God of War Ragnarok – Freya Equipment and Skills

All hail the queen of the Valkyries

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The Vanir goddess, Freya, has been very busy since we last saw her in God of War 2018. She has since reconnected with her Valkyrie Queen self and picked up the sword again to deal the decisive blow against the people who have wronged her and her family.

But she’s going to need help and Kratos is more than willing to help out the person who saved Atreus’ life. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the equipment and skills Freya will have at her disposal as she fights alongside Kratos.

God of War Ragnarok – Freya Equipment

Freya utilizes a sword for melee combat, along with three accessories and a runic summon, which is effective for applying and enhancing status effects. You have the option to change her armor as well, but for cosmetic purposes only.

Weapons

Sword

  • Thrungva
    • Weighted Blade – Melee Attacks strike with heft and inflict increased Stun on enemies.
  • Mardoll
    • Asgardian Edge – Melee Attacks strike with speed and inflict greatly increased Bifrost on enemies.

Runic Summon

  • Steel Harmony
    • Increases the number of Stun and Bifrost arcs sent forward.
  • Invoke the Storm
    • Freya summons a field of electrically charged fireflies around her.
  • Seior Exhale
    • Freya uses her affinity with Seior magic to conjure a deadly Poison gas cloud that seeks out her enemies, disrupting the battlefield.
  • The Queen’s Roar
    • Freya’s slamdown applies a massive amount of Sonic or Hex to enemies based on her equipped Runic Arrow.

Armor

Freya Armor

  • Tattered Witch Frock
    • A frock that reminds its wearer of better days and simpler times.
  • Regal Vanir Garments
    • Garments sewn for a day when all eyes are on the wearer.
  • Agony’s Promise Tunic
    • A tunic stitched with grief and the promise of vengeance.
  • Warrior’s Battledress
    • An armor crafted by one who is ready to finish the fight.
  • Fate Breaker Tunic
    • A tunic for those who fight against fate.
  • The Queen’s Armor
    • Armor fit for a queen.
God of War Ragnarok - Freya Equipment

Accessory

  • Runic Potency
    • When a Runic Summons is on cooldown, significantly increase the status applied from Runic Arrows. Upgrades increase the strength of this effect.
  • Rune-Engraved Release
    • The first Runic Arrow from a full quiver deals significantly increased damage.
  • Sonic Aftershock
    • Melee Attacks against an enemy afflicted with Sonic deal greatly increased Stun. Upgrades increase the Stun dealt.
  • Lethal Detonation
    • Enemies killed by a Runic Arrow explode, dealing significant damage around them.
      Upgrades increase the damage dealt.
  • Sonic Attunement
    • Sonic Arrows deal greatly increased its status. Upgrades increase the strength of this effect.
  • Runic Capacity
    • When using a Runic Summons, instantly refill all Runic Arrows and empower them for a brief duration. Upgrades increase the duration of this effect.
  • Runic Recharge
    • Killing an enemy with a Runic Arrow immediately restores 1 in its place. Upgrades increase the number of arrows restored.
  • Runestone Refinement
    • Using a Healthstone or Ragestone refunds 1 Runic Arrow and reduces Runic Summons cooldown. Upgrades refund more arrows and further reduce cooldown.
  • Sigil Punishment
    • Melee Attacks against an enemy afflicted with Hex deal bonus damage. Upgrades increase the damage dealt.
  • Sigil Amplification
    • Sigil Arrows deal increased status. Upgrades increase the strength of this effect.
  • Reckless Empowerment
    • All damage dealt is increased while Runic Arrows are fully depleted.

Skills are read from left to right in the order that they appear. If you see multiple tiers, that means the skills are connected.

God of War Ragnarok – Freya Skill Trees

Freya’s skill trees emphasize her bow assaults at range and her Valkyrie form’s melee capabilities. Skills are read from left to right in the order that they appear. If you see multiple tiers, that means the skills are connected.

You can disable companion skills at any time. This is so that they perform exactly how you would want them to.
God of War Ragnarok - Freya Skill Trees

Vanir Magic

Tier 1

  • Entangled Grip I
    • Freya can spawn vines from the ground that root enemies in place.
  • Arrow Surplus (At the very bottom)
    • Freya gains an additional Runic Arrow.

Tier 2

  • Entangled Grip II
    • Freya’s vines root enemies for a longer duration.
  • Root Snare
    • Freya can summon vines that grab an enemy lying down and release a cloud of Poison.

Tier 3

  • Seeds of Ruin
    • Freya can summon vines to pull a giant rock from the ground and hurl it at her target for massive damage.

Tier 4

  • Vines of Exile
    • Freya’s vines can grab weaker enemies and throw them across the battlefield.

Archery

Tier 1

  • Arrow Empowerment I (Upper)
    • Runic Arrows deal increased status damage.
  • Sonic Potency (Lower Left)
    • Sonic explosions caused by Freya have an increased area of effect.
  • Hex Potency (Lower Right)
    • Hex explosions caused by Freya’s Sigil Arrows have an increased area of effect.

Tier 2

  • Arrow Empowerment II
    • Runic Arrows deal greatly increased status damage.
  • Sonic Echoes
    • Attacking enemies afflicted with Freya’s Sonic status creates bigger reverberations, applying Stun to nearby enemies.
  • Hex Debilitation
    • Enemies Hexed by Freya’s Sigil Arrows have less resistance to Stun.

Tier 3

  • Arrow Empowerment III
    • Runic Arrows deal significantly increased status damage.
  • Sonic Resonance
    • Sonic explosions caused by Freya apply Sonic to nearby enemies.

Valkyrie

Tier 1

  • Valkyrie Spirit (Upper Right)
    • Freya enters her Valkyrie FOr to slash through enemies.
  • Goddess Aggression (Lower Left)
    • Freya becomes much more aggressive on the battlefield, Parrying and charging into enemies more often.

Tier 2

  • Valkyrie Mind
    • Freya enters her Valkyrie Form and unleashes a barrage of arrows.
  • Goddess Focus
    • Freya adds more specialized abilities to her Ranged Attacks.

Tier 3

  • Valkyrie Heart
    • Freya enters her Valkyrie Form o rise into the air before slamming into the ground to Launch enemies.

Tier 4

  • Valkyrie Blade
    • When Kratos sends an enemy flying backward, a (square icon) appears above Freya. When pressed, she dashes toward the enemy and strikes them for high damage.
Freya Combat Style

Freya Combat Style

Freya doesn’t function much differently than Atreus. As a companion, she can shoot arrows at the player’s command and she uses both kinds of arrows. The biggest difference is in actual combat.

The former Valkyrie queen is deadly fighter with the blade. She is able to use bifrost in her attacks. But even more than that, she transforms into a Valkyrie every so often and unleashes devastating single damage attacks. Of course, Kratos still has to do the bulk of the work. As convenient as it is to rely on Freya, she is quite passive in between Valkyrie attacks. Atreus will be bouncing all over the place and jumping on enemies’ backs to set Kratos up for a finisher.


And that’s it for everything about Freya as a companion and the things you need to watch out if you want to improve her and change her look in-game. For more God of War content, feel free to visit our other God of War Ragnarok guides and articles here.

Check out this video by MichaelXboxEvolved showcasing all of Freya’s Skills + Weapons & Armor Looks in God of War Ragnarok: