Best Skills to Get First | Best Early Game Skills | God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

GoW - Best Skills to Get First | Best Early Game Skills
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.

Best Early Game Skills

Kratos' Skills

Pride of the Frost

GoW - Pride of the Frost
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.

Pride of the Frost Skill Effects and How to Unlock

Executioner's Cleave

GoW - Executioner
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.

Executioner's Cleave Skill Effects and How to Unlock

Permafrost

GoW - Permafrost
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.

Permafrost Skill Effects and How to Unlock

Precision Throw Combo

GoW - Precision Throw Combo
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.

Precision Throw Combo Skill Effects and How to Unlock

Countering Strike

GoW - Countering Strike
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.

Countering Strike Skill Effects and How to Unlock

Arteus' Skills

Teamwork

GoW - Teamwork
Teamwork lets Atreus assist Kratos by distracting enemies. This skill comes in useful when dealing with multiple enemies.

Teamwork Skill Effects and How to Unlock

Acrobatics

GoW - Acrobatics
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.

Acrobatics Skill Effects and How to Unlock

Ferocity

GoW - Ferocity
Ferocity allows Atreus to deal stun damage towards nearby enemies. A highly recommended skill, especially when facing bosses.

Ferocity Skill Effects and How to Unlock

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Skill List and Guide

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Leviathan Axe Skills Guardian Shield Skills
Talon Bow Skills Blades of Chaos Skills
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