How to Get the Leviathan Axe | Upgrades, Skills, Runic Attacks, and Pommels | God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

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This is a page for the Leviathan Axe weapon in God of War (2018) for the PS4. Read on to learn how to get the Leviathan Axe, weapon upgrades, skills, Runic Attacks, and Axe Pommels!

How to Get the Leviathan Axe

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The Leviathan Axe is one of Kratos's starting weapons and can be unlocked right at the first chapter of the story, The Marked Trees.

The Marked Trees Quest Walkthrough

Leviathan Axe Upgrades

Level Cost Stats
1 - 5 Strength
2 1 Frozen Flame 25 Strength
3 1 Frozen Flame 40 Strength
4 1 Frozen Flame 55 Strength
5 1 Frozen Flame 70 Strength
6 1 Frozen Flame 85 Strength

Leviathan Axe Skills

Ranged Combat

Skill Weapon Lv. Effect
Freezing ThrowFreezing Throw 1 Aim and Press R2 for a powerful attack that freezes smaller enemies for a short duration and inflicts heavy damage to all enemies.
Freezing BurstFreezing Burst 2 Aim and Hold R2 to charge up the Leviathan Axe and cause an explosion on impact that inflicts FROST damage.
Precision Throw ComboPrecision Throw Combo 2 After landing a precision axe throw (weak points and headshots), Press △ during the flash to recall the Leviathan Axe and cause the next throw or melee attack to explode on contact, inflicting FROST damage.
Precision Frost BurstPrecision Frost Burst 3 Precision Throw Combo now creates a massive explosion on impact.
Hunter-Killer IHunter-Killer I 3 Aim and Hold R1 to select 3 targets on a single enemy or across 3 separate enemies.
Hunter-Killer IIHunter-Killer II 4 Increases the maximum number of targets to 5.
Hunter-Killer IIIHunter-Killer III 5 Increases the maximum number of targets to 8.
Returning WhirlwindReturning Whirlwind 4 While Bare-Handed, aim and Press R1 to instantly recall the Leviathan Axe and perform a powerful spinning attack.
Returning StormReturning Storm 5 While Bare-Handed, aim and Press R2 to instantly recall the Leviathan Axe and perform a powerful slam attack.

Close Combat

Skill Weapon Lv. Effect
ExecutionerExecutioner's Cleave 1 Hold R2 for a brutal cleaving axe attack that deals massive damage.
Grinding StormGrinding Storm 1 Hold R1 for an axe attack that hits enemies multiple times and locks them down.
Pride of the FrostPride of the Frost 1 A Heavy Attack Finisher at the end of the Light Attack Combo. Press R1, R1, R1, R2 to perform.
PermafrostPermafrost 2 Perform attacks in quick succession without sustaining damage to power up the Leviathan Axe and inflict FROST damage on every hit.
Whirling StormWhirling Storm 2 While evading, Hold L forward and Press R1 to perform a quick axe attack.
Frost RushFrost Rush 2 While sprinting, Press R1 to perform a leaping attack.
Glacial PermafrostGlacial Permafrost 3 Increases the amount of Permafrost gained on every successful axe hit.
Evasive StormEvasive Storm 3 While evading, Hold L back and Press R1 to perform a quick boomerang throw.
LeviathanLeviathan's Fury 3 While sprinting, Press R2 to perform a massive leaping attack.
Whirlwind SweepWhirlwind Sweep 4 Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Leviathan Axe attack. Once in new stance, Press R1 to perform a sweeping attack.
Double WhirlwindDouble Whirlwind 4 Unlock a second, follow-up R1 combo attack while in the switched stance.
Whirlwind ThrowWhirlwind Throw 4 Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Leviathan Axe attack. Once in new stance, Press R2 to perform a ranged attack.
Raging WhirlwindRaging Whirlwind 5 Unlock a third and final R1 attack while in the switched stance.
Whirlwind FuryWhirlwind Fury 5 Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Leviathan Axe attack. Once in new stance, Press R2, R2 to perform a heavy ranged combo.

List of Leviathan Axe Skills

Leviathan Axe Runic Attacks

Light Runic Attacks

Name Type Max Stats
Hel's Touch Area DAMAGE: 2/5
FROST: 0/5
STUN: 3/5
Charge of the White Bear Melee DAMAGE: 2/5
FROST: 2/5
STUN: 2/5
Njord's Tempest Melee DAMAGE: 4/5
FROST: 3/5
STUN: 0/5
Strike of the Utgard Line DAMAGE: 3/5
FROST: 3/5
STUN: 0/5
Wrath of the Frost Ancient Aimed DAMAGE: 4/5
FROST: 5/5
STUN: 0/5
Leviathan's Wake Aimed DAMAGE: 4/5
FROST: 2/5
STUN: 3/5
Tyr's Revenge Aimed DAMAGE: 5/5
FROST: 0/5
STUN: 0/5
Fury of the Ice Troll Area DAMAGE: 3/5
FROST: 3/5
STUN: 1/5

Heavy Runic Attacks

Name Type Max Stats
Breath of Thamur Area DAMAGE: 5/5
FROST: 1/5
STUN: 0/5
Ivaldi's Anvil Area DAMAGE: 3/5
FROST: 5/5
STUN: 0/5
Thiazi's Talon Line DAMAGE: 4/5
FROST: 4/5
STUN: 0/5
The River of Knives Line DAMAGE: 4/5
FROST: 3/5
STUN: 3/5
Mists of Helheim Area DAMAGE: 3/5
FROST: 4/5
STUN: 0/5
Frost Giant's Frenzy Area DAMAGE: 5/5
FROST: 0/5
STUN: 2/5
Blessings of the Frost Melee DAMAGE: 5/5
FROST: 3/5
STUN: 0/5

List of Leviathan Axe Runic Attacks

Leviathan Axe Pommels

Pommel Rarity Base Stats
Wooden Grip Common 1 Strength
Versatile Warrior's Handle Common 2 Strength
2 Defense
2 Luck
Weighted War Handle Common 4 Strength
3 Luck
Curved Runic Handle Common 2 Strength
6 Runic
Weighted Recovery Handle Common 4 Strength
2 Cooldown
Curved Recovery Handle Common 2 Strength
4 Cooldown
Grip of Tanngiost Legendary 6 Strength
6 Runic
6 Luck
Weighted Runic Handle Common 4 Strength
4 Runic
2 Cooldown
Curved War Handle Common 8 Strength
Curved Grip of Fury Common 4 Strength
6 Vitality
Grip of Volunder Rare 6 Strength
6 Defense
Forbidden Grip of the Ages Legendary 8 Strength
6 Runic
6 Defense
6 Vitality
6 Luck
6 Cooldown
Light War Handle Rare 4 Strength
6 Runic
6 Luck
Light Grip of Protection Rare 4 Strength
4 Defense
6 Vitality
Deadly Grip of Vitality Rare 4 Strength
10 Vitality
Weighted Grip of Restoration Rare 6 Strength
8 Vitality
6 Luck
Curved Grip of Restoration Rare 8 Strength
10 Luck
Hraezla Farmadr's Grip Legendary 2 Strength
6 Vitality
13 Luck
Deadly Grip of Fury Rare 10 Strength
Surtr's Grip of Flame Legendary 8 Strength
13 Runic
Blightbringer Epic 12 Strength
8 Runic
15 Defense
Grip of the Maze Legendary 12 Strength
8 Vitality
18 Luck
Mistbourne Epic 12 Strength
6 Defense
15 Vitality
Versatile Warrior's Handle + Perfect 16 Strength
16 Defense
16 Luck
Ymir's Breath + Perfect 16 Strength
18 Runic
14 Luck

List of Leviathan Axe Pommels

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