Looking for how to beat Thor (again) in God of War Ragnarok? Thor is one of the Boss Fights you'll encounter during The Realms at War. On this page, as part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we'll include some tips and tricks on how to beat Thor. For more information on the foes you'll face in Ragnarok, refer to our all enemies index.
God of War Ragnarok: How to Beat Thor (Second Fight)
Thor is back, and he's eager for a rematch. The God of Thunder doesn't have that many new tricks up his sleeve, but he can hit like a truck, and he can mix up his attack patterns to catch you off guard.
This all takes place in a fairly large arena, which is good since a lot of Thor's attacks are unblockables that must be dodged. The first one to watch out for is a close-range grab that deals big damage if you don't get out of the way. During the grab itself, you can actually hit L1 to break free before Thor smashes you across the battlefield — but the timing on this button press is incredibly tight, and you need to know it's coming (so consider this your warning!).
Thor's other unblockables include hurling his electrified hammer in your direction. This attack is faster than it was in the original Thor encounter, but it can still be dodged with relative ease by rolling to the side when you see the red ring. Just be aware that he can try this several times in a row.
The big-bellied god also likes to launch himself into the air and crash to the ground, and afterwards, release shockwaves that spread across the arena. Keep an eye out for any red indicators on the floor, and avoid them however you can. Sprinting can be a good idea here, but the markers don't necessarily follow you — so be careful that you don't run right into one.
Thor is vulnerable during this attack, by the way, so if you can manage to get in close while he's ground-pounding, do it and unleash your own combos. Outside of this, fighting Thor is largely just a case of striking when the opportunity presents itself. He's especially open after having his punch combo parried once or twice.
Get his health down to a certain threshold and Thor will add a new, powerful attack to his arsenal, which has to be shield smashed in order to avoid heavy damage. The timing is fairly forgiving on this one, but you still need to make sure that you can close the gap between Kratos and Thor before the attack goes off.
In his final phase, Thor becomes more aggressive. Area-of-effect attacks become more common as well, so watch where you're stepping. Again, though, this is a generally straightforward boss battle — just one big angry man against another big angry man.