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. Therefore, you’ll need to do a few extra tasks before you can your hands on it. So let’s jump in and see how we can get the Steinbjorn armor set in GOW: Ragnarok, including the Steinbjorn Plackart, Waist Guard, and Gauntlets!
Requirements: What We Need For The Journey
To get the entire Steinbjorn Armor set, we’ll need to cover 3 realms – Midgard, 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 we need to have before we set on our expedition.
The first thing that we 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 Draupnir Spear will allow us to get the Mystical Heirloom and further aid us in the later parts of our quest. Additionally, the Spear is also an explosion-type weapon that we can use to enhance our combat and playstyle options.
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 us the necessary items to craft the armor.
To get the Mystical Heirloom, we will first head south of the Lake of Nine in Midgard. Head south of Tyr’s Temple until you find a yellow crack on a wall of ice near the Lost Treasury area. Use your Draugnir Spear to completely shatter the wall and proceed forward.
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 we’ve gotten the mystical heirloom, we 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, simply use your equipped mystical heirloom relic to wake up the trolls and start the fight.
It’s important to note that the Mystic Heirloom is only used to activate the boss fight. It has no other use beyond that point. You can safely unequip it once you start the boss fight and equip a stronger relic.
1. Blodugr Steinn (Midgard)
Blodugr Steinn is the first statue located relatively close to Mystical Heirloom in Midgard. Therefore, it’s going to be our starting point. We will start by heading toward the southwest region of the Lake of Nine to the Derelict Outpost, a secret area Blodugr Steinn will be hidden.
To reach the Derelict Outpost, proceed toward the southwestern edge of Midgard where you’ll find a chain. Lift the chain and it’ll raise the Blacksmiths Shop and lead you directly to the Derelict Outpost. 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, we 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.
We’ll start by making our 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.
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)
This is going to be the most challenging troll confrontation for the Steinbjorn armor in God of War Ragnarok since you’ll need to simultaneously handle 2 bosses – Golrab of the Ashes and Golrab of the Frost. There is no way to fight these trolls individually either since the mystical heirloom will be awakening both of them at once.
We’ll first follow the river delta in Vanaheim until we reach Noatin’s Garden, an optional location on the bank of the river next to the Cliffside Ruins. Make your way to the center of the garden, ending up in a large, open area. You’ll find the 2 trolls right in front of the eastern building, standing next to each other.
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 constantly switch your weapons to damage each one. 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 we 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.
|Steinbjorn Waist Guard|
|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.
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.
|Levels||Stats||Crafted / Upgraded|
|Level 6||Strength: 22|
|Crafted: Need 1 Slumber Stone|
|Level 7||Strength: 26|
|Upgraded: Need 13,500 Hack silver and 2 Asgardian Ingot|
|Level 8||Strength: 30|
|Upgraded: Need 16,500 hack silver, 3 Asgardian Ingot, and 10 Purified Crystalline|
|Level 9||Strength: 34|
|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.
This ability of stunning 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. However, it’s important to focus on your Luck stat as well, since Luck will determine how common this ability activates.
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, we have the last piece of the Steinbjorn Armor set in God of War Ragnarok. This level 7 Waist Armour 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.
That wraps up our 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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