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.

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.

Key Takeaways
  • Mod Tokens are used to modify Kratos’ weapons with various status effects in God of War Ragnarok.
  • These effects include increased damage, stun, elemental effects, and defense.
  • These Mod Tokens are unlocked by completing various “skill labors” which require Kratos to perform a specific skill a certain amount of times.
  • Once you have done that skill the required amount of times, you will attain a Mod Token that lets you modify that specific skill.
  • A fast way of completing “skill labors” is by going to Niflheim and completing as many Sparring Arena Challenges as possible.
  • In order to apply Mod Tokens, head to Skills in the main menu and press X on the skill you want to modify. If you have followed the above requirements, then you can apply a Mod Token to it.

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]
To advance and enhance Skills in God of War Ragnarok, follow these steps:

  1. Perform the Skill: To complete a Skill Labour and increase the Skill’s tier, you must use that specific Skill in battles.
  2. Deal Damage: Ensure that the Skill you use actually inflicts damage on your enemies. Only then will it contribute to the Skill Labour progress.
  3. Upgrade the Weapon: To increase the Skill’s tier, you’ll need to have upgraded the weapon associated with that Skill Tree.

For example, if you’re working on Scorched Sweep I for the Blades of Chaos in the technique Skill Tree, you may need to use the Skill 15 times to complete the Skill Labour. Once achieved, the Skill will be upgraded to 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

Farming skill mods
Sparring Arena [Image Capture By eXputer]
In God of War Ragnarok, obtaining Mod Tokens is straightforward:

  1. Complete Skill Levels: To earn Mod Tokens for a specific Skill, you need to complete that Skill’s level.
  2. Select the Skill: Once you’ve unlocked the ability to apply Mod Tokens, choose the Skill you want to enhance.
  3. Choose Special Effects: You’ll be able to select a special effect for the Skill using Mod Tokens. Each Skill can use up to three Mod Tokens.
  4. Spend Kratos XP: If you have enough Kratos XP to spend on Mod Tokens, obtaining them should be relatively quick and straightforward.

To track your progress for a specific Skill labor, look at the bar below the Skill’s preview. It will show you how many times you need to use the Skill to reach each tier, from bronze to gold.

If you want to quickly earn Mod Tokens and progress through Skill tiers, you can try a method involving the Sparring Arena Challenges in Niflheim. These challenges won’t reward you with hacksilver or XP, but they will significantly increase your Skill tier progress. Repeatedly completing these arena challenges will help you reach the gold tier for the Skills you want to enhance with Mod Tokens.

How To Apply The Mod Tokens 

In God of War Ragnarok, once you’ve unlocked Mod Tokens for a particular Skill, you can apply them to enhance that Skill. Here are some common types of mods you can apply using Mod Tokens:

  1. Damage: Applying the damage Mod Token increases the amount of damage the Skill deals during an attack.
  2. Stun: The stun Mod Token boosts the amount of stun that is applied to enemies when using the Skill, making it more effective at incapacitating foes.
  3. Element: The element Mod Token enhances the effectiveness of the elemental effect associated with the attack. For example, using it on the Leviathan Axe increases Frost damage, and using it on the Blades of Chaos increases Fire damage.
  4. Protection: The protection Mod Token prevents Kratos from taking damage while using the attack. This is particularly useful for Skills with long wind-up times, such as the serpent snare attack.

These Mod Tokens allow you to customize your Skills to fit your preferred playstyle and strategy in battles.

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. 

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 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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