The Anatomy of Hope Favor Walkthrough | God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

GoW - The Anatomy of Hope Favor Walkthrough
This is a walkthrough for The Anatomy of Hope in God of War (2018) for the PS4. Learn more about the objectives of this side quest, quest rewards, as well as boss fight strategies!

The Anatomy of Hope Basic Information

How to Unlock The Anatomy of Hope

After completing A New Destination, you have the option to explore the surrounding area.

Head to The Mason's Channel and talk to the Lake Spirit in the area.

The Anatomy of Hope Quest Rewards

Rewards
1880 XP Tyr's Waist Armor Recipe Tyr's Offering

The Anatomy of Hope Quest Walkthrough

Head to The Mason's Channel

GoW - Heading to The Mason

Objectives
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Head to The Mason's Channel, northwest of Stone Falls. Find the two statues of boatmen and follow the river.
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Talk to the Lake Spirit to start the favor.

Head to the Nearby Shore

GoW - Heading to the Nearby Shore

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Head to the shore next to the eastern boatman statue.
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Destroy the crystals and climb the ledge.
5 GoW - Nearby Shore Hand Piece
Pick up the hand nearby to collect a piece of Gullveig's Bones.

Head to the Forgotten Caverns

GoW - Heading to Forgotten Caverns

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Head to the Forgotten Caverns west of The Mason's Channel.
7 GoW - Forgotten Caverns WolvesEnlarge
Head straight in the cave and defeat the Wolves inside.
You can also find a Lake Spirit here that will give you the Dead Freight favor.
8 GoW - Forgotten Caverns Cave LedgeEnlarge
Climb up the ledge and follow the linear path.
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Pick up the skull at the end of the path to collect a piece of Gullveig's Bones.

Head to the Ruins of the Ancient

GoW - Heading to the Ruins of the Ancient

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Head to the Ruins of the Ancient north of the Forgotten Caverns.
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Jump on the ledge and pick up the treasure map.
12 GoW - Ruins of the Ancient Soul DevourerEnlarge
There is an optional boss fight with a Soul Devourer in the area. Hit it with your axe to start the boss fight.
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Defeating the Soul Devourer rewards you with the Seidr Sigil of Protection.
14 GoW - Ruins of the Ancient Niflheim Cipher ChestEnlarge
On the right, you can find a chest containing a piece of the Niflheim Cipher.
15 GoW - Ruins of the Ancient Hand PieceEnlarge
From the chest, turn around and head to the opposite side and pick up the hand to collect a piece of Gullveig's Bones.

Return to the Lake Spirit

GoW - Returning to the Lake Spirit

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Head back to The Mason's Channel and talk to the Lake Spirit.
17 GoW - The Anatomy of Hope Defeat GullveigEnlarge
Defeat Gullveig and the Nightmares that appear to receive an Offering to Tyr and to complete the favor.

Boss Strategy: Soul Devourer

GoW - Battling the Soul Devourer
Throw the Leviathan Axe while its chest is exposed to deal damage. Avoid facing it head-on as the boss is resistant to melee attacks.

Pick up the chunks that it drops by pressing the Circle button and throw into its chest when it's exposed to deal massive damage.

You can use the pillar in the middle of the arena to shield yourself from its attacks.

Boss Strategy: Gullveig

GoW - Battling Gullveig
Focus on taking out the Nightmares first. Throw the Leviathan Axe at them or have Atreus fire a Light Arrow or a Shock Arrow.

Have Atreus fire an arrow at Gullveig before attacking with the Leviathan Axe. Use your shield to block her poison attacks.

You can also use the Seething Earth skill while in Spartan Rage to almost instantly take out Gullveig.

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