Smouldering embers, crest of flame and greater crest of flame are crafting ingredients in God of War. They are used to purchase and upgrade certain weapons and armor at the Dwarves’ shop. If you’re into the kind of stuff they enhance – which is mostly fire-based – you’ll need quite a few of them. We’re going to try to save you some time by showing you where to find smouldering embers, crest of flame & greater crest of flame in God of War.
How to get greater crest of flame & smouldering embers
All three of these are readily available in Muspelheim, the realm of fire. You may have surmised as much yourself, from the names alone. You’ll get them by completing challenges and looting the golden chests in the area. The embers are the most common – you’ll get these scorching pieces of Surtr’s eternal flame after every completed challenge.
The crests are a “rare resource mined from the volcanic fires of the Eldthursar mountains of southern Muspelheim”. Luckily, you won’t need to grab a pick and break your back in a mine shaft. You’ll just need to kill some fiery demons of hell.
The greater crest is the rarest of them all, and it hails from the “hottest flames of the Scorching Seas of Muspelheim”. You’ll have to take their word for it, as you’ll find it in chests and corpse piles, not said sea. Your best bet would be clear out the entire realm, complete all the challenges and defeat the Valkyrie boss that’s hiding out there. This way, you’ll collect all the materials required to enhance your flaming gear. Keep in mind, you’ll have to collect the four pieces of the Muspelheim Cipher before you can enter the realm and begin this adventure. There’s another rare item you’ll need from there, and you can read about it in our Raging Inferno of Muspelheim guide.