There are many things you’ll need in your journey through Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. For example, you need a great set of armor to protect Eivor. You also need a fantastic mount and the ability to win a Flyting match with anyone you come across. Having a deadly crew on your longboat also wouldn’t go amiss. It’s also never going to hurt to have a keen eye for potential quests, such as the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Comb quest. However, there’s one thing that you’ll desperately need at all times, and that is a good weapon. What follows is our guide to the top 5 best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that aren’t legendary ones:
1. Petra’s Arc
This first weapon is the best predator bow you’ll pick up in the game. These bows allow you to aim in First-Person, and they pack a huge punch against all enemies. Depending on the skills you upgrade, you may even be able to control the arrows it fires towards the mid-game too.
Petra’s Arc isn’t something you’ll find in the world; it’s a reward. You need to complete a Legendary Animal quest. It can be any of these quests, but you’ll need to complete one before the bow is awarded to you.
What makes this bow special is that it will increase your critical damage when Eivor has full health. Since you’re probably pretty good with a bow, if you’ve earned this, you should have no trouble taking advantage of this perk. Stay hidden in the shadows, keep your health up, and every shot could be a one-hit kill.
2. Ursine Guard Shield
That’s right! The second item on this list is indeed a shield. That might seem a little odd to you, but if you’ve played Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for any amount of time, then you’ll know how deadly a shield can be.
What separates this shield, which is made of wood, from all the others that appear to be superior is its unique perk. It will increase your attack damage after taking a hit, which you can block with the Ursine Guard Shield itself.
Sure, taking a hit can seem like a downside in combat. But with a shield like this on your arm, you’ll be back up and hitting back much stronger. It could even make the difference between besting a strong enemy and falling at their feet.
3. Spinning Death Flail
Just the name of this weapon is enough to earn it a place on this list. Flails are generally quite brutal, but this one is different. Each heavy finisher you land has a chance of dropping a fire bomb. This devastates enemies and will make combat far easier for you in the long run.
The wider benefit of a flail is that it is easier to dodge with. There’s nothing too bulky getting in your way. As a result, Eivor can move quickly out of the way of enemies. Getting in close for a hit when it matters most.
4. Carolingian Longsword
When it comes to swords, this is an extremely reliable one. Since the game is set in England, at least, for the most part, you’re not going to get away with using an axe all of the time. You need to act like a Viking and pick up whatever weapons are available.
All longswords are two-handed weapons, but you can upgrade Eivor to be able to wield two of these monsters if you want. At that point, you’re going to be cutting through enemies like there’s no tomorrow. Everyone will fear you.
The Carolingian Longsword has a perk that sees your damage increase after a finisher. In any particularly bloody battle, this means your damage will go up, and up the more you slice off heads. The perk will stack up to five times, and at that point, there is nothing that can stand in your way.
5. Sepulcher Axe
This is a two-handed axe that means business. Not only does it look great, but it’s also got a perk that grants a chance of setting enemies on fire with a critical hit. There were weapons like this in Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey, but this one feels more realistic.
You pick it up in a quest in the early hours of the game. I won’t spoil where it is for you but make sure you search every chest if you want one of the best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in your hands.
How to Upgrade the Best Weapons in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Once you’ve acquired a fantastic weapon, you want to keep it relevant to your level. After all, there’s no point in wielding an underpowered axe if you have something much better at your disposal.
The game actually does a good job of teaching you how to upgrade weapons in the first hour or so. However, if you were playing in a higher immersion mode, you might have missed this.
All you need to do is collect materials like iron, copper, and silver from the world. You’ll come across these in chests or as rocks that you can smash. Collect these resources wherever you can.
Then, with resources in hand, you need to visit a blacksmith. They’ll be able to upgrade your weapons in exchange for some cash and the required resources. If you don’t know what you need to upgrade a certain weapon, check in with a blacksmith first.
That’s the end of our best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla list. I hope it points you in the right direction wherever you are with the game at the time of reading. While none of these are legendary weapons, they do still pack a punch. Bear that in mind while weighing up what you want next for your arsenal.