Six Best Abilities in Assassin's Creed Odyssey


Six Best Abilities in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Matthew Owen Dec 15, 2018

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a huge game with tons of quests and locations, and how you choose to play that contentis up to you. Unlike other Assassin's Creed titles, Odyssey lets players hone their play-style by selecting differentabilities when they level up. Every time you earn enough experience to level up, you're granted an ability to pointto spend in the game's expansive skill tree. The skill tree is split into three different categories; Hunter,Warrior, and Assassin. Depending on how you like to play the game, you might find some skills more useful thanothers. Those who favor the bow and arrow will want to spend more on the Hunter tree, melee attackers should focus onthe Warrior tree, and stealth players will want to invest in the Assassin tree. However, all three trees haveexcellent abilities that you should unlock, regardless of how you plan on playing the game. If you find yourselfstruggling in combat, unable to traverse the environment, or not having enough health to survive, then make sure youhave unlocked these skills. Whether you're just starting out or you've been playing for dozens of hours, these aresix skills that you should unlock in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.

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Second Wind

This skill can be found in the Warrior tree on the second row. It's arguably the most important skill in the game.As long as you have a bar of special meter, you can activate Second Wind, which replenishes a good portion of yourhealth. Without any sort of healing, you'll find it hard to stay alive during long battles. If you plan on huntingdown any of the mystical beasts, or fancy yourself as an unstoppable killing force, you'll need Second Wind. As youupgrade this ability, it eventually removes poison and fire effects as well. As both a healing ability and adefensive buff, Second Wind is a must-have.

Six Best Abilities in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

You’ll need the ability to heal yourself if you’re going to have any chance.

Rush Assassination

This skill can be found in the Assassin tree on the second row. If used properly, this is one of the most deadlyabilities that you can possess. Rush Assassination allows you to throw your Spear of Leonidas, usually killing yourenemy on impact. You can also chain this attack, throwing your spear to another enemy. As you upgrade the ability,you can chain the attack more and more, which makes clearing out bases of enemies much easier. Furthermore, RushAssassination is great for taking out elite targets or enemies with large health pools. Simply use Rush Assassinationon them, chain it to a nearby enemy, and then chain it back to the original enemy. Two strikes with RushAssassination are guaranteed to leave your foe bleeding and on their death bed.

Six Best Abilities in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Throw your Spear of Leonidas and kill on impact.

Predator Shot

If you played Assassin's Creed: Origins, this skill will be very familiar. Found in the Hunter tree on the firstrow, Predator Shot gives you unparalleled control over your arrows. By holding the “shoot” button down, youimmediately gain full control of the arrow, bending and guiding it to the enemy you choose. Predator Shot also does aridiculous amount of damage (upwards of 400% of your Warrior damage), and arrows tend to fly farther. This is a greatability to use from afar, sniping off high value targets without causing too much commotion.

Six Best Abilities in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Snipe off your enemies with stealth.

Venomous Attacks and Poison Mastery

These two abilities can be found in the Assassin Tree, on the first and second rows respectively. Venomous Attacksallows you to coat your weapon in poison, infecting nearby enemies. Once infected with poison, the enemies will takedamage over time, allowing you to retreat and heal up. Poison Mastery is a passive ability that boosts up the damageand effectiveness of your Venomous Attacks, so you'll want to pick that up as well. Even if you're a fully fledgedWarrior build, you'll want to grab some poisons for your blades.

Six Best Abilities in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Use poisons to attack, retreat, and heal.

Shield Breaker

Most enemies in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey are manageable, but unless you have this ability, enemies with shieldswill prove to be a pain. If an enemy has a shield, you usually have to parry their attacks or dodge behind thembefore landing any hits. Shield Breaker is found in the Warrior tree on the second row, and it lets you rip awayshields and leave enemies defenseless. As you upgrade the ability, you'll eventually be able to rip away shields ofany size, while also inflicting damage. This is especially good for melee attackers and those who like to stay in theheat of battle. By removing shields from the equation, you won't have to worry about your attacks bouncing off andleaving your vulnerable.

Six Best Abilities in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Break enemy shields so you’re always on attack.

Overpower Attacks

Overpower Attacks can be found in the Warrior tree, all the way in the fourth row. This is a skill that you won'tbe able to purchase until you've put some time into the game, but once it's available, you should pick it up.Overpower Attacks allow you to execute crushingly powerful flurries, usually killing an enemy in one swoop. No matterwhat weapon you use, as long as you have three bars of special meter, you can execute an Overpower Attack. The attackdepends on the weapon you're wielding, and can often get you out of a tight situation. For example, Overpower Attackswith a spear are great for clearing out large groups of enemies and giving yourself some room. Overpower Attacks withdaggers and swords provide an insane amount of damage on a singular target. More importantly though, you can executean Overpower Attack with your bow, which creates an explosion and harms enemies in an area.

Six Best Abilities in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Inflict massive damage using a range of weapons with Overpower Attack.

Regardless of how you plan on playing Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, you should definitely consider getting some ofthese skills. Some will be more effective than others, and that ultimately depends on how you build out yourcharacter. Luckily, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey lets players choose their play-style, and never punishes you for beingovertly loud or exceptionally sneaky. You can accomplish your objectives using a wide variety of approaches, so itpays to purchase skills that aid that approach. After spending some time in the game, you'll most likely gravitatetowards a few skills and weapons. However, I urge you to experiment with different abilities and blades, as you'lloften find that the most powerful weapons are usually unassuming. If there's one skill you choose from this list, itshould be Second Wind. However, every other skill is highly recommended and will surely make your trek throughancient Greece a bit easier.

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