Alva is the boss fight you encounter at the end of exploring the Temple of Light in Alfheim during God of War Ragnarök.
Alva is a speedy Light Elf who can deplete Kratos’ health bar quickly if you’re not careful, so we’ve got the best strategy and tips on how to beat Alva in God of War Ragnarök below.
For more help with your initial journey through the Realms, check out our pages on the White Marble Temple of Light Legendary Chest Puzzle Solution, Nornir Chest Locations and Solutions, and Muspelheim Seed Locations. .
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How to beat the Alva boss fight in God of War Ragnarök
The general strategy to beat Alva in God of War Ragnarök is to try to stay close to Alva and use your Leviathan Ax to deal damage when Alva becomes vulnerable after her melee attacks.
Activate your rage when it’s built up and hit as much as you can, and remember to activate the Talisman of Meign Relic to increase the attack, either before activating your rage, when Alva is stunned, or when he is vulnerable after attacking you in melee. .
Don’t forget about Atreus’ sonic arrows either, as they add to the white stun meter under Alva’s health bar. When the meter is full and Alva is stunned, first attack melee for a moment and then click R3 to deal a decent amount of damage.
Since Alva is very fast and attacks with swords more often, we recommend equipping the Dauntless Shield, which will help you parry when the yellow circle appears around Alva, or just parry general attacks. Parrying leaves Alva open to a longer counterattack with your own melee weapon.
Ragnarök is finally here and we have pages on Nornir Chest locations and solutions, Raven locations and rewards, Muspelheim Seed locations, and Thor and Alva boss fight strategies to help you on your journey through the nine. Kingdoms. If you want to know how long Kratos’ epic adventure will last, we also have a page on how long to beat and the duration of the Platinum Trophy.
More specifically, there are three main attacks that you will need to avoid during the Alva boss fight in God of War Ragnarök.
The first occurs when Alva has a double blue ring around her, and to avoid it you must double tap L1 to perform a shield bash. You should also do this when Alva has the double blue ring around her but falls to the ground or she will be healed. This is one of the reasons you should stay close to Alva, as letting them heal will prolong the fight.
Double tap L1 to protect the hit when the double blue ring appears.
After hitting with the shield, Alva will be vulnerable to a quick combination of melee attacks, so make the most of it! Strike quickly with your ax or activate your runic abilities to deal the most damage possible.
Remember, don’t get too far away from Alva, as you’ll need to be close to the shield when the next blue circle appears.
When a red ring appears around Alva, you must dodge left or right to avoid a large beam of light that will likely hit you if you dodge backwards.
When the yellow ring appears around Alva, deflect or dodge the attack. Parrying is always faster and gives you more time to hit Alva.
For defeating Alva in God of War Ragnarök, you will obtain the following rewards:
- 500 XP for Kratos
- 335XP for Atreus
- A frozen flame used to upgrade the Leviathan axe.
- Rond of Expedition Shield Accessory (grants a cooldown boon when interrupting double blue ring attacks or parrying)
Good luck fighting Alva in God of War Ragnarök!
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