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GoW Ragnarok Best Skills For Atreus To Get First

Here are the best skills that you should unlock first for Atreus in GoW Ragnarok.

Atreus plays an important role in God of War Ragnarok, and there are some skills that work best for him. Since you get limited XP points to spend for him at the beginning, choosing the right skills can feel daunting. And to complicate things further, Atreus gets 3 skill trees each offering very useful abilities. So in this guide check out the best Atreus skills to unlock first in God of War Ragnarok.

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Best Skills for Atreus in God of War Ragnarok

god of war ragnarok best atreus skills to get first

There are 3 different skill trees for Atreus in this game. And while each of them has unique skills, these 3 are particularly useful.

  • Cunning Eagle Eye – Instinct
  • Focus Shot – Archery
  • Bludgeoning Strikes – Aggression

Here is why you should get these skills as fast as you can and other skill options from the respective trees.

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Instinct Skills For Atreus in God of War Ragnarok

  • Cunning Eagle Eye: After you perform a successful parry when you press the aim button you can slow down time.
    • XP Needed: 1000 XP

Other skills to get from the Instinct Skill Tree:

  • Watchful Protector: When Kratos is getting outnumbered by hordes of enemies. This skill can make the enemies focus their attention on Atreus instead. Useful for Kratos to deal with them better or heal if needed.
    • XP Needed: 750 XP
  • Dive Into Battle: You can use your ability button to make Atreus grapple into battle. He strikes the enemies and applies status damage based on the currently equipped Runic Arrow.
    • XP Needed: 500 XP

Archery Skills

  • Focus Shot: Aiming your light attack charges up your arrow. The next shot deals more damage and even knocks back enemies. If you hit headshots then they will deal even more damage.
    • XP Needed: 500 XP

Other skills to get from the Archery Skill Tree:

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  • Hex Reignition: Enemies hexed by the Sigil Arrows of Atreus will do a second explosion after the initial one.
    • XP Needed: 2000 XP
  • Dextrous Shot: Repetitively hitting headshots increase the damage dealt with each shot.
    • XP Needed: 1000 XP

Aggression Skills

  • Bludgeoning Strikes: Use light attack to trip and strike an enemy. This ability gets better if you hold the light attack. Because after holding it for a while, you get to deal extra Stun damage to your enemies.
    • XP Needed: 500 XP

Other skills to get from the Aggression Skill Tree:

  • Archer’s Reversal: After parrying an enemy you can use a light attack to shoot and knock back your enemies.
    • XP Needed: 750 XP
  • Warrior’s Reversal: After parrying an enemy you can use a heavy attack to launch your enemies in the air.
    • XP Needed: 1500 XP

That covers this guide on the best Atreus Skills to use in God of War Ragnarok. Don’t forget to check our guide on the best skills and gears for Kratos. And for any other help on this game check out our GoW Ragnarok Wiki.

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