What makes Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey such an addicting experience is the sense of player agency. There are quite a few ways to build your character, with tons of gear to back it up. You can be a tanky, ultra-strong Spartan warrior, or you can just be quick and agile. You can even stay true to the assassin roots and hide in the shadows. Every type of playstyle can work for your benefit.
Then there are the items that just makes some of the best builds even more overpowered. These weapons and gear can essentially turn on easy mode, even if you’re playing Nightmare difficulty. Whether you’re an unseen assassin who never gets caught, or you’re a fierce warrior who never gets a scratch on them, these items are what helped you achieve that one way or another. Here are the ten weapons and add-ons that make Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey much easier.
10 Poseidon’s Trident
Compared to the other items on this list, this weapon doesn’t seem that crazy. However, doing all of those underwater locations can become quite a chore. Not only can the treasure be tough to find in underwater wreckage, but you constantly need to worry about running out of breath. Poseidon’s Trident is the best solution to this problem.
As a trident, it can do a decent amount of damage, but the real bonus is allowing you to breathe underwater. No longer do you need to keep a sharp eye on that breath matter. Just enjoy a nice swim underwater looking for buried treasure. Just keep an eye out for sharks.
9 Legendary Pride Of The Lion
Rush Assassination is a favorite ability among stealth players in Odyssey. After all, it allows you to literally teleport and assassinate up to four enemies within a few seconds. On its own, it’s already a powerful skill. Yet with the Pride Of The Lion sword, there is an engraving that allows you to chain Rush Assassination one more time, potentially letting you take out five enemies at once.
The only downside of this weapon is that it can only be obtained in the Legacy Of The First Blade DLC. Still, it will make stealthy situations that much faster.
8 Legendary Minotaur’s Labrys
Overpowered abilities are a powerful but costly attack. When you first unlock this skill, it will cost three Adrenaline Bars once it’s activated. With only eight Adrenaline Bars by the end of the game, this means you can only activate the Overpowered ability two times with one full bar.
However, once you defeat the Minotaur mythical boss fight, you’ll obtain the Minotaur’s Labrys Axe. This ax’s engraving brings down the cost of Adrenaline by one bar when using Overpowered abilities. This means you can now activate four times in one bar, letting you do an insane amount of damage within a short time span.
7 Legendary Pirate Armor Set
For players who want to stay in the shadows and pick off every enemy silently, the Legendary Pirate Armor Set is the best one to wear. Each of the armor pieces generally increases the following stats: Crit Chance, Critical Hit Damage, and Assassin Damage.
The bonus is that wearing the entire set gives you a 50% damage increase on all of your Assassin Abilities. Combining that with the stat boosts, you can easily take out most enemies with assassinations, as well as taking out most (if not all) of a mercenary’s health when using Critical Assassination.
6 Legendary Dagger Of Kronus
The Legendary Dagger Of Kronus can actually take a long time to get depending on your choices in the “Ashes to Ashes” main quest. Killing the Cultist, Chrysis grants you the Dagger Of Kronus. This is a very useful dagger that can be utilized for both stealth and combat players. The main perk this weapon grants you is that it gives a 40% damage increase when attacking from behind.
This is especially useful for stealth since you’ll almost always be sneaking up behind enemies, but it’s also great for combat if you’re quick enough to dodge. Pairing this with the Slow Time ability makes it especially deadly.
5 Legendary Immortal Armor Set
Second chances are always nice, which is what the Legendary Immortal Armor Set does. Appropriately named, this set can make you immortal depending on how well you pace yourself in combat. After it was buffed, the full armor set perk it grants is basically a full revive after you die, with the catch being that it has a one-minute cooldown.
Most fights typically don’t last longer than a minute, unless it's a boss fight. The nice thing is that you can essentially get two chances against a boss fight every time you restart it.
4 Legendary Demigod Armor Set
For players wanting to have a “jack of all trades” build, then wearing the Demigod Armor Set is the best option. While each armor piece’s stat generally favors Warrior damage, the full set perk gives you a 30% damage boost for all abilities, which includes Assassin and Hunter.
While you could definitely get better results if you specialized, this set makes it much more convenient to be well-off in any situation. You won’t need to constantly change your loadout and respec, which can always be tedious.
3 Legendary Harpe of Perseus
Abilities are absolutely crucial for all playstyles. Most of the game’s best abilities will end up having a cooldown, however. As such, you’ll want to defeat Medusa and obtain the Legendary Harpe of Perseus. Having this weapon equipped gives 25% less cooldown time for your abilities.
Now 25% may not sound like a whole lot, but it is noticeable when you’re using powerful abilities like Slow Time and Second Wind that have much longer cooldowns. Even better, the ones with less cooldown time come by even faster, letting you spam them like crazy.
2 Legendary Master Artemis Armor Set
The Legendary Master Artemis armor set is definitely the best set for Hunter players. Every piece grants the player Hunter damage, with others giving extra buffs like Headshot Damage and Bow Charging Speed. The added bonus is that if you have the full set equipped, you get an extra 50% damage boost on all your Hunter abilities.
Certain abilities like Devastating Shot and Predator Shot already can do massive amounts of damage. An automatic 50% damage increase just becomes overkill. If you prefer to just pick off enemies easily without getting too close, then this is the set for you.
1 Legendary Falx Of Olympos Spear
Depending on what playstyle you choose, the Falx Of Olympos spear can make the game a cakewalk or a more challenging experience. This spear has a very unique engraving that grants the player a 100% damage increase, but with their health capped at only 25%, essentially turning you into a glass cannon. For stealth and ranged players, this is a must-have.
When playing in stealth or ranged, you typically try to avoid close combat altogether, meaning that you’re not likely to get hit. Due to this, this spear’s engraving can make later, more difficult playthroughs pretty easy.