God of War: How to Get Anchor of Fog

Anchor of Fog is your ticket to some fabulous endgame treasures in God of War. Here's everything you need to know about getting this resource.

Anchor of Fog is important in God of War. The resource is your key to unlocking the best treasures of Niflheim. Acquiring Anchor of Fog takes some luck and effort, though, and you’ll need to brave a few dangers.

In this God of War guide, we'll tell you exactly where to find Anchor of Fog, what it is, and what treasure you can expect to get using it. The Realm Tears they unlock are also full of deadly challenges, but should you manage to make it out alive, some powerful assets are yours for the taking.

What is Anchor of Fog For in God of War?

Normally, you would use Mist Echoes to get treasures in Niflheim, but Anchor of Fog unlocks the region’s best-kept secrets: Realm Tears. There are three Realm Tears, and each requires an Anchor of Fog to unlock.

Once you arrive in a Realm Tear, you’ll face powerful opponents and assuming you don’t die, you’ll get a lovely new treasure as a reward. It can be anything ranging from an axe pommel to a new attack.

How to Get Anchor of Fog in God of War

You’ll need to visit Niflheim, and probably more than once thanks to the random nature of the map and its treasures. While Niflheim changes with each visit, there is still a structure that stays the same.

The map is essentially a diamond shape with two nodes at the northwest and northeast sides. Each of those nodes has a chance of containing a legendary treasure chest that may contain an Anchor of Fog, though the northwest node always has a Valkyrie to fight.

The trouble is, the chests don’t always contain an Anchor of Fog, so you’ll often have to try again to get what you want. And again. You’ll also need plenty of Mist Echoes.

God of War Niflheim Realm Tears

God of War Niflheim Realm Tear 1

  • Unlocks with: 10,000 Mist Echoes and 1 Anchor of Fog
  • Enemies include: Ogres
  • Rewards: Mistborne Axe Pommel

Realm Tear 2

  • Unlocks with: 15,000 Mist Echoes and 1 AoF
  • Enemies include: Soul Destroyers and Wulvers
  • Rewards: Gift of Apollo Blades and Heavy Runic Attack

Realm Tear 3

  • Unlocks with: 20,000 Mist Echoes and 1 AoF
  • Enemies include: Nightmares and Revenants
  • Rewards: Talisman of Cursed Power

Related Guides

That’s all you need to know about the God of War Anchor of Fog, but make sure to check out our other God of War guides for more tips.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 12th 2022

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