God Of War Ragnarok Path Of Destruction Quest [Walkthrough]

Learn everything there is to about the Path of Destruction sidequest and how to complete it in God of War Ragnarok

God Of War Ragnarok offers you a variety of different side quests, which are called favors in-game. One of these favors you will encounter is the Path of Destruction.

[Note: Some parts may have spoilers in themRead at your own discretion.]

Key Takeaways

The “Path of Destruction” is a challenging side quest in God of War Ragnarok, located in the Jungle area of the Vanaheim realm.

  1. Prerequisite: You must complete the “Return of the Riverside” quest to unlock “Path of Destruction.”
  2. Objective: The quest involves hunting and defeating a formidable enemy called the Slag Horn, a large Drake.
  3. Preparation: Since the Slag Horn is a powerful foe, ensure you have the best equipment and tactics before facing it.
  4. Luring the Slag Horn: To lure out the Slag Horn, drop into a pit and operate a nearby contraption to raise a cage. Freeze the wheel using the Leviathan Axe to create a path for the Slag Horn to follow.
  5. Exploiting Weakness: The Slag Horn is vulnerable to fire attacks, so utilize the Blades of Chaos to deal maximum damage.
  6. Completion: After defeating the Slag Horn, you’ll successfully complete the “Path of Destruction” quest and receive your rewards.

This quest offers a challenging battle and the opportunity for valuable rewards in the game.

How To Find The Path Of Destruction Favor

The Path Of Destruction side quest is located in the Jungle area of the Vanaheim realm, which will be a previously inaccessible region of the realm that can be unlocked once you complete Return Of The River Side Quest. Before you even think about venturing straight to the location of the side quest, there are some requirements to accessing it properly and the location where you can find it.

Despite our mentioning the exact location to trigger the side quest, it is worth noting that you will come across various footprints around the Jungle area in Vanaheim, which will be directly linked to the clues of discovering the location of the Path of Destruction favor in God of War Ragnarok.

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Boat dock site (image Captured by Us)

To complete this section of the game, follow these steps:

  1. Begin by making it daytime in the realm by interacting with the celestial altar.
  2. This will remove obstacles blocking your path to the side quest location.
  3. The nearest celestial altar can be found on the bottom shore of the map.
  4. Next, hop into your boat and navigate to the boat dock located on the far-right side of the map.
  5. Prepare for a battle against two ogres and a few other enemies known as the Nokken.
  6. Your primary focus should be eliminating the Nokken quickly to prevent them from making the Ogre invulnerable to damage.
  7. Once you’ve dealt with the Nokken, target the Ogre with the lower health bar and stun him.
  8. This will allow you to ride his back and deal extra damage to the other Ogre in the area.
Hop across the gap (Image by eXputer)

After defeating all of the enemies here, feel free to grab the nearby red loot chest for materials and Hacksilver here as well as one of Odin’s Ravens perched right next to the chest to the right of the arena. Now, as shown in the image above, hop across the gap using your Chaos Blades into an area that will be previously locked if you are here during the Night-time.

If you’ve been following Ratatoskar’s side quests, you should also come across the Summer Stag here, which you will need to interact with in order to progress the Stag of Seasons side quest. Make your way towards the right side here and watch out for the poison-spitting flowers on the vines nearby.

The Crawl Space to reach the side quest (Image credit: eXputer)

There should also be a Chain Rope shortcut that you can open, which will make things easier when you need to head back here in a few minutes. Make your way around the area in order to reach the crawl space we have shown in the image above to reach a large space with a downward section in the middle.

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Path of Destruction side quest triggers (Image credit: eXputer)

This will trigger Kratos and his companion to remark about discovering one of the Dragons they need to hunt down. After which, it will begin the Path of Destruction favor, and in case you still want to learn the exact location of the quest itself, we have detailed it in the image above for your convenience.


We have broken down the next steps and objectives of the Side quests into three different sections, which will make it easy for you to follow along with us. Once you have located the culprit of the footprints all over the Jungle area, your next objective of the favor will be to lure some drakes as bait for the Slag Horn.

Lure The Gulons Into The Cage

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The Cage Mechanism (Image by eXputer)

The next thing to do here is to jump straight down the middle platform hole. Before you do anything else, turn around and shoot at the rotatory mechanism above the gear until the cage around you is lifted, after which you immediately throw your axe at the gear below to freeze the lever and keep the cage hovered above ground level. Do it exactly as we have depicted in the image above for your convenience.

Make your way toward the locked gate to unlock it and progress it. Feel free to grab the Legendary Chest here, which will contain the Amulet Fragment needed to upgrade your total Amulet Enchantment Slots. Once you lift the gate up, get ready to lure a nearby drake back where you have the axe frozen in gear.

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Luring the Gulons (Image captured by Us)

You only need a single drake here, and in our experience, your companion, whether it’s Atreus or Freya, will not shoot at the last one alive, so lure it to the middle platform without any kind of worry. As soon as the Drake is on the platform, simply dodge out quickly and call back the Leviathan Axe to drop the cage onto the beast. Now all you have to do is pull on the nearby chain to bring the platform back up.

Once you do, an audio cue will be played, and the Slag Horn drake will show up to feast on our bait. Now all you have to do is exit the area and make it back to the area above by backtracking. If you throw down the Chain Rope pile, as we said above, then you should easily be able to hop back around to the area with the crawl space.

Slag Horn Boss Fight

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Slag Horn Boss Fight (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

Prepare for the Slag Horn boss fight as soon as you re-enter the crawl space with the middle platform. This fight resembles battles with other similar dragons like the Crag Jaw and Gravel Belly but with a larger health bar and delayed attacks.

The most dangerous move is the Tail Swipe, indicated by a Yellow Circle. You can parry it or prefer dodging due to its long windup animation.

The other primary attacks include a ground pound (red circle), which requires dodging, and a biting attack. Sidestep to avoid the bite.

Path Of Destruction Favor Rewards

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Rewards (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

You will receive the Regenerating Essence Amulet Enchantment, which will allow you to heal Kratos, along with which you will also receive an x1 Dragon Claw and x15 Purified Crystalline, which are rare crafting materials. You will need these materials in order to craft the Dragon Scaled Armor Set at the dwarf blacksmith shop. Most importantly, you will also complete the Path Of Destruction Favor in God Of War Ragnarok.

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