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How to Beat Valkyrie Gunnr | Boss Fight Guide

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This is a guide on how to beat Valkyrie Gunnr in God of War PS4 (GoW 4). This page will explain her attack patterns, behavior, and tips and strategies on how to deal the most damage you can against her and take minimal damage at the same time.

Valkyrie Gunnr Information

Bestiary Entry

 Bestiary Entry
Category Valkyries
Entry Text
Mimir said of Gunnr: "Mistress of War. After any conflict, big or small, she would be first on the scene, sussing out the worthy spirits for a free trip to Valhalla. A gruesome task, but she took great pride in it. Her judgement of the fallen was unparalleled, and an invaluable resource to Odin. She was one of his favorites."

Basic Information

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Name Gunnr
Recommended Level Level 4 (Challenging)
Level 5 (Easy)
Weapons Wings


Reward Type Rarity
Feathers of the Fallen Servant Enchantment Legendary
x2 Asgardian Steel Crafting Component Legendary

Valkyrie Gunnr Location

Valkyrie Gunnr is the very first Valkyrie that you may wish to fight, as you come across her Hidden Chamber soon after getting a piece of the giant Thamur's chisel during The Magic Chisel quest. She is the easiest of all the Valkyries to defeat, but also the one with the lesser rewards.

World View Guide
The locked doorway to Gunnr is beside Thamur's hand. You can access the door soon after The Magic Chisel or come back later.

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Best Build


Armor Pauldron of the True Warrior
Full Upgrade
Enchantment I Stone of Fire Supremacy
Enchantment II Symbol of Providence
Enchantment III Symbol of Consideration

Leviathan Axe

Axe Level Lvl 4-5
Light Runic Attack Njord's Tempest
Upgrade 2
Heavy Runic Attack River of Knives
Upgrade 3
Pommel Forbidden Grip of the Ages
Weighted Runic Handle
Full Upgrade

Blades of Chaos

Blades Level Lvl 4
Light Runic Attack Rampage of the Furies
Upgrade 2
Heavy Runic Attack Hyperion Slam
Upgrade 2
Grips Deadly War Handles


Armor Legendary Runic Vestment
Runic Summon Falcon's Dive


Best for this Build Amulet of Kvasir
Alternative I Aegir's Protection
Alternative II Talisman of Unbound Potential

Valkyrie Gunnr Fight Guide

Opening Attack

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Equip the Blades of Chaos and head straight for Gunnr if you have it already. As she opens her wings, unleash both Light and Heavy Runic Attacks against her one after the other. If you choose to battle her with only the Leviathan Axe avaialble, make use of its Runic attacks here in the same manner.

Valkyrie Gunnr Attack Patterns

Gunnr is one of the few Valkyries who does not possess more than one unblockable attack. Most of her strikes against you will be ones you can easily parry or block.

Attack 1

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Gunnr will charge at you with her Scythe, indicated by the golden ring she'll have around her just before she moves in to strike you. Parry these attacks to leave her vulnerable. A variant of this attack will see her swing her Scythe around for a second strike, so be wary.

Attack 2

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A variant of the first attack type she has, Gunnr will rise up in the air and bring her Scythe down on you. She might unleash a secondary strike after the first isn't parried.

Attack 3

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If you manage to unleash a combo against her, she will try to use her wings in wide, angled sweep attacks. After the end of these, she may use her Scythe, which you can parry, or use a side stab against you which you cannot block. Evade to the right in this situation.

Tips and Strategies

Try and save Atreus' arrows for when Gunnr flies up in the air. It is possible to disrupt her attacks or bring her down to the ground. Having Countering Strike unlocked in the skill tree for your shield will also be extremely useful when trying to deal quick damage after a parry.

Having skills like Whirling Storm and its equiavlent for the Blades of Chaos will make counter-attacking easier.

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