As you play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you’ll inevitably come across several battles and conflicts that’ll test your wits and reflexes. As a Spartan-turned-mercenary/proto-Assassin, you’ll need to rely on every tool at your disposal to fight against the warring armies and mysterious cults that seek to take over Ancient Greece.

Like last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, Odyssey blends together RPG elements within the framework of an open-world action-adventure game, allowing you to explore and uncover resources at your leisure, while strengthening your character in the areas that you wish. However, the level of customization for your character in Odyssey is far more flexible, giving you more room to specialize the protagonist across several different archetypes.

Centering around the Warrior, Hunter, and Assassin archetypes, these areas are tied to melee, long-range, and stealth respectively. Each archetype possesses its own set of abilities and passive skills that add new options for you to take advantage of, many of which can be used in clever ways for some effective combos. With the amount of skills to choose from, you’re free to respec your character at any time, allowing you to rebuild them to make a stronger and more refined adventurer.

In this feature, we’ve come up with several tips to help you out in battle, and along with our selection of the most useful abilities to overcome the deadly foes of Ancient Greece. Of course, this is all spoiler free, and only focuses on the core skills that can be unlocked from general progression. For more info on the series’ new entry, check out our full Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review along with our look back on every Assassin’s Creed game we’ve reviewed over its 11-year history.



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