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What Does Skjalfa Mean in God of War Ragnarok? Answered

What does it mean when Atreus says Skjalfa in God of War Ragnarok?

In God of War Ragnarok, some time has passed since the events of the first game, meaning Kratos and Atreus have had plenty of time to learn a few new tricks. That includes some interesting new arrow-based attacks and phrases for everyone’s favorite Boy. Here is everything you need to know about what Skjalfa means in God of War Ragnarok.

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What Does Atreus Say When He Shoots Arrows in God of War Ragnarok?

In God of War (2018), Atreus is known to say three different Norse words when firing arrows from his Talon Bow, all depending on what is equipped: Nista means to strike or to nail; Ljósta means to strike or to hit; Þruma means thunderclap. This time around, he primarily says Skajlfa when firing green (energy) arrows.

In Norse, Skjalfa means shiver, shake, or quiver. Considering this attack often comes with a debuff that stops enemies or slows them down, the definition does make sense.

For now, that is everything you need to know about what Skjalfa means in God of War Ragnarok. For more on the game, be sure to search Twinfinite, as we’ve got plenty of helpful guides, including how to get Hacksilver fast, is there new game plus, and more.

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Andrew McMahon
Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.