Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Release date: October 5, 2018
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Full Walkthrough: The Wolf and the Snake

Odyssey’s protagonist searches for his mother and the mysterious Elpenor

After the fateful meeting with Nikolaos, the main character of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey must leave Megaris as soon as possible. Due to his actions, the Spartan army has lost (one way or the other) a talented commander, and Alexios/Kassandra does not want to become an object of a whole army’s hatred.

In addition, Elpenor must voice the reasons for which he wanted to kill the Wolf, as well as give the protagonist a reward for the assignment – there is no such commander like Nikolaos. Also, the missing mother of Alexios/Kassandra is still alive…

Onwards to Phokis

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This is perhaps the shortest mission in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Return to Adrestia and talk to Barnabas regarding what you have done and learned in the previous missions. Choices that you make in the dialogue will not impact the development of the storyline.

Alexios/Kassandra will insist on coming to Elpenor to get the reward and find out why he wanted the death of the Wolf, while Barnabas will recommend asking for Pythia’s advice. The Oracle of Delphi may wait, while the mysterious employer will have to explain many things.

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At the end of the conversation, you’ll be notified of the existence of an in-game store where you can spend real money – keep in mind that Odyssey can be played without microtransactions and you are not obliged to use your hard-earned real-life money to purchase anything. At this point, the quest will be completed, and you will get about 2000 experience points.

The Wolf’s Fate

Having unmoored, sail to the north-west from Megaris towards the new region – Phokis. On the way, you may encounter pirate ships (they have black sails), but you are not obliged to fight against them. Find the port of Khirra and disembark.

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Go to Elpenor’s house (in the exploration mode, it will also be marked on the map) and show your mysterious employer a trophy for defeating Wolf. Even if you haven’t killed Nikolaos, Alexios/Kassandra will say that he is dead – apparently, to avoid upsetting the customer.

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Interestingly, Elpenor knows that Wolf is not the real father of Alexios/Kassandra. You may ask the character how he found this out and why he wanted to kill Nikolaos. Both options will give you an idea of Elpenor’s values.

The third option – ‘’I don’t care, you deserve to die’’ – will lead to an early termination of the conversation while the main hero will be forced into the courtyard. In addition, you will have to deal with two armored bodyguards of Elpenor. We will later return to this scenario.

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Elpenor will invite the protagonist into the courtyard where he will ask what the hero managed to learn from Wolf. If Alexios/Kassandra mentions the surviving relatives, Elpenor will offer to kill them. In all other cases, he will call the guards.

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  • Note: killing guards is not among tasks in the upper left corner so you can simply run away from them if you want.

Elpenor’s bodyguards are equipped with shields that cannot be pulled out of their hands with the first-level Shield Breaker skill, so you will have to improvise. For example, you can use the Spartan Kick. In addition to the kick itself, it makes opponents vulnerable to your attacks for a few seconds.

Try to focus on one guard to get rid of at least half of the deadly duo as soon as possibl

e. Nevertheless, you should also watch the actions of the second soldier – a timely dodge will save you from damage and will provide a few moments of time slowdown.

You can take a waiting position and look for opportunities to parry – a successful block also makes enemies vulnerable to counterattack. To maximize your offensive potential in such cases, use only heavy attacks.

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When both bodyguards are dead or lose interest in you (you can run away or hide from them), you can return to Elpenor’s house. While you were busy with the guards, he managed to escape in an unknown direction, leaving his compromising records unattended.

Once inside, inspect the documents marked by the appropriate indicator. You will know that Elpenor looks for a certain woman and also supplies weapons to both Spartans and Athenians. As a result, the main character swears to kill Elpenor, but for a while the threat will remain empty.

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At this point, this mission will come to an end. You will get almost 4000 experience points, while Nikolaos’ helmet will be transitioned into the main character’s inventory as an element of equipment.

Snake in the Grass

  • Note: Premature assassination of Elpenor may permanently stall your walkthrough due to a bug related to the violation of the sequence of events.

At this stage – before you go to the Oracle of Delphi – you have no clues about the current whereabouts of Elpenor, which makes the completion of the quest almost impossible. There are two exceptions: you already know where to look for the villain or you have accidentally stumbled upon him.

In this chapter, we will not disclose Elpenor’s hiding place. Instead, will move further along the storyline to the Delphi region, where the events of the chapter Of Visions and Visionaries unfold. This chapter is available at the same time with the Wolf and the Snake.

As soon as the main character learns where to look for Elpenor, the mission Snake in the Grass will move to a new chapter called Beware the Snakes. In that chapter, we’ll tell you where in Phokis Elpenor hid, how to find and defeat him.

John Davis