Looking for all Axe Attachments locations and upgrades in God of War Ragnarok? Axe Attachments augment Kratos' trademark Leviathan Axe with buffs and statistical improvements that make him more proficient in combat.

On this page, we'll list all Axe Attachments locations and upgrades. For more information on the various other weapons augmentations in Ragnarok, you can find a comprehensive breakdown of all the game's Equipment and Gear in our God of War Ragnarok guide.

God of War Ragnarok: All Axe Attachments Locations and Upgrades

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Below is a list of all Axe Attachments locations and upgrades in God of War Ragnarok. In addition to an overview of each individual accessory, we've also included a wealth of supplementary information, so you can better appreciate the cost of levelling up each item and the impact it'll have on your abilities in combat.

Wooden Knob

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You unlock the Wooden Knob at the beginning of the game, during Surviving Fimbulwinter. The official description reads: "The original Leviathan Axe knob. Sturdy and reliable."

All Wooden Knob Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
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Level 1
  • N/A
  • N/A
Level 2
  • Strength: 4
Level 3
  • Strength: 8
Level 4
  • Strength: 11
Level 5
  • Strength: 15
Level 6
  • Strength: 18
Level 7
  • Strength: 22
  • Runic: 13
  • Vitality: 13
  • Cooldown: 13
  • Luck: 13
Level 8
  • Strength: 25
  • Runic: 15
  • Vitality: 15
  • Cooldown: 15
  • Luck: 15
Level 9
  • Strength: 29
  • Runic: 17
  • Vitality: 17
  • Cooldown: 17
  • Luck: 17

The Furious Maul

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You unlock The Furious Maul at the beginning of the game, during Surviving Fimbulwinter. The official description reads: "A work of staggering genius, it is said this attachment craves battle."

  • Slayer's Strength: High Luck chance to grant a gift of Strength on any axe kill.

All The Furious Maul Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 1
  • N/A
  • Strength: 2
Level 2
  • Strength: 7
Level 3
  • Strength: 12
Level 4
  • Strength: 18
Level 5
  • Strength: 26
Level 6
  • Strength: 36
Level 7
  • Strength: 47
Level 8
  • Strength: 55
Level 9
  • Strength: 63

Fortified Frost Knob

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You unlock the Fortified Frost Knob by finding Legendary Chest #6 in Svartalfheim during The Quest for Tyr, in the same room as where you fight The Hateful. The official description reads: "A knob that feels colds to the touch, even in the warmest climates."

  • Frost Resolve: Holding Triangle to Frost Awaken the axe increases Defence and stagger resistance.

All Fortified Frost Knob Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 2
  • N/A
  • Strength: 4
  • Cooldown: 5
Level 3
  • Strength: 8
  • Cooldown: 9
Level 4
  • Strength: 11
  • Cooldown: 13
Level 5
  • Strength: 15
  • Cooldown: 17
Level 6
  • Strength: 18
  • Cooldown: 22
Level 7
  • Strength: 22
  • Cooldown: 26
Level 8
  • Strength: 25
  • Cooldown: 30
Level 9
  • Strength: 29
  • Cooldown: 34

Haur's Lucky Knob

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You unlock Haur's Lucky Knob by crafting it at the Huldra Brother's workshop from the beginning of The Reckoning. The official description reads: "A knob created to cut through the air with ease. Its previous owner lost it in a game of Liar's Dice."

  • Marksman's Stunt: Moderate Luck chance for any successful precision throw to cause a bonus stun blast.

All Haur's Lucky Knob Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 2
  • Strength: 4
  • Luck: 5
Level 3
  • Strength: 8
  • Luck: 9
Level 4
  • Strength: 11
  • Luck: 13
Level 5
  • Strength: 15
  • Luck: 17
Level 6
  • Strength: 18
  • Luck: 22
Level 7
  • Strength: 22
  • Luck: 26
Level 8
  • Strength: 25
  • Luck: 30
Level 9
  • Strength: 29
  • Luck: 34

Stonecutter's Knob

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You unlock the Stonecutter's Knob by crafting it at the Huldra Brother's workshop after returning to Freyr's Camp at the end of The Reckoning. The official description reads: "A knob that was used by a legendary Light Elf heralded for her deadly finishing slices."

  • Slicing Finish: Adds a concussive wave to the end of the axe combo.

All Stonecutter's Knob Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 4
  • Strength: 18
  • Defence: 9
Level 5
  • Strength: 23
  • Defence: 12
Level 6
  • Strength: 29
  • Defence: 14
Level 7
  • Strength: 34
  • Defence: 17
Level 8
  • Strength: 40
  • Defence: 20
Level 9
  • Strength: 46
  • Defence: 23

Grip of Weighted Recovery

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You unlock the Grip of Weighted Recovery by crafting it at the Huldra Brother's workshop after returning to Freyr's Camp at the end of The Reckoning. The official description reads: "A lightweight grip that, when held, feels like it energises the holder for the battle ahead."

  • Seized Refresh: Stun grabbing an enemy (R3) provides a blessing of Cooldown.

All Grip of Weighted Recovery Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 4
  • Strength: 11
  • Runic: 23
Level 5
  • Strength: 15
  • Runic: 17
Level 6
  • Strength: 18
  • Runic: 22
Level 7
  • Strength: 22
  • Runic: 26
Level 8
  • Strength: 25
  • Runic: 30
Level 9
  • Strength: 29
  • Runic: 34

Grip of the Fallen Alchemist

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You unlock the Grip of the Fallen Alchemist by finding Legendary Chest #6 in Vanaheim after completing The Reckoning. The official description reads: "A grip originally forged by an alchemist who was said to be experimenting with runic magic to increase their lifespan."

  • Serpent's Health Burst: High Luck chance to grant a Health Burst on any successful hit with the Serpent's Snare skill.

All Grip of the Fallen Alchemist Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 5
  • N/A
  • Strength: 15
  • Vitality: 12
  • Luck: 12
Level 6
  • Strength: 18
  • Vitality: 14
  • Luck: 14
Level 7
  • Strength: 22
  • Vitality: 17
  • Luck: 17
Level 8
  • Strength: 25
  • Vitality: 20
  • Luck: 20
Level 9
  • Strength: 29
  • Vitality: 23
  • Luck: 23

Grip of the Nine Realms

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You unlock the Grip of the Nine Realms by defeating Berserker Gravestone #2 in Alfheim after completing The Word of Fate. The official description reads: "A grip so powerful that it is said to slow time itself."

  • Momentous Shift: Activating Glacial Permafrost (L1 + Triangle while Permafrost is full) triggers a Realm Shift.

All Grip of the Nine Realms Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 6
  • N/A
  • Runic: 16
  • Cooldown: 16
  • Luck: 16
Level 7
  • Runic: 19
  • Cooldown: 19
  • Luck: 19
Level 8
  • Runic: 23
  • Cooldown: 23
  • Luck: 23
Level 9
  • Runic: 26
  • Cooldown: 26
  • Luck: 26

Banahogg Knob

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You unlock the Banahogg Knob by opening Legendary Chest #7 in Svartalfheim after completing Forging Destiny. The official description reads: "While this knob has a reputation for starting fights, it's known for ending them as well."

  • Bare Force: Successful precision throws increase Bare-Handed attack damage for a duration.

All Banahogg Knob Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 6
  • N/A
  • Strength: 18
  • Vitality: 22
Level 7
  • Strength: 22
  • Vitality: 26
Level 8
  • Strength: 25
  • Vitality: 30
Level 9
  • Strength: 29
  • Vitality: 34

Grip of Healing Harmony

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You unlock the Grip of Healing Harmony after completing the mandatory Hel-Tear in Helheim during Reunion. The official description reads: "This grip is well suited for those confident in their combat ability. It is said to heal the user, but also lower their defence."

  • Permafrost Lifesteal: When the Permafrost skill gauge is fully charged, axe hits restore health, but incoming damage is increased

All Grip of Healing Harmony Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources
Statistics
Level 5
  • N/A
  • Strength: 15
  • Defence: 17
Level 6
  • Strength: 18
  • Defence: 22
Level 7
  • Strength: 22
  • Defence: 26
Level 8
  • Strength: 25
  • Defence: 30
Level 9
  • Strength: 29
  • Defence: 34

Grip of Radiant Reflection

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You unlock the Grip of Radiant Reflection when you return to Sindri's House at the end of Unlocking the Mask. The official description reads: "A grip that seems to build energy the more it is thrown."

  • Precision Momentum: Successful Axe Ranged Attacks now generate charge of the Permafrost skill, with successful precision throws generating even more.

All Grip of Radiant Reflection Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 6
  • Strength: 25
  • Runic: 11
  • Cooldown: 11
Level 7
  • Strength: 30
  • Runic: 13
  • Cooldown: 13
Level 8
  • Strength: 35
  • Runic: 15
  • Cooldown: 15
Level 9
  • Strength: 40
  • Runic: 17
  • Cooldown: 17

Runic Hailstone Knob

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You unlock the Runic Hailstone Knob by throwing Crystalline Shards into the Wishing Well's cleansing pool in Vanaheim. The official description reads: "A knob that is said to draw energy from the frost of its foes."

  • Prey Upon Frost: Moderate Luck chance on hitting a Frosted enemy to gain a Blessing of Runic.

All Runic Hailstone Knob Upgrades

Upgrade Level Resources Statistics
Level 6
  • N/A
  • Strength: 14
  • Runic: 14
  • Luck: 18
Level 7
  • Strength: 17
  • Runic: 17
  • Luck: 22
Level 8
  • Strength: 20
  • Runic: 20
  • Luck: 25
Level 9
  • Strength: 23
  • Runic: 23
  • Luck: 29

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