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
  • Players will receive the Darkdale Armor set by purchasing the Deluxe version of God of War Ragnarok. 
  • If players have the standard edition, they can upgrade to the deluxe edition by paying 10$.
  • Once that is done, they must progress until Kratos and Atreus manage to free Tyr from his captivity in Svartalfheim.
  • Now, head to Brok and Sindri’s home and speak to them at their forge. This is part of the main story so you cannot miss it.
  • Brok will then lead you to a blue chest near his forge. 
  • Interacting with it will give you the Darkdale Armor set, alongside some useful crafting materials.
  • 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]
 First of all, make sure that you have the Deluxe Edition of the game in order to get the armor set. You can also upgrade your Standard Edition to Deluxe Edition by spending $10 on God of War Ragnarok.

After that, you will be able to unlock the armor set easily in the game. You will have to collect them from two characters called Sindri and Brok.

Now we will be unlocking the Armor set in God of War Ragnarok, and here’s how you can do it. 

  • The first step is to buy the Deluxe Digital Edition of God of War Ragnarok. You can get it from the PlayStation Store. 
  • Next, you have to complete the first mission. 
  • Play through the whole opening and defeat Thor. 
  • After that, you will need to play a little bit more and help Atreus to find the Secrets Of Tyr. 
  • The next step is to go back home, and you will meet Sindri, who will take you through a Mystic Gate that leads straight to his home. 
  • When you enter his home, you will see that Brok has opened a shop that will allow you to upgrade your gear and weapons. 
  • By pressing O, you will be able to open the Upgrading Gear tab. 
  • Now you have to leave the shop, and Brok will lead you to the chest full of lost possessions. 
  • In order to interact with it, you will have to press O. 

 After that, you will be able to obtain that Darkdale easily. 

Darkdale Armor Set in God of War Ragnarok
The Darkdale Armor Set [Image Captured By eXputer]

Darkdale Kratos Armor Set 

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.  


By using the Darkdale Plackart, you will get 1 Runic, 4 Defense, and 4 Strength. The boost in defense and strength is definitely worth the cost. Furthermore, both of these stats are extremely important for boss battles.

In addition to that, you will also get the Enraged Slayer battle skill. The skill will allow you to go in Spartan Rage and kill an enemy. Furthermore, you will restore some health by doing so. You will be able to restore your Rage as well from the Darkdale Plackart for Kratos. 

Arm Guards 

Next, we have the Drakdale Ark Guards, which will give you 5 Strength and 1 Runic. Both these stats will help you out a lot in end-game battles.

You will get an increase in the Raging Affliction II skill with it as well. By using the Darkdale Arm Guards, you get a significant increase in Rage. It will be activated as soon as the player attacks status-afflicted enemies. Furthermore, it will also activate while using the Runic Attacks. 

Waist Guard 

By equipping the Darkdale Waist Guard For Kratos, you will get an increase in Defense and Runic. Stat-wise, you will get 5 Defense and 1 Runic.

The Darkdale Waist Guard
The Darkdale Waist Guard [Image Captured By eXputer]
The Darkdale Waist Guard will also give Raging Affliction II to the player, where they will be able to increase their Rage while using Runic Attacks and dealing damage to the Status Inflicted enemies. 

Grip For Leviathan Axe

By using the Grip of Darkdale for your Leviathan Axe, you will get an increase in Cooldown and Strength, making the use of your weapon more efficient. You will get 2 Cooldown and 3 Strength as well as the Deadly Awakening Skill.

By using the skill, the player will be able to kill enemies using the Frost Awaken Attack. To use the attack, you need to hold the Triangle button on your console. Doing so will release a deadly shockwave, and the defrost will ultimately Awaken your axe. 

Handles For Blades Of Chaos 

The Darkdale Handles will improve your Luck And Strength. You will get 3 Strength, and 2 Luck with the Darkdale Handle for Blade of Chaos. By using the armor component, you will get the Deadly Flames skill. Using it will allow you to kill enemies with a Flame Whiplash.

The Darkdale Handles
The Darkdale Handles [Image Captured By eXputer]
To perform this attack, you need to mash your Triangle button on the console constantly. The attack is quite deadly as it will cause a devastating Burn Shockwave that will deal heavy damage to your enemies. Furthermore, you will be able to increase the Burn status inflicted on your enemies, which will last for a period of time. 

Is Darkdale Armor Worth It In GOW Ragnarok?

Darkdale armor is one of the most exclusive items in the game, which contains a handle, grip, and armor with strong stats for the players to utilize. However, it can only be obtained by purchasing the Deluxe edition of the God of War Ragnarok.

The stats the Darkdale armor has to offer can really boost the strength of players from the very beginning, and it is quite aesthetically pleasing as well. It is no doubt that it costs an additional $10, but with the stats, it has to offer, it is definitely worth it. 

Summing It Up 

 With this, we conclude our 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. Furthermore, also check out our detailed walkthrough of God of War Ragnarok while you are at it. 

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