The Hateful is a recurring optional boss that you can encounter as you progress through God of War: Ragnarok. It is part of the Born from Fire favor and defeating all of them rewards you with a Flame of Chaos. In this God of War: Ragnarok guide, we go over how you can beat The Hateful boss.

Defeating The Hateful Boss In God Of War: Ragnarok

While the boss does not seem like much, it is very fast and aggressive. It can also summon Draugr which can overwhelm you if you are backed up into a corner. The first thing that we recommend is moving away from the area that the boss spawn and making some room for you to dodge.

One of the quicker ways of defeating this boss is by stunning it but that is easier said than done. We recommend using Atreus’ arrow attacks and Kratos’ fists. Defeating the smaller Draugr can be helpful as they drop health that you can pick up.

Beware of the yellow and red attacks. The yellow attacks can be blocked with your shield but the red attacks need to be dodged and cannot be blocked. The Hateful can create an explosive red aura around itself. Do not get close when that happens and use the Leviathan Axe to attack it from a distance. This does become more important as you get to the later stages of the game where this mini-boss becomes more powerful.

We also recommend using objects in your environment to your advantage. Kratos can use tree trunks and pillars to attack enemies.

Keep your distance when the boss goes red, have enough space to dodge and avoid those red circle attacks and you should be able to outlast The Hateful. This is how you can defeat The Hateful boss in God of War: Ragnarok. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our A Viking Funeral Favor walkthrough and The Lost Treasure Favor walkthrough guides.

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