How to Get Steinbjorn Armor in God of War Ragnarok

How to Get Steinbjorn Armor in God of War Ragnarok

No matter how hard you try, you’re bound to get hurt in God of War Ragnarök. Although we don’t have a solution to the emotional damage caused by the story, the Steinbjorn armor set can help with the physical toll. All three pieces of gear focus on providing an absurd amount of defense, which is neat on its own. But the main skill, which allows Kratos’ attacks to temporarily recover health after he’s been badly injured, opens up a promising prospect.

Get your hands on some of God of War RagnarökThe best armor sets are pretty simple. The Steinbjorn armor, however, requires you to defeat four trolls to gather sleep stones, the materials needed to craft the armor. Fret not, though, as this guide explains the preparation you’ll need before you begin the hunt for each piece, as well as their locations and how to get the most out of the set.


A little preparation before you can get the Steinbjorn armor…

Before we dive into each of the locations, here’s a quick list of everything you’ll need to start this search. Attention, we will mention some of them light story spoilersso if you don’t want to spoil yourself with any surprises, wait until you’ve completed the main story’s “Forging Fate” mission.

At a glance, you will need the following before you can get the Steinbjörn armor God of War Ragnarök:

  • Have full access to freely roam the Lake of Nine region of Midgard;
  • Have the Draupnir spear in your possession;
  • Have the “key” Freya gives you in the main story to unlock the Forbidden Sands area of ​​Alfheim;
  • Completed the “Song of the Sands” favor in Forbidden Sands.

The order doesn’t matter, but it’s worth knowing in advance what you need so you don’t waste time.


Where to find the Mystical Heirloom relic in God of War Ragnarök

The mystical heritage relic in God of War Ragnarök start the mission to collect the Steinbjörn armor pieces. You can find the relic in the Lake of Nine, southwest of the Temple of Tyr. If you look at the map for reference, it’s close to the rock-like structures at the bottom.

Kratos and Atreus stare at a glowing crack in the wall of Midgard while searching for Steinbjorn's armor in God of War Ragnarok.

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As you get closer, you’ll notice a crack in the ice wall. Throw a spear and blast it to open a path. Once you’re done tackling the enemies inside, grab the relic from the ground. You can now embark on the quest to collect armor pieces.


God of War Ragnarök Troll Statue Locations – How to Gather Sleep Stones

There are three troll statue locations in God of War Ragnarök, and you can visit them in any order. If you played 2018 God of the war, the fights will be quite familiar. Equip the relic and, once in the right place, activate it (L1 + Circle by default) to awaken the troll statue.

The God of War Ragnarok map shows the location of a troll fight in Midgard related to the Steinbjorn armor.

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Abandoned Outpost Troll Statue Location

There is a troll statue in the Abandoned Outpost, an area in the southwest corner of Midgard. Go through the passage until you come across the ruins. There you will see the troll statue. Activate the relic to start the fight against the miniboss. Kratos’ ax isn’t the best fit, but blades or spear will work fine.

Once you’re done, go ahead and collect the loot, including the first sleep stone. Two more to go.

A God of War Ragnarok map shows the location of a troll boss fight in Alfheim.

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Forbidden Sand Troll Statue Location

Another troll statue awaits you in the Forbidden Sands, right next to the Barrens area of Alfheim. Once you’re able to unlock the door – again, courtesy of Freya’s gift – tackle the ‘Song of the Sands’ favor to clear the map, then head to the western corner. The location is to the left of the center of the area, just behind a wreck. Hang onto the platform above to find the statue. Blades won’t fit here, so your ax or spear will.

Take the second sleep stone and prepare for the final (and toughest!) battle.

A map shows the location of a troll boss fight in Vanaheim in God of War Ragnarok.

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Noatún Garden Troll Statue Location

Not one but two troll statues await you in Noatún Garden, an area on the east side of the river delta in Vanaheim. Here you can do the ghost a favor to clear the poisonous clouds around you, which will make the encounter much easier. Once you’re ready, use the relic one more time and fight the trolls. They each have elemental resistance (fire and ice), so you can use the spear or mix things up by switching between Chaos Blades or Leviathan Ax when needed.

That will be all for the Slumber Stones you need. Now go ahead and craft the armor at any blacksmith shop.


God of War Ragnarök Steinbjörn armor stats, best build

Here are the stats and skills associated with each piece of the Steinbjorn armor set:

Kratos wears Steinbjorn's plackart when standing in the God of War Ragnarok armor menu.

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Steinbjörn Plackart (chest armor)

  • Skill: The “Bloodthirsty Retaliation” skill causes Kratos’ attacks to restore a portion of lost health for five seconds after taking “significant” damage – in our experience, however, this happens quite frequently from around 75% of his health bar and down.

Starting stats: Armor starts at rank 6 with 123 defense.

Kratos wears the Steinbjorn gauntlets when standing in the God of War Ragnarok armor menu.

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Steinbjörn gauntlets (wrist armor)

  • Skill: The skill “Stunning Retaliation I” grants a moderate chance to stagger and deal stun damage to nearby enemies when taking damage.

Starting stats: Armor starts at rank 6 with 22 strength and 55 defense.

Kratos wears the Steinbjorn waist protector when standing in the armor menu of God of War Ragnarok.

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Waist Guard Steinbjörn (Waist Armor)

  • Skill: The skill “Stunning Retaliation I” grants a moderate chance to stagger and deal stun damage to nearby enemies when taking damage.

Starting stats: Armor starts at rank 6 with 77 defense.

By far, “Bloodthirsty Retaliation” is the most interesting skill of the bunch. In theory, “Stunning Retaliation I” should be a good companion, and to some extent it is. But since the main ability focuses on recovering health, we’re going to make the most of it.

In order to establish the best Steinbjörn construction, we recommend wearing the Steinbjörn Plackart alongside the Bracers of Raven’s Tears and Girdle of Raven’s Tears. The last two (which are obtained by hunting down Odin’s crows) grant the skill “Healing Efficacy II”, which increases the healing of health stones, rage and equipment.

The neat detail of the Raven Tears parts is that their skill also applies to runic attacks. Ideally, you’re going to want to look for attacks that can take damage for a few seconds so the healing persists while Bloodthirsty Retaliation is active. If you still need health in the process, expose yourself to another hit and continue the combo. Remember that basic attacks will still apply, but you will get better overall healing from rage or runic attacks.

Here are some runic attack suggestions for each weapon that work great with this build:

  • Wrath of the Ancient Frost: Ax Light Runic Attack – creates a beam of ice that freezes enemies on contact.
  • Mists of Helheim: Heavy Runic Ax Attack – creates an area of ​​effect attack that inflicts frost continuously for a few seconds.
  • Winterfimbul Fog: Heavy Runic Ax Attack – Creates a wave of ice that deals Frost damage to enemies in front of you.
  • Flames of Anguish: Light runic attack for blades – creates a fiery geyser in front of you.
  • Atlas Eruption: Heavy Runic Attack for Blades – Works similar to Flames of Anguish, but instead focuses on close range attacks.
  • Ancient Artillery: Heavy Runic Spear Attack – Creates a shower of spears over an area in front of you.

There are several options to choose from, and as always, runic attacks are best upgraded to increase their duration, area of ​​effect, or both. And remember, a hunter is a hunter, even in the Nordic realms.

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