God of War How to Get Forbidden Grip of the Ages Axe Pommel

Forbidden Grip of the Ages is a secret axe pommel in God of War. To get the God of War Grip of Ages axe pommel, you first have to decode the runes on the cloth map that came with the special edition of the game. Fortunately, we’re here to show you how to get Forbidden Grip of Ages axe pommel in God of War, so that you don’t have to go through the hassle.

God of War How to Get Forbidden Grip of the Ages Axe Pommel
God of War How to Get Forbidden Grip of the Ages Axe Pommel

How to Solve Forbidden Grip of Ages Pommel Cloth Map Puzzle in God of War?

To solve the Cloth Map puzzle in God of War and get the Forbidden Grip of Ages axe pommel, you first have to get to the top of Muspelheim Tower in Lake of Nine (if you don’t know how to do that, check out our Muspelheim Realm Tower – How to Get on Top guide). If you haven’t been there before, prepare to fight a Traveler. Once the area is clear, stand in the large ring on the floor, ideally in the center. In front of you, you’ll see the Temple of Tyr, and braziers on both sides that you can light.

The next step is to look around in a very specific way. We’re going to explain the sequence as simply as possible. Forward means look at Tyr’s Temple, right means look at the right brazier, left the left brazier, and down means look at the floor and the ring you’re standing in. The sequence is as follows: Forward, Left, Forward, Right, Left, Forward, Down, Right, Left, Forward. When you pull it off correctly, a realm tear will appear. Approach it, and take out the God of War Forbidden Grip of Ages axe pommel. You’ll hear a sound cue whenever you do a step correctly. If you do make a mistake, it’s fine. Exit through the door behind you and come back to reset the puzzle, and try again. Here’s the sequence once more, with feeling:

  1. Tyr’s Temple
  2. Left brazier
  3. Tyr’s Temple
  4. Right brazier
  5. Left brazier
  6. Tyr’s Temple
  7. Ring on the floor
  8. Right brazier
  9. Left brazier
  10. Tyr’s Temple.

Huge props to Reddit user SkipOneEBR and everyone else that figured this mystery out. If you need more info, you can check out our Best Axe & Blades Pommels – Mistbourne, Grips of the Valkyrie or any of our other God of War guides.

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    Sheila

    Hi, I lit the braziers long before I found out about the forbidden grip. Can I still get the grip? Also i ve tried several times. Kind of wondering what I might be doing wrong.

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      Dan

      The look directions here (and on a few other sites) are slightly off! The first move, which is omitted here, is to look DOWN first at the ring on the floor, then follow the steps here starting with step 1 and you should be fine.

      DOWN
      Straight
      Left
      Straight
      Right
      Left
      Straight (then GONG acknowledgement so you know you’re doing this right so far, don’t pause though just keep going)
      Down
      Right
      Left
      Straight

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        Dustin Henderson

        Dan you good sir are amazing thank you for being so exact in your simple directions I’m a completionest and was having a VERY hard time with this thanks for the help

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