How to Upgrade the Blades of Chaos (Chaos Flame and Spark Locations) - God of War Ragnarok Wiki Guide - IGN - EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN) (2023)

Like the previous God of War, Ragnarok will have you upgrading your main weapons over the course of your adventure with Kratos. Doing so will not only let you deal more damage to you opponents, but it instrumental increasing your overall Power Level. This page contains information on all the ways you can upgrade the Blades of Chaos in God of War Ragnarok.

  • See Also: How to Upgrade the Leviathan Axe


Upgrading the Blades of Chaos



While you do gain experience from combat encounters and quests, experience does not measure Kratos’ overall level – rather, it is a type of currency only used to unlock skills in your skill tree, as well as upgrading abilities like your Runic Attacks and Spartan Rage. Instead, upgrading both your weapons and main equipment (like armor and weapon attachments) will measure your overall power levle (seen in the top left corner when in the menu).

The Blades of Chaos starts back at level 1 when you obtain it after your first big battle in the prologue, and is also tied to unlocking further skills in the Blades of Chaos Skill Tree – all the way to the level 6 upgrade.

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+10 RNC
+25 RNC
+40 RNC
+55 RNC
+70 RNC
+85 RNC
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+115 RNC
+130 RNC

In order to upgrade the Blades of Chaos, you will need to find unique resources – either a Chaos Flame, or by finding 6 Chaos Sparks (which will automatically become a Chaos Flame).

Where to Find Chaos Flame

Fortunately, many of the Chaos Flame can be found as you progress the story, allowing Kratos to naturally upgrade his power level over the course of the game even if you don’t explore off the beaten path. However, those who wish to maximize their power will want to take on optional challenges, which you can see from the list below:

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Chaos Flame 1 – The Forge Dreki

The very first upgrade you can get for the blades is part of the story – one you’ll find early in your adventure into the first main realm of Svartalfheim. Once you reach The Forge on your way to the pitmines in The Quest for Tyr, you’ll be forced into a confrontation with this huge beast. Defeat it to claim the Chaos Flame, and check out our guide if you’re having trouble.

Chaos Flame 2 – Freyr’s Camp Forest Ancient

The next upgrade you can find is also story-based, but you won’t get it until much later – the realm of Vanaheim to be exact. All the way in Chapter 6 – The Reckoning, you’ll visit the lush jungles of Vanaheim, and be drawn into a fight with a foe you might recognize from the previous game – an Ancient Soul Eater. Defeat it when its core opens and you’ll earn another Chaos Flame. See our guide to the boss fight if you run into trouble!

Chaos Flame 3 – Well of Urd Frost Phantom

Another story upgrade can be found during Chapter 9 – Word of Fate, as you venture back into Midgard and explore the mysterious Well of Urd. During this journey you’ll face off against a boss known as the Frost Phantom, and must stun it before destroying its Runic Springs. Do so, and you’ll not only get a Frozen Flame, but a Jewel of Yggdrasil to boot! If you’re having trouble, check out our guide.


Chaos Flame 4 – Muspelheim Crucible Trials

While technically one of the first Chaos Flame you can get that’s not part of the main story, the soonest you can attempt this one is after completing Chapter 10 – Forging Destiny. You’ll need to find both Muspelheim Seed Halves, and then travel to the realm to take on 6 optional Crucible Trials. Complete them all, and a special Nornir Chest will unlock that holds the Chaos Flame. See our guide for completing the six Crucible Trials here.

Chaos Flame 5 – Freyr’s Camp Twin Dreki

Back on the Main Story path, you’ll return of Vanaheim during Chapter 13 – Creatures of Prophecy. Along the way, you’ll travel back to Freyr’s Camp through a familiar ruin that spans the river delta, only this time not one but TWO Dreki will ambush you here. Defeat them both and the Chaos Flame will be yours, and check out our Walkthrough guide if you’re running into trouble.

Chaos Flame 6 – Muspelheim Soul Eater

The last Chaos Flame that can be obtained while on the main story path is found near the very end of the story, upon venturing to Muspelheim in search of Surtr to start Ragnarok. Before you can speak with Surtr, you’ll have to defeat his guardians, which come in the form of a deadly Soul Eater backed by many Draugr. Hit their exposed points and throw the explosive orbs back in to weaken and destroy them both to claim the reward. See our guide for The Summoning for more tips.

Chaos Flame 7 – Haklangr the Bearded Berserker

The last whole Chaos Flame you can obtain is from an optional (and dangerous) challenge that requires you to take on one of the Berserker Gravestones and defeat the formidable Haklangr the Bearded.

This berserker waits in a large arena in Vanaheim’s Sinkhole which itself a large hidden region that can only be reached by undertaking the sidequest Scent of Survival to unlock The Plains, Sinkhole, and Jungle. Even then, this Berserker Gravestone cannot be reached due to a large gorge, requiring you to explore southwest of The Plains at night to cross a gorge into The Jungle, and undertake the side quest Favor, Return of the River, to destroy the dam and flood the three regions.

Only then you can take a boat now found in The Sinkhole and row over to the far side of the arena to reach the Berserker, and defeat him in combat – but be warned, you’ll want a power level of around 8 to stand a chance of defeating him.

Where to Find Chaos Sparks

Unlike the main upgrade, a Chaos Spark by itself won’t upgrade your axe. Think of it instead like a Piece of Heart – you’ll need enough fragments to form a full resource to make use of: six, to be exact. Luckily, you can find them all by undertaking a specific Side Quest Labor that appears early, and can be progressed as you explore more realms and regions.


Upon reaching Svartalfheim in The Quest for Tyr, you have the option to explore the Bay of Bounty, where you may stumble upon a mini-boss Draugr called The Hateful. Each time you defeat this boss by finding a new Draugr Hole, you’ll gain another spark to add for a total of six. See each location below:

Chaos Spark 1 – The Watchtower (Svartalfheim)

The first instance of The Hateful can be located in Svartalfheim, soon after you arrive in the region. Take the boat out into the Bay of Bounty and sail to the middle island called the Watchtower. There’s a path to climb up to the left of the Dwarven Shop, and on other side of the tower you can face the mighty Draugr.

Chaos Spark 2 – The Applecore (Svartalfheim)

Also located in Svartalfheim early on, you can first reach this Draugr Hole while still on The Quest for Tyr. The confusing mine has several false doors you must enter on the lookout for where Tyr is kept, and one door can be found at the top of the spiral path in the main section of the mine – by swinging across a waterfall and dropping down to a ledge with a large door. This will lead you to a large storeroom room with a Draugr Hole in it. Defeat this boss again, and you’ll earn another Chaos Spark.

Chaos Spark 3 – The Barrens (Alfheim)

First available after concluding Chapter 4 – Groa’s Secret, a new path in Alfheim will open up to The Barrens as you get to the Mystic Gateway to leave. The Barrens is home to a large sandstorm that has covered certain areas rendering them impassible.

Once you clear the sandstorm by completing the side quest Secret of the Sands, explore the western edge of the Barrens of a small hill where another Dragur Hole is hiding, and face The Hateful another time to claim the next Chaos Spark.

Chaos Spark 4 – Abandoned Village (Vanaheim)

Upon arriving in Vanaheim for the first time in Chapter 6 – The Reckoning, you’ll be able to locate another Draugr Hole when exploring the Abandoned Village in the northeastern edges of the River Delta. When at the village, explore the far edge of the settlement by swinging across the river to find a path behind some falls where The Hateful guards a path back to a house with a Legendary chest. Defeat her once more to earn another Chaos Spark.

Chaos Spark 5 – Lake of Nine (Midgard)


This Chaos Spark can be found at another Draugr Hole, one that is available as soon are you are able to fully explore the Lake of Nine in Midgard during Chapter 9 – Word of Fate.

Search far to the northwest on your journey to the King’s Grave, and a long the left walls below a large cliff you can find the spot where the Hateful Draugr will attack you once again. Defeat this mini-boss again to earn another Chaos Spark.

Chaos Spark 6 – The Plains (Vanaheim)

The final Chaos Spark needed can be found much later in the game, and hides in a secret region known as The Crater that can only be accessed after you have completed Chapter 13 – Creatures of Prophecy. After concluding the chapter and returning to Freyr’s Camp, you’ll run into a small optional sidequest upon leaving – The Scent of Survival – and it has a bigger impact than you’d expect. Completing this favor will unlock a huge set of regions known as The Crater to explore, and contains many hidden quests within.

The Draugr Hole itself lies on the other edge of a dried up gorge in the nothern section of The Plains, so in order to make it across you must find a way to alter the terrain. Change the time of day to night using one of the Altars in the crater, and travel across the gorge in the southwest part of the Plains to reach an area known as The Jungle. Here you can undertake yet another side quest – Return of the River – to bring water back to this region.

Once this is done, take the boats now available all overs these regions to sail across the gorge to were a red coffin is, and climb the steps to meet The Hateful in battle one last time. Defeat her, and your 6 Chaos Sparks will form the last Chaos Flame needed to fully upgrade your Blades of Chaos!

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How to fully upgrade Blades of Chaos in God of War Ragnarok? ›

In order to upgrade the Blades of Chaos, you will need to find unique resources - either a Chaos Flame, or by finding 6 Chaos Sparks (which will automatically become a Chaos Flame).

How to level 5 Blades of Chaos? ›

How To Fully Upgrade Blades Of Chaos | Level 5 Upgrade Guide
  1. Unlock Muspelheim (Find all 4 cipher chests.)
  2. Complete Trial 1-5 and reach the Valkyrie at the top.
  3. Defeat the Valkyrie — she drops the item you need to trade at Brok / Sindri's shop.
  4. Trade the item in to get the final upgrade item for the Blades of Chaos.
Jan 14, 2022

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.

What materials do you need to upgrade Blades of Chaos? ›

Upgrading The Blades Of Chaos. Blades of Chaos is another one of the primary weapons that you have from the start of the game. Upgrading the weapon requires the Chaos Flame, which is a crafting material. There are eight Chaos Flames in the game, which you can use to upgrade your Blades to level nine.

Which is better Leviathan Axe or Blades of Chaos? ›

Unlike the Leviathan Axe, the blades function as more of a close-range stabbing cutting weapon than a projectile. During Kratos' time in the icy north, the Leviathan Axe proved to be ineffective. On the other hand, the Blades of Chaos could melt through frosty opponents with ease.

What is the max Blades of Chaos? ›

You should know that the maximum level for Blades of Chaos is 5. However, they can be upgraded at pretty much every shop out there. They start out as level one but as you kill bosses, the Chaos Flames needed for the upgrade start to drop.

What is the maximum level of Blade of Chaos? ›

The maximum level for Blades of Chaos is level 5. It can be upgraded at every shop.

How do you get the 4th Chaos Flame? ›

Chaos Flame 4

The final Chaos Flame resides in Muspelheim, where Kratos receives it as a reward for fighting Gondul, one of several corrupted Valkyries.

How do you turn chaos spark into Chaos Flame? ›

Combine six Chaos Sparks to get one Chaos Flame. You will receive one Chaos Spark after clearing each Draugr hole. The second way is to complete essential story quests. There are five such quests in total, and often they are accompanied by a hard battle.

Where are all 5 frozen flames? ›

Where to Find Frozen Flame
  • Frozen Flame 1 - The Wildwoods Stalker.
  • Frozen Flame 2 - Alva, Light Elf Lord of Alfheim.
  • Frozen Flame 3 - Nidhogg, Vanaheim Boss.
  • Frozen Flame 4 - Helheim Hel-Traveler.
  • Frozen Flame 5 - Crimson Dread Dragon of The Crater (Vanaheim)
  • Frozen Flame 6 - Muspelheim Flame Phantom.
Nov 20, 2022

How do you get Kratos to level 9? ›

What is this? The quickest way to level up Kratos is by completing sidequests and exploring each of the Nine Realms as much as possible. This will lead you to find additional crafting resources, Hacksilver currency, and crafting blueprints for Brok and Sindri.

How do you get the coded blade? ›

The Coded Sword can be found in the western part of Leyndell, Capital City. Seek out a collapsed horse stable on the left side of the massive building in the sandy part of the city in the west to find yourself inside a broken and desolate version of Roundtable Hold.

What is the max level in God of War Ragnarok? ›

The level cap in God of War Ragnarok is level 9 - this applies to weapons, armour, and Kratos. To upgrade gear to a higher level, look for it in the crafting menu at one of the forges.

How old is Kratos in 3? ›

Is Kratos 200 years old? ›

According to Destructoid, fans have stated that Tyr's temple was “asleep” for 150 years after the events of the franchise's original trilogy. When adding his initial age of 30 with 150 years, including the extra 14 years of Atreus, Kratos could be around 200 years old.

How tall is Kratos? ›

How tall is Kratos in God of War Ragnarök? Officially, Kratos is currently six foot and four inches.

How did Kratos get the Leviathan Axe? ›

According to Sindri when first meeting him, the weapon was infused with the echoing screams of twenty frost trolls (give or take) and it was made for and given to Laufey who passed it on to her husband Kratos, before her death.

What is the Leviathan Axe made of? ›

Stainless Steel

Can you miss a Frozen Flame? ›

God of War: Ragnarök features a total of eight Frozen Flames that players can acquire during their journey with Kratos and Atreus. Five out of eight of these Frozen Flames can be obtained during the main storyline, making them impossible to miss during one's playthrough.

Where do I get Blade of Chaos upgrades? ›

Once you have a Chaos Flame, head over to the workbench with Brok and Sindri anywhere in the world, you can then click on the Blades of Chaos and upgrade them with the square button. As long as you have a Chaos Flame, you'll be able to keep upgrading the blades. It's key to your survival.

Can you infuse chaos blade? ›

Cannot be Infused or Buffed. Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite. Damages the wielder with each strike (≈1% of HP), but inflicts more bleeding than other Katanas and has potentially the highest damage.

Where do I get chaos upgrade? ›

Chaos Upgrades for weapon are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs. Note that each upgrade level requires a number of soul that varies depending on the weapon.

What is Kratos axe called? ›

The Leviathan is a two-handed war axe that is Kratos' main offensive weapon in God of War.

What is Kratos's strongest weapon? ›

Blade of Olympus – God of War: Ghost of Sparta, God of War II and God of War III. This mythical blade forged by the God of Lighting himself, using both the heavens and the Earth during the end of the war between the gods and the Titans, is one of the most powerful weapons available to Kratos in the God of War games.

Which weapon in Ragnarok does the most damage? ›

Leviathan Axe

This powerful weapon is enchanted with the power of ice, and can be summoned from any distance. In combat, these unique abilities allow you to stun and freeze enemies and throw the axe at opponents and obstacles. It's the slowest and most deliberate weapon in the game, but has the highest damage per hit.

Why is my chaos level not increasing? ›

You'll have to make sure you've completed the main game first and have unlocked Chaos Level 1. After returning to Brighthoof, you'll be able to increase or decrease Chaos Levels manually or turn them off entirely. Go to the Main Menu and look at the tabs at the top of the screen.

What is the code for chaos mode? ›

Chaos Mode can be activated by inputting the code 11211994 into the You Can Think Pad in either Classic or Party Style.

How to get chaos level 20? ›

Re-run the Chaos Trial to unlock subsequent Chaos Levels, all the way up to Chaos Level 20. The higher the level, the harder the enemies you'll face but the better the quality and consistency of loot.

Is the Blades of Athena stronger than the Blades of Chaos? ›

At the very end of God of War, they had the same abilities as the Blades of Chaos, though in both Ghost of Sparta, Betrayal and God of War II, their in-game attacks changed.

Is Blades of Exile stronger than the Blades of Chaos? ›

Out of the 3 sets of primary chained blades that were ever given to Kratos, the Blades of Exile could be considered the most powerful/potent by itself since aside from standard combat use, it was the only one that had the capacity of unleashing a magical attack without the need of augmentation or side-by-side use with ...

Is Blade of Chaos rare? ›

Blade of Chaos Incarnate description

This skin is one of the skins for Chaos Knight, it has Rare rarity.

Where is the last Chaos Flame? ›

The eighth and final Chaos Flame can't be found in a single location like the others. Instead, you must hunt down all six Chaos Sparks from the six Draugr Holes throughout the game.

Is Blade of Chaos powerful? ›

4 Blades Of Chaos

They are super quick and super strong and any enemy would find them difficult to escape. Their ability to extend via chains makes them applicable to any combat situation. They can be swung around in a whirlwind or slammed into the ground.

What is the max level of Leviathan Axe and Blades of Chaos? ›

Leviathan Axe can be upgraded from Level 1 to Level 9. Frozen Flames can be used directly to upgrade the axe with the help of the Dwarf Brothers. Five Frozen Flames are acquired through the main story, while two are acquired through side quests.

How do you get the 8th Frozen Flame? ›

The eighth Frozen Flame actually comes from collecting six Frozen Sparks. These can be earned by sealing up the six Hel-Tears scattered throughout the Nine Realms.

Who gets the Chaos Flame Ember? ›

Then you will need to locate Chaos Flame Ember which is found in the Demon Ruins and give this to Vamos who is located in the Catacombs,This allows Vamos to Upgrade your +5 Fire weapon to Chaos and Chaos +5.

Does Kratos get his blades back in God of War 4? ›

After the fall of Ares, the Blades were believed lost, but Kratos was soon granted the similar Blades of Athena. After killing Ares and taking his place as the God of War, Kratos gained all of Ares' weapons, including the Blades of Chaos, though he vowed never to use them again.

How do you farm chaos spark? ›

Chaos Sparks can generally be discovered after defeating major enemies, including The Hateful that make up the Favour named Into the Fire.

What drops Chaos Flame? ›

There are up to 4 Chaos Flames available in the first game, each obtained from defeating the following bosses: Máttugr Helson in Helheim. Grendel of the Frost and Grendel of the Ashes in Temple of Týr. The first Traveller in the second visit to Helheim.

Where do I craft chaos spark? ›

Can be crafted at the Adventurer's Crafting Bench. Contained Chaos Sparks are a type of Gem Augment that can be crafted at the Adventurer's Crafting Bench or obtained rarely from a Lustrous Gem Box.

What is Frozen Flame god of? ›

A Frozen Flame is a resource item in God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarök that is used to upgrade the Leviathan Axe. It's described as an object that impossibly have properties of both ice and fire.

How to fully upgrade Leviathan Axe and Blades of Chaos Ragnarok? ›

How to fully upgrade the Leviathan Axe in God of War Ragnarok
  • Defeat Huntress (The Path: Surviving Fimbulwinter)
  • Defeat Alva (The Path: Groa's Secret)
  • Freeing Freya in Vanaheim (The Path: The Reckoning)
  • Defeat the Hel-Traveller (The Path: Reunion)
  • Defeat Flame Phantom (The Path: The Summoning)
Nov 12, 2022

Are the Blades of Chaos stronger in Ragnarok? ›

The Blades Of Chaos Are Kratos' Best Weapon In GoW Ragnarok

By granting players enhanced mobility and a wide range of fiery skills, the enhanced Blades of Chaos in God of War Ragnarok retain their title as Kratos' greatest weapons.

What is the max level for blades in Ragnarok? ›

God of War Ragnarok has 8 Chaos Flame Locations. They are used to upgrade the level of the Blades of Chaos, one of your weapons. The Blades start at Level 1, using 8 Chaos Flames upgrades it to Level 9 which is the maximum (Level 1 Starting Level + 8 Chaos Flames = Level 9).

How do you upgrade weapons to max in God of War Ragnarok? ›

Upgrading the weapon requires the Frozen Flame, which is a crafting material. There are eight Frozen Flame in the game, which you can use to upgrade your Axe to level nine. You will acquire most of the Flames in the story as they are non-missable.

Is the Leviathan Axe stronger than Blades of Chaos? ›

The Blades Of Chaos Are More Powerful Than The Leviathan Axe

Unlike other Greek weapons in previous God of War games, the Blades of Chaos are capable of godly executions and maneuvers that catch most opponents off guard. However, the one takeaway is effectively selling one's soul while remaining as angry as possible.

Is Blades of Chaos better than Leviathan Axe? ›

Unlike the Leviathan Axe, the blades function as more of a close-range stabbing cutting weapon than a projectile. During Kratos' time in the icy north, the Leviathan Axe proved to be ineffective. On the other hand, the Blades of Chaos could melt through frosty opponents with ease.

What is Kratos strongest weapon in Ragnarok? ›

The most dominating weapons in God of War Ragnarok are Leviathan Axe & Blades of Chaos. Leviathan Axe is Kratos' primary & offensive weapon & is one of the best weapons. It is extremely powerful & is a source of greater damage.

Which weapon does the most damage in God of War Ragnarok? ›

Leviathan Axe

It's the slowest and most deliberate weapon in the game, but has the highest damage per hit. What's new in God of War Ragnarok is that each weapon will have a Weapon Signature Move, allowing players to infuse a weapon with their elemental power.

What is the best weapon for Kratos? ›

1 Blades Of Chaos

Despite all new additions and the fact Kratos isn't fond of these blades, they still hold the number one spot. The Blades of Chaos, of Athena, of Exile, or whatever name the game wants to give them, are the signature weapon of the series for a reason.

What's the highest level Kratos can reach? ›

You can't level up endlessly in God of War Ragnarok, though. Eventually, you'll hit a level cap on both your gear and Kratos himself. The level cap in God of War Ragnarok is level 9 - this applies to weapons, armour, and Kratos. To upgrade gear to a higher level, look for it in the crafting menu at one of the forges.

Who is the hardest boss in Ragnarok? ›

God Of War Ragnarok: 10 Hardest Boss Fights, Ranked
  • 8 Heimdall. ...
  • 7 Hrist and Mist. ...
  • 6 Nidhogg. ...
  • 5 Thor. ...
  • 4 Odin. ...
  • 3 The Berserker King. ...
  • 2 The Hateful. ...
  • 1 The Valkyrie Queen.
Apr 4, 2023

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

2 Surtr's Scorched Set

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.

Is it possible to max out all stats in God of War Ragnarok? ›

With this information in mind, you should already know that you will not reach the maximum level in God of War Ragnarok in the blink of an eye.

What do you get for 100% God of War Ragnarok? ›

100% completion in God of War Ragnarok: What does it get you? In short, hitting 100% completion across every realm in God of War Ragnarok doesn't come with its own bonus reward.

Why is Brok's skin blue? ›

According to Sindri, Brok's skin has turned blue due to exposing himself to silver metals as he worked with the material for years using his bare hands.

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