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Death Eater is a Troll and an optional boss in God of War (2018).


The Death Eater is a Stone Troll that has been resting in a hibernation-like state in a small beach near Týr's Temple. It's unknown for how long, but since the traveling Giantess Laufey the Just never mentioned anything noteworthy about him, the Death Eater must have been asleep for an unmeasurable amount of time.

God of War (2018)

Both Kratos and Atreus can arrive at the beach where the Stone Troll rests, but they are incapable of interacting with the statue-like sleeping Troll. It isn't until the defeat of the two Grendels guarding the Black Rune of Jötunheim deep inside Týr's Vault that the Death Eater finally awakens from his slumber.

The Stone Troll will roam the beach until the two Gods engage him in combat. Despite the Death Eater's strength, both the old and young Gods prove to be stronger and defeat the Stone Troll.

Powers and Abilities

Being a Stone Troll, the Death Eater possesses a strength and endurance surpassing the common flesh Trolls.

In a similar manner to the Grendels, he too can generate blinding ash from his hands and swing around his totem with great speed and force, but the amount of blinding grenades he can create by slamming his totem to the ground is much greater.



  • He is the second non-elemental Troll encountered in the game.
    • However, if Máttugr Helson could be considered a Frost Troll, then the Death Eater is the only non-elemental Troll in the whole game.
  • Judging by his physical appearance which resembles the Grendels in Týr's Vault, the Death Eater is most likely a member of the Stone Troll Tribe.
    • He also seems to have a more special connection to the Grendels besides hailing from the same Troll Tribe, since he only awoke from his deep slumber after the guardian Trolls awoke from theirs.
    • Unlike the Grendels, however, the Death Eater has a stun meter, thus being the only Stone Troll that can be killed with a cinematic finisher.
    • Death Eater is a reference to the Villainous Group of Dark Wizards of the same name in Harry Potter.