God of War: Ragnarok – How to Get Gale Flames (& Gale Sparks)

Upgrading the Draupnir Spear requires Gale Flames in God of War: Rangarok. Here's how to find them, as well as Gale Sparks.

In addition to the Blades of Chaos and the Leviathan Axe Kratos is able to wield a third weapon in God of War: Ragnarök; the mighty Draupnir Spear. The Draupnir Spear is all about range and devastation and much like the other weapons, you will also need it to unlock new paths and areas later in the game.

Some bosses like Heimdall are designed to be only defeated using the Draupnir Spear. Hence, it is pivotal to upgrade the spear. To do so, you’ll need to find Gale Flames and Gale Sparks. In this guide, we’ll go over all their locations and what you will need to do to max out the new weapon in God of War: Ragnarok.

How to upgrade the Draupnir Spear?

Gale Flames and Gale Sparks are rare upgrade resources, far rarer than the Chaos and Frozen Flames needed to upgrade the Blades of Chaos and the Leviathan Axe.

Kratos acquires the Draupnir spear during chapter 10 of the game which is fairly later on in the game. The spear starts at level 5 which means that there are only a few Gale Flames to find in God of War: Ragnarök.

Its starting level ensures that your weapon damage is attuned to match the enemy and boss levels.

Where to find Gale Flames in God of War: Ragnarok?

There is a total of four Gale Flames scattered across the realms. The first three drops are from various bosses, but the fourth has to be made by fusing six Gale Sparks.

Gale Flame #1 (Defeat the Flame Phantom Boss)

The first Gale Flame is dropped from the Flame Phantom boss in Vanaheim. You will come across this boss while on the Nocturnal Predator quest.

This quest is unlocked fairly late in the game, specifically after you save Freyr and then start a side quest with Birgir to investigate the death of some animals in the Crater.

Do note that this boss only appears at night.

Gale Flame #2 (Defeat Bodvar and Starolfr)

Bodvar, the Fierce, and Starolfr, the Troublesome, are two bosses that you have to defeat at once in the Jarnsmida Pitmines of the Svartalfheim realm. They can be found by activating the Berserker Gravestone there.

The bosses will drop a Gale Flame upon their defeat.

Gale Flame #3 (Defeat Hrist and Mist)

The third Gale Flame in this list is dropped by two bosses: Hrist and Mist. These bosses are encountered together as part of the main story.

Fairly late in the game, you will come across “The Summoning” main quest. In this quest, Kratos travels to Muspelheim to speak to Surtur, who asks Kratos to defeat Odin and takes him to the Spark of the World.

Where to find Gale Sparks in God of War: Ragnarok?

The fourth and final Gale Flame on this list isn’t found as it is. It has to be made by combining six different Gale Sparks, each of which can be dropped by a Lyndworm. These Lyndworms can be found in different regions across the world in Yggdrasil rifts and you need to trap them.

These Lyndworms are part of the “The Lost Lyndworms” Favor. You can start this favor at Sindri’s house. Just head to the left of it and ring the bell to summon Ratatoskr and start the quest. He’ll give you a trap to use and you can begin the hunt.

Once you successfully capture a Lyndworm, all you need to do is interact with the rift to acquire the Gale Spark.

Lost Lyndworm #1 (Alderich Hollow, Svartalfheim)

This Lyndworm is located inside a cave in the Svartalfheim region – Alderich Hollow. You first need to reach the top of the bridge via the chain, then use the grappling hook provided to leap over the hurdles to reach the large statue.

Just to the left of this statue is a cave in which there’s a rift. Interacting with it will spawn a monster, which, once you capture will give you the Gale Spark.

Lost Lyndworm #2 (Alderich Hollow, Svartalfheim)

The location of the second Lost Lyndworm is the same as the one above, i.e. Alderich Hollow/Svartalfheim.

You should see a peculiar grave at the Boat Dock, right in front of a large wall. You can climb this wall to reach the top. You will be stopped by a hurdle in your path to the left. Freya will solve the problem with her arrow, and you can continue your climb to the top.

When you reach the top, use your spear to stop the water. Next, interact with the rift to capture the Lyndworm.

Lost Lyndworm #3 (The Applecore, Svartalfheim)

The third Lyndworm can be found in The Applecore – Svartalfheim. This is a fairly simple one. You should see a locked gate in the cave. Solve the puzzle to open it and enter to find a black hole. Continue the same process to spawn the Lyndworm and obtain the Gale Spark.

Lost Lyndworm #4 (The Forge, Svartalfheim)

The fourth Lyndworm is located way at the top of The Forge in the Svartalfheim region. At the Forge, you should see an opening to a cave between the two mountains just beside the Big Bell. Cross the opening and climb up the mountain ahead.

At the top of this mountain is the Gale Spark. Continue the usual process to obtain the Gale Spark.

Lost Lyndworm #5 (The Plain, Vanaheim)

The fifth Lyndworm is located in the Plain – Vanaheim. Do note that before you can access this location, you’ll first have to complete the “Scent of Survival” quest.

If you have, you can continue on the path on the left of the marked location to reach a cave. Across this cave is a dragon, which you have to defeat to obtain the 5th Gale Spark on this list, which will be nearby.

Lost Lyndworm #6 (The Plain, Vanaheim)

The 6th and the last Lost Lyndworm on this list is located in the same region as the one mentioned above, I.e. The Plain – Vanaheim. At the left of the marked location – the round structure, should be an abandoned path that leads to a campfire not far along.

Beside the campfire and beneath the cliff, you should be able to see the last black Gale Stone. Continue the same process to obtain the Gale Stone, i.e. capture the monster that comes with it.

How to fix Missing Gale Spark/Gale Flame in God of War: Ragnarök

After completing “The Lost Lyndworms” Favor, if you find yourself with an incomplete number of Gale Sparks, it is likely that you didn’t search the Yggdrasil rift properly. It is important to note that this is not a bug.

To pick up a Gale Spark, you may need to interact with the rift once or twice. If you’ve missed one, simply head back to all six locations and check if the rift is still there. If it is, simply interact with it again to acquire the Gale Spark.

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