God of War Ragnarok: How To Get Bonded Leather

Learn all the ways that you can find Bonded Leather and its resources in God of War Ragnarok in order to upgrade your armor and gear in the game.

Bonded Leather is one of the most valuable resources in God of War Ragnarok that is required along with other materials in the game to upgrade the armor sets of KratosHowever, the major difference between Bonded Leather and other materials like Shattered Runes and Forged Iron is that you won’t find many Bonded Leather resources in the game.  

Key Takeaways
  • Bonded Leather is a crafting material used to upgrade a majority of gear used by Kratos in God of War Ragnarok.
  • You can obtain it by killing enemies and bosses such as Fraekni The Zealous, Starolfr The Troublesome, Bodvar The Fierce, Hardrefill The Callous, Beigard The Feared, Svipdagr The Cold, 2 Sisters Of Illska and The Huntress.
  • You can also obtain it by completing the favor quest called Freya’s Missing Puzzle Piece.
  • In addition, you can also find Bonded Leather in many red chests hidden throughout the Realms, so explore as much as you can.
  • Lastly, you can also do treasure maps to obtain Bonded Leather as part of the loot.

How To Get Bonded Leather 

If you are looking to upgrade your armor to higher levels, collecting Bonded Leather is inevitable. Therefore, it is important to know all the ways that you can get your hands on the item and how you can use it to upgrade your armor.

Furthermore, Bonded Leather is actually quite stronger than the Raw Hide item you will get during the exploration of the nine realms. Due to its powerful nature, you won’t find many resources of it in the game, and it can be quite difficult to locate. Also, in case you are trying to farm Bonded Leather from enemies, unfortunately, not many of them dropped them. 

Keeping in mind how complex it can be to find rare items like Bonded Leather and how it is required in greater quantities for it to be utilized, we have listed several ways by which you can collect Bonded Leather in the game. 

Defeating Bosses And Enemies 

Most of the Bonded Leather resources you will get from enemies and Mini-Bosses in the game. Mini bosses like the Huntress drop a lot of resources, including Bonded Leather. Therefore, it is important to defeat them so you can gain items to upgrade your equipment.

Bonded Leather in God of War Ragnarok fom Enemies
Huntress – Screenshot Captured by eXputer

The Huntress will use different attacks, and it will take quite some time to take her down. She will use her bow to attack you from a distance, and even her single-shot attacks can be quite powerful. The weak spot of the huntress lies in her horns that you can attack to deal maximum damage to her. 

After you have successfully defeated the huntress, you will get Bonded Leather. Furthermore, he will also get a Light Runic Attack, a Health Stone, and a Frozen Flame 

So while collecting Bonded Leather, you will also be able to obtain a lot of different items that will further help you level up in the game. There are only a few other mini-bosses in God of War Ragnarok that will drop the item. So, you might have to keep an eye out for them and farm as many mini-bosses as you can to get Bonded Leather.

Bosses That Drop Bonded Leather

Most resources of Bonded Leather are dropped by the huntress, who is a stalker who worships Skardi. Fortunately for you, Kratos will have a companion to aid you in the fight, and after defeating the huntress, you will get several rewards, including Bonded Leather, as mentioned above. Besides that, you will come across a lot of other bosses as well that will give you a chance to farm Bonded Leather.

Other bosses that drop Bonded Leather are Fraekni The Zealous, Starolfr The Troublesome, Bodvar The Fierce, Hardrefill The Callous, Beigard The Feared, Svipdagr The Cold, and 2 Sisters Of Illska. There are many other bosses to farm for Bonded Leather as well. They will drop a ton of Bonded Leather resources for you to level up your equipment with. 

Completing Favors 

Favors are actually side quests that you will encounter throughout the game. All the objectives of these favors are different, and some favors will reward you with Bonded Leather after you complete them. However, that is not all, as during the favors, you will come across many enemies that will drop Bonded Leather as well. In order to track all your favors, you need to visit the Goal Menu. 

One such favor that involves Bonded Leather is Freya’s Missing Piece Puzzle. While completing the sidequest itself will reward you with 1500 XP for Freya along with other items like Steel Harmony and Royal Vanir Garments, there will be some enemies that you will encounter during the favor that will drop Bonded Leather.

Soul Eater
Soul Eater – Screenshot Captured by eXputer

For instance, in the Wedding Shrine of Freya, there will be a Soul Eater that will come barging at you. By defeating the Soul Eater, you will get many rewards. These rewards include Bonded Leather as well as other crafting items like Hacksilver and Shattered Runes. The Soul Eater can be defeated by dealing damage to his chest, which is his weak point. Another favor that will reward you with Bonded Leather is Fit For A King, where you have to fight several bosses to farm for the item. 

Found In Hidden Areas 

Another way that you can get Bonded Leather in the game is to look for them in the hidden areas of the 9 realms. The hidden areas of the game have a lot of chests and treasures that contain valuable items and resources, including Bonded Leather.

How To Get Bonded Leather in God of War Ragnarok
Hidden Areas – Screenshot Captured by eXputer

You need to treasure maps in order to access these hidden areas. The maps will guide you towards their treasures, and they have a drawing of some structures in them, so it will be quite easy to find the hidden treasure.

Some hidden areas are located In the Bridge To The Broken Poison, The Crater In Vanaheim, Pilgrims Landing In Vanaheim, the Locked Room At Noatun Garden In Vanaheim, and Baldur’s Mount At The Lake Of Nine. 

Luckily for players, many of these hidden treasures will drop not only a large amount of Bonded Leather but also some rare and legendary items. By exploring and farming all the hidden areas, you will have enough resources for all Bonded Leather to upgrade your armor sets. 

In Red Chests And Coffins 

Last but not least, Bonded Leather can be found in large amounts in the red chests that are scattered throughout the game. These red chests are very distinguishable as they will give a red glow. They always have some other items as well, but almost every other chest will have Bonded Leather in them.

Bonded Leather in God of War Ragnarok from Red Chests
Red Chest – Screenshot Captured by eXputer

Make sure to keep an eye out for these chests in God of War Ragnarok. While early on in the game, you won’t find much of these, but as you progress, there will be a lot of red chests for you to open. 

You would also find Bonded Leather in tombs and coffins as well. In God of War Ragnarok, you will find a lot of tombs and coffins that are interactable and can be opened. 

So in case, you come across a coffin, or a tomb, make sure to open it, as you might get your hands on some Bonded Leather.

Furthermore, when you are traveling to Svartalfheim, there is a unique resource of Bonded Leather there as well. Keep an eye out while crossing the lake, as sometimes there is Bonded Leather floating on the surface of the water.

This resource can be quite hard to miss, so make sure to explore the region near the lake carefully. In order to take the Bonded Leather out of the lake, you can take the help of Atreus, and he will pick them out for you. 

What Is Bonded Leather 

Bonded Leather is one of the most valuable resources that are quite hard to find in the game. It might take you a lot of time to acquire enough Bonded Leather resources for you actually to upgrade equipment with that. 

Bonded Leather in God of War Ragnarok
Bonded Leather – Screenshot Captured by eXputer

While early on in the game, you won’t have to face a lot of difficult enemies. However, as soon as you reach mid to late game, you will need the best weapons and equipment in your Inventory, as the enemies and bosses will give you a hard time. This is where resources like Bonded Leather come into play.


These resources will help you upgrade your armor sets to make them powerful enough to counter the attacks of your enemies. Therefore, it is important to have as many resources of equipment as Bonded Leather that directly help you level up your armor sets and make them more powerful. 

By now, the players will have an idea of how hard it can be to find resources like Bonded Leather. This is because you won’t get the item much from chests and enemies in the game. However, when you do get Bonded Leather, you will manage to collect a lot of it. So even if you managed to collect it only a few times, you would have enough by the mid-game to level up your armor sets. 

Below you will see all the ways of collecting Bonded Leather. 

Summing It Up 

With this, we conclude our detailed guide on Bonded Leather and how to find it in God of War Ragnarok. While you are at it, we recommend checking out our guide on how to get mod tokens in God of war Ragnarok as well.

Before leaving our page, take a look at how to get beast scraps in God of War Ragnarok. We have also curated our detailed guide on another important and valuable resource called shining crystals. 

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Kashaf Ul Khair

Kashaf is an RPG and Battle Royale enthusiast and can be seen spending most of her time battling other players in Naraka Bladepoint or improving her skills in Diablo 4. She loves to curate builds based on her own expertise and writes guides to help the audience become pros in no time. She kicked off her writing career on eXputer with several years of experience. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Majored in English Literature || Published 250+ Guides 

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