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God of War: Ragnarok places a great deal of emphasis on defense as well as offense. It is, therefore, important to use a shield when fighting deadly bosses. As there are a lot of shield options in God of War: Ragnarok, choosing the right shield can make the difference between winning or losing a battle.

Here we give you a list of all shields as well as a ranking from best to worst, so you can determine which shields to use and which ones to avoid in God of War: Ragnarok.

5. Stone Wall Shield

Shields in God of War Ragnarok
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God of War: Ragnarok offers a special shield type called the Stone Wall Shield. As a result of the relics of an ancient stone wall, it is incredibly strong. Due to its design, it shields its owner from enemy attacks and protects him from harm. Aside from its magical properties, the shield also has some elements that Kratos can use to defend himself against powerful opponents as he tries to save Midgard. 

With its skill, you are able to catch enemies off guard quickly. Whenever you dodge an attack, you must time it perfectly. A shield like this one is ideal for such a situation. As long as you have the Stone Wall Shield equipped, you can focus more on attacking and blocking your enemies. Those who are still learning how to dodge in God of War: Ragnarok will love this shield.

Its skill can also be charged up by blocking attacks, which is another unique feature of this shield. Double tapping the L1 button immediately after it absorbs enemy attacks will launch a powerful explosion that knocks your enemies back. It is also suitable for beginners, and when used with Ronds of Restoration, Purification, and Deflection, it becomes even more powerful. Blacksmith Shop is the only location where you can obtain the stonewalled shield. 

4. Shattered Star Shield

God of War Ragnarok combat
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God of War: Ragnarok features Kratos wielding the Shattered Star Shield to protect himself from powerful attacks. Initially seen in a teaser trailer, it has been described as the strongest defensive item ever seen in the series. Kratos can remain safe while fighting powerful enemies with the shield because it absorbs incoming damage. According to legend, only gods are capable of wielding it.

A warrior who enjoys staying on the offensive throughout a battle will benefit from this equipment. Double-tapping L1 with the Shatter Star Shield equipped will allow warriors to cast a powerful punch instead of shield strikes. Shatter Star’s explosion knocks back opponents at a greater distance than the Stone Wall, even though it does not effectively block attacks.

If you feel like enemies are coming at you from all sides, this will give you more room to move and breathe. You can find the shield in Vanaheim’s Legendary Chest in the Reckoning. Vanaheim is also where you can find the Dragon Scaled Armor Set, which plays around with successful blocks and parries.

3. Guardian Shield

God of War Ragnarok scene
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God of War: Ragnarok features a powerful relic called the Guardian Shield. In order to protect Asgard, the God of War, Odin, imbued the weapon with magical properties. Originally passed down through the generations, the shield has now been entrusted to Kratos. In addition to being able to absorb certain spells or magical attacks, it provides its user with increased defense against all types of attacks. When Kratos fights Ragnarok, the Guardian Shield will be an important part of his arsenal.

Considering it is Kratos’ default shield, you should not expect it to have any skills like the Stone Wall or Shatter Star. Even so, the Guardian Shield is still useful in God of War: Ragnarok. Double tapping L1 will make a hostile enemy stumble back quickly. Unlike some shields that focus primarily on tanking hits or dodging, this shield focuses more on balance. In contrast to other shields, it does not provide any additional stat buffs.

Using this shield after dodging gives you the option of striking with a shield punch or ground pound. It is possible to put an end to an enemy’s attack combos if you use either of these spells, both of which stun their enemies and usually break their attack combos.

2. Onslaught Shield

God fo War Ragnarok battle
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There is an Asgardian artifact known as Onslaught Shield in God of War: Ragnarok. An effective defensive boost is provided to its wielder, allowing them to absorb and deflect attacks effortlessly. Those who attempt to attack the shield or its bearer will also suffer devastating counterattacks. Kratos’ Onslaught Shield can be a formidable weapon when combined with his Leviathan Axe.

This shield boosts mobility as well as defensive stats, making it a great choice for players who seek a boost in mobility and defensive stats. As a result of the Shield Rush skill, it provides you with, you can go and attack your enemy up close while your shield shields you from harm. From the rushing, you can use your momentum to launch your enemies into the air with a powerful hit, dealing maximum damage to your enemies. 

There is a Legendary Chest in Helheim that contains the Onslaught Shield. Obtaining it, however, requires fighting Garm. If you are unable to find it in Legendary Chest, you can buy it from the Blacksmith for 7500 Hacksilver. The Onslaught Shield’s Shield Rush Ability requires you to double tap L1 in order to shield and rush forward while blocking incoming attacks from the enemy. Build momentum with the shield’s ability if you want to inflict the most damage on your enemy. 

1. Dauntless Shield

God of War Ragnarok shield
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As part of God of War: Ragnarok, the Dauntless Shield will be one of the magical shields in the game. Having been forged by the Aesir, it is endowed with powerful magic that offers the wielder great protection against attacks, as well as the ability to absorb and redirect enemy attacks. As well as launching powerful blasts of energy at enemies, Kratos can also use the shield to destroy them.

This is a great option for players who are comfortable dodging attacks and can do so during critical battle moments. In addition to being a great shield for beginners, it offers offensive stats to players who want them. In contrast to the Stone Wall, this shield provides players with more offensive options. A counter-stun attack with your shield is normally performed by pressing R1 or R2 when you dodge a yellow attack.

As a result of the Dauntless Shield, that is completely automatic, letting you turn your attention to your next move instead of worrying about dodging. As a result, you can dodge faster and more times in succession, which is really helpful when you are facing swarms of enemies or those with fast movements. When you double-tap L1, you will be able to deliver great stun damage to your enemies with the shield bash ability of Dauntless Shield. To empower your shield for the next Shield Bash attack, you must dodge to deal stun damage to the attacker. The Shield Bash effect is significantly enhanced if one can time their dodge perfectly. 

Dauntless Shield has many advantages but handling it is quite difficult as it can cause a player to take a lot of damage if the dodge is missed. The shield definitely lives up to their names, and mastering them requires a lot of guts and confidence in one’s own capabilities. In the normal course of dodging an attack, it glows yellow and does decent stun damage.

However, if you manage to dodge an attack within the last second, it glows red and does substantially more stun damage. It is almost like you are using a weapon rather than a shield with the Dauntless Shield, dishing out a tremendous amount of stun meter if you are able to dodge it perfectly. It also gives you the ability to stun enemies while dealing a lot of damage to them while enhancing the shield’s defensive capabilities. It can be obtained from the blacksmith shop of the Huldra brothers. 

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