- The Draupnir Spear in God Of War Ragnarok can be equipped with a variety of handles to boost it's efficiency during combat
- These handles can be found whilst exploring the Nine Realms as well as completing various main story and side quests
- Some of the Best handles that players can use include the Warrior's Echo Sauroter and the Hind of Deadly Vitality
- Depending on the situation, players should swap these handles and try different ones out to see which befits their play style the best
The Draupnir Spear in God Of War Ragnarok has its own skills to unlock as well as the best handles which are specifically called hinds. These attachments or handles essentially act as modifications for the weapon that can provide powerful abilities to improve its capability during combat. Unlocking the best handles in God Of War Ragnarok comes in various ways whether it’s by completing main or side quests or even via exploring and unearthing secrets across the Nine realms.
The Draupnir Spear Handles in God Of War Ragnarok vary depending on the situation whether it’s a crowd of enemies or a boss fight, so keep that in mind as you equip each one before jumping straight into a fearsome battle.
[Note: Some parts of the guide may contain spoilers. Read at your own discretion]
10. Hind Of Attuned Elements
The following spear handle’s in-game description states that “Fire and Frost become more deadly when fueled by the wind” which is an accurate statement for its main ability or perk. The Hind of Attuned Elements allows you to deal extra damage against foes who are inflicted by the Frost or Burn status ailment. You can apply these elements using your other two signature weapons which are the Leviathan Axe and The Blades Of Chaos.
The reason why this handle in particular ranks at the lowest on our list is due to the fact that you won’t be particularly using it to DPS enemies while they’re inflicted with the previously mentioned elements. It is mostly due to the fact that you will want to use the Extinguish Flames and Vaporize Frost abilities which are two of the Best Skills for Kratos, specifically for his other two weapons.
Don’t get us wrong, the spear has excellent speed and precision on its attacks which can make it switching to it and using it on enemies easy, but it’d be much more viable to just use the other two weapons in conjunction with each other and instead equip a better handle for it.
How To Unlock
The handle can be found during the 10th Main Quest which is called Forging Destiny. During this quest, you will battle a few Nightmare Parasites, eventually, you will come across a Yggdrasil Rift, and upon defeating the enemies in it, you will be rewarded with the spear handle from it.
9. Hind Of Volatile Might
The in-game item description of the handle states that “Great power is often fleeting. Come and Gone as quickly as a summer storm.” The hind of Volatile Might will enhance your Elemental Siphon skill of the spear. The skill essentially allows you to hold down the R2 button and pierce the enemy with the spear, granting whichever elemental affinity they carry onto the weapon itself.
The spear handle modifies the skill as you are able to unleash more powerful attacks when the ability is activated but to compensate, the siphoned element from the enemy will fade after some time. You can use the hind if you do not have any other choice available at the moment from our top picks, otherwise, we strongly recommend hunting down the other best handles for the Draupnir Spear in God Of War Ragnarok.
How To Unlock
The Hind Of Volatile Might is found via the Wishing Well located in Vanaheim. You will need to collect and hunt down the large Crystalline shards across the Realm and then throw them in the cleansing pool which will grant you different rewards whenever you deposit a specific amount of crystals in it. Simply keep depositing these unpurified crystals and you should receive the handle in no time.
8. Mighty Olympic Sauroter
According to the image shown above, the in-game description of the spear handle states that “With each shattered Spear, the wielder of this sauroter grows only more relentless.” It is an accurate statement because the weapon allows a moderate Luck chance to increase Kratos’ Strength and stagger resistance when you detonate the thrown draupnir spears using the triangle button.
The handle was only really useful for us during the Ring of Fire Challenge in Muspelheim where you have to constantly stay in the moving radius to avoid lava damage as enemies spawn from the outer edges. It is great when your only option is to play at long-range distances and the buffs it provides are beneficial but aside from that, there are definitely much better ones that you can use, especially towards the mid-to-end-game sections.
Furthermore, throwing spears isn’t really an option when you can just use the traditional way which is by thrusting them into your foes at high speeds and then detonating them without having the need to aim.
How To Unlock
The Mighty Olympic Sauroter can be crafted at either Brok or Sindri’s crafting workshop once you complete the Forging Destiny main quest. You only need 4800 hacksilver to craft it so do not worry about hunting down any sort of material to obtain it for the first time.
7. Lion’s Roar Sauroter
As depicted in the image above, the in-game item description of the weapon states that “A sauroter that is said to rip through the air with the roar of the lion.” The ability of the handle is pretty self-explanatory and nothing too extraordinary as it increases the Stun Damage gained via the Gale Force skill of the Draupnit Spear. It is done by aiming the weapon with L2 and then holding the R2 button and letting it go as soon as it’s charged.
This skill will unleash a gust of wind which can be used to push back enemies or keep them hovered in the air for a brief second so that they can be juggled for combos. If you’re someone who is using the Gale Force quite often during gameplay then you can have the handle equipped, otherwise, again, there are plenty of better options. The Stun Damage increase is pretty good on its own but nothing too special to make it worth it.
How To Unlock
Once you have obtained the Draupnir Spear and are able to explore the realms for a while sometime after the main quest called the Reunion. Head to the location we have shown in the image above, here simply throw the spear at the opening and blow the glacial wall open to discover a Legendary Chest. The Lion’s Roar Sauroter will be rewarded to you once you open the chest.
6. Charging Assault Sauroter
The description of the handle as shown in the image above states that it is “A spear sauroter for the fighter who likes to charge into battle.” The charging assault sauroter is one of the best aggressive-based attachments for the draupnir spear in God Of War Ragnarok as it enhances the weapon’s Hoplite Lunge and Phalanx Breaker skills. These skills essentially allow you to use sprint attacks of the weapon by pressing either the R1 or R2 buttons.
But how does the handle modify the skill? Basically, not only does it apply more stun damage to the enemy but upon each hit or slam to the enemy using these skills, you will have a moderate luck chance to gain the Unstoppable Aura. This buff prevents you from flinching against oncoming enemy attacks, which is great for one-on-one mini-bosses or situations where you are playing aggressively against the foe.
How To Unlock
Just like the Mighty Olympic Sauroter, you can craft the handle back at Sindri or Brok’s workshop once you complete the Forging Destiny quest in God Of War Ragnarok’s main storyline.
5. Hind Of Weightless Recovery
The in-game item description of the Hind of Weightless Recovery states that it is “A lightweight hind that draws power from the chaos of the storm.”
The main ability of the handle, Maelstorm Refresh, grants you a moderate luck chance to activate a Blessing of Cooldown when the Spear has the Maelstorm gauge fully charged up. You can activate this mode once your spear is fully charged by pressing the L1 + Triangle button on your controller during combat.
Now while it is a high-risk, high-reward task to maintain a solid momentum of Maelstorm attacks a single hit will remove the Maelstorm gauge build-up in an instant. There is no denying the fact that the Blessing of Cooldown will be extremely beneficial if you’re someone who heavily relies on Runic Attacks from Kratos’ arsenal.
If you can consistently keep up your unrelenting attacks using the spear whilst in Violent Maelstorm mode, then this handle can certainly carry the weight of providing heavy-duty for you during tough combat encounters.
How To Unlock
Another handle that you can easily craft is the Hind of Weightless Recovery so simply head to Sindri and Brok’s workshop at the end of the Creatures of Prophecy quest which is the 13th Main story Quest in GOW Ragnarok in order to craft it using Hacksilver.
4. Hind Of The Four Winds
Among our list of the top 5 best draupnir spear handles in God Of War Ragnarok includes the Hind of the Four Winds, whose in-game item description states that “With this hind, one’s strongest attacks can slice through the air.” It clearly is pointing to the fact that the ability of the hind allows you to add a concussive Wave effect at the end of the heavy attacks from the spear via the R2 button.
Whether it’s the light attacks or heavy attacks, the draupnir spear can make short work of enemies and if you’re someone who loved the weapon as much as we did, then you will definitely want to try this child out for yourself. Furthermore, the handle also has a great Strength and Defence stats spread, which are two of the most essential statistics for Kratos, and upgrading the handle will obviously improve these values, making him stronger.
How To Unlock
You can unlock the handle by defeating one of the hidden troll bosses in the game. These trolls must be activated beforehand by using the Mystical Heirloom Relic, which will awaken across the Nine Realms. The troll that you must defeat for the Hind of the Four Winds is called Miklimunnr, who is located in the Applecore mines found within the Realm of Svartalfheim.
3. Hind Of Deadly Vitality
The description of the Hild of Deadly Vitality as shown in the image above states that it is “A hind that belonged to a warrior who once faced impossible odds. It’s said the hind took a piece of every enemy’s soul on that day. What became of the warrior is unknown.”
The reason why this handle is one of the best for the Draupnir spear in God Of War Ragnarok is solely due to its highly beneficial ability. The Slayer’s Health burst skill on it allows you to have a moderate luck chance to gain a healing burst on successful spear kills during combat.
It is a game-changer skill to have as long as you have high luck stat scaling, plus switching to the spear to finish off enemies in order to activate the healing burst can save your life during tough situations. Not to mention when fighting a large wave of enemies, you will find that using the Hind of Deadly Vitality will often become a utility.
How To Unlock
Unlocking the Hild of Deadly Vitality can be a tricky task but it shouldn’t prove to be too much of a headache as it is found in The Plains area in the realm of Vanaheim. Kratos and his companion will be introduced to the area via the Scent of Survival favor given by Helka, the pet dog of Freyr and his crew.
In the Plains area, you will need to hunt down 3 different Oath Guards, and upon defeating the last one, it should drop the Hind of Deadly Vitality for you on defeating all three of them across the area. As you defeat all three Oath Guards, you will receive the Hilt of Hrotti, one of the Best Relics in GOW Ragnarok.
2. Warrior’s Echo Sauroter
As depicted in the image above, the in-game item description of the handle states that “A weapon is only as good as the warrior who wields it.” It has a powerful ability called Sonic Piercer and it s pretty simple but it packs a punch during combat. When you have this handle equipped, spear attacks on Sonic element-inflicted enemies will grant you extra Malestorm gauge gain as well as bonus damage against them too.
The Sonic element can be inflicted with ease via Atreus or Freya’s runic arrows and if you’re someone who prefers switching weapons on the fly, then fully optimizing the potential of the Warrior’s Echo sauroter should come naturally to you. Furthermore, that extra Maelstorm gauge build-up is icing on the cake as the speedy attacks of the Draupnir spear should fully generate the gauge in a matter of a few rapid strikes from the weapon.
How To Unlock
You will acquire the Warrior’s Echo Sauroter as you make your way back after completing the 14th main quest in the game called Unlocking the Mask. You will be able to craft it back at Sindri or Brok’s blacksmith shop.
1. Hind Of The Nine Realms
The Best Draupnir Spear handle title in our list goes to the Hind of the Nine Realms in God Of War Ragnarok. The item description states that it is “A hind so powerful that it is said to slow time itself.” The statement is spot on as players who are vividly familiar with God Of War 2018 and its mechanics will instantly recognize the main ability.
Momentous Shift is the name of the ability and it allows you to slow down time around you by triggering a realm shift whenever you activate the Violent Maelstorm skill of the spear. The Hind of the Nine Realms was our personal choice to use on most post-game boss fights since it is actually available from them. Not only will it help you squeeze in extra DPS but Violent Maelstorm will also increase the damage of your spear attacks too.
How To Unlock
As stated previously, you are able to unlock this handle from one of the Berserker Gravestone boss fights which are intended to be fought during the post-game cleanup. But if you want the Nine Realms Hind as soon as possible then feel free to tackle the boss fight right before engaging with the final main quest.
The Berserker Gravestone you are looking for is located in the Jarsminda Pitmines area in the realm of Svartalfheim and here you will face off against the duo of Bodvar the Fierce and Starolfr the Troublesome, and they are certainly no pushover. It is advised that you equip Kratos and his companion with the best gear in order to take them down easily.
Santa Monica Studios has certainly outdone itself as God of War Ragnarok is a masterpiece in both poetic storytellings along with an intuitive gameplay design. Kratos is one of gaming’s most beloved protagonists and witnessing him and his son’s epic conclusion to the Norse Saga journey that started all the way back in the previous installment in 2018, is both emotional and satisfying.
The main ending is sure to leave anyone asking for answers and for what the future may hold, but did you know you can unlock a Secret Ending in GOW Ragnarok right after the initial one has finished? Furthermore, if you are a player striving to achieve the Platinum Trophy in the game then be sure to learn all about the Crafting Materials which includes rare material locations such as the Asgardian Ingot and the Dwarven Steel.
This concludes our guide to our top 10 best Draupnir spear handles that you can find and collect in God Of War Ragnarok. Lastly, if you want to let us know which ones are your favorites or if you have any questions that you want to ask related to the list, then be sure to ask in the comments section below and we will be more than happy to reply as soon as possible!
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