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How to get the God of War Valkyrie armor set

God of War Valkyrie armor

Not only does the God of War Valkyrie armor look really impressive, but it also packs some of the best stats around. This warrior's armor provides a significant boost to both Runic damage and resistance, though you can benefit from other more general boosts as well while equipping it in God of War. Admittedly, when you take everything into account this isn't the best God of War armor overall, but when you reach the late game section it is absolutely worth your time to pursue it, because the benefits it provides will help you to progress and earn the other sets of gear. This is how to peel rare metals from the game's toughest bosses and earn yourself the God of War Valkyrie armor set.

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How to get the God of War Valkyrie armor

First, kill all of the Valkyries. Okay, you only have to kill three to get the armor, but you will have to slaughter every Valkyrie in the game if you want to fully upgrade it. There are a few catches, though. Firstly, don’t even think about going near a Valkyrie until you’re at least level 6 or 7. They are HARD bosses to kill, and some of the toughest enemies in the game. Secondly you’ll need to have completed the story mission ‘The Magic Chisel’ in order to open all the Sealed Odin Chambers that hide them. You'll also need to have unlocked the realms of Niflheim and Muspelheim by finding the four cipher pieces each requires.

Assuming you’ve got the chisel and access to Niflheim and Muspelheim then you can get the armor. Finding your first Valkyrie starts the side mission ‘Prove your Valour’ that tracks all the others on the map. So, if you haven’t done that yet head to Midgard where four of the Valkyrie live. Check out the Hidden Odin chambers at Mason’s Finale, Witches Cave Lower Level, the Foothills, or the Mountains to find one, and follow our guide on how to beat the God of War Valkyries if you need any further assistance.

When you have the Valkyrie on the map, go for Olrun in Alfheim because she’s easiest to reach. Kill her and you’ll get the Waistguard of the Valkyrie which has a chance of giving you a runic blessing to boost your runic attacks. Gondul in Muspelheim and Hildr in Niflheim are a little tricker though because you’ll have to play through each realms' respective challenges. Let’s take Muspelheim first: to reach Gondul you’ll have to complete the first 5 Muspelheim challenges, as she’s the sixth and final test. Defeat her and you’ll get the Gauntlets of the Valkyrie which can refresh all runic cooldowns when you make a runic kill

Finally, you’ll have to go to Niflheim to reach Hildr. This is potentially the trickiest as she’s in a randomly generated maze full of toxic mist that kills you over time. She’s marked on the map at least so you can find her by checking that as you explore, but you might need to run the maze a few times to earn some of its specific rewards to make the mist more survivable. Defeat her and you’ll have the Cuirass which can activate the Unstoppable Aura perk that prevents attacks being interrupted. 

How to upgrade the God of War Valkyrie armor

God of War Valkyrie armor upgrade

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To get the most from your new armor you’ll need to upgrade it by killing all the other Valkyries, as the first level upgrade requires the Asgardian steel they drop, as well as the Perfect Asgardian Steel you’ll get from the Queen, Gondul, Rota, Eir and Olrun. You’ll also need some Mist Echoes from Niflheim to upgrade the Cuirass’ first level. For the final upgrades you’ll need to visit Niflheim for Haze Weave, Aesirbane and Niflheim alloy.

Get through all that however and you'll have some of the nicest looking armour in the game. You are a god after all. You're worth it.

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.