Best Engravings In AC Odyssey [Legendary, Bow, & Combat]

In this guide, we give you a list of the Best legendary Engravings in AC Odyssey along with their effects and where you can find them.

In AC Odyssey, there are a lot of engravings ranging from Normal to Legendary with different bonuses and perks. This guide will give you our top picks for the Best Engravings in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. 

Key Takeaways
  • Engravings are very important in AC Odyssey. They can significantly boost your character’s stats and abilities, making them much more powerful.
  • A few of the best engravings include:
    • Assassin Damage
    • Critical Hit Chance
    • Critical Hit Damage
    • Elemental Damage
    • Hunter Damage
    • Melee Damage
    • Warrior Damage
  • You can engrave your weapons and armor with multiple engravings.
  • Some engravings are better suited for certain builds than others. For example, if you’re playing an assassin build, you’ll want to focus on engravings that boost assassin damage and critical hit chance.
  • You can find engravings in various places and can also purchase them from blacksmiths and merchants.

Best Legendary Engravings

By far, the best engravings in the game are the legendary ones. These are unlocked mainly by getting the specific armor or weapon with the engraving slot on them.

Here are further details of the best Engravings in AC Odyssey:

Engraving NameEngraving TypeHow To AcquireApplicationAdditional Engravings
+10% To All Adrenaline GainedLegendaryCan be acquired from the Sword
Of Demokles by defeating Deimos.
Can be applied to a Melee And A Bow Weapon.None
+30% Armor PenetrationLegendaryCan be acquired from the Atlantean Blade.Can be applied to a Melee And A Bow Weapon.- 50% Increase in Crit Damage.
- 25% Increase in Hunter Damage.
+25% Damage On Elites And BossesLegendaryCan be acquired from the Polyphemos
Cyclops Bludgeon.
Can be applied to a Melee And A Bow Weapon.- 25% Increase in Assassin Damage.
- 30% Damage Increase with heavy weapons
Breathe UnderwaterLegendaryCan be acquired from Poisedon’s Trident.Can be applied to a Melee And A Bow Weapon.None
All Arrow Pierce ShieldsBowCan be acquired as a set bonus after defeating
all the Cultists Of The Delian League and
completing the Athenian War Hero Set.

Can be applied to your legs.
None
Basic Arrows Become Fire ArrowsBowKill a particular mercenary with the suffix Of
The Ashen Wake. Hades Bow comes with this
engraving as well as +40% Fire Damage.

Can be applied to a Bow.
None
+40% Damage With Bows When Above TargetBow
Obtained by the legendary weapon known as
The Herakles Mace.

Can be applied to a Bow and Other Weapons as well.
30% Increase in adrenaline per hit.
+250% All Damage But Can Not Use AbilitiesCombat
Can be acquired after buying the Blade Of
Yuminess from the blacksmith.

Can be applied to any weapon.
None
+10% Damage Per Enemy Engaged (Up to 50%)Combat
Can be acquired by the Cursed Spear Of
Achilles.

Can be applied to A Melee and A Bow Weapon.
None
Convert Weapon Damage To Fire DamageCombat
Reach level 44 and fight a mercenary with the
suffix The Smoldering and get Mallet Of
Everlasting Flames.

Can be applied to A Melee Weapon.
- 25% Increase in Warrior Damage.
- 40% Increase in Fire Damag
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+10% To All Adrenaline Gained

In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the Adrenaline bar allows you to use your Poison/Fire weapon abilities, Spartan Kick, and Health regeneration abilities.

Therefore, this engraving is beneficial for players focusing on Adrenaline-based builds. You can get this engraving from the Sword of Damokles by defeating/persuading Deimos in the Final Episode. This engraving can be applied to a Melee and Bow weapon.

+30% Armor Penetration

We guess the stat on this engraving makes its function obvious. It gives you an additional 30% percent armor penetration. It is obtained when you receive the Atlantean Blade after you help Phidias collect clues to a series of Puzzles and travel to the Fort to complete the puzzle (ending the Journey’s End quest line).

In addition to this engraving, this weapon will also have +50% CRIT Damage and +25% Hunter Damage, which emphasizes the importance of this engraving in Hunter Builds.

+25% Damage On Elites And Bosses

Medusa Boss Fight AC Odyssey
The battle with Medusa requires High damaging weapons and Engravings.

Another self-explanatory engraving on this list is one of AC Odyssey’s best legendary engravings. As expected, this engraving helps boost your performance in boss battles. Once you get a legendary heavy weapon called Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon, this engraving is unlocked.

This weapon comes with two additional default Engravings: +25% Assassin Damage and +30% Damage with Heavy Weapons. This suggests that the engraving goes well with heavy Assassin builds against bosses or encounters where stealth is not an option. You can get the Bludgeon once you defeat Brontes to get the Piece of Eden required to open Atlantis.

A similar read: Assassins Creed Odyssey Best Build 

Breath Underwater

Underwater Exploration Using Breath Underwater Engaving.
A Shark fight during underwater exploration requires Breath Underwater.

Though this is not as practical as the other engravings on this list, it sure is a unique and impressive ability. Stealth players can often find it handy to breathe underwater. On top of that, there are many underwater locations where you can explore and find treasure.

The main reason to include this on the list is that it can be particularly useful for Assassin and Warrior Builds. This engraving is unlocked when you obtain Poseidon’s Trident, which can be found as loot from the temple of Poseidon located on an Island South of Chios. The acquired engraving can be applied to a Melee and a Bow weapon.

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Best Bow Engravings

Here is the list of all bow-based engravings you should have in the game.

All Arrows Pierce Shields

Attacking Shielded enemies with Shield Piercing Engraving AC Odyssey.
The Damage Inflicted during Conquest Battles significantly increases when all your arrows can pierce shields.

This might be the best engraving in AC Odyssey for all the Bow and Arrow weapon lovers out there. Shields can be annoying if you like taking long shots from your bow in combat. This engraving can save you from this annoyance by making all arrows pierce shields. It becomes handy while fighting shielded enemies from a distance.

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You can get this engraving as a set bonus once you defeat all cultists of the Delian League and complete the Athenian War Hero Set. This engraving can only be applied to your legs.

Basic Arrows Become Fire Arrows

Use of Fire Arrows Engraving For higher damage in AC Odyssey
The Fire Arrows engraving allows you to damage your opponents with just one arrow.

All basic arrows become fire arrows, resulting in Fire damage. This Engraving, paired with the +30% Elemental damage, can prove to be an absolute beast once you start raining fire arrows at your enemies. Apart from this, you may unlock this engraving once you kill a mercenary with the suffix “Of the Ashen Wake”.

+40% Damage With Bows When Above Target

This might not be the best engraving in AC Odyssey, but it is the most picked one for bow and arrow users. Bows are a fun weapon to play with, even more so when they give higher damage. When you engage with enemies, you would prefer to have a high-ground advantage to improve your vantage point. This engraving makes it even better by increasing the amount of damage done to your enemy if you have the higher ground.

This engraving comes from a legendary weapon called The Herakles’ Mace. It can be obtained by looting a chest in the Tomb of Demeter and Kore in Arkadia. This weapon also has +30% adrenaline per hit that can be used on other weapons if you like.

Best Combat Engravings

Here is the list of all combat-based engravings one should have to overpower the character and win fights easily.

+250% All Damage But Cannot Use Abilities

Blade Of Yumminess with the +250 Damage Engraving
Blade of Yumminess with the +250 All Damage Engraving for Pure Damage Builds.

This engraving is a must-have for players who like pure damage, and if you’re into a confrontation where you can engage multiple enemies at once, then this engraving will mow down enemies with fewer blows.

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The increased damage to your weapon greatly increases its effectiveness in combat. This is why Blade of Yumminess is one of the best engravings in AC Odyssey regarding pure damage.

On the flip side, this engraving can only be acquired by buying the Blade of Yumminess from the blacksmith. There is no other way to acquire this blade or engraving. So, it will be up to your luck if the blacksmith has that sword available for sale.

+10% Damage Per Enemy Engaged (Up To +50%)

Using Multiple Enemies Engraving During Conquest battlei
Engaging enemies Engraving provides a huge advantage in Conquest Battles.

Speaking of confrontational combat, the combat style in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey mostly involves multiple enemies in a single encounter. If you engage with five enemies at once, this engraving will give you a 50% automatic increase in the overall damage. It allows you to abandon the traditional stealth route in missions and directly engage in combat.

One downside of this engraving is that it is only available in the Torment of Hades DLC. It is acquired with the Cursed Spear of Achilles once you defeat him in the DLC. This Engraving can be applied to melee and bow weapons.

Convert Weapon Damage To Fire Damage

The Mallet of Everlasting Flames Engraving
The Engraving on the Mallet of Everlasting Flames converts Weapon Damage to Fire Damage

Like the basic arrows becoming fire arrows from the engraving I mentioned above, this engraving converts your physical damage into fire.

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It allows you to set enemies on fire and take damage for extra time. Pairing this engraving with another fire-based one can make your weapons even more effective.

You can get this engraving once you reach level 44 and fight a mercenary that goes by “The Smoldering.” Once you defeat this enemy, you can loot the Mallet of Everlasting Flames that comes with this engraving. Additionally, the engraving gives +25% Warrior Damage and +40% Fire damage. You can apply this engraving to melee weapons in AC Odyssey only.

Convert Weapon Damage To Poison Damage

Like the previous engraving on this list, this one converts all your weapon’s physical damage to poison. The concept is the same, but the elemental type differs this time. So, you can use this engraving if poison is more your style or if you create a poison-based build in the game.

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This engraving is obtained with the Arachne’s Stingers once you reach Level 46 and defeat the mercenary that goes by the suffix “The Stinger.”  This Engraving can be applied on melee weapons only in the game.

That concludes my list of the best engravings in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. If you found this guide helpful, let me know more about it in the comments below.

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