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God of War: Ragnarok introduces a lot of new equipment for any kind of warrior to enjoy. Although parrying, blocking, and dodging are essential in surviving enemy encounters in the game, there are ways for warriors who like being aggressive in combat to survive. In this guide, we will be ranking the three best shields you can use in God of War: Ragnarok. Stay with us to know more!

Best Shields in God of War: Ragnarok

There is a wide variety of shields you can use in God of War: Ragnarok. Each shield you can acquire in the game serves its purpose of defending you from enemy attacks. However, some shields aren’t fit to be used as an all-around option which is why we came up with this ranking of the three best shields in God of War: Ragnarok.

1. Stone Wall Shield

Stone Wall
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The Stone Wall Shield is a personal favorite of ours. When we first used this in God of War: Ragnarok, we didn’t even realize that there were other shields waiting to be upgraded or crafted in our inventory. It’s just that good. And the fact that you quickly catch enemies off their guards with its skill is an added bonus.

  • When parrying, you always need to time it perfectly when deflecting attacks. This is where this particular shield comes in handy. With the Stone Wall Shield equipped, you can focus more on attacking and blocking enemy attacks. This shield is perfect for anyone playing God of War: Ragnarok and they are still trying to get the hang of parrying.
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  • Another standout feature of this shield is you can charge its skill up by blocking attacks. As it absorbs damage from enemy attacks, you can quickly double tap the L1 button to unleash a powerful explosion that knocks your enemies back. After trying out this shield while fighting against enemy mobs or powerful opponents, you’ll wish you equipped this the moment it became available in your inventory. Trust us on this!

2. Shatter Star Shield

Shatter Star
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Following the Stone Wall Shield is the Shatter Star Shield in God of War: Ragnarok. This equipment is perfect for warriors who like being on the offense the whole time in battle. Instead of a shield strike, warriors can cast a powerful punch by double tapping L1 with the Shatter Star Shield equipped.

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  • Although it doesn’t effectively block attacks as much as the Stone Wall does, the Shatter Star’s explosion with its skill knocks back opponents at a further distance. Because of this, you’ll have more room to move and breathe, especially if you feel like the enemies are pouring in from all directions.

3. Guardian Shield

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For the final item on our list of the best shields in God of War: Ragnarok, we have the special shield given to Kratos by his late wife, Faye. If you want to play through the game while preserving continuity from the previous 2018 title, the Guardian Shield is your only choice. This was also our companion during our journey to Jotunheim in God of War (2018).

  • We included the Guardian Shield in our ranking because of the balance it gives us when playing as Kratos. Since it is the default shield, you shouldn’t expect that it will have skills like the Stone Wall or Shatter Star do. However, that does not mean the Guardian Shield isn’t useful at all in God of War: Ragnarok. One of our favorite things about this one is how quickly you will be able to make an enemy stumble back after double tapping L1.
  • You might be thinking that you’ll be better off using the Dauntless Shield instead of this one. However, the Guardian Shield can still hold its own. You may want to try the newest shields added to the game, but nothing beats a classic.
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Which shield do you like using most in God of War: Ragnarok? Were you expecting other shields in this ranking? If so, let us know in the comments below! We would love to hear from you. Until then, stay with us here at Spiel Times for more content.

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