It won’t be long before you run into the Valkyrie in the game. But don’t worry; this guide will show you how to defeat Vanadis in God of War Ragnarok.
God of War Ragnarok continues to integrate its protagonist fully into the Scandinavian legends. Unveiling to the player their customs, mythological creatures, and so characteristic environment and culture and, of course, confronting him with their deities.
A Scandinavian creature everyone’s come to love is the Valkyrie. A horse-riding, spear-bearing goddess capable of deciding the fate of warriors in battle and responsible for carrying the dead to Odin’s Valhalla? Sounds badass.
Until they are pitted against you, the player.
Don’t shit yourself; Vanadis is not as dangerous as the original ones from previous games. This guide will teach you how to defeat Vanadis in God of War Ragnarok.
The Strategy to defeat Vanadis
To defeat Vanadis, you need to stand your ground. The fight can be split into two phases:
Vanadis in God of War Ragnarok: Phase 1
This Valkyrie moves fast and has a great variety of attacks.
- Keep your senses peeled for blue circle attacks.
- If she goes into the long-range mode, she’ll throw a barrage of projectiles your way. Make sure you dodge.
- Do as many melee combos as possible and combine them with Atreus’.
- Take every opportunity you can to stun her.
Once her health drops to half, the second phase of the fight begins.
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Vanadis in God of War Ragnarok: Phase 2
With her health bar depleted to 50%, you will unlock the courage to heal in combat.
You can use the Spartan Rage in two ways:
- Get angry and beat your enemies
- Get courage and heal a small amount of life
That said, Vanadis will now have more dangerous attacks. Be especially careful when she spits poison. This part of the combat is more frantic, and you don’t want to be poisoned.
Vanadis repeats these moves throughout the battle. As the pace increases, get ready and unleash your fury with melee attacks.
God of War Ragnarok is available on PS4 and PS5.