GOW Ragnarok: How To Unlock Darkdale Armor Set?

Learn how to get the Darkdale armor in the game and the stats it has to offer in God of War Ragnarok.

The Darkdale Armor and the Risen Snow Armor are one of the best early-game armor sets in God of War Ragnarok. Our guide below entails how you can unlock the Darkdale Armor set by following a few simple steps. However, only the players would Deluxe Edition will be able to get the Darkdale Armor set in God of War Ragnarok. 

Key Takeaways

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to obtain the Darkdale Armor set in God of War Ragnarok:

Acquiring the Darkdale Armor Set:

  1. Purchase the Deluxe version of God of War Ragnarok.
  2. If you have the standard edition, you can upgrade to the Deluxe edition by paying an additional $10.
  3. Progress in the game until you reach the point where Kratos and Atreus free Tyr from captivity in Svartalfheim. This is a part of the main story and cannot be missed.
  4. Head to Brok and Sindri’s home and speak to them at their forge.
  5. Brok will guide you to a blue chest near his forge.
  6. Interact with the chest to receive the Darkdale Armor set, along with some useful crafting materials.
  7. Note that the Darkdale Armor set also includes pommels for the Leviathan Axe and the Blades of Chaos.

How To Unlock The Darkdale Armor Set 

How To Unlock The Darkdale Armor Set in God of War Ragnarok
How to get the Darkdale Armor Set [Image Captured By eXputer]
To unlock the Darkdale Armor Set in God of War Ragnarok, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Deluxe Edition Requirement: Ensure that you have the Deluxe Edition of the game to access this armor set. If you have the Standard Edition, you can upgrade to the Deluxe Edition by spending an additional $10 on God of War Ragnarok.
  2. Progress in the Game: Play through the game until you complete the first mission and defeat Thor. Continue to progress further in the story until you help Atreus find the Secrets Of Tyr.
  3. Meet Sindri and Brok: At some point in the game, you will return home, and you will meet Sindri and Brok.
  4. Enter Sindri’s Home: Sindri will lead you through a Mystic Gate to his home.
  5. Visit Brok’s Shop: Inside Sindri’s home, you will find that Brok has opened a shop where you can upgrade your gear and weapons. Press ‘O’ to open the Upgrading Gear tab.
  6. Lost Possessions Chest: Leave the shop, and Brok will guide you to a chest full of lost possessions. Interact with the chest by pressing ‘O’.
Darkdale Armor Set in God of War Ragnarok
The Darkdale Armor Set [Image Captured By eXputer]

Darkdale Kratos Armor Set Items

In the Darkdale armor set, you will get a Waist Armor, a Wrist Armor, and a Chest Armor for Kratos. On the other hand, you will get a Darkdale Armor Outfit for Atreus as well as a grip for the Leviathan Axe. Furthermore, you will also get Handles For The Blades Of Chaos. 

 With the number of gears you will be getting from the armor set, we definitely recommend getting the Deluxe Edition. You will also get the Risen Snow Armor Set with it. The best part about the Darkdale armor set is that you will get a starting boost in Runic, Strength, and Defense which can be great for beginners looking to go heavy in terms of equipment from the very start.

On the other hand, the Wrist Armor and the Waist Armor that you will be getting from the set can help you increase the rate of rage in God of War Ragnarok.

It can really give you leverage over your enemies and increase your combat skills overall, making you a pro player from the very start. Below you’ll find the stats of every single component in Darkdale armor and what it does for your character.  


  • Stats: +1 Runic, +4 Defense, +4 Strength
  • Enraged Slayer Battle Skill: Allows Kratos to enter Spartan Rage and kill an enemy while restoring health. It also helps in restoring Rage.

Arm Guards:

  • Stats: +5 Strength, +1 Runic
  • Raging Affliction II Skill: Increases Rage when attacking status-afflicted enemies and while using Runic Attacks.

Waist Guard:

The Darkdale Waist Guard
The Darkdale Waist Guard [Image Captured By eXputer]
  • Stats: +5 Defense, +1 Runic
  • Raging Affliction II Skill: Similar to the Arm Guards, it increases Rage when using Runic Attacks and dealing damage to status-inflicted enemies.

Grip for Leviathan Axe:

  • Stats: +2 Cooldown, +3 Strength
  • Deadly Awakening Skill: Allows Kratos to use the Frost Awaken Attack by holding the Triangle button, releasing a deadly shockwave and awakening the Leviathan Axe.

Handles for Blades of Chaos:

The Darkdale Handles
The Darkdale Handles [Image Captured By eXputer]
  • Stats: +3 Strength, +2 Luck
  • Deadly Flames Skill: Enables Kratos to kill enemies with a Flame Whiplash attack by mashing the Triangle button. This attack causes a devastating Burn Shockwave, dealing heavy damage and increasing the Burn status on enemies.
The Darkdale Handles
The Darkdale Handles [Image Captured By eXputer]
These gear components provide various benefits to Kratos, enhancing his combat capabilities and providing unique skills for both offense and defense. The Darkdale armor set is especially useful for boss battles and end-game encounters in God of War Ragnarok.

Is Darkdale Armor Worth It?

Whether the Darkdale Armor is worth it in God of War Ragnarok depends on your preferences and priorities as a player. Here are some factors to consider:

Pros of the Darkdale Armor:

  1. Strong Stats: The Darkdale Armor offers strong stats that can provide a significant boost to your character’s abilities from the beginning of the game.
  2. Exclusive Access: This armor set is exclusive to the Deluxe Edition of the game, making it a unique and rare item.
  3. Aesthetically Pleasing: Many players find the appearance of the Darkdale Armor appealing, enhancing the overall visual experience of the game.

Cons of the Darkdale Armor:

  1. Additional Cost: To obtain the Darkdale Armor, you need to purchase the Deluxe Edition of God of War Ragnarok, which costs an extra $10 compared to the Standard Edition.
  2. Optional Content: Some players may not prioritize cosmetic or early-game advantages and may prefer to play the game without additional content.

I’d say that ultimately, whether the Darkdale Armor is worth it depends on your gaming style, budget, and how much you value the advantages it offers. If you want to start the game with a powerful armor set and enjoy its aesthetic appeal, the Deluxe Edition and the Darkdale Armor may be worth the additional cost. However, if you prefer a more standard gaming experience, the Standard Edition of the game may be sufficient.

With this, I conclude my guide on how to get that Darkdale armor in the game and the starts it has to offer. After reading our guide, you will be able to unlock the armor and use it in your gameplay.

While you are at it, check out our guide on the best settings for God of War Ragnarok, along with the best difficulty settings in the game.

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