God Of War Ragnarok Best Shields [All Ranked]

Take a look at the Shields in God of War Ragnarok ranked from best to worst to see what you should choose according to your playstyle.

In God Of War Ragnarok, defense matters just as much as offense. Therefore, it is important to keep yourself protected from deadly bosses by using shields. While there are a lot of options when it comes to Shields in God of War Ragnarok, it is important that you take time in the selection of your shield as it will determine whether you will win or lose a battle.

Therefore, in our guide below we have listed all Shields and ranked them from best to worst so you can see for yourself which Shields to use and which ones to avoid in God of War Ragnarok. Without further ado let’s take a look at all the Shields and their ranking in God of War Ragnarok. 

Key Takeaways

In God of War, Kratos has access to several shields, each with its own unique characteristics. Here are some of the shields available in the game:

    1. Guardian Shield:
      • Versatile shield suitable for both blocking and parrying.
      • Can be reclaimed during “The World of Fate” main quest.
      • An all-rounder shield that is effective in various combat situations.
    2. Stone Wall Shield:
      • Designed primarily for blocking.
      • Can only block a certain number of attacks before guard is broken.
      • Blocking charges the shield, and this charge can be released to stun enemies by double-tapping L1.
      • Available for purchase from Brok and Sindri.
    3. Dauntless Shield:
      • Specialized in parrying and amplifies Kratos’ parrying skills.
      • Purchasable from Brok and Sindri.
      • Ideal for players who focus on parrying as a key combat strategy.
    4. Onslaught Shield:
      • Geared towards an offensive playstyle.
      • Kratos charges toward an enemy while guarding when L1 is double-tapped.
      • The charge effect is stronger when further from the enemy.
      • Obtainable from a legendary chest in Helheim or through Brok and Sindri.
    5. Shattered Star Shield:
      • Designed for knocking enemies back with a double L1 input.
      • Holding L1 can charge up the shield to amplify the knockback effect.
      • Acquired from a Legendary Chest in Vanaheim during “The Reckoning” quest.

GOW Ragnarok Best Shields

Here is a quick rundown of the comparison between some of the God of War Ragnarok best shields:

SheildBase LevelDefense PerkCooldownRunic
Guardian Shield Level 1 and 455 DefenseSheild Check21.0N/A
Stone Wall ShieldLevel 1 10 DefenseSheild SlamN/AN/A
Dauntless ShieldLevel 1 10 DefenseSheild BashN/AN/A
Onslaught SheildLevel 685 DefenseSheild RushN/A17 Runic
Shattered Star SheildLevel 340 Defense Sheild Punch N/A8 Runic

Guardian Shield

best shields for offense in God Of War Ragnarok
Guardian Shield [Image Captured By eXputer]
Defence Runic Vitality Cooldown
55 N/A N/A 21 

Without a doubt, the Guardian Shield is one of the God of War Ragnarok best shields due to its powerful defensive stats. The Guardian Shield is present inside a gauntlet on the left arm of Kratos.

It is a retractable shield and is exceptionally good at blocking an enemy and their attacks and parrying as well. Furthermore, you will be able to unlock the offensive skills of the shield as well by combining it with the Blades Of Chaos and Kratos fists. The skill tree of the shield is diverse and the best part about it is that you can upgrade the Guardian Shield with time.

Stone Wall Shield

best shields in God Of War Ragnarok
Stone Wall Shield [Image Captured By eXputer]
Defence Runic Vitality Cooldown
10 N/A N/A N/A

In God of War Ragnarok, the Stone Wall Shield is a formidable choice for players seeking a more defensive style of play. This shield excels at absorbing enemy attacks and converting the damage into a potent explosive release. The Shield Slam ability, unique to the Stone Wall Shield, allows you to block incoming assaults and store the damage you accumulate. Once charged, this stored energy is unleashed in a devastating area-of-effect explosion, dealing damage to surrounding foes.

The Stone Wall Shield is particularly suited for those who prefer a defensive strategy, making it an excellent choice for mitigating incoming damage. 

Dauntless Shield

Dauntless Shield
Dauntless Shield [Image Captured By eXputer]
Defence Runic Vitality Cooldown
10 N/A N/A N/A

The Dauntless Shield in God of War Ragnarok is tailored for players adept at parrying enemy attacks during crucial moments in combat. It’s also a viable choice for beginners who seek offensive attributes in their shield. However, mastering the Dauntless Shield can be challenging, as missing a parry can result in taking substantial damage. This shield truly lives up to its name, requiring confidence and precision to wield effectively.

Despite its potential for stunning enemies and dealing significant damage through the Shield Bash ability, the Dauntless Shield’s relatively lenient parry time frames can lead to absorbing excess damage and risking health loss. 

Onslaught Shield

Onslaught Shield
Onslaught Shield [Image Captured By eXputer]
Defence Runic Vitality Cooldown
85 17 N/A N/A

Next, we have the Onslaught Shield which is a great pick for players looking for a boost in their mobility as well as their defensive stats. The Shield Rush skill it provides you with can allow you to go and attack your enemy up close at a safe distance while your shield protects you.

This will allow you to deal maximum damage to your enemies and from the rushing, you will be able to build enough momentum to launch your enemies into the air with a strong impact. 

In order to use the Shield Rush Ability of the Onslaught Shield, you need to double tap L1 and you will be able to shield and rush forward straight into the enemy while simultaneously blocking the incoming attacks from him.

Shattered Star Shield

best shields ranked in God Of War Ragnarok
Shatter Star Shield [Image Captured By eXputer]
Defence Runic Vitality Cooldown
40 8 N/A N/A

Last but not least we have the Shatter Star Shield. The Shatter Star Shield has a good offensive attack however, we recommend considering other Shields instead of Shatter Star Shield as it might not be able to hold up against stronger enemies.

Furthermore, handling the Shatter Star Shield is also pretty intensive. The special ability of the shield is called Shield Punch and it will build up the charge while you block and when it is fully charged, the attack is launched toward enemies. When the charge is released, the enemies will go flying back getting damaged. 

With this, we conclude our detailed guide on the God of War Ragnarok best shields and how to get them as well as their upgrades in the game. While you are at it make sure to check out our other guides like how old is Kratos in God of War Ragnarok.

We have also formulated a detailed guide on all PS4 and PS5 editions of God of War Ragnarok and which one is the best to get. Also, make sure to check out our detailed guide on all three of Lunda’s armor locations in God of War Ragnarok while you are at it.

With Defence, it is also important to keep your health up high that is why we recommend checking out our guide on how to heal in God of War Ragnarok and all methods to do so. Also, check out our guide on the top 10 best armor sets in God of War Ragnarok to go along with your selected shield. 

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