Wights are a type of opponent encountered in God of War Ragnarok. This page of the guide shows how to effectively deal damage to and destroy Wights and how to deal with their resistance to runic attacks. Moreover, we've listed all main Wights attacks and supplied recommended tactics applicable when facing them.
Wight - first encounter
Wights are unique opponents that you will encounter many times during your adventure. The first Wight encounter takes place during the main storyline, in The Runaway quest to be exact, in which you control Atreus. The ghost will be encountered during your journey through Midgard.
Runic arrows won't do any damage to Wights. Moreover, they can deflect them.
Switch to normal arrows i.e. the attacks activated with R1 button. You can either fire many in short succession or rely on one charged shot.
Wights have blue attacks at their disposal, and you must interrupt them by pressing L1 two times in short succession - this way, Atreus will perform a bow strike which interrupts the blue attack.
After a successful interruption, you can continue to hit the Wight with the bow without having to retreat to a safe distance.
Wights can use ranged projectiles. Wait for the last possible moment and make a sideways dodge to avoid getting hit.
There is also a yellow attack to be watchful for - teleportation combined with an energy blast. Once again, perfect timing is the way to go - perform the dodge at the exact moment when the Wight is about to teleport.
Another Wight attack employs Wisps. To deal with them, use special arrows, such as sonic or sigil arrows. Wisps struck by these types of arrows will explode instantly or become vulnerable to normal attacks.