Looking for how to beat Vali the Oath Guard in God of War Ragnarok? Vali the Oath Guard is one of the game's optional Boss Fights you'll encounter during the For Vanaheim Favour. On this page, as part of our God of War Ragnarok guide, we'll include some tips and tricks on how to beat Vali the Oath Guard. For more information on the foes you'll face in Ragnarok, refer to our all enemies index.
God of War Ragnarok: How to Beat Vali the Oath Guard
Vali the Oath Guard is an especially tough Traveller, but despite his lengthy health bar, your tactics won't have to change very much.
As with regular Travellers, Vali makes use of a huge two-handed sword. The slow swings are easy to see coming and can be parried in succession for large stun damage. Really, you just have to watch out for his unblockable, downward slams, and his harder swings that must be parried rather than blocked.
Vali also has access to the magical burst attack that you may have seen other Travellers use. When he raises the skull above his head, you need to hit it with your axe or spear. Destroying it is the only way to put a stop to the imminent explosion of energy.
Oh, and watch out for the pesky Shadows that Vali fights alongside. Two of these standard foes flank the brute, and it's best if you kill them first. Otherwise, they'll start flinging projectiles your way, and in a worst-case scenario, those projectiles will open you up to a battering from the boss.