God Of War Ragnarok: Steinbjorn Armor [Full Guide]

There are many powerful armor sets in God Of War Ragnarok, and the Steinbjorn Armor set is the strongest defense-based set in the game

Out of all the armor sets in the game, it’s easy to see why the Steinbjorn armor set is one of the best in God Of War: Ragnarok. Steinbjorn armor is particularly strong defense-wise in the late-game and can take massive hits like a breeze. However, crafting it requires Slumbering stones, a rare item to obtain in the game.

Key Takeaways

To obtain the Steinbjorn Set in God of War Ragnarok, you’ll need to defeat all four trolls in the game. Each troll drops a Slumbering Stone, which is used to craft the Steinbjorn Set. Here’s where you can find these trolls:

  1. Blodugr Stein: Located in the Derelict Outpost in the Lake of Nine in Midgard.
  2. Bjarg Stormr: Found in the bottom left part of The Burrows in Alfheim.
  3. Golrab of the Ashes: Located in Noatin’s Garden in Vanaheim, which can be reached by following the River Delta in Vanaheim.
  4. Golrab of the Frost: Also found in Noatin’s Garden in Vanaheim.

The Steinbjorn Set offers high defense and a unique ability to restore your Health with consecutive strikes after taking damage.

Requirements

To get the entire Steinbjorn Armor set, you’ll need to cover 3 realmsMidgard, Alfheim, and Vanaheim – and, specifically, target a few bosses. However, accessing and activating those boss fights are not so simple, since we’ll need a special relic that’ll also need a special weapon to obtain. There are a few things that you need to have before you set on your expedition.

Draupnir Spear

The first thing that you need to get is the Draupnir Spear, the newest weapon in Kratos’ collection. You can get this weapon as you play through the main storyline and eventually get it after completing the 10th mainline mission in the game that you’ll find in Vanaheim.

The Mermaid Forcing The Draupnir Spear in GOWR
The Mermaid holding the Draupnir Spear (Image Credits: eXputer)

Mystical Heirloom

The Mystical Heirloom is another crucial item to get the Steinbjorn armor in Ragnarok. Although it may say it’s a ‘useless relic’ in its description, it activates the troll boss fights that ultimately give you the necessary items to craft the armor.

  1. To get the Mystical Heirloom, you will first head south of the Lake of Nine in Midgard.
  2. Head south of Tyr’s Temple until you find a yellow crack on a wall of ice near the Lost Treasury area.
  3. Use your Draugnir Spear to shatter the wall and proceed forward completely.
The Mystic Heirloom lies just beyond this yellow crack
The yellow crack in a wall of ice hides the Mystic Heirloom (Image Credits: eXputer)

After that, you should find a poisonous swamp pile right ahead, as well as a corpse on the left. The Mystic Heirloom will be alongside the corpse, along with a Receipt Of Purchase as a small piece of lore.

Fighting The Troll Statues To Get The Steinbjorn Armor

Once you’ve gotten the mystical heirloom, you can now take on the trolls scattered across the realms to get the Slumbering stones. There are 4 total troll statues in the game, out of which 1 is a dual-boss encounter. Once you approach a statue, use your equipped mystical heirloom relic to wake up the trolls and start the fight.

1. Blodugr Steinn (Midgard)

Blodugr Steinn is the first statue located relatively close to Mystical Heirloom in Midgard. Therefore, it’s going to be your starting point. You will start by heading toward the southwest region of the Lake of Nine to the Derelict Outpost, a secret area where Blodugr Steinn will be hidden.

Blodugr Steinn can found at the Derelict Outpost in Midgard
Derelict Outpost’s location, where you can find Blodugr Steinn (Image Credits: eXputer)
  1. To reach the Derelict Outpost, proceed toward the southwestern edge of Midgard, where you’ll find a chain.
  2. Lift the chain, and it’ll raise the Blacksmith Shop and lead you directly to the Derelict Outpost.
  3. Once you’ve reached the outpost, you’ll see Blodugr Steinn to your right, where you’ll use the Mystical Heirloom to trigger the boss fight.

2. Bjarg Stormr (Alfheim)

After taking care of the Midgard troll, you can now head to Alfheim to find Bjarg Stormr. This fight is slightly easier than the Blodugr Steinn encounter, so you won’t have much trouble taking him down.

You’ll start by making your way to the second optional desert wasteland area southwest of Alfheim. You can access this desert after you’ve unlocked all the blue-locked symbols via the completion of The Reckoning Path in Vanaheim. 

The Desert Wasteland, an optional area where we can find Bjarg Stormr
Desert Wasteland’s location at the far right of Alfheim (Image Credits: eXputer)

Once you’re in the wasteland, go to the far western edge until you see an arena on a small cliff. Jump onto the arena, and you’ll see Bjarg Stormr right in front.

3. Golrab Duo (Vanaheim)

  1. You’ll first follow the river delta in Vanaheim until you reach Noatin’s Garden, an optional location on the bank of the river next to the Cliffside Ruins.
  2. Make your way to the center of the garden, ending up in a large, open area. 
  3. You’ll find the 2 trolls right in front of the eastern building, standing next to each other.
Noatin's Garden is where we'll fight the Golrab duo
Noatin’s Garden found at the center of Vanaheim (Image Credits: eXputer)

This boss fight is challenging since one troll is resistant to the Blades of Chaos, while the other is resistant to the Leviathan Axe. You’ll need to switch your weapons to damage each one constantly. Therefore, it’s better to focus on taking down Golrab of the Ashes first since he’s the weaker troll. After that, you can turn your attention to Golrab of the Frost and strike him down with the axe.

Completing The Armor Set

Now that we’ve collected all the Slumbering stones you can obtain in the game, it’s now time to get the Steinbjorn Gauntlets, Plackart, and Waist Guard in God of War Ragnarok. You can craft any of these items at any forge in the game.

Item Name

Strength Defense Vitality

Steinbjorn Plackart

123

Steinbjorn Gauntlets 22

55

Steinbjorn Waist Guard

119

Steinbjorn Plackart

Levels Stats Crafted / Upgraded
Level 6 Defense: 123  Crafted: Need 2 Slumber Stones
Level 7 Defense: 146 Upgraded: Need 20,000 hack silver and 4 Asgardian Ingot 
Level 8 Defense: 168 Upgraded: Need 25,000 Hack silver, 5 Asgardian Ingot, and 20 Purified Crystalline
Level 9 Defense: 190 Upgraded: Need 35,000 Hack silver, 40 Purified Crystalline, and 2 Smoldering Embers

This Level 7 Plackart is perfect to wear if you’re an aggressive combatant. This is due to its massive defense boost and powerful ability. Once you take some heavy damage, Kratos’ attacks will restore some of his health.

Steinbjorn Plackart
Stats of the Steinbjorn Plackart (Image Credits: eXputer)

This ability makes the Steinbjorn Plackart an ideal choice for a Chest Armour if you’re regularly facing enemies that deal massive damage in a single blow, like the late-game bosses. Therefore, even if you’re hit, you can recover some of it with a few strikes.

Steinbjorn Gauntlets

Levels Stats Crafted / Upgraded
Level 6 Strength: 22

Defense: 55

Crafted: Need 1 Slumber Stone
Level 7 Strength: 26

Defense: 65

Upgraded: Need 13,500 Hack silver and 2 Asgardian Ingot
Level 8 Strength: 30

Defense: 75

Upgraded: Need 16,500 hack silver, 3 Asgardian Ingot, and 10 Purified Crystalline
Level 9 Strength: 34

Defense: 85

Upgraded: Need 25,000 hack silver, 20 Purified Crystalline, and 5 Tempered Remnants

The Steinbjorn Gauntlets heavily boost your overall defense and attack potency. Along with that, these Level 7 gauntlets are a great combination to go along with Luck-based relics and enchantments. When you take some damage, there’s a moderate Luck chance that you inflict Stun damage on other enemies in the arena. 

Steinbjorn Gauntlets
Stats of the Steinbjorn Gauntlets (Image Credits: eXputer)

This ability to stun nearby hostiles makes these gauntlets an essential piece of equipment for encounters that have tons of enemies, where you’ll often find yourself cornered and ultimately hit a few times. With these gauntlets, you’ll be able to squeeze yourself out of such situations.

Steinbjorn Waist Guard

Levels Stats Crafted / Upgraded
Level 6 Defense: 77 Crafted: Need 1 Slumber Stone
Level 7 Defense: 91 Upgraded: Need 13,500 Hack silver and 2 Asgardian Ingot
Level 8 Defense: 105 Upgraded: Need 16,500 hack silver, 3 Asgardian Ingot, and 10 Purified Crystalline
Level 9 Defense: 119 Upgraded: Need 25,000 hack silver, 20 Purified Crystalline, and 10 Sparkling crystals

Finally, you have the last piece of the Steinbjorn Armor set in God of War Ragnarok. This level 7 Waist armor is a defensive powerhouse, granting you a whopping +119 Defense stat. Along with that, the Steinbjorn Waist Guard has an exact copy of the Steinbjorn Gauntlets’ ability, meaning this, too goes along well with Luck-based enchantments and weapons.

Steinbjorn Waist Guard
Stats of the Steinbjorn Waist Guard (Image Credits: eXputer)

Summary

That wraps up my guide on the Steinbjorn Armor in God of War Ragnarok. Equipping the entire armor set will completely max out your Defense stat, meaning that the tanky hits you take in the game will feel like feathers. The optimal way to use this armor set is with Luck-enhancing add-ons that will increase the likeliness of your armor’s abilities.

If you’re currently in the mid-game or simply looking for an armor set that encourages high-damage output, consider checking out our guide on the location of all 3 Lunda’s Armor. Additionally, you could see this guide on how to heal in God of War Ragnarok, where we also cover armor sets that specifically focus on healing. If you’re instead looking for generally the best armor in the entire game, you can read up on our guide on the best armor sets in GOW: Ragnarok and how to unlock them.

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