God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

How to Beat Valkyrie Rota | Boss Fight Guide

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This is a guide on how to beat Valkyrie Rota 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 Rota Information

Bestiary Entry

 Bestiary Entry
Category Valkyries
Entry Text
Mimir said of Rota: "One of the Choosers of the Slain. Rota was the first to go mad after being imprisoned in a physical form. Sigrun stashed her in Helheim to keep her away from harming herself or others. Mostly others."

Basic Information

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Name Rota
Recommended Level Level 6 (Challenging)
Level 7 (Easy)
Weapons Wings
Bladed Rings


Reward Type Rarity
Asgard Shard of Existence Enchantment Epic
Grips of the Valkyrie Pommel Epic
x2 Asgardian Steel Crafting Component Legendary
Perfect Asgardian Steel Crafting Component Epic

Valkyrie Rota Location

On the bridge when you first exit into Helheim, you must search for the second walkway on the bridge that leads to roots you can destroy with Shock Arrows. The lift down to Rota's lair is just beyond this point.

World View Guide
Roots block your way – clear them and head to the lift.

All Valkyrie Locations

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Eir Geirdriful
Gondul Gunnr
Rota Hildr
Kara Olrun
Queen Sigrun

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Best Build


Armor Breastplate of the Traveler
Full Upgrade
Enchantment I Ivaldi's Corrupted Mind
Enchantment II Heart of Vanaheim
Enchantment III Sigil of the Weapon

Wrist Armor

Wrist Armor Gauntlets of the Valkyrie
Upgrade Lvl 6
Enchantment I Eye of the Outer Realm
Enchantment II Eye of the WInged Chosen

Waist Armor

Waist Armor Waist Guard of the Valkyrie
Upgrade Lvl 7
Enchantment I Flawless Sign of the Realm
Enchantment II Leviathan's Eye
Enchantment III Symbol of Survival

Leviathan Axe

Axe Level Lvl 6
Light Runic Attack Hel's Touch
Full Upgrade
Heavy Runic Attack Frost Giant's Frenzy
Full Upgrade
Pommel Valkyrie's Might
Full Upgrade

Blades of Chaos

Blades Level Lvl 5
Light Runic Attack Blast of Hephaestus
Full Upgrade
Heavy Runic Attack Hyperion Slam
Full Upgrade
Grips Grips of the Forgotten Flame
Upgrade Lvl 6


Best for this Build Talisman of the Realms
Full Upgrade
Alternative I Amulet of Kvasir
Alternative II Talisman of Concentrated Vitality

Valkyrie Rota Fight Guide

Opening Attack

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Unleash attacks with both Blast of Hephaestus and Hyperion Slam. Use Atreus' Runic Summon and switch to the Leviathan Axe . Once Rota moves away, at this time Atreus' Summons should reach her and render her defenseless for a while. Use the axe's runic attacks then.

Valkyrie Rota Attack Patterns

Attack 1

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A standard Valkyrie attack with some of the more difficult Valkyries, this attack will see Rota rise up into the air and dash at you to drag you along the ground. This attack is unblockable, and she does this three times in a row – dodge all three and strike back.

Attack 2

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A standard ring attack that you can block. She doesn't perform the variation of this attack where she sends an unblockable ring straight at you.

Attack 3

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Rota employs many of the wing moves that you've encountered with other Valkyries. However, she performs some of these rarely, making much more frequent use of ring attacks, unblockable flight attacks, and jumping straight up to come crash back down on you instead.

Attack 4

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Rota will jump straight up into the air and crash on you. You must dodge as soon as she goes up to avoid getting caught, and dodge a second time as she repeats this attack in quick succession.

Tips and Strategy

Although not fast, Rota relies heavily on two of her aerial attacks to cause damage – one where she drags you along the ground if she catches you, and the other where she jumps up out of sight and lands on top of you. This is the fight where you must have at least beaten other Valkyries to get used to some of their more usual attack patterns. Ignorance to them will cause a defeat for you.

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Boss Difficulty
Eir ★★★☆☆
Geirdriful ★★★★☆
Gondul ★★★★☆
Gunnr ★★★☆☆
Hildr ★★★★☆
Kara ★★★☆☆
Olrun ★★★★☆
Rota ★★★★☆
Sigrun ★★★★★


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