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Where to find the Hrafn Guard Light Shield in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Published: 10/Nov/2020 10:46 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 11:29

by James Busby


While the average foot soldier may not pose a threat in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you’ll need to exercise a little extra caution against the game’s tougher enemies. Here’s how you find the rare Hrafn Guard Light Shield and bolster your defense. 

In order to increase your survivability in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and avoid a grizzly death, it’s sometimes best to avoid unleashing an all-out attack. If you’re after a more defensive approach to combat, then you’ll want to add the Hrafn Guard shield to your collection. This shield is just light enough to keep you on your toes, while also still remaining extremely robust. 

Whether you’re struggling to survive against the Anglo-Saxon hordes or the numerous fantasy creatures that inhabit the land, you want to increase your defense. To help aid you in your plundering, we’ve put together a guide that will show you how you can get your hands on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s rare Hrafn Guard shield. 

How to find the Hrafn Guard shield

In order to add this stalwart shield to your collection, you’ll first need to travel to Venonis (Southern point of Ledecestrescire). Once you have fast traveled to this location, simply head over to the ruin directly in front of you.

The door to the building is locked, so you’ll need to head around the back instead. There’s actually a knack to opening the doors in this part, too. 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla map
Here’s where you need to travel to, in order to find the Hrafn Light Shield.

There’s a few enemies to fend off at the ruins, so it’s important that you enter the building not only with plenty of healing items but also arrows for your bow.

To make things as easy as possible, we’ll do a step-by-step guide for you.

  1. Visit Venonis in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. 
  2. Walk up to the main ruins, and enter via the back entrance.
  3. Get onto the roof on the right side of the building.
  4. Walk across the tightrope, and zipwire to the next vantage point.
  5. Pull out your arrow and shoot the lock off the door.
  6. Open the door, attack the enemies, and climb up to their position afterwards.
  7. Destroy the wooden posts and claim your Hrafn Guard shield.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla shield
Here’s what you’re looking for.

The Hrafn Guard Shield has the following stats:

  • Atk: 48
  • Block: 37
  • Crit-Pre: 45
  • Spd: 49
  • Stun: 65
  • Wgt: 12

Equipping the Hrafn Guard will increase your speed when blocking up to a total of five times. This makes this light shield incredibly useful for when you need that extra defense boost, and is handy to have in combat.

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3 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla easter eggs you need to see

Published: 25/Nov/2020 18:07

by Alex Garton


Assassin’s Creed Valhalla might not strike you as a game that blends the worlds of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but if you look in the right place, these easter eggs can be found. 

Ubisoft’s game released alongside the Xbox Series X|S and since launch players have searched every inch of the game’s expansive world. In doing so, a number of exciting crossovers to other major franchises have been found.

Although the world of Valhalla may be set in the age of the Vikings, which is nothing remotely like the grounds of Hogwarts, there are some things you can find that blur the lines.

Valhalla’s easter eggs are spread across various regions of the game’s world.

Best easter eggs in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Harry Potter easter egg

This easter egg is located in Lunden, south-east of St Paul’s Cathedral in a small thatched building.

The building is guarded by a snake and a key is required to unlock the door. Use your Odin Sight and you’ll see a white indicator that marks the location of the key on the balcony of a nearby building.

Players will enter what looks to be Voldemort’s hideout.

Once inside, players will find an eerily dark lit room filled with strange objects. On the table directly opposite the door, there’s a readable note for players that lists each of Voldemort’s Horcruxes from the Harry Potter films. These were, of course, the powerful objects in the Deathly Hallows, which contained a hidden fragment of a wizard or witch’s soul.

Despite the room only containing the ‘Strange list’, it’s a great easter egg to discover. For any fans of the Harry Potter franchise, this is one you can’t afford to skip.

Dark Souls easter egg

It’s hard to find an open-world RPG that doesn’t have a reference to From Software’s legendary franchise. There are no complaints from fans, though, as it’s always exciting to discover a Dark Souls easter egg, especially if it’s the iconic bonfire.

Here’s exactly where to find the Dark Souls easter egg.

The bonfire is located in east Ledecestrescire in the ruins of a building. We’ve seen the same bonfire reference in countless titles and it still never gets boring. Luckily, as long as you remember to save regularly, you won’t be spawning back at the bonfire when you die.

Lord of the Rings easter egg

It would have been a missed opportunity to not include a reference to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth in the world of Valhalla. Lucky for us, Ubisoft didn’t disappoint and even added one of the Rings of Power into the game.

Skull Busters
Here’s exactly where to find the Lord of the Rings easter egg.

The easter egg is located west of Glowecestre on the edge of the river in a small house. Players will need to locate the nearby hidden key with their Odin Sight and enter the building.

Inside there’s a readable note that reads “One of the little folk asked me to make the door smaller, as he wants to keep unruly houseguests from his house.” This is a clear reference to Tolkien’s character Bilbo Baggins.

Skull Busters
It’s amazing Ubisoft actually added a Ring of Power to the game.

Next to the note, the developers have even added a small ring in reference to the Rings of Power. It’s unfortunate that players can’t equip the ring, but honestly that’s probably for the best.