God of War Alfheim puzzles can be very difficult to solve sometimes. On your journey throughout this area you’ll come across, Spoils of War artifacts, Idunns apple chest, Nornir Rune Chest, and other surprises. In order to reach all these rewards you’ll have to solve several puzzles. Some of them can be very tricky to solve and take a bit of work. I found one to be particularly hard. It requires you to use both problem solving skills and reflexes. There’s this gate blocked by some red roots in the Light Elf Sanctuary area of Alfheim that I just couldn’t open. After finally managing to solve the puzzle I decided to write this guide. I hope it will help you go through root blocked gate in Light Elf Sanctuary.
How to pass through the door with roots
Once you reach Light Elf Sanctuary area you’ll get attacked by enemies straight away. Once you dispose of them you will see a gate and a triangular crank you can interact with. This is important because this teaches you the gate stays up for just a few seconds. You have to run past it before it drops down. In the new area there’s an Idunn apple puzzle to the left.
In order to destroy the roots and go through the gate you can use one of the following tactics:
#1 – Throw the axe and destroy the first, closer, root node. Once the root regenerates, turn the triangular crank and activate the gate (press circle). The moment you recall your axe, the node will break again, and the gate will open. Quickly throw the axe towards the other root node, and your way through the gate will be open.
#2 Activate the triangular door lever by pressing circle first . Then, throw your axe through the closer root node, and immediately recall the axe. At this moment keep moving towards the gate that opens. Once the gate rises, quickly throw the axe through the upper root node and destroy it.