God of War: Ragnarok – How To Get Helios Flare

We show you how to obtain the powerful Helios Flare Runic Attack in God of War: Ragnarok.

In God of War: Ragnarok, players can enjoy the best of Kratos from the start, wielding both the Leviathan Axe and the classic Blades of Chaos. Both are already very strong with their different attacks and combos, in addition to Kratos’ raw strength and skills. But to make the most of these weapons, the game offers a variety of Runic Attacks. Runic Attacks are special abilities tied to Kratos’ weapons. These allow you to perform various special weapon attacks that can be magical or physical and melee or ranged. Hence, giving your weapons an extra edge while giving the combat better depth.

God of War: Ragnarok brings in some changes by offering more abilities and customization through weapons and armor. Likewise, there are now better and more Runic Attacks to use. Furthermore, you now have two weapons from early on, so you can enjoy more variety of Runic Attacks. One of these Runic Attacks in God of War: Ragnarok is the Helios Flare for your old friend, Blades of Chaos. Helios Flare is an easy-to-obtain, powerful, light Runic Attack ability to use from the early parts of the game to the final stages.

Anything coming out of the legendary chained Blades of Chaos won’t disappoint you. So, if you’re looking to play the most out of these famed blades, this is a must-have attack. Follow our guide on how to unlock the Helios Flare in God of War: Ragnarok.

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Finding the Helios Flare Runic Attack in God of War: Ragnarok

God War Ragnarok how to find Helios Flare
credits: Santa Monica Studio

Helios Flare is hidden away in a legendary chest on a ledge in the Vanaheim region. If you’re not into exploring with a keen eye, you can easily miss it.

During “The Reckoning,” after defeating Fiske in The Abandoned Village, you will come across a crane similar to that you have to use before the Fiske battle. You can also see the legendary chest sitting on a faraway ledge. You can figure out that you need to use the crane to reach there, but the crane is being obstructed and hence, cannot be rotated.

Instead of using the crane as soon as you see it to progress to another area, look towards the right to find a cave lit up with a torch. Head inside and destroy the pillar that blocks the crane. The crane is now easily rotatable with a throw of your Leviathan Axe toward the chest’s platform.

Head back and rotate the crane. So that the mark for swinging across is between you and the ledge, use the Blades of Chaos to swing across and land on the platform. Open the legendary chest to find the awaited Helios Flare Runic Attack.

Congratulations, you have expanded the moveset and abilities for your mighty Blades of Chaos through this Light Runic Attack. Let’s see what it does and how powerful it can become.

Helios Flare Stats and Upgrades

God War Ragnarok Helios Flare
credits: Santa Monica Studio

Helios Flare is a range-based light Runic Attack for the Blades of Chaos in God of War: Ragnarok. Hence, it has to be equipped before you can use it. Remember, only one Runic Attack can be equipped with a weapon at a time.

Helios Flare lets you cast long-range fire bolts that inflict moderate Burn damage. The more you upgrade, the better the Burn damage and new powerful effects are added. Hence, it lets you attack from a distance. Additionally, you can use it to give yourself some recovery time.

  • Level 1:
    • DMG: 1/5
    • RNC: 2/5
    • STUN: 1/5
    • Effect: Long-range fire bolt that inflicts moderate Burn damage.
  • Level 2:
    • DMG: 2/5
    • RNC: 3/5
    • STUN: 1/5
    • Cost of Upgrade: 2000 XP
    • Effect: Holding the light attack button charges up the attack to increase range and cast secondary explosions for slight AOE damage.
  • Level 3:
    • DMG: 3/5
    • RNC: 4/5
    • STUN: 1/5
    • Cost of Upgrade: 7250 XP
    • Effect: Light attack button can now be charged for longer to cause a large and powerful explosion after the bolt hits. Inflicting better damage to multiple enemies.

This is everything you need to know about the Helios Flare Runic Attack in God of War: Ragnarok, how it works, and how to find it. So if you haven’t gotten it yet, head out and look for it. As you’ve seen, it is an excellent and deadly special skill to have in your arsenal. Especially the final upgrade, which adds a large explosion. This is really useful against multiple powerful foes and bosses.

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