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Ranked: 10 Most Powerful Weapons In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Since all of the legendary weapons in Assassin's Creed Odyssey cap out at a similar baseline DPS, choosing which weapon to carry through the endgame can be a bit of a quandary. For the most part, everything is going to boil down to the engravings. The unique traits that these offer for each legendary weapon and the way that they complement the player's build will generally determine which they should be hunting down.

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That said, some of the legendary armaments that your misthios will stumble across over the course of their sojourn through ancient Greece are simply going to be better than others, regardless of your preference or build. Whether they achieve higher damage potential through a set of focused damage bonuses or possess a particularly stellar legendary engraving, the ten legendary weapons listed below are definitely the ten best to be found in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

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10 Poseidon's Trident

Firstly, it's a trident, and skewering your opponent on a gigantic fork is worth quite a bit in terms of style points. But the true worth of Poseidon's Trident is utilitarian in nature, although it does come loaded with a couple of engravings that will boost combat performance considerably.

The legendary engraving on Poseidon's Trident allows the wielder to breathe underwater, which is totally invaluable for the game's myriad underwater sections. The fact that this perk doesn't really provide any meaningful boost to damage or combat functionality hurts it in terms of ranking, but it's so useful that it at least secures its place as an honorable mention.

9 Mallet of Everlasting Flame

Glossing over the inherent coolness factor of swinging around a massive flaming bludgeon, which is decidedly not very typical of the Assassin's Creed style, the Mallet of Everlasting Flame is an incredibly sound choice of weaponry. The legendary engraving converts all normal attacks into flame damage, which can save you a slot on your skill bar.

It also provides a twenty percent bonus to flame damage. Stacking with the fifteen percent increase to warrior damage, you wind up with an incredibly solid damage boost that sets enemies on fire without needing to rely on popping the Flaming Attacks skill.

8 Prometheus' Sika

Prometheus' Sika is a pyromaniac's dream. Its legendary engraving might seem a little underwhelming at first, providing a fifteen percent boost to fire buildup when attempting to set your foes aflame. But combined with its other default attributes, you wind up doing a fearsome amount of damage with it.

It also carries considerable increases to both warrior and flame damage, and all those numbers add up to a massive chunk. You'll need to rely on the Flaming Attacks skill in order to reap the full suite of benefits from it, but it's more than worth the skill investment.

7 Dionysos' Tears

The Dionysos' Tears dagger is a part of the Dionysos Pack DLC, however it's also available as a piecemeal purchase from the Helix store. Whatever route you choose when it comes to acquiring it, you're going to be pleasantly surprised with the results, to say the very least.

Its regular engravings lean into the assassin play style nicely, packing in a healthy boost (up to 25%) for Assassin damage and increasing adrenaline gain from critical hits. What really stands out is the legendary engraving that has a slight chance to deal a flat 25% of your assassin damage when landing a melee strike. The only drawback is that it's a two percent chance, making it unreliable. But when it does pop, you're going to feel it.

6 Bident of the Underworld

This two-pronged spear is available as a Helix store purchase, either by itself or as a part of the Underworld Mythical Pack DLC. It's arguably one of the strongest spears in the game, providing an absurd damage boost almost unconditionally.

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After it's been topped out, this thing stacks a twenty five percent bonus to warrior damage alongside a meaty thirty percent increase to spear damage. If that wasn't enough, the legendary engraving also boosts warrior damage by twenty five percent, but with the slight catch of reducing your ranged resistance by fifteen percent.

5 Achilles' Bow

Deciding on the best bow in the game is largely going to be a subjective consideration, as it generally depends on whether or not your character is actually focused on using them. If that's the case, then Achilles' Bow is probably the weapon for you, as it's straightforwardly centered on one of the most damaging hunter abilities.

Providing a twenty percent increase to the damage dealt by the Devastating Shot ability is no joke, as it's already an extremely powerful shot. It backs this legendary engraving up with a fifteen percent increase to hunter damage in general, as well as an always welcome five percent increase to critical hit chance.

4 Harpe of Perseus

The Harpe of Perseus can be a bit of a let down for anyone focusing on the Warrior or Assassin skill trees, as any player partial to utilizing swords will often be, since its first engraving is a boost to hunter damage. Ignoring that, however, it has one of the best legendary engravings in the game attached to it.

This engraving knocks off twenty five percent of the cooldown period for all abilities, which can be absolutely crucial when spamming your most powerful or useful abilities. Even if you don't dig the rest of the weapons' charms, you can always slap that amazing engraving onto a weapon more fitting to your style of play.

3 Xiphos of Dionysos

Obtaining this legendary blade will have to wait until you're well into the game, as slaying the cultist that carries it won't be a possibility until then. However, you can rest entirely assured that this beauty is more than well worth the wait.

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The Xiphos of Dionysos is practically tailored for an assassin oriented build, coming with engravings that provide big boosts to both base assassin damage and critical hit damage. Its legendary engraving also increases the damage output of the powerful Hero Strike ability in the assassin tree, making it even more lethal than it already is.

2 Dagger of Kronus

The Dagger of Kronus might initially seem a bit odd, as its engravings seem to conflict with one another. However, when applied correctly, it's easily one of the most beastly weapons available in the game due to the sheer damage output that it's capable of.

Carrying a twenty five percent increase to warrior damage as well as thirty percent increase to damage done with daggers, it definitely starts out strong. The legendary engraving might seem more geared towards assassins, with its terrifying forty percent increase to damage done when oriented behind the foe, but it's just a matter of positioning yourself correctly during a fight and taking advantage of the opportunity every time it presents itself.

1 Falx of Olympos

The Falx of Olympos is both the most unique and powerful weapon in the spear category, if not the entirety of the game, thanks to its legendary engraving. However, its great power comes at an incredibly heavy price, so one must be remarkably careful in its application.

The Falx starts out with a twenty five percent increase to assassin damage in addition to boosting your adrenaline gain on critical hits by forty percent. Its legendary engraving increases your damage by a ludicrous one hundred percent, basically doubling it. However, it also caps your health at twenty five percent of maximum. It effectively turns you into a glass cannon, but good luck finding an enemy that can withstand a Hero Strike while wielding it.

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