Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Combat Guide – Tagging, Stealth, Status Effects

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Combat Guide

In this Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Combat Guide, we will guide you on basic and advanced combat mechanics of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Combat is a vital part of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and you will be fighting different types of enemies throughout the game. Our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Combat Guide details all different mechanics relating to combat which will help you choose a combat style and kill enemies without much trouble.

We will be guiding you on three basic combat styles Warrior, Hunter and Assassin along with how you can pick a target, deal damage to enemies and different types of status effects that could be used in the game to increase the amount of damage dealt to enemies. We have also detailed how you can tag enemies, using adrenaline meter and getting some easy stealth kills below.

Combat Guide – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Combat Guide details everything that you need to know about combat in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

To begin with, you must know the difference between the three different and unique combat styles in Assassins Creed Odyssey. They are Warrior, Hunter and Assassin. Warrior allows you to use big melee weapons to kill enemies such as swords, daggers or other heavy weapons included in the game. As a warrior, you will need to get close to enemies to kill them,

Hunter allows you to use bows and arrows and kill enemies from a safe distance. You can also use bows to kill enemies without even making others aware of your location or before they can reach you with their melee weapons. Bow allows you to use a variety of arrows such as fire, poison or normal arrows, which you can craft easily if you have the required resources.

Assassin is based on stealth and sticking to the shadows. With this type of combat, you can remain hidden and kill enemies without anyone aware of your actions and your kills. You will use this many times in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

Focusing on Targets

You can set your focus on a single enemy if you want to direct all your attacks on them. Using the right stick, you can aim at any enemy on the field and focus on them. All future attacks will be aimed at them until you change the focused enemy or the enemy is dead.

To change the focused enemy, use the right stick again to change your view. Once a new target is set, your attacks will be aimed at them for later. If some other enemy comes between you and the focuses enemy, your attacks will land on them making it hard to kill the focused enemy so make sure that you stick close to focused enemies if they are high-priority targets.

Dealing Damage

As you hit enemies, you will deal damage to them. This greatly depends on your level, enemy’s level and the weapon that you are currently using. This could also be altered by using different damage enhancing Engravings. If the different between your level and the enemies’ level is too much, the damage will either be too much or too less depending whether the enemy is higher level or lower level than you.

An enemy with a lower level will take increased damage while an enemy with a higher level will take less damage from you. The actual amount of damage varies how much higher or lower the level is. Similarly, using a weapon of higher levels will deal more damage to enemies and a weapon with lower level will deal less damage to enemies.

Keep all these factors in mind to make sure that you are equipped to deal maximum damage to enemies. For a detailed guide on weapons, check out our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Weapons Guide.

Tagging Enemies

Another important mechanic in combat is tagging enemies. During certain battles, the field will be full of people fighting so sometimes it will become very confusing for you to figure out which one to kill and which one is your ally. Here, tagging enemies helps a lot. This feature allows you to mark enemies by a number of ways and they will be tracked unless killed or the area is left.

Before engaging enemies, you can use Ikaros to scout the area and mark all enemies in advance so you can easily track them while fighting. If Ikaros is not an option, aim with your ranged weapon and look at enemies to mark them on your map. If you have unlocked the ability, Revelation, it will also help you to mark all enemies around you.

Adrenaline Meter

The bar below your health is your adrenaline meter which is charged when you attack enemies. Each successful hit will fill this far. It is divided into four segments when the game starts. You also fill the bar when you perform a perfect dodge, parry, landing Critical Hits or headshots. Once one segment of the bar is full, you can use it perform a special attack, which can be purchased from the ability tree.

After the attack has been performed, the segment will be used and you will be required to fill it again before attacking another enemy. Equipping Engravings that give bonus Adrenaline on hitting enemies also boost the rate at which the meter is filled. Some powerful abilities when purchased can even consume more than one segments of your Adrenaline Meter so make sure that you use them wisely in combat.

Status Effects

During combat, some enemies will come equipped with weapons with are either on fire or poisoned. Getting hit by these weapons will cause certain status effects on you such as burning or poisoned. If you are burned, find a water body and roll in it. It also works for poison. Dodging also helps put out the fire.

If you want to increases your resistance to damage caused by these status effects, you can always use Engravings. Some special Engravings will grant bonus Elemental Resistance. Using these Engravings will increase your resistance and you will take less damage when burnt or poisoned.

Stealth Combat

Stealth is a very important combat mechanic in the game. Most of the times, it will be much easier to kill enemies while hiding in the shadows as a head to head confrontation will not be easy with tons of enemies scouring the area. A stealth encounter will always have more chances of success than a normal fight one.

The game provides many opportunities for you to hide such as bushes, shrubs, tall grass and alcoves. You can hide in these locations and kill enemies who pass by or simply hide from enemies until you can find an opportunity to kill them. If enemies see you entering the hiding spot, your cover will be blown and you must find another hiding spot.

After you have killed an enemy, make sure that you hide the dead bodies as well. Enemies who see the dead bodies will be alert themselves and will alert others as well. Hence hiding dead bodies is important in the game otherwise everyone in the area will get suspicious of your presence there.

You can use bows, arrows or simply knives to kill enemies at close or long range while in stealth. If the enemies become aware of your presence, they can call for reinforcements as well using bonfires. If you want to distance an enemy from others, you can simply whistle or throw items such rocks in the area to lure them out.

This concludes our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Combat Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below.

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