How To Get & Use Runic Summons In God Of War: Ragnarok

Runic Summons are special abilities in GoW that are a great way to enhance the ability of Kratos and his...

Runic Summons are special abilities in GoW that are a great way to enhance the ability of Kratos and his allies during a battle against the foes. 

This was an ability of Atreus in the previous installment of the franchise. Luckily, it has made its way to GoW Ragnarok and now Kratos is able to use it with other allies as well. 

In this guide, we will go over all the runic summons available in Ragnarok, the benefits of each one, and how to use them effectively in combat.

God of War: Ragnarok runic summon locations

Runic summons can be found in either Legendary Chests or by defeating certain bosses in the game. Below, we have given the details of each runic summon and how to unlock it.

Bitter Squirrel

Location: Legendary Chest during Unlocking the Mask mission in the Frozen Caverns of Niflheim.

Just like the previous game, Bitter Squirrel summons a spectral squirrel that can dig up a Healthstone to be used in combat.

Wrath of the Wolf

Location: During Unleashing Hel, Wrath of the Wolf is unlocked in a Legendary Chest at the end of a wooden walkway in Helheim

Atreus summons three mystical wolves through his arrow attacks that charge and pounce an enemy.

Falcons’ Dive

Location: Falcon’s Dive is looted from an ogre’s body during Into The Fire mission.

A swarm of Falcons circles the area, constantly pestering enemies and eventually diving into the ground to deal area damage. Depending on which elemental arrow was used to activate the summon, Falcons do that same elemental damage.

Rampaging Ibex

Location: Legendary Chest found in The Lost Sanctuary.

Similar to the Boar summon from God of War, Rampaging Ibex summons a mystical Ibex that charges toward enemies.

Best runic summon

The Rampaging Ibex is regarded as the best Runic Summon in GoW Ragnarok. This Runic can create a spectral ibex which is used for riding to battles and charges at the enemy, stunning them for a moment and leaving them open for damage from Kratos and Atreus. 

How to use runic summons in God of War: Ragnarok

Possessing a cooldown meter, you are unable to use runic summons constantly. However, when you are able to use them, you must have an ally by your side to activate them.

Once you have met these requirements, you can press and hold Square to interact and use the runic summons.

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