God of War Ragnarok Hunter’s Brand [Ultimate Guide]

Learn how to get hunter's brand and how to get the hunter's armor set through two favors!

Story Highlights
  • Hunter's Brand is an item that is used to make the Hunter's armor set that protects players in battle!
  • The best way to get your hands on the hunter's brand is by doing the corresponding quests related to it!
  • The main benefit of having hunter's brand is that you will be able to craft the armor set!
  • While you do not need to get the armor, it is always to do it when you reach end-game!

God of War Ragnarok has a unique collection of armor and side-quest pieces, one of which is Hunter’s Armor set, which is supposedly crafted with the use of hunter’s brand, and in our God of War Ragnarok Hunter’s Brand guide, we will uncover everything you need to know in detail about hunter’s brand. 

Note: Major spoilers about side and main quests ahead; read with caution. 

How To Get Hunter’s Brand 

Before players go ahead in the search to know how to get God of War Ragnarok Hunter’s Brand, they need to keep in mind that there will be a few favors that will be attached to the hunter brand pieces. The hunter brand pieces are used to craft a full set of the hunter’s armor, which can be used in combat to protect players. 

The two main favors that players will be required to complete will be known as In Plain Sight as well as Nocturnal Predator, which we will go in-depth about as we progress further. After all of these items have been collected, players are allowed to head over to any blacksmith of their choice to craft their brand-new armor set. 

First Hunter Brand 

One of the first hunter brand pieces that players will be able to attain will be through the in Plain slight favor. 

First things first, players will need to have access to the crater area that is present in vanaheim, which can only be accessed after you complete the 13th main mission. So make sure to have progressed that farther into the main storyline; otherwise, the brand pieces won’t be attainable. 

From your mini-map, make your way over to the mystic gateway that is present at the crater entrance. The mystic gateway, as well as the crater entrance, will showcase on your minimap, and it will be represented with a blue door-like symbol. Through there, you will have to go all the way to the celestial altar that is present in the plains, and the celestial altar will be represented by a purple orb on the map. 

Starting From The Mystic Gateway 

Start by being at the mystic gateway in the crater entrance. From there, you want to pan your camera ahead of you, through which you will be able to see Freya in front of you, and right in front of you, there will be a giant platform that you need to go towards. 

Start running towards the giant stone wall that is in front of you with a few symbols on it, equip your blades of chaos, and press o to get on top of it. Once you do, in front of you, players will be able to see the open landscape, as well as the continuation of the path ahead of you. 

Run to the edge of the platform and then jump down onto the ground. From there, pan your camera slightly to the left, and in the distance, you will be able to take note of a torch that will be burning, and you want to start heading for that. From there, jump back down onto the ground, and keep running forward. 

Starting The Favor 

In Plain Sight
In Plain Sight (Image Credits Exputer)

From there, you will meet the edge of a mountain and a steep cliffside with a small pathway leading ahead. Keep following the pathway until you can encounter a small gap that has caused the pathway to be broken. Jump across the gap and make it to the other side, and right on top of you, there will be a tree branch leading forward. 

On the edge of the tree branch, there will be a small red structure that you can hang off of to leap forward. Keep running ahead, and use your blades to latch onto the wall ahead and get up. Keep running straight until you see a dead animal, and Kratos says something like “something is wrong with this kill” which will trigger the In Plain Sight favor.

From there, turn back, go around the tree that the carcass is placed at, and start running for the tree that is present a few feet ahead of you, which also has red flowers placed to the left of it. 

Finding Evidence of Soul Eater

Finding Evidence of Soul Eater
Finding Evidence of Soul Eater (Image Credits Exputer)

When you get closer to the tree, you’ll get a prompt for “find more evidence of soul eater activity”, which you can easily track. The marker will be placed in front of a small stone near the tree. Go close to it, and investigate it, which will prompt Kratos to say, “another kill”, and Freya will say that there is ample danger ahead. 

From there, turn back, and the next prompt will be to “slay the soul eater”. The creature will be present a few feet towards the right of the original kill that we mentioned earlier. Equip your draupnir spear, and launch it at the soul eater, which will cause it to get triggered. 

Boss Fight 

Boss Fight
Boss Fight (Image Credits Exputer)

A minor boss fight will occur with the soul rate after that, through which Freya will also assist you and defeat it. After defeating it, you will be able to get the first hunter brand. 

Second Hunter Brand 

Location of Start Of Second Hunter Brand
Location of Start Of Second Hunter Brand (Image Credits Exputer)

Now, to get your hands on the second hunter brand, players will need to do the other favor, which is Nocturnal Predator. Start by being near the mystic gateway that is present towards the northern end of the Crater. 

From there, right in front of you, there will be a large ruin/building that will be two stories high. Start running up the stairs of the building, and in the middle of it, there will be a soundbath. Interact with the pot, and Freya will say something like, “look over there”. 

Kratos will start to interact with the sound bath, which will immediately cause the sky to change shape as well as color. After that, you want to leave the area, head down the stairs immediately, and start running forward. 

Keep going forward until you see an edge on the platform that you are standing on, and make sure to jump down from there. 

Nornir Chest 

Nornir Chest
Nornir Chest (Image Credits Exputer)

From there, pan your camera a little to the right, and start heading past the nornir chest that you can open now or later. Keep heading towards the tree that is present in front of the nornir chest, and at that moment, Freya will say, “that wisp is feeding on a gazelle”. 

You want to take your blades of chaos to take it out, which will cause the gazelle to be saved. From there, turn back around, and the Nocturnal Predator questline will be triggered to start. 

Nocturnal Predators Quest

Nocturnal Predator
Nocturnal Predator (Image Credits Exputer)

Start making your way over to the circle that has three purple lights on it, and when you reach there, pan your camera to the right, and start going over to the large rock that is present ahead of the purple orb that is entangled in a few vines. 

The prompt to restore the remaining sigils will then take place. Go over to the purple orb that is glowing in front of the stone, aim your blades of chaos toward the vines, and charge against it to set it on fire and get rid of the vines. 

From there, pan your camera to the left, and the next prompt will appear, which will ask you to capture the next wisp. Start heading for the purple orb that is far ahead in the distance, and Freya will say, “look, that spring’s slowing.” when you approach the glowing purple light, there will be yet another wisp that will be killing the wildebeest. 

Use your blades to take out the wisp and return it to the springs, and you will have successfully captured two out of three. 

After capturing the second wisp, you want to turn right back around and face the building where the soundbath was present and start running for the large stone that is present in front of it. Whenever you approach it, Freya will say “another wisp”. 

Go around the stone, there will be two green bubbles that you will need to take out with your blades of chaos, and there will be another one, like two feet on the right of the stone. After that, turn t the left and climb on top of a platform where you can also grab the healthstone. Right in front of you, there will be another wisp that will be feeding on an animal, and you will be able to capture the third wisp here. From there, you will need to return to the sigil plate. 

Return to the metal plate, where you are able to see the purple glowing runes all over it, and Freya will ask whether returning the wisps here is a good idea or not. 

Flame Phantom 

Flame Phantom
Flame Phantom (Image Credits Exputer)

Unfortunately, the ending won’t be all that easy for the player, as instead of returning the wisps to the runes, a flame phantom boss will appear instead, ready to take you alive. You need to get rid of the flame phantom in order to receive the second hunter’s brand. 

Final Hunter’s Brand 

Final Hunter's Brand Location
Final Hunter’s Brand Location (Image Credits Exputer)

As for the last piece to the puzzle, you will need to be at the mystic gateway, which is a bit on the southern end of the crater. From there, Freya will be in front of you, and you will need to jump off a platform and get on the ground. 

However, right as you do, you will be faced with a boss that is called the untamed fury, and surprisingly its attacks won’t be all that difficult to figure out. 

Winning The Fight 

Hunter's Brand
Hunter’s Brand (Image Credits Exputer)

After you’ve taken out the boss, start heading for the tree that has a seemingly hollow trunk that has been ripped out and cross it to head forward. When you do so, there will be another platform that you will need to jump off of, and right in front of you, there will be a circular entrance that you will need to go towards. 

Keep running until you are able to come to the edge of the platform and can encounter a rope that you can zipline onto. Get off the zipline, and turn to the left to head between the path between two mountain cliffs. Keep heading forward until you encounter the untamed fury once again. 

Hunter's Armor
Hunter’s Armor (Image Credits Exputer)

You need to keep going on its trail until you inevitably find her again for the third time and finally defeat her, this time for good. 

Summary 

And there we have it, the best way to get hunter’s brands and what they can be used for! And with that, we will wrap up our God of War Ragnarok Hunter’s Brand guide!

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Mina Anwar


Mina is a Gacha games guides writer at Exputer with years of writing experience. When she is away from work, Mina can be found venturing through Mondtstat and Liyue, a place she calls her second home.

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