How to get the God of War Valkyrie armor, the magic boosting, best looking set in the game

With the Valkyrie armour in God of War you can basically turn Kratos into a full-blown battle wizard, due to its perks featuring the ability to boost your Runic damage, refresh your Runic attack cooldowns, and activate the Unstoppable Aura that prevents enemy assaults from interrupting your own attacks. Not only does it let you use more magic, but it also means that enemies can't stop you, which is a really handy combo - especially for the more challenging New Game+ mode. There are three pieces in total, and here’s how to get them.

How to get the God of War Valkyrie armor

First kill all 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. 

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

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.