10 Essential Tips for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Start your Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Viking adventure without any problems with out 10 helpful tips!

We are a one stop shop as we have tips for combat, the skill system, settlement building and more. We are here to make sure that it is smooth sailing for you in the newest adventure from the Assassin’s Creed series of Ubisoft.

Our beginner’s guide will help you master the adventure ahead of you with our 10 helpful tips.

By  Author Ingo  Ingo  |  Author Daniel Burrows  Windfell

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Contents:

1. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 10 Facts for starting successful

1.1 Vantage points reveal riches, artifacts, puzzles.

1.2 Battle system, boss fights, clan support

1.3 Search knowledge books for skills

1.4 Quiver and meal upgrades

1.5 Equipment scales by matching skill tree nodes

1.6 Ring menu offers a torch

1.7 Looting for settlement building

1.8 Attention to the level of the areas

1.9 Which buildings do I build first?

1.10 NPCs with question marks provide location markers

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You will start the game in Norway as Eivor.

A scenic intro will be available and you will be prompted to choose if you would want a male or female character.

Then another cutscene, and you will come across the first quest where you have to free your crew and look for a way home.

Before you go on the main quest, go to the small viewpoint where you will see a small camp that you can loot.

Go on to the main quest, kill a few enemies and loot and collect riches.

We have for you the tips on how to proceed, what to look for during the first parts of the game.

 

1. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 10 Facts For a Better Start


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1.1 Vantage Points Reveal Riches, Artifacts, Puzzles


Like with every other Assassin’s Creed games, you have to climb to vantage points so that you can synchronize the maps.

Once synchronized, you will get to see yellow, white, and blue points in your map.

The yellow points indicate chests, books, and armor pieces. The white points are artifacts and the blue points are puzzles or sometimes side missions.

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Going on side missions means that will be rewarded and that you can also gain some experience points.

Be sure to check out the different dots every now and then, even though it is not a part of the main quest.

*Keep in mind that some of these points are not accessible at the start of the game.

Also, keep in mind that some of the loot can be accessible by destroying parts of the environment. Use your bow to look for parts that you can destroy which is indicated with red crosshairs.

Make sure to watch your environments carefully for these treasures.

1.2 Battle System, Boss Fights, Clan Support


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When you free your Viking companions, the game’s combat system will be introduced to you.

Fast, light attacks can be down with R1 (RB on the Xbox). Strong and slow attacks can be done with R2 (RT on the Xbox). Dodge using the triangle button (X on the Xbox).

The other members of your clan can help you out in battle. We do suggest that you take on the stronger enemies first and then revive the NPCs on the ground.

 

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*Although Eivor has a stamina bar during battles, he is able to climb slopes without getting tired.

Do not deplete the stamina bar by attacking and dodging or else you won’t be able to do so until the bar is full again.

 

1.3 Search Knowledge-Books for Skills


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Around the game’s world are knowledge books that you are able to collect.

The books will give Eivor some special attacks that can be distributed via the face buttons. Trigger this with the L2 or R2 buttons plus the corresponding front button. The L2 skills are for your bow and the R2 skills are for the melee weapons.

Sometimes a second knowledge book is available and it will improve ability. Some of these knowledge books are not available in the tutorial area, you will be able to get them at a later date.

 

1.4 Quiver and Meal Upgrades


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Other things that are essential in battle are ammunition for your bow and meals.

When scavenging, make sure to empty jars and baskets, also collect iron ore, leather and other materials.

At the start of the game, you will be keeping your meals in your pockets, to use for healing. It would be better to upgrade your meal pouch so that you can store more meals to recover.

You will see the next level for the pouch in the inventory menu. You will also see what is needed to level it up here. This is also the same for the quiver.

For ranged attacks, make sure that you have a lot of arrows to use on raids or in the battle for a stronghold. Ranged attacks are less risky.

It is good to upgrade your armor and weapons, just make sure to upgrade your meal bag and quiver as well.

 

1.5 Equipment Scales by matching Skill Tree Nodes


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Every weapon or armor belongs to a specific category in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This is indicated on the symbols on the item.

In the inventory menu, you will see the symbols as the wolf (blue), raven (yellow), and bear (red).

The directions and colors of the three animals are the ones that you will be expanding when it comes to skill trees.

Sometimes you are able to level up several skills at once. An example is the raven affiliation armor and weapons that come with some bonuses. This will only be available when you are using the raven gear and weapons.

 

1.6 Ring Menu offers a Torch


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A torch is available for you to use in low lit areas. You can also use these to set things on fire like houses.

To bring this out, tap on the corresponding button then select using the analog stick.

 

1.7 Looting for Settlement Building


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When you’ve finished the tutorial and landed on England, you will be recapturing a settlement from the raiders.

Make sure to gather all the raw materials that you can find so that you can use it for your new settlement. If you have more buildings, then it is more likely for you settlers.

 

1.8 Attention to the Level of the Areas


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Check the recommended province levels on your map and make sure that you are fit to take on the location.

Forts and monasteries have great loot but are guarded. If you see a red skull symbol next to the head of an enemy, that would mean that the are too strong for the current level of Evior.

It would be best to level up your character first before taking on these areas.

 

1.9 Which Buildings do I build First?


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There will be recommendations available for you to build your buildings.

First, you must create an Assassin’s office so that you are able to have access to the Templar objectives. The next recommendation is to build a mercenary camp at the harbor or perhaps a brewery or a bakery so that you can strengthen your clan.

Leveling up your settlement will attract more people to join you, and they will be asking for new types of buildings. You must then provide the necessary materials to create them.

1.10 NPCs with question marks provide Location Markers


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As you journey on horseback throughout the game, you will encounter some NPCs with a question mark above their head.

These NPCs carry some interesting information about new locations on your map that will be given to you for a small fee.

 

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