How does the Luck Stat work in God of War? How to increase it?

How does the Luck Stat work in God of War? How to increase it?

There are six (6) core player stats in God of War (2018) that decide the overall fighting and collecting ability of Kratos in the game. These stats are Strength, Runic, Defense, Vitality, Luck, and Cooldown. Among these stats, luck is the most unique and has very little to do with combat, unlike the rest. So, what does it do? 

The luck stat increases a player’s XP, and Hacksilver gains in God of War (2018). Luck also increases the players’ chances of activating the ax pommels and enchantments perks.  

Luck is one of the most important stats in the game as it can be massively helpful in upgrading Kratos’ and Atreus’ armors and weapons. Upgrades cost a lot of Hacksilver, and having good luck will give you more of it from a single source, saving a lot of your time.  

1. How to increase Luck Stat in God of War? 

The luck stat can be increased by equipping luck-boosting armors, talismans, ax pommels, blade grips, enchantments, and collecting Yggdrasil’s Dew of Luck resource in God of War (2018). 

How does the Luck Stat work in God of War? How to increase it?
Increase Luck Stat in God of War

Luck is an often-overlooked stat as the players commonly choose to boost stats like strength and runic when selecting their gear, but luck can be beneficial in the longer run. Here are the gears and resources you should look for to boost your luck. 

2. Armor Sets 

Armors are the most important gear in the game, but very few of them boost the luck stat when equipped. Here are the best armors in God of War that can significantly enhance your luck: 

  • Tyr’s Lost Unity Armor Set- Players can acquire this armor set by completing two side-quests/favors called ‘Hammer Fall’ and ‘Anatomy of Hope‘ given by the restless spirits wandering the Shores of the Nine. 
  • Brok’s Royal Dwarven Armor Set- Players can acquire this armor set by completing the 5th favor asked by Brok, the blue dwarf, called ‘Hail to the King.’ 
  • Sindri’s Royal Dwarven Armor Set- Players can acquire this armor set by completing the 5th favor asked by Brok, the blue dwarf, called ‘Hail to the King.’ 
  • Ares Armor Set- This armor set can only be crafted in New Game+ mode using Skap Slag and Hacksilver at Dwarven shop after defeating the dragon Hræzlyr.  

Each of these armor sets contains three pieces, and every piece boost luck individually. 

3. Talisman 

Hvergelmir Stone is the only talisman that can boost luck in the game. It can be crafted at the Dwarven shop in Niflheim using 32000 Hacksilver and 1000 Mist Echoes. It will give you 11 luck. 

4. Pommels 

How does the Luck Stat work in God of War?
God of War

Players can choose different pommels/grips for their weapons to boost their core stats and get a unique perk that can be activated during combat. 

I. Leviathan Ax 

  • Ymir’s Breath (14 Luck)– This pommel can only be acquired in New game+ mode from a legendary chest near the zipline on the Isle of Death.  
  • Versatile Warrior’s Handle (16 Luck)- It can only be acquired in New game+ mode after beginning ‘Unfinished Business’ favor and lighting the first brazier.  
  • Grip of the Maze (18 Luck)- It can be crafted at the dwarven shop in Niflheim using 9000 Hacksilver and 1500 Mist Echoes 
  • Hraezla Farmadr’s Grip (13 Luck)- It can be acquired after completing the ‘Family Business’ favor. 
  • Curved Grip of Restoration (10 Luck)- It can be crafted at the dwarven shop using7500 Hacksilver. 
  • Weighted Grip of Restoration (6 Luck)- It can be crafted at the dwarven shop using7500 Hacksilver. 
  • Light War Handle (6 Luck)- It can be crafted at the dwarven shop using7500 Hacksilver. 
  • Forbidden Grip of the Ages (6 Luck)- It can be acquired through the secret realm tear at Muspelheim Tower. 
  • Grip of Tanngiost (6 Luck)- It can be obtained from the base of Thor’s Statue in Veithurgard. 
  • Weighted War Handle (3 Luck)- It can be crafted at the dwarven shop using3000 Hacksilver. 
  • Versatile Warrior’s Handle (2 Luck)- This handle can be acquired during the ‘Unfinished Business’ favor. 

II. Blades of Chaos 

  • Explosive Grips of Fire (22 Luck)- This grip can only be acquired in New game+ mode from a legendary chest near the brazier on the Isle of Death.  
  • Explosive Grips of Fire (18 Luck)- It can be acquired from a chest in the Isle of Death. 
  • Weightless War Handles (13 Luck)- It can be acquired from a chest in Tyr’s Temple. 
  • Grips of the Forgotten Flame (6 Luck)-  It can be crafted at the dwarven shop using10000 Hacksilver and 14 Smoldering Ember. 
  • Deadly Grips of Protection (10 Luck)- It can be crafted at the dwarven shop using10000 Hacksilver. 
  • Precision War Handles (6 Luck)- It can be crafted at the dwarven shop using10000 Hacksilver. 

5. Enchantments 

Enchantments can be socketed into armor pieces. Each enchantment boosts specific player stats, and sometimes it even provides a special perk. Upgrading an armor piece increases the number of sockets on it, so make sure to have as many sockets as possible in your armor. 

  • Tyr’s Shard (10 Luck)- It can be acquired by completing all the quests for Waywards Spirits in Midgard. 
  • Heart of Svartalfheim (5 Luck)- It can be obtained from the Hidden Chamber, located in Wildwoods. 
  • Hamingja Essence (13 Luck)- It can be found in Northri Stronghold, located northeast of the Lake of the Nine. 
  • Feathers of the Fallen Servant (7 Luck)- It can be obtained by defeating Valkyrie Gunnr, who is in Odin’s Hidden Chamber along the shores of Thamur’s Corpse. 

6. Yggdrasil’s Dew of Luck 

The Yggdrasil’s Dew of Luck is a rare resource in the game that slightly increases the luck stat. They are giant glowing drops of water hanging from the tree and are very easy to spot. There are only two dews of luck in the game. 

How does the Luck Stat work in God of War? How to increase it?
Yggdrasil’s Dew of Luck

You can find one next to the giant gates at Stonefalls, near Buri’s Storeroom, located east of the Lake of the Nine, and another behind Svartalfheim Tower in King’s Hollow. 

If you are looking for an efficient luck build, then keep it 150+ along with 300+ strength. Make sure that all of your gears have some kind of unique perk, and the armors have enchantments socketed in. Luck affects the activation of these perks, and being able to use perks frequently can change the tides of battle in seconds. 

7. About God of War(2018)

Developed by Santa Monica Studios, God of War is a single-player action-adventure game. Unlike the previous installments of the franchise that deals with Greek mythology, this installment is set in Norse lore.

Before dying, Kratos’ second wife’s last wish is for her to be cremated at the highest peak of the nine realms. Therefore, with his son, Atreus, Kratos embarks on a difficult journey teeming with monsters and gods to fulfill his wife’s final request.