How to Beat Thor in God of War Ragnarok

The much-awaited, God of War: Ragnarok, has finally been released on 9th of November, 2022. The game has been developed by Santa Monica studios and has been released by Sony Interactive limited.

The fans of the god-of-war sequels have high expectations of the game, Moreover, the game seems to have created enough hype on the first day of release itself.

The game has been released for the PS4 and also the PS5. It is yet to be discovered if the game will be available to other platforms, but we reckon it, most likely not. 

The game features a brand-new storyline, and one of the significant aspects of the storyline is a battle that takes place between the God of War, Kratos, and Thor.

The character “Thor” is pretty well known, we’d say, for anyone who’s a vikings fan. Thor is the god of Thunder, as well as the son of the god Odin himself, who rules Asgard.

Eventually, when the epilogue begins, you’ll come across Thor along with Mjolnir when Thor shows up at Kratos’ and Atreus’ home.

In this article by Frondtech, we’ll cover how you can beat Thor in God of War: Ragnarok, so, here it is:

How to Beat Thor in God of War Ragnarok

In this instance, Kratos hasn’t faced anyone else who is as fearsome and powerful as Thor himself. Thor implements a bunch of attacks on Kratos, the majority of these attacks include the usage of Mjolnir.

It is to be known that Kratos Fights Thor in different scenarios of the game. This might come as a spoiler to some people, but these Scenarios could be termed as “phases” in God of War: Ragnarok. We’ll begin with the first phase of the battle against Thor.

Kratos Vs Thor: The First Phase

In the first phase of the fight against Thor, you won’t have any weapons on you. Additionally, to make the situation a bit more complex, Thor will use two unblockable attacks in this phase, namely the Ground-pound and the Charging-Grab.

Screenshot showing Unblockable or Red Circle attacks of Thor in God of War Ragnarok

You got to play safe here and avoid both of these attacks in the first place while engaging with Thor. Personally, I was more or less dodging during the entire fight, as wasn’t going for Blocking or Parrying, that much.

Kratos Vs Thor - First Phase of the fight - God of War Ragnarok

As soon as you land a bunch of hits on Thor, you should probably look for a safe spot, or at least, you’ve got to maintain your distance from Thor. That will make sure that you’re safe against the Ground-slam.

If you’ve been doing the same, Thor will eventually use his charging-grab. To avoid being in the crosshairs of the same, you’ll be required to dodge him simply by moving backwards and away from Thor.

If you mess up the strategy, Thor will grab hold of you and throw you toward a wall nearby, causing you to lose health.

This is one of the easiest encounters you’ll have against Thor, but keep in mind his abilities as well as his powers are enough for you to be eliminated, so we’d suggest for you to play safe and strategically while you can.

After you’ve managed to damage him enough, you’ll automatically move on to the second phase of your battle against Thor. Also, this is when a cutscene plays and Kratos gets back the Leviathan Axe,

Kratos Vs Thor: The Second Phase

The Second Phase starts when Thor has 1 out of 6 bars of his health left. But don’t worry, as soon as the phase starts, he will get back his entire health.

In this phase, you’ll have to use the arena as much as possible. Thor will be using his Mjölnir in this phase, so that’s another factor you’ll have to look out for. All his ranged Mjölnir attacks are Red Circle or Unblockable attacks. So don’t try to block or parry them.

Screenshot showing Thor's Mjolnir Attacks in God of War Ragnarok

You’ll hear him snap his fingers when he’s about to use the Mjölnir, so, following the same, you’ll have to dodge the attack by moving towards either of your sides, as soon as possible.

You’ll have a bunch of pillars around you, hide behind these when Thor uses his Mjölnir, and keep attacking him when he’s vulnerable, that’ll make sure that you move on towards the third phase of your battle against Thor. Furthermore, you can also press the Circle/Interact button near these pillars to pick them and swing them towards Thor.

How to use the pillars to attack Thor in God of War Ragnarok

During this phase, you will face a minigame, at the end of which Thor will knock you out cold. You might think that it is ‘Game Over’ for you. But, Thor will bring you back by giving you a shock using his hammer.

Minigame during Kratos vs Thor - God of War Ragnarok

The second phase will end with Thor flying up and taking you with him to a different area. Also, during this cutscene, you will get to witness the most epic moment in the game.

Thor will throw his Mjölnir, and Kratos will throw his Leviathan Axe, and you will get to see an epic clash between these two weapons.

Kratos Vs Thor: The Final Phase

In the final phase of your battle against Thor, you’ll have to be cautious, as Thor will be using all of his unblockable attacks.

Thor will use his ability to slam the ground repeatedly, which he’ll gain in this phase. While he’s doing so, red-colored circles will appear all over the arena.

Thor's Thunder Ground Slam Attack

You have to avoid these red circles as Thor strikes them with lightning. If you’re struck with one of these lighting bolts, you’ll lose a chunk of your health, which’ll make things even tougher for you, so we recommend for you to avoid being around those red circles at all costs.

If you get trapped, you can mash the Circle or the Interact button to get out of the state of shock.

I have made a YouTube video where I have tried to show all the attacks in Kratos vs Thor as much as I can. If you are still confused regarding some aspects of the fight, you can check out my video:

One weakness that Thor has is that he can be frozen, so this is one aspect that, when used, will allow you to inflict a good amount of damage on him. Taking advantage of this situation will help you damage Thor heavily, ensuring that you eventually win the third phase. 

That’s all we had on how you could defeat the god of thunder, Thor, in God of War: Ragnarok.

If you think this guide has helped, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more God of War Ragnarok Guides, keep an eye on Frondtech.

That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on November 11, 2022

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