You will come across many different items and resources as you take your journey in God of War Ragnarok. There are many different rare items and secrets to uncover, you just have to find them. One of the rarest items in God of War Ragnarok is the Essence of Hel. What makes Essence of Hel so rare is that there are only six locations that you can collect them from in the game and they require a lot of effort to acquire them.
In order to acquire Essence of Hel, you will need to close Hel-Tears that open up throughout the nine Realms. Once you close a Hel-Tear, you will be rewarded with Essence of Hel. However, these Hel-Tears won’t be available to you until you progress decently far into the game and have completed the Reunion Mission. If you are past this point in the story and the Hel-Tears have already been open, you are ready to seek out and close these Tears in order to get your Essence of Hel.
All six Hel-Tear locations in God of War Ragnarok
- Sindri’s House
- Well of Urd: Midgard Realm
- The Souther Wilds: Vanaheim Realm
- The Strond: Alfheim Realm
- Aurvangar Wetlands: Svartalfheim Realm
- The Gleaming Bale: Helheim Realm
The above six locations are the only places where you can find and close a Hel-Tear in God of War Ragnarok. Once you have closed all six Hel-Tears you can make your way over to Sindri’s Shop so that you can put these rare Essence of Hel to good use.
On the Leviathan Axe, there is an attachment called the Grip of Healing Harmony. The Grip of Healing Harmony can be upgraded and crafted using some of the Essence of Hel that you have just collected. What makes this attachment on the Leviathan Axe so great is that it comes with the Permafrost Lifesteal ability. What this ability does is when you have your Permafrost skill gauge fully charged, hits from your Leviathan Axe will restore health, but incoming damage that is taken with be double. This could be a bit risky but restoring health from hits may make this all the more worth it.
Closing Hel-Tears is the only way in God of War Ragnarok that you can acquire Essence of Hel and if you want to upgrade the Grip of Healing Harmony, you are only going to be able to do so with the help of having some Essence of Hel. Since Hel-Tears aren’t opened until later on in the game, this is something that you don’t have to worry about to you are deep in the story. However, it is also something that should be explored as these rare resources will help you out big time in the long run of things.