Tutorial in Assassin's Creed Valhalla will explain a lot of basic gameplay mechanics for the game.


Main Gameplay

Movement and Camera

The world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a harsh, hostile, but beautiful place worth exploring.

Use ps-key-7-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to both walk or run. To significantly boost running speed, press ps-key-8-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to sprint.

Use ps-key-9-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to move the camera around the character.



You can easily pass over obstacles and climb almost anything in the world. To do so, press or hold space and run in the desired direction - Eivor will climb or jump automatically.

Using space during climbing will increases your climbing speed.

While near an edge or hanging, use C to drop. Be careful - falling from a great height can lead to health loss or even death.


Health Regeneration

Eating wild berries, mushrooms and food from pots you can find around the world regenerates your health.

When fully healed, the food you collect will be stored as rations  health-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide and can be used at a later time.

Press H to heal yourself with rations if at least one is available. Don't forget to replenish your rations while exploring the world, as one day, they may save your life in the most intense fights. 

You can upgrade your ration pouch to carry more healing rations.



Using the cloak reduces the enemy's detection range. This can be especially helpful in distrust zones, where it  is very important to attract as little attention as possible to avoid unwanted encounters.

To put your cloak, hold B or select symbol-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide on the G Quick Actions Wheel. You can remove your cloak anytime by holding B.


Raven's-Eye View

Using the Raven provides a wider view of your surrounding environment. Press V to switch to Raven's-Eye View.

While controlling the Raven, you can see major points of interest, including wealth, mysteries and quests. It is also allows you to spot enemies and locate your objectives more precisely. 

You cna place a custom marker by pressing.


Odin's Sight

Odin's Sight highlights nearby enemies, quests objectives, mysteries, and wealth opportunities. It will help you to better evaluate areas, avoid unwanted encounters and find valuable items in the approachable range.

Hold to V to activate Odin's Sight.


Horse Riding

Riding a horse-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide horse is one of the best ways to roam around the world faster.

To call your horse, hold horse-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide or select horse-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide on the ps-key-3-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide Quick Actions Wheel.

Use ps-key-11-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to mount your horse and ps-key-7-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to move, Pressing ps-key-8-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide allows you to gallop faster.

You can dismount anytime by holding B or jumping off in the current direction with B and then A.



While swimming, press C to dive underwater.

When you are underwater, hold C to swim down and Space to swim up. Press shift to lunge.

Swimming underwater consumes air. Running out of it will cause gradual health loss, so don't forget to pay attention to current air status and return to the surface if necessary.

Air regenerate automatically over time once you reach the surface.


Stealth Gameplay


When using B to crouch, you are much more difficult to see. Crouching will hide you in low blushes, high grass, and fields. This is a perfect way to stay undetected, plan your next steps, and catch enemies by surprise.


Enemy Stress

Enemies become stressed after witnessing dangerous events nearby and will remain more alert for a long period of time. To stay in such situations, you need to be more careful than usual.



Enemies who spot you may approach and investigate suspicious area. Once you are identified, they will attack. You can avoid detection by using your cloak, walking alongside a group of local monks, bribing local drunks, sitting with the locals or using nearby stalls.

When you get detected by an enemy, time will slow down to give you a brief window to react. Fight or flee - it is entirely up to you.


Combat Gameplay

 Flight Basics


When engaged in close combat, press RB to perform light attack and RT for a heavy attack.

Light attacks are fast and deal moderate damage. Heavy attacks are slower but deal more damage and can break the defense of your opponnet.

Well-timed dodges allow you to avoid damage and reposition yourself during a fight. Quickly press X to dodge or hold X to roll.



Dodging or blocking enemy attacks with your shield and performing unsuccessful heavy, special, and light attacks consumes stamina. 

When at low stamina, you won't be able to perform dodge or protect yourself with shield, so all incoming hits you missed will inflict damage to your health. 

Stamina regenerates automatically over time, but successful light attacks replenish it faster. Using Abilities regenerates all your stamina.


Hunter's Aim

Bow allows you to attack your enemies from a distance and strike them with more precision. 

To shoot with your bow, aim with LT and fire RT. There are several types of bows, each with different functions and specialties.

The damage you do with a bow depends on where you aim and how long you pull. Try aiming for an enemy's head to deal more damage and stun them even more.

When you run out of arrows, you must find them in the world, craft them with materials, or buy them. Upgrading your quiver will improve the number of arrows you can carry.


 Advanced Fighting

For better focus during a fight, target an opponent and press image_2020-10-31_145732  to lock your vision on them. You can change your target by pushing image_2020-10-31_145920 left or right. 

Press LB at the right moment to parry an incoming attack, and in turn create an opening to counter-attack. As an additional way to defend yourself, hold LB to block an opponnent's attacks with your shield.

Pay attention to enemies when they're glowing with a special red effect and a rune. This means they're preparing an attack that can't be parried. Such attacks can only be dodged.


Weak Points

Shooting an enemy's glowing-orange weak point to instantly remove one of their defense slots. Shooting such a points will also stun the enemy, giving you an advantage in an intense fight.

The less defense your enemies have, the more damage you can inflict to their health with attacks.


Dual Wielding

You can assign any type of melee weapon both to your main and secondary hand in the Inventory menu. Use LB to perfom an attack with your secondary weapon.

Wielding two weapons allows you to perform special attacks by holding LB and depletes stamina. The attack style will vary according to what you choose, so try different combinations.

Shields equipped in your main hand will be used as the main source of damage and your fighting style, so you won't be able to use them for defense.



You need a full adrenaline token at launch an Ability. You can build up adrenaline by landing hits, successfully dodging, parrying enemy attacks, and performing kills.


Using Abilities

Gain the upper hand by using Abilities during fights. 

Abilities are powerful fighting moves that can be used during battles at the cost of adrenaline. Some of them focus on melee, while others provide ranged opportunities to fight your enemies.

Hold RT to prepare Melee Abilities or LT to ready Ranged Abilities and initiate the desired one by using the appropriate control.


Difficulty Indicator

You will find a difficulty indicator on each enemy you encounter. This base on the difference between your Power and the enemy's.

Knowing how tough your enemies are will allow you to better evaluate your chances to win the fight.

There are 4 types of difficulty indicators you can find: weak-enemy-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide Weak Enemy, challenging-fight-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide Challenging Enemy, overwhelming-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide Overwhelming and fair-fight-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide fair fight.

If you're having a hard time with a challenge, try to come back later once you have improved Power or changed your equipment and Skill Tree builds,


Longship and Crew

Sailing a longship is a good way to explore the world.

Hold ps-key-3-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide and select longship-icon-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to call your longship to a nearby river. Use ps-key-4-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to navigate while controlling the longship. Open the sail ps-key-5-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide  to travel faster.

When encountering hostile ships or sailing near military or bandit locations close to the river, your longship will serve as an excellent combat unit.

Use LT to aim and RT to fire with your bow, Your crew will also provide supporting fire in the designated direction. Hold LB to protect yourself with shield and avoid incoming damage.



 Raiding is a perfect opportunity to get endless wealth and bring new glorious victories to Eivor's story.

You can start a raid with your crew in raid-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide locations, such as monasteries or attack small camps that are settled on the coastline. Hold ps-key-3-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide and select raid-2-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to start raiding the location.

 During the raid, you and your crew will be involved in a bloody battle, but don't forget that your main goal is to not only defeat all the enemies, but also to find raid-3-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide wealth chests containing supplies-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide supplies and raw-materials-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide raw materials available in this area. If you're having a hard time finding such areas, use ps-key-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide Odin's Sight to highlight them..



Harbors harbors-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide allow you to dock or call your longship and crew. You may also fast travel between them while in the World menu.



Power and Skill Tree

Your Power reflects your progress and is based on the number of equipped nodes in your Skill Tree. It will also increase your base stats, which in turn will improve your ability to survive in the world and be more prepared when encounter challenging enemies.

Equipping available Skill Points on nodes will not only increase your Power and your base stats, they also better define your playstyles and may unlock new capacitiess. Stat nodes improve base fighting stats, while main skills unlock new passive fighting moves.


Skill Tree Traits

There are three types of traits in the Skill Tree: wolf-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide Wolf. bear-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guideBear and raven-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guideRaven.

Blue nodes provide a bonus to all your Wolf-aligned gear, red nodes provide a bonus to all your Bear-aligned gear, and the yellow ones provide a bonus to all your Raven-aligned gear.


XP and Skill Points

While completing quests, looting rare chests, killing enemies, and accomplishing other activities will earn a certain amount of XP.

Passing XP thresholds earns Skill Points that you can invest in your Skill Tree to increase your Power and your base stats, as well as unlock new capabilities.

The Skill Tree can be intimidating at first, and you may be afraid of spending your Skill Points in the wrong way. But don't worry too much  in the wrong way. But don't worry too much. You can respec already spent Skill Points whenever you want and discover the best suitable build for your playstyle.


Weapons and Gear


Equipping Weapons

There are three main slots for weapons: main hand, off-hand and ranged. Each weapon is unique and comes with their own fighting style. You will find a specific icon displayed when a new piece of gear is looted.

Weapon equipped in the main hand will supply the main source of damage and fighting style. Shields can also be equipped in this hand for a defensive approach.

Weapon or Shield can be equipped in the off hand will offer a supporting fighting style. 

Two-handed weapons will use both main and off-hand weapon slots.

Alongside your melee weapon, a bow is always equipped for long-ranged attacks.  There are 3 types of bows - each type uses its own ammo.


Upgrading Equipment

Each weapon or a piece of gear you found in the world is unique and can be upgraded in your Inventory menu with crafting materials.

When you have enough crafting materials you will see arrow-up-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide displayed on specific weapon or gear slot. It means now you are able to upgrade this piece of your equipment.

You can upgrade your weapons and gears multiple times. Each upgrade will increase its base stats but require new quantity of crafting materials.

Common materials can be easily found as you roam in the world, on animals or in obsidian rocks. Titanium, on other hand, is very rare , so you should keep a careful eye out for it. Use Raven's- Eye View ps-key-6-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to spot materials from afar.


Equipment Quality

Better quality of your weapons and gear will unlock new possibilities, such as next tier for upgrades or Rune slots. Some pieces of your equipment have different visuals that will change based on their quality as well.

Quality can be enhanced at the Blacksmith's Forge in your Settlement by using  ingots. You can find them while roaming the world. Use Raven's-Eye View ps-key-6-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide to spot them from afar.



Runes can be slotted into your enhanced equipment and can contain stat boosts. Some runes are very rare and powerful, and can only be equipped on equipment of high Quality.

Runes can be found in chest-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guidechest around the world. Use Raven's-Eye Viewps-key-6-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide   to spot them from afar.


World Map and Quest Log

World Map

The World Map will help you track your progress for each territory and the world in general There are an array of icons, such as your current location, tracked quests, various activities, fast travel points, your photos or those other players, and much more . You can also place a custom marker to track specific areas you want to explore.

While hovering over a specific territory, you will see its name, its difficulty, and your progress for the oppurtunities therein. To freely explore certain locations, make sure your Power level is high enough.

Synching with high-points-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide High Points will reveal territory activities and unlock fast travel to that location. You can always zoom in to observe a territory from a more detailed perspective.


Quest Log

The Quest Log keeps track of your progress in active territories and quests. 

Throughout your adventure, territories and their quests will be displayed. Tracking a quest will update the information shown on the map, compass, and in-game log.

Sagas are Eivor's long-term objectives. Hovering over their tiles will provide additional information on their current state.


World Map and Activities.


Synching high-points-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide High Points will reveal territory opportunities, such as wealth, mysteries, and artifacts. It can also be used as fast travel to that location.

Take your time to roam the world and explore the wilderness to find new locations and unique rewards!



Hunting is another way to spend time, test your combat skills while encountering wildlife, replenish your stock, and obtain trophies.

The Hunter in your Settlement is always interested in different wildlife species. Don't forget to bring her animal goods and trophies after a good hunt to earn unique rewards.

While roaming the world, you can encounter Legendary Animals. They are bigger, stronger and far more dangerous than any other animals. After defeating them, you will get very rare trophies. Return these trophies to the Hunter and she will gladly grant you not only many valuable rewards, but also mementos of these victorious hunts.


Photo Mode

Photo Mode allows you to capture high-quality shots of beautiful views or interesting moments in-game without the user interface in the way.

The mode is enabled per default and is activated by pressing ps-key-8-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide + ps-key-1-assassins-creed-valhalla-wiki-guide. You can toggle the mode on and off from Options> Gameplay.

When this mode is active, you can move the camera around freely and zoom in and out. This mode also provides a number of options for editing your photos and making them more appealing.

A selection of photos will be displayed on the world map, including those of your friends and all those you have taken while playing your epic saga


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