God of War Ragnarok: How To Beat Gna?

Learn how to prepare for and defeat Gna, the Valkyrie Queen, in God of War Ragnarok by reading our in-depth analysis.

After finishing the main story in God of War Ragnarok, players will get to fight Gna, the Valkyrie Queen. She is considered one of the hardest boss fights in the game. Gna is a quick and resilient boss and can push players to their limits during battle. Fortunately, by following an effective battle strategy, you can eventually get the best of Gna and learn how to beat her in God of War Ragnarok.

Key Takeaways
  • The Gna Valkyrie Queen Boss fight is accessible after beating the main storyline in God of War Ragnarok.
  • Gna can be found in The Crucible of Muspelheim Realm during the “Defend Your Valor” Side Mission.
  • She is considered one of the toughest boss fights in the whole game.
  • After successfully defeating Gna, players will get “The True Queenachievement in God of War Ragnarok.
  • Players will also get The Queen’s Roar (Runic Summon for Freya), Queen’s Armor (for Freya), and the Rond of Obliteration (shield attachment) after facing Gna.


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The Crucible in Muspelheim Realm [Screenshot by eXputer]
Gna can only be fought after you have completed the main storyline. The fight is inaccessible before that. After you have completed the last story missions, head to the Muspelheim Realm with Freya to find the Valkyrie Queen in the “Defend Your Valor” Side Mission. In the Muspelheim realm, head to The Crucible, where you will notice a new path.

After entering the new area, move your gaze around to find a spot you can latch on to by utilizing Kratos’ Blades of Chaos. After reaching the spacious floor (fit for a boss fight), head to the campsite, positioned right at the center of the area. Here, you will be able to find a journal. Interact with it to initiate the Defend Your Valor side mission, and the boss fight against the Valkyrie Queen Gna.


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Gna’s “For Asgard” Move [Image Credit: eXputer]
Before diving into the battle itself, carve out the perfect strategy for the Valkyrie Queen. It is best to familiarize yourself with all the moves Gna has under her belt during the fight. Most of these moves can catch even the best of players off guard. Hence, briefly going through each of them will give you a much-needed heads up in God of War Ragnarok.

Here are all the types of Moves that Gna, the Valkyrie Queen, uses in GOW Ragnarok:

  1. Spinning Attack: Gna leaps towards Kratos; dodge or block it.
  2. Charge Attack: A yellow-ringed attack; block or parry.
  3. Ground Slam: Yellow-ringed move, parry to counter.
  4. Thrust and Grab: Red-ringed; dodge to avoid being launched.
  5. Throat Kicks: Red-ringed; unblockable and damaging.
  6. Wing Jab: Red-ringed and fast; difficult to block.
  7. Kick Attack: Close-range kick; dodge to avoid.
  8. Bifrost Beams: Avoid beams from the sky; stay out of the area.
  9. Ranged Attack: Red-ringed shots; unblockable.
  10. Electric Field: Deadly attack; interrupt or stay out of the red ring.
  11. Fiery Wave: Ranged fire attack; easy to dodge, but watch out.

Bossfight Strategy

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Battle against Gna [Screenshot by eXputer]
Now you should be all setup and have the best build (preferably fully upgraded). If you are, it’s time to head to The Crucible in Muspelheim and beat Gna. By now, you’re well accustomed to Gna putting up one of the toughest fights in the game. Despite having loads of experience against several bosses in God of War Ragnarok, you still can’t head into this battle being too confident.

The battle is not only the hardest but also one of the longest ones. It can go on for a moderate amount of time because Gna will concede very little damage, even with a fully upgraded Leviathan Axe and Blades of Chaos. Therefore, you must stay in the battle by perfecting your blocks, parries, and dodges. With that, you will also need to fully utilize the Runic Attacks on each weapon whenever available.

To maximize your chances of defeating Gna, the Valkyrie Queen in God of War Ragnarok, follow these strategies:

  1. Prepare and Stay Ready:
    • Equip the best gear available, including the Valkyrie Armor set.
    • Set your Spartan Rage to “Valor.”
    • Ensure you have a Resurrection Stone, but do not waste it early in the fight.
  2. Initiate the Battle:
    • Use your Runic Attacks, but maintain a defensive stance.
    • Early use of Runic Attacks allows them to cool down for later use.
    • Utilize Freya when available, but stay cautious.
  3. Defense Is Key:
    • Dodge, parry, and block Gna’s attacks, especially her red-ring attacks.
    • Be alert for her aerial triple slam attack and roll away when she shouts “For Asgard.”
  4. Stay Close:
    • Counterintuitively, staying close to Gna can be advantageous.
    • It limits her ability to use deadly ranged attacks.
  5. Attack Combinations:
    • Use Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos, and Draupnir Spear in combination.
    • Make use of Runic Attacks as they become available.
    • Focus on weapon build-ups (Permafrost, Immolation, Maelstrom).
  6. Persist and Learn:
    • Understand that the battle is challenging, and it may take several attempts to defeat Gna.
    • Focus on learning her attack patterns and improving your timing and defensive skills.

Following these strategies and maintaining a balanced offense and defense’ll increase your chances of emerging victorious in the battle against Gna, the Valkyrie Queen.

How To Get “The True Queen” Trophy?

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The True Queen Trophy in God of War Ragnarok [Screenshot by eXputer]
After defeating Gna, you’ll receive various rewards in God of War Ragnarok:

  1. Achievement: “The True Queen” trophy, a prestigious in-game achievement.
  2. Experience Points: Kratos and Freya will both gain 4,000 XP.
  3. Freya’s Queen’s Armor: Freya can equip the Queen’s Armor, which you can access in the in-game menu under “Armor” > “Freya Armor.”
  4. Kratos’ Shield Attachment: You’ll obtain the “Round of Obliteration” attachment for Kratos’ Shield.
  5. Freya’s Runic Ability: Unlock and obtain “The Queen’s Roar,” a powerful Runic Ability for Freya.

If you have just started playing through the God of War Ragnarok missions, we insist you check out our Beginner Tips Guide. While playing through the game, it is important to acquire some collectibles that greatly enhance the game’s lore, such as the Kvasir Poems.

Other than that, it is also necessary to know all the Hel Tear locations in the game if you plan to upgrade your Leviathan Axe fully. Players can also find all Ravens in the Nine Realms to unlock the Raven Tears armor set.

Thank you for reading through our extensive guide, which covered the Gna Boss fight. For more valuable guides about God of War Ragnarok, stick around at eXputer!

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