Best Weapons In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey [Expert’s Take]

This guide will tell you about the best weapons available in Assassin's Creed Odyssey along with their features and stats.

There are multiple categories of weapons with plenty of variations in each section. It often gets confused about which weapon to select in this wide range. Hence, get ready to take notes as I offer you a complete guide on the best weapons in each category of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. 

Key Takeaways
  • While playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it is important to get your hands on some of the Best Weapons in the game early on.
  • AC Odyssey features 7 types of weapons: swords, daggers, bows, heavy blunt, heavy blade, spear, and staff.
  • Considering all weapons in each category, we have listed the top 14 weapons in AC Odyssey based on their damage and ease of use.

Comparison Between Best AC Odyssey Weapons

WeaponTypeDamageOther Engravings
Sword of Damokles
Sword- 15%+ Warrior Damage
- 15%+ Sword Damage
- 20%+ Adrenaline per crit
- 10%+ for all Adrenaline acquired
Xiphos of PeleusSword- 25%+ Assassin Damage
- 20%+ Damage for Rush Assassinate
40%+ Adrenaline per crit
Dagger of KronusDagger- 25%+ Warrior Damage
- 30%+ Damage for Daggers
- 40%+ Damage for back attacks
Arachne’s StingerDagger- 15%+ Assassin Damage
- 20%+ Poison Damage
Weapon damage transforms into Poison Damage
Fanged Bow Bow- 25%+ Assassin Damage
- 40%+ Poison Damage
Normal Arrows turn into Poison Arrows
Hades' Bow Bow- 25%+ Warrior Damage
- 40%+ Fire Damage
Normal Arrows turn into Fire Arrows
Mallet of Everlasting Flame Heavy Blunt- 25%+ Warrior Damage
- 40%+ Fire Damage
Weapon damage becomes Fire Damage
Hammer of JasonHeavy Blunt- 25%+ Warrior Damage
- 30%+ Heavy Blunt Weapon Damage
- 20%+ Damage for Shield Break
Minotaur’s labrysHeavy Blade- 25%+ Warrior Damage
- 50%+ Crit Damage
-1 Adrenaline Cost for OP abilities
Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon Heavy Blade- 25%+ Assassin Damage
- 30%+ Damage for Heavy Bladed Weapons
- 25%+ Damage against Bosses & Elites
Black ThornSpear- 25%+ Warrior Damage
- 50%+ Crit Damage
20%+ Crit chance with Charged Heavy attack
Poseidon’s TridentSpear- 25%+ Warrior Damage
- 50%+ Crit Damage
Breathe underwater
Olympian TorchStaff- 25%+ Warrior Damage
- 40%+ Fire Damage
50%+ Elemental Buildup with warrior abilities
Rod of AsklepiosStaff- 25%+ Assassin Damage - 30%+ Adrenaline per hit
- Transform crit chance to damage

Best Swords

Swords are close-range weapons that deal considerable damage. This versatile weapon has decent swing speeds to deal significant damage to enemies.

Here are some of the best types in the swords category:

Sword of Damokles

The Sword of Damokles is one of the best weapons in AC Odyssey. This sword has the highest weapon stats in the game. This weapon is suitable for fighting multiple enemies when you need to unleash unique combos and quick attacks. While equipping the Sword of Damokles weapon, you get an additional perk of an extra boost of Adrenaline, which assists you in your special attacks and moves.

Best weapons in Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Stats and Features of Sword of Damokles

Xiphos of Peleus

If you want to kill cultists and captains without being noticed by the guards or keepers, then Xiphos of Peleus is the perfect weapon for you. However, you need to put in some effort to find this weapon by heading over to Kos, where you will find the Artemisia Fort. Inside the fort, you will find a legendary chest that holds this weapon. The damage increase of Xiphos of Peleus weapon is fantastic, coupled with the ability Rush Assassinate.

This weapon comes with a DPS of 2599 with a +15 percent boost in assassin’s damage and +20 percent adrenaline per CRIT.

Best Daggers

Daggers are short-range weapons with a fast speed used for quick and sudden attacks in one-on-one battles with your enemies. With a fast swing speed and lightweight, daggers deal severe damage to the opponent in a single hit.

The mentionable daggers in-game are listed below. 

Dagger of Kronus 

Taking down a fort full of enemies with the least amount of trouble is not difficult with Dagger of Kronus. Its stats show 40 percent damage from behind and a 15 percent bonus for dagger and warrior damage, making it an ideal weapon for a stealthy player. Equip Dagger of Kronus to make one-on-one battles and taking down forts a bit more exciting. To get this dagger, you need to complete the story mode progression and the mission Ashes to Ashes.

Dagger of Kronus
Stats and Features of Dagger of Kronus

Arachne’s Stinger 

Arachne’s Stinger is also a top-notch firearm. You can find this weapon by finding and battling the high-ranking mercenary “The Weaver.” The battle will be intense, but the aftermath is worth it as you get access to a weapon that turns your weapon damage to poison. While equipping Arachne’s Stinger, it will not be required to gain skill points for acquiring the evil attack’s ability to debuff your enemies with deadly combos.

Best Bows

Bows are mid to long-ranged weapons that can damage opponents from a distance. The weapon uses arrows as ammunition to hit off its enemies, so it is advisable to have plenty of them while equipping a bow.

Some mentionable bows in the game are.

Fanged bow 

The Fanged Bow is a top-tier weapon that releases poisoned arrows. It makes a perfect combination with poison-based armors such as the Snake Set.

With its impressive stats, this legendary bow has a lot to offer and is easy to find. The multifaceted bow is handy for military camps, conquest battles, and skirmishes at forts, among other things. You get the full benefit of this firearm, as it can become poisonous, too.

The unique abilities and the multi-shot skill of the Fanged bow make it an ultimate attacking firearm. It can be found in the Mt Zas Cave on Axos Island, tucked inside a legendary chest.

Best weapons in Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Stats and Features of Fanged Bow

Hades Bow 

Hades Bow is a legendary weapon with the unique ability to turn regular arrows into fire arrows. It’s a mighty bow to have one, but it is hard to get. It involves some RNG, so you will have to work on increasing your bounty level until “of the Ashen Wake” mercenary appears.

You will have to kill them, and only then can you loot their remains to find this weapon. Hades bow doesn’t have poisonous engraving like a fanged bow; instead, it has fire, which helps light up oil jugs and your enemies, making it a perfect weapon for ranged attacks.

Best Heavy Blunts

Heavy Blunts are destructive weapons of the game that deal enormous damage in close-ranged combats. This weapon type comes in the heavy weapons category and requires both hands to equip it. 

Some of the best ones are:

Mallet of Everlasting Flame 

Mallet of Everlasting Flame is considered one of the best weapons in-game under the heavy blunt category. This is a high-level weapon recommended for those who like to kill their enemies with fire; this is an excellent choice as it turns weapon damage to fire damage, and coupling it with Hades bow makes it outclass to take down your enemies.

Mallet of Everlasting Flame
Stats and Features of Mallet of Everlasting Flame

Hammer of Jason

Offering 20 percent more damage with a shield and an unbelievably large size makes Hammer of Jason fun to wield and carry around with you in the game. It works well with the shield and adds to it with a 20 percent damage boost.

To get Hammer of Jason, you will have to reach the building in Korinthia in Mycenae Fort, where it can be found hidden in a legendary chest. This weapon also has a DPS of 2599.

Best Heavy Blades

Heavy Bladed weapons are also kind of melee weapons that are stronger and deal more damage with a little bit more range. 

Some mentionable blades in the game are.

Minotaur’s Labrys

The minotaur’s labrys packs a proper punch for someone who intends to use heavy weapons in Assasin’s Creed Odyssey. This weapon is handy for hot combats, especially in Conquest Battles and sustained fights. The crit damage offered by Minotaur’s Labrys is at 20 percent, along with the reduction in adrenaline cost for overpowered attacks. 

Best weapons in Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Stats and Features of Minotaur’s Labrys

Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon 

Again, you must go through many quests to gain Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon, including traveling to far-off places. To achieve this weapon, you need to go to Kythera Island, which is the far end of the map, and then comes the mission “God Among Men.” Completion of these two tasks leads you to the next one. 

This weapon holds a lot of damage boost. The stats increase assassination damage by 15 percent and boost your damage on bosses and elite enemies by 25 percent.

Best Spears

The Spear is a high-damage weapon that destroys any target coming within its range. 

Some of the Best Spears in AC Odyssey are listed below.

Black Thorn

The Black Thorn is also a destructive spear with sharp barbs surrounding its spear tip. The weapon has a vicious look with significant damage. This weapon boasts the CRIT chance and increases the attacking power significantly to encounter opponents and deadly enemies. Black Thorn legendary Spear can be purchased from the Helix Store for 250 Helix credits.

Black Thorn
Stats and Features of Black Thorn

Poseidon’s Trident

Poseidon’s Trident is a deadly spear with unique abilities, and wielding this weapon will grant you the perk of breathing underwater. This ability of the Spear makes it a perfect gun for underground fights. You can use Poseidon’s Trident in regular combats too. You can loot this weapon hidden inside a chest on the Island of Triton.

Best Staffs

Staffs are long-range weapons that can be used to encounter enemies from a distance. They come in the light weapons category and are easy to wield.

The best Staff in the AC Odyssey are:

Olympian Torch

The Olympian Torch is a flagship-level staff that boosts your Elemental Buildup significantly while you are using Warrior Abilities. Sculpted with portraits of Olympians, the wand’s head is made of gold that gives a shining glow in the sunlight and burns away all those that come in its way.

Best weapons in Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Stats and Features of Olympian Torch

Rod of Asklepios

This legendary staff has a unique ability to turn the CRIT Chances into Damage. It can be paired with an armor set to make a perfect set that boosts your CRIT Chance. Other than that, Rod of Asklepios provides a boost to Assassin Damage with additional Adrenaline gain on each hit. You can get this Staff by defeating and looting the Cultist “Lokaste the Seer” in the Petrified Islands.

That is pretty much everything you need about the best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey from each category. Which has been your favorite weapon so far in the game? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.   

What I Think Is The Best Weapon

After going through the entirety of the game, including the two DLCs, the Sword of Damokles is definitely a popular choice. Still, I personally loved using the Dagger of Kronus and the Black Thorn Spear. The former has that excellent damage boost from attacking behind enemies, which is more helpful than you think with the secret bosses and mercenaries, especially if you can constantly activate perfect dodge to get behind them.

Lastly, the Black Thorn Spear is also my favorite, primarily because of its total 50% Crit chance increase when you combine the trait of using it with Charged Heavy attacks, allowing you to shred the HP of the target with ease.

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