Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Full Walkthrough: The Wolf Hunt
Cyclops is dead, debts are ‘’paid’’, and nothing holds the main character of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Kephallonia so it’s high time to move on. Having obtained the ship, the protagonist can proceed to the task that was given by Elpenor. He must kill the Spartan commander nicknamed Wolf.
Learning the Ropes
The first mission of the new chapter of Odyssey starts with learning sailing basics. While Cyclops abused Barnabas, his pirates took the cargo of the former Adrestia captain, and now you must return it. Obviously, this has to be done by violent means.
Swim towards the quest indicator – the game will explain how to increase the speed of the ship and to slow it down. It’s better to use the full speed of the vessel in the open sea (it is achieved by pressing the dodge button): using rowers’ work decreases their strength, and you’ll need them in battles.
- Note: Sometimes there’s a bug that makes you fight against two enemy ships instead of one in this mission
Sea battles here work the same way as in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – you fire with all your guns, trying to ram the enemy vessel if possible until the opponent’s ‘’health’’ does not drop to zero. When this happens, you’ll be able to get Barnabas cargo in two ways.
The first option is to use boarding. Sail to the ship that has become stationary after your assault and press the indicated button. After this, jump to the target ship and kill all pirates on board (sailors will help the hero). Take the treasure from the chest on the deck and return to Adrestia.
For successful boarding, the player’s vessel is rewarded by restoring the strength of the hull. The same effect may be achieved by using the second option of returning Barnabas’ cargo – just ram the immobilized enemy ship. Use this method if you want to deal with this mission quickly.
Equal Employment Opportunity Program
Upon the completion of the previous quest, Barnabas will advise expanding the Adrestia crew with an archer. Sail eastward from the starting point until you are asked to call Icarus: your recruit is located on a small island near Phokis’ banks.
Having embarked on the shore (the place for mooring will be visible from afar), climb the rocks, get to the archer and sneak up to him from behind. The game will teach you how to recruit new team members: knock out the opponent but do not kill him, and then ask him to join the crew. This scheme works flawlessly.
The recruited fighter is instantly teleported aboard Adrestia, so you won’t have to show him the way. Open the ship menu and assign the archer to your boarding team. Each new crew member brings various bonuses that impact the characteristics of your vessel.
Go back to Adrestia and talk to Barnabas to complete the quest. From now on, you can recruit almost any enemy in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. However, you’ll have to improve the hull of the ship (you’ll need resources for this) to be able to use them all.
A Journey to War
Having returned Barnabas’ cargo and expanded Adrestia crew, the hero will finally be free to go to Megaris – the region where the famous Spartan Wolf was spotted. Sail in the direction of the quest indicator until you see three Athenian (sails painted blue) battle ships.
Despite the fact that your task is only to break the Athenian blockade, it won’t be enough to sail past the enemy ships. The game requires you to destroy the resistance. Two 4th-level triremes and one 6th-level trireme will be among your opponents.
Don’t waste your time when approaching the blockade and ram one of the smaller ships at full speed. If you have sufficiently accelerated your vessel, the force of your hit will be enough for an instant split of your opponent. If you were not able to destroy the enemy ship from the first attempt, suppress it by arrows and spears.
Leave the main trireme alone and concentrate on lower-level ones – the difference in rank will help you achieve an easy victory. Do not forget that successful boarding restores Adrestia’s strength and that one (or even two) treasure chests are on the board of each defeated vessel. The tactics of the battle with the highest-level ship are different: the most effective way to reduce the ‘’health’’ of an enemy ship is to ram it. This method is especially effective if it is performed at high speed in the side of the hull. Loot the main Athenian trireme and head for Megaris.
In the new region, you’ll see a cutscene that shows the hero’s father – and his target – the Spartan commander Nikolaos nicknamed Wolf. Having landed on the beach, the protagonist will face Stentor, the main assistant and adopted son of Nikolaos, who will thank Alexios/Kassandra for the destruction of Athenian ships.
Whatever options you choose in the dialogue with Stentor, you will need to help Spartan forces to weaken Athenian troops in Megaris to take part in a large-scale battle for the control of the region and meet the Wolf. There are several ways to destabilize the situation in the region:
- Kill the regional leader – the most effective method;
- Kill soldiers of the leading faction in the region;
- Burn army supplies in fortresses;
- Rob the regional treasury.
You will have to do the above-mentioned things in the upcoming side quests, while the current task ends at this point. After the cutscene, you’ll get about 2000 experience points as well as the ability to pay off mercenaries and kill their employers.
The Athenian Leader
Before you begin this storyline quest, we strongly recommend to first complete the following side quests: One Man Army, The Athenian Treasure Trove, Crumble and Burn. They will facilitate playing The Athenian Leader and will provide you an edge in the upcoming battle.
As soon as you land at Megaris and receive instructions from Stentor, the Athenian leader will be seriously protected. As long as the situation in the region is stable, the leader sits at home, surrounded by elite bodyguards, or walks around the streets accompanies by his garrison.
At the same time, the level and the behavior of the leader also depends on the situation in the region – the worse it is, the weaker and more vulnerable your target will become. After the completion of all side tasks, the rank of Megaris leader will decrease from ten to seven, while the leader itself will move from a protected house to an ordinary tent near the town.
Nevertheless, we advise attacking the Athenian leader in the night. In this case, some of the guards will sleep, while you can deal with the remaining ones by dragging them into the bushes and eliminating them there. Having dealt with the bodyguards, sneak up to the leader and conduct a surprise attack to deal the maximum damage.
If the damage that you have dealt in the stealth regime is not sufficient enough, pull out your main weapon and go on the offensive – the difference in the level of Alexios/Kassandra and the level of the Athenian leader will bring you a quick victory. Having obtained the well-deserved reward – experience points, money and belt – you can return to Stentor.
The Final Push
Having eliminated the Athenian leader and having destabilized the situation in the region – read about this in a separate article – you can take part in the battle for territory. To do this, go to the Megaris shore and report to Stentor about your success.
Regardless of the decisions that you have made during the dialogue, you will need to follow the adopted son of Nikolaos to the Spartan camp. Having arrived at the site, Alexios/Kassandra could delay the beginning of the battle – for example, to improve the equipment at the blacksmith shop. You’ll be better off coming well-prepared to battles for territory.
Your task in every big battle is to crush the resistance of the opposing side by systematically killing enemy fighters. This must be done at a fast pace as enemies are actively fighting against you and may kill your allies earlier than the main character achieves his goals.
To facilitate such battles, we recommend that you have the highest quality equipment and unlock the following skills. You can reset abilities at any time without any fee so do not be afraid to experiment with builds:
- Second Wind – restores at least 35% of maximum health right during the battle;
- Shield Breaker – takes away the shield from the enemy, stunning him and dealing 160% Warrior damage.
- Weapon Master – increases damage dealt by weapons in an open battle.
Once on the battlefield, look for enemy captains. You can find them by searching for an icon with a gold edging above the head (periodically, the game will point at them). Killing such opponents is a sure way to bring your army closer to victory.
Speaking about the combat itself, use your skills as often as possible and do not forget to block enemy attacks. The light attack after a successful parrying will allow you to counterattack, while the heavy one will push your enemy far from you.
If you are not sure when to press the parrying button during the opponent’s swing, just press it without stopping – one of the presses is guaranteed to be successful. In case of failure, you can use the ability Second Wind as well as just retreat from the enemy to take a breath.
When the Athenian scale at the top of the screen becomes empty, the battle will be won, and you will get a reward for the battle itself (resources, experience and money) and a reward for the completion of the mission – about 3000 experience points, a rare helmet and drachmas.
The Wolf of Sparta
At the end of the battle, a Spartan soldier will come up to the hero and Stentor and will tell about Wolf’s desire to see the mercenary. The adopted son of Nikolaos is already on his way to Wolf when he is shocked by the news: the Spartan commander invites only Alexios/Kassandra.
Go to the indicated hill to meet the protagonist’s father. The meeting will be less than warm – Alexios/Kassandra will accuse his parent of the death of sister/brother and ignoring family duties, while Nikolaos will try to justify himself with Spartan nature.
The first and only choice that you can make in the course of this dialogue will determine Wolf’s fate. Whatever you decide, Nikolaos will confess that he has never been a biological father for Alexios or Kassandra and will advise contacting Myrrine, the hero’s mother, for further details.
By choosing the path of revenge, you will have to kill not only your father but also his adopted son who will rush to visit Nikolaos and find his body. In this case, you will have to fight against Stentor. The battle will take place on the edge of the cliff, providing a great opportunity to throw him off the cliff using Sparta Kick.
It is worth noting that Nikolaos’ death will deprive you of one of the side quest lines in the future and will also set you on the path to a bad ending. Therefore, you will have to decide whether you want a bad ending or a good ending in this game.
Before his death or departure, Nikolaos will tell Alexios/Kassandra to beware snakes that hide in the grass. This warning will get a more than a literal explanation in the following chapters, but for now, you’ll get plenty of experience points, the legendary sword of your father and his helmet.