God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

How to Beat Jarn Fotr | Boss Fight Guide

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This is a guide on how to beat Jarn Fotr 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.

Jarn Fotr Boss Information

Bestiary Entry

Jarn Fotr
Jarn Fotr Bestiary Entry
Category Trolls
Entry Text
Mother said this troll lived in the Heart of the Mountain with the Giants, but there was a falling out one day and they cast him out. Makes sense to me; I wouldn't want to live with a troll. Guess he moved back in when they left.

Basic Information

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Name Jarn Fotr
Recommended Level 2-3
Weapons Stone Pillar

Jarn Fotr Location

Jarn Fotr can be found in the area Heart of the Mountain during the quest Inside the Mountain. He appears once you've pushed the counterweight holding the claw that can carry the cart to the top of the mountain free from the platform.

World View Guide
Push the counterweight free and drop down. Jarn Fotr will spawn then.

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Jarn Fotr Boss Fight Guide

Opening Attack

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Depending on how far you are from him when he spawns, Jarn Fotr will be the one to open the fight.

Jarn Fotr Attack Patterns

Attack 1

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Jarn will stomp his feet to send an ice wave to you. Evade this.

Attack 2

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A standard Troll attack, where Jarn will swing his Stone Pillar at you before slamming it down to the ground. Evade and counterattack when he does this, as his recovery time from this attack is pretty slow.

Attack 3

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He will stalk towards you before slamming his Stone Pillar to the ground. Simply evade this, and if you can, evade behind him for some easy strikes.

Tips and Strategy

Not a very difficult fight, but things do get complicated once Draugr start to show up. Its best to take care of them first before focusing on Jarn once more.

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Between The Realms Daudi Munr
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1 Anonymousalmost 2 years

The boss in this game are so much more boring than in the other ones


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