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How to heal in God of War: Ragnarok - a guide to all available methods


How to heal in God of War: Ragnarok - a guide to all available methods

Healing in God of War: Ragnarok is a complex process. Unlike other action games such as Devil May Cry 5 or Elden Ring, the player cannot wear additional items that restore health to the main character. In this guide, we will detail all the available healing methods in the game.

How to heal in God of War: Ragnarok. Is it possible to find permanent healing potions?

Throughout the game, the user will look for a variety of materials, but will not be able to find a permanent method of treatment in the form of healing potions and other artifacts. In this case, you will have to rely only on the current amount of health that was left at the beginning of the battle.

God of War: Ragnarok is not a particularly difficult game, so the developers have provided several special ways to restore health points. With their help, each player will be able to heal himself not only between battles and in battle.

The basic healing process is similar to God of War (2018): while fighting monsters and opening chests, Kratos and Atreus will find green crystals called healing stones. In most cases, it is with the help of them that it will be possible to restore health. These items can be easily found throughout the game, even during battles with various bosses.

These small items will almost always be around, however, they are not the only way to heal characters. A little later, the player will have access to new methods of replenishing their health. This will happen around the same time as a slight increase in the difficulty of battles.

How healing works. Healing stones, enchantments, armor, and resurrection

In God of War Ragnarok, Kratos and Atreus have green health bars, a standard part of the game interface, as in most other projects. It is they who determine the duration of the battle and the ability of the heroes to survive a collision with the enemy. When receiving a large amount of damage, the player will die. You can avoid the rapid depletion of the heroes' vital resources with the help of healing.

The simplest method of treatment, as mentioned above, is the activation of healing stones. They are presented in the form of ordinary crystals, glowing green. This type of item can drop from enemies, appear in small chests, and drop when various environmental items are destroyed. When used, healing stones return a small amount of health to Kratos and Atreus. Once the item is used, it will immediately disappear from the ground.

Please note that there is no exact indication of the amount of health restored - each stone has a unique healing power. Some of them will restore a large amount of vitality to the hero, while others will only slightly increase the health bar.

How to increase the effectiveness of stones

The player can increase the effectiveness of green gems by using the Raven's Tears armor set in combat. Collecting the entire set is possible only after the destruction of all the ravens of Odin. After that, you will have to go to Niflheim, open the chests near the tree, and put on the appropriate armor. The health regeneration stat is increased exponentially when using multiple parts of the hazmat suit, by 15% and 30% respectively.

In addition, the chest part of the armor will allow you to generate a healing mist. Later, towards the end of the storyline, it will be possible to activate an enchantment that gradually restores the health of the characters over time. They are very useful and effective in difficult battles.

At the beginning of the game, we recommend that you pay attention to the Nidavellir armor, namely the “Best Nidavellir Breastplate”. With the help of this artifact, the player will be able to replenish a small amount of health after activating the spectacular finishing moves of opponents. The increase is insignificant but capable of saving Kratos from certain death.

It is also worth noting that out of combat, with a critically low level of the hero’s vitality, health will automatically recover to the minimum level after a short period of time. In this case, the green bar will be filled by about 25%.

After the death of the character for a short period of time (about five seconds), the player will have the opportunity to activate the resurrection stone. In this case, Atreus will run up to Kratos and bring him back to life. This artifact is the only healing item that can be purchased from blacksmiths. According to the story, the player will receive the specified resurrection stone after visiting the house of Sindri and Brok. In the presence of a stone, it is necessary to have time to activate the action in time. The higher the quality of such an artifact, the more health it will heal upon respawn.

Using rage to heal

Fury of Kratos and Atreus can also be used as a heal. This feature is unlocked by story in the early chapters, much earlier than in God of War 2018. As the story progresses, other variations of rage will open up. They provide various effects, and the first two of them are responsible for healing:

  1. Fury - when the mode is activated, the hero will start healing. When dealing damage to opponents, the player will be able to restore more health in a short period of time.
  2. Valor - will open much later in the story after meeting with Vanadis. At the end of the battle and the subsequent cutscene, Kratos will unlock this feature. In this case, the rage counter will be divided into several small segments. When this ability is activated, the hero will instantly recover part of his health. As the game gets more difficult, this rage variant will greatly help the player to escape difficult battles.

Treatment Tips

Note that Healing Stones and Valor Mode will come in handy in the most improbable game situations. They are the most important healing methods in the game. Be on the lookout in fights so as not to lose a large amount of health. As a last resort, if the fight becomes very difficult, the player can change the difficulty level in the game settings. This will allow you to lose less health and find more healing stones.

Pay attention to attacks with additional bivrest damage. Such strokes heal much more slowly. While under the effect of this effect, the player will lose a lot of health if they receive the same damage again. Due to the existing combat system, the player needs to take their current state of health seriously and try to save every part of it.