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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 it the authority to lead them in battle. His skill in battle allows him to fight on par with Kratos, a foreign God of War.

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

In ground he can charge towards his opponent to impale them, releasing explosive energy that blinds his opppnents, thus being able to hide his presence and sneak attack them.


  • 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.
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