The Essence of Hel is one of the rare resources that you can find throughout your time in God of War Ragnarok. It’s an item that only comes from specific sources, not the legendary chests or buckets that you can destroy while exploring the game. There is a part of the game that you need to access before it becomes available. This guide covers where to get the Essence of Hel in God of War Ragnarok.
How to get the Essence of Hel in God of War Ragnarok
The only way to locate the Essence of Hel is to close the Hel-Tears that appear throughout the game. These will only start appearing upon completion of the main story, during the main Reunion mission. Here, Kratos and Atreus meet each other, and travel to Helheim to fix a mistake Atreus made: releasing Garm. The two can correct the error by putting Fenrir’s soul into Garm, but Garm’s destruction has already occurred across the realms. There are many Hel-Tears to close.
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You will need to trace and close the six tears. Every time you close a tear, you’ll get the Essence of Hel as a reward, and you can bring it back with you to the formation and use it in your craft recipes. Some armor pieces need for upgrades, making this resource a top priority. You have to do some tracing to find these tears, but there are only a few of them, so locating them should take a long time. Fortunately, the first house will appear in Sindri’s house when Atreus and Kratos try to close the first house.
Once closed, head to Helheim and report the work to be completed.