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.

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.

Key Takeaways
  • Artillery of the Ancients is a potent heavy runic attack for the Draupnir Spear in God of War.
  • Obtain it by completing the Dual Dreki boss fight in Freyr’s camp in Vanaheim.
  • Access the boss fight after reaching the thirteenth main quest, recovering the moon for Skoll and Hati.
  • Defeat the Drekis in the boss fight by flawlessly parrying their attacks and using stun windows for heavy runic attacks.
  • The Artillery of the Ancients is an AOE attack that rains down spears after launching the Draupnir Spear.
  • It inflicts significant damage and builds up stun.
  • Upgrade the Artillery of the Ancients to increase the number of spears raining down.

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)

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. 

Beating The Dual Dreki Bossfight

  • Dealing with Dreki in the game isn’t overly challenging, but facing two simultaneously can be stressful.
  • Atreus is now available to help by distracting one Dreki, allowing you to focus on defeating the other.
  • Dreki poses a threat with both long and short-range attacks, emphasizing the importance of learning to parry.
  • Parrying is relatively easy due to their larger parry window, but missing can result in significant damage to Kratos.
  • A successful parry stuns the Dreki, providing an opportunity for a few hits; use runic attacks for additional damage.
  • Dodge their projectile attacks by rolling to avoid damage.
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The Heavy Runic Attack Reward (Image by eXputer)
  • Predict Dreki’s attacks with practice and utilize parrying to defeat them easily.
  • Beware of the Drekis’ electrified AOE in the 2nd phase and run away to avoid damage.
  • After defeating the Drekis, obtain the Artillery of the Ancients heavy runic attack for the Draupnir Spear and 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.

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. 


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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