Ragnarok Nidhogg

God Of War Ragnarok Nidhogg Guide And How To Beat It

One of the biggest boss fights in God of War Ragnarok is the one between Kratos and Nidhogg. In this article, we will take you through a practical guide on how to beat Nidhogg in God of War Ragnarok.


Who Is Nidhogg In God Of War Ragnarok?

In the main story of God of War Ragnarok, Nidhogg is the last boss in the part six. As the gamer tries to remove Freya’s binding placed by Odin, you will notice Nidhogg appear rather suddenly. Fighting Nidhogg who takes the shape of a giant serpent is a brutal fight. Worth noting is that the boss fight has four different phases and lots of damaging attacks that Nidhogg will not hesitate to use. The only compensation is that the game character (Kratos) is no stranger to dealing with big creatures.

How To Beat Nidhogg In God Of War Ragnarok

Nidhogg is a serpentine creature that has a ten-section health bar. It is an ancient beast set by Odin to protect the roots of Yggdrasil. Every damage you attempt to give Nidhogg should be a significant one as it has a 10-sectioned health bar, which sometimes can stress the gamer in the process of depleting it.

Here are practical guides on how to beat Nidhogg in God of War Ragnarok in its battle Phases:

Phase One Of The Battle

In the first phase of the battle, the main aim of the gamer will be to get close enough to Nidhogg and draw attention away from Freya. In this first phase, the gamer needs to be well aware of the unblockable slam attack that sees Nidhogg slamming its hand on the ground. This slam sends a wave of magic in the direction of Kratos. The only way to escape this attack is when you dodge towards the side. It is important to note that the slam attack will occur 4 times before Nidhogg will lower its head to the ground. Then, Nidhogg can then be open to receive melee attacks from  Kratos. To be successful with your melee attacks against Kratos, try your best to time them well.

Phase Two Of The Battle Against Nidhogg

Phase two of this boss fight starts when you have dragged Nidhogg out of the realm tear. At this point, Nidhogg can now perform new attacks, alongside the old ones that she could perform earlier.


The first of its three new attacks is the tail-charge attack. In this attack, you will see Nidhogg slamming its tail into the ground. When it slams the tail to the ground, it will send a pulse with blue rings four times before exploding.

If you succeed in interrupting this attack, by double-tapping L1 in your controller, you can deal significant damage to Nidhogg. After interrupting Nidhogg’s phase two attack, it will drop its head to the ground, and then be vulnerable to damage from Kratos’ melee weapon.

Still, in phase two, Nidhogg will perform another similar attack, where it will try to stab you with its tail by sending it through realm tears. When the tail goes up to realm tears, it will be hard for you to judge where the tail will land.  This attack unlike the other one in phase one will be performed three times.

Phase Three Of The Nidhogg Boss Fight

After Nidhogg has its health lowered to 60%, pressing R3 of your controller on her stunned head will move the battle to phase three. At this point in the Nidhogg vs Kratos boss fight, Freya will join in. At this point, it is best to use ranged weapon throws and Light Runic Attacks. Nidhogg who now has a lower health bar will always be going back, trying to keep a distance from Kratos. In light of this, you will see Nidhogg climbing up one of the three pillars around the battlefield, then moving between them and indulging in some classical ranged attacks.

Phase Four Of The Battle

The last phase of the boss fight between Nidhogg and Kratos starts when the creature’s health bar is at 10%. Worth noting is that Nidhogg is immune to damage until Freya will place a sigil over her vortex stomach attack. Then throw the Leviathan Axe in to break the immunity of Nidhogg during the stunning window. Now, congratulations, because you have killed Nidhogg and gathered all the loot she left behind.


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