Thamurs Corpse - God of War (2018) Guide - IGN (2023)

Tamur's body was one of the mainareaIn God of War. It is one of the larger areas that you can explore in the game and is part of your main areatrip.

Samuel's body, actually that of a giant, crashed into the icy tundra of northern Midgard, shattering the entire village to pieces. The giant was buried in the ice, and a huge chisel was smashed through his head - and Thamur's sledgehammer was nearby.


  • For a major walkthrough of this area - see the following pages:magic chisel.
2 Mysterious Passage
1 store
1 Valkyrie
2 Odin's Raven
0(+1) Legendary Chests

Below you'll find details on where all of the collectibles in the area are located - but be aware that some may require you to come back later when you have the tools you need to reach certain areas.

Rune Seal Location

While there is no Nonier chest in Thamur's corpse, there are two rune-sealed areas that can be unlocked to reveal the treasure.

Rune Seal 1

NOTE: Once you unlock the ice in this area - you cannot go back to unlock this area.

Once you enter the main tundra, where you can see Thamur's head in the distance, look left where an Ice Ancient is and you can see a closed door with three runic seals similar to the Nornir Chest . In order to raise the gate, you need to match the symbols of "E", sideways "R", and sideways "p".

There's a rune mechanism on the left that you can hit - but with only one paddle, you'll need to orient yourself and hit behind the mechanism to get to the rune that looks like an "R".

Now run back to where Rune Reads is on the other side of the tundra, look for a spiked paddle you can hit to boost the rune mechanic, and quickly spin it to the "E" rune.

Finally, follow the path on the right to the Shatter Crystal font near the Hacksilver chest, then move the crystal further towards the giant's face, then go left to find a pile of Yggdrasil sap blocking the last mechanism you can spin once to release to "p "Rune.

Return to the gate to find a coffin with several pieces of Sturdy Svartalfheim Steel and the Ranger's Mark - a legendary enchantment.

Rune Seal 2


Among the magic locks beyond the location of the magic chisel, there is another lock using the Nonier rune nearby.

Look high above the entrance path you came in to spot the "C" shaped rune.

Now, climb the gold studs on your clothes up to the high table in the dining room, and look back at the "R"-shaped rune hidden behind the giant buckle.

Finally, get off the ledge on the right, move all the way forward, and look up above the hasp to see the "N" rune near the top of the ice pile.

This will open the door below to a dead troll holding a Glacier Catalyst - used to upgrade the Infinity Storm Charm, an XP Stone, and a Hacksilver Chest.

Legendary chest location

While there are no legendary chests documented in the area summary, 1 is not listed - and cannot be returned after breaking the ice.

After meeting Sindri at his first shop, follow the platforms to the building where you fought the first traveler.

After defeating him, pull the large boulder out of the doorway and line it up with the hanging giant pendant. Look for the panel along the side so throw the ax sideways to tip the pendant to the side, then jump on it after climbing up the block.


Climb over it from the pendant, then jump down to the upper balcony to find a legendary chest containing Blessing of Frost - a heavy rune attack.

odin crow location

2 Odin's Ravens were found in Thamur's corpse.

Odin's Raven 1

Head to the dock that leads to Samuel's body, facing the Mysterious Door, make sure to look up to see a glowing green baby crow perched on some ruins above you - far enough away that you can barely hear him . You'll need to aim high for the ax to fall on him.

Odin's Raven 2

Another of Odin's Ravens was behind the Odin Hidden Chamber on the shore of Thamur's Corpse. Go down the elevator and you'll find the Raven in the arena below.

Valkyrie Fighting - Gunnr

Gunnr Combat Video Guide

Recommended grade:4 A manageable battle, Lvl. 5 easy ones.

Recommended equipment:Play to your advantage in the first Valkyrie battle. Because Gunnr is the easiest of the bunch, you can find what works best for you while experiencing these unique battles. (Prefer defensive Kratos? Use gear that boosts the Protection stat, or if you'd rather try to fight Gunnr, put all your points into Strength.)


Now is also a good time to test out what amulets you want to use in battle. The Reaml Shift Amulet is a great choice. As you get used to the speed of these Valkyries, being able to slow down time at the crucial point of their attack could be the difference between life and death.

Gunnr has many attacks at her disposal, but most of them can be stopped if you know the patterns. Her main attack will consist of swiping with bladed wings, or summoning a scythe for a dash attack.

If she's charging at you with a scythe on the ground, you'll either need to parry her first stunning attack, or dodge, since simply blocking it will catch you off guard for her subsequent spins. She can also do this after slicing with her wing - or she can end the wing slice combo with her unstoppable wing jab of the right wing. For this reason, if you're dodging - always dodge to the right so you don't accidentally roll left into her jab.

Other attacks include a leaping slash with a scythe, which is also amazing, but lacks a follow-up attack--Atreus can sometimes stun her before it hits the ground. Disrupt her weaker attacks and dashes with concussive arrows so you can follow up with your runic attacks when she's unsuspecting. Don't try to use the rune attack when she's already charged - even if you charge through you'll take unnecessary damage.

As long as you keep Atreus busy shooting Valkyrie with arrows and taking advantage of her stun moments, and staying alert to parry stunning attacks, you can reduce her health over time. If you're low on health, remember that she drops health stones when you damage her - you can use Spartan Rage to boost health, or use invulnerability to collect some health stones safely.

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How do you get through Thamur's corpse? ›

Once you enter the main tundra where you can spot Thamur's Head in the distance, look to the left of where an Ice Ancient is, you can spot a closed gate with three Rune Seals similar to a Nornir Chest. In order to raise the gate, you'll need to match the symbols of the “E”, sideways “R”, and sideways “p”.

How far into the game is Thamur's corpse? ›

One of the most unique locations in the PS4's God of War is Thamur's corpse, and this area hides many things that can be easily missed. In Santa Monica Studios' soft God of War reboot, players come across the corpse of the giant Thamur about halfway through the main story.

Who is the dead giant in God of War 2018? ›

Thamur was a Jötunn who, before his death, attempted to build a wall around Jötunheim as a way to protect his people from Thor during the war between Giants and Aesir.

Why didn't Magni come back? ›

Modi also later states that he will now be getting his fathers hammer by default since his brother is now "gone", which would not make sense if Magni had simply returned to Valhalla after he was killed. This indicates that Magni has been permanently killed and will never be seen again.

Why does Kratos need the chisel? ›

The Stone Masons Chisel Tip is an item used by Kratos to unlock magically sealed gates in God of War (2018). The item is necessary to progress through the main story and is also needed to access optional content of the game.

What is the longest Gow game? ›

God Of War: Ragnarok is the longest game in the GOW series where you get to discover the open world and visit all 9 realms.

How long is 100% God of War? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, God of War is about 20½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 51 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Where is the Valkyrie in Thamur's corpse? ›

Valkyrie Gunnr location: Inside a Hidden Chamber within Thamur's Corpse, Midgard. Valkyrie Kara location: Inside a Hidden Chamber between The River Pass and Foothills, Midgard.

How big is Thamur God of War? ›

Well, more specifically his actual size. I did a rough analysis, measuring a 6"6' Kratos to one of his fingers (approximately 8), then figuring out the giant's hand, then to the forearm, then to shoulder, then doubling that for rough average height, making him around 3,600 feet tall - over 2/3 of a mile high...

Where is the letter R in God of War? ›

The R Rune is across from the Nornir Chest, just to the left of a large wooden structure. It's hidden behind some grating: have Atreus shoot the Soundstone plating on the crane to lower it into reach. This rune should be hit second.

Is Zeus dead in God of War? ›

This was confirmed in God of War III when Kratos discovered that Zeus was infected with fear when Kratos first opened Pandora's Box and used its power to kill Ares. After a lengthy battle and an enlightening encounter with Pandora in his psyche, Kratos finally overcame and killed Zeus.

Who is the immortal guy in God of War? ›

Immortality: As an Aesir god, Baldur was immortal, and could only be killed by other Immortals or special weapons.

Is Ymir dead God of War? ›

Ymir's death created Midgard, the world of humans in Old Norse literature. He was killed by his own relatives, who were some of the first Aesir gods.

Is Thrud stronger than Atreus? ›

Thrúd wins hands down, unless Atreus turns into a bear. Atreus wins hands down, not even a question. She can be as strong as she wants to be, but atreus is smarter, quicker, more experienced, and has received far greater training than her.

Is Thor taller than Kratos? ›

This means that Thor is likely around an entire foot taller than Kratos in God of War Ragnarök. Thor towers above Kratos, making him quite the foe for our protagonist. Kratos likely wouldn't match Thor's height even on tip-toes.

Who were Thor's sons that Kratos killed? ›

In Norse mythology, Móði (Old Norse: [ˈmoːðe]; anglicized Módi or Mothi) and Magni [ˈmɑɣne] are the sons of Thor. Their names translate to "Wrath" and "Mighty," respectively.

Why Kratos never use Blades of Chaos? ›

The novel explains why Kratos kept the Blades of Chaos despite their painful history. He could not be rid of them at all; the blades always found their way back to him under the most contrived circumstances. For example, he tried to dump them in the ocean but the ocean itself rejected them and destroyed his boat.

Why does Kratos hide his forearms? ›

In God of War 4, Kratos' past still haunts him. Having killed the Greek pantheon, he absconds to ancient Norway to make a new life for himself. He wraps his arms tight in bandages to hide the permanent scars from the chains he once wore. He tries to hide his true nature from himself and his own son, Atreus.

What is Kratos secret? ›

Years later, Kratos visited his mother and attempted to discover the identity of his anonymous father. Before she could reveal to him who his father was, she changed into a horrific monster. Driving his blade through his once mother, with her last breath Kratos is told his father was Zeus.

How old is Kratos? ›

In God of War Ragnarök, it's likely that Kratos is around 1,055 years old. He's something of an old man, but as a demigod, he is still more than young enough to hold his own and then some in battle.

Is Gow Ragnarok bigger than God of War? ›

God of War: Ragnarok is bigger, with the narrative shared more equally between Kratos and Atreus. However, God of War (2018) has a superior story.

Should I play God of War before Ragnarok? ›

In our opinion, you don't need to play previous God of War games to enjoy God of War Ragnarok, but you probably should if you want to get the most from it — God of War 2018 in particular.

What God kills Kratos? ›

In the sequel to the first God of War, Kratos reverts to being a mortal, sacrificing his godly powers to defeat the Colossus of Rhodes. Wounded, Kratos is killed by Zeus and sent to the underworld.

What order should I play God of War in? ›

These blurbs contain mild spoilers for each game, including characters, settings, and story beats.
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  2. God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008) ...
  3. God of War (2005) ...
  4. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (2010) ...
  5. God of War: Betrayal (2007) ...
  6. God of War 2 (2007) ...
  7. God of War 3 (2010)
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Is Kratos the strongest God? ›

Although Kratos can exhibit some incredible feats of strength and has a history of killing what some might assume are unkillable and unstoppable gods, he is no match for Ragnarok itself. Ragnarok is the culmination of Surtr, his wife's heart, and the fire from the Blades of Chaos.

What is the best armor set in God of War? ›

Surtr's Scorched set is arguably the best armor in God of War Ragnarok, but it's also one of the most difficult and most time-consuming sets to unlock. It makes up for this somewhat, however, with huge stat bonuses to Strength, Defense, and Vitality, not to mention a couple of incredibly useful skills.

What happens when you 100% Ragnarok? ›

What happens when you finish God of War Ragnarok 100%? We won't spoil anything, but once you finally reach the end, some of the credits will overlay the gameplay. Once these credits are done, you'll enter a post-game chapter called Beyond Ragnarok.

How long is Ragnarok? ›

For the average player on the standard difficulty setting, God of War Ragnarok will take approximately 30 hours to complete. This is factoring in some exploration, the completion of several Favours or side-quests, and light collectible hunting.

Which Valkyrie is the easiest? ›

Recommended Gear: Play to your strengths for the first Valkyrie fight. Because Gunnr is the easiest of the bunch, you can find what works best for you while getting a taste of what these unique fights are like.

Who is the hardest Valkyrie in God of War? ›

Rota (Helheim)

Rota is probably the most deadly Valkyrie other than Sigrun and has plenty of unblockable attacks. The worst is her head-stomp move where she will spring up into the air and then come down directly on top of Kratos.

Can you parry Valkyrie wings? ›

Twirling wings and scythe

In a move that can follow her twirling wing attack (which you can see above), Gunnr twirls and attacks with her scythe. Yet again you can dodge or parry.

Who is bigger Thamur or Jormungandr? ›

Jörmungandr is larger than Thamur and encircles the whole world. The marble holding the soul used to revive the snake in Ironwood was labeled “Jörmungandr” in Norse runes.

Who killed the giants in Jotunheim? ›

Thor then snuck into Jotunheim with Freya to attend her and Thrym's wedding feast. Once the king disclosed Mjölnir throughout the ceremony, Thor revealed himself and slaughtered each giant present.

Who is the biggest Titan in God of War? ›

The mighty Titan Atlas was the military leader of the Titans in their epic battle against the Olympians.

What does ω mean in God of War? ›

The logo of the God of War video game series based on Greek mythology. In God of War (2018), it is revealed it stands as the symbol of war in Greece. The logo of E-123 Omega, a Sonic the Hedgehog character.

Is God of War 5 canon? ›

God Of War is now canon in the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has never shied away from including pop culture references in its movies and shows, from the Galaga easter egg in Avengers, to Ebony Maw being compared to Squidward by Tony Stark in Infinity War (thanks, GamesRadar+).

What is a juicy nokken? ›

Currently, the three most convincing theories (via Reddit) are that a “Juicy Nokken” is another word for skinny dipping, a sexual act involving water (and possibly a Nokken), or Brok's nickname for his reproductive organ.

What is Kratos's full name? ›

Blowing the minds of the gaming world, he's apparently called John Kratos. Yes, much like Halo's Master Chief actually being called John-117, he's John Kratos. Joining the club alongside Master Chief, John Marston, Johnny Cage, and John Shepard, Kratos has a new name badge that we didn't see in God of War Ragnarok.

How many gods has Kratos killed? ›

He's killed 19 Full blooded Gods.

Is Kratos a real god? ›

In Greek mythology, Kratos, also known as Cratus or Cratos, is the divine personification of strength. He is the son of Pallas and Styx. Kratos and his siblings Nike ('Victory'), Bia ('Force'), and Zelus ('Glory') are all the personification of a specific trait.

Why is Kratos skin white? ›

As the temple burned, a village oracle cursed Kratos and condemned him to wear the "mark of his terrible deed"; the ashes of his family, which turn his skin pale white, earning him the title "Ghost of Sparta".

Who is the strongest villain in God of War? ›

Ares is the imposing God of War who seeks to destroy Olympus and take Zeus' throne, planning to use Kratos to do so.

Is Kratos Black or white? ›

For those who don't know, Kratos has white skin because after Ares tricked him into killing his wife and child in the first game, their ashes covered his skin permanently.

What god killed Ymir? ›

Odin, Vili, and Vé killed the giant Ymir. When Ymir fell, there issued from his wounds such a flood of blood, that all the frost ogres were drowned, except for the giant Bergelmir who escaped with his wife by climbing onto a lur [a hollowed-out tree trunk that could serve either as a boat or a coffin].

Who ate Ymir? ›

After being brought back to Marley, Ymir willingly allowed herself to be killed and was eaten by Marcel Galliard's brother, Porco Galliard, transferring the power of the Jaw Titan to him.

What is Ymir's real name? ›

In Norse mythology, Ymir (/ˈiːmɪər/), also called Aurgelmir, Brimir, or Bláinn, is the ancestor of all jötnar.

How do you get past death traps in God of War? ›

You'll now find yourself faced by an elaborate death trap, comprised of spinning blades rotating around a corridor. You'll need to use the Leviathan Axe to freeze the first circle, unfreezing it and letting it move again when it's on roughly the opposite side of the circle immediately behind it.

Can you go back through the mountain in God of War? ›

Climb the cliff, then follow the path to the left. Push through the doors to get back inside the Mountain.

How do you get through the heart of the mountain in God of War? ›

Head down the torchlit tunnel, smashing through the wooden barricade in the way and you'll come out on top of one of the raised platforms on the other side of the gate. You can now pull the chain there to raise the gate, then take a shortcut back through the smaller gate just next to you to go back to the cart.

What is the best weapon against the Corpse Eater? ›

The best way to handle The Corpse Eater in flight is to throw the Draupnir Spear or the Leviathan Axe at it. Once you hit it, the dragon will crash to the ground, leaving you a big window to deal great amounts of damage to it before it regains its footing.

What is the hardest boss to beat in God of War? ›

1 Sigrun, Valkyrie Queen (God Of War 2018)

Sigrun is the most brutal boss in the entire God of War series. Her attacks are composed of all the Valkyrie attacks put together, making this battle completely unpredictable. Learning how she moves and the pacing of her patterns are vital to winning this fight.

How do you unlock the secret ending in God of War? ›

The secret ending can only be unlocked after completing the mission “The Realms at War”. This is the last mission that you must complete in the game.

How do you get the axe back in God of War? ›

Holding L2 to raise your Leviathan Axe, and use R1 and R2 to then throw it. R1 will throw it horizontally, perfect for tripping enemies, while R2 will throw it vertically to inflict maximum damage. Press Triangle after a throwing the Leviathan Axe to summon it back to you.

Did Kratos flip the 9 realms? ›

Norse Mythology Kratos is only listed at class G, yet he flipped the entire temple which held an artistic representation of the world tree created by Tyr, which was made to hold all 9 realms in the same space. It is the only place to travel between realms, unless you're a dwarf.

Why did Kratos fall off the mountain? ›

God of War ends with Kratos standing atop the Suicide Bluffs. Narrated by Gaia through use of flashbacks, it is revealed Kratos was driven to despair by the realization that the gods refused to rid him of the horrible nightmares and memories of his past.

What happens if you ride the Lord of the Mountain? ›

The Lord of the Mountain will reappear before too long, and you'll get another shot at it. As a mount, it is one of the fastest animals you can ride. And it has infinite stamina, so you can get anywhere you want to go in a hurry.

How do you unlock the dragon in God of War? ›

All you need to do to free God of War's three dragons is locate the three stone pedestals within the same area. These are usually guarded by enemies, so approach with caution. If you can't find the pedestals, make the Favor to free the dragon your active quest, and the game's compass will guide you to their locations.

What is the black breath God of War? ›

The Black Breath, also known as the Black Shadow, was a serious and often fatal condition, resulting from contact with a Nazgûl. Rather than actually being the breath of the unseen wraiths, it was more of a produced aura, meant to incapacitate foes.

Does God of War end when you get to the mountain? ›

Return to the Summit comes towards the end of God of War PS4's main story.


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