God of War Ragnarok: How To Unlock Berserker Armor

The Berserker Armor is one of the strongest armor sets in God of War Ragnarok. Here's how to get the Berserker Armor in GOW Ragnarok.

The Berserker Armor Set is one of the stronger armor sets in the game. The armor in its base stats is strong armor. That is mainly because you’ll get to unlock it quite later on in the game. Yes, there are tons of other armor pieces in the game, but to get them to their level, you’ll have to spend tons of resources.

Key Takeaways
  • The Berserker Armor is one of the strongest late-game armor in God of War Ragnarok.
  • The Berserker Armor is unlocked in GOW Ragnarok in a Side Quest Favor Fit for a King.
    • You’ll have to defeat Berserkers found at three Berserker Gravestones.
    • Berserkers are strong foes, so be prepared to fight for your life.
  • The Berserker Armor pieces are unlocked at different base levels.
  • You can upgrade them all to level 9 and make them perfect for every situation.

What Is Berserker Armor Set

Berserker Armor in God of War Ragnarok.
The Berserker Armor set. [Image Credit: eXputer]
Berserker Armor is designed to cause tons of damage to your opponents. That is thanks to its passive skills in the game. Each of these armor pieces has skills that make it the perfect armor set for a Berserker. It ensures that even if you’re losing, the armor’s passive will ensure that you come out on top in a fight.

If you’re wondering about the Berserker Armor and how to get it in GOW Ragnarok, the method is pretty straightforward. To unlock the armor set, you’ll have to make progress in a specific side quest favor. In that quest, you’ll have to travel to three specific Berserker Gravestones to defeat a set of Berserkers. More on that in a while.

  • Berserker Waist Guard (Unlocks at Level 5): Offers solid defense and various stats, featuring the skill “Soulless Rebuke,” which triggers a soul explosion upon taking damage, granting a chance to retaliate and restore relic cooldown.
    Berserker Armor Waist in God Of war ragnarok
    Waist Gaurd of the Berserker Armor Set. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Berserker Gauntlets (Unlocks at Level 6): Provides substantial strength and other attributes, with the skill “Soulless Assault,” granting a chance for successful hits to cause a soul explosion, dealing damage and reducing relic cooldown.
    Gauntlets of the Berserker Armor in God of War Ragnarok.
    The Gauntlets of the Berserker Armor. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Berserker Cuirass (Unlocks at Level 7): Boasts impressive strength and defense, along with the skill “Soulless Warrior,” which significantly boosts Kratos’ melee attack damage when using a relic but also increases damage received for a duration.
    Berserker Armor Set cuirass in God of War Ragnarok.
    The Cuirass of the Berserker Armor. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Here’s a quick look at the Stats of the Berserker Armor set:

Berserker Armor  Unlocks At Strength Defense Runic Vitality Cooldown Luck Skill
Berserker Waist Guard Level 5 None 41 11 11 11 11 Soulless Rebuke
Berserker Gauntlets Level 6 50 None 14 14 14 14 Soulless Assault
Berserker Cuirass Level 7 52 21 31 31 31 31 Soulless Warrior

Overall, it is a powerful Armor Set that you can further upgrade to increase its stats in the game.

Unlocking Berserker Armor

The Berserker Armor isn’t available until you get to Chapter 9: Word of Fate of the game. At that time, you’d need to start a quest called Fit for a King. The Quest can be started once you acquire The Inert Hilt of Skofnung.

Chapter 9: The Word of Fate starts when Kartos travels to Midgard. You can progress through the story as usual until you get to the fight with the Fierce Ogre.

As you progress through the story, you’ll come into a clearing with a pile of rubble in the middle of it. Now, you’ll have to go to that pile and interact with it. When you do so, you’ll receive the Inert Hilt of Skofnung. That will start a Side Quest Favor – Fit for a King.

The Quest itself is quite long. In it, you’ll have to defeat Berserkers found at three specific Berserker Gravestones. They are Fraekni the Zealous, Svipdagr the Cold, and two Sisters of Illska, and Skjothendi the Unerring. These berserkers are scattered at different locations.

Berserker Waist Guard

  1. Location: Defeat Fraekni the Zealous, located in Midgard near Tyr’s Temple. Her Gravestone is found north of the temple in the Lake of Nine. Interact with the Gravestone to summon Fraekni and engage in combat to obtain the Waist Guard.
    Waist gaurd location in the game.
    The Berserker Waist Guard’s location. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  2. Strategy: Fraekni is typically the first boss encountered in Berserker Gravestone hunts. While she may initially seem challenging, focus on learning her attack patterns. Dodge her ranged attacks and time your dodges or blocks for her melee attacks. Use the R3 button to lock onto her and maintain focus during the fight. Patience and proper timing are key to overcoming her.
    Fraekni the zealous
    Fraekni the Zealous drops Berserker Waist Guard when she is killed. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  3. Rewards: Upon defeating Fraekni, she drops the Berserker Waist Guard along with other items including 2x Tempered Remnants, 25x Bonded Leather, and 25x Shattered Runes. Collect these items as your rewards.
Fraekni the zealous
Fraekni the Zealous drops Berserker Waist Guard when she is killed. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Berserker Cuirass

  1. Location: Travel to the Alfheim region and head to The Barrens in the easternmost corner. Locate the Berserker Gravestone and insert the Inert Hilt of Skofnung to summon three Berserkers: Svipdagr the Cold and the two Sisters of Illska.
    Berserker Cuirass location
    The location of Berserker Cuirass. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  2. Strategy: Despite the apparent disadvantage of a 3v1 battle, approach the fight strategically. Begin by focusing on eliminating the Sisters of Illska, as they share a health bar and pose a threat with their elemental and ranged attacks. Once they’re dealt with, focus on Svipdagr, who wields powerful cold elemental attacks and dual axes.
    Berserker Cuirass boss.
    Svipdagr the Cold drops Berserker Cuirass when he is killed. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  3. Rewards: Upon defeating Svipdagr, he drops the Berserker Cuirass along with other valuable items such as Asgard’s Security, 180x Bonded Leather, Frozen Flame, 75x Shattered Runes, and 5x Tempered Remnants.

Berserker Gauntlets

  1. Location: Travel to the Niflheim region and head to the Mist Fields area. From the Mystic Gateway, head west until you reach an opening where you’ll find a Gravestone. Interacting with it summons Skjothendi the Unerring, a powerful Berserker.
    location of the berserker Gauntlets.
    The Berserker Gaunlets location. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  2. Rewards: Upon defeating Skjothendi, you’ll receive the Berserker Gauntlets along with other rewards, including 40x Bonded Leather, 40x Shattered Runes, and 3x Tempered Remnants.
location of the berserker Gauntlets.
The Berserker Gaunlets location. [Image Credit: eXputer]
Despite being a single Berserker encounter, Skjothendi presents a formidable challenge, so approach the fight with caution. With the acquisition of the Berserker Gauntlets, your set of Berserker Armor will be complete, marking the end of your Berserker hunt in God of War Ragnarok.

Berserker Armor Upgrades

So that was all there was on how to unlock Berserker Armor in the game GOW Ragnarok. The Armor set is unlocked at different stages in the game. The Waist Guard is unlocked relatively in mid-game, whereas Gauntlets are unlocked in the late game.

To ensure the armor is up to the standard of that part of the game, all pieces of the Armor Set are unlocked at different levels. The Waist Guard is unlocked at Level 5, the Gauntlets at Level 6, and the Cuirass is unlocked at Level 7. It makes upgrading the armor set easier as you won’t have to spend that many resources to upgrade it to Level 9, the Maximum Level.

Berserker Armor upgrades.
The Upgrades of Berserker Armor. [Image Credit: eXputer]
All in all, the Berserker Armor Set in God of War Ragnarok is already quite powerful. But you should definitely upgrade the armor set to ensure that it is up to the standard and that you can rely on it in a fight.

Berserker Waist Guard And Gauntlets Upgrades

The Berserker Waist Guard and Gauntlets undergo similar upgrade paths, albeit unlocking at different levels. The Waist Guard unlocks at level 5, while the Gauntlets unlock at level 6.

Base Stats:

  • Berserker Waist Guard (Level 5): 41 Defense, 11 Runic, 11 Vitality, 11 Cooldown, 11 Luck.
  • Berserker Gauntlets (Level 6): 50 Strength, 14 Runic, 14 Vitality, 14 Cooldown, 14 Luck.

Upgrades With Required Materials

Here are all of the upgrades with the required resources.

  1. Upgrading Waist Guard to Level 6: Requires 10,000 Hacksilver and 1 Asgardian Ingot.
    • Stats after upgrade: Defense: 50, Runic/Vitality/Cooldown/Luck: 14.
  2. Upgrading both Waist Guard and Gauntlets to Level 7: Requires 13,500 Hacksilver and 2 Asgardian Ingots each.
    • Stats after upgrade: Defense/Strength: 59, Runic/Vitality/Cooldown/Luck: 16.
  3. Upgrading to Level 8: Requires 16,500 Hacksilver, 3 Asgardian Ingots, and 5 Tempered Remnants each.
    • Stats after upgrade: Defense/Strength: 68, Runic/Vitality/Cooldown/Luck: 19.
  4. Upgrading to Level 9: Requires 25,000 Hacksilver, 20 Purified Crystalline, and 10 Sparkling Crystals for Gauntlets. For the Waist Guard, 5 Tempered Remnants are needed instead of Sparkling Crystals.
    • Final stats: Defense/Strength: 77, Runic/Vitality/Cooldown/Luck: 21.

With each upgrade, both the Waist Guard and Gauntlets gain significant boosts in defense, strength, and other attributes, making them formidable pieces of armor in the game.

Berserker Cuirass Upgrades

Upon unlocking at Level 7, the Cuirass boasts strong base stats: 52 Strength, 21 Defense, 31 Runic, 31 Vitality, 31 Cooldown, and 31 Luck.

Upgrade Path and Required Materials:

  1. Upgrading to Level 8: Requires 25,000 Hacksilver, 10 Tempered Remnants, and 5 Asgardian Ingots.
    • Stats after upgrade: Strength: 60, Defense: 24, Runic/Vitality/Cooldown/Luck: 36.
  2. Upgrading to Level 9: Requires 35,000 Hacksilver, 40 Purified Crystalline, and 2 Smouldering Ember.
    • Final stats: Strength: 68, Defense: 27, Runic/Vitality/Cooldown/Luck: 41.

Despite fewer upgrades due to its late-game acquisition, the Berserker Cuirass remains a formidable piece of armor, with each upgrade enhancing its strength, defense, and other attributes.

My Opinion On The Berserker Armor

The Berserkers gave me a hard time for sure, especially since I bought a couple of them on the Hard difficulty for personal reasons. But despite that, the Berserker armor itself was definitely worth it due to the risk-reward perk of the chest piece, allowing you to dish out insane damage after a relic activation. I loved using it during the Muspelheim Trials, along with, on a few occasions, against the Einherjar trash fodder enemies.

So that is all there is on how to get and upgrade the Berserker Armor in God of War Ragnarok. Now, the armor set unlocks relatively later in the game, so it is a strong and durable armor set. Unlocking it is a chore in itself. You’ll have to defeat a few Berserkers, some of the strongest mini-bosses in the game.

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