Fighting the Valkyrie, Eir; the mountainous soldier of agility

In God of War PS4, you’ll be “advised to visit other realms” post endgame which you definitely should because God of War PS4, I’m happy to say, doesn’t stop after you kill Baldur. In fact, the post endgame is a great time to explore other sidequests in the game whether it is getting a 100% in every area or exploring aspects of other realms like hidden areas.

You would think this would be how the post endgame starts

One particular sidequest definitely worth doing is going after the Valkyries; the Valkyries are among the strongest enemies in the entire game. Before I go on, I think it is worth mentioning that paying attention to a Valkyries attacks are the key to destroying them. I can tell you that Eir, the Valkyrie of the Mountain area, her agility and ferocity rivals that of Sigrun herself.

However, I’ve fought and destroyed Eir and I took the time to make a note of everything I came across when I fought her in battle. Eir is one of the toughest Valkyries you’ll ever do battle with, but that doesn’t mean that she has to be. A lot of Eir’s attacks can be interrupted which will help you gain the advantage in battle. Having said that, here’s my strategy for destroying Eir, the mountainous soldier of agility.

Use your Talisman of the Realms when you see her red ring flash while she’s airborne

Eir’s Aerial Spin is one of her basic and general attacks that she abuses in battle; ten times out ten, you’ll fall victim to it. Eir’s speed is her greatest asset in battle which means slowing her down is going to be a definite must. For this, you’ll need the Talisman of the Realms. Use the Talisman of the Realms when you see her red ring flash because she’s about to do an aerial spin followed by using her lance light area attack which is damaging.

You have been warned!

The Talisman of the Realms is your safeguard for getting away from Eir when she does that because it’ll help you gather your bearings and give you time to recover health which you definitely will have to in this battle. So, don’t come into this battle without this priceless artifact because it will be your literal lifeline.

Use your Leviathan Axe or Blades of Chaos to also knock Eir out of the air

Eir is notorious for getting airtime and being able to rain death from above in your direction especially if you’re near her which, sometimes, you can’t avoid. However, Eir loves getting air but that doesn’t mean you have to let her and there are ways to prevent this with your weapons to emphasize said point. For one, you can throw your Leviathan Axe to knock her out of the air. In so doing, you’ll interrupt her attack and keep yourself safe.

Keep her grounded, keep your distance

Your Blades of Chaos are also good about this, you can launch your blades at Eir and knock her out of the air thereby stunning her and knocking her off her game so to speak. Ultimately, the biggest thing you can do is to keep Eir grounded because it is going to go a long way in this battle.

Eir’s secondary red ring warning

Eir goes red ring when she’s in the air as you know and her attack is lethal especially if you’re within range; Eir has a secondary red ring warning and follows it up with a swing of her staff. Eir, when she’s on the ground, has a red ring attack in which she’ll slam her staff into the ground causing you moderate to lethal damage; this is something you definitely want to avoid.

When you see Eir’s red ring warning while she’s grounded, she’ll swing her staff; get away from her by dodging side to side or using the Talisman of the Realms to slow down time if you cannot get away fast enough. The important thing is to not be by her when you see that red ring.

Two attacks I used to destroy Eir

Incidentally, Eir maybe be fast on her feet but she can be beat and there are two attacks I used to destroy her which made the battle so much easier even after I died a few times learning her attack pattern. One attack I used was Leviathan’s Wake which was hitting her for lethal damage every single time I used it and using the attack to hit her at a distance was also good because I didn’t want to fight her up close while trying to replenish health.

I then switched to my Blades of Chaos in which I used Nemean Crush because again, I was about trying to be smart about fighting Eir which meant that I didn’t want to take any unnecessary damage if I didn’t have to. Plus, the Nemean Crush was good about breaking Eir’s guard which helped me stay alive.

You’ll need the Blades of Chaos for this fight!

Don’t be hasty while fighting her, patience go a long way; it’ll come in handy when she’s attacking.

While fighting Eir, I noticed something; rushing into battle to fight her isn’t going to get the job done. There were plenty of times when I wanted to run up to her and cut her to ribbons using my blades and axe but I saw firsthand that didn’t work out so well. So, my advice to you when fighting Eir is this: Be patient!

The reason, Eir is speed demon personified and speed vs, speed isn’t going to accomplish anything as we well know. This is how I beat Eir with ease, don’t give into haste; be patient and counteract her every move with these strategies because you’re not going to match her speed in battle, it’s not possible but that doesn’t mean that you can’t stop her every move.

Exercise patience and you can have this

If you’re looking to get in some extra hits then feel free to use the Guard Block (L1) when she shields herself because 8 times out of 10, it’ll knock her for a loop hence giving you a momentary opening to attack/get in more hits.

Conclusion

God of War PS4 has A LOT of interesting challenges including the Valkyries themselves; Eir is a challenging fighter and she makes use of everything in her arsenal but that doesn’t mean that you can’t especially if you use your Talisman of the Realms to slow her down to a crawl so you can get away and plan your next move or keep on the lookout for hers. Using your weapons to knock Eir out of the air is largely advised.

However, be mindful of her aerial and ground red ring warnings because both attacks are damaging and lethal. The Nemean Crush and Leviathan’s Wake are two ideal attacks I used to bring Eir down; use them. The one thing to always remember when fighting Eir is to be patient and don’t exercise haste when you fight her otherwise you will die countlessly. Follow this guide and you’ll be just fine when you fight her.

If you have any questions about my post or any comments then please leave me a message and I’ll get back to you. Thank you and Happy gaming.

 

R.J’s Last Minute Tip

If you want to, and I probably advise doing this, wait and take Eir on after you have gotten your Blades and Axe’s runic attacks or after you’ve maxed out both weapons as much as you can because you’ll need the extra attack power.

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