On this page of the guide you will find information on how to defeat 3 female Berserkers - Svipdagr the Cold and Sisters of Illska. This is one of the most difficult fights in God of War Ragnarok. You will learn where to find the Berserker Gravestone in Alfheim, how to act during the battle and in what order to eliminate the bosses.
Location of the fight with Svipdagr and the Sisters of Illska
The Berserker Gravestone is in The Barrens region, but initially you cannot start the fight even if you approach the map marker.
You must complete the Song of the Sands favor in the same part of Alfheim. This will help remove sandstorms in the area. Now, when you reach the marker, you will notice the Berserker Gravestone.
Note - This is a very difficult fight. We do not recommend doing it too early.
Boss fight with 3 Berserkers
You must defeat 3 Berserkers during the same battle. They are:
- Svipdagr the Cold;
- Sisters of Illska (Hromundr and Vottr).
The key to victory here is paying attention to what the bosses do at all times. Follow the bosses with the camera more often and heed Mimir and Atreus/Freya's warnings about incoming attacks - perform "blind" dodges.
A useful tip here is to avoid stopping and slow attacks. Since you are fighting several bosses, there is a high risk that you may then be attacked by another Berserker from different side.
Make use of companion skills - the attacks of your ally may interrupt attacks, damage or distract the Berserkers. This will increase your chances of survival immensely. Try to avoid losing health in the initial stage of the encounter, as you're in for a long battle.
We recommend focusing on attacking the Sisters of Illska first - they have less health than Svipdagr. Sisters share health bars, i.e. you will simultaneously weaken both sisters.
Use the runeic attacks of all 3 of Kratos' weapons, as well as the Spartan Rage to drain the Sisters' health faster.
The most common attacks of the Sisters of Illska are:
- a large projectile (red attack) - you can dodge the projectile at the last moment and let it hit the ground or destroy it by throwing a weapon;
- shooting projectiles (regular attack) - block them with the shield or dodge to the side.
try to execute any of the Sisters of Illska (R3) - you can do that after exhausting their joint health bars. The Sisters will be eliminated from the fight.
You must avoid Svipdagr's attacks while fighting the Sisters of Illska. She can do:
- a long jump combined with hitting the ground (red attack) - you must jump away at the last moment from where she will land;
- a series of melee attacks - these can be regular and yellow attacks, with the sequence always ending with a red attack, which must be dodged.
Look around the arena for healing items but pick them up only when it is safe.
Fight until Svipdagr is deprived of all her health - you can execute her once that happens (R3) and end the fight. Before you approach the sword fragment marked with the quest icon, collect all loot from the arena.