God of War: Shattered Gauntlet of Ages Guide

The Shattered Gauntlet of Ages is a gear piece in God of War that gives Kratos special attacks that become stronger as you add enchantments to the item. Several quests must be completed to gain new upgrades for this artifact to increase its power. You will have to travel nearly every realm available to acquire everything you need to bring out the Gauntlet’s potential.



The in-game description of the Shattered Gauntlet says that “fragments of its former strength lie scattered throughout the realms.” While you start the missions tied to this artifact in Midgard, you have to complete various favors that may take place in other locations. You need to have finished the Fafnir’s Hoardquest before you can even think about finding the right enchantments in God of War.

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Here’s how to get God of War’s Shattered Gauntlet of Ages, the in-game equivalent to Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet from Avengers: Infinity War.


Where To Get The Shattered Gauntlet of Ages

The Shattered Gauntlet of Ages in God of War being used next to its entry on the in-game menu

Kratos can find the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages by following the “Family Business” side quest from Sindri, where they must search the Northri Stronghold for a whetstone. Speaking to Sindri during the main story, but only after you lower him into the water for the second time, will set you on the right path. This will take you to a boat where you must defeat a boss to obtain the Gauntlet.

As you can see in a video by YouTube creator MrRedRivers, the Shattered Gauntlet is received once you finish the last fight within the Favor. The artifact has sockets where you can use enchantments to upgrade the item’s skills beyond the lackluster traits it started with. Unfortunately, the base Gauntlet is fairly weak despite its unique ability as an Epic Talisman Kratos can wield.

Initially, the Shattered Gauntlet creates a bubble that knocks down enemies in God of War that are near Kratos. This creative mechanic may not deal much damage or push back foes very far away from you during a fight. The key to this rare item is the base skill and the six upgrades locked behind different quests that Kratos and Atreus can pursue at different points in the game.

Shattered Gauntlet of Ages Enchantments

An image of Kratos discovering the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages in God of War

All six enchantments for the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages are tied to certain quests in every realm available in God of War, but some are easily missed if you don’t know where to look. For example, one piece of magic is within a hidden chamber that Kratos could easily walk past after you crash in Helheim. Return to the dwarves Sindri and Brok to apply upgrades to the Gauntlet as you get them.

Remember that you need special materials called Dragon Tears to modify the Gauntlet with Brok and Sindri with the enchantments you find. Freeing the imprisoned dragons, Veithurgard, Konunsgard, and the Council of Valkyries will all provide Dragon Tears. Looting the dragon ridden by the Baldur in God of War after the final fight will also grant Kratos a Tear to use.

If you are still looking for a dragon’s location to collect a Dragon Tear or two, feel free to watch this helpful video by YouTube creator Mista FiOth that shows the location of every Tear in the game.

Below are the six enchantments the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages in God of War uses, as well as where to find them on your journey:

Shattered Gauntlet of Ages Enchantment

Enchantment Unlock Requirements

Andavari’s Soul

Complete Brok’s Favor, “Deus Ex Malachite.

Ivaldi’s Corrupted Mind

Defeat Valkyrie Olrun in Alfheim.

Asgard’s Shard of Existence

Defeat Valkyrie Rota in Helheim.

Muspelheim’s Eye of Power

Purchase this item at the Muspelheim shop.

Njörd’s Temporal Stone

Defeat the Queen of the Valkyries.

Eye of the Outer Realm

Located inside the easily missed hidden chamber of Odin after crashing in Helheim.

While you don’t need to find all the enchantments for the Shattered Gauntlet, it becomes one of the most powerful tools in Kratos’ arsenal if you find and infuse every piece. Only three are really needed for it to rival the strongest items in God of War. The power-ups resemble the Infinity Gauntlet wielded by Thanos in the Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame movies seen in the MCU.

God Of War’s Infinity Gauntlet Explained

Kratos using the Infinity Gauntlet in God of War

As you may expect by now, the Shattered Gauntlet is basically a huge Easter Egg referencing Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet from Marvel Comics and various movies. The enchantments have powers similar to individual Infinity Stones, which already had unique abilities that heroes or villains could use. Kratos’ Gauntlet may not be able to wipe out half the life in the universe, but it can pull off some interesting feats.

You only need three of the “Infinity Stone” enchantments to fully upgrade the Shattered Gauntlet, but you may want to know what each Gem you collect represents. The comparisons from the God of War items include:

God of War Gems

Infinity Stone Equivalent

Andavari’s Soul

The Soul Stone

Ivaldi’s Corrupted Mind

The Mind Stone

Asgard’s Shard of Existence

The Reality Stone

Muspelheim’s Eye of Power

The Power Stone

Njörd’s Temporal Stone

The Time Stone

Eye of the Outer Realm

The Space Stone

According to YouTube creator GameBreakerGod, the true power of the Shattered Gauntlet comes from its ability to slow down time and fire homing projectiles toward any enemies you can see. These blasts that track hostile targets deal an extraordinary amount of damage and destroy weaker foes instantly. Simply press L1 + Circle to activate its effect before waiting for it to recover during a fairly long cooldown.

This item likely won’t be completed until you reach the endgame, but the final challenges and bosses are made easier when you fully upgrade this artifact. The Shattered Gauntlet of Ages is likely one of the coolest items in God of War and rewards anyone who takes the time to assemble this devastating weapon.

Source: YouTube/MrRedRivers, YouTube/Mista FiOth, YouTube/GameBreakerGod

God of War

Released
April 20, 2018

Developer(s)
Santa Monica Studio

Publisher(s)
Sony Interactive Entertainment

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