God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

How to Beat Stone Ancient | Boss Fight Guide

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

Stone Ancient Boss Information

Bestiary Entry

Stone Ancient
Stone Ancient Bestiary Entry
Category Primordial
Entry Text
One of the Ancients... I can't believe it! Did Mom know they wre still alive? They're, well... ancient! Supposedly they're a part of Ymir himself, and they've been around since the beginning of time. I thought they were all in Midgard... I wonder why this one is in Alfheim?

Basic Information

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Name Stone Ancient
Recommended Level 2-3
Weapons Ice Beams

Stone Ancient Location

During the quest Light of Alfheim, you'll encounter the Stone Ancient after making your way inside of the temple.

World View Guide
After the scenario where Atreus gets nearly kidnapped, you'll have to climb up to the platform to restore power to the light bridges. The Stone Ancient will be waiting for you at the top.

Best Build


Armor Set Exile Set

Leviathan Axe

Axe Level 2

Stone Ancient Boss Fight Guide

Opening Attack

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It's better to wait for the Stone Ancient to make the first move, as striking it while it's chest is still closed will render little to no damage at all. Patience is the key in every fight against enemies of this type, as they are at their most vulnerable when attacking.

Stone Ancient Attack Patterns

Attack 1

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The most common attack of the Stone Ancient will be when it opens its chest to send a beam of ice your way. This leaves it vulnerable to a throw from your Leviathan Axe. Hitting it with its chest open will cause a few pieces of stones to come off. Pick these up and throw it at the Stone Ancient to render better damage.

Attack 2

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If you get in too close to it, it will drop down to the ground on all fours and send out an unblockable energy that temporarily blinds you.

Tips and Strategy

The key to winning this fight is to be patient. Wait until the Stone Ancient's chest area opens up for you to throw your axe at. Pay attention to where pieces of it fall off, and throw these pieces back at it to quickly diminish its life.

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