Shock arrows are a weapon you get in God of War. It’s extremely useful in combat, and essential to solving some puzzles. However, shock arrows in God of War aren’t immediately available, you have to unlock them. Many players have been wondering how to get shock arrows in God of War, and we’re here to help you. Plus, we’re going to show you how to use God of War shock arrows, in case you’ve been having trouble figuring it out.
How to Get Shock Arrows in God of War?
To get the shock arrows in God of War, you have to fight and defeat the dragon Hraezlyr. The dragon is a story boss, so you can’t miss it. Just keep pushing through the story until you battle Hraezlyr. You’ll have the first taste of the battle as you ride the elevator up from the mines to the top of The Mountain. After that encounter, when you exit the cavern, you’ll find Hraezlyr attacking Sindri.
Once you defeat Hraezlyr for good, a cutscene will play where Sindri thanks you for saving his hide. He instructs Kratos to hack out one of the dragon’s teeth. Go back to Sindri with the tooth, and he’ll sprinkle some magic dust on it. Kratos will then move the magic tooth across Atreus’s bowstring, and voila, you now have shock arrows!
How to Use Shock Arrows in God of War?
Shock Arrows in God of War are used to clear out the red, fleshy growths that have been blocking your way. The game basically taught you that as you approached the fight with the dragon. Plus, when you acquire the shock arrows, you immediately get to use them to clear out your path. This is how it works: hitting the red Shatter Crystals with a shock arrow causes them to explode. So, to clear out the red stuff, you have to hit the Shatter Crystal.
However, not all growths have a Shatter Crystal immediately attached to them. To solve this, you have to find a tree stump where the Shatter Crystals appear. Take a piece, go back to the growth you’re trying to destroy, and throw the crystal at them. The crystal will stick to any surface you chuck it at. Then, aim a shock arrow at the crystal and fire.
Apart from solving puzzles, the shock arrows come extremely handy in combat. The shock they deliver can travel from enemy to enemy, and it causes some pretty significant damage and stun the more you level up the shock arrow skills. I greatly recommend investing in them.