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How to master your Raven in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Tips & tricks

Published: 16/Nov/2020 21:32 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 11:08

by Bill Cooney


Eivor’s Raven in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, named Synin, is one of the most useful tools available to players, and we’ve got everything you need to know to become an avian master.

If you’ve played AC Origins or Odyssey, then you will already be familiar with using a feathered sidekick to scout things out – but Valhalla does bring some nice updates to the feature.

There are also a ton of customization options available for your new best friend as well, so let’s dive right in and go over what you need to know.

Scouting Locations with Raven Mode

AC Valhalla Raven
Synin’s eyes are great for scouting out points of interest on the map.

To enter into Raven mode, all you have to do is hit up on the D-pad if you play on console, or by pressing V on the keyboard if you prefer PC. This will give you the perspective of Synin as she flies over the particular area of the map you’re playing on.

A new feature for Valhalla is ‘stationary’ mode, which gives you a detailed, overall view of your surroundings. While up in the air you can automatically bring up quests, resources, and areas of interest nearby.

You can throw down pins to keep track of where you want to go once you’re back on terra firma by pressing X/A for PlayStation/Xbox, and left-clicking with a mouse. Enemies can also be tracked, so you can get a grip on their type and weapons before you start pillaging away.

Raven Mode console & PC controls

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Raven Boat
Land or sea, Synin will be there to show you the way in Valhalla.

To make things even easier, we’ve got the full list of Raven Mode controls for console and PC below:

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Raven Mode Controls
Action PC PlayStation Xbox
Place Marker Left-click X A
Remove All Markers C Square X
Boost Space Bar R2 R-Trigger
Region Panel R Triangle Y
Stationary Mode Right-click L2 L-Trigger

How to customize your Raven

Raven customization Assassin's Creed
The Aviary panel in Valhalla lets you change the look of your Raven, and yes, she can become a pigeon.

There are also different customization options and skins you can throw on your bird, including one that turns her into a pigeon — not exactly a feared messenger of the Norse gods, but hilarious nonetheless.

To change Synin’s look, first, you have to go to a stable and select the “Aviary” tab. After that simply choose the skin you want to equip, and you’re off to the races.

Now that you know everything there is to know about how to use Synin, there’s nothing stopping you from being the next Viking raven master.

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How to get the Drengiligr dagger in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Published: 17/Feb/2021 15:56

by James Busby


The Drengiligr dagger is one of the most lethal daggers in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so make sure you add it to your weapon collection. 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is filled with all kinds of legendary weaponry that Eivor can use in their quest for revenge. From Thor’s iconic Hammer to the legendary Excalibur sword, there is seemingly no end to the weapons this battle-hardened Viking can wield. While the majority of players have undoubtedly finished the game’s main campaign, Ubisoft has been steadily releasing new content. 

The latest 1.1.2 title update has given players everything from the River Raids game mode, new unlockable skills, unique abilities, and the usual bugfixes. Alongside these new features is the addition of a new quest, which rewards players with the incredibly powerful Drengiligr Dagger. 

How to get the Drengiligr dagger

Drengiligr dagger
This dagger is great at getting you out of a tight spot.

In order to wield the deadly Drengiligr Dagger, you’ll first need to complete the Lost Drengiligr of Ragnar Lothbrok quest. This quest is given to all players by default and the new dagger can be accessed after updating Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. 

Simply follow the tips below to add this weapon to your collection. 

  1. Head over to the pit of snakes.
  2. Jump into the pit and defeat the snakes.
  3. Interact with the cage and watch the reconstruction of Ragnar’s death. 
  4. When the clip ends, simply hit the interact button to pick up the dagger.

The Drengiligr dagger deploys a Smoke Bomb whenever Eivor successfully kills an enemy during outnumbered encounters. While this legendary weapon may be rather small, it actually has some pretty decent damage stats, which can be seen below:

  • Atk: 92
  • Stun: 130
  • Wgt: 6
  • Spd: 76
  • Crit-Pre: 104

If you follow this guide, you’ll be able to get your hands on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Drengiligr dagger in no time. Make sure you check out our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hub for all the latest guides and updates.