How To Unlock Nidavellir Armor In God Of War Ragnarok

Learn how to unlock one Nidavellir Armor early on in God of War Ragnarok

Finding a good armor set right at the start of the game can be quite hard. But the Nidavellir Armor in God of War Ragnarok is easily one of the best armor that you can acquire and use in the early game. Therefore, this guide will show you how to unlock and craft it.

You’ll get the opportunity to unlock the armor almost midway into the second chapter after you unlock the “In Service of Asgard” Favor. It’ll take you to three different rigs, which will give you the Nidaviller Ore, which is needed for crafting the armor.

Key Takeaways
  • To craft the Nidavellir Armor, players must first complete the In Service of Asgard favor unlocked in Chapter 2.
  • Raeb will give you this favor in the second part of the Nidavellir Village, in Svartfalheim.
  • The favor will mark 3 locations on your map. Head to each location and finish your objective.
  • Completion of each location will give you 2 Nidavellir Ores. 
  • Once all 3l locations are completed, you will be able to craft the Nidavellir Armor with 6 Nidavellir Ores.
  • The armor itself has decent stats but the unique thing is it regenerates your health if you kill an enemy with the R3 finisher.

Nidaviller Armor

passive healing
Nidavellir Armor offering passive healing [Captured by eXputer]
The Nidavellir armor is great for the early game as not only does it offer decent stats, but the Health Burst that you get after stun grabbing an enemy can help you out for additional health regeneration. Here are the stats for each of the pieces:

Armor Piece Defense Vitality Strength
Chest Armor 10 10 10
Wrist Armor 12 6
Waist Armor 12 6

The armor is great for having more health while also reducing stun drain on your enemies, allowing you to land stun attacks with ease. And if you upgrade the armor, it can easily last you into mid-game.

Unlocking The Armor: In Service Of Asgard Favor

As mentioned, to unlock the armor pieces and craft each one, you need to complete the In-Service of Asgard Favor. You’ll receive the Favor once you reach the second part of the Nidavellir village, where you’ll meet Raeb. Raeb will guide you toward the next main quest, as well as give you the Favor quest.

Modvitnir’s Rig

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Modvitnir Rig Base [Captured by eXputer]
Once you head out into the lake after meeting Raeb, you’ll be able to spot the Modvitnir’s Rig; it’ll be the closest to you of all three of the different rigs. Head over to the rig and start climbing. You’ll be faced with some Wretches (small lizard-like creatures).

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Climbing Modvitnir [Captured by eXputer]
After defeating the Wretches, climb up to your right. You should be able to see a paddle to your right. Hit it with your axe, and the gate will lower to your left, allowing you to jump across the gap. Keep climbing upwards; you’ll find a chest at the top, as well as more Wretches.

grapple point at Modvitnir Rig
Moving the grappling point [Captured by eXputer]
The next part is fairly simple. If you look to your right from the chest (or South on the compass), you’ll find a crane with a grapple point. Grapple across to the next platform. Then look back towards the contraption that’s holding the grapple point; you’ll be able to spot some paddles.

Hit the paddles twice with your axe, and you’ll be able to move the grapple point in position for you to make it across to the next section. You’ll again need to take out some Wretches. But once you do, take the chain upwards.

disabling rings to get Nidavellir ore in God of War Ragnarok
Disabling the rig[Captured by eXputer]
You’ll be able to spot the rig and can disable it. But first, you’ll need to take out some more enemies. Once you take them out, head over to the metal fencing. Kratos will cut it open and then freeze it with his axe. Once the rig is disabled, a bunch of resources will drop. One of the resources will be Nidaviller Ore, needed to craft the armor.

Althjof’s Rig

starting area for Althjof rig and how to unlock nidavellir armor
Althjof Rig start [Captured by eXputer]
  1. Visit Althjof’s Rig to unlock Nidavellir armor in God of War Ragnarok.
  2. Climb the chain to find a mechanical wheel controlling the grapple point.
  3. Adjust the grapple point one position above the lowest using the wheel.
  4. Use the blades to bring down the lift, creating a platform to access the grapple point.
  5. Blow up barrels on the left, clear a path, and grapple upwards.
  6. Open the gate on the right, clear the path with a barrel, and climb up.
Althjof hole in ground
Hole in the ground at Althjof rig [Captured by eXputer]
  1. At the platform’s top, use the action button to create a hole in the ground.
  2. Defeat monsters in the hole and use chains to push the lift up.
  3. Head to the mechanical wheel, move up the grappling point, and climb to the door area.
  4. Jump onto the lift’s roof, grapple across, climb to the top, defeat enemies, and disable the rig.

Radsvinn’s Rig

how to find Nidavellir ore in Radsvinn's rig god of war ragnarok and unlock the amor
Start of Radsvinn’s Rig [Captured by eXputer]
The final rig, Radsvinn’s rig, is the most straightforward as there are no complicated puzzles needed to disable the rig. All you need to do is head to the marker and take out a bunch of enemies in the area, and then disable the rig.

It is worth noting that there are more enemies here than in the previous two rigs, so you might have to be cautious. But once you do defeat the enemies, you can head back down where you came from. You’ll find Sindri there, who can craft the armor for you.

With all of that, you are ready to unlock and equip the Nidavellir Armor in God of War Ragnarok. For a small Favor quest, you get access to a really good armor that can help you conquer many areas for a good portion of the game.

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