God of War: Ragnarok – Spartan Rage Guide

Learn all about Spartan Rage in God of War: Ragnarok, how to use them, and which is the best one for you.

God of War: Ragnarok brings in new features and improves many existing ones to make the gameplay even better. Likewise, the sequel to the God of War reboot also considerably improved one of its most useful mechanics; the Rage feature. There are now different variations of Spartan Rage in God of War: Ragnarok, each with its own utility.

Spartan Rage is a special state which Kratos can activate; this gives him boosts in attack, defense, and healing depending on the type of Rage. You can enter this state temporarily and again have to farm it if you want to reactivate it, as it depends on the Rage bar or meter. Like other games, it gives you a temporary boost in stats and acts up as an ace up your sleeves to use in sticky situations.

You must know which Spartan Rage does what, how to farm for them, use them, and how to upgrade and increase the maximum Spartan Rage use. Learn all about it below.

Read more: God of War Ragnarok: How to Farm XP

How To Build Up Spartan Rage in God of War: Ragnarok

The Spartan Rage bar is the red bar below your health. Farming this bar is relatively easy. You have to damage enemies in addition to taking damage as well. The more damage you inflict and receive, the more the bar fills up. The bar fills up even faster if you’re under any status effects. However, attacks from Atreus do not count. You must rely on your movesets to build up the Rage bar. However, this won’t be hard since you have many weapons, parries, and attacks to choose from.

Furthermore, there are also other methods to increase your Rage bar quickly. This is through using specific gears, items, and interaction with objects.

  1. Some gears help you replenish your Spartan Rage meter faster by allowing you to Rage burst. As the name suggests, it increases your Rage meter by a short burst.
  2. You can collect and use Red Rage stones dropped from enemies or as pickups. Using Red Rage stones also helps to replenish your Spartan Rage meter.
  3. Interact with a Mystic Gateway to fill up your Spartan Rage bar completely.

How To Use Spartan Rage in God of War: Ragnarok

Press the left and right stick together (L3+R3) to start and end the Spartan Rage state with a small explosion of anger that staggers enemies near you when the bar is full.

Depending on what Spartan Rage you’ve equipped, you get different abilities to use. For example, one gives you new attacks, one heals and gives you attack bonuses, and one makes you charge at enemies and gain weapon bonuses.

Since Spartan Rage depends on your Rage, the game has given you the option to upgrade your maximum Rage Bar. Using Horn of Blood Mead, you can increase your Spartan Rage limit. These are scattered around the game’s maps and hidden in Nornir Chests. These chests can be located through Nordic Runes. Hence, keep an eye out for it.

Finally, you can upgrade Spartan Rages using XPs and make them even more powerful and effective.

All Spartan Rage in God of War: Ragnarok

God of War: Ragnarok has three Spartan Rages to choose from. Each has unique quirks and usefulness and depends on your situation or what playstyle you prefer. All the types of Spartan Rage are:

Spartan Rage: Fury

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Fury is a fun Spartan Rage to use, and it is also handy. It perfectly suits Kratos’ strength, which comes with anger. It is the first Spartan Rage to unlock in God of War: Ragnarok and is available during the “Surviving Fimbulwinter” quest.

Using Fury, you can perform devastating moves using the shoulder and trigger buttons, which also slightly heals you with each hit. These are:

Press R1 to rapidly damage enemies with a flurry of punches.

Hold down R2 to crouch, charge up Kratos, and leave R2 to make Kratos perform a devastating ground slam attack.

Press L1 to make Kratos charge ahead toward an enemy and grab him. This only happens if the enemies are the weaker and more common ones. Then, you can throw them and charge the enemies to another of their comrades.

Press L2 to grab a big rock from the ground and throw it.

Fury can be upgraded to Level 2, requiring 3000 XP, and Level 3, requiring 8000 XP.

Spartan Rage: Valour

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Valour does not let you do any special attacks or combos, but it heals you with each use. This is extremely useful when dealing with multiple formidable enemies and in boss fights. Furthermore, If you time your Valour activation right, as in just when the enemy attack hits, the attack is nullified, the enemy becomes defenseless for a short second, you gain more health, and you also gain a Melee Attack bonus. Sometimes defense is the best offense.

Valour Spartan Rage unlocks during your fight with Vanadis after the “Lost Sanctuary” quest.

Valor can be upgraded to Level 2, requiring 3500 XP, and Level 3, requiring 9000 XP.

Spartan Rage: Wrath

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The final Spartan Rage that is unlocked is Wrath. Upon activation, Kratos charges at an enemy with great strength and killing intent with his equipped weapon. Kratos unleashes his Wrath using his weapons on a single enemy and is enough to defeat them, in addition to adding weapon effects that are useful when fighting other enemies and healing.

Wrath consumes the most Rage bar, but it is also a life-saving option. The damage dealt sometimes feels overpowered, and the extra health gain and weapon bonus received afterward help you out of the most challenging positions.

Especially when fighting demanding boss battles. Since it consumes a lot of Rage bars, don’t use it much. Save it for the hardest of fights and when near death.

Wrath is unlocked during the last phase of the “Unleashing Hel” quest.

It can be upgraded to Level 2, requiring 3500 XP, and Level 3, requiring 9000 XP.

Which Is The Best Spartan Rage To Use in God of War: Ragnarok?

By now, you’ve learned all about the Spartan Rage mechanic in God of War: Ragnarok, how to use them, upgrade them, etc. But which one is the best?

Even though each of the 3 Rages is highly useful, we find Wrath to be the best one, simply because it is just too powerful and the attack is faster when compared with Fury. Furthermore, Wrath will be more helpful in mowing down health and saving yours against difficult bosses well. In contrast, some of Fury’s attack does not do much to them.

On the other hand, Valour is responsible for keeping your health high, but to make it the most effective, you need to parry enemy attacks which is tricky. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t play the whole game with only a single Spartan Rage. Instead, follow your playstyle. The experience is more fun that way.

More God of War: Ragnarok guides that may help your adventures across the Nordic realms: How To Get Dragon Scaled Armor, Where To Find Lunda’s Lost Armor Pieces, How to Find Ydalir Timber.

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