God Of War Ragnarok Valkyrie Boss Fight: How To Defeat Gná The Valkyrie Queen

God Of War Ragnarok Valkyrie Boss Fight: How To Defeat Gná The Valkyrie Queen
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


17th Nov 2022 15:51

God of War Ragnarok Valkyrie boss is one of the toughest challenges in the game. God of War Ragnarok, much like its predecessor, has plenty of side content intended to challenge players to their fullest. The Valkyrie boss fight with Queen Gná is one of the absolute toughest in the game, only becoming available after you have finished the story. Here is everything you need to know to find and win the God of War Ragnarok Valkyrie boss fight.

God Of War Ragnarok Valkyrie Boss: Where To Find Her

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As mentioned, this boss fight only becomes available after the end of the main story. Once you have completed it, head to the Crucible in Muspelheim. Head to the central area of the Crucible and find the Nornir chest there. When facing the chest, look to the right and you will see a path that leads to a camp.

Head to the camp, and you will see there is a notebook near the fire. Picking up the notebook makes Gná, Queen of the Valkyries appear suddenly. At this point, you might think the fight has immediately begun, but you actually have the opportunity to leave. If you are ready to face her, move forward to begin the boss fight.

God Of War Ragnarok Valkyrie Boss: How To Beat

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Gná is easily one of the toughest fights in the game, if not flat-out the hardest. You will need to be as prepared as possible, ideally, you should be at the God of War Ragnarok max level, and have all your equipment upgraded to the maximum. Once you begin the fight, take advantage of the fact that she will not attack you first by using runic summons and relic attacks straight off the bat.

Once you get into the fight, Gná is going to come at you with all kinds of attacks. Trial and error is your best friend here, you are going to need to see these attacks for yourself, learn them and be ready for them. You should probably spend your first few attempts just watching what she does, and memorising her moves.

You can parry a lot of her regular attacks, but some are easier to parry than others. She also has red circle unblockable attacks, blue circle attacks that must be interrupted with a shield bash, and attacks that can only be interrupted by either a Sonic or a Sigil arrow. There is a lot going on, which is why it is important to study her first.

Her other attacks that you need to be aware of are her Bifrost attacks and her flying attacks. Like many other difficult enemies in the game, Gná can hit you with Bifrost attacks, which cause a chunk of your health bar to turn blue. If she hits you again, you will lose that blue portion, and a couple of those attacks will take you out in no time. The flying attack is fairly straightforward, if she flies into the air just be ready to dodge, as she will slam down into the ground where you are standing.

Beyond that, despite how difficult of a boss Gná is, the strategy is no different from other bosses. Avoid, parry and interrupt her attacks, then do as much damage as you can in between. Swapping between your weapons for their various attacks is a good way to do this, but the method by which you damage her is really up to you. Keep yourself alive, have a revive handy in case that first plan doesn't pan out, avoid her damage and hit her with everything you've got.

That is it for our God of War Ragnarok Valkyrie boss fight guide. For more on the game, check out our God of War best shield guide.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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