Enchantments are armour upgrades in God of War. All the better pieces of armor have a number of gem sockets in which you can slot various enchantments. When you do, they provide you with stat boosts, new abilities and more. You can have up to nine equipped – three per armor piece. Finding the most powerful ones will take time – there’s so many of them that, at times, it feels like the game is showering you with them. This guide will help you make the most of the situation by showing you the best enchantments in God of War, what they do and how to get them.
Tyr’s Shard increases your luck by 10, and all your other stats by 6. You’ll get it if you complete all the quests for Waywards Spirits in Midgard.
Scale of The Mighty
Scale of the Mighty gives +8 to vitality and runic, while also giving you a high chance of getting a burst of health and a strength boost when you’re low on health. It’s a reward for completing the Fire of Reginn favor.
Heart of The Valkyrie
This one increases runic, defence, vitality and cooldown by 8 each. Additionally, each hit has a low chance of activating the Protection of the Valkyrie buff, which gives 50% resistance to status effects and being staggered. You can get it from one of the Valkyrie bosses. We obtained it after killing Hildr, the one in Niflheim.
Eye of The Winged Chosen
Apart from giving you +13 cooldown, this enchantment will also grant you bursts of speed when evading, along with increased dodge distance. We got this one from a Valkyrie as well – this time, it was Eir, the one at The Mountain in Midgard.
Jagged Sign of Survival
The sign increases defence by 7 and vitality by 3, with a low chance of starting a rage burst when you get hit.
Ivaldi’s Corrupted Mind
Ivaldi’s Corrupted Mind gives Kratos +12 to defence, with an additional +6 to strength, runic and vitality. It also weakens all enemies withing a 15 metre radius. We got it as a drop after killing the Valkyrie Olrun, at the Lake of Light in Alfheim.
Heart of Vanaheim
While giving you only +4 to strength and cooldown, this gem has a moderate chance of boosting your runic, strength or defence each time you hit an enemy. We got it after we defeated the Valkyrie Geirdriful, in the Foothills area.
Eye of The Outer Realm
This one just gives you +7 to everything. It’s pretty straightforward. The enchantment is hidden away in a chest in the Secret Chamber of Odin, one of the seven hidden chambers.
Njord’s Temporal Stone
The stone increases cooldown by 12, as well as runic and luck by 6. It also has a low chance of slowing down enemies in the vicinity when you get hit. We obtained it after defeating the Valkyrie queen Sigrun, at the High Council.