Chapter Eight: The Temple Of The Fates
The temple entrance is frozen in time. Make your way up to the large statue in front of you and hit R1 to swing on up to the small crystal there. Destroy it to unfreeze time.
There are two large bells here. In order to proceed onward, you need to be able to ring both of them at the exact same time. To do so, jump over to the bell with Cronos’ face on it and ring it by tapping L1 and R1 simultaneously. As soon as you let go of the bell, freeze time, then quickly get back to the central platform with the smashed crystal on it and hit R1 to grab the bell ringer here. That will ring the bell with Zeus’ face on it. So long as the two bells’ ringing even slightly overlaps, the face of the large statue here will crack.
In order to break it, though, you need to readjust the ringer. To move it, drop down into the water and find the lever on the base of the central platform. You can grab onto it and pull it or push it; you need to move it so that the wooden plank beneath the water lines up with the groove in the submerged stone. With that done, swim down under the water’s surface and flip the switch there. That will lock the groove into place around the wooden beam, allowing you to rotate the entire platform with the lever. Line the ringer up with the statue’s face, swing it, and break on through to the other side.
Boss Fight: The Sisters of Fate
So, we’re a little confused. One of the sisters of fate, Lahkesis, has been egging you on for the last hour or so of gameplay, appearing to you after you smashed the translators. Now, when you finally get to reach them, it turns out that all they wanted to do is give you a lecture. Wha huh? Despite their former friendliness, you’re going to have to fight these witches off.
It’s you and Lahkesis, one on one, during this phase. She has a number of attacks, most of them involving her staff. She can attack you with a three-swing combo, but the bulk of her attacks are ranged, including a simply energy bolt. She can also throw her staff into the air, where it will rain down a few bolts on you; dodge away from under it when this occurs.
Your best opportunities for damaging her will come when she fires her green bolts of energy at you; activate your block just before they hit you, and the golden fleece wil reflect them back at her for heavy damage, periodically knocking her over and sending up health and mana. Since your mana will periodically replenish here, feel free to knock her with Gorgon’s Rage or Typhon’s Bane. You can, of course, hit her with your weapons; this is easiest to do just after you knock her over and she’s struggling to get back up.
As the fight goes on, Lahkesis will reveal more powerful attacks, including a large green bomb that will sit in one place before detonating for a fair amount of damage. Roll away from this when you see it coming! She’ll also swoop up into the sky and slam her staff into the ground for an area-of-effect attack. Again, just roll away. She’ll use her easily-reflected single-bolt attacks less often towards the end of this phase, so you may want to save up your mana and use your spells on her here.
After you deal enough damage to the sister, she’ll take to the air and become much more difficult to hit with your weapons. She’ll also add a couple of new attacks to her repertoire, including a frustrating one that electrifies the floor here; jump to the grapple points scattered around the room and start dashing between them to avoid the energy bolts she flings at you here.
It’s pretty difficult to attack her with your weapons at this point, due to her height off the ground. You can use Cronos’ Rage or Typhon’s Bane to deal damage to her, or attempt to reflect her energy bolts. She’ll be knocked to the ground after you deal enough damage to her, allowing you to use your normal weapon combos until she takes off again. After a while, an O-prompt will appear above her head as she hovers above you. Grab onto a grappling point, double jump off of it, and glide over to Lahkesis to grab onto her and end this section of the fight.
The second sister of fate, Atropos, is your antagonist here, as you fight atop the huge sword that you used to defeat Ares in the first game. If you have a fully-upgraded Cronos’ Rage, then this section of the fight is going to be a piece of cake.
Atropos will attempt to break the sword here, and thus cause you to die at Ares’ hands before the events of God of War II even take place. She’ll do so by zapping the sword with lightning, either from far away or at close range. There isn’t much you really have to do here except thwart her efforts. The sword will be populated by plenty of soldiers, but some of them will oddly drop mana orbs, so you should be able to pop Cronos’ Rage to ward them off while focusing on the sister.
When the sister is far away, she’ll fling energy balls at you. They don’t hit you directly, though, as they seem to travel a bit underneath you. Move towards the bottom edge of the sword (placing yourself closer to the bottom of the screen) and tap the guard button just as the bolt is about to hit you to reflect it back to the sister. You can also use Typhon’s Bane here to deal damage to the sister.
When Atropos approaches the sword and zaps it with energy, get close and use one of your magical attacks to deal damage; spamming Cronos’ Rage is the easiest way to proceed here. Eventually, after doing this, an O-prompt will appear over the sister, allowing you to stab her right in the head.
Tough stuff! Lahkesis is still around, but now she’s joined by Atropos, who attempts to enter the arena via one of the misty mirrors in this area. The original sister will attack with most of the original moves, while the new sister in the doorway will either send green bolts at you, or sweep a green laser across the entire arena; jump or grapple over this to avoid the damage.
You can get Atropos to retreat back into the mirrors by hitting her, but your focus should be on Lahkesis here. Dealing enough damage to her will drop her to the ground and reveal a fury orb. When it appears, instantly stop time and start attacking the sister in the doorway. If you can deal enough damage to her before time starts back up again, the mirror will crack, allowing you to hit that and smash it. You’ll need to repeat this process twice, doing it once for each of the two mirrors here.
When the two mirrors are cracked, Lahkesis will relocate to the front of the remaining mirror. Her main new attack is a pillar-of-energy attack that will cover most of the room. If you’re far enough away from her, you can dodge the pillars; zapping yourself up to the grapple points will also do the job, it seems. Regardless, if you have enough health, then this is the time to simply get close and unload on her, using Cronos’ Rage, Atlas Quake, or your Rage of the Titans ability. When you’ve dealt enough damage to her, you’ll get an O-prompt. Hit the next four button presses successfully to lock both sisters into the mirror, then smash it to move on.
Table of Contents
God of War
- Combat Strategies
- Weapons and Magic
- The Aegean Sea
- The Gates of Athens
- The Road to Athens
- Athens Town Square
- Rooftops of Athens
- Temple of the Oracle
- The Sewers of Athens
- Desert of Lost Souls
- Pandora's Temple
- The Rings of Pandora
- The Challenge of Atlas
- The Challenge of Poseidon
- The Challenge of Hades
- The Cliffs of Madness
- The Architect's Tomb
- The Path of Hades
- End Game
God of War II
- General Tips
- Weapons and Magic
- Unlockables and Treasures