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This is a guide on the best early game skills to unlock in God of War (2018) for the PS4. Read on to learn which skills to get for the early game.
Pride of the Frost allows you to perform a simple light attack combo that finishes with an AoE heavy attack.
Press R1, R1, R1, R2 to perform the combo.
Executioner's Cleave lets you perform a cleaving attack that deals massive damage to a single enemy. You can use this skill to defeat Reavers with regenerating health.
A crowd control skill that powers up the Leviathan Axe when performing attacks in succession without getting hit.
Note that this skill requires unlocking Grinding Storm first.
This skill upgrades your ranged attack by having it inflict Frost damage after landing the axe on a weak point or a headshot.
Upgrade this combo further with the Precision Frost Burst to create splash damage when performing the maneuver.
Countering Strike lets you counter-attack with an unblockable shield strike after a successful parry. You can use this skill when facing Heavy Draugrs or bosses.
Note that this skill requires unlocking Block Break first.
Teamwork lets Atreus assist Kratos by distracting enemies. This skill comes in useful when dealing with multiple enemies.
This skill lets Atreus perform a combo move after hitting an enemy during a chokehold. Combine this with the Permafrost skill to build combos fast and deal Frost damage.
Ferocity allows Atreus to deal stun damage towards nearby enemies. A highly recommended skill, especially when facing bosses.
|All Weapon Skills|
|Leviathan Axe Skills||Guardian Shield Skills|
|Talon Bow Skills||Blades of Chaos Skills|
|Best Skills to Get First||Best Skills to Unlock|
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