- Freya is one of the companions in God of War Ragnarok.
- She has three skill trees, Valkyrie, Archery and Vanir Magic.
- Some of the best skills of Freya include the Entangled Grip, Valkyrie Heart, The Arrows Surplus, and the Goddess Aggression.
The goddess of love, beauty, war, fertility, magic, and childbirth, Freya has some of the best skills in God of War Ragnarok. The former wife of Odin and the mother of Baldur possesses 3 skill sets, Valkyrie, Magic, and Archery.
Freya will join you in battle throughout the story of Ragnarok, and her kit is very similar to Atreus. In our guide below, we have listed the best skills of Freya that you should choose to make your fights with enemies more convenient in God of War Ragnarok.
The Entangled Grip skill is undoubtedly one of the best skills of Freya that affects the mobility of your enemies. By using the Entangled Grip I skill, Freya will be able to spawn vines directly from the ground.
These will hold enemies in place and immobilize them for some time. The Entangled Grip II, on the other hand, will summon vines to root and hold down enemies as well, but the duration will increase, and so will the XP cost.However, as compared to her other skills, the Entangled Grip skill is easier to get. Entangled Grip III skill will not only summon vines to hold down enemies for a longer period of time but will also apply the Poison status effect to any enemies Freya holds down to the ground using her skill.
This skill has the highest XP cost, but it is definitely worth it as it allows you to attack your enemy without getting any damage yourself. The Entangled Grip is, without a doubt, one of the best companion skills that you can equip for Freya.
After she has successfully immobilized her enemies by using the Entangled Grip skill, then you can unleash the powerful attacks of Kratos to finish off your enemies. This skill will make it way easier for you, especially in major boss battles where you will need all the help you can get.
The skill cost will increase with each level of Entangled Grip. The Entangled Grip II will cost you 750 XP, while the Entangled Grip III will cost you 5000 XP.
On the other hand, you will be able to use Entangled Grip I from the very start. However, we do recommend getting the Entangled Grip III as not only will it immobilize your enemies but will also poison them, dealing additional damage to them while Kratos attacks them.
The Arrow Empowerment skill comes in three variations and is part of the Archery Skill Tree of Freya in God of War Ragnarok. The Arrow Empowerment skill requires XP to be equipped, and with each upgrade, the damage it does will increase.By using Arrow Empowerment, you will unleash the powerful ranged attacks of Freya that can make your enemy really vulnerable if executed with a strategy. The skill focuses on the Runic Arrows used by Freya. The Arrow Empowerment I skill will increase the Status Damage caused by runic arrows of Freya.
On the other hand, the Arrow Empowerment II skill will further increase the status damage of her Runic Arrows at the cost of greater XP. The Arrow Empowerment III skill is the strongest variant of this skill and is capable of dealing maximum status damage from the runic arrows that Freya releases on her enemies, but the XP cost is fairly high as well.
The skill cost of Arrow Empowerment I is 500 XP. On the other hand, the skill cost of Arrow Empowerment II is 1500 XP. The highest skill cost is definitely of the Arrow Empowerment III, which will require you to spend 5000 XP, but it is definitely worth it due to the high-status damage it provides.
While you can use the Arrow Empowerment II in battles to give you enough status damage to get through major boss battles, we recommend going for the Arrow Empowerment III skill to have the highest status damage of your runic arrow to make Freya the best companion in God of War Ragnarok.
Sonic Potency And Hex Potency
Next, we have the Sonic Potency and the Hex Potency skill of Freya, which is one of her Archery Skills. This skill will affect the arrows and their AOE. Both of these skills will affect different arrow types depending upon the one you use for Freya.The Sonic Potency skill will affect the Sonic Type Arrows of Freya. On the other hand, the hex potency skill will affect the Seal Type Arrows launched by Freya toward her enemies.
The skill Is capable of directly affecting the area of effect of both of these arrows in the game. By using the Sonic Potency skill, any Sonic arrows that are released by Freya will get an increase in that area of effect.
On the other hand, the Hex Potency skill is just as powerful, and it will affect the seal arrows. By using the Hex Potency skill, the seal arrows of Freya will have an increased area of effect.
Both of these skills are extremely powerful as they increase the long-range attacks of Freya and make them even more powerful. You won’t require much XP to use them as well.
Both the Hex Potency skill and the Sonic Potency skill will cost you 500 XP.
Next, we have the Arrow Surplus skill, which is also one of the archery skills of Freya. The skill is capable of increasing the Runic Arrow supply of Freya. By using the arrow surplus skill, the runic arrow that Freya has will increase by one.The change might not seem like much, but in complex battles, even a single runic arrow can make a huge difference. Furthermore, the runic arrows that Freya uses are extremely powerful, so if you get a chance to buff them up in any way, we recommend you do so.
By using the arrow surplus skill, you will be able to fire the runic arrows of Freya longer in battle without the need to wait for your quiver to charge again so that you can shoot more runic arrows. The skill will save you a lot of time and help you take down your enemies faster.
The Arrows Surplus skill will cost you 5000 XP for you to equip it and use it as a skill for Freya. While the cost is definitely high, the additional runic arrow you will get will certainly make a difference in a lot of battles for you.
Valkyrie Spirit is one of the best skills in Freya’s Valkyrie Skill Tree, which will allow you to deal melee damage to enemies. It is no doubt that their ranged attacks of Freya can do a lot of damage if executed the right way and with the right equipment, but it Is her Valkyrie Form that is truly powerful and is capable of dealing a devastating amount of damage to enemies.When the valkyrie spirit skill is activated, Freya will enter her Valkyrie Form while attacking enemies using her powerful sword. The Valkyrie Spirit Skill Is one of the most powerful skills that won’t cost you much XP to equip and can deal a massive amount of damage to enemies.
The valkyrie spirit Skill costs you only 500 XP to equip, and it is definitely one of the best companions skills in God of War Ragnarok.
Next, we have the Valkyrie Heart skill, which is also one of Freya’s Valkyrie Skill Trees. The valkyrie heart skill is one of the most powerful skills to equip Freya, and her melee attacks get 10 times more damaging by using the Valkyrie Heart skill.When the skill is equipped, Freya will enter into her Valkyrie Form and rise into the air and launch straight into enemies on the ground. This can deal quite a lot of damage to your enemies.
The skill will allow Freya to attack your enemies by flying and attacking the enemies and ultimately launching them into the air while making them vulnerable to more incoming attacks from other companions or Kratos.
Fortunately for players, they won’t have to spend any extra XP to get the Valkyrie Heart Skill.
Another powerful skill of Freya, Goddess Aggression, can be a game changer for players using Freya as their companion. If you are a fan of parrying your enemies, then there is no skill better to use than the Goddess Aggression skill.While the skill has the highest XP cost out of all Valkyrie Skills of Freya, and if you can spend XP on companion skills, then Goddess Aggression should be your priority. When the goddess aggression skill is active, Freya will get more aggressive in her attacks.
Keep in mind that the more aggro she becomes, the more damaging her attacks will be. This will also reduce her passive as she would be charging into your enemies more often and making them vulnerable enough for you to finish them off in a few blows.
The skill will unleash the most aggressive form of Freya on the battlefield, and you will see her parrying her enemies more frequently, increasing the survivability rate. Since you can deactivate your companion’s skills at any time, you can use a good strategy with her skills and use her in tough boss battles where parrying can help you win easily while avoiding attacks.
The goddess aggression skill will cost you 1000 XP, but it is definitely a must-have skill for Freya.
Next, we have the Valkyrie Blade skill, which is one of the skills in Freya’s Valkyrie Skill Tree and will allow Freya to deal melee damage to enemies. By using the valkyrie blade skill, she will be able to attack an enemy using her sword directly.When you activate the skill, Kratos will attack an enemy and will send the enemy flying back. When this happens, there will be a Strike Button that will appear directly above Freya’s head.
If you click on the strike button, Freya will dash quickly towards that enemy and strike them, dealing even more damage to make them vulnerable for Kratos to attack further. The Valkyrie Blade Skill is definitely one of the best companion skills that will allow Freya to help Kratos in the battle by striking the enemy with her melee attacks.
The Valkyrie Blade has no skill cost. Therefore, I will be able to use the skills without spending any XP.
Seeds Of Ruin
Last but not least, the Seeds Of Ruin which is one of the many magic skills that Freya possesses, is also a viable option for you to use in battles. When the Seeds Of Ruin skill is activated, Freya will summon strong vines from the ground.These vines will be able to pull a giant rock above the ground and throw them directly at the targeted enemy. This will deal massive damage to the target enemy and, in many cases, eat up at least half of their health. While the skill cost of the Seeds Of Ruin is very high, if you are willing to spend your XP on a Vanir Magic Skill of Freya, then Seeds Of Ruin is the best option.
Not only will it make your enemy more vulnerable for Kratos to finish them off, but in case you are running low on health and want to avoid incoming attacks, the companion’s skill will help you finish the enemy off.
The seeds of ruin have a very high skill cost, and you will be required to spend 4000 XP in order to get the skill for Freya.
Utilizing Freya’s Skills
The goddess uses her Bow Assaults at a distance to damage her enemies. When it comes to close quarters, her Valkyrie Skills come into play, where she will be able to deal damage using melee attacks. Both her forms are extremely devastating if used the right way and with the right skill set.
God of War Ragnarok gives you the option to disable your companion’s skills whenever you want. Therefore, with that strategy in mind, you can play and use your companion’s skills the way you want, giving you a massive advantage.
Before selecting the right skills for Freya, it is important to understand her combat style. She can deal fairly good damage with her Blade and can incorporate Bifrost whenever she is attacking her enemies. But her true power unleashes whenever she transforms into a Valkyrie, where even a single blow of her can deal enough damage to eat at least 30% of your enemy’s HP.
While, as Kratos, you will have to perform most of the attacks, Freya can be a very good companion to rely on. Keep in mind whenever she does her valkyrie attacks, she will be passive for some time.
This is where Atreus will jump in where and use the arena to deal blows from every direction to your enemies and make them weak enough for Kratos to finish them off with a blow. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best skills of Freya in the game.
Summing It Up
With this, we conclude our guide on the best skills of Freya in God of War Ragnarok. While choosing her skills, make sure that you incorporate her stun abilities into the battle as well.
Companions like Freya can make your battles easier; therefore, it is important to equip the best skills for them. Not only will they make your enemies more vulnerable for you, but in major boss battles, the enemies you face are basically sponges and will require a lot of damage before they fall down. Freya, with her Valkyrie, Vanir Magic, and Archery Skills, will help you take them down in no time.
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