Looking for all Light Runic Attacks locations and upgrades in God of War Ragnarok? Light Runic Attacks are special moves that can be attached to each of Kratos' primary Weapons and can be used by holding the L1 button and tapping R1. You can also find a list of Heavy Runic Attacks through the link.

On this page, we'll list all Light Runic Attacks locations and upgrades. For more information on the various other weapons and armour 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 Light Runic Attacks Locations and Upgrades

Below is a list of all Light Runic Attacks locations and upgrades in God of War Ragnarok. In addition to an overview of each special move, we've also included supplementary information, so you can better appreciate the cost of levelling up each attack.

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Leviathan Axe

Winter's Bite

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You unlock Winter's Bite after defeating The Huntress in Surviving Fimbulwinter. The official description reads: "Form a mass of ice around the Leviathan Axe and run up to strike a target with incredible force."

All Winter's Bite Upgrades

  • Level 2: 2,000 XP
  • Level 3: 7,250 XP

Njord's Tempest

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You unlock Njord's Tempest by opening Legendary Chest #3 in Svartalfheim during The Quest for Tyr. The official description reads: "A rapidly spinning Melee Attack that clears out surrounding enemies and deals significant damage."

All Njord's Tempest Upgrades

  • Level 2: 2,500 XP
  • Level 3: 8,000 XP

Skadi's Edge

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You unlock Skadi's Edge in a chest in Alfheim, shortly after first discovering Twilight Stone in Groa's Secret. The official description reads: "A tracking Axe throw that ricochets between targets, marked by pressing R1 repeatedly."

All Skadi's Edge Upgrades

  • Level 2: 2,000 XP
  • Level 3: 7,250 XP

Wrath of the Frost Ancient

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You unlock Wrath of the Frost Ancient by opening Legendary Chest #1 in Vanaheim during The Reckoning. The official description reads: "A powerful ice beam that Frosts enemies on contact. Hold R1 to extend duration."

All Wrath of the Frost Ancient Upgrades

  • Level 2: 3,250 XP
  • Level 3: 9,000 XP

Hel's Touch

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You unlock Hel's Touch by opening Legendary Chest #9 in Alfheim after completing The Reckoning. The official description reads: "An extremely quick burst of energy that interrupts and knocks back all nearby enemies."

All Hel's Touch Upgrades

  • Level 2: 1,750 XP
  • Level 3: 6,750 XP

Blades of Chaos

Flames of Anguish

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You unlock Flames of Anguish after defeating the Dreki in The Quest for Tyr. The official description reads: "A quick uppercut that creates a fiery geyser, launching nearby enemies."

All Flames of Anguish Upgrades

  • Level 2: 1,750 XP
  • Level 3: 6,750 XP

Hades Retribution

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You unlock Hades Retribution by opening Legendary Chest #2 in Alfheim during Groa's Secret. The official description reads: "A forceful stab that embeds a fiery bomb, which detonates after a brief delay."

All Hades Retribution Upgrades

  • Level 2: 2,000 XP
  • Level 3: 7,250 XP

Helios Flare

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You unlock Helios Flare by opening Legendary Chest #4 in Vanaheim during The Reckoning. The official description reads: "A long-range fire bolt that inflicts a moderate amount of Burn damage."

All Helios Flare Upgrades

  • Level 2: 2,000 XP
  • Level 3: 7,250 XP

Rampage of the Furies

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You unlock Rampage of the Furies from opening a Legendary Chest during Freya's Missing Peace. The official description reads: "A robust flurry attack that ends in a powerful cross-slash."

All Rampage of the Furies Upgrades

  • Level 2: 3,250 XP
  • Level 3: 9,000 XP

Cyclone of Chaos

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You unlock Cyclone of Chaos by opening Legendary Chest #2 in Midgard during The Word of Fate. The official description reads: "A circling sweep attack that clears out all nearby enemies."

All Cyclone of Chaos Upgrades

  • Level 2: 2,500 XP
  • Level 3: 8,000 XP

Draupnir Spear

Huldra Charge

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You unlock Huldra Charge after returning to Sindri's House at the end of Forging Destiny. The official description reads: "A long-range spear lunge that siphon's an enemy's element."

All Huldra Charge Upgrades

  • Level 2: 2,000 XP
  • Level 3: 7,250 XP

Thrust of a Thousand Soldiers

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You unlock Thrust of a Thousand Soldiers in a Legendary Chest in Helheim on the main path of Reunion. The official description reads: "Perform a flurry of stabs with Draupnir which embeds spears into the enemy. Press R1 for extra stabs."

All Thrust of a Thousand Soldiers Upgrades

  • Level 2: 3,250 XP
  • Level 3: 9,000 XP

Mountain Splitter

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You unlock Mountain Splitter when you complete the Favour named Spirit of Rebellion. The official description reads: "Repeated long-range wind slices that stagger enemies. Press R1 precisely while slashing to enhance each wave."

All Mountain Splitter Upgrades

  • Level 2: 2,500 XP
  • Level 3: 8,000 XP

Whisper of the World

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You unlock Whisper of the World by opening Legendary Chest #12 in Vanaheim after completing Creatures of Prophecy. The official description reads: "Drag all enemies inward before heaving them far away in a specific direction."

  • Level 2: 2,500 XP
  • Level 3: 8,000 XP

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