How to defeat the Forest Ancient in God of War Ragnarok

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God of War Ragnarok is full of challenging boss fights, pitting players against giant foes and ancient beings. One of the more difficult enemies in the game is the Forest Ancient found in Vanaheim. This fight is even more challenging because Kratos is without an ally or companion at this point in the game, meaning he can't rely on that extra help to take down his foe.

How to beat the Forest Ancient in God of War Ragnarok

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There are a few things to note when facing off against the Forest Ancient. Players who have completed God of War 2018 will be familiar with this type of enemy, but newcomers may be in for a surprise. The Forest Ancient is most vulnerable when the center of its body opens up. Unfortunately, this usually happens when it is attacking. This means that players often need to dodge and quickly attack with precision. This is when players will deal a majority of the damage to the Forest Ancient.

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The Forest Ancient will occasionally drop small orbs that Kratos can pick up and throw at the enemy. Doing this will stagger the Ancient, allowing players to attack and deal massive damage. The orbs are not always obvious when they drop, so players should be vigilant when fighting this foe.

Tips for fighting the Forest Ancient in God of War Ragnarok

There are a few key takeaways to note when taking on the Forest Ancient. Remember these vital tips:

  • Watch for the body to open up - When it opens up, the Forest Ancient is most vulnerable.
  • Pick up the orbs and throw them back - The Forest Ancient will occasionally drop orbs that can provide Kratos with the opportunity to deal a deadly amount of damage. Watch out for these.

Interested in other helpful God of War Ragnarok guides and want to read more? Check out How to get the red chest behind the gate in the Lower Wildwoods in God of War Ragnarok on Pro Game Guides!

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