Since the little hint from the God of War 2018, players couldn’t wait to play God of War Ragnarok and test their might against the God of Thunder himself, Thor. He is one of the most powerful gods in Asgard, and despite his huge physique, he is very quick. This makes Thor the perfect candidate for an amazing boss fight, and Santa Monica certainly knew this as well. In God of War Ragnarok, you will face Thor twice, and here is how to beat him in the second and final fight in the game.
How to Beat Thor in God of War Ragnarok
In God of War Ragnarok, you will face the God of Thunder twice. First, at the very start of the game, just like the previous game, and once again near the end. The game is set in a way to scare the player of Thor, but the boss fight itself is actually simple, but not easy.
Thor doesn’t have any complex moveset that will be hard to memorize. But the real trick is to actually defend and dodge those simple attacks. As Thor’s health bar gets lower and lower, his attacks on him will get more aggressive rather than changing into something else or completely fighting a different boss.
As the fight begins, Thor will start the battle with a Brawling Pummel, which he basically gets close to Kratos’ face to punch him. The best strategy for this part is to dodge backward until he stops doing it.
In his next move, he will leap into the air and throw Mjolnir at the ground. While the best strategy might seem to dodge, it’s actually using your shield. This is because once the hammer hits the ground, its attack will spread, and there is a good chance you will get hit while you are dodging.
There are times when Thor will stand in distance from Kratos. In this case, you can move fast to reach him and launch a series of combos. Otherwise, it is best to use your axe or spear for throwing. Thor will also call down some thunder to hit Kratos, which will be increased with each phase. Dodging them can be a trick, so it is best to stay as far as you can.
The best time to attack Thor is when he begins to charge an ability that you can know once the blue circles appear. Once you see this, rush toward Thor and hit him with the best combo you know to deal the most damage.
Generally, you must play defensively against Thor to not get hit by most of them, and once the window comes, unleash the most brutal attack you know.