Yggdrasil Gems in God of War: Ragnarok are collectible items that you need to collect to repair and upgrade the amulet, which subsequently strengthens Kratos. In the game you can find 7 gems: 2 are given for defeating the story bosses, and the remaining 5 will have to be found on your own.
If you haven’t picked up the item, you can pick it up later from the chest next to the blacksmith.
The amulet itself will become available after defeating Nidhegg in the 6th chapter of the story – Pay. To repair it, you need to take the gem to the blacksmith. A piece of equipment is useful for the ability to insert enchantments into it, allowing you to passively increase the characteristics of Kratos.
In this guide, we will tell you where to find all the Yggdrasil gems and repair the amulet in God of War: Ragnarok, as well as how to get the achievement How things develop.
Where to find all Yggdrasil Gems in God of War: Ragnarok
Gem of Yggdrasil #1, Midgard
The first gem can be found in Midgard, during the passage of the story. Reaching the head word of fateKratos will have to fight the boss frost phantomrepresenting wandering magic.
When you defeat a boss, various items drop from him as a reward. Pick them all up, after which, after a couple of seconds, you will see a notification about the collected Yggdrasil Gem. If you do not collect the item, then it will automatically move to the blacksmith’s chest and can later be taken from there.
Gem of Yggdrasil #2, Svartalfheim
The next gem of Yggdrasil can be obtained a little later during the passage of the story chapter Forge. You need to get to the very top of the location (already after the cut-scene with the Virgin). Walk along a thin ledge with Brock and find a plateau, in the far part of which stands a huge ogre.
Items will drop from each of the evils, pick them all up: among the loot, you will find another amulet fragment that allows you to equip it with an enchantment socket.
Yggdrasil Gem #3, Alfheim
The gem located in Alfheim is located in Forbidden sands, in the Elven Library in the Elven Sanctuary. You can find the item after the end of the chapter “Pay“. Go inside and go through the large doors to get into the hallway and then into the hall.
After entering the dark room, go to the left and find a ledge for a hook. Climb up on it. Move forward and climb onto the ledge marked with runes. Behind the first rack with scrolls is located legendary chestand it contains a Gem.
Gem of Yggdrasil #4, Midgard
The gem lies in a chest hidden in Midgard, in the location rowers. Kratos will be here during the chapter “word of fate“. From the frozen Lake of Nine, run towards the area, run through the room under the Rowers with the Norn chest, and climb out through the hole in the ceiling.
Once on the surface, run forward and use the chain to climb higher. Run straight ahead and drop down to the spot by the statue. Kratos will land right next to a huge chain that has an interaction marker on it. Approach it and pull it to open the secret room.
In the far right side of the underground room is a legendary chest with a Gem.
Yggdrasil Gem #5, Svartalfheim
Another collectible in Svartalfheim is located on Alberich Islandit will be possible to pick it up only after passing the part “Forge of your own destiny«.
While on the shore, go forward and to the right, to the walls of planks in the corner. Throw a spear into the groove and, having received support, rise. Move along the path and turn left to run out to the “observation deck”. Find the place shown in the screenshot and throw a spear there, then blow it up. Need to be heard the sound of breaking stones.
Return to the fork and go “inside” the installation with the wheel. Grab the hook and fly over to the wooden building below. Cross the river again with the grappling hook to reach the other side.
Once on the other side, turn right and climb up to the ledge. Get to the chain and pull it down to lower the gate. After that, ask Freya to shoot a runic arrow at the gear and throw an ax at the mechanism to stop it.
Return to the wooden platform and turn right. Find a geyser under the water wheel: throw an ax at it to stop the flow. The wheel will stop and lower the platform down. Grab onto the dot and take the elevator up.
Opposite the elevator is a rock with a building. There is a capture point on the mountain, cling to it and fly over the abyss. Once on the other side, turn around and look behind for another place to secure the Blade. Climb to the top and find a chest with a gem.
Yggdrasil Gem #6, Vanaheim
To find an amulet gem in Vanaheim, head to Now Noatuna. Come back here after finishing the chapter “Pay«.
Approaching the place on the map, advance to the building indicated by the arrow. Go around it to the right and stand at the window grille. Mark Freya at the red vine a few times so she can hit it with a rune arrow. After that, put the marker to the left: so that the affected area crawls out of the wall.
Go around the building on the left and go to the place where the window is located, from which the vine is visible. Ask Freya to shoot the wall a few times to make a rune seal appear. Use the Blades of Chaos to set fire to it and destroy the plants inside.
Return to the first window and throw the ax at the mechanism holding the chain. The weight will lower and open the gate, allowing Kratos to enter. On the altar to the right is a chest with a gem.
Yggdrasil Gem #7, Vanaheim
The last gem is also located in Vanaheim, in the location Jungle. To collect it, you need to complete the story mission “Creatures from the prophecy» and quest «Return of the river’s favor“. From the teleporter in the area, follow the river east until you reach the dock.
Climb up and go through the narrow hole in the wall. Follow the round corridor with statues. Cross the cliff and run further. When you meet a deer on the way, turn right and go down to the place with the chest.
Pass by the “box” and climb onto the ledge. Cross the gorge and reach the arch. At the place marked with runes, squeeze into the gap on the right. You need to go to a new area.
Jump in welllocated in the center. Once at the bottom, launch the ax into the rotating pillar (in the white part of it) to raise the mechanism up. Have Freya shoot a runic arrow at the gear under the pillar and throw the ax there to freeze the structure.
Enter the gate on the right, turn right again and find a chest containing the last collectible.
Achievement How things evolve
After collecting all the gems, you need to visit the blacksmith and repair the amulet. Fixing it will earn you an achievement. How things develop в God of War: Ragnarok.
We hope this guide helped you find and collect all the Yggdrasil Gems in God of War: Ragnarokto get the As Things Evolve trophy. If you have any questions, you can ask them in commentswe will definitely answer. Read our other God of War: Ragnarok guides in the corresponding section of the site.