This Assassin’s Creed Odyssey best abilities list examines some of the most valuable powers and skills found within the game. Most of these are not available until well into the game, so players may have to max level up significantly before getting their hands on them. So with this guide, we’ll highlight what we think are the best abilities in the game.
- Author’s Note: You can trust and rely on my expertise since I’ve gone through AC Odyssey for well over 95 hours.
Best Abilities In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
|Rush Assassination||Assassin||To deal 100% up closed Assassin's damage, you have to Launch the Leonidas Spear from a distance|
|Death Veil||Assassin||The Enemies eliminated by the Assassin's aren't able to get detected, all you need is a Shadow Assassin|
|Critical Assassination||Assassin||To deal 200% Assassin damage, you need to launch a deadly precision attack|
|Devastating Shot||Hunter||The blood thirsty arrow can unleash 290% hunter's damage, as well as increase elemental buildup by 150%|
|Predator Shot||Hunter||You need to zoom and shoot an arrow that travels 25% distance and 430% Hunter damage|
|Might Of Artemis||Hunter||Attack the enemies with an arrow within the radius of 3 meter, and also deals 450% damage|
|Spartan Kick||Warrior||It can deal warrior damage and can eaily knock enemies out with their attacks|
|Weapons Master||Warrior||Boosts Warrior Damage, enhancing all Warrior abilities without using a skill slot|
|Fury Of The Bloodline||Warrior||Attack a single enemy with a bunch of 5 attacks, which can deal 120% warrior damage and can easily generate 3 adrenaline segments|
|Ared Madness||Warrior||Easily allow you to have a hold on Leonidas Spear for 18 seconds|
|Shield Breaker||Warrior||Quickly breaks through enemy shields, dealing substantial damage. Upgraded version causes shields to explode, potentially harming nearby enemies|
|Venomous Attacks||Assassin||Inflicts Poison Damage, weakening enemies' damage and armor over time. Can also poison enemies with melee weapons and arrows|
Depending on their playstyle, players can choose to invest in three different classes of abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
You are never forced into one path, since the game is extremely generous with ability points.
- Assassin: Stealth skills for hidden takedowns, poison, and crew support using Spear of Leonidas.
- Hunter: Ranged skills for long-distance attacks with bows, tame animals, and special arrows.
- Warrior: Melee combat skills for fast, powerful attacks, staggering, and disarming foes.
Rush Assassination – Assassin
This ability allows you to throw the Spear of Leonidas at an enemy, and instantly jump to their location. What follows next is a powerful assassination attack that not only deals a lot of damage but can also be chained to another enemy in range. Upgrading this ability to level 3 allows you to deal even more damage, and chain the attack to three other enemies in a row.
Death Veil – Assassin
Death Veil.When you kill enemies during stealth, their bodies don’t magically disappear. They stay exactly where you left them, waiting for any incoming patrols to spot them. So in order to clean up after themselves, players have to constantly pick up corpses and stash them away from any prying eyes.
Death Veil is invaluable for Assassin builds, but it is unfortunately acquired through the first episode of the Legacy of the First Blade expansion. If you don’t have it purchased, the ability won’t even show up in the abilities tab.
Critical Assassination – Assassin
Critical Assassination: For tougher foes who survive regular assassinations, use this skill. Hold the assassinate button to charge up a powerful attack that, at level 3, deals 300% more damage. Essential for eliminating stronger enemies and elite units. Combine with Assassin damage-boosting gear for maximum effectiveness.
Hero Strike – Assassin
Hero Strike is a skill that deals 60%, 80%, and 100% damage at each respective level. This might not seem like a lot at first glance, but it’s worth keeping in mind that this is Assassin damage we’re talking about. The values for this stat are always much higher than either Warrior or Hunter damage. So even at the lowest level, we’re talking about a lot of power.
One of the best things about this skill is that it fits in beautifully in a Warrior build as well since it is unblockable by most humanoid enemies.
Devastating Shot – Hunter
Devastating Shot allows you to take down tough elite enemies, charging up a glowing arrow attack that deals up to 400% Hunter damage at level 3. It can handle even the most formidable foes that regular arrows can’t touch.
Predator Shot – Hunter
Predator Shot is a must-have for stealth archer builds. This versatile Hunter skill lets you guide your arrow’s path after launch, akin to a heat-seeking missile under your control. You can use it to reach otherwise hidden or distant areas, all while dealing damage that can scale up to 600% at level 3. The arrow’s travel distance is also enhanced, extending up to 150% at max level, ensuring you can keep your distance from the target.
Might Of Artemis – Hunter
Might of Artemis is not a basic ability; it replaces Rain of Destruction in the Hunter tree and can be obtained by playing through episode 1 of the Fate of Atlantis expansion.
This skill isn’t meant for long-range attacks. It’s an area-of-effect ability that unleashes a burst of golden arrows in a small radius around you, making it perfect for close combat.
When you find yourself surrounded by foes, activate Might of Artemis to inflict 450% Hunter damage. It also stuns enemies within range for 5 seconds and increases the damage they take from melee attacks and abilities.
Spartan Kick – Warrior
The Sparta Kick in the Warrior tree is both iconic and highly valuable. Its versatility makes it a must-have ability.
When used on a low-health enemy, it knocks them out for recruitment. From a high ledge, it’s lethal, capable of taking down full-health elite foes. In crowded brawls, it can knock back one enemy and stagger the rest with a shockwave.
This skill is not only adaptable but also one of the first skills you can acquire in the game.
Weapons Master – Warrior
In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the Weapons Master ability is a low-key yet crucial passive skill that greatly influences character development. This skill bestows a 20% boost to your character’s Warrior Damage, especially valuable during the early game when your character is relatively weaker.
In summary, Weapons Master is a fundamental skill that significantly empowers your character’s combat capabilities, making it a must-have for players favoring a warrior-style approach.
Fury Of The Bloodline – Warrior
Fury of The Bloodline is a visually stunning move that stabs a single enemy six times with the Spear of Leonidas. It generates four adrenaline segments, which are crucial for executing abilities. This skill offers a brief invulnerability period, making it a valuable lifesaver in tight spots. Unlocked during the Legacy of the First Blade expansion.
Ares Madness – Warrior
Ares Madness is the ultimate Warrior skill, enhancing Battlecry of Ares. It briefly restores the Spear of Leonidas for 18 seconds, enabling a unique moveset dealing 35% Assassin damage. During this time, you’re immune to enemy attacks and cannot be staggered, but you can’t use other abilities. A game-changer in open combat.
Shield Breaker – Warrior
Shield Breaker is a valuable Assassin skill for tackling shielded enemies in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It swiftly breaks through shield defenses and, when fully upgraded, deals 250% damage to the enemy’s shield, causing it to explode and potentially harm nearby foes. A strategic and efficient solution for shielded adversaries.
Venomous Attacks – Assassin
Venomous Attacks is a standout choice in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. This skill inflicts Poison Damage on enemies, weakening their damage and armor progressively. With the enhanced DLC version, Blessing of Kronos, you also gain a significant 50% increase in adrenaline generation while dealing damage. This skill adds Poison damage to melee weapons and standard arrows, causing intoxication in enemies, further compromising their combat abilities.
This has been eXputer’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Best Abilities Guide. If you’re interested in more articles about this series, why not check out our review of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
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