God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

How to Beat Stonebeard King | Boss Fight Guide

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This is a guide on how to beat the Stonebeard King 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.

Stonebeard King Boss Information

Bestiary Entry

Stonebeard King
Stonebeard King Bestiary Entry
Category Trolls
Entry Text
Mother said Stonebeard King earned his title "King" simply because no one could take it from him. If you are arrogant enough to call yourself a king, you better be able to back it up, and Stonebeard could. He never lost a fight...until now.

Basic Information

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Name Stonebeard King
Recommended Level 3-4
Weapons Stone Pillar

Stonebeard King Location

As you make your way to the chisel during the quest The Magic Chisel, you'll come up to an ice room, where you must use a red crystal to move forwards. Destroying one of the walls will release the Stonebeard King.

World View Guide
Use the red crystal on the middle wall to begin.

Best Build


Armor Set Defender Set
True Warrior Set
Second Upgrade

Leviathan Axe

Axe Level 2-3

Stonebeard King Boss Fight Guide

Opening Attack

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You can choose between attacking first or waiting for the Stonebeard King to make the first move. It is recommended to hang back and wait for it to make the first attack.

Stonebeard King Attack Patterns

Attack 1

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The Troll will stalk towards you and slam its Stone Pillar down to the ground. Unlike other Trolls with a similar attack, there is no area of effect added to this strike.

Attack 2

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The King will stomp its feet, sending a wave of ice straight at you. Block or dodge this.

Attack 3

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If you deal it enough damage, the Stonebeard King will swing its Stone Pillar around wildly before finally finishing up with a slam. Avoid these strikes, and counter attack once it has ended.

Attack 4

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A special attack, the Stonebeard King will rear its Stone Pillar high before slamming it into the ground. Spikes of Ice will appear around you, which is important for you to avoid as these will explode after a short while.

Tips and Strategy

Very easy fight, complicated only by the appearance of Wolves that run around the battle ground before attacking you. Its recommended to take care of these first before striking back at your main target for the fight.

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Stonebeard King
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The Sickness Mattugr Helson
The Black Rune Grendel of the Ashes and Grendel of the Frost
Return to the Summit Frost Ancient
Between The Realms Daudi Munr
Jotunheim in Reach Baldur

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