God Of War Ragnarok’s Crater region in Vanaheim is filled with hours of optional content including favors or side quests. One such favor you come across in that area is the Burning Skies side quest in God Of War Ragnarok. It requires you to track down a dragon and eliminate it, but it is not that simple, as you’ll have to run other small errands before you can fight the dragon itself.
How To Start The Burning Skies Favor
In order to start the favor, make your way to the sinkholes gateway first. If that gateway is not unlocked for you yet, then you have to explore the right side of the Crater and descend downwards in order to unlock it. However, if you have the gateway unlocked, just travel to it in the game.
When you come out of the sinkhole’s gateway, then look to your right and climb up using the Chaos Blades. Then, follow the linear path towards the end until you arrive at a dead end. There, a dragon will descend and start attacking you.The dragon will descend on top of the pillars in the arena and start breathing fire at you. You have to be quick in this situation and use your Draupnir Spear to destroy the pillars here. Once you’ve destroyed the two pillars, the dragon flies away and the Burning Skies side quest begins in God Of War Ragnarok.Before you leave the area, open the first gate on the right side of the arena. Use the chain and make the gate descend so the water can flow in. You can now use the boat to travel here in order to continue the quest.
How To Solve The Burning Skies Favor
To solve the “Burning Skies” favor, follow these steps:
- Return to the Boat: After starting the favor, head back to the Sinkholes Gateway. On the opposite side, you’ll find a boat. Use your blades to cross over and board the boat.
- Follow the River: Use the boat to travel along the river. This path will take you to the other side of the arena where you initially fought the dragon to start the quest.
- Dock the Boat: Continue following the river until you reach the dock on the left side of the arena. Here, you’ll encounter another gate blocking your path. Dock your boat and pull the chains to open this gate.
- Open the Second Gate: After pulling the chains, the second gate should open, allowing you to proceed to the dragon’s lair where you’ll face the boss.
- Dock Near the Sand: As you progress along the river after the second gate, you’ll reach a dead end with two points for docking. Dock near the sand and not at the port, as the path near the port will be blocked. Quickly dock and start following the path ahead, as the dragon will continue to attack you with fire.
- Open the Next Gate: Kratos will be able to open the next gate in your path. Follow the linear path until you exit the cave.
- Destroy the Wall: In the cave, you’ll reach a point where the dragon continuously breathes fire on your path. Look for a point on the right wall where you can use the Draupnir Spear to destroy the wall. This allows you to climb out of the cave. Be cautious of the dragon’s fire and the enemies in the cave.
- Climb to the Boss: After exiting the cave, head straight until you see a climbable pillar. This pillar leads to the boss fight, which is the final step to complete the “Burning Skies” favor.
Additionally, you can unlock a Nornir Chest before fighting the dragon. Solve the puzzle related to the chest by simultaneously destroying three small stones with runes using the Draupnir Spear.
Fighting The Ash Tyrant
Fighting the Ash Tyrant:
- Start the Battle: As you climb the arena, the boss battle with the Ash Tyrant begins. This is a challenging enemy, so be prepared to dodge its fire attacks throughout the battle.
- Use the Draupnir Spear: The Draupnir Spear is your best weapon in this fight. Throw it at the dragon’s head to make it explode, stunning the dragon. When the dragon is stunned, unleash all of your Runic Attacks, especially the ones with the Leviathan Axe.
- Dragon on Pillars: The Ash Tyrant will fly away and perch on the pillars twice during the fight. This occurs when the dragon’s health reaches 70% and 30%. To make the dragon fall, use the Draupnir Spear as you did in the initial encounter.
- Deal with Fodder Enemies: When the dragon flies away to the pillars, it summons additional enemies. Quickly eliminate these fodder enemies to avoid being overwhelmed while the dragon breathes fire. Once the enemies are dealt with, proceed to destroy the pillar the dragon is perched on.
- Eliminate the Ash Tyrant: Deplete the dragon’s health bar to trigger a kill animation, finishing off the Ash Tyrant. This marks the completion of the Burning Skies quest in the game.
The Burning Skies Quest Complete (Image Captured by Us)
In addition to various rare crafting materials, you will get an Amulet Enchantment for Kratos by completing the Burning Skies Quest.
Kratos will also receive XP which you can use to further unlock your Skills or enhance your runic attacks. Rare crafting material includes Dragon Tooth that can be used to craft the Dragon Scaled Armor in the game additionally.
This concludes our guide on the Burning Skies Favor in God Of War Ragnarok. We entailed not only the complete walkthrough of the side quest but also the method of unlocking it. The boss that you have to face while completing the quest has also been mentioned. We hope that the guide was helpful in completing the Burning Skies favor in the game. Let us know what you think about the side content of God Of War Ragnarok in the comments below!
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