Elemental abilities and enemy weaknesses
Kratos’ two main weapons are charged with elemental magic – frost for the Leviathan Axe and fire for the Blades of Chaos. Certain enemy types are more vulnerable to either the Frost or Burn status effects, whereas others will even have special protections. Unless you use the right weapon, it will be more difficult to damage certain enemies. You’ll want to keep both your enemies and the situation in mind when picking the right weapon for the moment.
Both weapons can unleash high elemental damage using their signature Triangle button moves. For the Leviathan Axe, holding ‘Triangle’ will activate ‘Frost Awaken’, coating the blade in a thick frost. For the Blades of Chaos, hitting the ‘Triangle’ button will activate ‘Flame Whiplash’ in which Kratos rapidly spins the blades causing them to erupt in flames.
In addition, Atreus’ arrows have their own elemental abilities that can shift the odds in combat, whilst Kratos’ bare fists are particularly good at delivering stun damage - for when you need to a knock a little sense into or out of an opponent!