There’ll be various enemies that Kratos and Atreus have to fight throughout their journey in Ragnarok and one of the main bosses that they have to defeat is Alva in the Temple of Light. Alva is an Elf and she has a weapon of two swords. She is basically very quick with them so you gotta keep the focus on her moves to earn yourself an advantage to defeat her.
In this guide, we’ll tell you how to defeat Alva in God of War Ragnarok.
After the Old Friends quest, Kratos and Atreus will go to the Temple of Light in Alfheim Realm and as they go down in the temple, they’ll get to fight Wretches and Light Elves. As you keep following Tyr down in the Temple of Light, you’ll be ambushed by a Light Elf named Alva who has a weapon of two swords. Now, she is very quick and aggressive and as she ambushes you, she’ll aggress on you with a sword attack and you’ll get to see the Double Blue Rings on the enemy boss.
The Double Blue Rings indicate the attack that can be denied as well as give you the advantage to fully hit the enemy with a combo of your weapon. Now, as she arrives, she’ll push you and you’ll see the Double Blue Rings on her and the game will tell you to press the L1 button twice to interrupt her attack. By pressing the guard button twice, you’ll hit the enemy with your shield which will interrupt them and stun them a bit, giving you the advantage to give them free damage with your combo. Now, in this fight, you’ll have to use your shield for many attacks and mainly for the Double Blue Rings attack that Alva does.
The normal sword attacks can be blocked as well as parried or countered and giving you the advantage to hit her a couple of times but the Yellow Ring Attacks and the Red Ring Attacks cannot be blocked because they can’t be blocked and will give you great damage. So, make sure to dodge these attacks or keep your distance from her so she doesn’t land shots on you. You can counter the Yellow Ring Attack but she’ll hit you with a follow-up attack so just dodge the yellow attack as well.
You need to keep your finger on the L1 button because you’ll have to press the guard button many times in this fight so make sure to take advantage of Double Blue Rings. When you see the rings, double-tap the L1 button and interrupt her. Hit her with the full combo as well as order Atreus to hit her with the Arrows to deal extra damage.
She has a couple of Red Ring Attacks, in one, she throws her swords on you so you can easily dodge it by moving to the side but at the end, she’ll come up with a different Red Ring Attack in which she’ll launch on to you with the sword attacks, you cannot block it or counter it because it’s a Red Ring Attack. You simply need to keep your distance and after the sword attack, she’ll do a slam on the ground so make sure to stay away from the slam as well. Once her attack is complete, you can order Atreus to hit her with the arrows and you can use the Runic Attacks and combos on her to deplete her health completely.
Although she is a tricky boss, but once you have your hands set on the guard button and keep countering her, you’ll be able to defeat her with no high pressure.