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

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

How to Get the Blades of Chaos

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The Blades of Chaos can be obtained during the 9th story chapter, The Sickness. Kratos will have to travel to Helheim to find a cure for Atreus's illness and he has to retrieve the Blades of Chaos from their home as the Leviathan Axe is useless against the realm's enemies.

The Sickness Quest Walkthrough

Blades of Chaos Upgrades

Level Cost Stats
1 - 5 Runic
2 1 Chaos Flame 10 Runic
3 1 Chaos Flame 20 Runic
4 1 Chaos Flame 35 Runic
5 1 Chaos Flame 50 Runic

Blades of Chaos Skills

Melee Combat

Skill Weapon Lv. Effect
Rushing ChaosRushing Chaos 1 While sprinting, press R1 to execute a powerful doube-slash attack that staggers enemies.
Rising FuryRising Fury 1 Hold R2 to perform a powerful attack that launches enemies into the air.
Plume of ChaosPlume of Chaos 2 Press R2 during the second-to-last light combo attack to add a Heavy Combo Finisher.
Whirling ChaosWhirling Chaos 2 Hold R1 to perform a powerful attack that strikes all enemies around Kratos.
Chaos SlamChaos Slam 3 While sprinting, press R2 to leap into the air and perform a powerful chain-slam attack.
Spinning Chaos StrikeSpinning Chaos Strike 3 While evading, hold L forward and press R1 to perform a leaping spin attack.
Retreating SlashRetreating Slash 3 While evading, hold L back and press R1 to attack all enemies in a large radius.
Chaotic RampageChaotic Rampage 4 Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Blades of Chaos attack. Once in a new stance, press R1 to perform a flurry of close-range attacks.
Chaotic FrenzyChaotic Frenzy 5 Increases the number of strikes in the Chaotic Rampage attack.
Chaotic FlurryChaotic Flurry 5 Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Blades of Chaos attack. Once in a new stance, press R1 to perform an explosive triple-stab dash attack.
Chaotic ConcussionChaotic Concussion 5 Press R2 after the Chaotic Flurry attack to perform a powerful follow-up stab that plants a detonating bomb on any enemies hit, inflicting additional BURN damage.

Elemental Combat

Skill Weapon Lv. Effect
Spear of ChaosSpear of Chaos 1 While aiming, press R1 to impale an enemy and yank them towards Kratos.
ImmolationImmolation 1 Perform attacks in quick succession without sustaining damage to power up the Blades of Chaos and inflict BURN damage on every hit. Bonus to LUCK and RUNIC.
Elemental SlashElemental Slash 1 Aim and Press R2 to perform a powerful sweeping attack that inflicts heavy BURN damage.
Elemental SurgeElemental Surge 3 After impaling an enemy with the Spear of Chaos attack, hold R1 to send an Elemental wave of energy down the chain, blasting and launching the enemy into the air.
Furious ImmolationFurious Immolation 2 Increases the amount of Immolation gained on every successful Blades hit.
Elemental ChargeElemental Charge 3 Aim and hold R2 to charge up BURN damage that is inflicted on impact.
Elemental ExplosionElemental Explosion 3 Increases the size and damage caused by the Elemental Surge explosion, launching all enemies in range and inflicting additional BURN damage.
Engulfing SpearEngulfing Spear 4 The Spear of Chaos attack creates a minor fire explosion on contact, inflicting BURN damage.
Elemental OverchargeElemental Overcharge 4 While aiming, hold R2 to charge the Blades of Chaos even further and release a powerful Elemental Slash inflicting massive BURN damage in a wide area.
Essence of AthenaEssence of Athena 5 Permanently increases LUCK by 10.
Essence of AresEssence of Ares 5 Permanently increases STRENGTH by 10.
Essence of ZeusEssence of Zeus 5 Permanently increases RUNIC by 10.

List of Blades of Chaos Skills

Blades of Chaos Runic Attacks

Light Runic Attacks

Name Type Max Stats
Rage of the Titans Melee DAMAGE: 5/5
BURN: 2/5
STUN: 2/5
Wrath of Artemis Melee DAMAGE: 2/5
BURN: 2/5
STUN: 5/5
Cyclone of Chaos Area DAMAGE: 3/5
BURN: 0/5
STUN: 2/5
Spartan Charge Melee DAMAGE: 4/5
BURN: 2/5
STUN: 4/5
Rampage of the Furies Melee DAMAGE: 5/5
BURN: 3/5
STUN: 1/5
Nemean Crush Area DAMAGE: 3/5
BURN: 5/5
STUN: 2/5
Icarus Storm Melee DAMAGE: 4/5
BURN: 1/5
STUN: 4/5
Blast of Hephaestus Line DAMAGE: 3/5
BURN: 5/5
STUN: 3/5

Heavy Runic Attacks

Name Type Max Stats
Tartarus Rage Area DAMAGE: 3/5
BURN: 2/5
STUN: 4/5
Hyperion Slam Melee DAMAGE: 4/5
BURN: 4/5
STUN: 0/5
Hyperion Grapple Aimed DAMAGE: 4/5
BURN: 2/5
STUN: 4/5

List of Blades of Chaos Runic Attacks

Blades of Chaos Pommels

Pommel Rarity Base Stats
Deadly Grips of Vitality Rare -
Wooden Blade Grips Common 8 Strength
Deadly War Handles Rare -
Precision Recovery Handles Rare 8 Strength
8 Cooldown
Precision Grips of Fortification Rare 8 Strength
8 Defense
Precision War Handles Rare 12 Strength
6 Luck
Deadly Grips of Fury Rare 12 Strength
6 Runic
Deadly Recovery Handles Rare 8 Strength
8 Cooldown
Deadly Grips of Magic Rare 8 Strength
10 Runic
Deadly Grips of Protection Rare 8 Strength
8 Defense
10 Luck
Grips of the Forgotten Flame Legendary 8 Strength
10 Vitality
6 Luck
Weightless War Handles Rare 10 Strength
13 Luck
Weightless Grips of Protection Rare 10 Strength
10 Defense
Explosive Grips of Fire Legendary 10 Strength
18 Luck
Blightguard Epic 12 Strength
18 Defense
8 Vitality
Explosive Grips of Fire + Perfect 16 Strength
22 Luck

List of Blades of Chaos Pommels

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