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God Of War Ragnarok: How To Beat Maven (Boss Guide)

Here's a detailed guide on how to beat Maven in God of War Ragnarok.

In God of War Ragnarok, you will fight against fearsome foes across the nine realms. Along with Gods like Heimdall and Thor, you will come across bosses that can be equally tough. The Maven is one such boss that can be difficult to defeat. Her speed combined with ruthless attacks makes her a formidable opponent. In this article, we will tell you how to beat Maven in God of War Ragnarok.


How to Beat Maven in God of War Ragnarok

Beat Maven in GoW Ragnarok Elven Sanctum
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You will find this boss while completing the Elven Sanctum favor in Alfheim. Maven is a light elf like Alva but tougher. Her attack patterns are difficult to learn and she can also heal herself. To know how to beat Maven, you should understand her attacks first. Here are the attacks she will use against you.

  • Sword Cross: This is an unblockable attack indicated by the red circle. Here, she will move away and throw a cross-shaped projectile toward you. Make sure you dodge it with a sidestep or a roll.
  • Spear Slam: In this attack, she will close the distance between you, perform a flurry of attacks, and use her spear to slam into the ground. Note that this is an Area-of-effect attack so move away as soon as you see the red circle.
  • Double Sword Stab: This is Maven’s blue rings attack. You can interrupt this attack with a shield bash. But, if she successfully performs this attack, her health will increase. Whenever you see this attack coming, double-tap L1 to break it and stun her. Use this window to deplete her health.
  • Sword Throw: In this attack, she will turn her swords into a boomerang and throw them toward you. This is a particularly tough attack because she will throw it twice and then thrice at low health. You will have to parry all these to stun her. We do not recommend dodging them as getting hit with even one of them will leave you vulnerable.

Understanding Maven’s attacks to beat her in GoW Ragnarok is half the battle won. Here are some tips to help you have an easier time facing her.

Tips to Defeat this Boss

Maven is a tough boss to beat because of the irregularity of her attacks. She can quickly move away and close the distance between you. To beat her, stun her every chance you get. By parrying her yellow ring attacks or interrupting her blue ring attacks. Stay close to her and use the Blades of Chaos over the Leviathan Axe. We recommend this because of the speed of the blades. You can also use Spartan Valor to heal up. However, you will have to do it while she is stunned. Make good use of your Runic Attacks and your companion to deplete her health quicker.


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