How to find the Stags in God of War Ragnarok

How to find the Stags in God of War Ragnarok
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Ben Williams

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18th Nov 2022 11:02

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In order to get the silver Pure of Hart trophy, God of War Ragnarok will eventually set you on a Favour side quest, A Stag for All Seasons. After visiting the Crater section of Vanaheim by following the Scent of Survival Favour, or even approaching one of the stags if you see them, Ratatoskr will give you a feed bag of Yggdrasil leaves. With that, you will need to hunt down four special seasonal stags in Vanaheim and return them back to the Yggdrasil tree. For Winter, Autumn, Summer, and Spring, here are all of the God of War Ragnarok stag locations. 

Where is the Stag of Winter?

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The Stag of Winter is most likely the first of the four stags you'll find. That is because the stag is in the same area where you finish the Scent of Survival Favour that brings you to The Crater area in the first place. After you defeat the dragon boss, the Stag of Winter can be found on the far right - in The Overgrown Tower section, Mystic Gateway. 

Where is the Stag of Summer?

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The Stag of Summer location in God of War Ragnarok can be found nearest to the Jungle Entrance Mystic Gateway. However, there are a few extra steps for those who have never been to this part of the area before. Firstly, the larger area where the stag is found can only be accessed during the night, so you will need to find a Celestial Altar if otherwise. 

Next, the exact spot where the stag is plotted is separated by a massive dried-up river. It is inaccessible until you complete the Return of the River Favour. Luckily, this can be completed quickly from the left of where you've entered the area. 

After you've completed the Favour and re-filled the river, you'll need to reach the nearby Celestial Altar and switch the time of day back to daytime. Around the back of the island where two trolls are trying to throw rocks at the stag, row your boat until you find the now-available Boat Dock. Defeat the trolls, use the Blades of Chaos to get into the small tunnel, and The Stag of Summer will be found at the very end. 

Where is the Stag of Autumn?

Another easy one to find. The Stag of Fall can easily be found right next to the Sinkholes Entrance Mystic Gateway. 

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Where is the Stag of Spring?

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The Stag of Spring is best to retrieve last since it cannot be reached until conditions around the Stag of Summer have been resolved. Similarly, this stag is nearest to the Jungle Entrance Mystic Gateway, this time in the Wishing Well. Shortly ahead of the Mystic Gateway, you'll find a closed metal gate that couldn't be opened because of the aforementioned trolls throwing rocks at you. Open it, and you'll quickly find your way into the Wishing Well. The Stag of Spring can be found and retrieved almost instantly, and you'll also unlock the Pure of Hart trophy if you have followed this guide for it to be your final stag. 

A Stag for All Seasons Rewards

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To finish the Stag for All Seasons quest, go back to Sindri's House and talk to Ratatoskr. Rewards you'll get for completing the Favour are the Rond of Disruption shield attachment, 75 units of Whispering Slab, 4500XP for Kratos, and 1125XP for Atreus. 

That is everything on our guide covering the God of War Ragnarok stag locations. For even more God of War Ragnarok guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon. 

Ben Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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