Looking for a For Vanaheim walkthrough for God of War Ragnarok? For Vanaheim is a Favour, which are Ragnarok's equivalent of side-quests. As part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we're going to share our full For Vanaheim walkthrough, which includes puzzle solutions, combat strategies, and any other key areas of interest.
God of War Ragnarok: For Vanaheim Walkthrough
For Vanaheim begins shortly after you complete Scent of Survival, which is a Favour that triggers towards the very end of Creatures of Prophecy. Drop down from the wall and you'll discover a new area named The Crater. Fight the Gulons directly ahead, but prepare yourself: there's a big angry dragon in pursuit of you. It'll breathe fire at the ground, so be sure to dodge out of the way of the flames. The dragon will eventually fly away, so don't think you're going to be fighting it just yet. If you run around the corner you'll encounter a spirit. He'll give you another Favour named Casualty of War: The Brooch.
You need to reach the frozen lightning bolt. There are some Draugr Fiends lurking in this area, so take care of them if you want to. To get to the frozen lightning bolt, you're going to need to come all the way around, as there's no way across the gap. Head south-west and drop down to lower ground. Jump across the gap and hookshot to the other side. Climb up the wall, and pay attention to the Celestial Altar on the horizon ahead. You're going to have to fight your way through some foes first, though, including a particularly aggressive Wyvern. The dragon will try to attack you from this position, so be careful.
You'll notice to the right of the Celestial Altar there are two spots you can destroy with your Draupnir Spear. However, you'll need to find a third. First place two spears in the weak spots you can easily see. Then take the path to the right, all the way around, into the cave and across the hookshot points, beyond the red chest, and up towards the Celestial Altar to get the third. Blow the rocks up for easier access moving forwards. You can upgrade your equipment here if you want to, or use the Mystic Gateway to head elsewhere. Once you're done, interact with the Celestial Altar to change the time of day. Kick down the plate directly ahead, providing you with a hookshot point back up to the Celestial Altar should you need it later, and drop back down. You'll encounter Vikens and Wights down here now it's night time, so be extra vigilant. There's also a Fierce Ogre lurking around, so all nice and straightforward, then.
Once you've defeated all of the enemies in the area, go through the gate, and continue north. There are poisonous plants on the ground, so be sure to deal with those before they explode all over you. At the end of the path is a red chest, but beware before you get to close to it because you'll have to fight a difficult enemy.
Boss Fight: How to Beat Vali the Oath Guard
Oh joy! It's Vali the Oath Guard. There are a couple of Shadows in this arena who will throw poison all over the place, so if you can, we'd recommend taking care of them first. Vali the Oath Guard is quite slow, so you should be able to parry a lot of the big swings he takes with his sword. Be careful, though, as he'll often slam the sword into the ground from over his head, and this is unblockable so will need to be dodged. You also need to be aware of when he summons a big orb above his head, but you can disrupt this by throwing your Leviathan Axe at it or your Draupnir Spear. The best tactic is to set him on fire with the Blades of Chaos, as he has frost status abilities, and then attack him while he's burning with the Leviathan Axe for double damage. You'll get Bonded Leather, a Folkvangr Whetstone, and a new piece of Lore in the form of a Scroll named The Path of Lies for your troubles.
Open the red chest for Hacksilver and Asgardian Ingot, too. Head into the cave before Vali the Oath Guard, making sure to destroy the plant overhead for a Crystalline Shard. Squeeze through the gap in the wall.
Boss Fight: How to Beat Crimson the Dread
That dragon that's been making an outright nuisance of itself? Well, it's name is Crimson the Dread — but it's about to be Crimson the Dead once we're done with it, eh? As you'd expect, this is a tough fight. Crimson the Dread is incredibly mobile and incredibly aggressive. You can parry some of its biting attacks, but generally these are going to be unblockable, so just get out of the way. He's a big target so shouldn't prove too much trouble to hit, but he also moves fast. Once you've inflicted a little damage, he'll take to the air, either breathing fire on the ground or shooting projectiles at you. Dodge these and hit him with your Leviathan Axe while he's still flying. This will drop him back to the ground, allowing you to pummel him a little bit while stunned. When he breathes fire on the ground, you can stun him by targeting the glowing spot on his throat. Rinse and repeat until you're able to finish him off. You'll get a Dragon Claw, an Enchantment named Vanaheim's Fortitude, some Purified Crystalline, some Bonded Leather, and a Frozen Flame for your troubles.
In the corner of the arena where you fought Crimson the Dread is an Yggdrasil Rift with one of The Lost Lindwyrms inside. Put your hand inside one more time once you've trapped the creature for Hacksilver, Lindwyrm Scales, Dust of Realms, and a Gale Spark. Once you're ready to move on, climb up the wall on the eastern side of the arena, and head inside to meet with Birgir. Head to the Mystic Gateway to send Birgir home. This will complete For Vanaheim. He'll give you the Rond of the Nine Realms. If you head to the stag opposite the Mystic Gateway, this will begin a new Favour named Stag for All Seasons.
God of War Ragnarok: For Vanaheim Rewards
- Reach Birgir's location
- Rescue Birgir