God of War Ragnarök wouldn't be complete without tougher-than-nails boss fights, and Fraeni The Zealous will provide ample challenge. This berserker is but one of many you can encounter by interacting with berserker graves, but Fraeni The Zealous can be found in Midgard. This may leave you wondering how to defeat Fraeni, The Zealous in God of War Ragnarök.
How to defeat Fraeni The Zealous in God of War Ragnarök
Fraeni The Zealous is a quick boss fight in that the berserker can kill you quickly, and you should defeat this boss as fast as possible. Fraeni The Zealous shares many attacks with other berserkers, but there are some things you need to know to defeat this boss in God of War Ragnarök.
When it comes to attacks, Fraeni The Zealous has a few effective attacks, some of which cannot be blocked. Here are all the attacks Fraeni The Zealous will use in God of War Ragnarök.
- Regular strikes.
- Unblockable downward strike.
- Leaping strike that breaks guard.
- Unblockable dash.
The unblockable dash attack is Fraeni's most deadly attack, so be prepared to dodge to the side when the berserker uses this attack. If it lands, it can drain most of your health or kill you outright in a single blow. Dodging the leaping strike is also recommended, as it will break your guard.
The regular strikes you should try and parry to give yourself ample time to strike Fraeni The Zealous. The main plan of attack is to strike the berserker quickly and as many times as possible when you have an opening. Do not get carried, though, as Fraeni can launch quick attacks in response.
Play this fight aggressively but smartly, pressing your advantage and retreating when Fraeni The Zealous begins to attack. Use your Rage when necessary; we recommend going with Valor to prevent damage or heal if you mistime a dodge. Keep your patience, and you will defeat Fraeni The Zealous and hear Mimir cheer you on.
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