How to Beat The Crimson Dread in God of War Ragnarok: Boss Fight Guide

Defeat the Red Dragon

How to Beat The Crimson Dread in God of War Ragnarok

The Crimson Dread in God of War Ragnarok is a unique boss that you’ll eventually face while on your way to rescue Birgir, as part of the “For Vanaheim!” Favor. This dragon can be tough to deal with due to its many unblockable and wide area of attacks, but don’t fret. This guide will teach players some tips and tricks on how to beat The Crimson Dread, listing along the rewards you can get during your playthrough.

Where to find The Crimson Dread in God of War Ragnarok?

To find The Crimson Dread, players must find Birgir’s Location during the “For Vanaheim!” side quest. Track the Favor and you’ll eventually reach the realm called The Plains in Vanaheim.

After interacting with the Celestrial Altar, jump down and turn left to the gate. Head inside and there is a small tunnel that will lead to the Crimson Dread.

How to Defeat The Crimson Dread in God of War Ragnarok?

The Crimson Dread is a red dragon that can move quickly and breaths fire at Kratos. Below is a list of pointers to remember when facing him:

  • When up close, Crimson will try to bite Kratos and these bites can be parried and can cause a great chance of staggering the dragon easily.
  • Watch out for when it starts pumping up as it will start spewing fire directly on the ground and it has a large area of effect. Avoid these attacks by getting out of the line of sight or performing dodge rolls.
  • Another risky tactic is bashing the head of the Crimson while he is breathing fire. It is a bit risky to do but it can do a lot of damage to him and the Crimson won’t be able to strike back.
  • There will be times when the Crimson will start flying and players must keep it in their sights. Use the axe or the spears at it to force the beast back to the ground.
  • The last thing to remember when facing the red dragon is that it has a habit of charging headfirst and is unblockable. Though strong and deadly, it is easy to avoid because it runs in a linear pattern.

The Crimson Dread Boss Fight Rewards

  • Kratos XP – 500
  • Atreaus XP – 500
  • Frozen Flame
  • Dragon Claw
  • Bonded Leather – 40
  • Purified Crystalline – 20

That’s how to beat The Crimson Dread in God of War Ragnarok. We hope this article was informative. For more on God of War Ragnarok content, we have more articles for you to check out.

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