Top 10 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Best Weapons and How to Get Them

AC Odyssey Best Weapons
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What are the best weapons in Assassin's Creed Odyssey?

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has achieved impressive new things, and this isn’t limited to the basics of story and game mechanics.

Changes to the weapons and armor in the game help to compliment each player’s individual playing style. With the game brimming over with options, it may seem like it isn’t worth your time to go after some special Legendary gear.

However, thanks to the engraving system in the game,  the hunt for special weapons is worth the time. All legendary weapons come equipped with their own special engraving, which can also apply to other weapons.

This opens a new realm of possibilities for players who may prefer quicker weapons like daggers but want to enjoy the Legendary perk that comes with a heavy blunt weapon or vice versa. Below is a list of the ten best weapons you can collect as you play your way through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

While ranked, keep in mind that each weapon could hold a higher place in the list depending upon your preference of gameplay.

10. Artemis' Bow

Artemis’ Bow comes equipped with the engraving for +20% damage using the Predator Shot ability. If you’re a stealth and hunter-based gamer who prefers tucking away and taking out enemies with controlled headshots, this is the bow for you. Should you prefer another bow with higher percentages in buffs, it’s an easy task to engrave a new bow with the perk from Artemis’s Bow, meaning you’re free to continue your powerful sniper-bow shots using the bow of your choice.

How to Get It: This bow is accessible rather early in the game with some exploration and questing.  To get it, you must defeat the Kalydonian Boar and return the pelt to the quest-giver Daphnae. For a video on how to do this, click here. This can be a tough fight, but the reward is worth it. 

9. Hammer of Jason

The Hammer of Jason is a heavy blunt weapon that deals tremendous damage and comes with the engraving +20% Damage to Shield Breaker. This is beneficial in the earlier parts of the game where players are still trying to figure out their playing style or haven’t yet been able to get some higher skill perks and need a way around the enemies’ shields. From crushing skulls with the sheer force of this hammer to  using your Shield Breaker ability to bash someone in the face, this weapon is a must for those who prefer combat over stealth.

How to Get It: This weapon is hidden in a chest at the Mycenae Fort in Argolis. Here is a video of how to find it.

8. Herakles' Mace

Another heavy blunt weapon, Herakles’ Mace has the face of lion carved into it. Like the Hammer of Jason, this weapon packs some serious power, but it’s the engraving that comes with it that is most valuable: +40% damage with bows when above your target. For stealth players who prefer utilizing their bow from rooftops or trees, this engraving is a powerful tool. Transferring the engraving takes only a simple trip to the blacksmith, and this perk can be applied to any other weapon in your arsenal, but it will be most useful on a bow.

How to Get It: This weapon is located inside a chest at the Temple of Demeter and Kore in Arcadia. A walkthrough to the item can be found here.

7. Dagger of Kronus

The Dagger of Kronus is another weapon perfect for stealth. With an engraving of +40% damage when attacking from behind, this is the dagger you want equipped when you are trying to take down the brutes in the game with more health than the average archer or sword-bearer. Combine this dagger with a Critical Strike Assassination from your skill tree, and you may even take out Captains or Polemarches with ease.

How to Get It: This item takes work to get. You must advance the story until you find out about the cultists, then you’ll need to kill the entire “Eyes of Kosmos” line. Here is a video of to help.

6. Mallet of Everlasting Flame

The Mallet of Everlasting Flame is another heavy blunt object that packs a powerful punch. The engraving for this weapon is Fire Damage with All Attacks, meaning you’re free to bar-be-que your opponent as you’re bashing his face in.

How to Get It: You must defeat the mercenary with a name that ends in “The Smoldering.” This mercenary is a tough cookie. It may be necessary for you to level up before you come across her, or, if you’re lucky, you may be able to find a spot to snipe her from afar. Here is a video that will help.

5. Fanged Bow

If you’re looking for a way to maximize your DPS, finding weapons with buffs that add fire or poison damage is the way to go. Enter the Fanged Bow, a bow whose engraving  turns every basic arrow into a poisoned arrow. If you’ve managed to get the Dagger of Kronus, you’ll also have the armor set that increases poison damage, which makes that armor combined with this bow a match made in venomous heaven.

How to Get It: You’ll find this item inside a chest at the Cave of Mt. Zas on Naxos Island. This video will help you find it.

4. Hades' Bow 

Much like the Fanged Bow, Hades’ Bow helps you capitalize on your DPS with its engraving, with which all basic arrows become fire arrows. The damage over time combined with the Multi Shot ability can be helpful in areas like Conquest Battles that are enemy-heavy.

How to Get It: Kill the mercenary with the title “Ashen Wake” in their name. Here is a video that will help.  

3. Arachne's Stingers

Like the Mallet of Everlasting Flame with flame, the engraving for Arachne’s Stingers  turns weapon damage into poison damage. The Stingers are lightning-quick daggers that allow you to slice through your prey like a Hibachi chef. Combine the poison damage from these daggers with the fire damage from Hades’ Bow, and even the most difficult opponents will lick your boots.

How to Get It: This is a random drop from the mercenaries. The easiest way to attain this item is to get yourself a bounty and let the lambs come to you for their slaughter.

2. Gorgoneion Xiphos

The Gorgoneion Xiphos is a powerful weapon, but as with some other weapons on this list, the engraving is what makes this weapon valuable. While the engraving of Low Chance to Stun on Melee Hit may not seem a worthwhile prize, when applied to fast-moving weapons like daggers, your chance to stun your opponent increases. In cases like major boss fights, using this engraving and timing your dodges could make or break a battle.

How to Get It: Getting this weapon is no easy feat. Like the Dagger of Kronus, you must complete an entire branch of cultists, in this case, the Gods of the Aegean Sea. The Xiphos can be found on The Hydra, the sage of the branch. Here is a video of how to obtain it.

1. Pandora's Kopis

Pandora’s Kopis takes the number one spot on this list because of its unique ability. The engraving for the Kopis is +100% damage and +50% health for tamed beasts. The skill of taming beasts adds a unique factor to Assassin’s Creed gameplay, drawing somewhat on the idea behind World of Warcraft’s hunter class. Allowing your beast to “tank” while you shoot from afar is an effective way to plow through several people at once. The additional damage and health provided by the Kopis makes  it an excellent addition to your inventory.

How to Get It: You must defeat the Nemean Lion. Here is a video that will help.

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