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Svartáljǫfurr is the Dark Elf King of Alfheim and a boss in God of War (2018).


God of War (2018)

As the King of the Dark Elves, Svartáljǫfurr leads the war against the Light Elves for the Light of Alfheim, a conflict that his side seemed to have secured victory, until Kratos accompanied by his young son Atreus arrived to take a portion of the light for their journey.

Svartáljǫfurr ordered the Dark Elves to follow and eliminate them, but they proved too strong, so the King tried to separate them by personally abducting Atreus, a plan immediately thwarted by Kratos who hurled his Axe at the retreating Svartáljǫfurr, forcing him to flee.

After the traveling Gods eliminated his forces and released the imprisoned Light of Alfheim, Svartáljǫfurr attacked them once again on their way out of his realm, starting a fierce battle that ended in his defeat. In his dying words he told the outsiders that they made a grave mistake, making Atreus wonder if they aided the wrong side in the conflict.

Biology and appearance

Svartáljǫfurr is very much like his Dark Elf kin in terms of his biology, like them he has a pair of membrane wings he can use to fly and stay out of reach. Like other Dark Elves, he as bright eyes capable of seeing very easily in the darkness. His skin color can be described as a blueish grey, and he has many markings strewn across his body. Being the King of the Dark Elves, Svartáljǫfurr has many components of body armor across his body, including arm, leg. torso, and head protection. His crown-like helmet possesses several long intimidating horns as well. His weapon of choice is similar to the more powerful of his kin, that being a long spear mounted with several other blades on it.

Powers and Abilities

Svartáljǫfurr is the strongest of the Dark Elves, as their King he possesses strength, speed and endurance surpassing any of his kind and with this has the authority to lead them in battle. He is an incredibly dangerous foe in every sense and is capable of making even the most powerful warriors fall.

To complement his superior physical prowess, the Dark Elf King's weapon releases larger blasts and fires stronger and more numerous beams of energy than regular Dark Elf spears, when airborne he is also capable of plummeting to the ground to produce a powerful blinding blast from the tip of his weapon.

When ground he can charge up a huge amount of energy, with this energy he charges towards his opponent attempting to impale them. If successful, his opponent is blinded temporarily and in total darkness which allows Svartáljǫfurr to become hidden in the dark to launch his following attacks.



  • He is the only known Elf with a given name.
  • Later on in the game, other Elves known as "Dark Elf lords" are encountered. They fight very much in the same way as Svartáljǫfurr, though they are weaker in terms of health.