God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

How to Beat Svartaljofurr | Boss Fight Guide

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

Svartaljofurr Boss Information

Bestiary Entry

Svartaljofurr Bestiary Entry
Category Elves
Entry Text
We just killed the Dark Elf King that's been harassing us this whole time. I thought I'd feel good about that, but...just before he died, he said the Light Elves were the bad guys. Could that be true? What if we've been fighting against the good guys this whole time? THe Light Elves don't SEEM evil, but...if they really were the ones who started this war, then maybe the Dark Elves were just fighting back? So confusing...I guess I see why Father didn't want to get involved (but I'm not going to tell him that).

Basic Information

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Name Svartaljofurr
Recommended Level 2-3
Weapons Staff

Svartaljofurr Location

You can find Svartaljofurr towards the tail end of the Light of Alfheim Questline, when you attempt to use the sand bowl that will bring you back to the surface.

World View Guide
Approach the Sand Bowl and interact with it to trigger the fight.

Best Build


Armor Set Exile Set
Upgraded to Level 2

Leviathan Axe

Axe Level Level 2

Svartaljofurr Boss Fight Guide

Opening Attack

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As soon as you try to use the sand bowl, you will have no other choice but to break free from Svartaljofurr's grasp.

Svartaljofurr Attack Patterns

Attack 1

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He will charge at you with his staff, intent on unleashing an unblockable energy charged attack. You can tell when he tries to do this when he spins in place while twirling his staff. Avoid this strike.

Attack 2

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He will float for a moment in the air before charging at you for a strike. If you get caught in this attack, he will come up to the air once more to strike with an unblockable hit. Avoid these, and counter when he stays still, kneeling on the ground.

Attack 3

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He will fly up in the air and send three energy traps near where you stand, or where you're moving towards. Avoid these as it can blind you. A variant of this will be when you strike him, he will evade you and leave behind a trap.

Attack 4

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The last of his attacks will see Svartaljofurr fly in the air for a moment before slamming back down to the ground near where you are. Evade this.

Tips and Strategy

Fighting against Svartaljofurr is actually one of the rare few fights you'll have in the game where moving too much might betray you if you're not careful. Be a little conservative with your evasions, as his attack of sending traps your way might get you caught in a temporary spell of blindness.

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