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.
Weighted Blade – Melee Attacks strike with heft and inflict increased Stun on enemies.
Asgardian Edge – Melee Attacks strike with speed and inflict greatly increased Bifrost on enemies.
Increases the number of Stun and Bifrost arcs sent forward.
Invoke the Storm
Freya summons a field of electrically charged fireflies around her.
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.
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.
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.
When a Runic Summons is on cooldown, significantly increase the status applied from Runic Arrows. Upgrades increase the strength of this effect.
The first Runic Arrow from a full quiver deals significantly increased damage.
Melee Attacks against an enemy afflicted with Sonic deal greatly increased Stun. Upgrades increase the Stun dealt.
Enemies killed by a Runic Arrow explode, dealing significant damage around them. Upgrades increase the damage dealt.
Sonic Arrows deal greatly increased its status. Upgrades increase the strength of this effect.
When using a Runic Summons, instantly refill all Runic Arrows and empower them for a brief duration. Upgrades increase the duration of this effect.
Killing an enemy with a Runic Arrow immediately restores 1 in its place. Upgrades increase the number of arrows restored.
Using a Healthstone or Ragestone refunds 1 Runic Arrow and reduces Runic Summons cooldown. Upgrades refund more arrows and further reduce cooldown.
Melee Attacks against an enemy afflicted with Hex deal bonus damage. Upgrades increase the damage dealt.
Sigil Arrows deal increased status. Upgrades increase the strength of this effect.
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.
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.
Entangled Grip II
Freya’s vines root enemies for a longer duration.
Freya can summon vines that grab an enemy lying down and release a cloud of Poison.
Seeds of Ruin
Freya can summon vines to pull a giant rock from the ground and hurl it at her target for massive damage.
Vines of Exile
Freya’s vines can grab weaker enemies and throw them across the battlefield.
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.
Arrow Empowerment II
Runic Arrows deal greatly increased status damage.
Attacking enemies afflicted with Freya’s Sonic status creates bigger reverberations, applying Stun to nearby enemies.
Enemies Hexed by Freya’s Sigil Arrows have less resistance to Stun.
Arrow Empowerment III
Runic Arrows deal significantly increased status damage.
Sonic explosions caused by Freya apply Sonic to nearby enemies.
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.
Freya enters her Valkyrie Form and unleashes a barrage of arrows.
Freya adds more specialized abilities to her Ranged Attacks.
Freya enters her Valkyrie Form o rise into the air before slamming into the ground to Launch enemies.
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 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 a 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, on the other hand, would 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 for 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.