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How to change & upgrade your mount in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Published: 10/Nov/2020 17:21 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 11:22

by Alex Garton


Traversing the tough landscape of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla can be challenging on foot. Luckily the game provides us with mounts that can be upgraded and changed to suit our needs. Here’s exactly how to change and upgrade your mount in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a magnificent world for players to uncover and explore. However, making your journey on foot through England’s ninth-century landscape isn’t the only way to traverse the game’s world.

Luckily for us, Valhalla provides players with mounts that can be changed and upgraded over time. It’s key players understand this mount system to efficiently travel across the game’s harsh landscape.

You can build a stable at your settlement.

How to change and upgrade your mount

There are a few steps you’ll need to follow before being able to change your mount in-game. It’s key to note that you may have to raid some nearby locations to gather materials for construction.

To make things as simple as possible here’s a step by step guide.

  1. Gather 400 supplies and 30 raw materials
  2. Use these resources to construct the Stable and Aviary building in your settlement
  3. Once the building is constructed, speak with the Stable Master
  4. You can then use this NPC to change your active mount

It’s important to note that all of the mounts in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have the same health, speed and stamina. So, buying new mounts from the Stable Master will only provide a cosmetic change. Players who purchased the Ultimate Edition of the game will have access to the Giant Wolf mount straight away.

Mounts can be upgraded and changed at the Stable Master.

In term of upgrading your mounts, this can also be done through the Stable Master at your settlement. Players will be offered three separate skill paths to choose and each will improve an individual aspect of the mount. These choices are swimming, stamina and health. The early upgrades for the mounts are not very expensive and can be very useful for players so don’t forget to pick them up.

Hopefully, this guide will make your journey through Valhalla’s stunning world a little faster and easier on the feet.

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How to get legendary Excalibur sword in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Published: 24/Nov/2020 11:02

by James Busby


Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is home to plenty of iconic weapons from both Norse and English legends, so it was only a matter of time before players discovered the legendary Excalibur sword. 

Eivor is no stranger to wielding some incredibly powerful weapons – in fact, during your Viking adventure, you’ll encounter everything from flaming axes to Thor’s very own hammer. There’s certainly a lot of variety when it comes to choosing the perfect tool to dismember your enemies with.

While the game’s two-handed axes and razor-sharp swords prove lethal in their own right, the very best weapons are often those from legends. 

Of course, obtaining these rare items can be a little tricky, especially when they are safely tucked away in secret locations. Not only does Excalibur look incredibly cool, but it’s also devastatingly powerful. If you wish to add this legendary sword to your arsenal, then follow our guide below. 

How to find Excalibur

Excalibur Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Excalibur is one of the coolest looking weapons in the game.

In order to wield this mighty sword, you’ll first need to locate all 11 tablets that are scattered across England. The 11 tablets can be found in the following locations:

  • Red Lichen Cavern (Hamtunscire)
  • Cavern of Trials (Cent)
  • Wicean’s Cave (Eurvicscire)
  • Grime’s Graves (East Anglia)
  • Deoraby Spar Cavern (Snotinghamscire)
  • Wocig (Hamtunscire)
  • Old Cellar (Essexe)
  • Santlache Mine (Suthsexe)

Once you’ve solved each cavern’s puzzle and obtained the above tablets, you’ll need to hunt down the following three Zealots:

  • Heike (southwest of Agnitum Tower in Essexe)
  • Woden (roaming around Tonbridge Monastery in Cent)
  • Hrothgar (northeast of the High Rocks in Suthsexe)
Myrddin's Cave location

    Myrddin’s Cave can be found in the following location.

Defeating the above Zealots will reward you with the final three stone tablets. Take your stony collection over to Myrddin’s Cave in Hamtunscire (northeast of Egbert’s Stone). Simply run to the end of the cave and insert each tablet into the stone pillars. 

This will then enable you to pull Excalibur from its resting place and claim the legendary sword as your own. Excalibur has the following stats: 

  • Atk: 123
  • Stun: 133
  • Wgt: 14
  • Spd: 41
  • Crit-Pre: 86

Heavy finishers and critical hits blind all enemies around you, making it a great weapon for those looking to deliver a lot of crowd control and damage. Pair this with any armor set that boosts your crit chance to constantly blind your enemies with flashes of brilliant light. 

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