God Of War Ragnarok: How To Get All Dust Of Realms

Learn how to get Dust of Realms as it is used to upgrade Shields to their maximum levels.

God of War Ragnarok has tons of unique crafting items, and one such example is that of Dust of Realms. It is a rare item that can be found in limited quantities in the game. Dust of Realms is used to get some powerful equipment upgrades in the game. If you want to get these upgrades in God of War Ragnarok and don’t know where to get Dust of Realms, then you’ve come to the right spot.


Key Takeaways

  • Dust of Realms is one of the rarest crafting items to get in God of War Ragnarok.
  • It is used in upgrading the Shields and their attachments.
  • Dust of Realms is found only by two methods, Draugr holes and Yggdrasil Rifts.
  • For Draugr holes, you’ll have to kill the Hateful to get Dust of Realms as a reward.
  • As for Yggdrasil Rifts, they reward you with Dust of Realms after you kill powerful mini-bosses.

Where To Find Dust Of Realms

As the Dust of Realms is a rare and valuable item, there aren’t that many locations from where you can get it. There are limited locations from where you can get it. And these locations aren’t easy at all. You’ll have to fight hard mini-bosses to get some Dust of Realms. So, here is how you can get the Dust of Realms in God of War Ragnarok.

Born From Fire Side Quest

The first method includes a side quest. In the side quest, you’ll have to go to a bunch of Draugr Holes in the game and close them down. The quest starts when you kill a special Draugr in the game, known as The Hateful. After killing The Hateful, you’ll have to close its Draugr Hole.

Draugr Hole in God of War Ragnarok rewards with dust of realms.
Clear the Draugr Holes to get Dust of Realms as a reward. [Image Credit: eXputer]
There are a total of six Draugr Holes spread around the Game. You’ll have to locate each of these and defeat The Hateful at each of these spots. When you defeat The Hateful, you’ll get Dust of Realms as a reward. So, here are all six Draugr Holes locations with their rewards.

rewards of the draugr holes.
You’ll get a different quantity of Dust of Realms as a reward for clearing the Draugr Holes. [Image Credit: eXputer]

The Watchtower Draugr Hole – Svartalfheim

The Draugr Hole in Svartalfheim is near the Watchtower and easy to find. Once you defeat The Hateful here, you’ll get tons of rewards and XP. As for Dust of Realms, you’ll get 5 of that.

The Applecore Draugr Hole – Svartalfheim

The next Draugr Hole is in The Applecore. It comes while you’re breaking Tyr out of prison. Instead of breaking him free, turn left and head towards the wall. Go through the ledge towards the other side, and the Draugr Hole is to the right of the Corridor you come into. Among other rewards that you get here, you’ll get 15x Dust of Realms.

Abandoned Village Draugr Hole – Vanaheim

The first Draugr Hole in Vanaheim is located in the Abandoned Village. In the village, look for the waterfall. The Draugr Hole is right behind it in a cave. After you defeat the Hateful there, you’ll get 25x Dust of Realms.

The Plains Draugr Hole – Vanaheim

For the Draugr Hole in the Plains, you’ll have to complete a favor quest first. The Quest’s name is Return Of The River. Once you finish it, you can head towards The Plains. The Draugr Hole is easy to find. You’ll get 40x Dust of Realms once you defeat the Hateful there.

The Barrens Draugr Hole – Alfheim

The Draugr Hole in The Barrens is located out in the open in the Alfhiem region. Go there and defeat the Hateful. Once defeated, you’ll get 60x Dust of Realms as one of the other rewards.

Lake of Nine Draugr Hole – Midgard

As for the final Draugr Hole, you’ll find it in Midgard. It is located in the Lake of Nine region. You’ll find the Draugr Hole quite easily. Once you defeat The Hateful, it will finish the “Born From Fire” side quest and reward you with many things. Most importantly, it will reward you with 100x Dust of Realms.

Yggdrasil Rifts

Apart from the Side Quest, you get Dust of Realms by closing the Yggdrasil Rifts. These Yggdrasil Rifts were known as Realm Tears in the last installment of the game. Now the Rifts, like the Draugr Hole, are completely optional. You can completely skip them if you don’t feel like doing them.

Yggdrasil Rifts in the game.
Yggdrasil Rifts are another source of rewards in the game. [Image Credit: eXputer]
But the rewards that you get from clearing these Rifts can’t be overlooked. The most valuable reward that you get from them is the Dust of Realms. So, if you want to upgrade your items, then you shouldn’t overlook them. There are a total of 15 Yggdrasil Rifts in God of War Ragnarok.

Strategy

Yggdrasil Rifts are a type of challenge for Kratos. In it, Kratos has to fight off some of the unique enemies in the game. Almost all of them are unique in their way. So you’ll have to come up with new tactics each time to defeat them. But remember, they won’t be easy to defeat.

Even if you’re in a rather easier region, if you interact with a rift, you’ll find much harder foes. Don’t take these challenges lightly. Once you manage to defeat the opponent that came out of the Rift, you’ll note that the Rift is still intact. What you want to do is go to it and then interact with it. That will close the rift, and then you’ll get tons of rewards from it.

Rewards

Among other rewards, you’ll be getting the Dust of Realms in the Yggdrasil Rifts. That’s why you should get them as soon as possible. As there are 15 Yggdrasil Rifts, you’ll get more than enough Dust of Realms from them. On our hunt, we got different values of Dust of Realm from each of the Yggdrasil Rifts. So let’s see how your luck holds.

Yggdrasil rifts dust of realms reward in God of war ragnarok.
The Yggdrasil Rift rewards you with tons of Dust of Realms. [Image Credit: eXputer]

What Is Dust of Realms

God of War Ragnarok lets you create different items in the game. As usual, to craft these items, you’d need some raw materials. As there are tons of items that you can craft in the game, so are tons of raw materials to craft them.

Dust of Realms in the game.
Dust of Realms description.

Dust of Realms is one of these raw materials that you can use to craft different items in the game. It is a rare resource, so that you won’t find it at many places in the game.

Crafting Uses

Dust of Realms is a crafting resource. Using it, you can upgrade tons of items in the game. It will make those items much stronger for you to use, giving you an edge over opponents or bosses in the game. The Dust of Realms is used to upgrade Shields in the game. So, here are all the items that require Dust of Realms as a raw crafting material.

Shield Upgrades

As you go into the crafting menu in the game, there are tons of shield upgrades. There are a total of 5 Shields in the game. And to Upgrade them, you’ll need different resources. But if you are looking to get a shield to a maximum level, then you’ll require the Dust of Realms, as it is the main item to maximize a Shield’s upgrade.

shield upgrades
Shields Level 8 and 9 upgrades require Dust of Realms. [Image Credit: eXputer]
All of the Shields in the game require Dust of Realms for their final two upgrades at levels 8 and 9. It is one of the main items to upgrade them. If you want to own powerful shields, then you’ll have to get Dust of Realms. 

At level 8 for all shields, you’ll require 15,000 Hacksilver, 6x Luminous Alloy, and mainly, 25x Dust of Realms. When you get to level 9 of the Shields, you’ll need 20,000 Hacksilver, 3x Blazing Embers, and 50x Dust of Realms.

Shield Attachments Upgrades

With the shields, you’ll get to upgrade their attachments too. The attachments make the shields even more powerful. The Ronds not only increase the Shield’s strength, but they also change its visuals. All in all, Rond upgrades are as important as the Shield upgrades themselves.

Like the Shields, to upgrade the Shield attachments or Ronds to the highest level, you’d need to use Dust of Realms. Not only that, you’ll need some additional resources with that to upgrade the Ronds.

Shield attachments upgrades.
The Shield Attachments or Ronds also require Dust of Realms for the upgrade. [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you upgrade your Shield Attachments to Level 8, you’d need 10,000 Hacksilver, 3x Luminous Alloy, and 15x Dust of Realms. Whereas if you want to upgrade it to level 9, things change a little bit. 

To upgrade the Rond of Volition, Aggravation, Expedition, Restoration, Deflection, and the Rond of the Nine Realms, you’d require 14,000 Hacksilver, 20x Fortified Remnants, and 30x Dust of Realms. Whereas for the Rond of Affliction, Purification, and the Rond of Disruption, you’d require 14,000 Hacksilver, 45x Shining Crystal, and 30x Dust of Realms.

Final Words

The Dust of Realms is a rare and hard-to-find material if you don’t know where you’re supposed to look. Its rarity is much understood by the usage of the Dust of Realms. It is useful to upgrade Shields to their maximum level. Not only that, you’ll find that it is used in upgrading Shield Attachments or Ronds to their max level too.

Now, we know that the Dust of Realms is hard to get in God of War Ragnarok. But, if you look at specific locations to find it, then it becomes a lot easier. These locations are the Draugr Hold and the Yggdrasil Rifts. These are scattered all over the nine realms in the God of War Ragnarok. Once you have acquired enough Dust of Realms, you’ll be to level up the Shields and their attachments fully.

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Zohaib Abdullah


From a young age, Zohaib immersed himself in FPS and RPG games. Now, at eXputer, he uses that experience to write Game Guides. Once he finishes writing the latest guide, he hops back on his latest Skyrim save to continue Dragonborn’s Journey.

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