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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla weapons list and combat guide

Published: 19/Oct/2020 10:49 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 11:29

by Andrew Highton

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The release of the next title in Ubisoft’s storied Assassin’s Creed franchise is now upon us. So, let’s run though some different tidbits you need to know about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with our weapons and combat guide.

Ubisoft are remaining steadfast in their approach to refresh Assassin’s Creed, by maintaining the more action-orientated approach seen in Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Valhalla offers another vast, open-world – this time full of fearsome Vikings – and it’s only fitting that Eivor is kitted out with the most appropriate implements the 9th century has to offer.

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In addition to this, the game also has some combat changes, in particular the Mortal Kombat-esque brutal kills, and featuring the biggest variety of enemies an Assassin’s Creed game has ever seen. Valhalla is sure to be a place that you will need some foresight to gain the advantage of going in.

So, these are all the confirmed weapons and combat changes for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Eivor holding a weapon in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft Montreal
Eivor has many weapons at their disposal in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Weapons

Now, it’s usual to expect weapon changes as we move from game to game. Some are short-range and others will be useful from a slightly greater distance, such as the spear.

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The list of those we know about already can be seen below:

  • Bare Hands
  • Axes (Dane Axes, Bearded Axes )
  • Hammers
  • Bow (Light, Hunter & Predator)
  • Spear
  • Daggers
  • Greatswords
  • Flails
  • Sword
  • Shield (Heavy & Light)
  • Hidden Blade

The Hidden Blade has been overhauled in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, with the blade now appearing on top of Eivor’s wrist, as opposed to the blade living up to its moniker and being tucked away underneath. This is a deliberate design choice to compliment Eivor’s character.

Best early-game must have weapon

The Iron-Star weapon shown in Assassin's Creed Valhalla with its stats

Our weapon of choice for the early game is definitely the Iron-Star. This can be attained to the north-westerly area of Kjotve’s fortress in Rygjafylke. This weapon has great stats for a starting weapon, and increases your attack after a heavy finisher. Remember to use Odin’s Sight when in the area to locate your prize.

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Map with a red blip showing the location of the Iron-Star weapon in ValhallaHead to the red blimp here to obtain this great early-game weapon.

Combined with a dagger weapon for extra speed and agility, the Iron-Star is sure to help you nimbly slash through your enemies on the raids with your crew.

Combat

Eivor is fighting a group of enemies in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft Montreal
The different ways in which you can experience combat in Assassin’s Creed have increased with Valhalla.

Weapons are not the only thing to have been shaken up for the November release, however. This will be the first Assassin’s Creed game on next-gen consoles, so with that comes a boatload of combat features we never saw last time out.

These include the following:

  • New, violent kills
  • Enemies can now be dismembered
  • Enemies can co-ordinate attacks against you
  • Fallen enemies can be used as a weapon against you
  • Gear can be constantly modified throughout the game to keep a piece that you like with you throughout
  • Animal companions that can help you, such as bears

Assassin’s Creed combat trailer

If you want to see even more of the gore and combat of the new AC game, the gameplay trailer is a good place to look.

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Here, we see a lot of these new features in action.

Timestamp at 2:44. 

So, there you have it. Already an array of dangerous tools and mechanics are known with many more still to be revealed.

Rest assured that we’ll update you once we identify any new weapons and combat changes in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.