The new Leviathan Axe in God of War is an absolute beast of a weapon that allows Kratos to pull off some incredible carnage feats. But there is a limit to its strength.
As you play through the story, the ax’s effectiveness begins to fade over time, signaling to the player that upgrades have to be made to get it back to fighting form.
And to perform these upgrades, you require extremely rare materials known as Frozen Flames. Not only do these increase the power of the Leviathan Axe and unlock new abilities, but they also slowly enhance its appearance with ornate gold engravings and a larger blade.
This guide will show players how they can find each of the Frozen Flames in the game.
God of War Frozen Flame Guide
|The Dwarf Brok
|Given to players after playing the game for a few hours and encountering one of the Dwarf Brothers, Brok.
Awarded as part of the tutorial for the gear upgrade system.
|First Ogre Boss
|Obtained while progressing through the Foothills region on the way to The Mountain.
Defeat the first Ogre boss encountered before transitioning to the next location.
|Acquired during the extended sequence of events at The Mountain.
Defeat the Troll boss named 'Járn Fótr' encountered during an elaborate puzzle involving mine carts.
|The God Magni
|Found near the end of the Thamur's Corpse region.
Encounter Thor's children, Magni and Modi, in a boss fight and collect the Frozen Flame from the loot pile after defeating them.
Unlock the realm of Niflheim, complete the side-quest 'Ivaldi's Workshop,' and gather 5000 Mist Echoes to exchange for the Chilling Mist of Niflheim from Sindri's shop.
Your Leviathan Axe starts at level 1 by default, and it can be upgraded a total of five times before you hit the level cap of 6. Each of these requires one Frozen Flame each, and all but one is found by simply playing the main story.
It is recommended that you always upgrade your Axe and your armor as soon as you have the necessary resources.
Because of how this game is structured, enemies keep getting tougher as you play, but no clear prompts are given when you are under-leveled. You start to deal less and take more damage until you figure out that an upgrade is due.
Frozen Flame #1
The first God of War Frozen Flame is given to the players after playing the game for a few hours and encounter one of the Dwarf Brothers.
Brok explains the gear upgrade system’s entire concept to you and rewards you with your first flame as part of the tutorial. You can then use it to improve your weapon for the first time.
Frozen Flame #2
As you make your way to The Mountain during the first act of the game, you will come to a Foothills region.
Make your way past this area as intended, then as you’re about to transition to the next location, you will face off against your first Ogre boss. Defeat him to receive your second God of War Frozen Flame.
Frozen Flame #3
When you finally reach The Mountain, you’ll have to go through an extended sequence of events as part of the main narrative.
One of these contains an elaborate puzzle involving mine carts and a pulley system, and near its end you will encounter a Troll boss named ‘Járn Fótr.’ Defeat him to receive your third God of War Frozen Flame.
Frozen Flame #4
About two-thirds of the way through the game, players will reach the impressively realized Thamur’s Corpse region. This is the area based around the body of a fallen Jötunn.
It is also near the end of this area that you will first encounter Thor’s children, Magni and Modi’s gods. A boss fight will commence, after which you will find your fourth God of War Frozen Flame scattered amongst the loot pile.
Frozen Flame #5
Frozen Flame #5 is optional but highly beneficial, particularly for facing Valkyries. To obtain it, unlock Niflheim by finding four purple chests with Niflheim Language Ciphers. Progress in the game until you access the Bifröst. Speak to Sindri for the ‘Ivaldi’s Workshop’ quest, requiring 500 Mist Echoes to buy the ‘Entry Stone.’
Use it on a pedestal to open the central gate. Collect at least 5000 more Mist Echoes by grinding in Niflheim, taking 30 to 50 minutes. Spend them on the chest on the left side of the central chamber to obtain the Chilling Mist of Niflheim. Exchange it at Sindri’s shop for the final Frozen Flame.
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