Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Walkthrough & Guide
Engravings Overview & List

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Engravings Overview & List

Last Updated:
Hot Topic
Main Quest Complete Walkthrough Now Available!

Find out everything to know about Engravings in this guiding, including how to unlock them, what Ainigmata Ostrakas are, & how to apply them to weapons & armor!

Engravings Overview & List

Featured Articles

Table of Contents

What are Engravings?

Add New Perks to Weapons & Armor

Engravings give new traits to weapons and armors, from additional damage to faster movement speed. They are permanent and can only be overwritten if a player gets another engraving to the items.

Some Engravings Can Only Be Applied to Certain Items

Some weapons and armors can only be outfitted with certain engravings. Swords cannot be engraved with additional bow damage for example and will not appear as an option in the Blacksmith.

How to Add Engravings

Head to Blacksmiths to get Items Engraved

Players can go to any Blacksmith across the game's world to place Engravings to their items. All the Blacksmiths will have the Player's list of unlocked Engravings so no need to go to just one.

Engravings Costs Drachmae & Materials

Each Engraving will cost you both Drachmae and Materials so make sure to save up before going to the Blacksmith. If you're short on cash or materials, you can buy and sell from the Blacksmith.

You Can Also Re-Engrave Items at the Blacksmith

Didn't like the Engraving that you placed on an item? Don't worry! You can overwrite that Engraving with another one at the Blacksmith and it won't cost you any more materials!

Engraving Tips

Here are some recommendations to get the most out of engraving your gear!

Engrave According To Your Weapon Of Choice

If your weapon of choice would be a sword, for example, it would be wise to add engravings to your gear that would boost the damage done by the sword. This is the same for all other weapon types.

Check Out The All Weapons List

Engrave Epic Gear Instead of Legendary Gear

Based on the statistics, Epic gear is better to upgrade and engrave instead of Legendary Gear as Epic gear already has 3 powerful perks attached and has an optional Engraving slot.

Engrave According To Your Skills

If you find yourself using an ability more often than others, add engravings that would improve its effects. For example, the Predator Shot would benefit with engravings that boost the Ability itself, +Hunter Ability Damage, and +Bow Damage!

Check Out The All Abilities List

Keep An Eye Out For Legendary Engravings

Legendary Engravings can greatly affect your performance because of their unique buffs. Keep an eye out for these legendary Weapons and Armors so that you can repurpose them on other gears!

How to Unlock Engravings

Get Unique Engravings from Legendary Items

When you get a Legendary Item with a unique Engraving, it will be added to your list of unlocked Engravings. You can apply these Engravings to the Blacksmith.

Check Out the All Weapons List Here

Solve Ainigmata Ostrakas

Ainigmata Ostrakas are pieces of papers scattered across the world in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. You just have to find their locations and loot them to get the Engravings!

Complete Engraving Challenges

Some Engravings can be unlocked by completing challenges, such as killing enemies and animals! You can check these challenges in the Engravings tab of your inventory!

Defeat Mercenaries

Mercenaries don't only give good loot and tons of XP, specific ones also give Engravings once you defeat them!

Check Out the Mercenaries Guide Here

Completing Quests

Going through the Main Mission and doing some additional side quests will give you access to new Engravings! They will be added automatically to your unlocked Engravings list.

Check Out the Main Quest Walkthrough Here

Leveling Up

Reaching specific levels will give you new Engravings to use. More reason to grind and level up in the game!

Check Out How to Level Up Faster Here

Exploring Different Areas

There are areas in the game that contain secrets and some of those include Engravings. Explore temples, ruins, & even undersea areas to get new Engravings.

Check Out the World Map & Locations Here

All Engravings List

Legendary Engravings List

EngravingCompatibleChallenge
+ 25% Damage after Perfect DodgeAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Chrysaor (Item Shop)
+ 20% Damage with the Sparta KickAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Nikolaos's Swprd (Story Progression)
+ 50% CRIT Damage with Warrior AbilitiesArm ArmorSpartan Renegade Set (Item Shop

Ainigmata Ostrakas Engravings

EngravingCompatible
+ Adrenaline per hitAll Melee Weapons
Arm Armor
Waist Armor
+ Damage with Overpower AbilitiesAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Arm Armor
Waist Armor
+ CRIT Chance while Full HealthHead Armor
Leg Armor
+ CRIT Chance while Low HealthHead Armor
Leg Armor
+ Intoxicated DurationHead Armor
Leg Armor
+ Damage with Swords and DaggersHead Armor
+ Elemental ResistanceArm Armor
Torso Armor
+ Burning DurationTorso Armor
Waist Armor
Leg Armor
+ Damage with Heavy WeaponsTorso Armor
+ CRIT Damage while Full HealthArm Armor
Waist Armor
Leg Armor
Leg Armor
+ CRIT Damage while Low HealthArm Armor
Waist Armor
Leg Armor
+ Damage with Spears and StaffsLeg Armor

Challenge Engravings

EngravingCompatibleChallenge
+ Adrenaline per CRITAll Melee Weapons
Arm Armor
Kill mercenaries
+ Damage on AnimalsAll Melee Weapons
Torso Armor
Leg Armor
Kill predator animals
+ Damage with SpearsSpears
Leg Armor
Kill enemies with spears
+ Damage with SwordsSwords
Head Armor
Kill enemies with swords
+ Damage with DaggersDaggers
Head Armor
Kill enemies with daggers
+ Damage on Athenian SoldiersAll Melee Weapons
Head Armor
Waist Armor
Kill Athenian Marksmen
+ Damage on Spartan SoldiersAll Melee Weapons
Head Armor
Waist Armor
Leg Armor
Kill Spartan Stretegoi
+ Damage with Heavy Bladed WeaponsHeavy Bladed Weapons
Torso Armor
Kill enemies with heavy bladed weapons
+ Damage with Heavy Blunt WeaponHeavy Blunt Weapons
Torso Armor
Kill enemies with heavy blunt weapons
+ Damage with StaffsStaffs
Leg Armor
Kill enemies with a staff
+ Damage with Bow Charged ShotBows
Torso Armor
Leg Armor
Kill archers
+ Adrenaline on Headshot KillBows
Arm Armor
Kill enemies with headshots
+ Damage with Bows on Distant TargetsBows
Head Armor
Waist Armor
Kill distant enemies with a bow
+ Bow Charging SpeedBows
Torso Armor
Leg Armor
Kill enemies within a set time limit
+ 100% Damage and + 50% Health for Tamed BeastsBowsDefeat a legendary beast in southern Argolis
+ Ranged ResistanceHead Armor
Arm Armor
Complete Bounties or War Contracts
+ Movement Speed while CrouchingHead Armor
Leg Armor
Kill enemies in single combat without being hit
+ Adrenaline on Assassination KillArm Armor
Torso Armor
Assassinate enemies
+ Melee ResistanceArm Armor
Waist Armor
Complete Conquest Battles
+ Elemental BuildupArm Armor
Torso Armor
Waist Armor
Inflict damage over time
+ All ResistancesTorso ArmorObtain the Greek Hero Set by defeating mercenaries
+ 10% Health Restored with Overpower AbilitiesTorso ArmorBecome the champion of the arena in Pephka
- 40% Adrenaline Consumed by Shadow of the Nyx AbilityLeg ArmorObtain the Pilgrim Set by looting sacred temples across the Greek World

Mercenary Engravings

EngravingCompatibleChallenge
+ 20% Damage with Devastating Shot AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Defeat the Mercenary "The Marksman"
+ 20% Damage with Spread Shot AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Defeat the Mercenary "the Patricidal"
+ 15% Fire Damage and BuildupAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Defeat the Mercenary "The Spark"
Weapon Damage Becomes Fire DamageAll Melee WeaponsDefeat the Mercenary "The Smoldering"
Weapon Damage Becomes Poison DamageAll Melee WeaponsDefeat the Mercenary "The Weaver"
+ 20% Damage with Charged Heavy Attack AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Defeat the Mercenary "The Legend"
Basic Arrows Become Fire ArrowsBowsDefeat the Mercenary "Of the Ashen Wake"

Quests Engravings

EngravingCompatibleChallenge
+ All DamageAll Melee Damage
Bows
Head Armor
Arm Armor
Torso Armor
Waist Armor
Leg Armor
Story progression
+ 10% to All Adrenaline GainedAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Complete your Odyssey
+30% Armor PenetrationAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Assist a famour sculptor in Elis
+ 25% Damage and Health while in Conquest BattlesAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Help collect Polemarch Seals for Generals in Megaris and Attika
Breathe UnderwaterAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Explore an uncharted island south of Chios
+ 25% Damage on Elites and BossesAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Seek out a strange man on the island of Kythera
+ 15% Poison Damage and BuildupAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Assist a famouse physician in Boeotia

Level Engravings

EngravingCompatibleChallenge
+ Assassin DamageAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Head Armor
Arm Armor
Torso Armor
Waist Armor
Leg Armor
Reach Level 13
+ CRIT DamageAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Head Armor
Arm Armor
Torso Armor
Reach Level 21
+ Fire DamageAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Head Armor
Leg Armor
Reach Level 17
+ Hunter DamageAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Head Armor
Arm Armor
Torso Armor
Waist Armor
Leg Armor
Reach Level 22
+ Poison DamageAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Torso Armor
Waist Armor
Reach Level 18
+ Warrior DamageAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Head Armor
Arm Armor
Torso Armor
Waist Armor
Leg Armor
Reach Level 14
+ Headshot DamageBows
Head Armor
Waist Armor
Reach Level 19
+ Total ArmorArm Armor
Torso Armor
Waist Armor
Reach Level 16
+ CRIT ChanceArm Armor
Waist Armor
Reach Level 20
+ HealthArm Armor
Torso Armor
Waist Armor
Reach Level 15

Exploration Engravings

EngravingCompatibleChallenge
+ 20% Damage with Multi-Shot AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Loot a fortress in central Makedonia
+ 20% Damage with Bull Rush AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Loot a Temple in central Arkadia
+ 20% Damage with Predator Shot AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Investigate the Temple of Artemis in Phokis
+ 20% Damage with Ring of Chaos AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Loot a fort in western Messenia
+ 20% Damage with Rush Assassinate AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Loot a fort on the island of Kos
+ 20% Damage with Shield Break AbilityAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Loot ruins in northern Argolis
- 1 Adrenaline Cost for Overpower AbilitiesAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Investigate Minos's Legacy in Messara
- 25% Cooldown Duration for All AbilitiesAll Melee Weapons
Bows
Investigate the Petrified Valley in Lesbos
Basic Arrows Become Poison ArrowsBowsFind dark secrets below the ground in Naxos
+ 50% Chance to Not Consume Special ArrowsBowsInvestigate the mines of the Great Trench in Messenia
+ 40% Damage with Bows when Above TargetsTorso ArmorLoot a fortress on the island of Thasos
+ 100% Damage but Health Capped to 25%Leg ArmorExplore Minoan ruins deep in the sea between Thera and Naxos

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Related Article

Weapon Stats & Tier List

Recommended Weapons & List
Check out All Weapon Stats & Tier List

Weapon Category List

Check Out Legendary Weapon Locations!

Armor Stats & Tier List

Recommended Armors & List
Check out All Armor Stats & Tier List

Armor Category List

Check Out Legendary Armor Set List!

All Ability & Engravings List

(C) 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved..
All trademarks, character and/or image used in this article are the copyrighted property of their respective owners.

Have some feedbacks? Click here

Your feedbacks will be checked by our staffs and will be attended to accordingly. Please be advised that we may not reply to every individual feedbacks.


Article Menu
Quest Walkthrough & Guides
Main Quest Guide
Side Quest Guide
Optional Quest Guide
Game Database
Weapons Category List
Armor Category List
How to Get Legendary Weapons
How to Get Legendary Armor Set
Beginner Tips
Play Tips
Game System