- Muspelheim has 15 total trials where you can test your skills in God Of War Ragnarok.
- Completing these trials grants special rewards in the game.
- There is a legendary armor set that can only accessed by completing these challenges.
- The Trials are hard and the next challenge is harder than the one before it.
Just like its predecessor, God of War Ragnarok also features certain challenges in the realm of Muspelheim. However, you’ll need the Muspelheim seeds in order to reach the realm first. There is more variety in the design of these challenges or trials in Muspelheim this time around, and completing will also complete 2 Side Quests known as The Crucible and The Final Challenges in God Of War Ragnarok.
The Crucible Muspelheim Trials
The Crucible is the side quest that requires you to reach Muspelheim using the Muspelheim seeds in God Of War Ragnarok. After that, you’re supposed to take on the first 6 Muspelheim Trials in order to complete the side quest. In order to reach Muspelheim, you will need two halves of the Yggdrasil Seed that takes you there. Both halves are located in Svartalfheim, and you can grab both of them after the first 10 main missions. Now that you have reached Muspelheim, it is time to complete the first trials.
In order to reach the first trial in the realm, follow the path on the left once you reach Muspelheim. As soon as you enter through the path using the seeds just go left. The road ahead is linear and you should arrive at the first sword that houses our first two trials in Muspelheim.
That is what the sword looks like and you can access your first 2 trials here additionally.
The first trial is very simple. You just have to beat the required no of enemies before the time limit runs out. You need to take eliminate 16 total enemies in the given time limit in order to complete the trial. There is only 1 thing that you should beware of. It is that most enemies will have elemental shields, and you’ll have to use specific weapons in order to beat them. So be quick in switching between your three weapons here.
You get chest armor known as the Shoulder Guard of Undying Pyres for Kratos as a reward for completing the first trial in Muspelheim.
The second trial is a bit harder than the first one as you’ll have to avoid taking damage. It is recommended to use ranged attacks more in this trial. The Draupnir Spear and the Leviathan Axe are your best weapons here. The Draupnir Spear is quicker in ranged attacks but the Leviathan Axe deals more damage. Just make sure to avoid taking any damage and utilize your own ranged attacks and the arrows of Atreus/Freya to the fullest.
You will get crafting materials in addition to hacksilver and XP for Kratos and Freya/Atreus as a reward for completing the second trial.
Now for your next pair of trials, you will have to make your way to the second sword in Muspelheim. Just go outside of the room containing the first sword. Take a sharp left and keep following the path on your left and you should make it to the second sword. It is a room with a lot of lava pits additionally.
Now you can access your third and fourth trials in Muspelheim using the second sword. The third trial is actually hard to do. You just can’t kill enemies by damaging them. You cant even stun them either.
In the trial, you’ll have to utilize the lave pits in the arena. Use your shield to parry incoming attacks and use the double L1 to hit the enemies back into the lava pits. You will have to play bare-handed and use Kratos’ kick attack and shield swipes a lot here in order to beat the 21 enemies.
You get wrist armor known as the Bracers of Undying Pyres for Kratos as a reward for completing the third trial in Muspelheim. You are now halfway through the crucible challenges in God Of War Ragnarok.
The fourth trial is an interesting one as it is quite from the others that we’ve faced before. It requires you to throw certain orbs into the realm shift in order to close it. And there is a timer so you have to be quick while doing it.
There are certain glowing enemies that you have to kill and they will drop these orb items. You have to pick up these orbs and throw them into the rift in order to close the rift.
You need to be quick in throwing these orbs and also have to be on the lookout for other enemies attacking you additionally. Throw 6 orbs in order to close the first rift in the trial.
When you close the first rift, another one will open and this time you’ll have to throw 15 orbs in order to close the rift. Utilize all of your runic attacks and spartan rage here in order to get quick kills so that you can close the rift before the timer runs out.
You will get crafting materials in addition to hacksilver and XP for Kratos and Freya/Atreus as a reward for completing the fourth trial.
It is time to move on to the third sword in order to access your last pair of trials in Muspelheim. Again, just move outside of the arena of the second sword and keep following the path on the left. It will directly take you to the third sword in the game. Here, you can access your fifth and sixth trials.
The fifth trial requires you to keep the total number of enemies under a certain limit whilst focusing on killing the boss. Enemies will keep spawning and you have to make sure that the total number of enemies does not go above a certain limit in this trial.
Make sure that the number of enemies does not go above 4. If it does, eliminate enemies quickly before the timer runs out. Do not forget to keep damaging the boss as well while you eliminate fodder enemies.
This is the boss enemy in the trial that you have to eliminate. We recommend that you use all of your runic attacks and your ally’s special ability on him to stun him as quickly as possible. The trial is not so hard as long as you’re controlling the number of enemies in the arena.
You will get waist armor known as the Girdle of Undying Pyres for Kratos as a reward for completing the fifth trial in Muspelheim.
The sixth trial can be accessed from the same sword where you accessed the fifth trial. It consists of three total stages but the main goal is to keep enemies out of the rings marked in the arena while the trial going on.
That is what a ring looks like in the arena. Make sure to keep the enemies out of that ring or quickly eliminate the enemies if they are inside the ring. As we have mentioned before, the trial has three total stages. At first, you just have to keep the enemies out of a single ring for a certain time limit.
But as the trial goes on the number of rings increases to 2 and then finally 3. The enemies also keep getting harder. But once you’re done with the trial, you will have completed the first part of the Muspelheim trials additionally.
You will get crafting materials in addition to hacksilver and XP for Kratos and Freya/Atreus as a reward for completing the sixth trial.
The Nornir Chest Unlocked
There is a Nornir Chest in the middle of the crucible in God Of War Ragnarok and you might have noticed when entering the realm for the first time using the seed. The nornir chest unlocks after you’ve completed all six trials at the three swords in Muspelheim.
You get a Chaos Flame by opening up that Nornir Chest. Use that flame to upgrade your Chaos Blades additionally. After you’ve opened up the chest, another huge sword will appear in the middle of the crucible arena, and now the second part of the Muspelheim trials can be accessed in God Of War Ragnarok.
It should be noted that the seventh, eighth, and ninth trials unlock after you’re done with the first 6. You can access them again at the three swords. But completing those trials is not necessary and you don’t need to complete them in order to complete the side quests regarding the Muspelheim Trials. Completing those trials will give you certain upgrade materials additionally.
The Final Muspelheim Trials
Once you’re done with the Crucible side quest, the final challenges favor unlocks in God Of War Ragnarok which requires you to do more Muspelheim Trials. It requires you to complete the final six trials in Muspelheim that can only be accessed after completing the first six trials additionally. These trials are actually six challenges and there is a special way of unlocking them.
This is the huge sword that appears after you’ve opened the nornir chest by completing the Crucible favor. You can access the final six challenges here but there’s a catch to it. The huge sword in the middle is connected to the other three swords where you completed the first six trials.
A challenge will become available here only when you complete any two challenges from any two of the previous swords. Basically, a challenge is generated by mixing any two trials of the Crucible. The order in which you do the trials also affects the challenge that gets generated.
You have to generate and complete six challenges here by mixing and matching the trials at the previous swords. It will take a while but it is definitely worth it to complete the final challenges in order to get Surtr’s Armor and Muspelheim amulet enchantments.
Boss Rush Challenge
The first challenge that you should go for is the boss rush challenge but you can do the six challenges in any order that you desire. In order to make the challenge available, you will have to do a trial first from Sword 3 and then from Sword 2. Make sure you attempt the trials in the order given. Once you do those trials, the Boss Rush Challenge should become available at the big sword in the middle of the crucible.
You have to face five bosses in the boss rush challenge. The first boss that you face is similar to the traveler boss fight. He hits hard and can tank your attacks. There is no way of disrupting his combos until his armor is broken. Blocking wouldn’t help here as even a single heavy attack can make Kratos vulnerable.
Parrying is your best bet against his attacks or simply dodging. Use your bare hands to stun him faster and break his armor. Runic attacks should also help in the fight.
The next boss that you face is similar to The Huntress. It is a very quick enemy and hard to hit. You will have to attack its horns to make it stun or simply use your runic attacks to stunlock the boss. Sonic arrows of your ally should also help in the fight.
The third enemy that you face is actually a boss version of the dark elves. You should already know his moves by now and they are pretty easy to dodge. Just beware of the shining orbs that he spams after his attacks. Getting hit by one of them can blind your sight in the game additionally.
It is the light elf version of the boss similar to Alva whom you fought in Alfheim of God Of War Ragnarok. The boss is fast but the attacks can be parried if you time your parries correctly. The whole fight is just you dodging and finding openings to build up the stun bar on the bar.
Your final enemy in the Boss Rush Challenge is the Einherjar Captain and he can use the Bifrost attacks as well. He also hits hard and your main goal should to be break off his armor. It is an endurance fight and you should play it cautiously. Don’t mess up at this point as you’ll have to start the challenge all over again. After beating the Einherjar Captain, the Boss Rush Challenge should be complete.
You get an amulet enchantment known as Muspelheim’s Essence for completing the Boss Rush Challenge which is part of the final challenges in God Of War Ragnarok.
The second challenge that you should go for is the endurance challenge. It is unlocked by completing a trial first from the first sword and then from the second sword. The challenge will become available once you do the trials in the order mentioned.
You have to kill 99 enemies in order to complete the Endurance Challenge. It is a long trial but it is not hard. You will mostly get fodder enemies to fight against. All you have to do is keep the number of enemies under control and not let yourself get surrounded. Once you beat 99 enemies, the challenge will be complete and it is time to get the rewards.
You get the Chest piece of Surtr’s Scorched Armor Set for Kratos which is a legendary armor additionally. It is one of the best Chest Armor in the game.
The third challenge that you should attempt is the Onslaught challenge in God Of War Ragnarok. You unlock this challenge by completing a trial from the second sword first and then from the third sword. Do the trials in the order mentioned and the challenge should become available.
The Onslaught Challenge requires you to stay alive for a duration of time which is 300 seconds as you can see in the image above. This challenge is not that hard either, you just have to maintain crowd control, again. Additionally, it is recommended that you use the Valor mode of Spartan Rage so that you can heal yourself.
You get the Wrist piece of Surtr’s Scorched Armor Chest for Kratos which is additionally a legendary wrist armor.
It is probably one of the hardest Muspelheim Trials in God Of War Ragnarok. You have to fight a boss alongside fodder enemies at the same time in the game. In order to unlock the Phantom Challenge, complete a trial from the third sword first and then a trial from the first sword.
The flame phantom is the boss that you face in the Phantom Challenge, This boss is not hard to deal with but the addition of other enemies makes the fight stressful and hard. Make sure to take out the enemies before you start attacking the boss itself.
Once the flame phantom is stunned, quickly pull out your Draupnir Spear and destroy the purple pillars that are at range. You have to destroy three of these pillars in order to completely drain the boss’s health. And even after that, you have to stun the boss again whilst fighting off other fodder enemies. It is a tough challenge but you will get through it by utilizing the Draupnir Spear.
You get the legendary wist armor for Kratos known as Surtr’s Scorched Girdle as a reward for completing the Phantom Challenge.
Ring Of Fire Challenge
The second last Muspelheim Trial that you should attempt is the Ring Of Fire Challenge in God Of War Ragnarok. Attempt a trial from the second sword and then from the first sword in order to unlock the Ring Of Fire Challenge. In this challenge, you have to stay inside the ring whilst beating the number of enemies specified.
The ring keeps shifting around the arena so you have to keep moving alongside it as well whilst fighting the enemies. The area outside the ring is full of lava and will damage and cause burn to Kratos so avoid going there. Utilize your Blades Of Chaos to pull enemies inside the ring or just attack them at range using the Draupnir Spear or the Leviathan Axe.
You get an amulet enchantment known as Muspelheim’s Endurance by completing the Ring Of Fire Challenge.
Shield Breaker Challenge
The final Muspelheim Trial that you face in God Of War Ragnarok is the Shield Breaker Challenge. In order to unlock the challenge, you have to attempt a trial at the first sword and then at the third sword. Doing so will unlock the Shield Breaker Challenge at the huge sword in the middle of the crucible.
Your main goal is to take out the boss in the arena. But you cant damage the boss until you have beaten a specific number of enemies. You have to continuously beat these fodder enemies and then damage the boss until you kill the boss in order to complete the challenge. The first boss that you face in the Shield Breaker Challenge is the Einherjar Captain.
When the Einherjar captain is about to die, another boss known as the Huntress joins the fight. Things will get a little more stressful here when you have to deal with two bosses and fodder enemies at the same time. Just make sure to quickly get rid of the Einherjar captain before you start fighting the Huntress.
And the same rule applies to the Huntress as she won’t get damaged until you’ve beaten a specific number of enemies. After you’re done with the shield breaker challenge, you will have completed all of the Muspelheim Trials in God Of War Ragnarok.
You get an amulet enchantment known as Muspelheim’s Force by completing the Shield Breaker Challenge.
God Of War Ragnarok is Sony Santa Monica’s magnum opus and is one of the best games to have come out this year. It has some of the best storytelling and voice acting that we’ve seen in a video game. The game has also received the most nominations at The Game Awards for its quality.
It is a great conclusion not only to Kratos’ Norse Mythology adventure but also to his character. The developers really outdid themselves with Ragnarok as the game is a huge upgrade from its predecessor and it is available to play on both the Playstation 4 and 5.
This concludes our guide on the Muspelheim Trials in God Of War Ragnarok. We have explained each and every trial that you face in Muspelheim in complete detail. The solution to The Crucible and The Final Challenges Favors has also been explained. We hope that the guide was helpful in solving these trials and challenges in Muspelheim. Let us know what you think about God Of War Ragnarok in the comments below!
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