss for roughly a minute, Kratos will be thrown out, and you’ll be on a level playing field facing off against Hraezlyr.

In the next stage of the fight when Kratos is on the ground, Hraezlyr is going to start launching lightning-based attacks at you, both in bolts that rain down onto the battlefield, as well as lines of the lightning that strafe back and forth. No matter what the actual attack from the dragon is, you need to run to either side of the battlefield to pick up a chunk of the sap, and then get close enough to Hraezlyr to hit the dragon with the sap, but only while it’s performing a lightning attack.

God of War Hraezlyr Boss

If you miss the window of opportunity while the dragon is attacking, the sap ball will merely hang in the air, but if you can throw it just above the head of Hraezlyr, it’ll warp itself to the head of the boss, exploding on impact. Once you’ve done this twice, Hraezlyr will fall to the ground, where Kratos can sprint up to the boss and lay into its head repeatedly with the Leviathan Axe for some easy damage.

When Hraezlyr isn’t performing lightning attacks, the dragon will stamp repeatedly with its claws on the battlefield, while Kratos tries to hack away at them for extra damage. This is a dangerous situation as the attacks come thick and fast, but if you can dodge the stamping attacks from Hraezlyr’s claws, you can land some solid damage on his limbs.

God of War Hraezlyr Boss

Once you’ve dealt a significant amount of damage to the boss and Hraezlyr is lying on the ground underneath the giant claw, look up to the claw the press square to begin the final quick time event. You’ll now need to tap circle repeatedly to execute the dragon, and bring an end to this massive confrontation.

To get all the info you need on completing the rest of the quest now that you've defeated Hraezlyr for good, head over to our God of War Inside the Mountain guide. We've also got guides to find all Idunn Apples and Horns of Blood Mead.

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  • Avatar for delanothomas08 #1 delanothomas08 6 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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