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How to defeat Gryla in God of War Ragnarok

Prevent her from taking anymore souls.

Gryla stands between you and making it out of her house alive in God of War Ragnarok. You will need to work with Angrboda to defeat her grandmother and make it out on the other side. Unlike other boss fights in this game, there are a few things you want to know when battling against Gryla. Here’s what you need to know about how to defeat Gryla in God of War Ragnarok.

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How to beat Gryla in God of War Ragnarok

Rather than hitting Gryla directly, you want to hit the cauldron she’s holding. It’s how she’s stealing souls from animals and using them to escape her reality. It’s the only reason Atreus and Angrboda want to remain in Gryla’s house. She will hold it to her chest throughout the encounter, and your goal is to fire your arrows at this cauldron, forcing you not to use your melee attacks too often.

Related: How to get into Gryla’s home in God of War Ragnarok

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Gryla will primarily throw magic at you, which is relatively easy to dodge. If you’re struggling to find an opening against her, there are candles throughout the room that you can have Angrboda light to briefly stun Gryla, giving you a chance to get in a few hits. Eventually, if you stun Gryla enough, she falls to the ground, and you can freely attack the cauldron. This is where you want to use your melee attacks during this fight.

While battling Gryla, she may begin to charge up an attack. You’ll notice it when a distinct red smoke begins to fill the floor. Depending on your location, you will need to jump onto one of the tables or jump down to the floor. After you’re clear of this, you can return to attack Gryla.

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There are not too many distinct mechanics or difficult things you need to do. The only thing you need to make sure is that you’re shooting at the cauldron to cause any damage to her. Then, when she reaches the end of her health, you can try breaking the rune from the cauldron, preventing her from taking any more souls.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.