Svartáljǫfurr is the Dark Elf King of Alfheim and a boss in 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.


As the current Dark Elf King, Svartáljǫfurr was likely one of, if not the most powerful Dark Elves alive at the time of the game. He was shown to be a fearless warrior as he lead his army in combat not only against the Light Elves, but also Kratos and Atreus.

He appeared to take his battles very seriously and firmly believed that the Light of Alfheim was his to possess. And was always first on the frontline when in combat.

He was also very strategic as he was able to come up with a plan to separate Kratos and Atreus and was shown to be very courageous as he personally tried to steal Atreus and was willing to fight the two Gods on his own.

Ultimately, he may or may not have had noble intentions as he mentions before dying that Kratos and Atreus had made a grave mistake by siding with the Light Elves.


Svartáljǫfurr possesses many physical similarities with his Dark Elf kin, sporting membrane wings, yellow eyes with black sclera and pointy nails on his fingers. However, his skin is notably darker, he has markings across his body and has jagged teeth.

His armor is a unique variation that sports a pair of horns on his helmet, most likely because of his status as King.

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.

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



  • He is the only known Elf with a given name.
  • It's currently unknown what Svartáljǫfurr meant when he said that Kratos and Atreus had made a grave mistake.
  • 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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