God of War Ragnarok: Mod Tokens [Explained]

Learn how Mod Tokens work in God of War Ragnarok along with their users and how you can change them in the game.

Story Highlights
  • Mod Tokens are used to modify Skills in God of War Ragnarok.
  • These mode tokens can enhance different Skills of Leviathan Axe and Blades of Chaos.
  • You can get them by increasing the Skill Labour for that particular Skill and reaching the gold tier.

A great new addition to the fast-paced combat system of God of War Ragnarok is the Mod Tokens. These can be used to enhance the Skills of weapons used by Kratos. Unfortunately, for the fans, Mod Tokens can be quite easy to miss as the game won’t tell you about them firsthand.

Also, you will be able to complete your game without it. But it is important to understand what Mod Tokens are and how they work, as they will make Kratos and his weapons more powerful and ultimately help you beat bosses easily in God of War Ragnarok. 

What Are Mod Tokens 

In God of War Ragnarok, you will find Kratos to be more aggressive. When you first start that game, you will get two primary weapons called Blades of Chaos and Leviathan Axe. Both of these weapons have intricate Skill Trees and abilities that can be leveled up and modified using the Mod Tokens.

Mod Tokens in God of War Ragnarok
Mod Tokens [Image Capture By eXputer]
So the Mod Tokens are basically still more than the game that will allow you to enhance the abilities of your weapons. These Skill modes can be unlocked by completing several Skill Labour challenges attached to them. 

Mod Tokens are a great addition as they will further add a layer of Skill customization for Kratos. This will allow you to choose Skills for different builds and the play style that suits you the most. 

Therefore, mod Skills are actually a kind of currency that you can use to modify the Skills for Blades of Chaos or Leviathan Axe. While you won’t feel a great change to the actual Skill you use Mod Tokens on, in combat, it will make a huge difference.

They are fairly easy to use. They are required to increase a tier of a specific Skill in God of War Ragnarok. In the game, there are three tiers for a Skill. These tiers are Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Let’s take a detailed look at how these Mod Tokens work below. 

How Do Mod Tokens Work 

In God of War Ragnarok, you will be able to graft, upgrade gear, choose from different Skill Trees and abilities, as well as level up and modify them. 

These upgrades and modifications will require you to understand the process of how a Mod Token can work as we mentioned before that Mod Tokens could be unlocked by completing Skill Labour challenges that will require you to use a Skill a lot of times in battles.

Therefore, from the three tiers we mentioned, you will have to reach the gold tier in God of War Ragnarok for that particular Skill. Only then will you be able to unlock the Mod Token for that Skill and be able to equip a special effect for that Skill.  

Skill Labour 

It is important to understand how Skill Labour works if you intend to use Mod Tokens in the game. Whenever you select certain Skills in a Skill Tree, you will be able to see them in the sidebar. There you will be able to see and track the progress you have gained so far using each Labour for the Skill.

how to get Mod Tokens in God of War Ragnarok
Upgrading Scorched Sweep through Skill Labour [Image Capture By eXputer]
But once again, God of War Ragnarok will not give you much information on how this Skill Labour will actually work and how you will be able to increase the tier of the particular Skill. In order to complete a Skill Labour, you will have to use that Skill in battles.

You can use the Skill anytime you want but make sure that whenever you use the Skill, it actually does damage to your enemies. Only then will it count towards the Skill Labour total. By completing the Skill Labour progress required for that particular Skill, you will be able to increase the tier of the Skill. 

But in order to increase that year, it is important that you have upgraded the weapon in that particular Skill Tree as well. 

For instance, if you are doing and progressing in the Skilled Labour for a Skill like Scorched Sweep I for the Blades of Chaos weapon in the technique Skill Tree, then the game will require you to use the Skill 15 times in order to complete the Skill Labour. As soon as you do it, you will be able to enhance and upgrade the Skill. Therefore, the Scorched Sweep I will become Scorched Sweep II.

Skill Tier

However, before you can actually unlock it, you will also have to upgrade to the third level of Blades of Chaos. This would require you to gather resources in God of War Ragnarok. And as we know, collecting resources is not an easy task to end the game. It is also worth noting that you might be able to complete a Skill Labour for a particular Skill before you can actually upgrade your weapon. 

Mod Tokens in God of War Ragnarok
Upgrading the Skill Tiers [Image Capture By eXputer]
Before you can unlock a Mod Token, you will need to complete all these tiers and complete Skill Labours while making your way up the Skill Tree. 

The advancements you have to make in each tier will vary from Skill to Skill. There are some Skills that will require you to use 30 times. However, there are also some Skills that do not require much advancement, and you will only need to use them 10 times to unlock their Mod Token. 

Enhancing A Skill 

By using the Mod Token, you will be able to enhance a Skill directly so that you will be able to use this Skill in your battle in a more efficient way, ultimately making your weapon more powerful. For instance, if you are using Blades of Chaos in God of War Ragnarok, then by completing the Skill level of Hyperion pull in the Skill Tree, you will be able to unlock three different mode tokens.

Frozen Ascent
Frozen Ascent [Image Capture By eXputer]
Every Skill will offer a different Mod Token for you to unlock. Another example is the Frozen Ascent Skill of Leviathan Axe, which you will find in the technique section. By using the Skill, Kratos can launch enemies in the air by applying the high frost effect during frost awaken.

If you have a Mod Token for this Skill, then you can add it to the Skill and spend some XP for Kratos to get an extra effect for the Skill as well. These effects will vary from Skill to Skill, but for the frozen ascent, you will get Damage Resistance, an increase in Permafrost Charge, and even Bonus Frost in God of War Ragnarok. 

Therefore, Mod Tokens are definitely worth getting in the game if you want your character to be more powerful. 

Leveling Up Blades Of Chaos And Leviathan Axe 

As we mentioned before, you will only be able to unlock the Mod Tokens after you have upgraded your weapons. The Skills you have, start from level 1 to onwards, going all the way up to five.

You will be able to increase the level of Leviathan Axe upgraded by using a resource called Frozen Flame, which is pretty rare in God of War Ragnarok. In order to get it, you will need to finish a lot of main quests and defeat a lot of major bosses in the game.  

On the other hand, you have Blades of Chaos which can be upgraded and leveled up by using a certain resource called Chaos Flame. This resource, on the other hand, can be obtained from optional mini-bosses as well. However, most of the time, it will be dropped by the major and mandatory bosses in God of War Ragnarok.

Another way to earn the Chaos flame is to visit Draugr Pits scattered throughout the explorable areas of God of War Ragnarok and defeat powerful and higher leveled enemies you find there. In order to get a full Chaos flame, you need to find 6 fragments of it. After that, you will be able to upgrade the Blades of Chaos. 

How To Get Mod Tokens 

Getting the Mod Tokens in the game is actually pretty easy. All you are required to do is complete the Skill level of a particular Skill that you are looking to get the Mod Token for. Once you have unlocked the ability to apply the Mod Token, just select the Skill and decide the special effect you want. You will get three Mod Tokens for each Skill. In case you have enough Kratos XP to spend on the Mod Tokens, getting them won’t require you much time.

Farming skill mods
Sparring Arena [Image Capture By eXputer]
In order to use the progress you have obtained so far for a particular Skill labor, just take a look at the bar that is located below the preview of that Skill. For instance, if you’re looking to reach the bronze tier for the Vengeful Sickle, then you will be able to see the number of times you are required to use the Skill to reach the bronze tier.

After you have successfully used the Skill 10 times in combat, you will get a notification that the bronze tier is completed. No, you simply need to beat the process until you get the gold tier in the Skill Labour. 

If you are looking to get Mod Tokens in the fastest way possible, then there is a popular method that will allow you to grind Skill tiers in order to mod the Skills you want. The method will require you to go to Niflheim. There you have to complete as many Sparring Arena Challenges as you can.

By completing these challenges, you won’t be able to obtain any hacksilver or XP for Kratos. But what the sparring arena challenges actually do is increase the advancement and progress of a player In Skill tiers. Therefore, in the sparring arena challenges, you will be able to use different abilities on your enemies. Eventually, you will be able to obtain the gold tier for the Skills you want to mod by participating in these arena challenges as much as possible. 

How To Apply The Mod Tokens 

After you have unlocked the Mod Tokens for a particular Skill, you need to apply them. The primary weapons of Kratos will have three Skill Trees each. After you have unlocked the gold tier for each Skill, you will be able to apply the permanent upgrade called Mod Token. 

With the Mod Token, you will get different types of mods that you can apply. the most common types of modes are listed below. 

  • Damage: By applying the damage mode token, you will be able to increase the amount of damage that Skill will deal during an attack. 
  • Stun: The stun mode token will determine the amount of stun that will apply to the enemy while using that Skill and increase it. 
  • Element: The element Mod Token will boost the effectiveness of the elemental effect of that particular attack. For example, by using it on the Leviathan Axe, you will increase Frost, and by using it on the Blades of Chaos, you will increase Fire. 
  • Protection: This Mod Token will stop Kratos from getting damaged while using the attack. The Mod Token is great, especially for Skills, where the wind-up time is long, like the serpent snare attack. 

How To Change 

In case you have selected the Mod Token that you didn’t want for a particular Skill, then don’t worry, as you will be able to change it easily. By changing the Mod Tokens, you can select the one that is suitable more for the build you are going for and the playstyle you prefer. You can switch the mode tokens by following the simple steps listed below. 

  • First, you need to open the Character Menu by pressing the touchpad on your dual-sense controller. 
  • Now go to the Skills Section in the game. 
  • Click on the Skills that you want to change the mod token for. Not that you can only do it for the Skills you have unlocked the mods for and equipped a Mod Token beforehand. 
  • Now inspect it by clicking on the X button. 

Now you will be able to see all the Mod Tokens available to equip. Click on the mod token that you want to change to your current one, and you are done. 

Summing It Up 

With this, we conclude our guide on Mod Tokens and how they work. Hopefully, after reading our guide, you will be able to use the Mod Tokens in a better way to Increase your abilities in God of War Ragnarok.

Before leaving, we recommend that you check out our guide on how to destroy gold cracks in God of War Ragnarok. Also, check out our detailed guide on luck. We have also formulated a detailed guide on all missions that you will get to complete in our mission list guide. 

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Kashaf Ul Khair


Kashaf has a knack for CRPGs, and she is always on the hunt for creating content after exploring dungeons, defeating waves of enemies of crushing down bosses with flawless strategies. When not writing at eXputer, Kashaf can be seen playing King Arthur: Knight's Tale.

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