Mostly locked inside hidden chambers, Valkyries can be found almost immediately upon starting God of War. While you can find their locations early on, it’s a good thing you can’t face these bosses until much, much later in the game. They aren’t easy to beat.
But as you continue your journey through Midgard, level up, upgrade your weapons, and get access to more Runic Attacks, you’ll notice more hidden chambers scattered across Midgard. At the center of each is a secret ultra-hard Valkyrie that will test your prowess in the end-game phase.
Click the links below to jump to a specific Valkyrie:
How to Unlock Valkyries in God of War
Before accessing any of the God of War‘s Valkyries, you must obtain the Magic Chisel. This occurs during the course of the story when a new area is opened after the scene with Mimir and the World Serpent, so if you don’t have it yet, just continue the main story quest.
With the Chisel in hand, you can go back to the hidden Valkyrie chambers and unlock their seals to tackle the Valkyries for the Prove Your Valour quest and ultimately, the Chooser of the Slain trophy/achievement. After defeating eight Valkyries, you’ll need to take their heads to the Council of the Valkyries to battle the ninth Valkyrie.
God of War Valkyrie Locations
Where to Find Geirdriful
Location: Foothills — Hidden Chamber of Odin
To find this hidden chamber, head east through the fields of poison from where you first meet Sindri. Turn left at the path to find a cave and the chamber.
When fighting this enemy, be sure to use the quick-turn ability to evade its blinding shockwave and be prepared for lots of long-range projectile attacks. Patience is key to this fight, with you most likely turtling up more than attacking.
Where to Find Olrun
Location: Alfheim Lake of Light — Hidden Chamber of Odin
Head to the western beach at the Lake of Light, and go to the right of the dock to find the hidden Valkyrie chamber.
This Valkyrie evades attacks like crazy and will need to be hit with arrows while in the air, so make sure to rely on Atreus. Also, be on the lookout for a quick attack to arrive at the end of the boss’ evasion move.
Where to Find Gunnr
Location: Thamur’s Corpse — Hidden Chamber of Odin
From this area’s northern dock, travel toward the giant blacksmith’s fingers, and then go left into the hidden chamber.
Tell Atreus to launch shock arrows when this Valkyrie takes to the air and be on the lookout to evade the wing combo attack (which can’t be blocked with your shield).
Where to Find Eir
Location: The Mountain — Hidden Chamber of Odin
You’ll find this hidden enemy in the Mountain mineshaft; it’s the area with the giant metal claw on your way to the summit. Head to the far right side of the area near a big pile of rubble to find the hidden chamber.
This Valkyrie is entirely focused on defense, so you need to use the block-breaking ability to get damage through without being counterattacked.
Where to Find Kara
Location: Witch’s Cave (The River Pass) — Hidden Chamber of Odin
In the witch’s cave, turn left at the bridge heading toward the house. Travel the light bridges toward the Nornir chest, then destroy the area up on the left ledge with the exploding red sap door. Head through the cleared area to find the hidden chamber.
This Valkyrie summons a bunch of Draugr to fight you, but if you keep at least two around, she typically won’t summon more.
Where to Find Rota
Location: Helheim — Hidden Chamber of Odin
On Helheim’s final bridge, turn toward the west and have Atreus shoot an arrow at the red sap door to open the area to the hidden chamber. There will also be a Raven and Artifact just inside, as well as another Artifact behind the left-most brazier just before the boss area.
You need to be nimble here to block the devastating grapple attacks and long-range chakram throws from this Valkyrie.
Where to Find Gondul
Location: Muspelheim Trial VI
Rather than opening a hidden chamber of Odin, this Valkyrie is found by unlocking Muspelheim (with the four ciphers found in Legendary chests). Gondul can be found after completing the trials and making it to Arena 6.
Use rolls and sidesteps to avoid the meteors it throws, then get in a quick attack when the Valkyrie is vulnerable — usually after using the fire/heel stomp attack.
Where to Find Hildr
In Niflheim, head down the left-hand path and be on the lookout for a cave on your left side in the second room with a chest.
When Hildr sends out projectiles, block the first few and then sidestep the final one, which can’t be blocked. Don’t bother with the frost axe — it won’t hurt this ice-focused Valkyrie.
Where to Find Sigrun
Location: Council of Valkyries
To find and battle the ninth Valkyrie — actually the queen of the Valkyries — you need to first kill the other eight and bring their heads to the Council Of Valkyries.
To get there, travel to the northern shore of the Lake of Light and the Mason’s Channel dock. Move up the ledge by the giant boats and then go down the path in the cave to a big set of wood doors.
This boss has much more health and additional attack types than its compatriots, so get ready for a long, brutal battle where strategy is mightier than the sword.
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And those are all of the Valkyrie locations in God of War. Let us know when you manage to beat them all and check out our other God Of War guides here.