Horizon Forbidden West Kratos Face Paint Location

Our Horizon Zero West Kratos or God of War face paint step-by-step guide entails how to get the unique red-colored paint for Alloy.

First of all, players have to find three hidden war totems to get the Kratos signature red-colored face paint. They are located in totally different regions of the game’s world. In this guide, I will be guiding you towards the location of Totems and how to unlock Kratos paint.

Key Highlights
  • Kratos face paint in Elden Ring requires three hidden war totems.
  • Totem of Brotherhood lacks an exact map guide, requiring a successful guess for location.
  • Totem of War is on the left portion of the map, players need to mark its exact location.
  • The Trial has references to God of War games, adding excitement for Kratos fans.
  • Totem of Youth is on the far west side of the island’s bank, marked on the map.
  • Look for palm trees, arrows in the trees, use Focus to find a trail leading to a crumbling building.

Totem Of Brotherhood

Totem of brotherhood is the first of three Totems of War. There is no exact location guide on a map in this game therefore, you have to go to the map and set a marker by successful guess like in the following image, I am setting the marker on the location of Totem of Brotherhood. 

  1. Open your map and set a marker on the location where you believe the Totem of Brotherhood might be.
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    Marker Totems of Brotherhood
  2. Use a flying creature to travel to the marked location.
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    Flying towards Marked place
  3. Look for a sandy surface with water nearby, which should be close to your marked spot.
  4. Once you’ve reached the area, you’ll come across a dead machine. Examine or scan the machine, and you’ll find the Totem of Brotherhood inside.
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    Examine The Dead Machine.
  5. After obtaining the totem, use your focus to follow a trail that will lead you to a cave-like hole in the mountain.
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    Follow the trail
  6. Inside the cave, you’ll discover the Totem of Brotherhood, which is one of three needed to unlock the God of War paint.
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    Totems of Brotherhood.
  7. Pick up the totem and check your notebook to confirm that you’ve collected the first one.

Remember that there are three Totems of War in total, so you’ll need to repeat this process to find the remaining two. Once you’ve collected all three, you’ll be able to unlock the God of War paint.

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Totems of Brotherhood.

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Totems of Brotherhood on Notebook.

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Totem of War

After the acquirement of the Totem of Brotherhood, the next one is the Totem of War.

  1. Locate the Totem on the left side of the map and mark it.
  2. Head to the trial spot indicated on the map, which features a shelter and trees.
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    Trial spot.
  3. Begin the trial by using Aloy’s focus ability.
  4. The focus will guide you to snowy mountains designed to resemble Kratos’s home.
  5. Look for an axe stuck in a tree, which is likely Kratos’s axe, indicating the proximity of the Totem of War.
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    Kratos Axe
  6. During this quest, you’ll engage in combat with machine creatures, so be prepared for a battle.
  7. Defeat all the enemies to continue your quest for the Totems.
  8. Follow the trail, leading Aloy to climb snowy mountains and approach Kratos’s home.
  9. Aloy will go to the backside of the house to collect the Totem of War.
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    Totem of War
  10. Collect it to progress toward unlocking Kratos’s face paint in Horizon Forbidden West.
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Totem of Youth

To find the third and final Totem, the Totem of Youth, head to the far west side of the island near the bank. Similar to the first two Totems, use a marked location on the map to guide you. When you reach the marked spot, you’ll be surrounded by palm trees with arrows fired into them. Scan these arrows, and they’ll lead you to a crumbling building. Use your focus ability, just like with the first two Totems, to uncover and obtain the Totem of Youth.

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Island on the west side of the map.
Kratos Home Easter Egg
Surrounded by Trees.
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Crumbling Building.

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Applying Kratos Face Paint

We can’t apply Kratos face paint right away after collecting all three Totems of war. We have to travel to the painter and pay the merchant ten metal shards so the Kratos face paint appears on our face.

Look at the following picture. This is how Kratos face paint will be looked on the face of Aloy when players equip it. This facial appearance of Aloy will remind everyone of Kratos protagonist of God of War. This paint is named after Kratos’s signature red face paint. 

Applying mark of war face paint
Kratos Paint equipped

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This wraps up our Horizon Forbidden West Kratos face paint guide. Horizon Forbidden West is a decent addition to this game series. Its success is a great achievement by Guerrilla Games and they delivered the next-generation level sequel along with cool easter eggs such as featuring Kratos paint and bringing aesthetic value to the game. My guide is all about telling players how to get this God of War paint.

The open world of Horizon Forbidden West is rich and full of surprises. There is just too much on your plate to do, from the sprawling danger of machines to hostile human NPCs and exploring the beautiful landscape in the game. However, the sequel features face paints, and you can stylize Alloy with unique designs.

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