God of War Ragnarok didn’t launch with New Game+, but Santa Monica Studio didn’t disappoint when it added the mode in its recent update. It’s all free of course, but they contribute substantial addons.
The NG+ update adds multiple new armor sets, an expanded sparring arena, new perks, harder bosses, and an increased level cap. NG+ players will find the toughest enemies have a higher level cap, but the game balances this by also buffing Kratos’ max level, allowing gear and stats to go past level 9. To transform your gear into a more powerful NG+ version, the game offers Gilded Coins. This can also be used for better enchantments in the Haldra brothers shop.
One thing players have tried early on is removing the level cap. On the GodOfWarRagnarok subreddit, one player demonstrated the strength of his Kratos what he’s capable of with over 1000 builds.
Two screenshots taken from the God of War Ragnarok armor page demonstrate the Kratos build, showing an angry Spartan with a strength of 1003 against a defense of 516. Probably an aggressive style of play. With over 1,000 powers, it’s great to see Kratos, the biggest of him, face off against some Hel-Walker.
Other Redditors were clearly impressed by the high numbers and hoped the OP would spill the beans. How exactly did they get such an underwhelming Kratos? Fortunately Best of all, the OP made it all clear. Basically, you’re going to need a lot of level 10 gear. These include the level 10 version of Vidar’s set, Leviathan’s Axe, Furious maul, Deadly Obsidian Handle, Hind of Four Winds, and Rond of Purification. Additionally, “all possible strength enchantments (on NG+ he can get Meign by defeating Midgard beserker),” they write. “Unleash the power of Yggdrasil to your heart’s content”.
If “Meign” wrinkles your face, don’t worry. Others in the thread were also wondering what it is and its usefulness. Meign is an enchantment obtained by defeating the Berserker in question, which when acquired and equipped gives a strength boost. This is clearly a strength-maximizing build, so all of it could help and inspire other his NG+ players.
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