God of War Ragnarok: How To Get Guiding Light Armor Set

Learn what the Guiding Light armor set is capable of, and how you can easily get it!

God of War Ragnarok, paired with its main missions as well as side quests known as favors, offer players valuable rewards, including complete armor sets. In our God of War Ragnarok Guiding Light Armor guide, we will uncover the details about the armor set as well as how to get it! 

Key Takeaways
  • Unlock the Guiding Light armor by completing the main quest “The World Of Fate.”
  • Head to any broken part of Tyr’s Statue after completing the quest and interact with the runes.
  • Each rune interaction drops one piece of the Guiding Light set, unlocking the favor called Guiding Light.
  • Breastplate of Guiding Light is near Tyr’s broken helmet on the northeast side of the Lake of Nine in Midgard.
  • Gauntlets of Guiding Light are located close to Sindri’s forge in the Lake of Nine, near Tyr’s left gauntlet.
  • Waist Guard of Guiding Light can be found behind bramble on the Shores of Nine in the Lake of Nine.
  • Breastplate increases damage chance based on Luck stat.
  • Gauntlets and Waist Guard can cause critical hits and explosions, depending on Luck stat.

NOTE: Spoilers ahead about main missions including The Word of Fate.

Starting The Quest 

Before even deciding to get their hands on the main armor set, players need to keep in mind that they will need to complete the ninth main mission known as The Word of Fate before they can proceed with the side questlines. 

Essentially, after doing the quest, players will be able to unlock the area that is known as the Lake of Nine, which will be present in Midgard. In the Lake of Nine, there are a few ruins of Tyr’s statue that were destroyed beforehand.

God of War Ragnarok Starting The Quest
Starting The Quest (Image Credits Exputer)

These ruins are scattered all over the lake of nine as well as the shore of nine, and the armor pieces will be present at each of the ruins, therefore, a treacherous journey ahead, so let’s learn how to get God of War Ragnarok Guiding Light Armor!

Waistguard 

God of War Ragnarok Waistguard
Waistguard (Image Credits Exputer)

While you can feel free to start from any ruin of your choice, let’s start our way by being at the shores of Nine. once you’re present at the shore of nine, you will have Freya accompanying you in the back, as well as Mimir’s company too. 

  • Right in front of you, you might be able to see the first area that you need to access.
  • Start making your way across the snow, until you can duck down and crawl into a smaller entrance alongside Freya. 
  • While entering the entrance, start inching your way forward through the broken pieces, then you will need to steer a bit to the left to make your way out.
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  • Once you’re out, you will be present in a giant open area, however, that is not our concern right now. 
God of War Ragnarok Tyr's Right Bracer
Tyr’s Right Bracer (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Once you’re out, turn right back around, and you will be able to see a blue light that is emerging from one of the broken pieces of the ruins.
  • Walk up to it, and press O on your controller to interact with the righting on the piece. 
  • Once you do so, a text marker that displays that the Guiding Light favor has been started will appear on your screen. Upon doing so, Kratos will read the writing, that will read “Iron peace, not a golden war”.

From there, a marker will appear that will say “Statue Runes read 1 of 4” and you will have Waist Guard of Guiding light in your arsenal, which will boost up Kratos’ skills in combat. While getting the waistguard, you might also encounter a few enemies such as hel-walkers.

Gauntlets 

God of War Ragnarok Tyr's Left Bracer
Tyr’s Left Bracer (Image Credits Exputer)

Moving on, opening up the map will showcase all places that players need to visit, and to get the Gauntlets of Guiding Light, players will need to make their way over from the original place where they found the right bracers, and start going over to the northeastern end of the map. 

  • Once you’ve made your way into the lake of nine successfully, we can start our hunt for the left bracer.
  • You can either decide to go on foot, or you can take the mystic gateway that is pretty close by. 
  • From here, you will be able to take assistance from the sled that you and Atreus originally had to make traveling across snow easier.
  • Make your sled do a swift left turn once you hit a pile of fresh snow, and start making your way across the lake and then deeper into the lake. 
  • From there, get off of your sled, and there will be another ruin that will be present a few feet across from the sled’s original parking.
  • Once Kratos reads what’s inscribed in the statue, it will say something like “Defend The Peace”. 

Once you read that, you will have successfully read 2 out of 4 statue runes, and Freya will then exclaim that she remembers the Jotnar crafting these bracers for Tyr’s statue, alongside an increase in XP for Kratos by 250 and Freya by 75. 

God of War Ragnarok Gauntlets of Guiding Light
Gauntlets of Guiding Light (Image Credits Exputer)

Breastplate

God of War Ragnarok Tyr's Helmet
Tyr’s Helmet (Image Credits Exputer)

As for Breastplate, from the area where you found your left bracer, you will need to get on your sled and keep making your way across the lake of nine toward the next quest marker. 

  • The marker will be marked on your map where you will need to head towards the Raider Stronghold, and it will be located towards the western side of the map.
  • Keeping sledding across the snow until you are successfully able to reach the raider stronghold. 
  • Keep going on until you reach the stronghold, and slow down your sled until you can reach a fresh patch of snow that is not blocked by the lake.
  • Right across from you, you might be able to encounter a large ruin that is gold, which you will need to head towards.
  • Once you do so, players will find out that it is Tyr’s Helmet that had been broken down from his statue. 

Right on the opening of the helmet, there will be yet another blue inscription that is written on it, and once Kratos gets close to it, he will be able to take out Mimir and then decipher the text. Once he does so, the text will say “Win minds, nor wars”.

God of War Ragnarok Breastplate
Breastplate (Image Credits Exputer)

Just across from the ruins, you will be able to get your hands on the breastplate of guiding light.

Guiding Light Armor Set Stats & Tips

Armor Piece NameStrengthDefenseLuckPerks / Buffs
Breatplate of Guiding Light 36.029.036.0Weapon Blessing
Gauntlets of Guiding Light41.00.023.0Fortune's Strike I >> II
Waist Guard of Guiding Light0.041.023.0Fortune's Strike I >> II

Now that we’ve done retrieving the armor set, let’s take a deep dive into the stats that the set itself provides and what purpose each piece provides for players. The three pieces will be considered to be one of the best armor sets that can provide ample protection, as well as luck, and the stats will be pretty balanced. 

Gauntlets Of Guiding Light 

God of War Ragnarok Gauntlets Piece
Gauntlets Piece (Image Credits Exputer)
Levels Stats Found / Upgraded 
Level 5
  • Strength: 41
  • Luck: 23
Found: Can be found at Tyr’s Left Bracer which is located in Midgard’s Lake of Nine region.
Level 6
  • Strength: 50
  • Luck: 28
Upgraded: Need 10,000 hacksilver and 1 Asgardian ingot
Level 7
  • Strength: 59
  • Luck: 33
Upgraded: Need 13,500 hacksilver and 2 Asgardian Ingot
Level 8
  • Strength: 68
  • Luck: 38
Upgraded: Need 16,500 hacksilver and 5 Tempered Remnants.
Level 9
  • Strength: 77
  • Luck: 43
Upgraded: Need 25,000 hacksilver, 20 Purified Crystalline, and 5 Tempered Remnants.

Starting off with the gauntlets, their descriptions state that it is the armor that is found scattered across the lake of nine. It was crafted from treasures that were brought to the realm to honor Tyr and it will increase the player’s overall luck. 

The gauntlets themselves will provide players with 41 strength, as well as 23 luck since the gauntlets are so focused on luck. Apart from that, the gauntlets will also have a perk known as Fortune’s Strike I, which will basically allow players to use their melee attacks, which will allow them to gain a luck chance to land crits, which will outlaunch damaging explosions against enemies in sight. 

Waist Guard Of Guiding Light 

God of War Ragnarok Waistguard
Waistguard (Image Credits Exputer)
Levels Stats Found / Upgraded 
Level 5
  • Defense: 41
  • Luck: 23
Found: Can be found at Tyr’s Right Arm which is located in Midgard’s Lake of Nine region.
Level 6
  • Defense: 50
  • Luck: 28
Upgraded: Need 10,000 hacksilver and 1 Asgardian ingot
Level 7
  • Defense: 59
  • Luck: 33
Upgraded: Need 13,500 hacksilver and 2 Asgardian Ingot
Level 8
  • Defense: 68
  • Luck: 38
Upgraded: Need 16,500 hacksilver and 5 Tempered Remnants.
Level 9
  • Defense: 77
  • Luck: 43
Upgraded: Need 25,000 hacksilver, 20 Purified Crystalline, and 10 Sparkling Crystals..

As for the waist guard, it will be adorned on the player’s waist and its main aim will to basically provide players with an ample amount of defense so that they are ready to take on any kind of enemy that dares face them. 

The waistguard will itself be able to grant a total of 41 defense for players, all the while also being able to provide the same amount of luck as the gauntlets, which will be 23. 

As for the perk, it can be increased to Fortune’s strike II, which will have the same benefit of helping players land a crit which will then further create a damaging explosion. 

Breastplate Of Guiding Light 

God of War Ragnarok Breastplate
Breastplate (Image Credits Exputer)
Levels Stats Found / Upgraded 
Level 5
  • Strength: 36
  • Defense: 29
  • Luck: 36
Found: Can be found inside the Tyr’s Helmet that is located in Midgard’s Lake of Nine region.
Level 6
  • Strength: 44
  • Defense: 35
  • Luck: 44
Upgraded: Need 15,000 hacksilver and 2 Asgardian ingot
Level 7
  • Strength: 52
  • Defense: 42 
  • Luck: 52
Upgraded: Need 20,000 hacksilver and 4 Asgardian Ingot
Level 8
  • Strength: 60
  • Defense: 48
  • Luck: 60
Upgraded: Need 25,000 hacksilver. 5 Asgardian ingot, and 10 Tempered Remnants.
Level 9
  • Strength: 68
  • Defense: 54
  • Luck: 68
Upgraded: Need 35,000 hacksilver, 40 Purified Crystalline, and 2 Smouldering Embers

Last but not least, the Breastplate of guiding light will be adorned on the chest, protecting the players from any kind of attacks that might be aimed at them towards the chest. The chest piece will provide a total of 36 strengths, 29 defense as well as 36 luck. 

Apart from that, it will also have a perk that is known as Weapon Blessing, and once it has been activated, it will provide players a moderate luck chance whereby whenever they launch any hit, they will be able to gain an increase in their strength, runic, and luck on one of Krato’s weapons.

With the Jotunheim’s Essence in hand, players can get 4 strength, 4 vitality as well as 6 luck, and with the entire enchantment set, they will be able to have Kratos’ overall maximum rage increased based on his total vitality. (This is not a direct part of the set). 

Pre-Requisites 

God of War Ragnarok Guiding Light Map
Guiding Light Map (Image Credits Exputer)

Players will need to get through nine main storylines before they can unlock Lake of Nine, so let’s list down the missions you need to complete before reaching the ninth chapter.

  1. Surviving Fimbulwinter.
  2. Quest for Tyr.
  3. Old Friends.
  4. Groa’s Secret.
  5. The Lost Sanctuary.
  6. The Reckoning.
  7. The Runaway.
  8. Into The Fire.

Summary 

And there we have it! A guide on how to obtain the armor set while also completing the favor associated with it, try two birds with one stone! And with that, we will wrap up our God of War Ragnarok Guiding Light Armor guide! 

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