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Kratos

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My vengeance ends now.
I have lived as a warrior. I have died as a god. Having suffered the ultimate sacrifice. I have been denied release. I... I will defeat Olympus. I will have my revenge.
~ Kratos' resolve at the beginning of God of War 3
The hands of death could not defeat me. The Sisters of Fate could not hold me. And you will not see the end of this day. I will have my revenge!
~ Kratos to Zeus
Zeus! Your son has returned! I bring the destruction of Olympus!
If all on Olympus will deny me my vengeance. Then all on Olympus will die.
~ Kratos' resolve at the end of God of War 2
The Gods of Olympus have abandoned me. Now there is no hope.
I would rather live in truth.
~ Kratos to Orkos when discussing Kratos choosing reality over illusion
By the gods. What have I become?
I am not the same man you found that day. The monster has returned, to kill you.
~ Kratos to Ares
A spartan warrior never lets his back hit the ground. Even in death, a spartan stands tall for battle. You are a spartan, are you not!??
~ Kid Kratos to Kid Deimos
I am what the gods have made me!
~ Kratos in response to the Sisters of Fate chastising him for what he's become

Boy, listen close: I am from a land called Sparta. I made a deal with a god that cost me my soul. I killed many who were deserving... and many who were not. I killed my father.
~ Kratos revealing the truth to Atreus
No. We will be the gods we choose to be, not those who have been. Who I was is not who you will be. We must be better.
~ Kratos to Atreus
The cycle ends here. We must be better then this.
~ Kratos to Baldur saying what Zeus said to him
I have been... falling back into my olds ways. Angry. Distrustful. With you, now... and before. I, I chased you away. No. On our journey together... You have grown into a warrior. Worthy of your namesake. I was the one who was not ready. Atreus... I am sorry.
~ Kratos to Atreus

Fate only binds you if you let it.

Do what is necessary. Not because it is written.

We will make our own destiny.

~ Kratos
Death can have me when it earns me.
~ Kratos in response to his death prophecy

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Background

Kratos, known by the Jötnar as Fárbauti, is the title character and protagonist of the God of War series. Born in Sparta, Kratos is a demigod son of Zeus and is later a full God himself by becoming the God of War, with incredible superhuman god-like power and combat skills. Kratos was once a respected soldier and Spartan General, until he lost his wife and daughter when he killed them, albeit by accident, under Ares' command, earning him the nickname of the "Ghost of Sparta", after which he renounced his service to the War God, eventually killing him and ascending to Godhood by becoming the new and full "God of War". Kratos, as the God of War, began to exact revenge against his father, the Olympians and the Titans who betrayed him, remaining forever a full god in the process before departing to another realm.

After successfully exacting his vengeance, Kratos wandered into the world of Norse Gods by settling down in Midgard in Ancient Norway where he married another woman named Faye and bore a son named Atreus who together, after the boy's mother’s death, would embark on a journey to spread her ashes at the highest peak of all the nine realms.

This dropdown contains the synopsis of Kratos’ story. Read at your own risk as you may be spoiled otherwise!

Early Life Born in the Greek city-state of Sparta, Kratos is the demigod son of the King of the Gods, Zeus, and a mortal woman named Callisto, with unique superhuman godly powers and abilities, although he would remain unaware of who his father was for most of his life. Outraged at Zeus for fathering yet another bastard child, Hera ordered Kratos' execution on the day he was born, but the King of the Gods took pity on the child and refused, leaving him in Sparta to be raised by Callisto.

Like all Spartan youth, Kratos, with an incredible set of superhuman godly powers, (unknown that he is Zeus' son and the one whom he inherited the abilities), was monitored and trained for combat by the Spartan authorities; those who were deemed fit were to stay and be trained as Spartan warriors, while those who were deemed unfit would be sent to the mountains (probably Mount Taygetos) to fend for themselves. Already feisty and aggressive at a young age, Kratos trained together with his younger brother, Deimos, who's also a demigod, as they dreamed of joining the Spartan army when they grew up. Around this time, Zeus began to hear prophecies foretelling his demise at the hands of one of his sons, a "marked warrior". Hoping to circumvent the cycle of patricide before it was too late, Zeus sent Ares and Athena to hunt down and dispose of the boy who would one day rise up against him. Ares, noticing Deimos' strange birthmarks, decided to invade Sparta with an army of centaurs and take him to Thanatos, the God of Death. Kratos tried to save his brother, but Ares punched him into a pile of wood, leaving him with a permanent scar over his right eye.

Insulted by the mortal's defiance, Ares prepared to kill the young Spartan but was stopped by Athena. The Goddess reminded Ares that they had what they were looking for, and apologized to Kratos before disappearing into the flames. The loss of his brother left an indelible mark on Kratos, as he vowed to never falter again. In honor of his brother, Kratos had himself tattooed in the exact image of Deimos' birthmark. Kratos would later forget that it was Ares and Athena who took his brother from him and wouldn't realize it until after Ares' death.

As Kratos came of age, he became a respected member of the Spartan army, eventually marrying Lysandra and siring a daughter, Calliope.

Quest for the Ambrosia and Rising through the Ranks of The Spartan Army
Shortly after her birth, Calliope contracted a plague, causing the Spartan authorities to deem her weak. Spartan law required that she be thrown into a chasm and left to die. Determined to save his daughter, Kratos set out on a journey for the Ambrosia after hearing from an elder of its exceptional healing capabilities. But unbeknownst to Kratos, Ares had chosen him to be his champion in the wager of the Gods, a contest with the ultimate goal being the capture of the Ambrosia; the victor would have statues erected in their honor all throughout Greece. A battalion of Spartans accompanied Kratos on his quest, including Captain Nikos. Along the way, he encountered a healer who gave him the Flames of Apollo.

Kratos eventually encountered Poseidon's champion, Herodius, and killed him as the Spartans conquered his army and stole their ship. Enraged at Kratos for costing him the wager, Poseidon unleashed a handful of hazards at sea in the hopes of killing him but failed. Later on, Kratos encountered Artemis' champion, Pothia, and killed her as well, with her army also falling victim to the Spartans, although Artemis did not retaliate. In fear that Kratos would defeat his champion, Alrik, the Barbarian King, Hades sent a torrent of fire through the sky. Although he failed to kill Kratos, he succeeded in killing many of Kratos' men, including Captain Nikos. As he found the Ambrosia, Kratos encountered Cereyon, the Helios' champion, and killed him as well.

Alrik and his Barbarian army battled the Spartans for the Ambrosia, as Alrik's Father was very ill and in need of the elixir. After a grueling battle between the two leaders, Kratos successfully captured the Ambrosia at the cost of his own men and summoned an army of Rocs to continuously torture Alrik. Kratos then returned to Sparta and healed Calliope, obtaining the rank of 'Captain' from the King of Sparta.

At some point after becoming captain, Kratos would command a young soldier named Atreus who remained hopeful even in the darkest times. When the day came for Atreus to lay down his life in battle, he did it without hesitation and saved many others, earning Kratos's respect. The captain carried Atreus home on the soldier's shield and personally buried him will full honors of Spartan custom, acknowledging him as the only Spartan who ever had a smile on his face even in battle.

Birth of the Ghost
Sometime later Kratos became a Spartan General and as a general and a demigod (unknowingly), Kratos won battles against other armies with brutal, but effective tactics. However, his pride and hunger for power grew greater with every victory. Despite Lysandra's pleas, Kratos vowed to continue his bloody conquests "until the glory of Sparta is known throughout the world", spending time with his family only when he was able to return to Sparta.

Kratos and his army finally met their match when they encountered the merciless Barbarian tribes from the East, led by Kratos's old enemy, Alrik. Outnumbered and overpowered, the Spartans quickly found themselves on the losing end of the battle, with Kratos himself left at the mercy of Alrik the Barbarian King, who sought revenge against Kratos for inadvertently causing the death of his father. In desperation to save his life and refusing to admit his defeat, Kratos called out to Ares, the God of War, pledging his allegiance in exchange for victory. Ares accepted the offer, proceeding to kill all of the Barbarians, giving Kratos the Blades of Chaos as a sign of his servitude and immediately after receiving them he used the Blades of Chaos against Alrik and decapitated him, ending the battle in Spartan victory.

For a time, Kratos served Ares loyally, raiding villages, slaughtering innocents, and spreading chaos in his name. Under the God of War's influence, Kratos became utterly ruthless and gradually lost any semblance of the humanity he once had. One day, during a raid on a village of Athena's followers, Ares secretly transported Lysandra and Calliope to a nearby temple. Ignoring the village oracle's warnings, Kratos entered the temple and slaughtered everybody inside in a fit of blind rage, including his wife and child (whom he believed were still in Sparta). Ares justified this as a means of severing Kratos' remaining attachments to the world of mortals, thereby molding him into the perfect warrior. Stricken with horror and grief at what he had done, Kratos left the bodies of his family to be burned within the temple, ultimately renouncing his allegiance to the God of War. The oracle cursed Kratos, forcing him to forever wear the ashes of his dead family on his skin.

From that day forward, Kratos became known as the Ghost of Sparta; his skin now 'pale as the moon' from the ashes that coated him. To other mortals, he was now marked by his ghostly white skin - the knowledge of his past actions often repulsed them to the point where they would rather die than allow him to save their lives. He became known as the personification of cruelty and selfishness. Word of this metamorphosis would spread even outside of Greece as Norse god and advisor to Odin, Mimir who would become a future ally to Kratos himself would later on instantly recognize who Kratos was.

Redemption and Vengeance
For breaking his oath, Ares ordered The Furies to hunt down the Ghost of Sparta and force him to once again serve the God of War. Meanwhile, Kratos finds himself in the abandoned village of Kirra, where he is trapped in an illusion of his home in Sparta, with his blood oath inhibiting memories of him killing his wife and daughter. The Furies' oath-keeper, Orkos, appeared before him and encouraged him to see past the illusion, using Lysandra's necklace and ring to break it. Although Kratos distrusted him, he followed Orkos's instruction to seek out Aletheia, the Oracle at Delphi. She had earlier been captured by Pollux and Castor, but Kratos killed them both and took the Amulet of Uroborus. He spoke with the dying oracle, who revealed Ares' plan to mold Kratos into a warrior capable of overthrowing Zeus, thereby allowing Ares to become the new King of Olympus. Kratos then traveled back to Kirra, where he encountered Orkos once again. The oath keeper revealed that he is the son of Ares and Alecto, one of the three Furies.

Orkos explained Ares' intentions to Kratos. As Zeus had forbidden the Gods from waging war on one another, Ares sought to breed a warrior capable of destroying Zeus in his stead, so that Ares may usurp him and rule Olympus for himself. Disappointed in Orkos' complete lack of fighting skills, Ares disowned his son. Instead, Orkos became oath keeper of the Furies in an attempt to please his mother, Alecto. Ares saw in Kratos the makings of the warrior he needed to overthrow Zeus, and for that reason, he helped him against the Barbarians that day. The murder of his family was meant to be one of three "tests" that would bind Kratos to Ares' will: the slaughter of one's enemies, the slaughter of innocents, and the slaughter of one's own family. Orkos did his mother's bidding as oath keeper and did not question her until Ares tricked Kratos into killing his family. Armed with this knowledge, Kratos took a ship to Delos.

Once there, Kratos traversed a giant, ruined statue of Apollo, where he was attacked by all three Furies. In the ensuing confrontation, Kratos managed to cut off Megaera's arm, but Alecto used her power to capture him. Orkos appeared and freed Kratos, escorting him to another location, with Alecto vowing that he would never succeed. After a perilous journey, Kratos used the Amulet of Uroborus to fully restore the statue and retrieve the Eyes from the Lantern. But after completing the Trials of Archimedes, he was once again ambushed by the Furies, who take him prisoner and steal both the Eyes and the Amulet.

For two weeks, the Furies tortured Kratos in the Prison of the Damned. The Spartan eventually managed to free himself and pursued Megaera through the prison. She and Tisiphone attempted to misdirect him with an illusion of a brothel. When he went to sleep with a woman inside, he spotted a ring on her finger and realized that it was a trick. He responded by tackling Tisiphone, but Megaera intervened and insisted that Kratos belongs to her. Megaera released insects into Aegaeon's hands and mouth, mutating them into insect-titan hybrids. Kratos retrieved the Amulet of Uroboros by killing Megaera and the Hecatonchires, only for Tisiphone to create an illusion of him being honored by the King of Sparta. Kratos saw through it and, progressing further into the prison, found the Scribe of Hecatonchires, the first mortal to ever be imprisoned by the Furies. The Scribe revealed that the Furies were originally fair in their punishment, and became ruthless only under Ares' influence.

Making his way to Alecto's chamber, Kratos retrieved the Oath Stone from Tisiphone's pet bird, Daimon. Upon entering the chamber, the Furies project another illusion, this time of Kratos' home in Sparta. He is nearly taken in by this, for he saw his wife and daughter again. He came close to sleeping with the image of Lysandra, but soon notices the ring on her finger, revealing her to be Alecto. She then tries to convince Kratos that he could live in this illusion forever if he rejoined Ares; however, noticing the Eyes of Truth hanging on her hip, he refused, preferring the truth to living a lie. Enraged, Alecto drops the illusion and threatens to execute him if he would not serve Ares. Kratos breaks free of her sludge trap and snatches the Eyes from Alecto, who retreated back into her sanctum before she realized they were gone. Tisiphone joined Alecto as Kratos advanced on the remaining Furies. They created an illusion of a massive whirlpool, with Alecto transforming into a horrific sea monster.

Using the Eyes, Kratos broke through the Furies' illusions and forced Alecto back into her human form. As he advanced on the Fury Queen, Tisiphone dispatched Daimon once more, but Kratos simply used the Eyes to destroy the bird. He proceeded to strike Tisiphone, shapeshifting between the forms of the King and Kratos himself, as she belittled him. As he wrapped his hands around her throat, Tisiphone transformed into the form of Lysandra, causing Kratos to briefly hesitate. Tisiphone then changed into the Village Oracle, telling Kratos that his family was not there by mere chance the night he killed them before Kratos snaps her neck. With only Alecto left, Kratos drew his blades. The Fury Queen coldly tells him that the truth would only bring him pain before he plunges his blades into her chest. With her last breath, Alecto spitefully promises that her death would change nothing.

With all three of the Furies dead, Kratos returned to his home in Sparta, where Orkos congratulated him on his victory. At the same time, he also revealed that he was made the new oath keeper, thereby maintaining Kratos' bond with Ares. He begged Kratos to give him an honorable death, as it would free them both from the God, to which Kratos initially refused, proclaiming that no more innocent blood should be spilled. Orkos'a continuing pleas ultimately forced Kratos's hand. With this act, Kratos experienced the first of many nightmares, previously masked by his bond to Ares: this was the price he had to pay for breaking his oath. He also discovered his path to redemption through continual service to Olympus. Kratos proceeded to burn down his house, with the corpse of Orkos inside it.

Service to the Gods
For the next decade, Kratos faithfully served the Gods of Olympus in whatever tasks they required of him. During the fifth year of his atonement, he joined the army of Attica in their struggle against the invading Persian Army and the great beast they brought forth. After a lengthy battle, Kratos killed both the Persian King and the Basilisk, before asking the gods if they wished him to do more in his servitude. At that moment, the Ghost of Sparta saw the Sun fall from the sky and vanish, leaving the world in darkness.

Sensing a plot at work, Kratos followed the last remnants of light on the horizon, eventually reaching the Temple of Helios and the city of Marathon. Upon consulting with Athena, Kratos realized that Helios, the God of the Sun, had been kidnapped by an unknown force, allowing Morpheus, the God of Dreams, to put the other Olympians in a deep slumber. With the Gods of Olympus incapacitated, Kratos was tasked with finding and rescuing Helios before Morpheus could seize control of the land by covering Greece under his Black Fog. Fighting through Morpheus' minions, Kratos entered the temple of the Sun God and, after learning of the events that transpired, was tasked by Eos, the sister of Helios, to awaken her brother's Fire Steeds, which would take Kratos to where Helios was being held prisoner.

Having awakened Helios' Steeds, Kratos was taken to the Underworld where he saw Helios' glowing light in the distance, right before the Pillar of the World. Kratos fought his way through Hades' domain, acquired the mighty Gauntlet of Zeus, entered Tartarus and killed Charon, the ferryman of the dead. Kratos then discovered that the Titan Atlas had somehow escaped Tartarus and captured Helios.

Throughout his journey, Kratos was plagued by illusions of his daughter, Calliope, and the song she played on the flute that he once gave to her. When Kratos reached the Pillar of the World and the Temple of Persephone that lay nearby, he had already forgotten his task, thinking only of reuniting with his daughter. He encountered Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld who had been kidnapped by Hades and forced to wed him. She revealed that Kratos could be with his daughter again if he relinquished all of his powers to the Forsaken Tree. Desperate to see his daughter again, Kratos did as she asked, and she allowed him to enter the Elysium fields where he met with his daughter and was seen happy for the first time since he became the Ghost of Sparta.

Kratos willingly abandoned the Gods to their fate but Persephone appeared before him, revealing that it was she who freed Atlas and asked him to capture Helios. With his help, she devised a scheme to destroy the Pillar of the World, thus killing the Gods of Olympus and all of mankind as well. She taunted Kratos with the knowledge that he may live with his daughter for a short period, but would ultimately see her die again upon the completion of her plan. Kratos then forced himself to become the Ghost of Sparta again by killing the innocent souls of Elysium and regaining his powers. Whilst giving pursuit to Persephone, he realized that he would never have the chance to be with his daughter again. As he heard her crying behind him, his hatred for the Gods of Olympus deepened.

An enraged Kratos succeeded in killing Persephone and chaining Atlas to the ground above the Pillar of the World, thus completing his task. Before he left the Underworld, Atlas asked Kratos if he truly believed that the Gods would keep their promise. Kratos replied that it was the only thing he could hope for now since he could not go back to Elysium. With the use of the Fire Steeds, Kratos then escaped the Underworld, but found himself too exhausted from the journey and fell from the Chariot to the ground below. He was saved by Athena and Helios, who then leaves him unconscious upon the cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea.

The Final Task
en years after beginning his service to the Olympian gods, Kratos was commissioned with killing the Hydra and bringing peace to the Aegean Sea. Along the way, Poseidon granted him the power of lightning and implored him to use it against the Hydra and Kratos engages Hydra in a bloody battle, Hydra almost devours Kratos, but Kratos, thanks to his blood of divinity, used his superhuman strength to open the Hydra's mouth in order to emerge himself out before overwhelming Hydra. After a long and vicious battle, Kratos emerged victorious by impaling the Hydra's front head on the ship's mast. Entering the decaying Hydra's throat, Kratos retrieved a boat key from the ship's Captain. For unexplained reasons, he refused to save his life and instead allowed him to plummet to his death. The Ghost of Sparta celebrated his victory that night with wine and women but continued to suffer from nightmares of his past deeds. Distraught, he approached one of Athena's statues and asked her when he would be free from his past. She told Kratos that his final task would be to find Pandora's Box and use the power inside it to destroy Ares. Kratos, having finally been granted an opportunity for revenge against the God of War, asked Athena if the gods would take his nightmares away upon completing this task. The goddess, however, refused to provide a clear answer, and instead offered him an intentionally vague promise of forgiving his past sins. Nonetheless, Kratos interpreted this answer as a 'yes' and set sail for Athens anyway.

Arriving at the docks of Athens, Kratos made his way through the besieged city, killing countless minions of Ares in the process. Encountering Aphrodite in a nearby temple, Kratos decapitated the infamous Medusa, Queen of the Gorgons, at her behest. In return, Kratos was granted the power to freeze his enemies where they stand. He later acquired lightning bolts from Zeus as well, using them to strike down a terrified Athenian guard after he refused to lower the bridge, thereby allowing Kratos to cross. Progressing further into the city, he briefly encountered the Athenian Oracle, who was then kidnapped by a pair of Harpies before she could speak to him. Giving chase, he soon found himself outside the Oracle's temple, where he observed a gravedigger (later revealed to be Zeus) digging a grave. Kratos inquired as to who would occupy it, to which the gravedigger answered that Kratos will. The Ghost of Sparta is alarmed by this answer, but the gravedigger reassures him that "all will be revealed in good time, and when all appears to be lost, I will be there to help".

Progressing further into the temple, Kratos finds the Oracle dangling from a nearby cliff and rescues her. She immediately suspects that Kratos is motivated by something other than a desire to do good, and looks through his memories. The Oracle is horrified by Kratos' past deeds and asks why Athena would ever call on someone like him. Kratos angrily grabs the Oracle by the throat and throws her aside, telling her to stay out of his head.

The Oracle informed Kratos that Pandora's box could be found in Pandora's Temple, located just beyond the Desert of Lost Souls on the back of the Titan Cronos. She warned the Ghost of Sparta that none have ever survived Pandora's temple, but Kratos is unfazed. A statue of Athena appeared before Kratos at the desert entrance, telling him that he must follow the song of the sirens and destroy all three before he can progress further. After doing so, he finds the Titan Horn and uses it to summon Cronos. Kratos begins to climb the Titan, arriving at Pandora's temple three days later. Just outside the temple's entrance, he notices a gatekeeper (who is revealed to be the undead spirit of the first mortal to ever attempt Pandora's temple) tending to a pyre of dead bodies. As punishment for his failure, the gods forced him to watch over the entrance for all eternity, and burn the bodies of any soul foolish enough to try and conquer Pandora's temple. Believing Kratos would fail just like all the others, he disinterestedly wishes the Ghost of Sparta good luck before opening the gates. As the Spartan made his way through the temple, he encountered both Artemis and Hades, from whom he gained the Blade of Artemis and Souls of Hades, respectively. Along the way, he defeats countless monsters (including a giant armored Minotaur), survives impossible traps, and sacrifices a caged Athenian soldier before finally reaching Pandora's box, being the first demigod ever to do so. However, this did not escape the notice of Ares, who responded by hurling a large broken pillar towards Pandora's Temple, impaling Kratos. The Harpies collected Pandora's Box and took it back to Ares, while Kratos died and fell into the Underworld. But Kratos, due to his immortality, manage to wake himself up and fight his way out of the Underworld as he plummeted to the River Styx, Kratos grabbed hold of the Captain's leg and used it to climb to safety before kicking him down below into the River Styx.

Reaching the top again, Kratos managed to escape the clutches of Hades via the same hole that the Gravedigger had been digging earlier. He tells Kratos that Athena is not the only god watching over him and that he still has one final task to complete before his sins are forgiven. Journeying through the now destroyed city of Athens, he reacquires Pandora's Box from Ares and uses it to grow tremendously in size and gain a substantial amount of power in order to battle Ares on more even footing, Kratos engages Ares in a long brutal battle with Kratos gaining the upper hand as he proves to Ares that he's not a mortal. After a vicious fight, Ares traps Kratos in a psychological void where demonic incarnations of himself attempt to kill phantom versions of his family. Kratos successfully fights them off but watches helplessly as Ares strips him of his Blades of Chaos and used them to kill his family again. Kratos, now distraught and vulnerable, nearly met his end at the hands of Ares, but soon took notice of the Blade of the Gods and finally kills Ares with it.

Though his past had been forgiven, the Gods refused to relieve him of his nightmares. His last bit of hope taken from him, Kratos attempted to commit suicide by jumping from a cliff. However, Athena had a different plan for the Spartan; she saved his life and offered him the now empty throne of the God of War on Olympus. Kratos accepted the offer, sat upon the fallen god's throne, and became the new God of War.

As the God of War
Kratos entered Tartarus once again in search of the Ambrosia in order to destroy it, for the Disciples of Ares desired to use it to resurrect their now dead God. Throughout his journey, Kratos received flashbacks of his first quest for the Ambrosia. Making his way through Tartarus, Kratos encountered and defeated a giant arachnid monster. After pulling his blades out from the beast, Athena spoke to him in an attempt to warn him about new dangers on the path he took once before. Kratos shrugged off her warnings, confident that nothing would stop him.

Later, he encountered Athena again and was told by the goddess that it is now the dead he must fear. Again, Kratos ignored her warnings, proceeding to find the dead bodies of Spartan soldiers who had accompanied him on his earlier quest for the Ambrosia. Rising from the dead, they attempted to kill Kratos in retaliation for abandoning them, although he defeated them all. The island then revealed itself to be a monstrous beast named Gyges, who sought revenge against Kratos after one hundred of his arms were burned off in his battle with Helios' Champion. Kratos, however, incinerated Gyges with the Flames of Apollo, destroying the Tree of Life and all of its Ambrosia. He then left the island, knowing that the disciples of Ares would hunt him down for destroying the last hope they had at reviving their fallen God.

Sometime later, Kratos experienced visions of his mother being held at the Temple of Poseidon in Atlantis. En route to Poseidon's city, Athena attempted to dissuade Kratos from his mission, but her pleas fell on deaf ears. His ship was then attacked by the Scylla. Chasing the monster off, he received another vision, this time of his childhood training with his brother Deimos. He entered the temple and encountered his long presumed dead mother Callisto, who assured Kratos that it is really her, to his shock. She then tells him that his father had taken her there and that Deimos is still alive; trapped and tortured in the Domain of Death. Both shocked and angered, Kratos asked who his father was and why she lied to him all those years ago. Before Callisto could tell him, she is transformed into a hideous beast, forcing Kratos to fight and critically wound her. Callisto used her dying moments to thank Kratos for setting her free and encouraged him to pursue Deimos in Sparta.

Enraged over the gods having taken yet another member of his family, Kratos embarked on a journey to save his brother, defiantly ignoring Athena's orders that he turn back. At one point, Kratos encountered the Titan Thera, imprisoned inside a volcano, who told him he would be incapable of leaving if he did not free her. After forcefully imbuing the Blades of Athena in the Titan's chest, Kratos obtained Thera's Bane and left the volcano. In releasing Thera, Atlantis' fate was sealed.

Upon his descent, he impaled the Scylla, who had been pursuing him relentlessly ever since his arrival, finally defeating the monster. Before returning home, Kratos found himself under attack by Erinys, Thanatos' daughter. Following Erinys' defeat, Kratos returned to Sparta, killing the Piraeus Lion and a Dissenter before entering the Temple of Ares (then in the process of being converted into the Temple of Kratos), where he would find the key to saving his brother. The Spartan then made his way back to the sinking city of Atlantis, although his route was fraught with danger as Poseidon had unleashed an enormous whirlpool at sea and attempted to blast Kratos from the sky in retaliation for the destruction of his city. Kratos survived Poseidon's assault, only to be contacted telepathically by the Sea God via one of his broken statues, warning him that he would pay for what he had done to Atlantis. Sometime later, Athena inadvertently revealed to the Spartan that it was she, along with Ares, who had taken Deimos from him that day, justifying their actions on the grounds that he was a threat to Olympus. This revelation deepened Kratos' hatred for the Gods even further. Proceeding onward, Kratos entered the Domain of Death and the Temple of Thanatos where he finally found his brother Deimos. Kratos set Deimos free, only to be attacked by him, as Deimos blamed Kratos for not helping him when in dire need. Witnessing the battle from close by, Thanatos intervened and snatched Deimos. Barely able to stand from his fight with Deimos, Kratos followed Thanatos to the Suicide Bluffs and quickly rescued Deimos from falling to his death.

After being reunited and reconciling their differences, the Spartan brothers took arms and joined forces against Thanatos. The God of Death taunted the brothers, recalling the oracle's prophecy that a "marked warrior" was destined to destroy Olympus. He comments that Zeus, Ares, and Athena chose the wrong "marked warrior" that day: it was Kratos who should have been taken away, not Deimos. Thanatos then said that it didn't matter anymore and that nothing Kratos does is of his own choosing. Kratos shouted that no one, not even the gods decide his fate, to which Thanatos laughed and said the gods decide, and the Sisters of Fate make it so, further commenting that Kratos was nothing but a pawn in a game that he didn't know was being played. In a climactic battle, Thanatos took Deimos' life, only to have an enraged Kratos take his in return. Kratos then took the lifeless body of his brother to his grave.

After putting Deimos in a grave dug by the enigmatic Grave Digger, Kratos stated that his brother was now free. He once again attempted to kill himself at the bluffs, but ultimately relented, asking himself what he had become. The Grave Digger, who had been close by, prophetically answered "Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" before vanishing. Athena then pleaded with Kratos to forgive her, and offered to empower him to full Godhood, but saw her pleas ignored, as Kratos promised her that the Gods would pay for their actions.

Kratos began to isolate himself from the other Gods and spent most of his time assisting Sparta in its conquest of Greece. During a siege on an unknown city, he was attacked by Argos, Hera's pet. Before he could defeat the beast, however, an unknown Assassin killed it in his stead, apparently trying to destroy his reputation on Olympus. Kratos pursued the Assassin but saw his progress halted by the minions of Hades, causing him to believe that the Assassin was Hades in disguise (this notion is further supported by the fact that Hades already resented Kratos for the death of his wife Persephone). The God of War continued his pursuit, only to be stopped by Ceryx, a messenger of the Gods, who allowed the Assassin to escape. On Zeus' orders, Ceryx told Kratos to cease his pursuit. Providing no valid reason, Ceryx only managed to infuriate the God of War. Kratos killed the messenger on the spot, instantly realizing that Zeus would not stand for this action.

When Kratos sent his Spartan soldiers to conquer Rhodes, Athena implored him to stop, as the other Gods grew weary of his destructive behavior. Kratos, as usual, ignored her warning and instead plunged down to the Earth, aiding his army in further destroying the city. An eagle soon appeared and robbed Kratos of his immense size and a significant chunk of his godhood powers, reducing him to the size of an ordinary human. Despite this, he retained some of his god powers, enabling him to easily defeat the warriors of Rhodes. The eagle imbued Kratos' god powers into the Colossus of Rhodes, which was then brought to life.

Kratos fought a long and arduous battle with the giant until Zeus offered help in the form of the Blade of Olympus, which he himself used to end the Titan War. Infusing the remainder of his god powers and immortality into the blade, Kratos defeated the Colossus. As he shouted to the heavens, the statue's falling hand crushed him, knocking the Blade of Olympus out of his grasp. Severely wounded, and stripped of all of his powers, Kratos knew his only hope of survival lay with the Blade. Limping towards it, the eagle soon reappeared and revealed itself to be Zeus in disguise (Kratos originally believed Athena was responsible). Zeus informed Kratos that he didn't want to suffer the same fate as Ares, and demanded that Kratos surrender and serve him forever. However, when Kratos refused, Zeus attacked and killed him by driving the Blade into his abdomen. Zeus would then proceed to use the Blade's power to kill everyone else present during the battle of Rhodes, most notably most of the Spartan warriors, much to Kratos' horror. In his dying breath, Kratos swore that Zeus would pay for his treachery.

Changing His Fate
Kratos was dragged down by the arms of the Underworld. The Titan Gaia, who had been watching him his entire life, saved Kratos, sealed his wound, and gave him the strength to escape death once again. Kratos, who still has some god powers, manage to fight his way out from the Underworld, resurrecting back to life, he instructed the last surviving soldier to return to Sparta and prepare for battle.

Kratos then took Pegasus, a gift from Gaia, and attempted to fly back to Olympus so he could exact his revenge, but discovered that he could no longer enter Olympus, as he was no longer a God. Instead, Gaia instructed Pegasus and Kratos to seek out the Sisters of Fate. She informed him that the Sisters had the power to travel back in time, which he could use to reclaim back his god powers, his status as god, the Blade of Olympus and take his revenge on Zeus. Kratos first traveled to Typhon's lair, where he met with Prometheus, who begged him to release him from his torment in the Fires of Olympus. Kratos, after stealing Typhon's Bane from the Titan, used it to break Prometheus' last chain, sending him down into the flames, burning him alive and finally releasing him. His ashes granted him the power of the Titans.

Kratos then made his way to the Island of Creation, where the Pegasus was attacked by a pack of Griffins. After defeating the undead soldier who led the pack of griffins, Kratos made a death defying leap off of Pegasus and onto the Island. As he continued his journey, he questioned Gaia over her reason for aiding him. Gaia then tells him the story of the Titanomachy and how the Olympians betrayed her and overthrew the Titans. Armed with this knowledge, Kratos continued his quest and soon encountered Theseus, who guarded the Steeds of Time. Theseus laughed and mocked Kratos' quest to destroy Zeus and challenged him to a fight, wanting to see who was the greatest warrior in all of Greece. Theseus was defeated after Kratos skewered him with his own spear and repeatedly slammed the door shut on his head. Kratos then used the Horse Keeper's Key to gain control of the steeds, moving the temple of the Sisters of fate closer and connecting the two together.

Kratos made his way through the Bog of the Forgotten where he encountered an undead foe from his past, Alrik the Barbarian King. Having escaped Hades' torment, he traveled to the Island of Creation for two reasons: to change his fate and exact revenge on Kratos. They engaged in a fierce duel, with Alrik summoning the souls of the dead (including the Captain) with his mighty hammer. Eventually, these souls were either destroyed (again, including the Captain) or absorbed by Alrik, using them to increase his size. Ultimately, Kratos shrunk the king back down, seized Alrik's hammer and used it to crush his skull, killing him once more. Looking upon Alrik's corpse, memories of Kratos' past came back to haunt him, but he pressed on anyway.

Entering Euryale's temple, he obtained the Golden Fleece from a wounded soldier (whom he then sacrificed by throwing his body under a cog, jamming it), which could deflect enemy attacks. Kratos used this weapon to defeat a nearby Cerberus and, eventually, Euryale herself. Enraged at Kratos for decapitating her sister Medusa, Euryale fought with great ferocity but was defeated when Kratos pulled her own head off as well. With the Gorgon sister's death, Kratos used Head of Euryale to turn his enemies into stone. Progressing further, he soon came across another statue of Athena, who implored him not to trust Gaia and to cease his quest for vengeance. As usual, Kratos ignored her warnings and pressed on.

Soon afterward, Kratos encountered his half-brother Perseus, who was on a quest to save his beloved Andromeda from Hades. Perseus challenged the Ghost of Sparta to a fight, believing it would prove his worth to the Sisters of Fate and allow him to rescue Andromeda; or, if not that, would at least allow him to "bathe in the glory of being the one to bring down the mighty Kratos". However, Perseus was no match for Kratos, who made short work of the legendary Greek hero by breaking all of his equipment and impaling him on a large hook. Kratos then took his shield and used it to enter the Courtyard of Atropos. Reaching the Great Chasm, he was confronted by an elderly Icarus, who had by this point lost his sanity.

Icarus tries to get Kratos to stop his quest, rambling on about how it is "MY TEST!!!" while telling him that he would never make it across the chasm. Annoyed, Kratos tries to push him aside, but this does not deter Icarus. He continues to get in Kratos' way and yell about the futility of his quest, telling the Ghost of Sparta that "THIS IS MY TEST" and that only he can fly across the chasm and receive an audience with the Sisters of Fate. Kratos takes hold of his throat and declares "I will make it to the Sisters of Fate and I will use your wings to do so." Icarus tackles Kratos, causing them both to fall off the ledge and plummet to Underworld. Their fight continued as they fell, but ended when Kratos ripped off Icarus' Wings and drop-kicked him down in the Underworld, sealing his fate. However, Kratos managed to fly to safety by landing on Atlas.

Gaia then told him that he needed to return to the surface, prompting Kratos to travel across Atlas' body and destroy part of his chains. This relieved some of the Titan's burden but called attention to Kratos' presence. He scolded Kratos for having the nerve to show his face to him again, after what he had done. Intent on crushing the former God for his imprisonment, Atlas ultimately ceased his attempt to kill Kratos when he revealed that he was now an enemy of Zeus, and sought to change his fate in order to destroy the King of the Gods. Atlas told Kratos more about the Great War and how it ended when Zeus created the Blade of Olympus. Atlas gave Kratos some of his power and lifted him back to the surface, where he continued his journey into the Palace of Fates.

There, he took two scholars hostage and forced them to read an incantation that Kratos himself could not read before ultimately sacrificing them both. Soon afterwards, he encountered the last remaining Spartan warrior, only this time shrouded in darkness. With neither of them aware of who they were facing, both warriors engaged in battle, intending to reaching the Sisters themselves.

Eventually, the Last Spartan fell prey to Kratos' Blades as they tumbled out of the stained glass window into the light, revealing their identities to each other. The Spartan warrior informed Kratos of the fact that Zeus had destroyed Sparta before succumbing to his wounds, causing Kratos to be overtaken with anger and shout to the Heavens. Blinded by rage, he was then attacked by the Kraken, providing little resistance as it proceeded to strangle him. Held firm in its grasp, Kratos then saw an astral projection of his wife, which was actually Gaia in disguise, encouraging him to go on and tell him that Hades will torment him for all eternity if he dies. She told Kratos that the Titans wanted him to lead them into battle before empowering him with the Rage of the Titans. Kratos, ultimately regaining his will to live, engaged the Kraken in battle and killed it. Then, using the Phoenix, he made his way to the Sister's main stronghold.

Kratos entered the Sister's throne room and met with Lahkesis, who told him that the Fates decided upon the destinies of all, and how it was she who allowed him to come as far as he did. She then proclaimed that it was not his destiny to kill Zeus. By this point, Kratos had no interest in negotiation, telling her that they no longer had any control over his destiny, ultimately threatening to kill her if she did not let him pass. This enraged Lakhesis, who then engaged the Ghost of Sparta in battle. Kratos almost immediately gained the upper hand and inflicted heavy damage on Lakhesis, infuriating her even further. She summoned her sister Atropos, who took Kratos back in time to his battle with Ares, attempting to destroy the Blade of the Gods so that his past and present self would cease to exist. Kratos subdued her before teleporting himself back to the present. Lakhesis grew ever more frustrated and engaged once more, only now with Atropos in tow. After a long and hard battle, he trapped them both in a time mirror and shattered it, imprisoning them for good. Kratos then proceeded on to Clotho, who implored him not to go forward with his manipulation of fate. Kratos, having pinned all of Clotho's lower body parts to the ground, ascended to the top platform and impaled her with one of her own instruments, instantly killing her. Kratos then took control of his own life thread in the Loom Chamber, proceeding back in time to the point where Zeus betrayed him.

Once there, Kratos, now having claimed his full godly powers and abilities back, becoming a full god once again, immediately charged at Zeus and tackled him. Shocked by Kratos' sudden reappearance, Zeus assumed that the Sisters of Fate had helped him somehow But as Kratos pulled the Blade of Olympus out of his past self, he claimed that all three Sisters are dead. Zeus then commented that he had underestimated Kratos, but that he would not do so again. Both men charged at each other, engaging in a vicious battle through the skies before landing on the Summit of Sacrifice, where Zeus soon reappeared in his full God form. Zeus summoned an army of sirens to aid him while hurling lightning bolts at Kratos, only for the Ghost of Sparta to use the sirens to paralyze Zeus and plunge the Blade of Olympus into his oversized hand. Infuriated, Zeus elected to shrink back down to mortal size and engage Kratos directly. The God eventually manages to take the Blade away from Kratos, only to lose it once more as Kratos drives the blade into Zeus' abdomen and throws him against a nearby set of standing rocks. Zeus soon manages to swipe the Blade of Olympus out of Kratos' hands a second time but loses it again when Kratos impales Zeus with the blade and throws him against another set of standing rocks. The Ghost of Sparta then ascends the structure and drops the top slab onto Zeus, greatly infuriating the God. Zeus, having had enough, reverts to his full Olympian size and unleashes a powerful lightning storm on Kratos. Yielding defeat, Kratos put down the Blade of Olympus and asked the King of Gods to release him from his torment, to which Zeus responded: "I will release you from your life, my son, but your torment is just beginning" before moving in to kill the Spartan.

However, this is revealed to have been a trick by Kratos, who then deflected the blow, slammed Zeus' head against a nearby rock before pinning Zeus down with his Blades. Taking the Blade of Olympus back, Kratos furiously drove it into Zeus' abdomen, intending to kill Zeus in the same way he had killed Kratos in Rhodes. Athena appeared moments later and charged at Kratos, begging him to stop. Zeus then took advantage of the situation and tried to flee, but this did not escape Kratos' notice. The enraged Spartan made one final attempt on his life, only for Athena to jump in the way and take the blow herself. A distraught Kratos asked Athena why she sacrificed herself, to which she replied: "to save Olympus". She further revealed to Kratos that Zeus is his father and that his actions were driven by fear. Zeus' intention was to finally break the cycle of patricide by killing Kratos, whom he now recognized as the "Marked Warrior" destined to bring about the final destruction of Olympus.

Athena begged Kratos to forfeit his quest for revenge, warning him that all of Olympus would unite against him and that should he succeed in killing Zeus, the world would be destroyed. By this point, Kratos' sanity and compassion for others had been completely drained, and he vowed to destroy all of the Gods along with anyone else who stood in his way. Traveling back in time to the Titanomachy, he brought the Titans with him to the present and led them forth to Mount Olympus to confront the Gods one last time. Meanwhile, a badly weakened Zeus calls forth a meeting of the Gods (although only Poseidon, Hades, Hermes, and Helios are present), urging them to put aside their differences and unite against their common enemy, Kratos. Moments later, Mount Olympus begins to tremble as the Gods look down in horror at the ascending Titans, who are now accompanied by Kratos. The Ghost of Sparta yells out to his father, declaring that the reign of the Olympians is now over.

The Second Great War
Zeus immediately ordered his fellow Olympians, along with his demigod son Hercules, to attack Kratos and his Titan allies, although Zeus himself opted to stay out of the fray for the time being as he was still recovering from his last battle with Kratos. The Olympians initially had the upper hand, however, as Hades successfully dislodged several Titans with his claws, while Poseidon shot down from Olympus like a torpedo and struck a death blow through Epimetheus' chest, sending the Titan to his grave. Moments later, Poseidon resurfaced within a colossal watery construct in his image, spawning several Hippocampi to aid him in battle. With Poseidon as their greatest threat, having already decimated numerous Titans and now going after Gaia herself, Kratos engaged the God of the Sea in a vicious battle. Kratos freed Gaia from Poseidon's Hippocampi, allowing her to grab the Sea God and slam him into the mountain. With Poseidon pinned down, Kratos moved in to attack. The enraged Spartan pounded Poseidon with his blades, while the God tried to defend himself with his trident. Eventually, Kratos shattered the massive rock formation on Poseidon's chest, exposing his weak spot.

Poseidon broke free of Gaia's grasp by attacking her with more Hippocampi. However, the Spartan quickly broke Poseidon's hold over Gaia, allowing her to throw a devastating punch which sent Kratos on a collision course with the god of the sea, knocking him out of his watery construct and onto a nearby cliff. Kratos grabbed Poseidon and threw him against the rocks, watching as his water construct disintegrated and collapsed into the sea. As the Ghost of Sparta moved in to finish him off, Poseidon told Kratos that no matter how many gods fall, there would always be another to stand against him. Unfazed, Kratos retorted that any god who gets in his way will meet the same fate. Poseidon, realizing just how insane and vengeful Kratos has become, warned him to relent, stating that the death of Olympus would mean the end of the (Greek) world. Kratos, again, is unfazed, and coldly responds: "Then prepare for YOUR death, Poseidon". Kratos then grabbed Poseidon by his neck and battered him uncontrollably, slamming his uncle's head against the rocks before throwing him against a large boulder. In desperation, a visibly terrified Poseidon attempted to crawl away and escape back into the sea, but Kratos easily caught up with him, gouged his eyes out, and snapped his neck before tossing his corpse off the mountain. With Poseidon's death, the seas unleashed a cataclysmic flood that engulfed all of Greece, drowning almost all of the Greeks, save for those on Olympia and other mountaintop locations.

The Spartan climbed back onto Gaia's hand and they both continued onward to Zeus' pavilion, where the King of the Gods angrily anticipated Kratos' arrival. Gaia wrapped her palm around Zeus' platform, trapping him there as an eager Kratos jumped down from Gaia's hand to confront Zeus. The enraged Spartan taunted the King of the Gods, reminding him that with Athena's death, there was no one left to protect him. In response, Zeus told Kratos that Athena died because of his blind rage, asking him how far he was willing to go to sate his need for vengeance. Kratos then boasted that neither the Sisters of Fate nor the gates of Hades could stop him, ultimately declaring that Zeus would not live to see the next sunrise. As Kratos and Gaia prepared to attack, Zeus summoned a massive bolt of lightning which he used to knock both Kratos and Gaia off of the mountain, in the hopes they would fall into the River Styx below. The resulting blast tore off a portion of Gaia's arm, causing her to struggle to maintain her grip. Kratos urged Gaia to help him as he too was losing his grip, but the Titan refused, claiming that doing so would cause both of them to fall off the mountain. Kratos reminded her of why she saved him from death, to which Gaia replied that he was nothing more than a pawn whom they no longer needed, as the Titans had finally reached Zeus.

Betrayed yet again, Kratos plummeted from the mountain and found himself stranded in the Underworld once more. Contemplating his life as he lurched through the River Styx and its caverns, he resolved to escape Hades and destroy Zeus once and for all. After being drained of nearly all of his power by the dead souls of the River Styx, he met the ghost of Athena, who claimed to have reached a "higher existence" and offered to help Kratos exact his revenge on Zeus. Suspicious of this turn of events, Kratos demanded to know why she had such a sudden change of heart as she died protecting Zeus. Athena then explained to Kratos how she saw truths where she did not before, and to regain his trust, she transformed Kratos' ruined blades into the Blades of Exile, which would help him survive the Underworld and the foes that awaited him. She then instructs him to find and extinguish the Flame of Olympus, claiming that it is the source of Zeus' power.

Kratos made his way through the Underworld, meeting lost souls, stealing Apollo's bow from Peirithous by burning him alive, and encountering The Judges, who decided that Kratos was not yet ready for the afterlife before urging him to proceed forward. Along the way, he would encounter a statue of Pandora, which called out to Kratos. Initially mistaking its voice for Calliope's, he soon realized that it was someone else and tried to walk away. Before he could, the voice claimed to know all about Kratos, telling him that everybody on Olympus was terrified of him, to which Kratos replied: "there are reasons for that". Pandora tried to tell him more, but she was interrupted by the voice of Hades, who mocked Kratos. The Spartan ordered Hades to reveal himself, only for the God of the Underworld to reply that Kratos was too impatient and that soon enough, they would have their time to play. Descending deeper into the depths of the Underworld, he encountered a despairing Hephaestus, the Craftsman of Olympus as well as the God of Volcanoes and Fire, who blamed Kratos for his exile to the Underworld as well as the disappearance of his daughter Pandora. Despite his grievances, however, Hephaestus was passive and did not attack Kratos, even offering him helpful information about the secrets of Olympus, his adopted daughter Pandora, and Zeus.

Progressing further into Hades' kingdom, Kratos occasionally found mysterious notes that he silently acknowledged as being from various people in his past. He eventually found and entered Hades' Palace, using the coffin-wed body of Persephone that Hades had restored to open a pathway into a dark room where he would encounter the Lord of the Underworld himself. Once there, Hades recounted his grievances against the Ghost of Sparta, blaming him for the deaths of Athena, Poseidon, and especially his beloved queen Persephone (seemingly unaware of or indifferent to her hatred for him, and her plot to destroy the world) before telling the Spartan that he would make him suffer for all of the pain he has caused him. Emerging from the darkness, Hades tried to rip Kratos' soul out of his body and absorb it, but was unsuccessful. As the room lit up, Kratos immediately engaged the God of the Underworld, viciously tearing off and destroying chunks of his flesh before he could reacquire them and heal himself. As the battle wore on, Kratos used his blades to carve up Hades' neck in an attempt to remove his helmet, which only enraged the Underworld God further. Hades responded by tearing open a crevice in the ground, hoping to pull Kratos into the River Styx. However, Kratos intercepted Hades' claw with one of his blades, ensnaring the two weapons together and initiating a tug of war. With his other blade still free, Kratos continued to fend off Hades' attacks and damage him even more as the enraged god promised Kratos that his death would only be the beginning of his suffering. The Ghost of Sparta continued to have the upper hand, damaging Hades to the point where he could easily fire his other blade and use it to form a noose around Hades' neck. Kratos proceeded to slam his uncle's head into the roof until his helmet was finally dislodged, robbing him of his Claws and causing him to plummet into the River Styx in the process.

The Underworld God was not finished, however, drastically increasing his size and emerging from the River Styx in a last ditch effort to destroy his enemy once and for all. Using Hades' own claws against him, Kratos further weakened the God of the Underworld and attached the claws to his now exposed, damaged skull, ripping the soul right out of his body, killing him. Hades' death caused all of the souls in the Underworld to run rampant, tearing a giant hole in his abdomen which Kratos used to escape the area. Now in possession of Hades' soul, Kratos gained the ability to swim through the River Styx unharmed and use the Hyperion Gate at will.

Kratos once again emerged in Hephaestus' lair. The Smith God then asked Kratos if Hades was truly dead, to which Kratos responded in the affirmative. Hephaestus laughed in approval, claiming that Hades deserved to suffer but thought his death was impossible. Imparting more information to the Ghost of Sparta, Kratos bade farewell to Hephaestus and used a Hyperion Gate to escape from the Underworld.

Back on Mount Olympus, on the outskirts of the city of Olympia, Helios rode by on his chariot and threw some fireballs at Kratos, prompting him to give chase. In the process, he encountered a struggling Gaia, who was amazed by his survival and asked Kratos to help her. Remembering Gaia's earlier betrayal, he adamantly refused to help her, instead severing her arm as she desperately asked Kratos if she meant nothing to him. The Ghost of Sparta retorted in a show of cruel irony it was, in fact, Gaia who was the pawn, his pawn while telling a pleading Gaia that the war against Zeus was "his war" and not hers. Kratos then destroyed the root of Gaia's hand with the Blade of Olympus, sending a screaming Gaia plummeting to her presumed death. Later, he finds Helios engaged in a battle with the Titan Perses. Using a nearby catapult, he knocked the Sun God into Perses' grasp. The Titan then crushed him in his hand and threw him across the city. The Spartan proceeded to hunt Helios down and finish him off.

He eventually found Helios, but the badly injured Sun God summoned a phalanx of shield-carrying soldiers to shelter him from Kratos' onslaught. The Spartan took control of a nearby Cyclops and used it to eliminate the phalanx completely. With no other options left, Helios tried to trick Kratos into sparing his life with a promise that he would repay him in full. Although suspicious, Kratos considered the offer and asked Helios where he could find the Flame of Olympus. Helios refused to provide a straight answer, instead warning him of the futility of his quest, to which Kratos responds "of all the lives you should worry about Helios, mine is not one of them". With his guard lowered, Helios attempted to blind Kratos with a beam of sunlight. Although this momentarily stunned him, Kratos blocked out the sunlight long enough to make his way back to Helios and begin stomping his head. The Sun God soon relented and told Kratos that in order to receive the Flame's power, he must step into the Flame itself. However, Kratos immediately knew that this was a lie, as Hephaestus had already told him that the Flame is lethal to both mortals and Gods alike. Helios tries in vain to dissuade Kratos from believing the Smith God, calling him a "freak that has fallen from the graces of Olympus", but Kratos responds that this is exactly why he believed the Smith God in the first place. Having run out of options, Helios resigned himself to his fate, although he remained defiant to the end, telling the Spartan that his death would not lead him to Zeus, to which Kratos disagrees.

The Spartan then grabbed the Sun God and pulled his head off with his bare hands, causing the sun to be permanently veiled by dark clouds and rain storms. Although Helios was now dead, his head could still emit intense sunlight, and Kratos used it as a lantern to light his way through the dark caverns of Mount Olympus. Perses attacked the Spartan on his way up the mountain (presumably to avenge Gaia), forcing Kratos to kill him.

As Kratos reached the Labyrinth, he was confronted by Hermes, who joyously teased and mocked the Spartan warrior both for his past failures and the foolishness of his current vendetta against Zeus. Kratos attempted to ignore Hermes at first, believing him to be nothing more than a "fly from the ass of Zeus", but Hermes continued to provoke him, stating that the only reason he doesn't provide chase is because he knows he will never catch him, before speeding his way up the Chain of Balance away from Kratos. The Ghost of Sparta slowly ascended the Chain of Balance until he reached a chamber containing Pandora's Box. Surprised to see the box, Athena soon appeared and told him that there is a dormant, unused power inside that he will need to defeat Zeus, although the box was inaccessible due to it being sealed off and engulfed by the Flame of Olympus. Athena further explained that in order to quell the Flame, he would need the box's namesake, Pandora herself.

Hermes reappeared the moment Athena departed and provoked Kratos into chasing him. Along the way, Hermes childishly mocked and belittled Kratos for his lack of speed and his perceived stupidity. Although he was reasonably successful in providing chase, Hermes soon found a narrow chain leading to the head of a large statue which Kratos could reach. Hermes sped across the large chasm and made his way to the top of the statue, telling Kratos to "keep up". Greatly underestimating the mortal, Hermes was soon knocked from his perch and severely weakened after Kratos used a nearby catapult to destroy the statue. He also used his blades to attach himself to the catapult fodder, using it to close in on Hermes.

After the statue collapsed, Kratos noticed a leftover blood trail and used it to corner a now defenseless Hermes. The Spartan made short work of the Speed God, who then bitterly insulted him for his lack of honor and the terrible things he has done. Kratos then grabbed Hermes and sliced off one of his legs, watching as the humiliated God attempted to squirm away before slowly approaching him and brutally cutting off his half-brother's other leg. The loss of both of Hermes' legs resulted in his death and caused a deadly plague to spread across the land, affecting all human, animal, and plant life. Kratos took Hermes' boots, using them to traverse wide chasms and proceed further into the halls of Olympus.

Eventually arriving in an empty forum, Kratos encountered a drunken Hera, who ordered his half-brother Hercules to destroy him as she watched from above. Hercules expressed resentment towards Kratos, claiming that Zeus had always favored him before stating his desire to kill Kratos (calling it his 13th and final labor) and claim the God of War throne for himself. Kratos told Hercules that his aspirations are a waste of time since the reign of Olympus is coming to an end. Hercules replied "we will see about that" before ordering his legions to attack Kratos. Easily besting his undead warriors, Hercules himself joined the fray, using the Cestus he acquired from his conquest of the Nemean Lion to fight Kratos while ordering his legions to swarm him, allowing Hercules a clean hit. After a long and brutal fight, Kratos grabbed Hercules and carried him to the beds of spikes lining the forum walls, throwing him into them and tearing off all of his armor. This only served to provoke Hercules, who then killed all of his legions with an earthquake punch and engaged Kratos one on one. As the fight went on, Hercules grew increasingly impatient and clanged both of his Cestus together, temporarily stunning Kratos. Hercules took this opportunity to brag to Hera about his impending victory, only for Kratos to attack him from behind and take Cestus away from him. Now with no weapons, Hercules tried to best his half-brother using his bare hands and legendary strength, hurling portions of the forum wall at Kratos and eventually lifting the floor out from underneath him in the hopes of causing the Ghost of Sparta to fall to his death. Kratos used the Cestus to climb back up onto the platform before punching it back down on top of Hercules, trapping him underneath. Kratos proceeded to beat his half-brother to death with the Cestus, mutilating and completely destroying his face until the floor beneath them broke, causing them both to plummet to the sewers underground.

Later, he encountered a radiant Aphrodite and her handmaidens in the goddess' chamber. Aphrodite did not seem to care about Kratos' war on Olympus and asked the Spartan to have sex with her. After some initial hesitation, Kratos indulged Aphrodite before using the nearby Hyperion Gate to visit Hephaestus, who sarcastically asked Kratos if his wife "had conquered another God of War". Kratos did not answer his question, telling him that it is a matter between Hephaestus and his wife, before questioning the Smith God on the whereabouts of Pandora. Hephaestus, knowing full well what Kratos intends to do with Pandora, demanded that he stay away from her, telling him that it's his fault that she is imprisoned in the Labyrinth and the reason that Hephaestus was exiled to Hades. Kratos insists that he has never wronged Hephaestus, but the Smith God tells him that by opening Pandora's box in his quest to destroy Ares, Zeus became infected with Fear and surmised that Hephaestus was hiding something from him. Zeus tortured the Smith God until he confessed to the creation of Pandora, a key to the box which had taken on a life of its own, with Hephaestus loving her as if she was his own daughter. Zeus took Pandora away from him and banished Hephaestus to Hades. Seemingly unmoved, Kratos insisted that he will stop at nothing to obtain his revenge. Hephaestus then decided that the only way to stop Kratos would be to send him on a suicide mission. To this end, he asked Kratos to retrieve the Omphalos stone (unbeknownst to Kratos, it was contained in the belly of the Titan Cronos), promising to make him a special weapon with it.

Having journeyed through Tartarus, he found the severed hand of Gaia resting in the palm of Cronos, who immediately accused Kratos of murdering Gaia. Blaming him for the torment he now suffers in Tartarus (Zeus banished Cronos thereafter Kratos conquered the Temple of Pandora), Cronos attempted to kill the Ghost of Sparta. Initially attempting to crush Kratos between his fingers, the Spartan used Helios' head to temporarily blind Cronos and escape death. Landing on Cronos' arm, he went unnoticed by the Titan until he scaled his arm and destroys a massive pimple. Cronos made several more attempts to flatten Kratos with his hand, only to have one of his fingernails dislodged, causing great pain to the Titan. After scaling Cronos' hand, Kratos once again blinded the Titan before making his way to the belt that kept Pandora's Temple chained to his back. Kratos opened the belt and attempted to remove the crystal nail holding Pandora's Temple in place before Cronos grabbed him and attempted to smash Kratos between his palms. Kratos survived, however, by plunging the Blade of Olympus into one of his palms, eventually making his way to Cronos' shoulder joint. After using a skinless Cyclops to damage Cronos further, the Titan decided to eat Kratos, who then took the Omphalos stone from his stomach and used the Blade of Olympus to escape, spilling the Titan's entrails in the process. Cronos begged the Spartan to leave, as he now had what he came for.

However, Kratos ignored his pleas and once again made his way to Cronos' belt, dislodging the nail and driving it into Cronos' chin. Now in tremendous pain, Cronos called Kratos a "coward" who "murders his own kin". Kratos then stabbed his grandfather in the forehead with a completely charged Blade of Olympus, killing him.

The corpse of Cronos collapsed just above Hephaestus' lair, and Kratos angrily accused the Smith God of sending him on a suicide mission. Hephaestus pleaded innocence, claiming that he knew Kratos could handle himself, before taking the Omphalos stone and forging the Nemesis Whip. Hephaestus then tried to electrocute Kratos with his Ring in a final attempt to kill him, shouting "Here is your retribution!". Kratos managed to shake off the effect and kill Hephaestus by impaling him on his own anvil. In his dying words, the Smith God begged Kratos to spare his daughter, as well as begging for Pandora's forgiveness, after which he passed away. However, Kratos appeared to bear no ill will towards Hephaestus as he knew the sentiment behind his betrayal, as he later told Pandora that Hephaestus had done what any father should: protecting the life of his child.

Using the Nemesis Whip to make his way through the Gardens of Olympus, he encountered a depressed and drunken Hera once more. Blaming Kratos for the deterioration of her garden along with all other forms of life on Earth, she ineffectually struck him but was easily pushed aside. She then taunted Kratos by telling him that his simple mind would never find a way out of the garden, although he eventually did. Deeper into the garden, Kratos encountered Hera one more time, and she continued to express her hatred for him because of what he was doing to the planet. Kratos tried to ignore her and continue on until she called Pandora a "little whore", causing him to choke her and brutally snap Hera's neck. Her death caused all plant life to wither and die.

Kratos returned to the Labyrinth and met an imprisoned Daedalus, who was the Labyrinth's main architect. Zeus promised him that he would have his son Icarus back once he completed the Labyrinth, but instead imprisoned him in one of the Labyrinth's traps. Nevertheless, Daedalus continued to delude himself into believing that Icarus was still alive and that Zeus would come through. His hopes were ultimately crushed when Kratos revealed that Icarus was dead (although the Spartan neglected to mention that he was the one who killed him by ripping off his wings and allowing him to fall into Hades), causing Daedalus to sob uncontrollably. Soon afterward, and despite Daedalus' pleas, Kratos pulled a lever in order to progress, ultimately setting off a trap that killed the poor inventor. Moments later, he rescued Pandora from the Labyrinth and took her with him. Initially believing her to be nothing more than an object, she reminded Kratos so much of his daughter that he grew to care for her as his own child. With Pandora in his possession, he had one final task ahead of him: neutralize the Three Judges. To this end, he travels back to the (now completely abandoned) Underworld and severed the Chain of Balance, destroying the Three Judges in the process. Making his way back up to the Flame's chamber, he raised the Labyrinth so that Pandora's box could be accessed. At this point, Kratos began to have second thoughts and refused to let Pandora sacrifice her life. Pandora resisted, telling Kratos that she did not want to be treated as a child and that she needed to embrace her destiny, only to be interrupted and apprehended by Zeus himself.

Kratos ordered Zeus to let go of Pandora, only for the King of the Gods to refuse and berate him over his apparent obsession with Pandora, referring to her as an "object". Zeus told Kratos that he should not confuse Pandora with his own flesh and blood, but mused that he already had. He cited the destruction of Olympus and the world as proof of Kratos' need for atonement before expressing absolute horror at his son's actions, telling him to look around at what he has done. Kratos, in turn, snarled that he only saw what he had come to destroy. Zeus then expressed regret over taking pity on Kratos, calling it the "greatest mistake" he had ever made, before telling Kratos that taking pity on Pandora would be his greatest mistake. Kratos angrily insisted that it had nothing to do with her, with Zeus replying that it had everything to do with her. The increasingly agitated Spartan once again ordered Zeus to put her down, to which he responds by callously tossing her aside. Father and son engaged in battle once more as Olympus continued to crumble around them. Meanwhile, Pandora tried to run into the Flame, intent on pacifying it, although Kratos attempted to stop her. However, Zeus inadvertently provoked Kratos into letting her go by stating that he should not fail her like he failed his family, causing Kratos to attack Zeus in a fit of extreme rage.

Kratos then opened the Box once again, only to discover that it was empty. Zeus then mocked him for "another stunning failure" and went outside to recover, while Kratos' fury boiled even further. Outside, father and son met again on the pavilion. Zeus, overlooking the destruction his son caused, mused that he would have a lot of work to do after defeating Kratos, who urged his father to face him in combat, stating "it is time to end this", to which Zeus agrees. But before either could claim victory, the platform suddenly began to tremble as a reawakened Gaia grabbed hold of the pavilion. Kratos expressed shock at her survival, only for Gaia to blame the Ghost of Sparta for the destruction of her planet (not realizing that Kratos and Gaia shared the same goal of destroying the gods, and that the destruction he caused would have happened anyway). She attempted to crush the pavilion between her hands, declaring that father and son would die together. Seeing no other exit, Zeus and Kratos were forced to enter the wound on Gaia's chest (still present from her battle with Poseidon) and dueled near Gaia's heart, sucking the life out of it. Kratos managed to kill both Zeus and Gaia by simultaneously impaling both with the Blade of Olympus.

Awakening amidst the cracked earth, Kratos tried to leave, but Zeus' still active spirit, consumed by some lasting hatred for his infidel son and empowered by Fear, attacked Kratos, draining him of his willpower and anger, and instead of filling him with fear and loss, bringing him to the verge of death. Trapped inside his own mind and tortured by his memories, Kratos was aided by the spirit of Pandora, who helped him abolish the various torments of his soul. With her help, Kratos finally forgave himself for killing his family and Athena before he dove into The Pool of Blood and confronted his inner demons in the form of his slain victims. Overcoming these hurdles with the power Hope, Kratos returned to the physical world and with a stronger resolve, regaining back his god powers and his will, he managed to free himself from Zeus' choking grip. He then furiously attacked Zeus' spirit, ultimately forcing it back into his own body, temporarily resurrecting a weakened Zeus.

Kratos then realized that Zeus was now so weak that he no longer needed the Blades to kill him. The Spartan cast his weapons aside and charged at Zeus, who attempted to hold Kratos back. However, he easily broke through Zeus' defenses and slammed him against a rock, causing black smoke (presumably Fear) to escape from Zeus' mouth. Kratos then furiously beat Zeus to death with his bare hands, thus finally fulfilling his goals of revenge and signifying the end of the Olympians' reign once and for all (Ironically, in doing this final act, Kratos has inadvertently fuffiled Ares' wishes of defeating Zeus and ending the Olympian rule). The chains around Kratos' arms loosened as Zeus' body exploded, plunging the world into complete chaos. With the reign of Olympus now over, Kratos looked out over the horizon and finally came to realize just what he had done.

Arriving to congratulate Kratos, Athena asked him to turn over the power he claimed from Pandora's Box, stating that mankind was now ready to hear her message. Kratos responded that the world now stands in ruin, and therefore whatever message she has is now useless. Athena once again told him to give her what he found in Pandora's box, only for Kratos to tell her that the box was empty. However, Athena saw the power in his eyes and told him that she was the one who put the powers of Hope inside the box. Kratos reflected that Pandora had died in vain, only to serve his need for vengeance. He was consumed with grief over her death, as well as the death of the world around him.

Athena ordered Kratos to return the power he had obtained, as she believed it rightfully belonged to her. For now that the world was cleansed by chaos, she would rebuild it under her rule, using the power of hope. She then quickly came to realize, however, that when Kratos first opened the box to kill Ares, the evils were released and infected the gods of Olympus, whereas she initially believed that all of the evils went into Kratos. As the evils took hold of the gods, the power of hope instead infused itself into Kratos. Buried underneath all of the years of guilt, anger, and need for revenge, Hope was finally released when Kratos learned to forgive his past deeds, thus releasing its power. Kratos, wracked with guilt over the world's destruction and realizing that he had nowhere else to go and nothing left to live for, committed suicide by impaling himself with the Blade of Olympus. As a result, the power of Hope was inadvertently released into the mortal world, angering Athena. The Goddess told him how disappointed she is, to which he merely responded with a tiny smirk and a faint laugh. She then pulled the Blade out of Kratos' body and disappeared, leaving a heavily breathing Kratos to die. The wounded Spartan then laid himself down, laughing softly as he lowered his head down the ground, and slept in a pool of his own blood, his breathing echoing throughout the end, seemingly ready in letting death grab his soul.

A New Beginning
Over a century after the destruction of Olympus, Kratos lives a secluded life in the Northlands, the realm of the Norse gods. It is revealed that the chaos caused by Kratos only destroyed the Greek World instead of the entire planet, and different mythologies are separated by location (but within each location contains a differing cosmology). After 75 years of solitude he met Faye, a fierce warrior from a sundered realm, and engaged each other in battle. The fight was brief as they shared world weariness and soon after got to know one another and eventually fall in love. Ten years later they build a house in the Wildwoods and Kratos divulges his past to his wife and hides the blades in the basement, still being unable to be rid of them. Kratos forbade Atreus from ever going down into the basement because he wanted to keep the blades (and his past) hidden from Atreus. Twenty-two years pass as Faye gives birth to a son named Atreus, although she initially wanted to name him Loki. The boy was raised mainly by Faye, who taught him how to hunt and how to read the Nordic language, among other things. Per Faye's request, Kratos never took Atreus hunting since the boy was constantly sick. When Faye spoke about the Aesir Gods, Kratos decided to listen to her stories.

In an effort to practice control, Kratos would often "test" himself by venturing into the woods in search of enemies. While Faye thought Kratos was looking to pick fights, Kratos was actually seeking to control his rage by not fighting and only defending and deflecting attacks until his enemies tire themselves out. It is implied he failed repeatedly until, in one instance, he encountered wolves and succeeded in fending them off. However, trolls appeared and were able to push Kratos to the point he lost control and he slaughtered the trolls with ease, causing Kratos great anger with himself. Kratos would continue to "test" himself, resulting in him not being home very often. This led Atreus to believe Kratos does not care about him or Faye.

Kratos rarely instructed Atreus to perform any chores since he was always away and did not know how healthy Atreus was. Instead, he reinforced Faye's instructions such as when Faye told Atreus to cut some firewood, Kratos (after forcing it out of Atreus) enforced the decision and told Atreus to pull his weight.

The Marked Trees
A couple of years later, Faye died due to unexplained reasons and requested that her family take her cremated ashes to the highest peak in the Nine Realms. She also wished that Kratos would take her place in raising their son, although he did not believe he could do it without her. Before their journey began, Kratos cut down all of the trees around their home that were marked with Faye's yellow handprint which had, unbeknownst to Kratos, sheltered them from the wrath of the Norse gods. This was for Atreus to venture into the dangerous land of the Norse gods with his father's support. Kratos wanted to be sure that his son was ready for the long adventure waiting for them, so he tested him in hunting a deer. With a few mistakes, Atreus did manage to prove himself, but they were intercepted by an aggressive troll. While the two survived the attack, Atreus would show his aggressive tendencies by continuing to stab the already dead troll, with Kratos determining him not to be ready.

As they went back to their house, a stranger suddenly knocked on their door, demanding that Kratos show himself. The strange man would then demand him for answers while taunting him of his past, something he did not anticipate. The argument would then spawn an aggressive fight, with the stranger showing unexpected great power. But Kratos would be the supposed victor when he snapped the man's neck after an exhausting battle.

Knowing that the dangers of the outside world will inevitably come, Kratos changed his mind and he and Atreus began their journey.

Path to the Mountain
During their trip to the highest mountain, they met a dwarf named Brok, who mentions that he and his brother are the forgers of the axe that Kratos possesses. The dwarf offers improvements to the axe as well as other weapons, armor, and equipment the two carry.

Atreus found tracks of a boar, deciding to hunt again. When he did wound the creature, the boy chased after it, where they found the boar heavily injured and under the care of a mysterious woman. The woman, going by the Witch of the Woods, brought them back to her home to heal the boar who is named Hildisvíni. While she sent Atreus to gather some supplies, she told Kratos in secret about his godly heritage, knowing that his son is unaware of his father's and his own true nature. She warns the former god of the danger he has put the two in, as the Norse gods will be very hostile towards them as a result. The Witch proceeded to open a portal leading them to their destination, wishing them luck on the way out.

As they made their way to the Lake of Nine, they found a rune saying, "Sacrifice your arms to the center of the water, awaken again the cradle of the world". Kratos decided to the throw his Leviathan Axe to the lake, in compliance. Though a moment passed as if nothing had changed, marked by a delay in the axe's return, the lake erupted into heavy drifts and waves. From the epicenter of the waves emerged Jörmungandr, the World Serpent. As the serpent began to slumber again, Kratos and Atreus realize that its awakening had dropped the lake's water, bringing them closer towards more concise destinations.

They find a large mechanism with a bridge attached to it named Temple of Týr and decided to look around, also finding Brok again, who happens to set up shop in the massive area.

Exploring once more, they meet Sindri, Brok's brother and owner of the other half of the two's brand, who was curious as to why Kratos is in possession of the Leviathan Axe as it was created specifically for Faye. Atreus explains how the mother had already passed away and decides to help the two in creating improvements to their armor and weaponry, like Brok.

They travel closer to the peak of the mountain afterward, albeit while intercepting some enemies like an Ogre. Kratos and Atreus find themselves halted when there appears to be Black Breath blocking their way up the mountain. The Witch unexpectedly shows up in front of the two again, explaining how the only way to cast it away is by using the Light of Alfheim. She then takes them back to Tyr's Temple, commanding Kratos to have the contraption functioning again. There she takes them to the Realm Travel Room, the only place in all the nine realms one can use to travel between said realms. Using a Bifröst, they move the temple's bridge platform to the Alfheim gate, transporting them to Alfheim.

The Light of Alfheim
As they arrive, the Witch for reasons unknown is magically and violently pulled out of Alfheim, but not before telling Kratos to use the Bifrost to obtain the Light. Continuing on, Atreus notices how the realm is in constant warfare between the Dark Elves and the Light Elves. As the duo make their way across Alfheim, the Dark Elves and their leader Svartáljǫfurr try to kill Kratos and Atreus. After fighting their way through countless members of Dark Elves, they make it to the central chamber of the Light of Alfeim. After they arrive there, Kratos gives the axe to Atreus, and then steps into the Light to absorb the Light of Alfheim into the Bifrost, which clearly causes him pain. While he's inside the light, Kratos follows Faye's ashes and he has auditory visions of how Atreus resents him for not being a loving father. In the vision, he arrives on the bridge of Jötunheim and he sees Faye in the distance. Before he is able to reach her, Kratos is then pulled out of the light by Atreus. Kratos then angrily scolds Atreus, and he then he realises how long he's been in the light. Atreus is clearly angry and scared, and lashes out at Kratos, who numbly takes the intense response. Kratos then infuses the Talon Bow with Light of Alfheim, and with the newfound power the duo kills the Dark Elf King and the light is won back over to the Light Elves. While heading back to Tyr's Temple, Atreus angrily accuses Kratos of not loving Faye- Kratos argues that they simply have different ways of grieving, and they reconcile.

Inside the Mountain
After returning to Midgard the duo make their back to the Mountrain and dispel the Black Breath. They enter the Mountain and they defeat more creatures, bonding more as father and son while doing so. Soon after the duo make their way to the top of the Mountain, they fare interrupted by Sindri being attacked by Hræzlyr, a dragon living in the mountain. Kratos manages to kills the dragon with the help of Atreus, and the grateful Sindri gives Atreus branded mistletoe arrows, and also infuses lightning into the Talon Bow. The pair use the new arrows to get to the top of the mountain. Before they reach the very summit, Kratos and Atreus encounter the mysterious man who attacked their house earlier, along with two other men, talking to a man in a tree. By eavesdropping on them, they find out that the man is the god Baldur, and that they are looking for Kratos and Atreus. The men leave, and the duo learn that the man in the tree is Mimir. Mimir informs them that Faye's ashes were meant to be scattered in Jötunheim, as the highest peak in all the realms was actually there, not in Midgard. Mimir tells Kratos to cut off his head, and while Atreus is away, he tells Kratos that he should reveal his godlihood to his son- Kratos doesn't react well. With Mimir's head, the duo then return to the Witches' Woods. For some reason, the Witch becomes infuriated when she sees Atreus's mistletoe arrows, and orders him to discard them and replace them with her own. Afterwards, they both help her revive Mimir's head. Upon resurrectioon, Mimir accidentally reveals the witch to be Freya, the previous of Vanir gods and Odin's former wife. Kratos gets angry with her for not telling him about her godly identity and he leaves quickly without thanking her.

Kratos and Atreus make their way back to the Lake of Nine. After Mimir tells them to go to the horn Kratos and Atreus encountered earlier, Kratos holds Mimir's head to the horn, who blows into it. This summons the World Serpent, who immediately devours the statue of Thor next to the Muspelheim gate. Mimiir explains this is because the serpent hates Thor. Mimir then speaks in Jormungandur's dead language to see if he recognizes him. He figures out that the serpent mistook Kratos and Atreus of being friends of Thor, until Mimir assures him that they are no friends of Thor. Mimir confides that he has never spoken the giants tongue sober. Jormungandur tells Mimir how to get to Jotunheim- first, they must retrieve Thamur's Chisel, then learn the Black Rune with which they can enter the gateway on the Summit. After the conversation, the serpent realigns the bridge to help them reach Thamur's chisel. While on their way to Thamur's corpse, Mimir tells the story of Odin and Freya's marriage, which was concocted by himself in order to bring peace between the Aesir and Vanir gods. After the death of Odin's first love, the giantess Fjörgyn and mother to Thor, Odin felt heartbroken and Mimir noticed this. He created a treaty which would give Odin a wife- the goddess Freya. Freya agreed to marry Odin, and him her, not only because of her fertile beauty, but also her expanded knowledge in Vanir magic, something Odin felt intrigued in learning. Freya regretted the marriage when Odin's obsession with Jotunheim got in the way again, and Odin betrayed her and stole her magic knowledge.

Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir make it to the dead Stone Mason's body. But Mimir tells them that they will have to climb up to his hammer and smash the ice, as their weapons nor Thor's hammer can demolish it. Kratos and Atreus climb up to the hammer and detach the chains allowing the hammer to fall and smash the almost impenetrable ice. After defeating more enemies, the trio overhears voices of the demigods Modi and Magni. They're just about to retrieve part of his chisel when Magni appears who was battling an ogre, snapping his neck, until he notices the duo. Magni tells them to surrender, but Kratos refuses, to which Magni draws his weapon and prepare himself for battle. Kratos tells Atreus to flee as he will most likely get killed. But Modi appears and a fight ensues. The gods use the snow-blind to gain the advantage, during which Kratos asks of why do they hunt them and what does Odin want. Magni replies he doesn't know and he doesn't care, Modi decides to taunt Atreus mostly referring to his deceased mother in order for him to lose control of his actions. Despite the taunts, Atreus manages to stay calm with his father's words. While Magni distracts Kratos, Modi taunts the boy again this time causing the boy to lose control and charge wildly against the god. Kratos breaks his defense and kills Magni causing Modi to back away from Kratos in fear and cowardice. Atreus, still angered over the insults recklessly shoots arrows at him before showing early signs of sickness again.

The Sickness
Kratos and Atreus journey back over to Tyr's Temple to retrieve the Black Rune and they're about to activate the sandbowl when Modi ambushes the duo pinning Kratos down under lightning. He says that he'll only earn his father's hammer cause Magni's dead and he said that he'll be a joke as he lived under his brother's shadow for most of his life. Atreus tells him to stop, only for Modi to spur another insult about Faye, causing the boy to charge at him, only for Modi to knock him aside and continue electrocuting his father. Atreus shrugs off the attack and says he doesn't know anything about his mother, Modi says that he'll be his new brother and will get to know him real soon, right after he finishes killing Kratos. This causes Atreus to activate his Spartan Rage for the first time, before collapsing. Upon seeing his son, Kratos struggles to get up and activate his Spartan Rage with a frightened Modi to walk back in terror. Kratos disarms Modi before knocking him into a wall with Modi running away in terror crying. Mimir suggests that Kratos takes Atreus back to Freya for help. As they enter the Witch's cave, an unknown person blows into the horn to call the World Serpent. At first, Freya refuses to help Kratos due to his resentment towards deities, but when Kratos tells her the situation, Freya changes her mind and lets them in. Freya tells Kratos that this is no ordinary illness because of his son's true nature lying within him. To cure the illness, Freya instructs Kratos to retrieve the Bridgekeeper's Heart in Helheim, but not after telling him that his Leviathan Axe will be useless as the enemies there will be immune to frost as well as warning him that to never travel on the Bridge of the Dead as it is a one-way ticket into Helheim. Freya ensures Kratos that the boy is not his past, but his son and that he needs his father and she gives him the travel rune to Helheim. Kratos rushes home via boat to retrieve his Blades of Chaos (which have been there for 50 years) while being goaded and taunted by Athena about his past that he'll always and forever, will be, a monster. While Kratos is aware of this, he tells Athena that he is no longer her monster. Kratos journeys over to Tyr's temple to activate the travel room to Helheim where Mimir tells him that no one, not even the gods can survive the cold in Helheim, and notices that Helheim is too overpopulated as the worthy are supposed to go into Valhalla. Kratos eventually reaches the bridge where Mimir suggest he cause trouble as he is very good at it, he steps into the light where the troll notices him and the two have an intense fight with the troll gaining an upper hand when Kratos manages to kill the beast and retrieve his heart. Just as Kratos was about to leave, he encounters an illusion of Zeus. Mimir is surprised that Zeus was his father. Confused, Kratos asks Mimir on how he is here. Mimir reminds to never go beyond the bridge.

As Kratos journeys back to Midgard, Mimir pieces the relationship Kratos had with Athena, his fire blades, Zeus being his father, and the ash-white skin, he realizes he is hanging on the hip by none other than the Ghost of Sparta himself. Kratos coldly tells him to not call him that, with Mimir saying that the Greek pantheon had it coming to them. Mimir also tells Kratos to tell Atreus of his godly heritage, but Kratos refuses to do so, with Mimir stating that Atreus will eventually have to be told his true nature soon, but Kratos drops the subject.

The Truth
Back in Midgard, Kratos returns to Freya's stronghold where Freya too had a son, and that he disappeared many years ago and vows herself to learn from her past mistakes with Kratos concluding that he must know the truth. Atreus recovers successfully and continues on the journey. As they are about to leave the grotto, Kratos notices Atreus acting quiet, and knows that he overheard his talk with Freya, he tells his father that he said he was cursed, he thought that he was weak because he wasn't like his father, and along the journey, everything was different for him. Kratos tells him he doesn't know everything, Atreus is aware of this, but knows the truth. Kratos instead tells him that he's a god from another land far away, when he came to Norway, he chose to live as a man, but the truth is that he was born a deity, as well as Atreus. Atreus asks his father if he can turn into an animal, but Kratos assures him that he can't as he does not know of his future god-like powers. Atreus is excited that he is a god and asks his father if Faye was a god as well. Kratos tells his son, that she was mortal, but was aware of his true nature. When the boy asks of why his father waited so long to tell him, Kratos comforts Atreus saying that he hoped to spare him, that being a god can be a lifetime of anguish and tragedy, which is the curse. Atreus, however, doesn't feel like a god, but in time, both father and son will learn. Atreus is still unsure if he could turn into a wolf, but Kratos is welcome to be surprised, Mimir adds that every god is unique such as a faculty for languages especially for one so young.

They return to Tyr's Temple and activate the sandbowl which lowers then down to Tyr's Vault. After getting past the first trap, Kratos and Atreus discover a room where they encounter many traps and relics Tyr has collected from many different lands, including Greece.

Kratos notices a vase with leftover Lemnian wine from the Greek island of Lemnos and takes a sniff of it, which seems to give him some level of calmness and nostalgia. But as he puts it back, he then notices a terracotta vase with an image of him covered in blood and with the Blades of Chaos on his hands. Kratos, seeing as he is not being watched, takes the vase and observes his image with visible regret and sorrow on his face. When Atreus questions him on what he found, he breaks the vase and tells his son to focus on their mission. Unknown to him, Atreus had already taken note of Kratos image on a piece of the broken vase on the floor.

Upon lowering the Black Rune, Kratos gets caught in a trap in which he tells Atreus to match the puzzles on the wall to match them, but this didn't stop at all as the floor started lifting them up to a ceiling of spikes, to which Atreus sacrifices his mother's knife to break the chain. As they are about to retrieve the Black Rune, Kratos gives Atreus a second knife, from which he told him that he crafted it with a mix of metals from his homeland and the metals from the norse world, he also shares to his son that the power of a warrior comes from within, but only when tempered by emotions, as being a god has a greater responsibility. As they are leaving, Kratos gives Atreus a drink of the wine from the vase he took earlier before drinking some himself explaining the origins of the wine.

Over time, Atreus starts to become arrogant and cocky after learning of his godhood which deeply concerns Kratos. Mimir asks Atreus if he's ready to see Jötunheim, Atreus adds that while he's excited, he's sad that the journey is almost over. Sindri quickly catches their attention. Kratos coldly tells Atreus not to tell him about their quest and that he's a god and that it's a personal quest, to which the dwarf adds that he knows a thing or two about family matters. Atreus, whines about the fact that Sindri talks about Brok all the time and how Brok is better than he is. So he tells Sindri to stop talking about it out of spite, leaving the dwarf hurt. When Kratos asks his son of the way he spoke to the dwarf, Atreus explains that he's fed up of all the talk about him and his brother. Kratos agrees, that while they are annoying, there was no need to make him an enemy and that it was unnecessary and unkind, to which Atreus scoffs at when he said that his mother wasn't a god when Kratos said that Faye would disagree, to which later, Atreus asks if he could carry his mothers ashes, to which Kratos refuses due to speaking ill of her, and reminding him that he will not dishonor her.

After entering the mountain, they once again encounter Modi, who's been beaten mercilessly into a bloody pulp by his father, saying that his father blamed him for leaving Magni to die. Atreus, threatens him to back off, or he'll pick up where his father left off. Modi tries to attack, but is too injured to do so, Atreus looks back at his father, in which he answers that Modi isn't worth killing due to his battered state. Atreus said that he should take back for all the insults Modi said about his mother. Kratos refuses to let him kill the god, but Atreus reminds him that they're gods and they can do whatever they want, in which Modi spurs one last insult about Faye, before being stabbed in the neck. Kratos tries to restrain him, but it falls on deaf ears, Atreus says that his knife is much better than his mother's, before kicking Modi down a ravine. Kratos reprimands him that his recklessness and arrogant nature will make him a target, reminding him that he taught him to kill, but only in defense of himself, never as an indulgence. When Atreus asks what's the difference, Kratos tells him that there are consequences in killing gods. Atreus yells of how he knows such a thing, and Kratos warns him to watch his attitude.

Back in Helheim
After reaching the summit, Kratos activates the portal to Jötunheim with the newly acquired chisel and are about to enter when Baldur ambushes the duo with him gaining the upper hand. Kratos tells his son to cross the bridge, but Atreus ignores his father's orders and shoots Baldur several times before being knocked aside. Baldur explains that the boy has the brains now with Kratos being a nuisance. Kratos manages to block Baldur's attack and knock him into the portal, causing it to collapse. Kratos tells his son to leave, with Baldur agreeing he'd do the same. Atreus charges at the god, but Kratos restrains him saying he's not ready, in which Atreus responds by shoving his father away and shooting him with one of his arrows. He charges at Baldur again and stabs him in the shoulder, but Baldur, being invincible, shrugs off the attack and drives the knife into Atreus before taking him with him. Kratos follows behind and lands on Baldur's dragon. After a brief scuffle, Baldur manages to knock Kratos off, with Kratos landing safely onto the temple bridge. Kratos runs towards the temple with Brok asking of who activated the bridge. Kratos catches up to Baldur, saying that the portal is locked into Asgard, and it'll be over for him when the entire weight of as Asgard will descend upon him. Kratos knocks Baldur aside and instead locks in Helheim. Kratos, Atreus, and Baldur fall into Helheim getting sucked in far that they fly over the Bridge of the Damned. Kratos angrily scolds his son and manages him to keep him in line again. They start their journey back to Midgard with Mimir saying that the boat is the only way back and will take them halfway back to the Temple bridge. As they journey back, they encounter Baldur once again, but this time, he encounters a flashback to when he first got his power of invulnerability. It's also revealed that his mother is none other than Freya herself. Freya cast a spell on him to prevent him from dying, however, this also made Baldur not feel anything, from food, temperature, women, etcetera Baldur tearfully regrets not killing Freya and is left to mourn. Kratos and Atreus eventually make it to the boat where they set sail back to the temple bridge. But the boat gets stuck halfway across so Kratos finally lets Atreus help him get it unstuck. Mimir says that even though they will make it back to Midgard in one piece, he tells them that there's no other way to Jötunheim.

As they get near the bridge, both father and son notice Zeus before they encounter a younger version of Kratos killing Zeus. Atreus tells him to focus as the boat is near the bridge and about to collapse because of the fires surrounding it had caused the boat to burn. After crash landing in the Realm Travel Room, they find the missing panel about Tyr traveling, to other lands including Greece. Mimir then realizes that there's another way to Jötunheim by making a key and the secret to unveiling the missing Jötunheim gate as Odin never gave up hope. On their way back to Midgard, Kratos asks Mimir of Baldur's vulnerability, Mimir says that there's none at all, as he's invulnerable to threats: physical or magical. All three realize that Mimir was bewitched, during the reanimating process, Freya bewitched Mimir so that he wouldn't tell the duo that mistletoe is the key to Baldur's invulnerability, forcing to him to mechnically repeat the phrase "invulernable to all threats, physical or magical" whenever he tries to speak of Baldur's weakness. After showing Brok the picture of making the key, he refuses to do so, as he tends to make weapons of war, not tools. Sindri shows up and the brothers reconcile and together, they make a key for them. When Atreus asks why the rune looks different, Sindri explains that it had to be reforged.

Tyr's Secret and The Truth Revealed
Going down to the lower part of the temple, Kratos activates the door beneath the travel room where they find that the travel stone to Jötunheim is on the floor, but realize the room is upside down and could be flipped. After avoiding many traps and fighting enemies, they manage to break the chains holding the temple in place and Kratos was able to flip the temple and manages to recover the travel stone. Mimir explains that Tyr used the travel rune to follow his own path, hence why he was able to travel to other lands, in the realm between realms. After making it into the void, the travel stone embeds the duo with protection as Kratos leaps into the void. After landing without any side effects, Atreus notices the missing Jötunheim tower was in the realm between realms all long. They enter the tower and insert the stone into a pedestal where it absorbs all the stone's energy. After fighting countless waves of enemies, Kratos opens the door and find themselves back in Midgard. With the tower restored, the duo plus Mimir lock Jötunheim in, but Mimir realizes that the travel crystal is missing. Mimir explains that they need his other eye to get to the realm.

Without hesitation, they ask Brok and Sindri about it, but Sindri was unable to finish his part because of his germophobia, so Brok says that they stored Mimir's other eye in a vault in a statue of Thor; that which the World Serpent had eaten. Kratos suggests the only way to retrieve it is by going inside the Serpent's belly. They make haste towards the horn where Mimir calls the serpent once again and asks if they could travel inside his stomach to retrieve his missing eye. The serpent agrees and Kratos and Atreus row into the belly of the beast and manage to retrieve Mimir's other eye. As they leave, however, a rumbling sound could be heard from the outside. Kratos and Atreus are thrown out of the serpent's mouth as it falls back unconscious.

While Atreus wonders who hurt the serpent, Freya appears and says that she is looking for her son, saying that the woods and fields call his name. Kratos and Atreus keep their distance, as she is Baldur's mother after all. When Freya asks of why Atreus is standing so far from her, Baldur appears from the icy river and says that hurting the World Serpent would bring them out in the open. Baldur quickly notices his mother and Freya knows he's still angry and that how he feels hasn't changed. Baldur cuts her off mid-sentence saying that he doesn't need her to understand anything at all. Before Baldur could inflict damage on her, Kratos understands that even if he kills her, he will never find peace. Baldur says that he'll deal with him once he's done killing Freya, but Kratos pushes him back, which escalates into a fight with Freya trying to stop it by restraining both Kratos and Baldur. A few seconds into the fight, Freya restrains Kratos with Atreus attempting to free him. Baldur advises Atreus to step aside, but Atreus instead stands in front to protect his father, to which Baldur punches Atreus, only for the mistletoe arrow strapped to his quiver piercing his hand. Kratos, free from his bonds, tends to Atreus, to his surprise, is alright and not suffering any wounds. Baldur is astonished by the arrow and starts to feel excitement upon the broken spell, before being restrained by Freya again, this time, in control of the reanimated corpse of Thamur. The corpse moves them to a new location. Atreus asks of how the mistletoe arrow broke the spell, Kratos adds that he can be killed.

Freya assures them that she can reason with him, but Kratos says that he means to kill her, to which Freya adds that she doesn't care and will protect him. A second fight ensures with the now vulnerable Baldur gleaming out to feel pain again. Midway through the fight, Kratos stuns Baldur, but Freya blocks their path to him, but Kratos lifts the hand with ease and notices the crystal, and orders his son to shoot it at the exact timing, in which he does. As round three progresses, Freya summons cursed brood made from Vanir magic called legion to attack. As Kratos stuns Baldur, the reanimated giant, under the control of Freya, uses his chisel to separate the two, in which Baldur yells out he will kill her as he proceeds to climb the chisel with Kratos and Atreus hot on their trail. A short scuffle breaks out on top of the chisel before Thamur tumbles them off onto his hand. In a stranglehold, Baldur tells them he wants to thank them for breaking the curse that has inflicted upon him and will rejoice soon. Kratos activates his Spartan Rage once again and breaks free with Atreus close behind. Another fight endures with Kratos and Atreus gaining the upper hand. Near the end of the fight, Kratos uses his Blades of Chaos to stun him before stunning him more with a series of close-by frontal attacks. Kratos beats Baldur relentlessly before Thamur uses his freeze breath in an attempt to freeze Kratos and Atreus. Atreus then calls the now conscious World Serpent, to separate Freya and Thamur, an act that astonished and impressed even Kratos. Kratos attempts to kill Baldur, but Atreus reminds him he is beaten. Kratos reminds Baldur in return to not come near them nor touch Freya again, in Freya says that she doesn't need protection and the two leave for mother and son to settle things out. Baldur explains that no matter where he goes or what he says, she will never stop interfering with his life. Freya explains that she was only trying to protect him. But Baldur says that she still needs to pay for the lifetime she stole from him. Freya explains that she has paid many times and if seeing herself dead will make things better, she lets Baldur strangle her. But Kratos interferes with Baldur saying that he could have walked away, in which Kratos quotes Zeus and explains that they must be better, before snapping his neck killing him at last. Freya is devastated upon seeing her son's lifeless body and threatens Kratos to use all of her power to curse him. Atreus explains that he saved her life. But Freya is unfazed and calls Kratos an animal by passing his cruelty and rage, that he will never change. Kratos says that she does not know him well enough. Does Freya add that she does, but does Atreus?

Kratos tells Atreus to listen close and informs him that he is from Sparta and how he made an oath to a god that cost him his soul. He killed many who were deserving and many who were not, and adds that he killed his father. Atreus is shocked upon learning that was his father killing his grandfather and asks of how this always ends, with children killing their parents since their gods. But Kratos assures him that they "will be the gods [they] choose to be, not those who have been". Freya leaves in silence afterward, with Baldur in her arms. Mimir asks if they're the bad guys now, Kratos says that might be true, but she could never make that choice. Atreus asks why Freya threatened his father even though she loathed the Aesir, Mimir states that they killed her son and that the death of a child is something that a parent cannot get over. But he assures him that Freya will get over her son's death over time and that Kratos did the right thing.

They start the journey back to Tyr's Temple where Mimir explains Hrimthur's story. He adopted the guise of a mortal and promised the Aesir that if he can finish building the wall around Asgard within two years and finish it, he would be allowed to meet with Freya, and if not, they will owe him nothing. Odin was suspicious of the stranger but agreed to do as he asked. Using his father's knowledge of stone masonry, Hrimthur finished the wall, much to Odin's frustration. He met with Freya and whispered something in her ear. As he was about to leave Asgard, Thor was waiting for him. The giant realizes he'd been double-crossed, but he did not care, as his plan was complete. Mimir suspects that Hrimthur added a weak spot in Asgard's walls and passed this knowledge to Freya.

Jotunheim at last
After arriving at the Realm Travel Room, Kratos locks in Jötunheim and orders Atreus by giving him Mimir's head and positioning it into the beam and straight onto the door finally unlocking Jötunheim. Before Kratos and Atreus can finish their journey, Mimir says that they should leave him here, as he doesn't want a decomposing head ruining the father-son moment. Before Kratos could say anything, Brok and Sindri show up impressed and how they wanted to see this, Mimir at first refused, but knowing there would be no other way, he allowed the dwarfs to watch him. Kratos passes the head to Sindri, who passed to his brother and father and son make their way into the realm, with Mimir telling them to hurry back. Kratos and Atreus finally reach the giant's fingers, with Kratos unraveling his bandages saying that he has no more to hide. Kratos finally gives Atreus the bag of his mothers ashes.

They make their way into a vast room where they encounter statues of giants, possibly the few remaining giants escaping Midgard. As they are leaving the room, Atreus touches the wall which crumbles around them and seeing a mural depiction of his mother with a bunch of giants, their meeting with the World Serpent for the first time, as well as the dragon in the mountain, the stonemason, and their fight with Baldur. Atreus realizes that the giants prophesied their journey. Kratos tells him that their journey is his story and that he's not the only parent with secrets making Atreus realize that she was a giant too. When Atreus asks why she didn't tell them, Kratos explains that she sent them here knowing she would find this and that she would've had good reasons. Kratos deduces that Baldur was never sent to find him, and he was tracking Faye all along, not knowing she was only ashes. Atreus, with a full set of confidence, says she hasn't been wrong yet and so close to the end, with Kratos looking at a plaque of Atreus holding a dead body screaming in agony. (most likely depicting his death, though this is yet to be true as there are inconsistencies with this body and Kratos.) Kratos and Atreus reach the top, noticing all the dead giants. Atreus hands over the bag full of ashes to his father, but Kratos says that they will do it together and calls him a son. After spreading her ashes, Atreus voices his confusion over his name on the wall, saying the Giants called him 'Loki'. Kratos explained that was the name Faye wanted to call him when he was born and was probably the one she used when speaking of him with her people. When Atreus asks why Kratos says they will find out some other day.

As the two leave, Atreus asks of why he wanted to be called that name. Kratos tells him he was named after a compassionate spartan soldier who filled the lives of everyone with joy and happiness. Atreus is impressed and tells him he actually told a good story and that Mimir missed it. As they near the travel room, Atreus understand that they should go home, but they could prove themselves useful by exploring some more and defeating corrupted Valkyries. As they enter the room, Mimir is glad to see them and adds that he reached his limit for dwarven charm. As they are heading back to Midgard, Mimir warns them that Fimbulwinter-the great winter that precedes Ragnarok is upon them as it was not supposed to happen for a couple of hundred years and that Kratos may have accelerated the events.

As they arrive home, Atreus says that he will sleep through winter. Kratos tells him to get some rest, with Atreus adding that he is way ahead of them, in which Atreus has a vision of Thor showing up at their house when Fimbulwinter ends. When they wake up, Atreus felt like this was real, at first Kratos isn't disturbed by this, but when Atreus reminds him again, he assures his son that they will worry about it tomorrow.

General Information

Name: Kratos (Greek: Κράτος), Lord Kratos, Fárbauti (Futhark runes: ᚠᚨᚱᛒᚨᚢᛏᛁ, In Jötnar's mural)

Origin: God of War

Sex: Male

Age: Up to 38 before the murder of his family (The minimum marriage age for sparta was 30 years old for men[1]. With it being noted that Kratos was the youngest spartan captain, likely putting him at 30, along with this, his daughter Calliope was 8 years old before her untimely death, putting him at 38), up to 48 during his servince to the Gods (He's served the Gods for 10 years after killing the Furies), up to 60 during his time as God of War (Daedalus's final entry on working for the Labyrinth was marked as Day 4603, roughly equivalent to 12.6 years, the Labyrinth being a direct response to Hephaestus's deceit which was revealed when Kratos opened Pandora's Box to kill Ares)

Classification: Spartan, Mortal (Formerly), Ghost of Sparta, The Marked Warrior, The Servant of Ares, Champion of Ares, Fist of Ares, Oathbreaker, The Champion of the Gods, Slave of the Gods, Slayer of Ares, Slayer of Gods, The God Slayer, Death, the Destroyer of Worlds (by the Grave Digger), Destroyer of Atlantis, Sinker of Atlantis, White Warrior, Killer of Argos, Murderer of Children, Fallen God, Broken Mortal (By Ares), Cursed Mortal (By Hermes), Plague (By Zeus), God-Killer, The Killer of Gods, Pretender God (by Hrist), Worthless God (by Mist), Son of Zeus, Son of Callisto, Brother of Deimos, Nephew of Hera, Brother of Athena, Brother of Ares, Brother of Persephone, Brother of Hercules, Brother of Hephaestus, Brother of Artemis, Brother of Hermes, Brother of Apollo, Brother of Perseus, Brother of Minos, Brother of Pollux, Husband of Lysandra, Husband of Laufey, Father of Calliope, Grandson of Gaia, Grandson of Ouranos, Grandson of Cronos, Grandson of Rhea

Species: Human (Formerly), Demigod, God

Occupation: Spartan General (Formerly), The God of War

Status: Has been both Alive and Deceased (Was killed by Ares but refused to accept his death climbing out of the underworld returning back to life. Was killed by Zeus, and regenerated back his wounds from the Blade of Olympus, climbing out of the afterlife. Fell into the underworld and escaped)

Alignment: Initially Lawful Neutral as a mortal (Kratos initially starts off as a trained soldier of spartan training, which requires massive discipline and honor in battle), Lawful Evil as a servant of Ares (As a servant of Ares Kratos is described as how he became a beast where his humanity was robbed and replaced with only the will to murder), Lawful Neutral after becoming a servant to the Gods (After being tricked by Ares into killing his family, he no longer served Ares and served the gods of Olympus for 10 years in order to be rid of his memories of that night along with getting his revenge on Ares. Kratos also during this servitude shows a kinder side (specifically during the earlier years), such as holding the hand of a dying oracle to ease her pain, and saving peoples lives. Lamenting over spilling innocent blood and not wanting to kill anymore innocents. After the consistent nightmares however and the gods not releasing him from them, he becomes far more cynical and angry, letting people die without showing much care), Chaotic Neutral by the time he becomes the God of War (As the God of War Kratos becomes far more harsh and violent, mainly due to the constant betrayals by the gods, going as far as causing issues indirectly, such as the sinking of Atlantis, without caring much. Though he still shows care for brave and honorable warriors), becomes Chaotic Evil by God of War 3 (After the repeated betrayal of the gods and the death of all of his loved ones, and finally the betrayal even by Gaia and the titans. Kratos' compassion slowly fades away and all that is on his mind is vengeance, with him no longer caring about the suffering of mankind and only wantingt he death of Zeus. Burned a man alive to take his bow even when he offered to give him his bow if he freed him. Killed Daedalus after telling him his son Icarus was dead. Killed Poseidon's wife in order to get past an obstacle. Leading him to committing completely genocide of the entire Greek Pantheon), Chaotic Neutral by the end of God of War 3 (Through helping Pandora, Kratos slowly has his paternal compassion re-awakened by traveling with Pandora, Kratos in his final fight with Zeus communicated with the spirit of Pandora, which allowed him to forgive himself for his sins and use the power of hope to defeat Zeus, he then proceeds to atone for his sins by attempting to kill himself with the Blade of Olympus, removing the power of hope to the world and to the mortals of the Greek world, giving them all hope and allowing them to live without the gods of Olympus)

Name: Kratos, "Brother" (By Mimir), "Big Grump" (By Mimir), Einherjar (Along with Atreus in Jötnar's mural)

Origin: God of War (2018)

Sex: Male

Age: Over 200 years old during his time in the Norse Pantheon (Kratos has noted to his son Atreus that he has lived for centuries[2]. A vase representing Kratos was buried underwater in Tyr's temple for 150 years after his rampage)

Classification: Plague (By Odin), Tattooed Man (By Baldur and Mimir), Animal (By Freya), Fárbauti/Cruel Striker (ᚠᚨᚱᛒᚨᚢᛏᛁ) (in Jötnar's mural), God of Few Words (by Freya), God of No One (by Gná), Bane of Olympus (by Verðandi), Destroyer of Fate (by Verðandi), Bringer of War (by Verðandi), Weapon of the Gods (by Verðandi), Father of Atreus

Species: Demigod

Occupation: War General (During Ragnarök)

Status: Alive

Alignment: Initially Chaotic Neutral (Initially Kratos had no care for the affair of the world, wanting only to live in peace with his son Atreus and having immense hatred for anyone that was a god to the point that he would not trust them due to his past experience with gods), becomes Chaotic Good (Through journeying with his son Atreus, they go around helpig poeople with task and Kratos becomes slightly nicer, officially noting things like he will use legendary evil weapons for good)

Codex Statistics

Key: God of War: Acension | God of War: Chains of Olympus | God of War | God of War: Ghost of Sparta | God of War 2 | God of War 3

Tier: At least 7-A | At least 7-A, High 6-A with Gauntlet of Zeus | At least 7-A, High 6-A with Magic to High 6-A physically, Higher with Rage Power | High 6-A, Higher with Rage Power | High 6-A, Higher with Rage Power. Can harm transcendent beings with the Blade of Olympus | High 6-A, Higher with Rage Power, Far Higher with the Power of Hope. Can harm transcendent beings with the Blade of Olympus

Cardinality: Finite

Dimensionality: 3-D

Attack Potency: At least Metropolis level (Fought and defeated Aegaeon the Hecatonchires[3] whose size is so large he acts as a prison that is larger then mountains. Casually flipped an entire city block which is of this size), Higher with Rage Power (Kratos' fuel of rage is an asset that other gods and creatures don't possess, giving him the advantage in lots of physical things, like response time, strength, speed, etcetera) | At least Metropolis level, Higher with Rage Power. Multi-Continent level with Gauntlet of Zeus (Wields the Gaunlet of Zeus, a weapon used by Zeus to chain the titan Atlas who hold the world pillar, with the destruction of the world pillar ending all of existence and returning the world back to a primordial chaos, Atlas is also slightly stronger then Cronus, who fought and defeated Uranus, who is among the group of Primordials that forged the earth in their great battle along with Cronus' birth itself letting time come into existence[4], with the God of War world being a large flat disc) | At least Metropolis level (Fought and killed the Hydra, who has terrorized the seas of Poseidon for far too long), Multi-Continent level with Magic (Was given the power of the greatest of all the gods, the father of Olympus, the power of Zeus. Zeus defeated Cronus in battle and took his powers for his own. Wields the very blade Artemis used to slay a titan. Received the power of the gods, granting him their powers and strengths) to Multi-Continent level physically (Noted to grow stronger as his journey continues. Became the new God of War, had the powers of the gods unleashed into him through opening pandora's box, allowing him to fight against Ares. The Greek Gods are superior to the Norse Pantheon Gods, making them superior to Odin, who killed Ymir who became a being of pure creation and chaos, taking Ymir's flesh to create Midgard and form the other realms), Higher with Rage Power (The "Rage of the Gods" drives his blade) | Multi-Continent level (Ghost of Sparta takes place during the time that Kratos is the God of War. Noted that the Olympians and Titans are just as strong as the Primordials, where the primordials fought in a long and great battle with each other forging the earth and overtime creating the universe, with them even harming the likes of Uranus), Higher with Rage Power (Through seeing the death of his brother Deimos, Kratos' rage amplified him to a state further beyond where he could defeat Thanatos by himself when prior he and Demimos together were needed and no longer flinched to Thanatos' attacks, Thanatos is the primordial God of Death[5], where the primordials fought in a long and great battle with each other, forging the earth and overtime creating the universe, with them even harming the likes of Uranus) | Multi-Continent level (Quickly grew to defeat a colossal statue who was given Kratos' power enough so that the soldiers thought he lost his god powers. Could continue fighting and harming the colossal statue even after draining his godly powers into the Blade of Olympus. Prometheus flesh has tainted the fires of Olympus and embodied it with the power of the Titans. The Rage of the Titans fuel his blades. Noted by Atlas to be a powerful warrior and worthy ally to the titans), Higher with Rage Power (Was able to easily break the grip of a monster he previously couldn't break the grip of). Negates conventional durability and can harm transcendent beings with the Blade of Olympus (Heavily implied that the Blade of Olympus would be able to affect and harm God of War 3 Athena, where her sacrifice to save Zeus brought her to a higher plane of existence where she obtained a power beyond everyone else) | Multi-Continent level (Fought a long battle against both the likes of Zeus and Gaia, killing both of them. Fought against Cronus who fought and defeated Uranus, who is among the group of Primordials that created the universe in their great battle along with Cronus' birth itself letting time come into existence. Cronus is only slightly weaker then Atlas. Ripped off Helios' head, harboring the power of Helios who holds the primordial fire, which is the flame that spawned all others, with Helios' power being used to destroy the world pillar in Chain of Olympus, with the destruction of the world pillar ending all of existence and returning the world back to a primordial chaos. Helios also holds the power of the sun, a power so great it can destroy the world, with the God of War world being a large flat disc. Fought and killed Poseidon during the beginning of God of War 3, who damaged and paralyzed Atlas during the great war and one-shot Epimetheus during the beginning of God of War 3 being second in power only to Zeus. One-shotted Perses Was given the Blades of Exile, which was noted it be Kratos' most powerful ally against Olympus. Fought and defeated Hades who fought against the titans in the great war and then proceed to absorb his soul, greatly increasing his strength, who absorbed the soul of Atlas, meaning Kratos has absorbed the combined power of Atlas and Hades), Higher with Rage Power (In his Rage of Sparta state he accesses full rage and uses the Blade of Olympus in his attacks), Far Higher with the Power of Hope (After accepting and forgiving himself for his sins gained the power of hope, and easily defeated Fear Zeus, reducing him back to his regular state and punching the fear out of him. Fear Zeus previously one-shotted Kratos to the point that all of his equipment was destroyed draining all of his magic and health bar). Negates conventional durability and can harm transcendent beings with the Blade of Olympus

Durability: At least Metropolis level, Higher with Rage Power | At least Metropolis level, Higher with Rage Power. Far Higher with Sun Shield (The Sun Shield harbors the power of Helios who holds the primordial fire, which is the flame that spawned all others, with Helios' power being used to destroy the world pillar in Chain of Olympus, with the destruction of the world pillar ending all of existence and returning the world back to a primordial chaos) | At least Metropolis level to Multi-Continent level, Higher with Rage Power | Multi-Continent level, Higher with Rage Power (No longer flinched to Thanatos' attacks) | Multi-Continent level, Higher with Rage Power | Multi-Continente level, Higher with Rage Power. Far Higher with the Power of Hope

Striking Strength: At least Metropolis Class, Higher with Rage Power | At least Metropolis Class, Higher with Rage Power. Multi-Continent Class with Gauntlet of Zeus | At least Metropolis Class to Multi-Continent Class, Higher with Rage Power | Multi-Continent Class, Higher with Rage Power | Multi-Continent Class, Higher with Rage Power | Multi-Continent Class, Higher with Rage Power. Far Higher with the Power of Hope

Lifting Strength: Class G (Removed giant constraints that held a massive snake structure that could span an entire mountain. Casually flipped an entire city block which is of this size[6]), Higher with Rage Power | Class G, Higher with Rage Power. Class E with Gauntlets of Zeus (Used the Gauntlets of Zeus to chain Atlas who holds the world pillar, with the destruction of the world pillar ending all of existence and returning the world back to a primordial chaos) | At least Class G to Class E (Became the new God of War, putting him beyond the likes of Atlas, who holds the world pillar, with the destruction of the world pillar ending all of existence and returning the world back to a primordial chaos), Higher with Rage Power | Class E, Higher with Rage Power | Class E, Higher with Rage Power (Threw back the foot of a giant colossal statue who was given Kratos' power enough so that the soldiers thought he lost his god powers. Could stop himself from getting crushed by Atlas, who holds the world pillar, with the destruction of the world pillar ending all of existence and returning the world back to a primordial chaos) | Class E, Higher with Rage Power (Could stop Cronus from crushing him, who is only slightly weaker then Atlas)

Travel Speed: Superhuman, Higher with Rage Power | At least Superhuman (Ran an entire distance spanning this far in a short timeframe), Higher with Rage Power | At least Superhuman, Higher with Rage Power | At least Superhuman, Higher with Rage Power | At least Superhuman, Higher with Rage Power | At least Superhuman, Higher with Rage Power. At least Faster Than Light with the Boots of Hermes (Has the speed of Hermes with these, who is the bringer of dreams and guides all the souls of the dead down to the underworld, due to at least 1.8 people dying per second (possibly even more as death is far more common in the God of War universe), along with how many people are shown falling into the realm of Hades every second, Hermes would need the speed to reach everywhere on Earth in an extremely small fraction of time)

Combat Speed: Faster Than Light (Can tag Pollux and Castor, who are faster then the Redeemed Warrior, even with the Essence of Hyperion, which allows one to travel at the speed of light through opening a Hyperion portal), Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light (Can tag Atlas is also slightly stronger then and thus comparable to Cronus, who fought and defeated Uranus, who is among the group of Primordials that created the universe in their great battle before time existed along with Cronus' birth itself letting time come into existence), Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power

Reaction Speed: Faster Than Light (Noted by Word of God that Kratos' combat and reflexes are faster then the Redeemed Warriors, even with the Essence of Hyperion, which allows one to travel at the speed of light through opening a hyperion portal), Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power

Stamina: Superhuman (Kratos climbed up a temple for 3 days without tiring. Can woo an entire brothel of women and finish without showing any signs of tiring), Limitless Magic with Relics (With Boat Captain's Idol, a carved image of Poseidon meant to offer protection at sea, grants infinite magic)

Range: Standard Melee Range, Tens of Meters with Blades of Chaos, Blades of Athena, and Blades of Exile (The blades can reach out this far, along with attack many enemies from a distance), Hundreds of Meters through Pandora's Box (Opening Pandora's Box made him this large), Higher with Blade of the Gods (A massively large sword that almost reaches his height in his giant state), Kilometers with the Blade of Olympus (A single swipe from it killed over thousands of soldiers across a city), at least Kilometers with the Amulet of Uroborus (The amulet can restore the time of an entire temple, and restore entire towns, and cities, and an entire statue that dwarfs mountains), Universal with Time Manipulation (Kratos can bring himself and others through time itself without the aid of the Sisters of Fates' temple)

Key: God of War 2018 | God of War: Ragnarök

Tier: At least High 6-A, Higher with Rage Power | At least High 6-A, Higher with Rage Power

Cardinality: Finite

Dimensionality: 3-D

Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level (Noted by Word of God that Old Kratos is far stronger then Young Kratos, where he defeated all of his threats in what Thor noted as a "lesser form". As he's stronger then Young Kratos, he's comparable to the Greek Gods and Titans, such as Cronus who fought and defeated Uranus, who is among the group of Primordials that forged the earth and overtime created the universe in their great battle along with Cronus' birth itself letting time come into existence), Higher with Rage Power (Kratos' fuel of rage is an asset that other gods and creatures don't possess, giving him the advantage in lots of physical things, like response time, strength, speed, etcetera) | At least Multi-Continent level (Fought and defeated Odin[7], who killed Ymir who became a being of pure creation and chaos, taking Ymir's flesh to create Midgard and form the other realms. Fought against Thor where both sides were holding back, with the minute he gets serious he easily overpowers Thor, and went on to beat a fully bloodlusted Thor while Kratos still held back and beat him. The minute he got serious against Heimdall, he easily overpowered and killed him), Higher with Rage Power

Durability: At least Multi-Continent level, Higher with Rage Power | At least Multi-Continent level, Higher with Rage Power

Striking Strength: At least Multi-Continent Class, Higher with Rage Power | At least Multi-Continent Class, Higher with Rage Power

Lifting Strength: At least Class E, Higher with Rage Power | At least Class E, Higher with Rage Power

Travel Speed: At least Superhuman, Higher with Rage Power | At least Superhuman, Higher with Rage Power

Combat Speed: Faster Than Light (Noted by Word of God that Old Kratos is far stronger then Young Kratos, meaning he'd be capable of tagging him, where Young Kratos can tag Atlas is also slightly stronger then and thus comparable to Cronus, who fought and defeated Uranus, who is among the group of Primordials that forged the universe and overtime created the universe in their great battle before time existed along with Cronus' birth itself letting time come into existence), Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power

Reaction Speed: Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power | Faster Than Light, Higher with Rage Power

Stamina: Superhuman+ (Noted by Mimir that Kratos stays awake for days at a time without feeling remotely tired)

Range: Standard Melee Range, Extended Melee Range with Leviathan Axe and Spear, Tens of Meters with Blades of Chaos (The blades can reach out this far, along with attack many enemies from nearby), Multi-Universal with Realm Shift (With Realm Shift, Kratos travels into a different realm where time moves slower for the normal realm)


Intelligence: Extraordinary Genius (Could tell he was in an illusion after seeing the ring on one of the Furies finger, on two occasions. Noted that Kratos' skills are still without equal all the way back in Ascension. Traversed a maze where the architect believed himself that he made it impossible to escape and that it had no true exit. Escaped a Labyrinth, where Hera thought he would never be able to escape and that Kratos would die in as an old man. Fought and defeated Heimdall, a god able to read the minds and movements of others, with Kratos eventually beig able to strike him, and able to avoid and parry attacks by him even while afflicted with realm shift, all the while Kratos was still holding back during this fight (see note))

Knowledge: Champion level (Noted by Orkos that Ares molded Kratos to become the perfect warrior to take down the very walls of Olympus and overthrow Zeus. Conquered the temple of the gods becoming the first mortal to ever reach Pandora's Box, which was noted to have never been done before. Noted that the highest floors would test even the greatest warriors. Used attacks from Megaera to escape his chains, where he was tied up to the point that he couldn't pull himself out. Can defeated undead legionnaires, who were once proud warriors of Athens, reanimated by Ares with their souls trained in the art of war. Can defeat Centaurs who possess the strength of a beast and the intellect of human. Has found strategies around immobilizing opponents that cannot feel pain. Fought off countless clones of himself trying to kill his wife and daughter. Kratos was the youngest captain in the spartan army, where his tactics were brutal but effective. Could avoid attacks from an invisible person, and could fight and defeat them)


Powers and Techniques

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Martial Arts (Kratos can use his fists to break the enemy's defenses and disarm them), Weapon Mastery (Can casually swing with a blade while his other hand is tied up. Able to use his blades of chaos to take down an entire group of enemies, being capable of doing acrobatic flips with it, completely spin them around in a 360 angle, spin them around vertically to multi-hit an enemy, while being able to also do this in the air. Can also spin his blades around horizontally for a multi-hit attack on all nearby enemies. Can wield a giant sword in combat to easily slice through his enemies. Can wield the blades of Athena, which he can spin around in a horizontal arc to multi-hit enemies, along with acrobatically flip in the air and do a 360 spin attack with the blades, along with continuous multi-hits through horizontal spins for a long period of time without the speed slowing. Can wield a gigantic hammer in combat and spin it around for powerful attacks. Can wield a spear that fires out energy burst and can increase in size to attack enemies. Can wield the blade of Olympus, and use it deftly. Can wield the gauntlet of Zeus, the gauntlet allowing him to re-chain Atlas. Can use the sun shield to deftly parry and block attacks along with reflect attacks sent back at him), Social Influencing (Kratos is well-know by many of the women for his immense activity in bed, being able to woo an entire brothel of women, and the goddess of love, Aphrodite herself, with even her servants being in awe just from watching), Bloodlust (As a spartan warrior, Kratos is trained to hone is bloodlust and slaughter his enemies, continuing his bloodshed to spread the glory of Sparta to all the world), Accelerated Development (Other & Battle; Physical Stats and Abilities; Noted to grow stronger as his journey continues. Those imbued with Zeus' magic can regenerate magic and increase their godly powers through battles. Through destroying objects, opening chest, killing foes, or having sex with women, Kratos will gain red orbs that make him grow stronger over the course of the game greatly increasing the strength of his weapons and magic), Sheer Will (Fought through the illusions and madness put to him by the Furies, regaining the memories of him killing his wife and child, serving the gods with these constant nightmares for 10 long years. Out of sheer will healed his injuries to go save his brother Deimos. Even while dying and mortal, withstood multiple hits from the Blade of Olympus and could briefly hold back a stab from Zeus with it out of sheer rage and will), Enhanced Senses (Could avoid attacks from an invisible person, and could fight and defeat them), Acrobatics, Multiple Jumps, Metaphysics Manipulation (Logic Manipulation), Law Manipulation & Physics Manipulation (Kratos doesn't worry about laws, he makes his own, an example of this is the Icarus Lift, where he ignores the laws of physics allowing himself to double jump. Can perform acrobatic full 360 flips while handling weapons), Extrasensory Perception (Could tell from all of his instincts that entering a scared temple of a village he was raiding wasn't wise, with him ending up being correct as his family was in there), Supernatural Luck (Noted by Mimir, the soul contains four parts which are form, mind, direction, and luck, with Mimir noting a lot of Kratos' exploits can be attributed to his luck portion of his soul calling him "eternally lucky"), Breaking the Fourth Wall (Killed his own creator in a secret message), Resurrection (Was killed by Ares but refused to accept his death climbing out of the underworld returning back to life. Was killed by Zeus, and regenerated back his wounds from the Blade of Olympus, climbing out of the afterlife. Fell into the underworld and escaped), Blessed & Divine Protection (Due to defeating Ares for the gods, the gods protected Kratos from his suicide attempt. Characters in God of War can pray to the gods to be protected from death with Kratos himself even praying to Ares being the reason for his superhuman strength and blades of chaos), Fate Protection (The Sisters of Fate initially control Kratos's destiny, being the reason he defeated Ares), Temporal Reload (Kratos is gifted a glowing ray of light from the gods allowing him to save his progress), Adaptation (Over the course of his fight with Pollux and Castor he adapts overtime to their time manipulation ability, ending in him completely being immune to it), Dimensional Storage (Officially noted that his items are magically reposed with the other gifts he had received from the gods[8]), Magic (Kratos is capable of using magical abilities granted by the gods), Non-Standard Interaction (Soul Interaction; Can physically interact with an kill ghost. Even fully depowered, he could kill the souls in Elysium and absorb their lifeforce. Abstract Interaction & Metaphysical Interaction; As Kratos can kill souls even while fully depowered, he is destroying all four parts of the soul, which explained by Mimir, include form, direction, mind, & luck) Rage Power & Electricity Manipulation (Kratos' fuel of rage is an asset that other gods and creatures don't possess, giving him the advantage in lots of physical things, like response time, strength, speed, etcetera. With Rage of the Gods, a power that Kratos taps into that briefly increases his strength, having lightning form around him), Life Manipulation (Kratos can transfer his life into others), Power Absorption (Can absorb the lifeforce of souls in Elysium to regain all of his magic, equipment, and powers back).


Resistance to Conceptual Manipulation, Vector Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Memory Manipulation & Probability Manipulation (As explained by Mimir, include form, direction, mind, & luck, thus for one to affect Kratos with any of these abilities, they must affect his soul. When Persephone tries to send Kratos into "another world", he breaks out of the grasp, resisting the effect), Empathic Manipulation (Unaffected by the advances of Aphrodite[9], who possesses the power to steal away from the hearts of gods[10] and mortals alike[11]), Disease Manipulation (Hermes death released disease across the world that demigods and gods were unaffected by), Time Manipulation (Over the course of his fight with Pollux and Castor he adapts overtime to their time manipulation ability, ending in him completely being immune to it. Can enter the temple of fates where time itself is stopped), Madness Manipulation (Mental; Can follow the song of the sirens, which lure people that hear their songs and drive men insane), Illusion Manipulation (Standard Illusion; Can still his mind through, being able to see through illusions), Fire Manipulation & Extreme Heats (Can put his hands into Ares fire without burning or feeling any adverse heat effects. Can move around in a room covered in flames just fine. Could ride on a Pheonix without any injuries or burns), Ice Manipulation & Extreme Colds (Can put his hands into the Ice of Poseidon without freezing or feeling any adverse cold effects), Poison Manipulation (Can survive acidic poisonous hits from enemies), Paralysis Inducement (Can break out of being paralyzed), Sleep Manipulation (The black fog created by Morpheus, the God of Dreams, put everyone to sleep including the Gods, yet Kratos remained unaffected), Petrification (Can easily break out of being petrified and is completely immune to the gorgon's stare with the rage of the gods, which can petrify even souls)

All previous powers and abilities with exception of Fate Protection, and any Divine Protection, Temporal Reload or Blessed from the gods, Flight (Stole the wings of Icarus giving it to himself, allowing him to fly freely), Blessed (Kratos is bestowed gifts by Gaia), Divine Protection (Now protected by the likes of the Titans and Gaia, who refused to let Kratos' death transpire), Temporal Reload (Kratos is now given the opportunity to save his progress by Gaia instead of Zeus), Acausality (Irregular Causality; Kratos killed the Sisters of Fate, who can control destiny and have not deemed victory for Kratos, making him no longer bound by fate or time), Rage Power & Fire Manipulation (With Rage of the Titans, Prometheus flesh has tainted the fires of Olympus and embodied it with the power of the Titans, this state increases all attack power).
Resistance to Fate Manipulation (Fought against the Sisters of Fate, who can control destiny and have not deemed victory for Kratos. Despite this, he overpowered and killed them in combat, with him noting the Sisters of Fate could not hold him. The Sisters of Fate attempted to cut his thread, with it resulting in failure[12]), Petrification (Can break out of being petrified from the more potent Euryale, and is completely immune to her petrification with rage of the titans, which even the lower potency Gorgon petrification can petrify even souls)

All previous powers and abilities with the exception of any Divine Protection, Temporal Reload, or Blessed from the Titans, this also applies to his God of War self, Temporal Reload (While not directly stated, Athena is more then likely the one in God of War 3 giving Kratos the ability to save as she serves as Kratos' only ally in this game).


Resistance to Petrification (Can break out of being petrified from Gorgons, and is completely immune to her petrification with the rage of Spartans, which even the lower potency Gorgon petrification can petrify even souls), Death Manipulation & Power Nullification (After acquiring Hades soul, Kratos was able to swim in the River Styx without any harm, making it where the dead could no longer sap his powers and experience), Transmutation & Corruption (Unaffected by the arms of Hades, which turns people into a lifeless soul)

Enhanced Accelerated Development (Passive; Physical Stats and Abilities. As Olympians grow older they grow far more powerful. Quickly grew to defeat a colossal statue who was given Kratos' power enough so that the soldiers thought he lost his god powers. Could continue fighting and harming the colossal statue even after draining his godly powers into the Blade of Olympus), Enhanced Rage Power (Through seeing the death of his brother Deimos, Kratos' rage amplified him to a state further beyond where he could defeat Thanatos by himself when prior he and Deimos together were needed and no longer flinched to Thanatos' attacks), Immortality (Ageless; Gods are eternal beings that are ageless and can never die from age. Life and Death Immunity; As stated by Gaia Kratos losing his godly powers was described as him "rendered mortal, "vulnerable to the arms of death", meaning gods are not bound by death. Noted during God of War 1 that the only way to kill Ares was to get Pandora's Box), Supernatural Resilience (Gods can survive lethal wounds and continue fighting), Regeneration (At least Low-Mid; Kratos can regenerate from his injuries, such as being impaled through the abdomen, and stabbing himself with the Blade of Olympus where a massive hole is left in his stomach. Healed from the beating he took from Deimos), Attack Reflection (Can send attacks back through perfect parrying), Clairvoyance (Kratos as the god of war was able to view all of the wars over history[13]), Abstract Existence (Type 2; All gods embody different concepts[14] of reality[15], with their deaths causing the concepts they embody to be affected, such as the death of Helios depriving Greece of the sun. Killed Thanatos, the embodiment of death, absorbing his powers becoming Death, the Destroyer of Worlds as announced by the gravedigger who is secretly Zeus), Size Manipulation (Can grow in size), Power Absorption (Could absorb the powers of Thera. Killed Thanatos, the embodiment of death, absorbing his powers becoming Death, the Destroyer of Worlds as announced by the gravedigger who is secretly Zeus), Non-Standard Interaction (Abstract Interaction; Can harm various gods and titans all who embody different concepts of reality, with their deaths causing the concepts they embody to be affected), Non-Standard Interaction (Soul Manipulation; Everytime Kratos kills someone he also affects their souls), Immortality Negation (Ageless & Life & Death Immunity) & Regeneration Negation (Abstract; Can physically kill gods such as Poseidon with his bare hands, which gods are eternal beings that are ageless and can never die from age can, regenerate from lethal wounds, are immortal and are thus not "vulnerable to the arms of death", meaning gods are not bound by death and gods can survive lethal wounds and continue fighting).


Resistance to Nothingness Manipulation (Unaffected by the Scourge of Erinys, which creates a void that consumes enemies into nothingness, those who resist face multiple hits, directly even noted as an "eternal void"), Ice Manipulation (Can break out of being frozen), Death Manipulation (Can swim within the River Styx, which usually kills anyone who drinks from it), Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation; Can resist his soul being ripped out)

All previous powers and abilities to a greater extent Resistance to Immortality Negation (Ageless and Life & Death Immunity) & Regeneration Negation (Abstract; Survived stabbing himself with the Blade of Olympus, which the Blade of the Olympus can drain one's godly powers which gods are eternal beings that are ageless and can never die from age can, regenerate from lethal wounds, are immortal and are thus not "vulnerable to the arms of death", meaning gods are not bound by death and gods can survive lethal wounds and continue fighting)

As the new God of War, should have Ares' abilities, which include:

Conceptual Manipulation (Ares created the nightmare dimension from Kratos by taking all of his nightmares and giving it form and substance. Should be comparable to other gods who can harm various gods and titans all who embody different concepts of reality, with their deaths causing the concepts they embody to be affected), Body Control & Natural Weaponry (Could sprout spider legs out of his back), Necromancy (Ares reanimated the fallen soldiers, and corpses to be apart of his undead army), Weapon Creation (Can create a weapon that shoots out fire), Vacuum Manipulation & BFR (Application Based; Ares brought Kratos into a nightmare dimension where he must stop copies of himself from killing his family), Dimensional Travel (Went to the nightmare dimension with Kratos), Mimicry (Physiology Mimicry; Can create clones of one in their nightmare dimension, with them having all of the attacks too), Power Absorption (Can strip one of their powers completely), Telekinesis & Durability Negation (Telekinetically controlled and killed all of the soldiers through destroying their inner organs throughout an entire battlefield), Fire Manipulation (Set men on fire to kill them across the battlefield. Bestowed people with Fist of Ares, releases an explosion of fire in an enemy's chest from a furious punch. Bestowed his followers with the Lance of Ares, a magic based fire spear. Bestowed people with Enyo's Gift, activates a mobile flamethrower to burn enemies and send them flying back), Power Nullification (Ares fire magic causes damage over time and disables the enemies defenses) Clairvoyance (Could tell when Kratos completed his quest while battling in Athens, being able to throw a weapon at his exact location to kill him), Water Manipulation (Can use the water to teleport around), Creation (Can shoot out meteors), Flight (Can fly in the sky), Lifeforce Absorption (With each hit saps the life from an enemy and gives it to himself), Aura & Statistics Amplification (Bestowed people with Burning Hostility, summons a ring of fire that burns and damages anyone who cross the barrier, also creates an aura that adds physical attack power. Bestowed people with Wall of Flame, creates a barrier of flame in front of one that burns any opponents who try to past through, increases allies and oneself physical attack if they pass through the flames), Energy Manipulation (Bestowed people with Flames of Destruction, a powerful ranged energy wave), Forcefield Creation (Bestowed people with Drums of War, grows to the size of a demigod and summons a shield of fire), Chain Manipulation (Bestowed people with War God's Ascension, a chain based spinning physical attack with range), Explosion Manipulation (Bestowed people with Ares Inferno, quickly leap high into the heavens, allowing rapid movement for up to 6 seconds, upon landing, a massive explosion launches all nearby enemies into the air and breaks enemies blocking. Bestowed people with Incineration, unleashes a fiery explosion upon enemies, being able to do a second devastating explosion and burn enemies hit by the explosion), Elemental Manipulation (Bestowed people with Ares Fury, replaces all basic attacks with powerful elemental attacks, along with defense and physical power being greatly increased and being able to burn enemies who come into contact with one), Healing (Bestowed people Battle Horn of Restoration, heals oneself from small skirmishes while increasing the power of their weapon), Statistics Reduction (Bestowed people with Call to Arms, call forth a battle cry to hasten assault while disorienting enemy defenses), Invulnerability (Physical Invulnerability; Bestowed people with Eye of the Wolf, instantly activates invulnerability, creates a protective barrier of fire that blocks a single incoming attack, the shield detonates for high damage after 6 seconds or on impact).

Resistance to Disease Manipulation (Hermes death released disease across the world that gods were unaffected by), Madness Manipulation (Mental; Should be comparable to other gods such as Zeus, Poseidon, & Hades, who are all unaffected by the songs of the siren, which lure people that hear their songs and drive men insane), Petrification (Medusa's Stare does not work on him), Power Nullification, Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation), Transmutation & Corruption (Can take multiple hits from the army of Hades without having his powers nullified or being transmutated and corrupted), Fire Manipulation (The Battle Armor he bestowed his followers give them resistance to his fire magic)

All the abilities of Pandora's Box, Enhanced Resurrection (Was killed on a scale beyond any before where he was not sent to the afterlife, meaning his soul was destroyed[16], along with his very health bar and body being destroyed, after accepting and forgiving himself for his sins, gained the power of hope, and resurrected himself back), Immortality (Reliance [On Concept]; Has absorbed he power of hope into him, where even in the darkness of a death beyond any other in the verse, the fires of hope will set all free after accepting and forgiving himself for his sins gained the power of hope, and resurrected himself back, now conceptually embodying hope, the antithesis to and superior fear, the concepts that Zeus ordered Hephaestus to hide away in a vessel strong enough, holding concepts such as fear, greed, and hatred, with fear being the concepts that even controlled the Primordials, who are abstract concepts who predate time itself), Deconstruction (The Power of Hope disintegrated the chains wrapped around Kratos, which the chains are meant to stay forever to the user), [Non-Standard Interaction]] (Abstract Interaction; Could harm Fear Zeus, where its a state of Fear fully consuming Zeus body, being fear itself, fear being the concepts that Zeus ordered Hephaestus to hide away in a vessel strong enough, holding concepts such as fear, greed, and hatred, with fear being the concepts that even controlled the Primordials, who are abstract concepts who predate time itself), Resistance Negation (Bypassed his own resistance to conceptual manipulation as he plunged the Blade of Olympus into himself and released the concept of Hope to all of humanity).


Resistance to Fear Manipulation, Corruption (Completely unaffected by the concept of fear, which infected all of the gods, enraged and changed them), Possession (Completely unaffected by the concept of Fear, which possessed Zeus' body turning him into a far more potent abstract being then he was prior), Conceptual Manipulation (Fear Zeus' use of fear on Kratos had no effect on him as the power of Hope prevailed), Immortality Negation (Ageless and Life & Death Immunity) & Resistance Negation (In a state where even the flames of Olympus, could not kill him. The flames can kill the gods, mortals, and Pandora where Pandora is neither living nor dead and on a higher potency of being unbound by death then even the gods)

Fire Manipulation (Can attach the fires of Ares to the Blades of Chaos, incinerating enemies), Ice Manipulation (Can attach the ice of Poseidon to the Blades of Chaos, freezing enemies entirely), Electricity Manipulation (Can attach the lightning of Zeus to the Blades of Chaos, electrocuting enemies), Necromancy, Deconstruction, & Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation; Can attach the soul of Hades to the Blades of Chaos, releasing the souls of the underworld to do his bidding and vaporizing enemies), Power Nullification (The dead of Hades can nullify one's powers to lose their godly power and regress in strength along with strip them of their magical abilities and weapons, along with all of their experience), Illusion Negation (Can remove illusions and perceptions with the eyes of truth)
Electricity Manipulation (With Poseidon's Rage, the magic surrounded Kratos with a circle of electricity and summoned lightning bolts from the sky that struck down his enemies. With Zeus' Fury, allowed Kratos to summon bolts of lightning in his hands, and throw them at distant enemies), Petrification (With Medusa's Gaze, after slaying Medusa, Kratos kept Medusa's Head and used its Gorgon powers to turn his enemies into stone. Can instantly turn enemies with a resistance to Medusa's petrification to stone with Gorgon Rage. Gorgons can petrify even souls), Summoning (With Army of Hades, allows Kratos to summon the Souls of Hades, and made them attack his enemies), Power Nullification (The dead of Hades can nullify one's powers to lose their godly power and regress in strength along with strip them of their magical abilities and weapons, along with all of their experience), Transmutation & Corruption (The army of Hades would include the arms of Hades which turns people into a lifeless soul)
Fire Manipulation (With Thera's Bane, engulfs the Blades of Athena in fire, greatly increasing the power of the blades), Invulnerability Negation (Can negate the invulnerability of armor invulnerable to regular attacks with Thera's Bane[17]), Nothingness Manipulation (With Scourge of Erinys, creates a void that consumes enemies into nothingness, those who resist face multiple hits, directly even noted as an "eternal void), Cold Manipulation & Air Manipulation (With Horn of Boreas, summons the power of the God of the North Wind and creates a freezing ice storm around him that can completely freeze enemies)
Air Manipulation (With Typhon's Bane, can shoot blasts of wind at the enemy. Can create entire whirlwinds from it), Homing Attack (With Typhon's Bane, after charging the wind blast, releases multiple homing wind blast), Electricity Manipulation (With Cronos' Rage, releases massive electricity that automatically target enemies), Petrification & Resistance Negation (With Head of Euryale, turns enemies to stone, with Euryale's petrification being more potent then Medusa's as it can affect Gorgons. Gorgons can petrify even souls), Earth Manipulation (With Atlas' Quake, causes massive earth shattering attacks that send multiple rocks flying out)
Light Manipulation (With the Head of Helios, create great flashes of light that stuns enemies, even those without eyes), Extrasensory Perception (With the Head of Helios, near gold dust his head can reveal godly secrets), Summoning (With Claws of Hades, summons the cursed souls to attack all enemies. Can summon previous enemies to attack for him with Claws of Hades), Petrification (Through using soul summon to summon Gorgon Serpent, can attack and petrify enemies), Breath Attack (Through using soul summon to summon a Chimera, breathes fire on enemies), Energy Projection & Madness Manipulation (Mental; Through using soul summon to summon a Siren Seductress builds up a powerful blast that hurts all foes, sirens lure people that hear their songs and drive men insane), Power Nullification (The dead can nullify one's powers to lose their godly power and regress in strength along with strip them of their magical abilities and weapons, along with all of thier experience)

Rage Power (With Prisoner's Oath Stone, a glowing amber stone that grants infinite rage), Clairvoyance (With Amulet of Uroborus, the amulet's gem can show the life and death of an object), Gravity Manipulation (Can put the enemy into a stasis bubble where they will float around in with Amulet of Uroboras), Time Manipulation (With the Amulet of Uroboras, he can stop, slow, and speed up time, this even effects enemies), Duplication (With the Oath Stone of Orkos, can create a shadowy doppelgänger of himself to help him in battle), Explosion Manipulation (With Sling, releases an energy charge that attaches to an enemy and explodes), Precognition (Premonitions; With Alethia's Charm, a necklace glowing with the power of prophecy), Damage Reduction (With Alethia's Charm, reduces damage taken by one-third), Unlimited Magic (With Boat Captain's Idol, a carved image of Poseidon meant to offer protection at sea, grants infinite magic), Instinctive Reaction (With Archimedes' Treatise, a collection of Archimedes theorems on mathematics and engineering, automatically wins all context sensitive minigames), Illusion Negation (With the Eyes of Truth, Kratos can see through illusions), Poison Manipulation (With Circe's Vial, its a magic vial that renders all water it touches poison), Power Modification (With Stonemason's Chisel, reduces cooldown time), Status Effect Inducement (With Statue's Worker's Idol, increases stun time), Healing (With Orkos' Cloak, causes his health to slowly increase overtime)
Aura (With Gauntlets of Zeus, has a blue aura everytime Kratos attacks), Electricity Manipulation (With Gauntlets of Zeus, electrocutes the opponent with each punch), Shockwave Creation (With Gauntlets of Zeus, while in the air, can crash down to cause a massive area of effect shockwave), Heat Manipulation (With the Sun Shield, has an aura of heat around it), Conceptual Manipulation (The Sun Shield harbors the power of Helios who holds the primordial fire, which is the flame that spawned all others), Weapon Creation (Can throw the Sun Shield away can create a new one), Aquatic Breathing (With the Triton's Lance, gives the ability to breathe underwater), Attack Reflection (With Helios Reflect, upon perfect parrying an attack, he reflects the attack back at the enemy)
Aura (With the Blade of Artemis, surrounded by raw energies that gives his blade immense power), Aquatic Breathing (With Poseidon's Trident, allows Kratos to explore the depths of Lord Poseidon's domain (the ocean), allowing him to breathe underwater indefinitely), Lifeforce Absorption (With the Blade of the Gods, each hit saps the life from an enemy and gives it to Kratos), Immortality Negation (Ageless and Life & Death Immunity) & Regeneration Negation (Abstract; With the Blade of the Gods, killed Ares, a god, which gods are eternal beings that are ageless and can never die from age can, regenerate from lethal wounds, are immortal and are thus not "vulnerable to the arms of death", meaning gods are not bound by death and gods can survive lethal wounds and continue fighting)
Curtain Fire, Homing Attack, & Energy Projection (Through launching his spear at an enemy he can cause a multitude of homing energy projectiles to come and hit the opponent at all once), Instinctive Reaction (With Callisto's Armlet, activating the item automatically wins context sensitive minigames), Electricity Manipulation (With Eye of Atlantis, creates a massive energy of lightning to hit opponents), Statistics Amplification (With Minotaur Horn, after collecting 5 of them Kratos' fire bar increases), Unlimited Magic (With the Bonds of Ares, grants infinite magic), Extrasensory Perception (With Athena's Owl, activating this item allows Kratos to find treasure by causing a green hue to appear near an orb chest)
Shockwave Generation (With the Barbarian Hammer, creates a massive shockwave), Summoning & Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation; With the Barbarian Hammer, can perform soul summon to summon cursed souls to attack), Energy Projection (With the Spear of Destiny, can shoot out bursts of energy from it's tips), Size Manipulation (With the Spear of Destiny, can increase in size during combos to attack enemies), Explosion Manipulation (Can leave behind a crystal that explodes), Attack Reflection (With the Golden Fleece, can deflect enemy projectiles and beams), Unlimited Rage (With Urn of Prometheus, grants infinite Rage of the Titans), Unlimited Magic (With Urn of Olympus, grants infinite magic), Petrification (With Urn of the Gorgons, allows every attack to turn enemies to stone), Statistics Amplification (With God Armor, all of Kratos' stats are doubled), Limited Time Manipulation & Fate Manipulation (Kratos has the power to control time itself, through using the Sister of Fate's loom chamber that he can travel to at any time to travel across time. Can bring others by himself, along with all other Titans to the future without the use of the chamber)
Attack Reflection (With the Golden Fleece, can deflect enemy projectiles and beams), Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation; With Claw of Hades with Soul Rip, can rip the soul out of his enemy), Power Absorption (Can remove one's soul and absorb it into himself, greatly increasing his strength), Chain Manipulation (With Nemean Cestus, has two gauntlets that he can control with chains), Shockwave Generation (Can cause massive shockwaves through punching the ground with Nemean Cestus), Electricity Manipulation (With Nemesis Whip, fires uses lightning based attacks), Fire Manipulation (With Bow of Apollo, fires out flaming arrows. With Boots of Hermes, leaves a fire trail where he runs), Surface Scaling (With the boots of Hermes, can use his boots to run on walls), Statistics Amplification (With Boots of Hermes, gives him massive speed amplification. With Hades Helm, grants Kratos maxed out health, magic, and item bars. With Minotaur Horn, when all 3 are sacrificed, Kratos' item bar increases), Unlimited Ammo' (With Daedalus' Schematics, grants Kratos infinite item energy), Rage Power (With Zeus' Eagle, grants infinite Rage of Sparta), Damage Reduction (With Hercules' Shoulder Guard, decreases damage taken by one-third), Unlimited Magic (With Poseidon's Conch Shell, grants infinite magic), Instinctive Reaction (With Hephaestus' Ring, automatically wins every quick time event)

Lost all of his magic and powers from the Greek Pantheon, though keeps all non-magical innate abilities, along with still being a god and immortal, Enhanced Martial Arts (Kratos is still exceptionally skilled in hand to hand combat from his spartan training even at his older ages), Rage Power (Can enter a state known as Spartan Rage, where he is faster, stronger, and invulnerable to normal enemies. Allowing him to break out of places he was trapped in without it), Fire Manipulation & Aura (During his spartan rage state, has a fiery aura around him), Shockwave Generation (During his Spartan Rage, can unleash massive shockwaves sending enemies flying into the air), Power Suppression (Statistics Suppression; Kratos is restraining himself. Noted by Thor that Kratos was holding back, with him even noting during the events of God of War 2018 he was holding back as a "lesser version", with the minute he gets serious he easily overpowers Thor, with the Greek Gods being noted to be more powerful then the Norse Gods), Space-Time Manipulation & Sealing (Through pure strength, can close realm tears, being noted as sealing them which are described as tears in the fabric of reality).


Resistance to Paralysis Inducement & Electricity Manipulation (Kratos can break out of being electrocuted and paralyzed due to it), Telepathy (Heimdall is a god able to read the minds and movements of others, with Kratos eventually being able to strike him), Space-Time Manipulation (Able to avoid attacks even when afflicted with realm shift)

Ice Manipulation (With Njord's Tempest, a rapidly spinning melee runic that creates an icy wind around Kratos. With Wrath of the Frost Ancient Runic, shoots out a powerful ice beam that slows all enemies upon contact), Air Manipulation & Cold Manipulation (With Breath of Thamur Runic, a massive area of effect that deals damage to all enemies within an extremely large radius, causing massive cold winds that deal frost damage), Shockwave Generation (With Fury of the Ice Troll Runic, releases a quick radial shockwave that slows enemies and sends them flying back. With Nemean Crush Runic, a massive shockwave attack that sends all enemies flying back), Explosion Manipulation (With Leviathan's Wake Runic, a powerful Axe throw that plows through any enemies in its path and causes a massive explosion), Empowerment & Aura (With Charge of the White Bear Runic, Kratos empowers his shield with an ice aura to dash into enemies with. With Spartan Charge Runic, Kratos empowers his shield with fire aura to dash into enemies with), Blessed (With Blessings of the Frost Runic, activates a temporary power up to the Leviathan Axe which gives it small explosions of Frost Damage on every hit and slight bonus to Runic and normal attacks), Fire Manipulation (With Blast of Hephaestus Runic, releases a quick, fiery blast of energy that inflicts a small amount of burn status), Curtain Fire (With Meteoric Slam Runic, a powerful slam attack that rains down dozens of meteorites in a wide arc), Healing (With Gift of Apollo, temporarily enhances the Blades of Chaos so that every hit gives Kratos a small amount of health)

All previous runics, Homing Attack (With Skadi's Edge Runic, allows Kratos to have his axe home in repeatedly on a target), Air Manipulation (With Mountain Splitter Runic, adds a wind slice with stronger displacements. With Vindsvalr Windstorm Runic, creates 3 cyclones to attack enemies. With Whisper of the World Runic, spins his spear fast enough to cause all enemies to come close and get blasted away by a massive wind attack. With the Finger of Ruin Runic, creates a massive tornado), Curtain Fire (With Artillery of the Ancients Runic, Kratos throws his spear into the sky and causes a rain of spears to come down)

Sound Manipulation (With the Guardian Shield, can produce a massive sound wave from it to damage enemies),Energy Projection & Attack Reflection (With the Guardian Shield, through perfectly parrying an enemy attack, he can send it back at the enemy. With Shattered Gauntlet of Ages, fires out two energy blast), Healing (With Talisman of Concentrated Vitality, gains a burst of health. With Hvergelmir Stone, summons a cleaning fog that restores a small amount of health, and increases the amount of time Kratos can stay in cursed Mist of Niflheim), Statistics Amplification (With Talisman of Resolute Might, when Kratos's health drops to a critical level, passively boosts his strength. With Golden Talisman of Protection, activates immediately after being hit and has a passive effect that increases the timing window on parries and greatly increases the defense when blocking. With Talisman of Eternal Fury, gains a rage burst that also grants a passive effect that increases the amount of rage gained from combat as well as the duration of Spartan Rage), Invulnerability & Forcefield Creation (With Talisman of Resolute Protection, grants an invincible barrier for several seconds when Kratos's health drops to a critical level), Dimensional Travel & Time Manipulation (With Amulet of Kvasir, if Kratos perfect dodges an attack, it activates realm shift, where Kratos shifts into another realm where time is slowed to a halt. With Talismans of the Realms, summon a realm shift that temporarily slows down surrounding enemies), Shockwave Generation (With Talisman of Rejuvenating Fury, releases a shockwave that inflicts a moderate amount of stun damage to a nearby enemies, also has the passive effect where it restores a small amount of health everytime the stunned enemy is grabbed), Status Effect Inducement (With Horn of Heimdall, unleashes a powerful attack that inflicts stun damage and knocks back nearby enemies, also has a passive effect that reduces the cooldown on successful blocks and parries), Perception Manipulation (With Talisman of Betrayal, activates while aiming to slow down time, ranged attacks in this state are also more powerful), Damage Reduction (With Aegir's Protection, creates a small defensive zone that prevents Kratos's attacks from being interrupted and reduces the amount of damage he takes. When upgraded, it restores a small amount of health as well), Restoration (With Talisman of Unbound Potential, refreshes all Runic Attack cooldowns, also has a passive effect that increases runic when a runic attack is on cooldown), Weather Manipulation & Fire Manipulation (With Sinmara's Cinder, summons a raging muspelheim maestrom that prevents Kratos' attacks from being interrupted, reduces the amount of damage he takes, and inflicts normal and burn damage to all nearby enemies), Curse Manipulation & Statistics Reduction (With Talisman of Cursed Power, unleashes a wave of cursed mist that instantly weakens all surrounding enemies and lowers their overall stats), Ice Manipulation (With the Charm of Infinite Storms, summons a storm of ice that prevents Kratos' attacks from being interrupted, reduces the amount of damage he takes, and inflicts normal and frost damage to all nearby enemies)
Sleep Manipulation (With Mystical Heirloom, can awaken sleeping trolls and life-like statues), Space-Time Manipulation (With Hilt of Hofud, distorts space and time by creating a realm shift), Shockwave Generation (With Motsognir's Call, creates a shockwave that deals high stun to the surrounding enemies), Damage Boost (With Huldra Project #9, uses Mimir's head to create a Bifrost blast against nearby enemies, Bifrost damage heals overtime on the first hit, but a follow up hit detonates for extra damage. With Glaive of Dodher, throws a Bifrost chakram that swerves into enemies. With Hilt of Tyrfing, charges the sword to sacrifice health and deal damage based on the amount of health lost. With Talisman of Meign, grants a bonus to melee damage for a short duration), Electricity Manipulation (With the Hilt of Ridill, unleashes a wave of shock to electrify enemies), Light Manipulation (With Hilt of Angrvadall, slashes forward three waves of light that deal increased damage against enemies inflicted with sonic), Poison Manipulation & Irreversible Damage (With Hilt of Dainsleif, slams the ground to create an explosion of seior poison, leaving behind a hazard. Noted in it's lore that it is renowned for creating wounds that never heal), Empowerment, Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation), & Weapon Creation (With Hilt of Skofnung, the sword unleashes its power from the souls within. Upon slamming it to the ground, creates 6 more swords), Aura & Divine Protection (With the Hilt of Forsbrandr, push enemies back with force and grants an aura of protection), Blessed & Power Modification (With Hilt of Hrotti, applies a mark to a nearby enemy attacking the marked enemy reduces runic cooldowns, along with this, killing the marked enemy grants a blessing of runic), Rage Power (With Hilt of Gram, grants a burst of rage and applies stun to nearby enemies)

Statistics Amplification (Grows more powerful the more red orbs it absorbs, this is absorbed from destroying areas or killing enemies), Power Bestowal (The Blades of Chaos grants one superhuman strength), Chain Manipulation (The Blades of Chaos stay chained to a user forever, with them always coming back no matter how many times one tries to get rid of them), Aura (The blades of chaos hold a red aura to them), Shockwave Generation (Through slamming into the ground, the blades can create massive shockwaves), Explosion Manipulation (Can hit the ground hard enough to cause explosions), Fire Manipulation (The blades are imbued with the flames of the Underworld. With each attack burning or incinerating an enemy. Can attach the fires of Ares to the Blades of Chaos, incinerating enemies), Ice Manipulation (Can attach the ice of Poseidon to the Blades of Chaos, freezing enemies entirely), Electricity Manipulation (Can attach the lightning of Zeus to the Blades of Chaos, electrocuting enemies), Necromancy, Deconstruction, & Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation; Can attach the soul of Hades to the Blades of Chaos, releasing the souls of the underworld to do his bidding and vaporizing enemies), Power Nullification (The dead of Hades can nullify one's powers to lose their godly power and regress in strength along with strip them of their magical abilities and weapons, along with all of their experience), Life Manipulation (Slashes with the blades of chaos, along with killing enemies with his blades of chaos and gives him their lifeforce, with this even being acknowledged in fourth wall breaking secret messages).


Resistance to Cold Manipulation (Kratos uses the Blades of Chaos to enter Helheim, the realm of the dead in the Norse Pantheon, a ream so cold where fires cannot burn there and no magic in all the nine realms can create a blaze), Electricity Manipulation (Fought off the electricity after using his spartan rage)
Energy Projection (Can shoot out energy waves through swinging), Weapon Control & Telekinesis (Can throw and call back the Leviathan Axe, can telekinetically leave the axe in the air to multi-attack an enemy), Metaphysics Manipulation (Soul Manipulation), Non-Standard Interaction (Abstract Interaction' & Metaphysical Interaction; A great battle between Thor and Faye, where the Mjölnir and Leviathan Axe clashed, tore apart all the spirits in the area, which souls are explained by Mimir to include form, direction, mind, & luck) Ice Manipulation (The Leviathan Axe holds the element of ice, allowing Kratos to freeze his enemies. Can inflict the frost status effect on enemies. Kratos's leviathan can freeze even a lightning bolt)
Energy Projection (Can shoot out energy projectiles every time he swings his sword), Life Manipulation (With Divine Sacrifice, drains orbs from all enemies who come into contact with the sphere of sacred power), Enhanced Non-Standard Interaction (Heavily implied that the Blade of Olympus would be able to affect and harm God of War 3 Athena, where her sacrifice to save Zeus brought her to a higher plane of existence), Durability Negation (The Blade of Olympus bypasses one's godly aura, draining it all and rendering them the same as a mortal being stabbed by a blade), Power Absorption, Immortality Negation (Ageless and Life & Death Immunity) & Regeneration Negation (Abstract; The Blade of the Olympus can drain one's godly powers, which gods are eternal beings that are ageless and can never die from age can, regenerate from lethal wounds, are immortal and are thus not "vulnerable to the arms of death", meaning gods are not bound by death and gods can survive lethal wounds and continue fighting. Absorbed all the godly power that was put into the colossal statue), Deconstruction (Vaporized thousands of soldiers with a single slash from it), Air Manipulation (Created a massive hurricane from being slammed into the ground), BFR (Application Based; Sent all Titans to the darkest pits of Hades)


Equipment


  • Blades of Chaos: The Blades of Chaos are introduced in God of War as Kratos’ signature weapons throughout the Greek Era. Forged in the depths of the Underworld and personally offered to Kratos by Ares himself, the Blades became a symbol of the Spartan’s servitude to the Olympians, emphasized by the chains bound to the very flesh of Kratos. Widely feared throughout Greece, the Blades of Chaos personified what Kratos had become during the darkest period of his life: a monster who killed his own family out of bloodlust, turning him into the infamous Ghost of Sparta. The old Blades later return during the Norse Era in God of War (2018) as Kratos’ secondary weapons. Symbols of a shameful and particularly painful past, Kratos indeed swore to bury them forever, never to be used again. Although these cursed weapons have been replaced by the Leviathan Axe, the Spartan reluctantly carried them once more out of his love for his son, eventually saving the latter’s life.
The Blades of Chaos, forged in the foulest depths of Hades. Once attached the blades remained so, chained and seared to the flesh, a part of the bearer's body. A permanent reminder of Kratos' pledge.
~ Gaia


  • World Weapons: Kratos can disarm the weapons of his opponents as a secondary weapon. They can be discarded anytime, by doing so, he throws the weapon at an enemy stunning them in the process. There are five World Weapons that are present:
    • Sword
    • Spear
    • Club
    • Shield
    • Sling
  • Lost Treasures: Lysandra's necklace and ring, that keep Kratos from falling into the Furies' illusions.
  • Amulet of Uroborus: The amulet was stolen by Castor and Pollux from the Oracle of Delphi and contains the power to warp time around the object or enemy it hits. He uses it on several occasions in the game, able to heal or decay. In the E3 Demo, Kratos uses this ability to reconstruct an elevator, which is destroyed by Charybdis (Alecto). When used on enemies, they are slowed for a while, so if they are in the air at the time the magic is activated, they remain there for a few seconds. This ability does not deplete Kratos' magic, instead, it requires the relic to recharge for a short amount of time.
  • Oath Stone of Orkos: This stone is given to Kratos by Orkos and contains the power to create a shadow of Kratos. This power is used to solve puzzles as it copies Kratos' pose to hold cranks and chains in place. Later on in the game, it had to be used in combination with the other items to solve a puzzle.
  • Eyes of Truth: The Eyes of Truth is an item given from Oracle to Oracle to overcome the dark magic of the Furies. Kratos obtains it during his journey and can use it dispel the magic barriers created by the Furies.
  • Prisoner's Oath Stone: The Prisoner's Oath Stone is one of the artifacts in the game God of War: Ascension. It is located in The Sewers. the furies use these stones to bound prisoners to their oaths after Ares influences them. They use them to unjustly bound people to his service. Kratos can tap into the rage of the tortured prisoners. Grants infinite rage.
  • Circe's Vial: The Circe's Vial is one of the artifacts in the game God of War: Ascension. It is located in The Village of Kirra. its a magic vial that renders all water it touches poison. The item allows Kratos to have the triple of the length of Combo time.
  • Oracle Seeker's Offering: The Oracle Seeker's Offering is one of the artifacts in God of War: Ascension. It is located in Ice Caverns. It is first seen being carried by a man hoping to see the oracle of Delphi, but he is attacked by the Manticore and presumably killed, losing the tribute. When the Oracle Seeker's Offering is activated, Kratos will collects ten times the amount of red orbs.
  • Aletheia's Charm: Aletheia's Charm is one of the artifacts in the game God of War: Ascension. It is located in the Delphi Catacombs, next to the throne in the main hall. Decreases damage taken by one-third.
  • Boat Captain's Idol: The Boat Captain's Idol is one of the artifacts in the game God of War: Ascension. It is located in The Grotto. Grants infinite magic.
  • Orkos' Cloak: Orkos' Cloak can be found during Chapter 16: Prison of the Damned after Kratos dispels one of Alecto's illusions. Causes Kratos' Health Meter to slowly increase over time.
  • Stonemason's Chisel: This can be found in the Forearm of Apollo after acquiring the Oath Stone of Orkos. Reduces cooldown time. Can break the ice seal from the gate with a piece of magic chisel.
  • Archimedes' Treatise: The artifact is located in the area that you discover Archimedes' body, the Furnacle. It is located in the bottom left hand side of the screen by the blue and green orb chests. They are various documents made by Archimedes. Automatically wins all context sensitive minigames.
  • Statue Worker's Idol: The Statue Worker's Idol can be found in Chapter 25 of God of War: Ascension after taking an elevator ride. It will be on the top left corner of the elevator. It was created by one of the workers on the statue of Apollo, in the Island of Creation. It depicts the God Apollo himself. Increases stun time.
  • Antikythera Mechanism: The Antikythera Mechanism is one of the artifacts in the game God of War: Ascension. Causes constant health drain.

  • Gauntlet of Zeus: This Gauntlet of Zeus was a gigantic gauntlet forged by Hephaestus, and used by Zeus to chain the mighty Titans in the depths of Tartarus. It was given to the Jailer of Tartarus to protect, and only he had the key to the Temple of Zeus.
  • Sun Shield: The Sun Shield is an object of the Gods used to block attacks and return projectiles. Kratos obtained the Shield within the Temple of Helios.
  • Triton's Lance: Triton's Lance is a spear-like item that Kratos finds in the Caves of Olympus. It allows him to breathe underwater, much like Poseidon's Trident.
  • Cryptkeeper's Key: This key helps Kratos go through Tartarus.

  • Blade of Artemis: The Blade of Artemis was a large, curved blade that was utilized with both hands, and was formerly used by the Goddess of the Hunt, Artemis. She later bestowed the weapon to Kratos during his journey to defeat Ares. Surrounded by raw energies, the blade was capable of piercing armor and could easily damage any enemy. It could then be leveled up to further increase damage, which also changed its energy Color (Blue - level 1, Purple - level 2, Red - level 3).
  • I offer you the very blade I used to slay a Titan. Take this gift and use it to complete your quest.
    • Blade of the Gods: The Blade of the Gods was a weapon that was forged by the Gods that was hidden in Athens and was used as a footbridge. During his final battle with Ares, Kratos, who had been enlarged to gigantic size of a God through the power of Pandora's Box, picked up and used the bridge as an actual weapon. With that blade, Kratos used it to fight back against the God of War. At the last moment, Kratos used it to kill Ares and made himself the new God of War.
    Search your memory, Kratos! The sword which you stand upon delivered your victory against Ares. Without it, you will be the one who dies this day, not Ares!
    • Medusa's Head: Gained after Kratos beheads Medusa, allows him to use Medusa's Gaze, turning his enemies to stone.
    • Poseidon's Trident: Kratos finds this within Pandora's Temple. It allows him to dive, swim, and breathe underwater indefinitely without being able to drown.
    • Muse Keys: Both keys can be found in Pandora's Temple and together they open a passage to a room where Kratos is endowed with a massive amount of red orbs as well as upgrades to his life and magic meters.
    • Chef of War: Kratos wears the traditional chef uniform, and his blades are replaced by skillets. Gains more magic from blue orbs.
    • Bubbles: Outfitted in snorkeling gear and wielding fish, Kratos gains more health from green orbs but suffers from low attack power.
    • Tycoonius: Kratos wears his business suit and uses a pair of briefcases to do battle. More experience, but low armor.
    • Dairy Bastard: Strike fear into the enemy with the dreaded cow suit! Unlimited magic offsets low attack power.
    • Ares' Armor: Decked out in the God of War's armor, all of Kratos' attributes are increased.

  • Blades of Athena: The blades given to Kratos by Athena at the end of God of War.
  • Arms of Sparta: The weapons of Kratos; the Spartan General and the Coat of Arms of Sparta.
  • Thera's Bane: Thera's power can imbue the Blades of Athena with fire.
  • Eye of Atlantis: An ancient relic of Poseidon that harnesses the power of Atlantis.
  • Scourge of Erinys: This artifact can unleash a power that no mortal nor god should wield.
  • Horn of Boreas: Horn that summons the power of the God of the North Wind, Boreas.
  • The Skull of Keres: The key Kratos needs to gain entrance into Death's Domain.
  • Automaton Gear: Automaton's weapon and key.
  • Key of Crete: A key that opens several doors throughout Crete.
  • Poseidon's Trident: Allows Kratos to breathe underwater.
  • Callisto's Armlet: Activate this item to automatically win context sensitive mini games.
  • Athena's Owl: Activate this item to help find treasures.
  • Aphrodite's Ambrosia: Activate this item to gain a brutal kick attack. (Might of Sparta)
  • The King's Ring: Activate this item to collect 10 times the amount of red orbs.
  • The Bonds of Ares: Activate this item to grant infinite magic.

  • Athena's Blades: Magical blades Bestowed on Kratos by the goddess Athena. They function as the same weapon as the Blades of Chaos, but these were given to Kratos as he ascends to Godhood by Athena, and after Ares had taken the Blades of Chaos from Kratos during the final battle in God of War. Weakest of the other weapons, the Blades of Athena are still fast and reliable in close combat.
  • Barbarian Hammer: A slow but powerful close combat weapon originally wielded by the Barbarian King. With it, Kratos can deliver powerful slams and smashes, and also summon legions of souls.
  • Spear of Destiny: A weapon originally used by the Dark Rider. With it Kratos can perform deadly swipes and stabs, and can also fire dangerous piercing projectiles at enemies.
  • Blade of Olympus: A divine sword so powerful it was the blade that allowed Zeus to defeat the Titans it can also harm and kill other Gods. The weapon can be powered up with experience orbs to increase its power and add new attacks.
  • Poseidon's Trident: Kratos obtained this in the first game and has it again in God of War II. It allows him to dive, swim, and breathe underwater infinitely.
  • Rage of the Titans: This power is gained from Prometheus, which is similar to the "Rage of the Gods" from the first game. This power can only be activated initially when a meter has been filled either due to Kratos dealing damage or collecting Gold Orbs. Activating the power increases Kratos' attack power for a short time and also allows him to take less damage from enemy attacks. The player is allowed to activate and deactivate Rage of the Titans whenever they wish, unlike Rage of the Gods which had to be fully charged and then could only be fully drained.
  • Amulet of the Fates: A relic that allows Kratos to slow down time when close to a Fates Statue.
  • Golden Fleece: A golden armlet which Kratos can use to reflect directed shots back at their sender.
  • Icarus Wings: A pair of feathered wings that Kratos takes from Icarus. With them, he can glide short distances after jumping.
  • Warrior's Skull: A skull which Kratos uses as a key.
  • Key of the Ram: A ram's horn which Kratos uses as a key.

  • Blades of Athena: The blades given to Kratos by Athena at the end of God of War. Kratos uses them for the first portion of the game, however, like in the previous games, they are soon replaced by the Blades of Exile.
  • Blades of Exile: New blades given by Athena's spectre in the Underworld, using mystical new abilities she "upgrades" the blades, representing now how Kratos has been exiled from his Spartan army, from the Gods of Olympus, and now even from the Titans.
  • Blade of Olympus: Kratos is shown at the end of God of War II to be holding the powerful blade, and he uses it again in God of War III, but only in Rage mode. Kratos is often seen using the Blade amidst context scenes, and constantly uses it to seemingly one-hit kill bigger opponents and drain their energies.
  • Claw of Hades: Acquired after killing Hades. They serve to raise the souls of underworld to help Kratos.
  • Nemean Cestus: Two large, strong gauntlets in the form of a lion's head, that have similar moves to the Gauntlet of Zeus. Contrary to first viewing from the trailers, these are actually wielded by Hercules from the beginning and stolen by Kratos. Hercules had acquired these from the Nemean Lion.
  • Nemesis Whip: A pair of blades consisting each of three swords, crafted from the Omphalos stone that Kratos retrieved from Tartarus for Hephaestus. They carry an electric charge and can power mechanical devices to some degree. They appear to harbor Hephaestus' own power, and are ironically used to kill their creator.
  • Bow of Apollo: A bow that once belonged to the god Apollo. A bow and arrow of fire with movements and attacks similar to Typhon's Bane, which Kratos used in God of War II.
  • Head of Helios: The head of the God of the Sun. Kratos uses it to blind his enemies, light up dark areas, and to reveal hidden secrets.
  • Boots of Hermes: The Boots of the Messenger of the Gods. Kratos uses it to attack his enemies at high speed and to reach areas he otherwise could not.
  • Golden Fleece: The fleece allows Kratos to reflect any projectiles, beams, and attacks.
  • Icarus Wings: Wings from the famous Icarus that allows Kratos to glide around distant places.
  • Poseidon's Trident: This relic has the power to make Kratos breathe underwater indefinitely.
  • Hades' Soul: Taken from the Lord of the Underworld by the Claws of Hades. This allows Kratos to swim through the River Styx without being harmed by the souls of the dead.
  • Boreas' Icestorm: Acquired after defeating Skorpius. A gem that contains the icy breath of the North Wind, which Kratos uses to active the Labyrinth and its mechanics.
  • Rage of Sparta: A new Rage Mode that Kratos uses. It is the equivalent to the Rage of the Gods and the Rage of the Titans from the previous games. Arguably, this rage mode appears to be far less effective and less active than the previous two incarnations, although its possible that this is a result of Kratos lacking now both the power of the Gods (from the first game) and the power of the Titans (from the second game) and this "rage" is derived purely of his own willpower and aggression.
  • Zeus' Eagle: Infinite Rage of Sparta.
  • Hades' Helm: Max out Health, Magic & Item meters.
  • Helios' Shield: Increases combo time by 3x.
  • Hermes' Coin: Collect 10 times the amount of Red Orbs.
  • Hercules' Shoulder Guard: Decreases damage taken by 1/3.
  • Poseidon's Conch Shell: Grants infinite Magic.
  • Aphrodite's Garter: The Blades of Exile are replaced by Athena's Blades.
  • Hephaestus' Ring: Automatically wins all prompts.
  • Daedalus' Schematics: Grants infinite Item usage.
  • Hera's Chalice: Causes the Health meter to slowly decrease over time, although it does not prove fatal.

  • Leviathan Axe: Kratos's primary weapon is a one-handed battle axe with frost magic properties. Leviathan can be immediately recalled by Kratos after being thrown. The axe originally belonged to Faye, a Jötnar and the wife of Kratos and mother of Atreus. The brothers Sindri and Brok crafted the axe long ago and assist Kratos in upgrading it, giving it higher strength and, with the right skills, the ability to freeze and slow down enemies.
  • Guardian Shield: Kratos has a gauntlet that transforms into a circular shield for parrying blows and wide-ranged attacks. The shield can be used to block attacks, projectiles, and a well-timed block can parry enemies' attacks. The shield can be upgraded to perform powerful slams and area-of-effect attacks.
  • Bifröst: A relic that can be used as a key to travel between the Nine Realms. The Realms of Muspelheim, Alfheim and Niflheim can be unlocked by getting their respective realm rune ciphers whereas Helheim, Jötunheim are unlockable through progress. The only realms locked are Asgard, Vanaheim and Svartalfheim.
  • Head of Mimir: The head of Mimir is severed by Kratos during the events of the game after which the character itself becomes a constant ally and companion to Kratos and Atreus. While the head doesn't actually have any gameplay elements, he can be used for unlocking certain content and lore.
  • Stone Masons Chisel Tip: Kratos can use this open doors locked behind magic gates.
  • Armor Sets: Armor sets consist of a combination of wrist, chest, and waist armor. Kratos can uncover armor from chests in the world, defeating powerful enemies, and by purchasing from the shops of Brok or Sindri. The armor sets are of the following:
    • Exile Set
    • Death's Vow Set
    • Reaver Set
    • Arcane Set
    • Boar Hide Set
    • Viken Set
    • Runic Set
    • Wolfskin Set
    • Defender's Set
    • Focus Set
    • Metal-Plated Set
    • Völunder Set
    • Runeweaver Set
    • Dwarven Runic Set
    • Tyr's Armor
    • Ancient Set
    • Traveller Set
    • Arcane Might Set
    • Vigour Set
    • Clarity Set
    • Protection Set
    • True Warrior Set
    • Brok's Royal Dwarven Set
    • Sindri's Royal Dwarven Set
    • Smouldering Brimstone Set
    • Blazing Magma Set
    • Fallen Ash Set
    • Valkyrie Set
    • Ivaldi's Deadly Mist Set
    • Ivaldi's Cursed Mist Set
    • Ivaldi's Endless Mist Set
    • Armor of Ares Set
    • Armor of Zeus Set
    • Cod of War Set
  • Boat: Kratos and Atreus use a boat to navigate across the Lake of Nine among other places.

  • Leviathan Axe: Kratos's primary weapon, a one-handed battle axe with frost magic properties. The Leviathan Axe can be immediately recalled by Kratos after being thrown. The axe originally belonged to Faye, a Jötnar and the wife of Kratos and mother of Atreus. The brothers Sindri and Brok crafted the axe long ago.
  • Draupnir Spear: Kratos forges this weapon from the Draupnir Ring, a ring that can duplicate itself, a spearhead, and his own blood with the help of the Lady of the Forge. Brok blesses the weapon soon after it is forged. Built for killing Heimdall, who can predict a person's attacks, Kratos wears the ring itself on his finger and is able to summon the Spear into his hand anytime he wishes. When one or more spears are thrown (up to 5 or 8, depending on upgrades), Kratos can slam the spear in his hand on the ground, detonating all thrown spears.
  • Shields: A huge list of shields Kratos can obtain after his original shield is broken.
    • Guardian Shield: Double tapping can Shield Check an enemy and break their guard, or can Parry an attack. After Brok repairs the shield, Parrying can let Kratos enact a powerful counterattack.
    • Stonewall Shield: This shield cannot Parry, but blocking attacks with this shield builds up charges, up to four. Kratos can then enact a Shield Slam, consuming all charges to stun enemies. If all four charges are consumed, enemies are launched back. While the shield is not at full charge, the shield can also block guard-break attacks, indicated by a yellow ring.
    • Dauntless SHield: Enacts a Shield Bash, dealing high Stun damage. Parries with this shield inflict Stun and increase the power of future Shield Bashes.
    • Shatterstar Shield: Holds the shield up and builds up charges, up to two. Will enact a Shield Punch, knocking enemies back. Taking damage reduces the charge of the shield, however blocking an attack just before it hits can gain charge. Charges can also drain if the shield is stowed for too long.
    • Onslaught Shield: Will enact a Shield Rush, knocking enemies back upon hitting them. The farther a Shield Rush travels, the more damage it deals.
  • Blade Handles
    Pommel Name Pommel Description Stats Crafting & Upgrade Costs Pommel Perk Location
    Pommels of Agile Deceit "Pommels for the agile warrior who seeks to both evade and attack in one devastating motion. Those who are hard to hit are hard to kill." Lv 4:
    • 11 Strength
    • 13 Vitality

    Lv 5:

    • 15 Strength
    • 17 Vitality

    Lv 6:

    • 18 Strength
    • 22 Vitality

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Strength
    • 26 Vitality

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Strength
    • 30 Vitality

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Strength
    • 34 Vitality
    Lv 4:
    • 2,400 Hacksilver

    Lv 5:

    • 4,000 Hacksilver
    • 5 Stonewood

    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slabs

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Blade Dancer: The Spinning Chaos and Evasive Embers evade attack skills do increased damage and Burn to enemies. Craftable after completing "The Reckoning".
    Pommels of the True Flame "Pommels forged in the fires of Muspelheim using flames that have burned as long as the realm itself." Lv 6:
    • 14 Strength
    • 18 Runic
    • 14 Cooldown

    Lv 7:

    • 17 Strength
    • 22 Runic
    • 17 Cooldown

    Lv 8:

    • 20 Strength
    • 25 Runic
    • 20 Cooldown

    Lv 9:

    • 23 Strength
    • 29 Runic
    • 23 Cooldown
    Lv 6:
    • 1,000 Divine Ashes

    Lv 7:

    • 750 Divine Ashes
    • 1 Glowing Ember

    Lv 8:

    • 1,250 Divine Ashes
    • 2 Glowing Embers

    Lv 9:

    • 1,750 Divine Ashes
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Runic Immolation: Increases the damage of the Blades' Runic Attacks when the Immolation skill gauge is fully charged. Craftable after completing "Unlocking the Mask".
    Pommels of the Nine Realms "Pommels so powerful that they are said to slow time itself." Lv 6:
    • 16 Runic
    • 16 Vitality
    • 16 Luck

    Lv 7:

    • 19 Runic
    • 19 Vitality
    • 19 Luck

    Lv 8:

    • 23 Runic
    • 23 Vitality
    • 23 Luck

    Lv 9:

    • 26 Runic
    • 26 Vitality
    • 26 Luck
    Lv 7:
    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 4 Sovereign Coals

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Momentous Shift: Activating Furious Immolation (L1 + Triangle) while Immolation is full triggers a Realm Shift. Reward from Berserker Gravestone in Vanaheim, Pilgrim's Landing.
    Luminous Recovery Handles "These handles, once belonging to a legendary gambler, are known for their ability to seize victory in the face of certain defeat." Lv 6:
    • 14 Strength
    • 18 Cooldown
    • 14 Luck

    Lv 7:

    • 17 Strength
    • 22 Cooldown
    • 17 Luck

    Lv 8:

    • 20 Strength
    • 25 Cooldown
    • 20 Luck

    Lv 9:

    • 23 Strength
    • 29 Cooldown
    • 23 Luck
    Lv 7:
    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 4 Sovereign Coals

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Whiplash Refresh: Flame Whiplash hits (R1 and Triangle) have a Moderate Luck chance to grant a Blessing of Cooldown, restoring more Cooldown if fully charged. Found in a Legendary Chest in Svartalheim after completing "Forging Destiny".
    Hardened War Handles "Handles forged in fire so hot that once cooled, they can never be melted again." Lv 5:
    • 20 Strength
    • 9 Defense
    • 9 Vitality

    Lv 6:

    • 25 Strength
    • 11 Defense
    • 11 Vitality

    Lv 7:

    • 30 Strength
    • 13 Defense
    • 13 Vitality

    Lv 8:

    • 35 Strength
    • 15 Defense
    • 15 Vitality

    Lv 9:

    • 40 Strength
    • 17 Defense
    • 17 Vitality
    Lv 6:
    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slabs

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Banishing Blade: The Hyperion Grapple and Hyperion Pull skills (L2 and R1) do extra damage and Stun. Found in a Legendary Chest in Alfheim after "The Reckoning".
    Pommels of Brutal Might "Pommel for those who excel in close quarters combat and seek to end fights quickly and efficiently." Lv 4:
    • 11 Strength
    • 13 Defense

    Lv 5:

    • 15 Strength
    • 17 Defense

    Lv 6:

    • 18 Strength
    • 22 Defense

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Strength
    • 26 Defense

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Strength
    • 30 Defense

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Strength
    • 34 Defense
    Lv 4:
    • 2,400 Hacksilver

    Lv 5:

    • 4,000 Hacksilver
    • 5 Stonewood

    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slab

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Seized Strength: Stun Grabbing an enemy (R3) grants a Gift of Strength. Craftable after completing "The Reckoning".
    Pommels of the Undying Spark "Pommels forged in seething flame, they continue to radiate heat even in the frigid temperatures of Fimbulwinter." Lv 2:
    • 6 Strength
    • 3 Runic

    Lv 3:

    • 12 Strength
    • 6 Runic

    Lv 4:

    • 18 Strength
    • 9 Runic

    Lv 5:

    • 23 Strength
    • 12 Runic

    Lv 6:

    • 29 Strength
    • 14 Runic

    Lv 7:

    • 34 Strength
    • 17 Runic

    Lv 8:

    • 40 Strength
    • 20 Runic

    Lv 9:

    • 46 Strength
    • 23 Runic
    Lv 3:
    • 800 Hacksilver
    • 6 Rawhide

    Lv 4:

    • 2,400 Hacksilver
    • 2 Stonewood

    Lv 5:

    • 4,000 Hacksilver
    • 5 Stonewood

    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slabs

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Scorching Burn: Increases the damage that the Burn status inflicts on enemies. Found in a Legendary Chest during "The Quest For Tyr".
    Pommels of Burning Unity "It's said the pommels burned for 15 days and night when they were first forged. Even now, they crave the fire from which they were born." Lv 6:
    • 18 Strength
    • 22 Runic

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Strength
    • 26 Runic

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Strength
    • 30 Runic

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Strength
    • 34 Runic
    Lv 7:
    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 4 Sovereign Coals

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Burning Immolation: Increases all Burn status inflicted by 15% and increases the Immolation skill charge gained when striking a burning enemy. Unlocked on Vanaheim by throwing Crystalline Shards into the Wishing Well's cleansing pool.
    Radiant Warden Handles "Handles crafted for those who would defend their brethren from ranged enemies. Lightweight, but balanced to help the Blades swing with brutal force." Lv 2:
    • 4 Strength
    • 5 Cooldown

    Lv 3:

    • 8 Strength
    • 9 Cooldown

    Lv 4:

    • 11 Strength
    • 13 Cooldown

    Lv 5:

    • 15 Strength
    • 17 Cooldown

    Lv 6:

    • 18 Strength
    • 22 Cooldown

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Strength
    • 26 Cooldown

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Strength
    • 30 Cooldown

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Strength
    • 34 Cooldown
    Lv 2:
    • 600 Hacksilver

    Lv 3:

    • 800 Hacksilver
    • 6 Rawhide

    Lv 4:

    • 2,400 Hacksilver
    • 2 Stonewood

    Lv 5:

    • 4,000 Hacksilver
    • 5 Stonewood

    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slabs

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Whiplash Deflection: While charging Flame Whiplash, incoming projectiles are deflected. Craftable upon entering The Applecore in "The Quest For Tyr".
    Cursed Empress Hanldes "Handles once belonging to an empress who sought to challenge the gods. Forged in the fires of vengeance, they continue to seek death in the hands of their new owner." Lv 2:
    • 4 Strength
    • 5 Luck

    Lv 3:

    • 8 Strength
    • 9 Luck

    Lv 4:

    • 11 Strength
    • 13 Luck

    Lv 5:

    • 15 Strength
    • 17 Luck

    Lv 6:

    • 18 Strength
    • 22 Luck

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Strength
    • 26 Luck

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Strength
    • 30 Luck

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Strength
    • 34 Luck
    Lv 3:
    • 800 Hacksilver
    • 6 Rawhide

    Lv 4:

    • 2,400 Hacksilver
    • 2 Stonewood

    Lv 5:

    • 4,000 Hacksilver
    • 5 Stonewood

    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 4 Sovereign Coals

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    Power of the Empress: Low Luck chance on any Blades hit to grant an increase of Strength and Runic. Stacks up to 3 times. Unlocked after defeating The Hateful during "The Quest for Tyr" in Svartalheim.
    Deadly Obsidian Handles "Handles that feed the chaos that resides in the Blades themselves. Felling a foe feeds the Spartan Rage within." Lv 1:
    • 4 Strength

    Lv 2:

    • 8 Strength

    Lv 3:

    • 12 Strength

    Lv 4:

    • 18 Strength

    Lv 5:

    • 26 Strength

    Lv 6:

    • 36 Strength

    Lv 7:

    • 47 Strength

    Lv 8:

    • 55 Strength

    Lv 9:

    • 63 Strength
    Lv 2:
    • 400 Hacksilver
    • 3 Rawhide

    Lv 3:

    • 800 Hacksilver
    • 6 Rawhide

    Lv 4:

    • 2,400 Hacksilver
    • 2 Stonewood

    Lv 5:

    • 4,000 Hacksilver
    • 5 Stonewood

    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slabs

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    (At Lv 2) Slayer's Rage Burst: Low Luck chance to grant a Rage burst on any Blades kill. Found in a Legendary chest during "The Quest For Tyr".
    Steel Handles "The original steel handles of the Blades of Chaos. Familiar and reliable." Lv 1:
    • None

    Lv 2:

    • 4 Strength

    Lv 3:

    • 8 Strength

    Lv 4:

    • 11 Strength

    Lv 5:

    • 15 Strength

    Lv 6:

    • 18 Strength

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Strength
    • 13 Runic
    • 13 Vitality
    • 13 Cooldown
    • 13 Luck

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Strength
    • 15 Runic
    • 15 Vitality
    • 15 Cooldown
    • 15 Luck

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Strength
    • 17 Runic
    • 17 Vitality
    • 17 Cooldown
    • 17 Luck
    Lv 2:
    • 400 Hacksilver
    • 3 Rawhide

    Lv 3:

    • 800 Hacksilver
    • 6 Rawhide

    Lv 4:

    • 2,400 Hacksilver
    • 2 Stonewood

    Lv 5:

    • 4,000 Hacksilver
    • 5 Stonewood

    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slabs

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 3 Glowing Embers
    None Equipped at the start.
    Spear Handles
    Handle Name Handle Description Stats Crafting & Upgrade Costs Handle Perk Location
    Soldier's Sauroter "A sauroter forged by the Lady with the blood of a god. Its winding coils resemble Jormungandr, the World Serpent." Lv 4:
    • 11 Defense
    Cannot be upgraded. None Weapon is made with this equipped.
    Hind of Attuned Elements "Fire and frost only become more deadly when fueled by wind." Lv 5:
    • 15 Defense
    • 17 Runic

    Lv 6:

    • 18 Defense
    • 22 Runic

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Defense
    • 26 Runic

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Defense
    • 30 Runic

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Defense
    • 34 Runic
    Lv 6:
    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slab

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Extinguish and Vaporize: Spear attacks against Burning or Frosted enemies deal more damage. Found in a Yggdrasil Rift shortly after fighting Nightmares during "Forging Destiny".
    Mighty Olympic Sauroter "With each shattered spear, the wielder of this sauroter grows only more relentless." Lv 5:
    • 9 Defense
    • 17 Cooldown
    • 12 Luck

    Lv 6:

    • 11 Defense
    • 22 Cooldown
    • 14 Luck

    Lv 7:

    • 13 Defense
    • 26 Cooldown
    • 17 Luck

    Lv 8:

    • 15 Defense
    • 30 Cooldown
    • 20 Luck

    Lv 9:

    • 17 Defense
    • 34 Cooldown
    • 23 Luck
    Lv 5:
    • 4,800 Hacksilver


    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slab

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Detonator's Might: Detonating thrown spears (Triangle button) has a Moderate Luck chance to increase Strength and Stagger Resistance. Craftable after completing "Forging Destiny".
    Charging Assault Sauroter "A spear sauroter for the fighter who likes to charge into battle." Lv 5:
    • 23 Defense
    • 7 Vitality
    • 7 Luck

    Lv 6:

    • 29 Defense
    • 9 Vitality
    • 9 Luck

    Lv 7:

    • 34 Defense
    • 11 Vitality
    • 11 Luck

    Lv 8:

    • 40 Defense
    • 13 Vitality
    • 13 Luck

    Lv 9:

    • 46 Defense
    • 14 Vitality
    • 14 Luck
    Lv 5:
    • 4,800 Hacksilver


    Lv 6:

    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slab

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Fearless Sprinter: The Hoplite Lunge and Phalanx Breaker skills apply more Stun and have a Moderate Luck chance to provide an Unstoppable Aura. Craftable after completing "Forging Destiny".
    Hind of the Nine Realms "A hind so powerful it is said to slow time itself." Lv 6:
    • 16 Runic
    • 16 Vitality
    • 16 Cooldown

    Lv 7:

    • 19 Runic
    • 19 Vitality
    • 19 Cooldown

    Lv 8:

    • 23 Runic
    • 23 Vitality
    • 23 Cooldown

    Lv 9:

    • 26 Runic
    • 26 Vitality
    • 26 Cooldown
    Lv 7:
    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 4 Lindwyrm Scales

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Momentous Shift: Activating Violent Maelstorm (L1 + Triangle button) while Maelstorm is full triggers a Realm Shift. Reward from a Berserker Gravestone against Bodvar the Fierce and Starolfr the Troublesome in Svartalheim after completing "Forging Destiny".
    Hind of the Four Winds "With this hind, one's strongest attacks can slice through the air." Lv 5:
    • 17 Strength
    • 15 Defense

    Lv 6:

    • 22 Strength
    • 18 Defense

    Lv 7:

    • 26 Strength
    • 22 Defense

    Lv 8:

    • 30 Strength
    • 25 Defense

    Lv 9:

    • 34 Strength
    • 29 Defense
    Lv 6:
    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slab

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Slicing Finish: Adds a concussive wave at the end of the Spear's R2 combo. Found by defeating Miklimunnr in Svartalheim, The Applecore after completing "Forging Destiny".
    Lion's Roar Sauroter "A sauroter that is said to rip through the air with the roar of a lion." Lv 5:
    • 32 Defense

    Lv 6:

    • 40 Defense

    Lv 7:

    • 47 Defense

    Lv 8:

    • 55 Defense

    Lv 9:

    • 63 Defense
    Lv 6:
    • 6,000 Hacksilver
    • 1 Petrified Bone

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slab

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Stunning Blast: Greatly increases the Stun damage of the Gale Force skill (L2 and Hold R2). Found in a Legendary Chest on Midgard after completing "Reunion".
    Hind of Weightless Victory "A lightweight hind that draws power from the chaos of the storm." Lv 6:
    • 18 Defense
    • 22 Luck

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Defense
    • 26 Luck

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Defense
    • 30 Luck

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Defense
    • 34 Luck


    Lv 6:

    • 8,000 Hacksilver

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slab

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Maelstorm Refresh: When the Maelstorm skill gauge is fully charged, successful Spear attacks have a Moderate Luck chance to grant a Blessing of Cooldown. Craftable after completing "Creatures of Prophecy".
    Battle-Scarred Sauroter "A sauroter that has seen many battles, felled many foes, and fuels the rage within." Lv 6:
    • 25 Defense
    • 18 Vitality

    Lv 7:

    • 30 Defense
    • 22 Vitality

    Lv 8:

    • 35 Defense
    • 25 Vitality

    Lv 9:

    • 40 Defense
    • 29 Vitality
    Lv 6:
    • 8,000 Hacksilver

    Lv 7:

    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 3 Petrified Bone
    • 10 Whispering Slab

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Seized Rage Burst: Stun Grabbing an enemy (R3) grants a Rage Burst. Craftable after completing "Creatures of Prophecy".
    Hind of Deadly Vitality "A hind that belonged to a warrior who once faced impossible odds. It's said the hind took a piece of every enemies' soul on that day. What became of the warrior is unknown." Lv 7:
    • 22 Defense
    • 17 Cooldown
    • 17 Runic

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Defense
    • 20 Cooldown
    • 20 Runic

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Defense
    • 23 Cooldown
    • 23 Runic
    Lv 8:
    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 4 Lindwyrm Scales

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Slayer's Health Burst: Moderate Luck Chance to grant a Health burst on any successful Spear kill. Found by defeating Vali the Oath Guard in Vanaheim, The Plains.
    Warrior's Echo Sauroter "A weapon is only as good as the warrior who wields it." Lv 6:
    • 14 Strength
    • 14 Defense
    • 18 Runic

    Lv 7:

    • 17 Strength
    • 17 Defense
    • 22 Runic

    Lv 8:

    • 20 Strength
    • 20 Defense
    • 25 Runic

    Lv 9:

    • 23 Strength
    • 23 Defense
    • 29 Runic
    Lv 6:
    • 1,000 Divine Ashes

    Lv 7:

    • 750 Divine Ashes
    • 1 Glowing Ember

    Lv 8:

    • 1,250 Divine Ashes
    • 2 Glowing Embers

    Lv 9:

    • 1,750 Divine Ashes
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Sonic Piercer: Spear attacks against Sonic-inflicted enemies deal bonus damage and build bonus Maelstorm skill charge. Craftable after completing "Unlocking the Mask".
    Hind of Volatile Might "Great power is often fleeting. Come and gone as quickly as a summer storm..." Lv 6:
    • 18 Defense
    • 22 Vitality

    Lv 7:

    • 22 Defense
    • 26 Vitality

    Lv 8:

    • 25 Defense
    • 30 Vitality

    Lv 9:

    • 29 Defense
    • 34 Vitality
    Lv 7:
    • 9,000 Hacksilver
    • 2 Petrified Bone

    Lv 8:

    • 12,000 Hacksilver
    • 4 Lindwyrm Scales

    Lv 9:

    • 16,000 Hacksilver
    • 20 Whispering Slabs
    • 20 Gleaming Crystals
    Siphoned Strength: Elemental Siphon (Hold R2) imbued Spears do increased Melee damage, but the siphoned element now fades after a duration. Found in Vanaheim by throwing Crystalline Shards into the Wishing Well's cleansing pool.

    Notable Techniques


    • Rage of the Gods: Every elemental power had its own Rage of the Gods Attack, a move that used the whole rage meter to be performed, and required it to be full in order to be used. The special moves of each elemental power were also enhanced while the Rage was on, which had their powers increased and even performed extra attacks in some cases.
      • Rage of Ares: Rage of the Gods move of the elemental power Fire of Ares.
      • Immovable Blast: Rage of the Gods move of the elemental power Ice of Poseidon.
      • Blinding Rage: Rage of the Gods move of the elemental power Lightning of Zeus.
      • Army of Hades: Rage of the Gods move of the elemental power Soul of Hades.
    • Blades of Chaos
      • Olympic Fury: A quick combo that hits surrounding enemies.
        • Olympic Fury (Air): While Airborne, a quick combo that hits surrounding enemies.
      • Bravery of Hercules: A powerful but slow overhead attack.
        • Bravery of Hercules (Air): While Airborne, a powerful but slow overhead attack.
      • Olympic Ascension: A powerful attack to launch enemies and jump into the air.
      • Plume of Prometheus: A quick and powerful combo ending in an explosive finish that can someitimes stun enemies and allow Kratos to use them as a battering ram.
      • Icarus Lift (Air): While in the air, Kratos can jump again to gain more height.
      • Hyperion Charge: A powerful sprint.
      • Hyperion Ram: A powerful ram attack that sends enemies flying back.
      • Hyperion Slam: A powerful ground slam that clears enemies.
      • Hyperion Uppercut: A powerful punch that lifts enemies off the ground.
      • Spartan Escape: Kratos evades out of the way.
      • Orion's Harpoon: Kratos throws out his chain to harpoon an opponent.
      • Orion's Harpoon (Air): Kratos throws out his chain to harpoon an opponent.
      • Spartan's Revenge: Kratos performs a powerful counterattack when hit during this stance; Can also deflect back enemy projectiles.
      • Cyclone of Fury: A flurry of hits that pushes enemies away.
      • Spirit of Hercules: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo with an explosive finish. 
      • Valor of Hercules: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo with an explosive finish.
      • Falling Helios: Kratos performs a powerful multi-hit attack in mid-air.
      • Athena's Wrath: A powerful chain attack after evading.
      • Rising Helios: Kratos performs a powerful multi-hit attack after evading.
      • Apollo's Ascension: Simultaneously launches Kratos and enemies into the air.
      • Athena's Blessing: Magic orb release when Rage of Gods is active.
      • Athena's Revenge: Increase stune amount delivered to enemies.
    • Fire of Ares: Unleashes his fury and stun surrounding enemies with Ares' fire. Incinerating enemies yields Gold Orbs.
      • Ares Fury: A quick combo ending in a powerful explosion.
      • Plume of Ares: A quick and powerful combo ending in a fiery slam.
      • Rage of Ares: Kratos throws his Blades into an enemy and plants a searing core of fire.
        • Rage of Ares (Air): Kratos throws his Blades into an enemy and plants a searing core of fire.
      • Destruction of Ares: Kratos summons the fury of fire and slams his Blades into the ground.
        • Destruction of Ares (Air): Kratos summons the fury of fire and slams his Blades into the ground.
      • Cyclone of Fire: Kratos spins the chains over his head in a swirl of fire.
        • Cyclone of Fire (Air): Kratos spins the chains over his head in a swirl of fire.
      • Inferno Slam: Kratos slams both chains down creating a fiery explosion.
        • Inferno Slam (Air): Kratos slams both chains down creating a fiery explosion.
    • Ice of Poseidon: Summon the Ice of Poseidon to break blocks. Also allows breathing underwater. Freezing enemies yields large Red Orbs.
      • Poseidon's Fury: A powerful combo that sends the enemy flying back.
      • Plume of Poseidon: A quick and powerful combo that causes ice spikes to emerge from underneath the ground.
      • Broken Destiny: Kratos slams both Blades together creating deadly ice shards.
        • Broken Destiny (Air): Kratos slams both Blades together creating deadly ice shards.
      • Immovable Blast: Kratos impales enemies with his Blades and blasts the power of Poseidon into chained foes.
        • Immovable Blast (Air): Kratos impales enemies with his Blades and blasts the power of Poseidon into chained foes.
      • Poseidon Tremble: Kratos slams both chains down creating an ice wave.
        • Poseidon Tremble (Air): Kratos slams both chains down creating an ice wave.
      • Eye of the Storm: Summon a tempest of ice that has the power to freeze and damage multiple enemies.
        • Eye of the Storm (Air): Summon a tempest of ice that has the power to freeze and damage multiple enemies.
    • Lightning of Zeus: Electrify your enemies with the blinding quick attacks of Zeus. Electrocuting enemies yields Blue Orbs.
      • Zeus' Fury: A quick combo that delivers an electric shock.
      • Plume of Zeus: A quick and powerful combo that creates an electrical field along the ground.
      • Zeus' Despair: Kratos slaps his Blades together and creates an electrical mine in front of him.
        • Zeus' Despair (Air): Kratos slaps his Blades together and creates an electrical mine in front of him.
      • Blinding Rage: Kratos channels the lightning of Olympus into his Blade to shock enemies.
        • Blinding Rage (Air): Kratos channels the lightning of Olympus into his Blade to shock enemies.
      • Olympus Strike: Kratos throws out his chain and electrifies his foes.
        • Olympus Strike (Air): Kratos throws out his chain and electrifies his foes.
      • Wrath of Zeus: Kratos builds up electricity to create a large vortex.
        • Wrath of Zeus (Air): Kratos builds up electricity to create a large vortex.
    • Soul of Hades: Release the souls of the Underworld to do your bidding. Vaporizing enemies yields Green Orbs.
      • Hades Fury: A quick combo that summons a Hades soul when hitting an enemy.
      • Plume of Hades: A quick and powerful combo that summons a Hades arm.
      • Tormenting Sorrow: Kratos sends a burst of soul energy shooting towards his enemies.
        • Tormenting Sorrow (Air): While airborne, Kratos sends a burst of soul energy shooting towards his enemies.
      • Army of Hades: Kratos sends out a wave of souls to suffocate enemies.
        • Army of Hades (Air): While airborne, Kratos sends out a wave of souls to suffocate enemies.
      • Underworld Agony: Kratos rips open the ground and summons energy blast underneath his foes.
        • Underworld Agony (Air): While airborne, Kratos rips open the ground and summons energy blast underneath his foes.
      • Hades Torment: Kratos digs his blades into the ground and unleashes monstrous arms to decimate his enemies.
        • Hades Torment (Air): While airborne, Kratos digs his blades into the ground and unleashes monstrous arms to decimate his enemies.

  • Blades of Chaos
    • Icarus Lift (Air): While in the air, Kratos can jump again to gain more height.
    • Hyperion Ascension: Hold triangle to launch enemies and jump into the air.
    • Orion's Harpoon: Press circle while enemy is airborne to slam them back to the ground.
    • Plume of Prometheus: A quick and powerful combo ending in a fiery finish.
    • Cyclone of Chaos: Rapidly swing your blades, hitting all surrounding enemies multiple times.
      • Cyclone of Chaos (Air): While airborne, rapidly swing your blades, hitting all surrounding enemies multiple times.
    • Spirit of Hercules: A slow but powerful multiple hit combo with an explosive finish that launches enemies into the air.
    • Valor of Hercules: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo that sends enemies flying back.
    • Hyperion Might: Slashes his blades in an arc.
    • Rampage of the Furies: Focus his rage on one enemy with this multiple hit attack.
      • Rampage of the Furies (Air): Quickly swing his blades in this multiple hit aerial attack.
    • Hermes Rush: While evading, hold square to slam your shoulder into an enemy.
    • Athena's Rise: While evading, hold triangle to deliver an uppercut to launch enemies.
    • Tartarus Rage: Swing your blades down onto multiple enemies, launching them into the air.
      • Tartarus Rage (Air): While airborne, rain down multiple attacks and land with an explosive finish, launching enemies.
  • Gauntlet of Zeus
    • Strength of Zeus: Hold and then release attack buttons to power attacks for crushing damage.
    • Zeus Ascension: Hold and then release attack button to launch enemies into air.
    • Olympic Strike: A devastating blow that sends enemies flying back.
      • Olympic Strike Air: A devastating airborne attack that smashes down on your enemies.
    • Hermes Cross: While evading, punishes his enemies with a fierce counterattack.
    • Hermes Revenge: While evading, launches enemies into the air with an aerial shoulder slam.
    • Lightning Run: Initiate a running charge to cover ground quickly.
      • Lightning Trash: During a Lightning Run, delivers lethal jolts to enemies in front of you.
      • Lightning Surge: During a Lightning Run, launches enemies into the air with an uppercut.
    • Lightning Thrash: While airborne, delivers lethal jolts to enemies below.
    • Olympic Thunder: A powerful but slow concussion that launches surrounding enemies into the air.
      • Olympic Thunder (Air): While airborne, crash down on enemies, launching them into the air.
  • Efreet: Kratos obtains the ability to use the fiery Djinn after defeating the Persian King during the siege of Attica. When used, it unleashes the fire spirit which attacks all surrounding enemies.
    • Demon Fury: The fiery Efreet slams the ground, burning enemies in a wide radius.
      • Demon Fury (Air): Slam into the ground from the air, burning enemies in a wide radius.
    • Demon Inferno: After slamming the ground, rapidly tap circle to burn enemies for more damage.
    • Demon Rage: Upon performing Demon Fury or Demon Inferno, the Efreet will end the attack with a final slam that does fire damage to all enemies within a massive radius.
  • Light of Dawn: After obtaining Primordial Fire within the Caves of Olympus, Kratos is able to summon orbs of bright light and hurl them at his enemies.
    • Solar Flare: Hurl orbs of light at your enemies.
      • Solar Flare (Air): While airborne, hurl orbs of light at your enemies.
      • Solar Flare (Rapid Fire): Hurl orbs of light at your enemies at rapid speed.
    • Radiant Sun: Charge the light for more damage.
  • Charon's Wrath: When Kratos battles Charon, the ferryman has the ability to blast green, ravenous flames at the Spartan warrior, via the golden mask he wears. Kratos gains this power after confronting Charon the second time.
    • Charon's Wrath: Cast the flames of Charon's pyre that can spread to multiple enemies.
      • Charon's Wrath (Air): While airborne, cast flames that can spread to multiple enemies.
  • Sun Shield: The Sun Shield is an object of the Gods used to block attacks and return projectiles. Kratos obtained the Shield within the Temple of Helios.
    • Helios Reverse: Reflects an attack before being hit.
    • Helios Reflect: Reflects projectiles to do a powerful counterattack.
    • Helios Flash: After a parry, counter with a quick strike. This attack can cut heads of enemies and give a small orb blue for magic for one head.
    • Helios Offensive: After a parry, counter with a heavy overhead attack.
  • Triton's Lance
    • Swim Up: While underwater, swim upwards.
    • Dive/Swim Down: While on the surface, dive underwater. While underwater, swim downwards.
    • Swim Dash: While underwater, perform a fast forward dash underwater, which can then shatter items or barriers.

  • Blades of Chaos
    • Icarus Lift (Air): While in the air, Kratos can jump again to gain more height.
    • Ascension: Launches enemies and Kratos into the air.
    • Orion's Harpoon: Launches an enemy and slam them back to the ground.
    • Hades' Reverse: Block just before an enemy's attack connects to parry.
    • Plume of Prometheus: A quick and powerful combo ending in a fiery finish.
    • Apollo's Ascension: Simultaneously launches Kratos and enemies into the air.
    • Apollo's Offensive (Air): Slam enemies back to the ground with this powerful attack.
    • Hermes Rush: Ground dash attack.
    • Hermes Stomp: Air attack that drives Kratos quickly to the ground.
    • Rage of the Gods: In God of War, Kratos gained the Rage of the Gods ability after he leveled up the Blades of Chaos to Level 2. Kratos became "supercharged" with power, his attacks did far greater damage, and he was not knocked back by enemy attacks. Once activated, the power lasted until the meter was completely drained, and, after that, the meter could be refilled by successfully fighting and defeating enemies.
      • Tempest of the Fates: Powerful space clearing attack.
      • Athena's Blessing: Kratos receives infinite magic while Rage of the Gods is active.
    • Cyclone of Chaos: Kratos swings his blades around him multiple times.
    • Cyclone of Chaos (Air): Kratos does a 360 spin attack in the air.
    • Spirit of Hercules: Slow but powerful combo.
    • Valor of Hercules: Slow but powerful combo.
    • Hades Revenge: A counterattack after parrying his foe.
    • Rising Helios: A Multi-hit attack that targets a single enemy.
    • Falling Helios (Air): A Multi-hit air attack ends with an explosive finish.
    • Hermes Fury: Multi-hit dash attack.
    • Achilles' Flip: While evading, performs a backflip attack.
    • Lance of the Furies: Kratos slams the ground to send a shockwave that damages enemies caught within.
      • Lance of the Furies Air: In the air can do an even greater attack.
    • Might of Hercules: Hold square during combo to unleash a powerful attack.
  • Blades of Artemis
    • Sword Summon: Allows Kratos to switch to Blade of Artemis.
    • Sword Sheath: Allows Kratos to switch to Blades of Chaos.
    • Wrath of Artemis: Slow and powerful multi hitting attack.
    • Revenge of Artemis: Multi hit sword spin.
    • Ascension of Artemis: Launches enemies and Kratos into the air.
    • Retribution of Artemis: Slam the Blade on the ground. Most powerful of all sword attacks.
    • Stab: Brutally dashes the Blade forward. Focus on a single enemy.
  • Blade of the Gods
    • Zeus' Gift: L1 + X
    • Poseidon's Gift: L1 + Square
    • Athena's Gift: L1 + Triangle
    • Hades' Gift: L1 + O
  • Poseidon's Rage: This is a magic given to Kratos by Poseidon. It allows him to unleash radiating lighting upon multiple foes. It also does more damage.
    • Wrath of Poseidon: Unleashes a powerful area attack with spinning lightning bolts. Kratos is invincible during eight seconds.
  • Medusa's Gaze: Upon killing Medusa for Aphrodite, Kratos takes her head and can use it to turn his enemies to stone.
    • Gorgon Torrent: Turn enemies to stone with this powerful weapon.
    • Gorgon Flash: Rapidly freezes enemies.
      • Gorgon Flash (Air): Freeze enemies in the air.
    • Gorgon Rage: Freezes all enemies at once.
  • Zeus' Fury: A power given to Kratos by Zeus. It allows Kratos to summon bolts to throw them at distant enemies.
    • Might of Zeus: Charge up thunderbolts for a massive attack.
  • Army of Hades: This power is given to Kratos by Hades in Pandora's Temple. With it, Kratos can summon the souls of the Underworld to attack any nearby foes.
  • Poseidon's Trident
    • Swim Up: While underwater, swim upwards.
    • Dive/Swim Down: While on the surface, dive underwater. While underwater, swim downwards.
    • Swim Dash: While underwater, perform a fast forward dash underwater, which can then shatter items or barriers.

    • Blades of Athena
      • Icarus Lift: Whiel in the air can jumpa gain.
      • Olypmpic Ascension: Launches enemies and chase into the air.
      • Olympic Slash: Perform an explosive strike that drives enemies back.
      • Orion's Harpoon: While enemy is airborne, slam them back to the ground.
      • Athena's Reverse: Block just before an enemy connects an attack to parry.
      • Plume of Prometheus: A quick and powerful combo ending in a fiery finish.
      • Hyperion Charge: Initiate a running charge and grab enemies by colliding with them.
        • Hyperion Charge (Air): While airborne, throws himself toward enemies and grab them on contact.
      • Cyclone of Chaos: Rapidly swing blades, hitting all surrounding enemies multiple times.
        • Cyclone of Chaos (Air): While airborne, rapidly swings his blades, hitting all surrounding enemies multiple times.
      • Athena's Revenge: After a successful parry, does a powerful counterattack.
      • Spirit of Herucles: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo with an explosive finish that launches enemies into the air.
      • Valor of Hercules: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo that sends enemies flying back.
      • Hyperion Rush: During a Hyperion Charge, slams his shoulder into an enemy.
      • Hyperion Rise: Druing a Hyperion Charge, delivers an uppercut to launch enemies.
      • Hyperion Rush (Evading): While evading, slams his shoulder into an enemy.
      • Hyperion Rise (Evading): While evading, delivers an uppercut to launch enemies.
      • Tartarus Retribution: A focused attack that hits rapidly ending in an explosive finish, launching enemies.
        • Tartarus Retribution (Air): While airborne, rain down multiple attacks, with an explosive finish, launching enemies.
    • Arms of Sparta
      • Strength of Ares: A fearsome combo ending in a powerful thrust that sends enemies flying back.
      • Wrath of Ares: A fearsome combo ending in an explosive finish that launches enemies.
      • Spartan Ascension: Launch enemies with his shield and jump into the air.
      • Aim: Draws his spear and take aim at enemies.
        • Aim (Air): While airborne, draws his spear and take aim at enemies.
      • Spear Assault: Hurl spears at his enemies with deadly accuracy.
        • Spear Assault (Air): While airborne, hurl spears at his enemies with deadly accuracy.
      • Laconian Guard: Shields himself from enemy attacks. It is possible to walk while protected.
      • Laconian Guard (Air): While airborne, shield himself from enemy attacks.
      • Spartan Offensive: Unleash a series of rapid strikes with his spear.
        • Spartan Offensive (Air): While airborne, unleash a series of rapid strikes with his spear.
      • Laconian Deflect: Parries an attack with his shield.
      • Spirit of Leonidas: Throws his spear into the ground, sending his enemies flying back.
        • Spirit of Leonidas (Air): While airborne, throws his spear into the ground, sending his enemies flying back.
      • Rage of Leonidas: Slams his shield into the ground, launching enemies into the air. Hold for a more powerful strike.
        • Rage of Leonidas (Air): While airborne, crash down on enemies, launching them into the air.
      • Laconian Strike (Parry): After a successful parry, does a powerful counterattack.
      • Rapid Spear Assault: The rate at which you can throw your spear is increased.
        • Rapid Spear Assault (Air): The rate at which you can throw your spear is increased.
      • Spartan Charge: Initiate a running charge that smashes enemies with your shield.
        • Spartan Charge (Air): While airborne, throws himself toward enemies smashing them with your shield.
      • Pride of Sparta: During a Spartan Charge, lunges fiercely with his spear.
      • Valor of Sparta: During a Spartan Charge, launches enemies with his shield.
      • Shield Smash: During a Spartan Charge, make a powerful smash with his shield.
      • Area Barrage: Bombard your enemies with spears from above.
      • Ares Vengeance: A single spear that crashes down on enemies from above, knocking them back.
    • Thea's Bane: Thera’s Bane was an ability that Kratos acquired in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. He ripped that power from the chest of the Titan, Thera, as he freed her from her prison beneath the volcano of Atlantis. It had the ability to engulf the Blades of Athena in fire, greatly increased the power of the blades, and allowed Kratos to implant searing cores into his enemies which exploded after a few seconds. It also destroyed the shields and armor of various creatures. Thera's Bane could be used to open damaged doors by placing a Searing Core in the center of the door, which caused an explosion. It made the Color of the Blades of Athena black and red.
      • Fire Blades: Charge the Blades of Athena with the fire of Thera.
      • Improved Searing Core: Explosions have increased damage.
    • Eye of Atlantis: The Eye of Atlantis was a weapon that was in God of War: Ghost of Sparta that allowed Kratos to harness the power of Atlantis and use it to electrocute his enemies. That was the first magic that he acquired in the game, which was found while he traversed the city of Atlantis. It was a lightning based weapon that was similar to Cronos' Rage and Poseidon's Rage, however, it focused greatly on singular targets as opposed to multiple enemies in an area. It is so powerful that it destroys the enemy's soul and body alike.
      • Eye of the Storm: Strikes down his enemies with furious lightning.
      • Arc Lightning: Strikes additional enemies.
      • Fury of Poseidon: Blast enemies, causing additional arcs of lightning that damages enemies.
    • Scourge of Erinys: The Scourge of Erinys was magic that was available in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Kratos acquired that artifact after he killed Erinys in the forests outside of Sparta, which allowed him to unleash dark voids. Those voids sought out enemies, drew them in like a vortex, damaged them, and prevented smaller creatures from attacking altogether, or simply sucked them in the void. In addition to harming Kratos' foes, that power could drain their life force and release it in the form of Green Orbs, which healed Kratos of his injuries. That made it very helpful when Kratos had low health in combat.
      • Eternal Void: Press Left to create a void that consumes enemies, hitting them multiple times.
    • Horn of Boreas: The Horn of Boreas was an artifact that was found in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Kratos found that item in the Shrine of Boreas while he traveled in the caves beneath the Aroanian Mountains on his return to Atlantis. The horn was capable of summoning an icy tempest by swinging it around, which damaged and froze all nearby enemies. That weapon could also destroy the shields and armor that various creatures utilized in addition to freezing them.
      • Roaring Tempest: Summon a tempest of ice that can hits multiple times and can freeze multiple enemies.
    • Callisto's Armlet: Activate this item to automatically win context sensitive mini games.
    • Athena's Owl: Activate this item to help find treasures.
    • Aphrodite's Ambrosia: Activate this item to gain a brutal kick attack. (Might of Sparta)
    • The King's Ring: Activate this item to collect 10 times the amount of red orbs.
    • The Bonds of Ares: Activate this item to grant infinite magic.

  • Athena's Blades
    • Icarus Lift: While in the air, can jump again to gain more height.
    • Olympic Ascension: Launch enemies and jump into the air.
    • Orion's Harpoon: While enemy is airborne, slams them back to the ground.
    • Athena's Reverse: Parries an enemy's attack.
    • Plume of Prometheus: A quick and powerful combo ending in a fiery finish.
    • Rampage of the Furies: Focus his rage on one enemy with this multiple hit attack.
      • Rampge of the Furies (Air): Quickly swing his blades in this multiple hit aerial attack.
    • Cyclone of Chaos: Rapidly swings his blades, hitting all surrounding enemies multiple times.
    • Cyclone of Choas (Air): While airborne, rapidly swings his blades, hitting all surrounding enemies multiple times.
    • Spirit of Hercules: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo with an explosive finish that launches enemies into the air.
    • Valor of Hercules: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo that sends enemies flying back.
    • Hyperion Charge: Slashes his blades in an arc and initiates a running charge.
      • Hyperion Rush: During a Hyperion Charge, slams his shoulder into an enemy.
      • Hyperion Rise: During a Hyperion Charge, delivers an uppercut to launch enemies.
    • Athena's Wrath: While Evading, creates an explosive wave along the ground, launching enemies in front of you into the air.
    • Tartarus Rage: Swings his blades down onto multiple enemies, launching them into the air.
      • Tartarus Rage (Air): While airborne, rain down multiple attacks and land with an explosive finish, launching enemies into the air.
  • Barbarian Hammer
    • Crushing Defeat: Slow multiple hit spin that rapidly gains speed.
    • Might of the King: A mighty overhead blow that creates a powerful wave in front of him, launching enemies into the air.
    • Might of the King (Air): A mighty airborne overhead blow that creates a powerful wave in front of his, launching enemies into the air.
    • Soul Summon: Summons a Cursed Soul to do your bidding; (2 souls max.).
    • Legion of Souls: Call forth a legion of Cursed Souls to attack your unsuspecting enemies.
  • Spear of Destiny
    • Deadly Slash: Slash the Spear in a wide arc striking multiple enemies.
    • Piercing Shards: Fire a volley of razor sharp projectiles.
      • Piercing Shards (Air): Fire a volley of razor sharp projectiles while airborne.
    • Unfortunate Remains: Use the Spear to create deadly hazards that will explode upon enemy contact.
    • Altering Slash: Slash the Spear in a wide arc. One enemy who is struck will explode after a short time.
  • Blade of Olympus
    • Divine Absolution: Stab the blade into an enemy multiple times.
    • Divine Retribution: Unleash a blast of Godly Might.
      • Divine Retribution (Air): While airborne, unleash a blast of Godly Might.
    • Divine Sacrifice: Drain orbs from all enemies who come into contact with the Sphere of Sacred Power.
    • Anger of the Gods: All attacks now discharge powerful blasts of Godly Might.
  • Poseidon's Rage: This is a magic from the first God of War game. Kratos uses it in the first part of the game (at Rhodes) but then loses it upon losing his godly powers. However, Kratos can use this magic ability during bonus play if the Urn of Poseidon has been unlocked and is used. The urn switches Cronos' Rage with Poseidon's Rage.
  • Typhon's Bane: Typhon's Bane was a weapon introduced in God of War II and was stolen from Typhon's eye. As Kratos made his way to the Island of Creation, he came across Typhon's Lair. After he made his way through the cavern, Kratos encountered Typhon and stabbed him in the eye repeatedly. Kratos ripped out Typhon's Bane from behind Typhon's eye and used it to free Prometheus from his torment. A magical bow-like weapon, Typhon's Bane allowed Kratos to fire gusts of wind instead of arrows. It could be leveled up as well, which increased its power and gained new abilities.
    • Wind Blast: Fire a gust of wind at his enemies.
      • Wind Blast (Air): While airborne, fires a gust of wind at his enemies.
      • Wind Blast (Charged): Charges and releases to fire multiple homing wind blasts.
    • Rapid Fire Wind Blast: The gusts of wind can be shot more rapidly.
    • Lethal Vortex: Releases a whirlwind that launches enemies into the air.
    • Titan Storm: Command a raging tempest with a large area of damage.
  • Cronos' Rage: Cronos' Rage was a power that was given to Kratos in God of War II by the great Titan, Cronos. After he killed Theseus, Kratos obtained the Horse Keeper's Key that was needed to unlock a door on the Steeds of Time. Behind that door was a small shrine to Cronos, and, when activated, a hologram of the Titan appeared. Via that hologram, Cronos gave Kratos the last of his magic as the power of Cronos' Rage. With that power, Kratos could create Blue Orbs of lightning that temporally electrocuted and stunned multiple enemies. One could then further level up that power to increase its damage. At Level 3, the "cores" of the orbs exploded at the end of the attack, which then did further damage to nearby enemies and usually knocked them back.
    • Cronos' Rage (Air): While airborne, create an Orb of Lightning that will target multiple enemies. Up to three Orbs can be placed.
    • Core Explodes: The sphere will explode in place and cause extra damage to enemies once its time has expired.
  • Head of Euryale: After Kratos battled Euryale within the Temple of Euryale, he finally killed her by slicing off her head. Upon doing that, he could then use it to turn enemies to stone. The larger the enemy, the longer it took to turn it to stone. Unlike the first God of War, where Kratos used Medusa's Gaze, that power was also effective against other Gorgons.
    • Gorgon Stare: Points the head at the enemy in sight until they turn to stone.
      • Gorgon Stare (Air): While airborne, points the head at the enemy in sight until they turn to stone.
    • Gorgon Flash: Turn enemies to stone with a single glance.
      • Gorgon Flash (Air): While airborne, turn enemies to stone with a single glance.
    • Gorgon Blast: Let loose a surge of Euryale's magic that can stone multiple enemies.
      • Gorgon Blast (Air): While airborne, let loose a surge of Euryale's magic that can stone multiple enemies.
    • Gorgon Rage: Turn all surrounding enemies into stone.
  • Atlas Quake: In God of War II, after Kratos ascended to the top of the Titan, Atlas, and unchained him, he received the Atlas Quake from Atlas. With it, Kratos could slam the ground, summon strong earthquakes, and send giant boulders flying to damage and knock back surrounding enemies. The power could be levelled up to increase its damage and grant new abilities along with it.
    • Trembling Earth: Slam the ground with his fist, sending debris flying into enemies and doing damage in a wide radius.
      • Trembling Earth (Air): Slam into the ground from the air, creating debris and doing damage in a wide radius.
    • Destructive Earth: Causes an earthquake, then rapidly tap circle to create more debris and do more damage.
      • Destructive Earth (Air): While airborne, causes an earthquake, then rapidly tap circle to create more debris and do more damage.
  • Poseidon's Trident: Kratos obtained this in the first game and has it again in God of War II. It allows him to dive, swim, and breathe underwater infinitely.
    • Swim Up: While underwater, swim upwards.
    • Dive/Swim Down: While on the surface, dive underwater. While underwater, swim downwards.
    • Swim Dash: While underwater, perform a fast forward dash underwater, which can then shatter items or barriers.
  • Rage of the Titans: After Kratos freed Prometheus from his torment upon Typhon's Mountain, he burned in the Fires of Olympus and Gaia then gave Kratos his ashes. That granted Kratos the Rage of the Titans. When activated, Kratos' body surged with intense flames, his attacks did double damage, and he became resistant to enemy damage. He was also immune to any side effects that were caused by creatures that attacked when Rage wasn't on, like being knocked back by enemy attacks or turned to stone. Thereby, his attacks were never interrupted when in Rage Mode. Late in the game, just before Kratos fought the Kraken, Gaia gave him the fires that Zeus started when he destroyed Sparta, which then made the Rage of the Titans' power even stronger: it tripled damage and reduced damage that was taken to one fourth.
    • Prometheus' Flare: Unleash a fiery burst that will knock back nearby enemies.
    • Prometheus' Torment: Perform a continuous blazing radial attack.
    • Prometheus' Inferno: When the combo meter is 25 or greater, release a fiery torrent of pain that will damage surrounding enemies.
  • Amulet of the Fates: The Amulet of the Fates was a relic that belonged to the Sisters of Fate and was found by Kratos in the Temple of Lahkesis, in God of War II. When used, it causes everything around the user to greatly slow down and take on a green hue, while the user continues to move at normal speed. The amulet, however, could only be activated when it was close enough to a Fates Statue.
  • Golden Fleece: The Golden Fleece was a powerful golden armlet, which once belonged to the Argonaut, Jason. Kratos defeated the Mole Cerberus that partially ate Jason and obtained the Golden Fleece. With the Golden Fleece, Kratos could block and counter enemy attacks, as well as absorb enemy projectiles and throw them back at his attackers. The Fleece was incredibly useful in situations involving large groups of enemies including Gorgons. If a Gorgon used its stone stare and Kratos successfully deflected it, every enemy on screen turned to stone, including the one who cast the attack. Upon retrieving the Fleece from the Cerberus, Kratos used it to solve various puzzles on the Island of Creation, which mainly consisted of reflecting the beams of statues that blocked his path. The Fleece could also be a very useful item in fights against bosses such as Euryale's beams, Perseus' slingshots, Lahkesis' magic, Zeus' Thunderbolts, and even the Blade of Olympus.
    • Argo's Return: Reflects an attack, projectile, or beam before being hit.
    • Argo's Revenge: After a successful parry, does a powerful counterattack, damaging all nearby enemies.
  • Icarus Wings: When Kratos encountered Icarus, he fought him down the Great Chasm, ripped off his wings, took them for himself, and landed safely on Atlas. With the loss of his wings, Icarus himself fell down to the Underworld again, with no hope of escaping. With the wings, Kratos could "glide" small distances through the air, which allowed him to travel across much greater distances than just jumping and launching a limited array of attacks. After a certain period, the wings began to wither and lose feathers, which resulted in Kratos' eventual fall to the ground. Opening Air Vents or shafts allowed Kratos to fly higher and farther.
    • Icarus Glide (Air): While in the air, glides for a short amount of time.
    • Icarus Ascension: Use your wings to launch nearby enemies and jump into the air.
    • Icarus Strike (Air): While airborne, perform a quick single strike with your wings.

  • Athena's Blades
    • Icarus Lift: While in the air, can jump again to gain more height.
    • Olympic Ascension: Launch enemies and jump into the air.
    • Orion's Harpoon: While enemy is airborne, slams them back to the ground.
    • Athena's Reverse: Parries an enemy's attack.
    • Plume of Prometheus: A quick and powerful combo ending in a fiery finish.
    • Rampage of the Furies: Focus his rage on one enemy with this multiple hit attack.
      • Rampge of the Furies (Air): Quickly swing his blades in this multiple hit aerial attack.
    • Cyclone of Chaos: Rapidly swings his blades, hitting all surrounding enemies multiple times.
    • Cyclone of Choas (Air): While airborne, rapidly swings his blades, hitting all surrounding enemies multiple times.
    • Spirit of Hercules: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo with an explosive finish that launches enemies into the air.
    • Valor of Hercules: A powerful but slow multiple hit combo that sends enemies flying back.
    • Hyperion Charge: Slashes his blades in an arc and initiates a running charge.
      • Hyperion Rush: During a Hyperion Charge, slams his shoulder into an enemy.
      • Hyperion Rise: During a Hyperion Charge, delivers an uppercut to launch enemies.
    • Athena's Wrath: While Evading, creates an explosive wave along the ground, launching enemies in front of you into the air.
    • Tartarus Rage: Swings his blades down onto multiple enemies, launching them into the air.
      • Tartarus Rage (Air): While airborne, rain down multiple attacks and land with an explosive finish, launching enemies into the air.
    • Divine Reckoning: As every weapon in God of War III had a special magic ability, the Blades of Athena had one as well and were named Divine Reckoning. Upon activation of that ability, Kratos stabbed the Blade of Olympus to the ground, which created a massive tornado that formed around him and damaged any enemy who came close.
  • Blades of Exile
    • Olympic FUry: Basic light attack.
    • Olympic Ascension: An attack that launches enemies and Kratos in the air.
    • Hyperion Ram: Grabs an enemy with his blades and pull himself toward them.
      • Hyperion Ram (Air): Grabs an enemy with his blades and throws himself toward them.
    • Plume of Prometheus: A quick and powerful combo ending in a fiery finish.
    • Army of Sparta: Summon a protective phalanx of shields to drive back his enemies, and spears that pierce the enemies.
      • Army of Sparta Lv2: Summon a protective phalanx of shields, spears and arrows to drive back his enemies.
      • Army of Sparta Lv. 3: Summon a protective phalanx of shields, spears and arrows to drive back your enemies.
    • Cyclones of Chaos: Rapidly spin his blades, striking all nearby enemies multiple times.
      • Cyclone of Chaos Lv. 2: Rapidly spin his blades, striking all nearby enemies multiple times.
    • Argos Ram (Golden Fleece): Parry an enemy with the fleece and ram into them.
    • Spirit of Hercules: Slow but strong combo of devastating slams to the ground.
    • Valor of Hercules: Slow but powerful combo that sends enemies flying back.
    • Hyperion Fury: Slam into an enemy and deliver a devastating combo.
    • Athena's Wrath: After an evade, create an explosion that launches enemies into the air.
    • Tartarus Rage: Smash his blades down onto a group of enemies.
      • Tartarus Rage Lv. 2: An even more powerful smash into the ground that sends enemies flying.
    • Argos' Rise (Golden Fleece counter): Parry an enemy with the fleece and send them flying straight up.
  • Blade of Olympus
    • Divine Reckoning: Used as the weapon-specific magic ability of the Blades of Athena, Kratos takes the Blade of Olympus and stabs it into the ground, creating an enormous vortex of wind around him.
    • Rage of Sparta: Activates Rage of Sparta and draws the Blade of Olympus.
      • Spartan Fury: Use the Blade of Olympus to deliver devastating damage to his enemies.
      • Spartan Spirit: Use the Blade of Olympus to launch enemies into the air.
      • Spartan Glory: Use the Blade of Olympus to create an explosive wave that launches enemies into the air.
  • Claws of Hades
    • Hades Agony: Light combo.
    • Hades Curse: A slow and powerful combo ending in a haunting finish.
    • Hades Ascension: Launch enemies into the air and follow them.
    • Soul Rip: Grab an enemy with his claws and rip a soul out of an enemy that will attack others for him.
    • Soul Summon: Summon the soul of a monster to attack his foes.
      • Soul Summon Lv. 2: Summon the soul of a monster to attack his foes.
      • Soul Summon Lv. 3: Summon the soul of a monster to attack his foes.
        • Cerberus Mongrel: Sends the Cerberus Mongrel after his foes, delivering a powerful swipe.
        • Olympus Sentry: Summons a trio of Olympus Sentries to attack nearby enemies with their swords.
        • Olympus Archer: Summons an Olympus Archer to provide cover fire with a stream of arrows.
        • Gorgon Serpent: Commands a Gorgon Serpent to attack and petrify nearby enemies.
        • Olympus Fiend: Sacrifices an Olympus Fiend to launch enemies around Kratos into the air.
        • Chimera: Summons a Chimera to attack and breathe fire on nearby enemies with its lion face.
        • Cyclops Berserker: Calls upon a massive Cyclops Berserker to storm foes with a back handspring, then a powerful high-five with its fist.
        • Centaur General: Orders a Centaur General to charge a G-shaped line through your foes.
        • Siren Seductress: Summons a Siren Seductress to build up a powerful blast that hurts all your foes. Highly damaging and wide-range, but long startup lag.
    • Tormenting Lash: Spin his claws around him quickly the fend off close enemies.
      • Tormenting Lash (Air): Spin his claws around you quickly the fend off close enemies.
    • Hades Bane: While evading, delivers a vicious overhead slam.
    • Unending Sorrow: Summon his claws and launch foes into the air with this powerful strike.
      • Unending Sorrow (Air): Stab his claws to the ground and pull them back to attack your enemies.
  • Nemean Cestus
    • Nemean Roar: Slams the Cestus into the ground to create an explosive wave.
      • Nemean Roar Lv. 2: Slams the Cestus into the ground to create an explosive wave.
      • Nemean Roar Lv. 3: Slams the Cestus into the ground to create an explosive wave.
    • Ferocious Bite: One lion head extends out to grab and pull in an enemy, slamming him with the other Cestus.
    • Ermanthion Rage: A powerful 2-hit combo with an explosive finish.
    • Augean Stampede: Forward rush that traps an enemy in a quick flurry of punches.
      • Augean Stampede (Air): A quick flurry of punches that slams the enemy down to the ground.
    • Brutal Ascension: Launches enemies into the air.
    • Triumphant Labor: A quick combo of punches ending in a powerful dash.
    • Vicious Maul: Lionheads extend on chains in a 360-degree spinning move.
      • Vicious Maul (Air): When airborne, lionheads extend on chains in a 360-degree spinning move.
    • Savage Charge: Throws the Cestus forward during an evasion, striking all in its path.
    • Crushing Strike: Lionheads extend on chains out to each side, then slam together in front of Kratos.
      • Crushing Strike (Air): One lionhead lowers to the ground, and Kratos pulls himself down to punch the ground with the other, causing a shockwave.
  • Nemesis Whip
    • Furious Contempt: Quick combo that damages all surrounding enemies.
    • Righteous Tirade: Kratos throws the Nemesis whip in front of him and holds it in front of him like a blender.
    • Righteous Ascension: Launch enemies into the air and grind them up with your blades.
    • Harsh Penance: A short combo that launches you and your enemies into the air extremely quickly.
    • Surging Lash: Whip an enemy, delivering a deadly shock.
    • Nemesis Rage: Shock all enemies around Kratos with a powerful lightning surge. Similar to Cronos' Rage.
      • Nemesis Rage Lv. 2: Shock all enemies around Kratos with a powerful lightning surge.
      • Nemesis Rage Lv. 3: Shock all enemies around Kratos with a powerful lightning surge.
    • Severe Judgement: Lash enemies and launch them into the air.
      • Severe Judgement (Air): Midair combo not unlike Apollo's Ascension from GoW 1.
    • Avenging Strike: Deliver a powerful spinning attack after evading.
    • Deadly Reprisal: Kratos leaps forward, hitting all enemies in his path.
      • Deadly Reprisal (Air): Slash enemies back down to the ground and slash again.
  • Bow of Apollo
    • Flame Burst: Fire a flaming arrow, arrows are quite weak but can be fired at an incredibly fast rate.
    • Fiery Inferno: Build up energy for a powerful flaming arrow that can scorch your foes.
  • Head of Helios
    • Solar Beam: Hold the head of Helios to reveal hidden secrets.
    • Solar Flash: Release a small burst of light that blinds some enemies.
    • Solar Flare: Hold and release Triangle to release an enveloping burst of light that lights up dark areas and blinds enemies surrounding Kratos.
  • Boots of Hermes
    • Hermes Rush: Rush forward, slamming enemies into the air in slow motion.
    • Hermes Dash: While airborne, in a combo with Icarus Wings, evade his enemies.
    • Hermes Jest: Rush forward and slam into multiple enemies, knocking them into the air, and leaving a trail of fire that explodes.
  • Golden Fleece: Kratos still wore the Golden Fleece and used it in the same way as the previous game. Kratos also no longer used the Blades of Athena at the beginning of the game to block enemy attacks and favored the Golden Fleece for protection. It was undamaged by his trip through the River Styx (unlike the Blades of Athena), although lost most of its abilities. The Fleece's growth was tied to the Blades of Exile, which gained new moves as the weapons leveled up. Like most of Kratos' items and weapons, excluding the Blades of Exile, the Blade of Olympus and the Boots of Hermes, the Fleece was finally destroyed when Zeus' Astral Form launched a surprise attack on the Ghost of Sparta.
    • Argos Ram: Parry an enemy with the fleece and ram into them.
    • Argo's Rise: Parry an enemy with the fleece and send them flying straight up.
  • Icarus Wings: Kratos kept the Icarus Wings, which still allowed him to glide, as well as granted him the new Icarus Ascension ability and allowed him to fly straight up into the air in order to use air Combos on tall enemies. Throughout Mount Olympus, there were large shafts that were called Icarus Vents that could propel Kratos to areas that he could not normally reach by jumping; some of those vents were powerful enough to allow Kratos to fly up Olympus by avoiding falling rocks and obstacles. The Icarus Wings were among Kratos' Equipment that was destroyed by Zeus' Astral Form, excluding the Blades of Exile, the Blade of Olympus, and the Boots of Hermes.
    • Icarus Glide (Air): While in the air, glides for a short amount of time.
    • Icarus Ascension: Use your wings to launch nearby enemies and jump into the air.
    • Icarus Strike (Air): While airborne, perform a quick single strike with your wings.
  • Poseidon's Trident: This relic has the power to make Kratos breathe underwater indefinitely.
    • Swim Up: While underwater, swim upwards.
    • Dive/Swim Down: While on the surface, dive underwater. While underwater, swim downwards.
    • Swim Dash: While underwater, perform a fast forward dash underwater, which can then shatter items or barriers.
  • Hades' Soul: Taken from the Lord of the Underworld by the Claws of Hades. This allows Kratos to swim through the River Styx without being harmed by the souls of the dead.
  • Boreas' Icestorm: Acquired after defeating Skorpius. A gem that contains the icy breath of the North Wind, which Kratos uses to active the Labyrinth and its mechanics.
  • Rage of Sparta: A new Rage Mode that Kratos uses. It is the equivalent to the Rage of the Gods and the Rage of the Titans from the previous games. Arguably, this rage mode appears to be far less effective and less active than the previous two incarnations, although its possible that this is a result of Kratos lacking now both the power of the Gods (from the first game) and the power of the Titans (from the second game) and this "rage" is derived purely of his own willpower and aggression.
    • Spartan Fury: A vicious slashing combo that ends in a powerful final sweep of the sword.
    • Spartan Spirit: Kratos spins the blade quickly three times, and ends with a slam on the ground that sends all surrounding enemies up in the air.
    • Spartan Glory: Kratos leaps forward and stabs the blade into the ground, sending a shockwave forward. He then pulls it out and swings up, sending another shockwave.
  • Zeus' Eagle: Infinite Rage of Sparta.
  • Hades' Helm: Max out Health, Magic & Item meters.
  • Helios' Shield: Increases combo time by 3x.
  • Hermes' Coin: Collect 10 times the amount of Red Orbs.
  • Hercules' Shoulder Guard: Decreases damage taken by 1/3.
  • Poseidon's Conch Shell: Grants infinite Magic.
  • Aphrodite's Garter: The Blades of Exile are replaced by Athena's Blades.
  • Hephaestus' Ring: Automatically wins all prompts.
  • Daedalus' Schematics: Grants infinite Item usage.
  • Hera's Chalice: Causes the Health meter to slowly decrease over time, although it does not prove fatal.

  • Leviathan Axe
    • Light Attack: A standard attack that deals some damage and allows a quick parry if needed.
    • Heavy Attack: A stronger attack that deals a lot more damage but leaves Kratos exposed for longer after performing.
    • Light Throw: A throwing attack which causes the axe to bounce off the target.
    • Heavy Throw: A throwing attack which causes the axe to stick into the target and freeze the target.
    • Executioner's Cleave: A brutal cleaving axe attack that deals massive damage.
    • Grinding Storm: An axe attack that hits enemies multiple times and locks them down.
    • Pride of the Frost: A Heavy Attack finisher at the end of the Light Attack Combo.
    • Freezing Burst: A charged up variant of the heavy throw that causes an explosion on impact that inflicts Frost Damage.
    • Precision Throw Combo: After landing a precision axe throw (weak points and headshots), recalls the Leviathan Axe and cause the next throw or melee attack to explode on contact, inflicting Frost Damage.
    • Frost Rush: While sprinting, performs a leaping attack.
    • Permafrost: Performs attacks in quick succession without sustaining damage to power up the Leviathan Axe and inflict Frost damage on every hit.
    • Whirling Storm: While evading, performs a quick axe attack.
    • Hunter-Killer I: Select 3 targets on a single enemy or across 3 separate enemies.
      • Hunter Killer II: Increases the maximum number of targets to 5.
      • Hunter Killer III: Increases the maximum number of targets to 8.
    • Precision Frost Burst: Precision Throw Combo now creates a massive explosion on impact.
    • Leviathan's Fury: While sprinting, performs a massive leaping attack. Adds an explosion of Frost Damage on impact.
    • Glacial Permafrost: Increases the amount of Permafrost gained on every successful axe hit.
    • Evasive Storm: While evading, performs a quick boomerang throw. Inflicts additional Frost Damage during the attack.
    • Returning Whirlwind: While Bare-Handed, instantly recalls the Leviathan Axe and perform a powerful spinning attack.
    • Whirlwind Sweep: Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Leviathan Axe attack. Once in new stance, performs a sweeping attack.
    • Double Whirlwind: Unlock a second, follow-up combo while in the switched stance.
    • Whirlwind Throw: Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Leviathan Axe attack. Once in new stance, performs a ranged attack.
    • Returning Storm: While Bare-Handed, recall the Leviathan Axe and performs a powerful slam attack.
    • Raging Whirlwind: Unlock a third and final attack while in the switched stance.
    • Whirlwind Fury: Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Leviathan Axe attack. Once in new stance, performs a heavy ranged combo.
  • Blades of Chaos:
    • Rushing Chaos: While sprinting, executes a powerful double-slash attack that staggers an enemies.
    • Rising Fury: Performs a powerful attack that launches enemies into the air.
    • Spear of Chaos: While aiming, impales an enemy and yank them towards Kratos.
    • Immolation: Perform attacks in quick succession without sustaining damage to power up the Blades of Chaos and inflict BURN damage on every hit. Bonus of LUCK and RUNIC.
    • Elemental Slash: Aim and performs a powerful sweeping attack that inflicts heavy BURN damage.
    • Plume of Chaos: Adds a heavy combo finisher to the seocnd-to-last light attack combo.
    • Whirling Chaos: Performs a powerful attack that strikes all enemies around Kratos.
    • Furious Immolation: Increase the amount of Immolation gained on every successful Blades hit.
    • Chaos Slam: While sprinting, leaps into the air and perform a powerful chain-slam attack.
    • Spinning Chaos Strike: While evading, performs a leaping spin attack.
    • Retreating Slash: While evading, can attack all enemies in a large radius.
    • Elemental Surge: After impaling an enemy with the Spear of Chaos attack, send an Elemental wave of energy down the chain, blasting and launching the enemy into the air.
    • Elemental Explosion: Increases the size and damage caused by the Elemental Surge explosion, launching all enemies in range and inflicted BURN damage.
    • Elemental Charge: Aim and charges up BURN damage that is inflicted on impact.
    • Chaotic Rampage: Switch stances by pausing momentarliy after any Blades of Chaos attack. Once in a new stance, performs a flurry of close-range attacks.
    • Engulfing Spear: The Spear of Chaos attack creates a minor fire explosion on contract, lnflicting BURN damage.
    • Elemental Overcharge: While aiming, charges the Blades of Chaos even further and release a powerful Elemental Slash inflitcting massive BURN damage in a wide area.
    • Chaotic Frenzy: Increases the number of strikes in the Chaotic Ramage attack.
    • Chaotic Flurry: Switch stances by pausing momentarliy after any Blades of Chaos attack. Once in a new stance, performs an explosive triple-stab dash attacks.
    • Chaotic Concussion: After the Chaotic Flurry attack to perform a powerful follow-up stab that plants a detonating bomb on any enemies hit inflitcting additional BURN damage.
    • Essence of Athena: Permanently increases LUCK by 10.
    • Essence of Ares: Permanently increases STRENGTH by 10.
    • Essence of Zeus: Permanently increases RUNIC by 10.
  • Guardian Shield
    • Block Break: Breaks an enemy’s block.
    • Countering Strike: After a last-second block, counters the attack with a powerful shield strike.
    • Countering Crush: After a last second block to counter the attack with a shield slam.
    • Countering Blast: Blocking a projectile attack at the last second absorbs the impact and redirects the projectile back at the attacker.
    • Guardian Sweep: While Bare-handed, sweep enemies off their feet and inflict a moderate amount of Stun damage.
    • Guardian's Justice: While Bare-Handed, perform a shield slam and inflict a moderate amount of Stun damage.
    • Guardian's Judgement: After preforming the Guardian’s Justice shield slam to add a concussive blast to the attack that inflicts a massive amount of Stun damage on enemies.
    • Agile Strike: While Bare-Handed and evading, performs a quick attack.
    • Haymaker Crush: While sprinting Bare-Handed, running haymaker attack.
    • Shoulder Barrage: While spriting Bare-Handed, Performs a powerful shoulder ram attack that sends enemies flying back.
    • Guardian's Revenge: Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Bare-Handed attack. Once in a new stance, to perform a powerful uppercut and follow-up slam attack.
    • Guardians Fury: Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Bare-Handed attack. Once in a new stance, performs a leaping shield attack. After the shield attack, performs a follow-up slam attack.
  • Spartan Rage: After Kratos builds his rage meter, he can channel Spartan Rage in combat. This powerful transformation ignites flames onto the fists of Kratos. His speed is drastically increased and the power of his unarmed attacks is increased, as well as adding invulnerability (His rage meter depletes in place of his health when hit) and slow health regeneration. Spartan Rage has its own moveset which includes channeling shockwaves, performing ground slams, and thrown rocks and projectiles. However this robs him of the ability to use the Leviathan Axe or Blades of Chaos until his rage runs out. Collecting 3 Horns of Blood Mead can increase his maximum rage so he can stay in it longer.

    • Leviathan
      • Technique
        • Frost Awaken 1: Imbues the Leviathan Axe with ice and powers the next Melee or Ranged attack with high Frost.
          • Frost Awaken 2: While sprinting, will active Frost Awaken quickly.
          • Frost Awaken 3: While recalling the Axe, will active Frost Awaken quickly.
          • Frost Awaken 4: Frost Awaken can be instantly charged after any Leviathan Axe attack.
        • Frozen Breach: During Frost Awaken will enact a powerful swing that applies Frost to nearby enemies.
        • Frost Spike: During Frost Awaken will quickly throw the Leviathan Axe and create a Frost explosion on impact.
        • Frozen Ascent: During Frost Awaken will slash the Leviathan Axe upwards with a chilling wave, launching enemies in an area and applying high Frost.
        • Frozen Lance: During Frost Awaken will throw the Leviathan Axe with extreme force and knock the target backwards. This attack deals very high damage and can break an enemy's guard.
        • Extinguish Flames: Leviathan Axe Melee attacks against Burning enemies deal bonus damage.
        • Permafrost: Rapid Melee attacks against enemies without taking damage will power up the Leviathan Axe with Permafrost. While Permafrost is active, Leviathan Axe hits deal Frost damage and a bonus to Luck and Runic stats is granted.
        • Glacial Permafrost: Consume the bar and activate Glacial Permafrost for a duration. While Glacial Permafrost is active, all Leviathan Axe melee attacks are enhanced with ranged Frost waves.
      • Ranged
        • Axe Throw: Will quickly throw the Leviathan Axe forward. More serious reactions can be had when striking an enemy in the head or legs.
        • Freezing Throw 1: Will forcefully throw the Leviathan Axe forward, freezing weaker enemies for a short duration.
          • Freezing Throw 2: Charges up the Leviathan Axe to add a Frost explosion to Freezing Throw on impact.
        • Vengeful Sickle 1: When the charged Axe is thrown, it will spin and slice for multiple hits against an enemy.
          • Vengeful Sickle 2: The damage and duration of Vengeful Sickle are increased.
        • Returning Whirlwind: While bare-handed will quickly recall the Leviathan Axe and perform a powerful spinning attack.
        • Returning Storm: While bare handed will quickly recall the Leviathan Axe and perform a powerful slam attack, knocking enemies backward and dealing high Frost.
      • Melee
        • Frost Rush: While sprinting, prepares a leaping slash attack.
        • Whirling Storm: While evading, performs a quick spinning double slash.
        • Glacial Rake: Will drag the Leviathan Axe through the ground, ripping out waves of ice shards that travel forward and strike repeatedly with high Frost.
        • Leviathan's Fury: While sprinting, can be pressed for a massive leap attack that applies Frost.
        • Evasive Storm: While evading, for a quick boomerang throw.
        • Serpent's Snare: Enacts a brutal Leviathan Axe attack, throwing the hit enemy for massive damage. Weaker foes that are thrown create a Frost explosion on impact that launches other nearby enemies.
        • Whirlwind Sweep: Attack stances can be shifted by pausing momentarily after any Leviathan Axe attack. When in a new stance, performs a sweeping combo.
        • Pride of the Frost 1: A Heavy Attack finisher that deals high damage and Frost and launches enemies can be performed at the end of a Light Attack combo.
          • Pride of the Frost 2: Pride of the Frost can be extended with additional slams after the finisher.
        • Whirlwind Throw: Attack stances can be shifted by pausing momentarily after any Leviathan Axe attack. When in a new stance, performs a ranged attack combo that launches enemies.
    • Blades of Chaos
      • Technique
        • Flame Whiplash 1: Imbues one of the Blades of Chaos with flames. Fully charging this ability allows for follow-up attacks to be stronger.
          • Flame Whiplash 2: Flame Whiplash can be instantly charged when the Triangle button is pressed momentarily after any Blades of Chaos attack.
        • Vaporize Frost: Melee Attacks with the Blades of Chaos deal additional damage against Frosted enemies.
        • Scorched Sweep 1: During Flame Whiplash will slash at enemies and apply moderate Burn. If Flame Whiplash was fully charged, a wave of fire is created at the impact site.
          • Scorched Sweep 2: Striking an enemy during its attack with Scorched Sweep will significantly increase the damage that Scorched Sweep does.
          • Scorched Sweep 3: The fire wave created by a fully charged Scorch Sweep is stronger and extends farther.

    Scorched Earth 1: During Flame Whiplash will spike the Blade downward and create a hazardous Burn explosion. If Flame Whiplash is fully charged, a hazard of smaller follow-up explosions also occur.

          • Scorched Earth 2: Striking an enemy during its attack with Scorched Earth will significantly increase the damage that Scorched Earth does.
          • Scorched Earth 3: The fire hazard created by a fully charged Scorched Earth has increased damage and size.
        • Immolation: Rapid melee attacks against enemies without taking damage will power up the Blades to active Immolation, letting the Blades of Chaos inflict Burn damage on every hit and giving a bonus to Luck and Runic stats while active.
          • Furious Immolation: While the Immolation bar is full, consume the bar and activate Furious Immolation for a duration. While Furious Immolation is active, all Blades of Chaos melee attacks are enhanced with Burning explosions, building additional Rage.
      • Ranged
        • Hyperion Pull: While aiming, impales a grounded enemy and yanks them forward, launching weaker enemies when they are within reach. Airborne enemies are instead slammed to the ground.
        • Blazing Surge: While aiming, impales an enemy and to send a fiery pulse down a chain, dealing Burn damage.
        • Hyperion Grapple 1: After impaling an enemy with Hyperion Pull, Kratos launches forward towards grounded enemies to cause an impact with high Stun. Airborne enemies are instead slammed to the ground.
          • Hyperion Grapple 2: Striking a grounded enemy with Hyperion Grapple causes a fiery impact that sends burning sparks forward to damage enemies behind the victim.
        • Blazing Explosion 1: After impaling an enemy with Blazing Surge, send the other Blade into the same target. Fiery pulses are then sent down both chains, resulting in a damaging explosion dealing massive Burn.
          • Blazing Explosion 2: The blast radius of Blazing Explosion is significantly increased.
      • Melee
        • Rushing Chaos: While sprinting, leaps forward towards an enemy that results in a rapid spinning slash that hits multiple times.
        • Spinning Chaos: While evading, performs a leaping spin attack. This attack is good at knocking falling enemies back into the air.
        • Chaotic Rampage 1: Unleashes a flurry of high damage attacks on a single enemy with the Blades in hand.
          • Chaotic Rampage 2: Extends Chaotic Rampage with an additional attack.
          • Chaotic Rampage 3: Chaotic Rampage now ends with a powerful finisher.
        • Chaos Slam: While sprinting, leaps into the air and a powerful chain slam attack, launching nearby enemies.
        • Evasive Embers: While evading, sends out a burst of sparks that apply Burn damage to a large area in front. Increased damage is dealt to enemies directly in front.
        • Rising Chaos: Cause the Blades to be swiped upward, launching nearby enemies into the air.
        • Plume of Chaos: A Heavy Attack finisher that deals massive Burn damage and launches enemies can now be done at the end of a Light Attack combo.
    • Shields
      • Guardian Shield: Double tapping can Shield Check an enemy and break their guard, or can Parry an attack. After Brok repairs the shield, Parrying can let Kratos enact a powerful counterattack.
      • Stonewall Shield: This shield cannot Parry, but blocking attacks with this shield builds up charges, up to four. Kratos can then enact a Shield Slam, consuming all charges to stun enemies. If all four charges are consumed, enemies are launched back. While the shield is not at full charge, the shield can also block guard-break attacks, indicated by a yellow ring.
      • Dauntless SHield: Enacts a Shield Bash, dealing high Stun damage. Parries with this shield inflict Stun and increase the power of future Shield Bashes.
      • Shatterstar Shield: Holds the shield up and builds up charges, up to two. Will enact a Shield Punch, knocking enemies back. Taking damage reduces the charge of the shield, however blocking an attack just before it hits can gain charge. Charges can also drain if the shield is stowed for too long.
      • Onslaught Shield: Will enact a Shield Rush, knocking enemies back upon hitting them. The farther a Shield Rush travels, the more damage it deals.
    • Draupnir Spear
      • Technique
        • Draupnir's Call 1: Kratos can slam the held Spear onto the ground by pressing the Triangle button, detonating all thrown and embedded Spears into wind explosions.
          • Draupnir's Call 2: Spear detonations on enemies weaken them, reducing their resistance to being staggered for a short period of time. This effect increases when more spears are embedded.
          • Draupnir's Call 3: Draupnir's Call causes an additional detonation on every enemy embedded with a spear.
        • Draupnir's Wail: Slams the Spear down even harder, causing the detonations to be stronger. Draupnir's Wail can also be activated by pressing the Triangle button briefly after any Draupnir Spear attack.
        • Spear Arsenal 1: The maximum number of spears that can be detonated at a time is increased to six.
          • Spear Arsenal 2: The maximum number of spears that can be detonated at a time is increased to seven.
          • Spear Arsenal 3: The maximum number of spears that can be detonated at a time is increased to eight.
        • Spear Swiftness: Rapidly throwing several spears will increase the speed at which spears are thrown.
        • Maelstorm: Rapid melee attacks made without taking damage will power up the Draupnir Spear, significantly increasing the damage of its melee attacks. While Maelstorm is active, Luck and Runic stats gain a bonus.
        • Violent Maelstorm: While the Maelstorm bar is full, consumes Maelstorm nd activate Violent Maelstorm for a duration. While Violent Maelstorm is active, Draupnir melee attacks are enhanced with significantly increased stun and damage.
      • Ranged
        • Spear Throw: Aim and throws a Draupnir Spear, impaling the surface it hits. Impaled spears can be detonated with Draupnir's Call.
        • Gale Force 1: Will fire a blast of wind that knocks enemies back. Siphoned elements within the spear are consumed, enhancing the blast of Gale Force.
          • Gale Force 2: Pull in nearby enemies, will also keep launched enemies airborne.
          • Gale Force 3: Significantly increase the power of Gale Force's blast and will launch enemies into the air.
        • Spear Drill: Charges a powerful spear toss that repeatedly strikes enemies and drives them backwards.
      • Melee
        • Hoplite Lunge 1: While sprinting, Kratos leaps forward and attack an enemy with a strong midair thrust.
          • Hopelite Lunge 2: Using Hoplite Lunge will impale an enemy with a spear. This Spear can be detonated with Draupnir's Call.
        • General's Advance: While evading, bashes an enemy with the butt of the Spear. If the attack hits an enemy, this attack is automatically followed up with a downwards strike.
        • Impaling Thrust 1: Will forcefully impale a Spear into an enemy with a downwards strike. Spears impaled with this attack can be detonated with Draupnir's Call.
          • Impaling Thrust 2: Impale an additional Spear into an enemy.
          • Impaling Thrust 3: Impale yet another Spear into an enemy.
        • General's Deception: While evading, sweeps a gust of wind forward, knocking enemies off of their feet.
        • Phalanx Breaker: While sprinting, enacts a powerful overhead strike breaking an enemy's guard, that can be followed up with a rising strike that launches weaker enemies.
        • Elemental Siphon 1: Siphons an enemy's element into the Spear. Siphoned Spears do elemental damage and can be thrown, impaled, and detonated. The element is lost when combat ends or a Spear Runic Attack is used.
          • Elemental Siphon 2: Using Elemental Siphon also provides a resistance to the element siphoned.
        • Rising Wind 1: A Heavy Attack Finisher that launches enemies can be enacted at the end of a Light Attack Combo.
          • Rising Wind 2: When Rising Wind is performed, a whirlwind is summoned that hits and disrupts nearby enemies.


    Other

    Standard Tactics: Kratos will use the weapon best suited for the battle, with the intelligence of a perfect warrior, he will test for any weak points and exploit them, along with this he will use any form of means or tools around him in order to grant himself victory.

    Weaknesses: Magic is bound to the Earth, once a homeland dies, the powers go with it. His rage and anger overtime gets the best of him, making him rush head first into vengeance without regard for how he affects the world around him. Kratos is suffering from constant nightmares of him killing his wife and child, thought after God of War 3 these nightmares are seemingly gone. Kratos has an innate weakness to young girls as they remind him of his daughter, Calliope, and will have a harder time fighting them because of it. Even with his natural resistance to illusions, he can still sometimes fall for the illusion of seeing his wife and child.

    Notes

    Trivia


    • "Kratos" means "Power" or "Strength" in Greek, likely a reference to Kratos' god-like physical strength or overall power in general.
    • Though Kratos is not a character in actual Greek Pantheon, there is a being in myth named "Cratos". He is the son of Pallas and Styx and he is the personification of strength and power. The mythical Cratos and the Kratos in-game, however, have vastly different loyalties, whereas Kratos is concerned only for himself and openly despises the gods, while Cratos is utterly loyal to Zeus.
    • In Greek Pantheon, Cratos and Bia were commanded by Hephaestus to imprison Prometheus. Ironically, it was Kratos who released Prometheus from his imprisonment in God of War II.
    • Kratos kills about one god in every game (a total of 14 gods), with the most notable exception being God of War III, where he kills a total of 7 gods.
    • It is unknown why many characters, even if they are fully aware of Kratos' demigod status, still call him a mortal. It could be that they did not feel like calling him a demigod, or that they used it to make him appear weak.
    • In early screenshots of God of War, Kratos' tattoo was in the shape of the omega symbol when it was seen on his head.
    • Prior to being revealed to be the Marked Warrior, who the prophecy foretold the end of Olympus would be at his hand, Kratos was said to be marked by many individuals. The village oracle who cursed him when she bonded the ashes of his family to his skin stated that the mark of his deeds would be visible to everyone, and a spider he encountered during his quest to destroy the Ambrosia to stop the followers of Ares from reviving him stated he is just a mortal marked with destruction. Kratos also took a tattoo identical to his brother's birthmark.
    • During flashbacks in God of War III to the events of God of War, the character model for Kratos in God of War III is used instead.
    • In God of War II, when Kratos is taken back in time by Atropos to his battle with Ares, his past self's tattoos are very faded in color, almost invisible, until the ending scene where he grabs the Blade of the Gods. Curiously, the tattoos are colored orange instead of red.
      • Oddly, he also has the scar from where Zeus stabbed him, despite his battle with Ares occurring long before his fight with Zeus.
    • By technicality, Kratos managed to free himself from his past in Chains of Olympus. When he gave up his weapons, powers, and abilities, Kratos' tattoo and pale skin were also removed, thus granting him amnesty. Unfortunately, he was forced to regain everything at the cost of his daughter, Calliope.
    • In all of the main installments of the series, Kratos is killed at some point by impalement through his abdomen. The first time was from a stone pillar being hurled at him by Ares, the second time was from Zeus driving the Blade of Olympus into his chest, and the final time was him committing suicide by using the Blade of Olympus once again.
      • Also, in each of the main games, he burned a man alive: the first being the Sacrificed Soldier, followed by Prometheus in God of War II, and finally Peiritheus in God of War III.
    • Kratos has killed both of his parents in his quests. He is forced to reluctantly kill his mother Callisto in Ghost of Sparta, and brutally killed his father Zeus in God of War III.
    • Most of Kratos' actions during the series were driven by rage and vengeance. Some exceptions are when he was searching for the Ambrosia to save his daughter, when saving his brother Deimos while ignoring any and all godly warnings, and when trying to prevent Pandora from sacrificing herself in the Flame of Olympus, and later to spread his second wife's ashes on the highest peak in the Nine Realms (which turned out to be in Jötunheim), accompanied by his son Atreus.
    • Kratos has killed three different people directly from bashing their faces in with something (or his bare hands). Those being, slamming a huge metal door into Theseus' head over and over, punching Hercules in the face with the Nemean Cestus (his face becomes deformed and a bloody pulp to the point where his eyes fall out, his teeth are broken and his skull is literally caved into the shape of a bowl, which is possibly the most gory scene in the entire series, aside from various organs being spilled out of several enemies Kratos kills), and finally, Kratos punching Zeus in the face with his bare fists until it kills him from blunt trauma to the head.
    • In the series, when Kratos encounters any of his half-siblings or cousins, he initially does not intend to battle them but is ultimately forced to when they either provoke him or challenge him. Prime examples include both Perseus, Theseus and Hercules.
    • Throughout the God of War series, Kratos casts himself off a ledge in the trilogy. Firstly, in God of War, when Kratos attempts to commit suicide at the end of the game. Secondly, in God of War II, when he plummets down to Rhodes in the beginning. Lastly, in God of War III, when Kratos drops to the Underworld from the Labyrinth. Also in God of War III during his psyche journey, he drops the hope lantern and casts himself into the Pool of Blood. In God of War IV, Kratos, along with his son and Mimir cast themselves off the edge off the path in the Realm between Realms to find the Jötunheim tower.
    • It is never clearly mentioned how long Kratos reigned as a god, but judging from the 4603 days of working on the Labyrinth, Daedalus has spent a total of 12.6 years working on it. This implies that 12.6 years have passed between God of War and God of War III.
      • With this information, one can assume that Kratos was born between 510 BC ~ 500 BC and that God of War III finished around 470 BC ~ 460 BC, as he spent about 12 years as a god, 10 as a slave to Olympus, and even before, he fought at Eurybiades' side against the Persians and their King (probably Xerxes I), event that took place in 480 BC (approximately). Judging by his voice pattern and physical appearance, his age in God of War III is estimated around 40 ~ almost 50 years.
      • However, these years are contradictory with the appearance of Archimedes' corpse and his inventions in Ascension and Ghost of Sparta, respectively, given that Archimedes died c.212 BC. The Colossus of Rhodes' appearance also supports a more recent setting, as the construction of the statue began in 292 BC, and ended around 280 BC. It was then destroyed in an earthquake in 226 BC. With this information, one can assume that in the God of War universe the statue was then nearly reconstructed around 36 years later (as it is shown unfinished in the events of God of War II). All this suggests that Kratos was actually born between 230 BC ~ 220 BC and that God of War III finishes between 190 BC ~ 180 BC.
      • To explain Eurybiades' appearance in Chains of Olympus, one should assume that the conflict did not take place in the Greco-Persian Wars, and that the fallen commander was actually named after Eurybiades. This is supported by the fact that he is listed as "Leader of the Athenian Army", when historically, Eurybiades was a Spartan Commander. Another reason that supports this notion is that the original Eurybiades historically survived the Greco-Persian Wars, while the character from Chains of Olympus is shown unconscious and severely injured.
    • Kratos is rarely seen feeling any emotion but anger during the events of the game. In God of War: Ascension, Kratos is seen desolated as he's trapped in the Furies' illusions. Later, he's seen genuinely sad by the fact he has to kill Orkos to free himself from Ares. The only time he's seen happy is when he reunites with his daughter in Chains of Olympus. In God of War (2018), he appears to be wiser and more reserved, being able to control his anger most of the time.
    • Kratos' fighting style changes throughout the game as he becomes more and more experienced. In God of War: Ascension he uses the Blades of Chaos to perform grabs while in all other games he prefers to overpower his enemies by grabbing them with his hands. In God of War III, many of his moves are slightly faster than the older games.
    • Kratos has a cut model that was originally going to be used in Ascension, but it was scrapped. It shows him missing his goatee, his flesh torn, his arms nearly detached from his body, and him very skinny, withered away and sad.
    • There is a theory that says that Kratos never stopped being God of War despite having lost his divine power, and that he only became a renegade from Olympus "A Fallen God".
      • This is reinforced because some keep calling him "God", but one fallen.
      • Aphrodite's statement that Kratos is no longer the God of War could be used as confirmation that Kratos is a god without position on Olympus.
      • You could also use Hercules' words to Kratos, telling him that when he kills him he will be the new God of War, much like what Kratos did when he killed Ares.
      • When Gaia tells Kratos that he is no longer a God, it is most likely that he was lying to him, this is confirmed by the words of Lachesis telling Kratos that Gaia filled him with her lies and also by the betrayal of the primordial in God of War 3.
    • It is likely that after running through the Blade of Olympus in God of War 3, Kratos reabsorbed his divine power (and probably the full power of the sword as well), this is thought to be because the glow of the Blade of Olympus disappears while it is stuck. in Kratos.
    • There is a theory that the reason why Kratos managed to kill the Greek Gods is because he was helped directly and indirectly by the Blade of Olympus and that being wielded by Kratos, he can use his full abilities as God of War.
      • This is reinforced because when Kratos kills one of the Gods in God Of War 3, he has the Blade of Olympus in his possession.

    • Because of Faye, Kratos is knowledgeable of some of the Norse Gods, such as Thor and Odin. However, he is far less knowledgeable than either Atreus or Mimir, and will occasionally ask them for information: this serves as a means for the game to share the world's lore with the player.
    • After leaving the Grecian world following all the chaos he has caused there, Kratos begins to develop some sort of loathing towards his Ghost of Sparta moniker and even warns Mimir when the fae addresses him as such.
    • While on the Boat with Atreus, if Mimir is not present by this time, Kratos will count famous stories such as The Hare and Tortoise and Frog and Scorpion. However, he will also tell the tale of a horse who wanted revenge. The horse allowed someone to ride him to meet his desire for revenge, but ended up losing his freedom. The horse symbolizes Kratos, and Ares the rider.
      • It is highly implied that the old man who told Kratos the stories was Aesop, a famous Greek storyteller.
      • In hindsight, The story of The Hare and Tortoise was very similar to the fight between Kratos and Hermes. Hermes, the Hare, is too confident of his speed and Kratos's inability to catch him while Kratos, the Tortoise, remains steady and determined and becomes the winner between the two. It also can be applied to Kratos' situation with other gods and titans, as he was often being underestimated, only to came out on top in the end.
      • The Young Crab and his Mother story mirror the relationship between Kratos and his son. Kratos often verbally reminding Atreus to be a better person, especially to the former and his past self. However, as in the story where the mother crab cannot teach her son how to walk forwards, Kratos struggles to teach his son compassion and discipline when Kratos' own life has been marked by so much rage and death.
      • The Thief and His Mother foreshadows the relationship between Freya and Baldur. A thief is arrested and sentenced to death and as a last request, he wanted to see his mother before his execution. Suddenly, he bit off his mother's ear and proclaimed that it was her fault for never disciplining him when he first started stealing. Likewise, Baldur planned to murder Freya for ruining his life with her overprotectiveness.
      • The Frog and Scorpion is a more overt example as both Kratos and Faye compared the gods to the titular scorpion. As both believe the only nature of a god is to be praised for dooming others. The final battle with Baldur reflects the story as well. As Freya (the frog) is an altruistic mother who willingly tried to let Baldur kill her, only for Kratos (the scorpion) to kill him to save her. Despite everything she's done for Kratos and Atreus, she lost her son in the process and cursed Kratos by saying he's just an animal who will never change.
      • The Woodcutter and the Trees can be compared to Kratos' relationship with the Greek Pantheon. Zeus was afraid of Kratos fulfilling the cycle of patricide, but his own actions are what lead to Kratos' assault on Olympus. The young sapling in the story can be compared to Ares, as his actions led to Kratos becoming his successor and to the eventual war between Kratos and the other gods. Likewise, this story can be compared to Odin. As Odin's extremities are a result of trying to save himself during Ragnarok while using Thor to fulfil his plans, which gave a reason to the jötnar to participate in Ragnarok.
      • Atreus stated that Kratos is not a good story-teller and while he does have some negative complaints towards the stories he tells, he repeatedly states Kratos's skill outright is bad. It's only when telling about why he named him Atreus that his son is impressed.
    • When speaking with Freya about Helheim, he implies to her that he is familiar with another afterlife, a reference to him travelling through the Underworld several times during his quests.
    • While in Hel, Kratos witness a reenactment of his final battle with Zeus at the end of God of War III. However, Kratos' voice of him screaming at Zeus are redone with Judge's voice instead of Carson, possibly because Sony lost the rights to use Carson's voice. However, the voice for Zeus throughout most of the Greek saga, Corey Burton, came back to re-do a few lines (though the reenactment of the battle is not perfectly accurate, as Zeus says nothing at all when Kratos charges at him). It briefly puts the player in a first person perspective of Kratos watching the ghostly battle, before the camera's view shifting to Kratos, letting the player view Kratos killing Zeus in the exact same first person view as they did in God of War III.
    • While in Tyr's chambers he finds a vase containing Lemnian wine, from Lemnos, a Greek island near his birthplace in Sparta. He and Atreus drink the centuries-old wine and Atreus is disgusted by it, while Kratos enjoys it.
    • Also in Tyr's chambers, he destroys a vase. This vase is painted with Kratos standing over a pile of bodies, holding the Blades of Exile and screaming into the air as blood drips from the blades. He smashes it before Atreus can see it, so his past is not revealed to him.
    • Kratos tells Atreus that he has met many annoying spirits before. He could be talking about Athena, or the many times he has faced undead foes like Alrik.
    • When asked by Atreus if he can transform into an animal, Kratos stops to think, as the only god he has ever seen shapeshift was Zeus, and does not know how.
    • He is known by the Jötnar as Fárbauti (ᚠᚨᚱᛒᚨᚢᛏᛁ), literally meaning "cruel striker" and sometimes interpreted as "lightning", a fitting name for Kratos' former demeanor as well as being a son of Zeus. Fárbauti is also the father of Loki and husband of Laufey in the Norse Pantheon.
      • The Jötunheim mural also refers him as Einherjar, warriors chosen by the Valkyries to fight for Odin during Ragnarök, despite he is not yet being slain in a battle and being brought to Valhalla by any of the Valkyries. Furthermore, Odin views him as a threat given that he will take part in Ragnarok.
    • As part of his Greek Culture and of his past, he treats Atreus in a different way than he did with his daughter Calliope, as Spartans at a young age were taught how to fight and survive at young ages. When asked about it by Arteus, Kratos states that he believes he doesn't need to endure it, much to Arteus's thanks.
    • When he reveals his past to Atreus, he mentions that he has killed those who were deserving, such as Ares, Persephone, and Thanatos, while he has slaughtered those who were not, such as the countless innocents he killed while serving Ares, including his daughter and wife.
    • During some side missions, Kratos and Atreus learn of people killing their fathers, which Atreus finds surprising. Ironically, this was the case with Kratos and Zeus.
      • In that side mission, Kratos didn't face the ghost of the father as he told his tale, possibly still ashamed of what he did.
    • Kratos needed to recover an item from the inside of beasts five times. Daimon, for the Oath Stone of Orkos, the Hydra, for the boat captain's key, the Cerberus Mole for the Golden Fleece, Cronos, for the Omphalos Stone, and The World Serpent, for Mimir's second eye.
    • Kratos mocks and teases Mimir many times through the game (as seen in Tyr's Vault about Atreus finds a Celtic knife), which he does not find amusing, exclaiming "this is why no one likes you".
      • The insult Kratos makes regarding the knife is actually the purpose of the Celtic knife in question: when Atreus finds the knife, Kratos suggests bringing it along as they "may need to butter bread along [their] travels".
    • Many times through his adventure with Atreus, he reminds his son of the danger of the gods, that there are no good gods, or that gods do not simply care for mortals. This is because he faced the Greek Gods who, just as himself, showed such qualities.
    • Like in God of War (2005), Kratos can wear the armor of the fallen God of War in God of War (2018), but in this case it is Tyr's. If players complete the "Give me God of War" difficulty mode, they will also gain his shield: Radiant Shield of Unity.
      • You also gain The Aspis of Spartan Fury Shield, for completing "Give Me God of War" mode, a Golden shield with a Bloody makeshift "V", a reminder of his past.
      • In new game+ Kratos gained Zeus and Ares' armors, which look strikingly similar, especially in the back area, to Kratos' own god armor in God of War II.
    • In God of War (2018), Kratos sometimes says "Indeed". This a reference to his voice actor, Christopher Judge's role as Teal'c in Stargate SG-1 as one of Teal'c most famous catchphrases is "Indeed".
    • Interestingly, Kratos is only tortured by his vision of killing Zeus in Helheim, despite the countless crimes and atrocities he committed including the killing of his own wife and daughter. It might be because Kratos had already forgiven himself for those sins while he was tormented by fear, leaving the murder of Zeus as the only sin Helheim can punish him with, since Kratos himself is now a father.
    • After seeing Zeus for the first time in Helheim, Kratos seemingly reacts with fear upon seeing his father after decades had passed since the former's death. This could hint that despite Zeus being dead for a very long time, he continues to haunt Kratos subconsciously, being a continual reminder of his greatest failure and his lust for revenge leaving him with nothing, thus giving the former king of the Greek gods some form of a "last laugh" over Kratos.
    • Interestingly, when Mimir tells the story of Jormungandr being sent back in time Kratos reacts with disbelief, claiming it as madness, despite the fact that he he himself has travelled through time in the past and has seen multiple instances of time manipulation in his life, including the Norse era with Vanir Temporal Magic and the fact that time flows differently in each realm.
      • Interestingly, Mimir himself originally didn't believe the story of Kratos traveling back in time to win a battle he originally lost and to turn fate against Zeus, saying it had to be exaggerated. Upon telling the story both Freya and Mimir call it the most reckless action they both have ever heard
    • Kratos believes that fate is a lie, however he is unaware of the Marked Warrior prophecy, which predicted his destruction of Olympus and the Gods exactly. His actions within the Norse realm were also predicted by the Jotnar race long before he ever arrived, showing that pre-determined destinies are actually true and Kratos has been unwittingly fulfilling prophecies all of his life.
    • Although many did not take it into account, when Kratos confessed to Atreus that he is a God, many took it to mean that he only has divine blood, but due to his ability to kill the Nordic Gods without the blade of Olympus, he is likely referring to him being a full God.
    • When Mimir asks Kratos about having any pre-Fimbulwinter cravings, Kratos simply replies with "Olives." Much to the confusion of Mimir who has no idea what the hell an olive is. Most likely because of olives originating from elsewhere and not originating from Norway.
    • Kratos reveals to Mimir when collecting a Lyre artifact that he can play the Lyre.
    • He also is a fan of poetry, his favorite being Paris and Helen of Troy.
    • Kratos does not appear to take care of his weapons and armor. When asked about the old armor's that Brok and Sindri forged for him, Kratos mentions that he used all of them. Both Brok and Sindri tell Kratos to be more careful with his gear and criticizes him for breaking the armors they made for him as well as the condition of the Leviathan Axe which both mention has seen better days. This would also explain why Kratos is missing all the weapons from his past games as they either break from him using them so much or he simply throws them away when done with them.

    • To date, Kratos has canonically died a total of three times in the franchise.
    • Kratos is voiced by Terrence C. Carson from God of War to God of War: Ascension, and by Antony Del Rio as a child in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Christopher Judge took over the role for the first PS4 God of War. He will be taking over the role again for the next game in the series, God of War: Ragnarök.
    • According to a God of War III special feature, Kratos stands 8 feet tall.
      • This was later changed to him being 7 feet 8 inches (2.34 meters) tall in the Greek games, and having his height reduced to 6ft 4 inches (1.94 meters) in the Norse games to ease up the motion capture devices and being considered to be a more realistic end, as per Christopher Judge's proportions and as per an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment's Lead Technical Artist Axel Grossman.[19]
    • From God of War to God of War III, Kratos' tattoo gets thinner and thinner and changes slightly in design. In the first game, it stretches on his chest from close to his sternum to past his left nipple. In the second, it is closer to his nipple. In the final game, it does not cover his nipple at all. It should also be noted that his tattoo in God of War circled more of his left arm, but in the games afterward, it does not. In the God of War (2018), his right arm's hooked tattoo changed differently to its appearance in God of War III, becoming closer to what it looked like in the original God of War.
    • Kratos' family is shown to be the only people he has ever truly loved. The only time he has ever been seen smiling was when he found Calliope in the Underworld. Kratos was very distraught when he had to leave her once again. Later, when he encounters an illusion of his late wife, he begs her for forgiveness, something he has never been seen doing before. When he is forced to kill his mother, he is distraught by her passing. When his younger brother Deimos is killed, Kratos is devastated before he unleashes his rage on Thanatos for his actions. He also cares a lot about his second child, Atreus, protecting him on the way during some situations, he is also more concerned about his well-being and temperament, frantically seeking Freya's help because he fell ill from his induced rage, he also disciplines his son like any typical father could. While his relationship with Faye, his second late wife, was not known well, he was visibly angered when Atreus accuses him of not mourning for her.
    • For a live-action promotional commercial of God of War: Ascension that aired during the 2013 Super Bowl, Kratos was portrayed by Brandon Myles White, a professional bodybuilder.
    • Kratos' standard outfit appearance had little changes throughout the games. In God of War and God of War: Ascension, his hands were without any gloves, and he had nothing but white cloth between the chains and the skin of his arms. His belt changes between God of War and God of War II, in the former, he wears a red leather belt, in the latter, he was wearing a gold one, this was kept to God of War III. His skirt is the same as in later games in God of War: Ascension, but seems like it is new and undamaged. In Chains of Olympus, his skirt seems to be torn apart in some places, as in God of War, and you can clearly see his red gloves. As a God in God of War II, while wearing his god armor, the skirt is intact just to be torn apart again after the Colossus of Rhodes smashed him and broke the armor, and the gloves are kept. The final outfit from God of War II is pretty much the same as the one in the sequel. Also, in God of War II and III, Kratos wears a red leather armlet beneath the chains in his arms. The only difference between the two games is that his skirt seems to be shorter in the HD scenes of God of War II and God of War III than that in the gameplay of God of War II. This could be because of his years of trial and error, fighting creatures and gods, that caused his skirt damage. In the new God of War, if inspected closely, one can see of what remains of his old skirt in his waist. Also, in God of War 3, when Kratos kills Zeus, the chains off his wrists fall off, revealing strange golden metal gauntlets over top of his red gloves, showing clearly defined metal grooves where his chains would be laid into place. It seems Kratos had these made for him during his time as the God of War, possibly for comfort during combat as the chains of his blades might have gotten annoying on his skin after a long time.
    • Despite the fact that Kratos' chains from when he very first became a slave to Ares all those years ago were branded onto his bare flesh, they seemingly were able to be removed, as mentioned above, he wears various things under his chains to keep them off his bare skin. While it is revealed in the Fallen God comic that the Blades of Chaos have been following Kratos his entire life after he received them from Ares, it was only the Blades that follow him. The chains themselves that he has used on his various chained weapons seem to either all be the same original chains, or various sets of chains he would swap out for each weapon. Also, the chains themselves would not follow Kratos with the Blades of Chaos, as he did not have them on at all during most of God of War 2018.
    • Developer Stig Asmussen has revealed that David Jaffe intended for Kratos to take on the Norse and Egyptian gods after having defeated Zeus and the Greek pantheon. His intention for the former was confirmed with the release of God of War. A spin off (and not canon by any means) game called Bit of War was released years ago that follows Jaffe's original vision for God of War 3.
    • Kratos' 2018 appearance as a tall, muscular, pale man with a thick dark beard, a bald head, tattoos across his head and body and an axe, bears a great resemblance to Grog StrongJaw from Critical role. Grog is a goliath barbarian often wielding a greataxe, and as a barbarian, he utilizes rage in combat to deal more damage and become more durable. While it's likely just a coincidence, many fans of Critical Role and God of War have noticed the resemblance.
    • Kratos carries some sort of severed head in several games, those being the original, II, III, and 2018. However, he does not carry one in any of the side games.
    • Comparing Kratos' character model from God of War III to his character model from God of War 2018, he became noticeably shorter in height in the 2018 release. While his height has remained inconsistently reported throughout the series, he was roughly a whopping 8 feet-ish tall during the entire Greek saga, though he is roughly 6 foot 6 inches tall in the 2018 release. This is due to the developer's wanting to give Kratos a more realistic appearance. His entire body shape has also remained slightly inconsistent over the Greek saga, as the size of his head physically was different between each title, as every Greek saga game used a different character model for Kratos. His head was cartoonishly small for his III character model, which can be seen when comparing him to his 2018 self. It is unnaturally small in proportion to his shoulders and the rest of his body, while his arms and legs are also too long in comparison to his torso. His facial expression and minor details on his body also changed with all of the low-res (PS2 and PSP era-games) character models, such as his red tattoo growing and shrinking in size (and even the position and the actual tattoo shape itself) across all of the character models. His skirt length also changed across the games too, and the chains (and in some games, red gloves worn under the chains) on his forearms changed too. These drastic changes for his character model across the series can be attributed to better hardware and graphics developments being made as the games were being worked on. Kratos' face looks quite different in complexion and expression to how he looks in II, and so forth. However, the character model used for his appearance in III and Ascension are the same, with the only major changes to the Ascension model being his tattoo being a very deep (but also much more vibrant, similar to the tattoos vibrant appearance in the first game) red color compared to the somewhat washed-out and faded color of his III model, along with his ashes being whiter, his expression looking somewhat sad or depressed at times, and there being scratches, dirt and cuts all over his chest. The red gloves Kratos wears under his chains are only seen in II and III, whereas in all the other games in the Greek Saga, they are either on his bare skin, or under some leather wrappings. His shin guards also gain a small piece of additional metal on his left leg in II and III. Note his character model is taken from God of War III, showing his freakishly small head. For the second link, both of his character models are scaled to be the same size, although this still shows how small his head was for the III character model.
    • According to Cory Barlog, in a fight between old Kratos from the Norse era and his younger self from the Greek era, old Kratos would win without question.
    • In God of War III and Ascension, Kratos' head was slightly shrunk, and it made his head look disproportionately small in comparison to the rest of his body. This is easily noticable if one directly compares Kratos' model between II and III. It is unknown why this change was made, but his head was made a much more humanlike size later on with his 2018 self.

    • Kratos makes a guest appearance in Soulcaliber: Broken Destiny. He fights with the Blades of Chaos, Blade of Olympus, Icarus Wings, and Poseidon's Rage. Kratos does not appear in the sequel, Soul caliber V but much of his moveset, including Icarus Wing maneuvers, is re-used for the humanoid lizard warrior, Aeon Calcos who was also a Spartan before being transformed.
    • The God of War Armor makes an appearance in Heavenly Sword. On a mission with the character Kai, the player enters an armory with a display of her mother's skeleton. One of the other displays is the God of War Armour with the Blades of Chaos underneath. The inscription reads to the effect of "Armour of the Prince who stood alone against the Persian Army." This was confirmed by Ninja Theory (the developer of Heavenly Sword) as accreditation to the God of War series for being such a heavy influence to their own production.
    • In the 2008 The Simpsons Game, a parody of Kratos can be seen in the background of a level on a billboard. The words "God of Wharf" are written next to a picture of a Simpsons-esque Kratos eating a bowl of chowder.
    • Kratos makes a guest appearance in the PS3 golf game, Everybody's Golf: World Tour. Playing with the 'Clubs of Olympus', a set of clubs with the club heads attached to chains, Kratos is portrayed being quite rude to his caddy, blaming all his bogies and missed shots on The Sisters of Fate.
    • The PS3 exclusive kart racing game ModNation offers Kratos, and his Kart of Chaos, as a playable character when pre-ordering. Kratos, along with other pre-order incentives, were made available worldwide.
    • In 2009's Game of the Year LitteBigPlanet, there is a rare character costume of Kratos, as well as Medusa and Pandora's Guardian.
    • Kratos appears in the PS3 version of the 2011 game Mortal Kombat, with his own set of moves, and a personal God of War battle arena. He is not, however, a part of the storyline. However, Kratos' appearance in Mortal Kombat is referenced in God of War Ragnarok. During a conversation with Mimir, the latter mentions that he heard rumours of Kratos participating in a tournament that consisted of "beasts, scoundrels, princesses, the undead, automatons and history's greatest musician." When he asks Kratos for confirmation, Kratos succinctly responds that he "would not speak of this".
    • In the game Age of Mythology and its expansion, The Titans, there is a character named Kastor. Interestingly, his name can be arranged into Kratos. His background shares slight similarities to Kratos', as he too distrusted the gods and sided with the Titans while, unbeknownst to him, being used as a pawn. Kastor, like Kratos, is a figure in Greek myth, invaded Mount Olympus, released the Titans, and fought them after being betrayed. It's worth noticing that AoM and its expansion was released 2 years before the first God of War.
      • However, there are some rather odd similarities between AoM and GoW. AoM main character, Arkantos is aided by Athena just like Kratos, Carole Ruggier also voiced Athena in AoM, both of them are general of their army and Arkantos is devoted to Poseidon as Kratos to Ares. Arkantos, not unlike Kratos, also escaped the Underworld and soon betrayed by the god they are devoted to and AoM Poseidon, just like GoW Ares, betrays his fellow gods because of envy and Arkantos fights and defeats the god that betrayed him and his people after being empowered by Zeus. (In this instance, Arkantos fights the statue of Poseidon is similar to Kratos fights Colossus of Rhodes, and he is given powers by Zeus to defeat it, just like Kratos is given the Blade of Olympus.) Athena then makes Arkantos a god as Kratos is made one by the same goddess at the ending.
    • Kratos is one of the playable characters in the multi-franchise fighter PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, similar to the Super Smash Bros. series. Along with him, God of War-franchise member Hades also makes an appearance, albeit as a background character. Zeus also appears as a playable DLC Character in the game. Kratos' rival is Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal.
      • This could be the reference that Mimir was talking about since their isn't a musician fighter in Mortal Kombat.
    • In God of War: Ghost of Sparta there was a piece of artwork for a female version of Kratos. This was possibly cut due to its nudity and voice acting.
    • A God of War themed event was added in Destiny of Spirits, alongside advanced summons which had Kratos in it.
    • Kratos appears in the PlayStation 3/4/Vita versions of Shovel Knight.
      • The developers of Shovel Knight and God of War director, Cory Barlog, have both confirmed that both universes are in fact one in the same, though this is heavily contradicted by a number of different things.
    • Kratos appears as a skin exclusively for The PlayStation Version of Fornite.

    • Kratos was voted as the "Manliest Man in Video Games" by ScrewAttack.com. The website also pitted him against Spawn from the Spawn series in the popular series Death Battle, where he ended up losing.
      • A revised list by ScrewAttack made several years later, had him placed at number 9.
    • 7-Eleven featured a Slurpee drink called "Kratos Fury" in a promotion for God of War III.
    • David Jaffe showed interest in having Djimon Hounsou portray Kratos in the upcoming God of War film. With the film currently in development hell, there are no updates on Hounsou's possible involvement, nor on the film itself.

    References

    1. 7. Spartan men were not allowed to live with their wives until age 30. Spartan society didn’t discourage romantic love, but marriage and childrearing were both subject to some peculiar cultural and governmental constraints. The state counseled that men should marry at age 30 and women at 20. Since all men were required to live in a military barracks until 30, couples who married earlier were forced to live separately until the husband completed his active duty military service.
    2. God of War Lore and Legends Book
    3. https://youtu.be/QIucuBUHQYc?list=PLs1-UdHIwbo7ZyLIYxAmhiDr0l-MZpUYv&t=1825
    4. The creation of the universe took a massive amount of time and was through various chain reactions, thus it's not considered High 3-A or 2-C
    5. Thanatos existd long before the rule of Titans and Olympians, with his domain being outside of reality
    6. City Blocks are normally around 100 buildings "In much of the United States and Canada, the addresses follow a block and lot number system, in which each block of a street is allotted 100 building numbers. Average house weighs around 185,972 kilograms, multiplied by 100 this would be 1.85972e7 kilograms
    7. Note even during the Odin fight Kratos is still holding back and is weakened from the previous fight with Thor during this fight
    8. God of War 2 Novel Chapter 27
    9. While he does go to have sex with her, it is out of a deal made, is even noted by Gaia that no matter how much wine he consumed or women he took to his bed nothing could rid him of his horrors
    10. God of War (2005) Manual
    11. God of War 2 Manual
    12. God of War 2 Novel Chapter 46
    13. Note: Though this ending has been somewhat retconned, the powers Kratos gains from this should still be applicable as the only retcon was him staying God of War
    14. God of War (2005) Game Manual
    15. God of War 2 Game Manual
    16. It was noted by Fear Zeus that nothing but darkness lied ahead for Kratos, when one dies their soul is sent to the realm of Hades yet this did not happen to Kratos, meaning even his soul was destroyed and all that's left was his consciousness and memories
    17. This is not a case of "Armor has a higher durability" as this is not only God of War Kratos who is far superior to his Demi-God self who can already harm and break through beings with armor, but it requires special magic of a Titan in order to break through, therefore it's concluded to be the supernatural ability of invulnerability, it's also armor crafted by the Atlantians that craft with rare, near-indestructible minerals
    18. Note: Obviously due to his tier, Kratos can break a wall but the point is that the gauntlet serves as a weapon to destroy things Kratos regularly cannot.
    19. Character Rigging & Cinematic Animation in God of War with Erica Pinto & Axel Grossman

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