Find all the God of War crafting material and resource locations. Follow this guide to find every resource in God of War and you'll be upgrading Kratos in no time!
The new God of War for PS4 has launched and the day-one patch has been applied. Players across the world are diving into a rich world of Norse Mythology and cracking some skulls!
Alongside tips on how to get Hacksilver quickly, a fast-leveling guide and how to fast travel, get a head start in God of War by finding every crafting material you need. From the World Serpent Scale to the Greater Crest of Flame, use this guide to discover where to find each resource.
Crafting materials can drop from enemies, but they can also be found in treasure coffins and found during certain quests. As well as finding lots of Hacksilver and some of the best enchantments, these resources will help you to progress and level up Kratos more quickly. Check out the following God of War Crafting Guide for every resource location.
All God of War Crafting & Resource Locations
|Soft Svartalfheim Steel||Everywhere||Found in treasure coffins throughout the world, especially in the game’s early sections.|
|Solid Svartalfheim Steel||Everywhere||Found in treasure coffins throughout the world, especially in the game’s middle sections.|
|Hardened Svartalfheim Steel||Everywhere||Found in treasure coffins throughout the world, especially in the game’s late sections.|
|Aegir’s Gold||Lake of Nine||Found floating in the Lake of Nine. Look for a gold shimmer under the water’s surface. Row over the glowing effect and press Circle to have Atreus scoop up the gold from inside the boat.|
|Enchanted Dust||Brok and Sindri’s Shops||Dismantle enchantments in the Sell tab of Brok or Sindri’s shops. Higher tiers of enchantments, like Legendary and Epic, award more Enchanted Dust.|
|Dust of Realms||Realm Tears||Find Realm Tears out in the world and close them. Be prepared to deal with tough combat encounters at most of them!|
|Pure Essence of Realms||Realm Tears||Find Realm Tears out in the world and close them for a random chance to yield Pure Essence of Realms.|
|Pristine Dust of the Realm||Stone Falls||Look in treasure coffins in the Stone Falls area east of Tyr’s Temple.|
|Pristine Ore of the Realm||Iron Cove||Look in treasure coffins in the Iron Cove area southwest of Tyr’s Temple.|
|Pristine Scales of the Realm||Light Elf Outpost||Look in treasure coffins at the Light Elf Outpost north of Tyr’s Temple.|
|Asgardian Steel||Valkyrie Fights||Each Valkyrie will drop two Asgardian Steel. By the end of this difficult endgame quest, you will have enough Asgardian Steel to upgrade all relevant items.|
|Perfect Asgardian Steel||Valkyrie Fights||Some Valkyries will drop one Perfect Asgardian Steel. By the end of this difficult endgame quest, you will have enough Asgardian Steel to upgrade all relevant items. Seal the deal by defeating Sigrun, Queen of the Valkyries.|
|Mist Echoes||Niflheim||Mist Echoes are the main currency of Niflheim, a unique realm with distinct gameplay. Every treasure chest in Niflheim holds a random amount of Mist Echoes. The yields seem to increase the further away from home base you go.|
|Niflheim Alloy||Niflheim||Niflheim Alloy can randomly drop from Niflheim treasure coffins, typically in volumes of one, two, or three. The chance is greater with large, red treasure coffins and legendary (golden) treasure chests.|
|Haze Weave||Niflheim||Like Niflheim Alloy, Haze Weave is a rare material that can drop from legendary chests and red coffins inside Niflheim. Keep fighting into Niflheim’s inner chambers to increase your chance of acquisition.|
|Aesirbane||Niflheim||Aesirbane is Niflheim’s rarest material. It can be acquired by spending Mist Echoes to open chests and Realm Tears in Niflheim’s inner platform, but once those avenues are depleted, it can only be found as a rare drop from legendary (golden) chests. Additionally, we have only found Aesirbane in Niflheim’s “outer chambers,” the two extra-difficult rooms that branch off the main circle.|
|Smoldering Ember||Muspelheim||Smoldering Embers are the main currency of Muspelheim. A handful of Embers can be earned from completing each of Muspelheim’s challenges. Additionally, after unlocking Surtr’s Hidden Trial, you will be awarded with Smoldering Embers matching your rating. Bronze yields 20, Silver yields 30, and Gold yields 50 alongside other rewards.|
|Crest of Flame||Muspelheim||Like Smoldering Embers, Crests of Flame can be earned from Muspelheim’s trials, albeit with a random, low chance. They can more reliably be earned from Surtr’s Hidden Trial, though you’ll need to finish with Silver or Gold to earn more than a few.|
|Greater Crest of Flame||Muspelheim||Rarer than Crests of Flame, the Greater Crests of Flame can only be earned (randomly) from Muspelheim’s “Impossible” trials, which open after completing all “Normal” and “Hard” trials. They can also be earned from Surtr’s Hidden Trial with a Silver or Gold rating.|
|Crest of Surtr||Muspelheim||Muspelheim’s most valuable material, found only in Surtr’s Hidden Trial. You will earn 5 Crests of Surtr with a Gold rating and 2 Crests of Surtr from a Silver.|
|Ancient’s Heart||Ancient Fights||Defeat Ancients to force an Ancient’s Heart to drop.|
|Ancient’s Rubble||Ancient Fights||Defeat Ancients to earn some Ancient’s Rubble.|
|Dragon Tear||Dragon Side Quests||Free Midgard’s three imprisoned dragons to yield a Dragon Tear from each.|
|Traveler’s Grisly Trophy||Traveler Fights||This resource drops from Travelers, a powerful foe that can emerge from Realm Tears and appears elsewhere throughout the story and world.|
|World Serpent Scale Fragment||Lake of Nine||Found throughout the Lake of Nine and its bordering areas in treasure coffins.|
|World Serpent Scale||Lake of Nine||Found throughout the Lake of Nine and its bordering areas in treasure coffins.|
|Oblivion Stone||Treasure Maps||This rare resource is found only in treasure map caches, among Hacksilver, Enchantments, and other rewards.|
|Unstable Ore||Treasure Maps||This rare resource is found only in treasure map caches, among Hacksilver, Enchantments, and other rewards.|
|Unyielding Cinders||Treasure Maps||This rare resource is found only in treasure map caches, among Hacksilver, Enchantments, and other rewards.|
|Leiptr Alloy||Treasure Maps|
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