How To Get Artillery Of The Ancients In God Of War Ragnarok

Learn about the location of Artillery of the Ancients, one of the best heavy runic attacks in GOW Ragnarok.

Story Highlights
  • Artillery of the Ancients is a heavy runic attack for the Draupnir Spear.
  • Heavy Runic Attacks are very powerful and need to be charged after use.
  • Artillery of the Ancients is useful to deal with large groups of enemies.

God of War Ragnarok offers three different weapons for Kratos that you can use in the game. One of them is the Draupnir Spear, and the Artillery of the Ancients is a heavy runic attack for that weapon in God Of War Ragnarok. Runic attacks are extremely powerful and need to be charged after use. They also cause stun damage and can be used to clear out groups of enemies. Now we will discuss the location of the Artillery of the Ancients runic attack in the game.

Where To Get Artillery Of The Ancients

Many runic attacks require you to find a hidden legendary chest. But the Artillery of the Ancients is actually a reward for completing a boss fight in the game. You will come across this boss fight as part of the main story, so don’t worry about missing the heavy runic attack for the Draupnir Spear. 

Reaching The Dreki Bossfight 

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The Dual Dreki Boss Fight (Image Captured by Us)

There are many Dreki boss fights in God Of War Ragnarok. However, the one you’re supposed to do to unlock the heavy runic attack is actually a dual boss fight where you will encounter two Dreki at the same time in the game.

The boss fight begins when you return to Freyr’s camp in Vanaheim. However, the return to Vanaheim happens in the thirteenth main quest of the game when you’ve rescued Atreus from Asgard. The quest is actually Creatures Of Prophecy, where your goal is to find Skoll and Hati. 

After you’re done recovering the moon for Skoll and Hati, the game will take you back to Freyr’s camp. However, this time you will be met with a boss fight at the camp. Now your battle with the Drekis starts, and beating them will grant you the Artiellry of the Ancients heavy runic attack in the game.

Beating The Dual Dreki Bossfight

Dreki shouldn’t be tough to deal with at this point in the game. However, there are two of them, and you have to fight them simultaneously, which can get a bit stressful. Atreus is now back, and he should be able to distract one of the two Drekis so that you can kill the other one first.

Drekis have both long and short-range attacks that hit hard. Your best bet is to learn how to parry their attacks, and it is actually quite easy. Their attacks have a bigger parry window, but if you miss, the attacks will deal massive damage to Kratos.

Once parried, the Dreki will get stunned for some time, and you should be able to land in a few hits. Make sure to utilize your runic attacks at this point so that you deal massive damage before the Dreki starts attacking again. Their projectile attacks can be dodged by rolling. 

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The Heavy Runic Attack Reward (Image by eXputer)

The attacks of Dreki can be predicted very easily once you practice enough. You’ll be able to beat them in no time with the help of parrying. Just be sure to run away in 2nd phase when the Drekis charge up their electrified AOE. Once you beat the Drekis, you will get the Artillery of the Ancients heavy runic attack for the Draupnir Spear, alongside some other rewards in God Of War Ragnarok.

Artillery Of The Ancients Runic Attack Explained

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The Artillery Of The Ancients In The Game (Image Credit: eXputer)

The Artillery of the Ancients is one of the best heavy runic attacks for the Draupnir spear in the game. Basically, when the attack is used by holding out the shield and pressing R2, Kratos will hurl the Draupnir Spear into the sky, and that will cause multiple spears to rain down on enemies.

This attack not only deals massive damage but is also good for causing stun damage to multiple enemies at the same. It is an AOE attack that can help you get out of a stressful situation if you get surrounded. That is why it is a great heavy runic attack for the Draupnir Spear.

Additionally, upgrading the Artillery of the Ancients will further increase the number of spears that rain down on enemies. It will also increase the duration for which the spears rain down as well. So, don’t forget to upgrade the attack if you want to get the best out of it in God Of War Ragnarok. 

Summary

God Of War Ragnarok brings a new weapon for Kratos known as the Draupnir Spear. Additionally, the Leviathan Axe and the Chaos Blades have also been revamped with newer attacks that make the game feel fresh and unique. You can cause status effects with your attacks as well, and the skills can also be modified to suit your playstyle better. 

With the addition of new attacks and weapons, there is also the addition of newer enemies. And the variety is so much better than God Of War 2018 in terms of the enemies and boss fights. Additionally, the realms that you revisit have also been altered according to the coming of Ragnarok.

There are hours of content that you can play through in the game, and it doesn’t get boring over time due to its story and gameplay. If you’re a fan of the original, then you will absolutely love playing the sequel, as it is just a huge upgrade in every department. 

This concludes our guide on how to get the Artillery of the Ancients, which is a heavy runic attack for the Draupnir Spear in God Of War Ragnarok. We have not only entailed the location of the runic attack but have also explained how you should tackle the boss fight in order to get the runic attack. The advantages of using the Artillery of the Ancients for the Draupnir Spear have also been mentioned. Let us know if you’re enjoying the new weapons and runic attacks that have been added to God Of War Ragnarok in the comments below!


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Muhammad Haris Umer


Haris has been gaming for as long as he can remember but he is a huge Fromsoftware enthusiast and loves talking about Elden Ring. When he's not writing about games, you'll find him either playing Souls games or studying Medicine.

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