Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey sends you to Ancient Greece where you’ll experience the conflicts with Athens firsthand. You’ll also visit extraordinary locations and fight in impressive mass battles with over 100 NPCs. Fans of antique myths and legends will get their money’s worth with this game.
In this Assassin’s Creed Odyssey best weapons guide, you’ll learn more about the weapons in the game and we’ll give you some tips on armor so that you’re ready for every situation.
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1) General tips on equipment
Equipment of epic rarity can be better than legendary parts. Weapons as well as equipment parts of both rarity levels have three fixed perks. Another one can be unlocked at the blacksmith.
Here, the perks differ because the epic perks are generally simpler, making it easier for you to customize them to your play style. Examples of perks are more armor or more hunter damage. In contrast, your legendary items can have a special perk that lets you deal more damage or breathe underwater.
Another useful tip for equipment is to keep the old parts. Thus, you shouldn’t disassemble or sell them, but keep them in case their perks match your playstyle. In the stern of the ship, you can find additional storage space in case you don’t have room in your inventory.
Skills can duplicate with individual perks of legendary equipment items. An example of this is turning attacks into flaming attacks. Since there’s already a skill for this, you should rather go for an item that comes with a more useful perk.
2) The best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
The best weapons for hunters
Among the best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the Vine Bow. This is one of the strongest bows when you play as a hunter. The golden perk gives you an additional 25% hunter damage, but also -15% armor. The latter isn’t really important though, since you use the bow for sniping enemies from a long distance.
Moreover, it deals 25% more hunter damage and 20% more ranged damage regularly. You can purchase it for 250 Helix Credits or, if you’re lucky, get it for free from the Oikos of the Olympians merchant.
Tip for hunters: If you’re currently fighting with a bow, you can easily light your arrows by holding them up to a fireplace which is similar to lighting a torch.
The flaming arrows do significantly more damage than normal arrows. Fire arrows can also be unlocked in the skill tree. For this, the hunter skill “Arrow Muster” must be leveled up.
An alternative to the Vine Bow described above is Achilles’ Bow. This is also excellent for hunters. It brings a ten percent chance of critical hits, 25% more hunter damage, and 20% more damage with the Devastating Shot ability. With the Predator Shot ability, the chance of critical hits is increased even more.
The best warrior weapons
Isu-Forged Warrior’s Spear
The Isu-Forged Warrior’s Spear deals 25% more warrior damage as well as 30% more spear damage. A perk converts a 50% warrior damage bonus into a bonus for all damage. This gives you more flexibility in your combat actions and allows you to better adapt to enemy attacks. You can get this legendary spear in the Atlantis DLC.
Cursed Bow of Hades
Among the best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the Cursed Bow of Hades. The legendary bow deals 25% more warrior damage and an additional 40% fire damage. Furthermore, the last perk sets enemies close to you on fire.
The normal Bow of Hades differs from the cursed variant only in the last perk, as the Bow of Hades only converts normal arrows into incendiary arrows.
In any case, using the Flaming Attack ability and pairing it with the Cursed Bow of Hades will set your enemies on fire. With this skill, fire damage is done with melee weapons and fire arrows, and in general, the attacks become very deadly.
The Hero’s Sword does 25% more assassination damage and gives you 40% more adrenaline on critical hits. It also increases the damage of your critical attacks by 20%. You’ll receive the weapon for completing the quest series “A Friend Worth Dying For”.
Poseidon’s Trident allows you to breathe underwater. The legendary perk enables you to use this ability as long as you have the trident equipped. However, the other abilities of the weapon aren’t very strong, so you should use it mainly for diving missions.
You can find the weapon on a small island in the eastern part of the map, north of Samos and south of Chios at the Temple of Poseidon.
The best weapons for assassins
The Fanged Bow is one of the best assassin weapons. It increases the assassination damage by 25% and the poison damage by 40%. Also, normal arrows become poison arrows, and with the Poison Mastery ability, the effectiveness of the poison is increased by another 25%.
Another strong assassin weapon is the dagger Dionysus’ Tears. It increases the assassination damage by 25% and your adrenaline on critical hits by 40%. It also gives you a two percent chance of 25% assassination damage on melee hits.
3) Assassin’s Creed Odyssey best weapons guide: Tips on armor
Armor parts, like weapons, are divided into four levels of rarity in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. There are a total of five parts to armor – head, chest, hips, arms, and legs. When all parts of a suit of armor are equipped, the sets consisting of legendary armor parts provide a unique bonus.
Therefore, epic armor pieces can also be more useful than legendary ones. These offer three perks and thus don’t rely on the set bonus like legendary pieces of armor.
Common armor pieces have one bonus attribute and rare attributes have two attributes accordingly.
All equipment items, except those for your ship, are equipped with a slot for an engraving of your choice. You can add it to your weapon as a bonus. You should adjust the engravings to your play style.
For example, if you play an assassin and they already have certain stats, you can increase the assassination damage by 20% with an engraving. This allows you to create a set that fits your playstyle.
You can have your engraving made by the blacksmith in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The engravable stats can be upgraded with stone tablets from the Ostrakon riddles. You can also find engravable stats at the merchant in the Myson Cave near the Temple of Artemis.
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With the given hints in this Assassin’s Creed Odyssey best weapons guide and our tips on armor, you should now be able to find your way around very well and have the best weapons at hand at all times. Besides, it’s a lot of fun to keep exploring the game on your own and constantly improve.
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