This beast, this Hydra, it has terrorized my seas for far too long. Your skills are admirable, but you will need my assistance. You will need the power of the Gods.


In the God of War seriesEdit

Poseidon's Rage is one of the magic attacks Kratos acquires in God of War. Kratos receives Poseidon's Rage in the Aegean Sea from the god Poseidon himself, to help fight the Hydra. The magic surrounds Kratos with a circle of electricity, and summons lightning bolts from the sky to strike down his enemies. By repeatedly pressing the circle button, the attack can build more damage. One can level it up to increase its damage and attack radius. Poseidon's Rage gets taken away by Ares in the first God of War, but is given back along with the rest of his magic by Athena.

Kratos still has this ability during the first part of God of War II (albeit in a weaker form), before losing his godly powers to Zeus' scheme. A player can also use the Urn of Poseidon, one of the Urns of Power, during Bonus Play to replace Cronos' Rage with Poseidon's Rage.

Poseidon's Rage is entirely absent from God of War: Ghost of Sparta, even though it takes place before the events of God of War II. Though Kratos does not have the power, Poseidon himself unleashes an electrical storm on Kratos and the boat in the Vortex to Atlantis.


Poseidon's Rage - attacks

Level 1Edit

  • Poseidon's Rage - Attack multiple enemies at once. L2
  • Poseidon's Rage (Air) - While in air, attack multiple enemies at once. L2

Level 2Edit

  • Bigger Damage Area
  • Increased Damage
  • Wrath of Poseidon - Unleashes a powerful area attack with spinning lightning bolts. Kratos is invincible during eight seconds. L2, tap O

Level 3Edit

  • Bigger Damage Area
  • Increased Damage


  • In Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, Kratos can use Poseidon's Rage as one of his attacks.
  • In the first God of War game, Poseidon's Rage can be used to infinitely jump, accompanied by a combination of moves. This move was not intentionally inserted by programmers, and is considered a glitch.
  • Using that glitch in the room Medusa is fought in, during the Medusa's Gaze tutorial, allows Kratos to access the top of a series of boxes and walk through the wall of the chamber, granting him infinite magic for the remainder of the game, since the tutorial was never completed.
  • Poseidon's Rage appears slightly different in God of War II than it does in the first game. Kratos' arms are outstretched instead of in the regular position, the color of the lightning is a little bit darker, and the power of the electricity has decreased.
  • In God of War II when Poseidon's Rage is used,while in Rage of the Titans state, Kratos' body will no longer look charred.
  • In God of War II when Poseidon's Rage is used each time, Kratos will say "I am the God of War!", "I will make you suffer!" and "None shall defy me!". However, after Kratos loses his godly powers and the Urn of Poseidon is used to gain this power for later use, he will not say these lines.


  • Kratos, obtaining this power
  • Concept Art

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