God Of War Ragnarok: How To Get Beast Scraps

Beast Scraps is a fairly common resource that can be used to upgrade a variety of accessories and relics in GOW Ragnarok.

Beast Scraps are a reasonably common yet vital resource in God of War Ragnarok. They can upgrade many of the archery accessories, as well as Kratos‘ relics. These upgrades will become way more helpful as you progress through the game. Luckily, there are a few places in the Nine Realms where you can find them. So let’s jump right in and where we can Beast Scraps in God of War Ragnarok!


Key Highlights

  • God of War Ragnarok has many crafting resources which you can farm throughout the game.
  • One of the essential crafting and upgrading materials includes the beast scraps.
  • Beast scraps are mainly found in the mid-game and end-game, where you’ll usually need them to upgrade your accessories and relics.

Where To Find Beast Scraps

Beast Scraps can often be collected from beasts, as the item description of these scraps says, “A part of a smaller monster that can be used to craft accessories for archers or upgrade ancient relics.”

Beast Scraps item description
Beast Scraps description (Image Credits: eXputer)

In God of War, beasts can be classified as almost any animal-like creature. This means that most enemies you fight will likely drop beast scraps since they are common enemies. Most of the early-game enemies we fight in the game are human-like enemies such as raiders and Hel raiders. Therefore, they won’t drop any Beast scraps. Once you get into Svartalfheim, you’ll start to collect them off of enemies and chests.

Wretches

Svartalfheim is the first major area in God of War Ragnarok, where you’ll find tons of beast enemies. A few common enemies you’ll find are Wretches in multiple arenas in this realm that you can easily take down and loot to get Beast scraps. Despite their small size, they can often be an annoying bunch that attacks in groups and jump across to give you a surprise attack. Therefore, you’ll need to deal with each one quickly before they start to outnumber you massively.

Showcasing the Wretch in the Codex
Wretch Codex Description (Image Credits: eXputer)

You’ll find 2 other types of Wretches in God of War Ragnarok. The first type is Wild Wretches, which are stronger Wretches that are more hostile and deal damage. The second type is Exploding Wretches that explode once you kill them, so be careful around them since their blast might catch you off-guard. It’s also important to remember that most Wretches will have Wretch Nests nearby that spawn them without end, so take them out as quickly as you can!

Grims

Grims are the second beast-type enemy you’ll come across in Svartalfheim. They slither around you to create confusion and do a spinning attack once they get too close. However, their low health doesn’t make them too formidable. Just keep your eye on them, and they’ll be easy to take out.

Nightmares

Nightmares make a return in God of War Ragnarok. These small floating creatures also classify as beasts, and their weak health bar means you can take them out with 1 or 2 swings for easy Beast scraps. It’s best to use Atreus, or your projectile throws against them since Nightmares are using outside your reach.

Nightmare Codex Description
Thoughts on a Nightmare in the Codex (Image Credits: eXputer)

There are 4 variants of Nightmares in God of War Ragnarok – Ice, Gloom, Exploding, and Parasites. The worst thing about them is that they become more troublesome the longer they live. Therefore, you should always tackle them first since they’re initially an easy target. You can usually find Nightmares throughout the Nine Realms, and they’re a constant and healthy source of Beast scraps.

Gulons

Gulons are dog-like beasts that hunt in packs that have annoying mobility. According to their description, they move in a zigzag pattern and come in for a bite. They also have a Sonic Shield that is only vulnerable to Sonic Arrows to the face.

Gulons Codex Description
Description of a Gulon along with its weakness and attack pattern (Image Credits: eXputer)

Cursed Gulons are the only variant of Gulons whose poisonous attacks fill up the arena and become a nuisance. As their description suggests, their poisonous acid blocks off most places of the arena, limiting your movement. Their lunging attack is especially deadly since it staggers and ultimately makes you vulnerable to other enemies attacking you.

Wyverns

Wyverns are another source of Beast Scraps. These flying dragon-like creatures are mainly found in Vanaheim, and their quick movement and high damage output mean that they’re going to cause trouble in a fight. It’s better to use your Leviathan Axe against them to pack a mean punch and kill them as quickly as you can.

Showcasing the Wyverns
Description of Wyverns mainly found in Asgard (Image Credits: eXputer)

Dodher Wyverns are the only other type of Wyverns in the game that are usually found in Asgard. These creatures carry the Bifrost ability, meaning follow-up attacks will detonate on Kratos and cause massive damage.

Tatzelwurms

Tatzelwurms are a hybrid between dogs and fish that sink underground and suddenly jump out and attack. Despite their sneaky movement, they have low health and can easily be taken care of. They have an underground trail that shows where they are. When that trail is close to you, that means they’re ready to attack. Once they jump out, quickly block their attack with your shield and start pummeling them with your axe.

Showing the Tatzelwurm
Description of Tatzelwurm (Image Credits: eXputer)

Tatzelwurms, along with their poisonous twins, the Cursed Tatzelwurms, are a good source for Beast scraps in God of War Ragnarok.  You can find them in multiple realms like Vanaheim as well as Niflheim if you’re playing as Atreus.

Gradungrs

Finally, we move on to the tanky Gradungrs. These menacing bull-like creatures charge at you with full force, dealing a decent chunk of damage to you. They’re usually the main enemy type for any wave, and they give the highest number of beast scraps in God of War Ragnarok. However, they have a ton of openings, and with a few successful parries, you can easily take them out. These bulky foes can be found in Midgard, Asgard, Musphulheim, and Vanaheim.

Gradungrs have a variety of types. At first, we have Flame Gradungrs that are resistant to fire and have an unblockable attack where they shoot flames through the ground toward you. Their resistance to fire means you’ll have to stick to your Leviathan Axe for them.

Showcasing the Flame Gradungr in Codex
Flame Gradungr Lore and Combat Description (Image Credits: eXputer)

Secondly, we have Dodher Gradungr that are similar to Flame Gradungrs but instead shoot Bifrost and ice. They also have a Bifrost shield which needs to be broken first to deal damage to them.

Showing Dodher Gradungr in Codex
Description of Dodher Gradungr (Image Credits: eXputer)

Finally, we have Ice Gradungrs, which, as their name suggests, are resistant to ice. Therefore, you should use the Blades of Chaos against them.

Legendary And Red Chests

Apart from slaying enemies, another way to get beast scraps in God of War Ragnarok is by exploring the world and opening the various chests across the map. Red chests are more common than legendary chests and have a larger chance of having beast scraps. You can find most of these while doing side quests and Favours. If you’re lucky, you might also find a few in Nornir Chests that are scattered throughout the realms.

A Red chest that has beast scraps inside it
A Red chest in Alfheim that has Beast scraps inside (Image Credits: eXputer)

Another important chest type to regularly check for beast scraps are the ones next to Brok and Sindri. Once you reach the two blacksmith dwarves, these chests will store the items and resources that you missed on your path. Sometimes, you might leave a few beast scraps lying around your trail, so these trusty chests will keep them instead for you to loot later.

What Can We Upgrade With Beast Scraps

Now that we’ve discussed where and how we can get beast scraps in God of War Ragnarok, it’s time to move on to its uses. These scraps are often used to upgrade accessories of Atreus or Freya to Tier 1 and Tier 2. You can later upgrade those skills to Tier 3 via Beast Bones, another important resource common among beasts. It’s important to remember that you can equip up to 3 accessories at a time, so choose your trio wisely according to your preferred playstyle.

Sonic Aftershock And Sonic Attunement

Sonic Aftershock and Sonic Attunement are two extremely useful sonic-arrow-related accessories. With Sonic Aftershock, you’ll able to increase your stun after using melee against an enemy inflicted with Sonic. You can find this accessory in a legendary chest during the Old Friends main quest and later upgrade it to Tier 2 for 60 Beast Scraps.

Showcasing the Sonic Attunement Accessory for Atreus
Sonic Attunement Accessory (Image Credits: eXputer)

On the other hand, Sonic Attunement is an accessory found after collecting Angrebodas roots after the Lost Sanctuary quest, which increases the status effect of your Sonic Arrows. This accessory can be upgraded to Tier 1 and Tier 2 with 25 and 60 Beast Scraps, respectively.

Sigil Punishment And Sigil Amplification

If you’re instead a user of Sigil arrows and modifications, then these accessories are for you. Sigil Punishment works similarly to Sonic Aftershock except that melee attacks will do increased stun to enemies inflicted with hex. You can find Sigil Punishment in a legendary chest in the Lost Treasury area as part of The Word of Fate storyline, and it can be upgraded to Tier 2 for 60 Beast Scraps.

Showcasing Sigil Punishment
Sigil Punishment Accessory (Image Credits: eXputer)

Sigil Amplification increases the status of your Sigil arrows and can be crafted in Freyr’s camp after The Reckoning quest in Vanaheim, where you’ll also find the Draupnir Spear. Just like Sonic Attunement, this accessory can be crafted and upgraded to Tier 3 via Beast Scraps. 

Runic Capacity, Runic Potency, And Runic Recharge

These accessories mainly encourage Atreus or Freya to use runic summons. When using Runic summons, Runic Capacity instantly recharges all of your arrows and empowers them for a small duration. Once a runic summon is used and is on cooldown, you can also use Runic Potency to increase the applied effects of your arrows. Runic Recharge is another aggressive accessory that’ll let you recharge all of your runic arrows after killing an enemy with runic arrows.

Showing Runic Capacity
Runic Capacity Accessory (Image Credits: eXputer)

These 3 accessories work with perfect synergy and are easily one of the best archer accessories in God of War Ragnarok if you’re an active user of runic summons. Additionally, all of these accessories can be upgraded to Tier 2 for 60 Beast scraps each.

Runestone Refinement And Lethal Detonation

Runestone Refinement is an accessory that reduces our runic summon cooldown and gives a runic arrow upon using a Healthstone or Ragestone. This can be found near the Vimur River in Jotunheim, which can be upgraded to Tier 2 for 60 Beast scraps.    

Showing Runestone Refinement
Runestone Refinement Accessory (Image Credits: eXputer)

Lethal detonation is an accessory found in The Barrens that also relies on arrow kills. Enemies killed via runic arrows explode upon death, dealing massive damage around them. This makes lethal detonation a great choice for both small and large areas with tons of enemies. You can use lethal detonation to damage multiple enemies at once.

Reckless Empowerment And Rune-Engraved Release

Additionally, you could get the Reckless Empowerment, a powerful talon bow accessory that increases your damage when you have no arrows to use. This is an ideal accessory to finish off enemies while your arrows are recharging quickly. It favors aggression and using your runic arrows for maximum damage.

Showcasing Reckless Empowerment Accessory
Reckless Empowerment Accessory (Image Credits: eXputer)

Rune-Engraved Release also amplifies damage in such a way that the first runic arrow from a full quiver deals extra damage. This accessory works particularly well with Lethal Detonation as you can increase your chances of runic-arrow kills, leading to more enemy explosions. Both of these accessories can also be upgraded to Tier 2 with 60 Beast Scraps each.

Wrap Up

That wraps up our guide on Beast scraps and how to find them in God of War Ragnarok. If you regularly use arrows, then beast scraps are essential for your journey. They’re easy to get and can craft some insanely good accessories for you to use. Additionally, you could also use them for Kratos’ relics which can further enhance your combat skills.

If you want to learn more about relics, here’s a guide on the best relics in God of War Ragnarok. You may also consider reading this guide on the best Atreus skills in case you want to improve Atreus’ combat expertise further. If you instead want to focus on both Kratos and Atreus, you can check out our guide on the best armor sets and how to get them so that you can enhance your physical attributes as well.

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Rabiya Rizwan


A veteran writer passionate about gaming and rarely ever spotted in the streets, Rabiya is either cooped up gaming or watching anime all the time. Striving to be a competitive gaming-based writer, she currently employs her writing skills working for eXputer.

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