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Find out which weapons are the best in the game with the Best Weapon Ranking guide for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Also included are recommended weapons per category.

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Top 10 Weapons in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

The ranking for the Top 10 weapons in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is based on the weapon's versatility, unique perks, effectiveness in combat, and overall use.

Top 10 Weapon Ranking

*All Weapon's Max DPS is Capped on 2599 for Melee Weapons and 2260 for Bows.

RankWeaponReason of Recommendation
1MinotaurMinotaur's Labrys The Minotaur's Labrys lessens the Adrenaline cost of Overpower abilities, allowing you to use it more often to extensively damage opponents.
2Sword of Damokles StatsSword of DamoklesThe Sword of Damokles's stat bonuses focus on Adrenaline generation per hit & per CRIT. This is very effective in every combat mode, be it brawling or assassination.
3Harpe of Perseus StatsHarpe of PerseusThe Harpe of Perseus lessens the cool down time for all abilities, making it an extremely convenient & effective sword in combat.
4HadesHades's Bow Hades's Bow turns normal arrows into fire arrows. It removes the need to craft fire arrows plus boosts Fire Damage as well.
5Dagger of Kronus StatsDagger of KronusThe Dagger of Kronus exponentially boosts damage when attacking opponents from behind, making this the perfect weapon for assassinations.
6ArachneArachne's Stingers Arachne's stingers not only grant bonus Poison Damage, it turns all Weapon Damage into Poison Damage. It's effective for attacks that deal damage over time.
7Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon StatsPolyphemos Cyclops BludgeonThis bludgeon grants a 25% Damage bonus to Elites & Bosses. It's very handy for Conquest Battles, going through the story, or hunting down legendary creatures.
8Mallet of Everlasting Flame StatsMallet of Everlasting Flame This mace turns all Weapon Damage into Fire Damage plus it boosts Fire Damage as well. You can perpetually set enemies on fire until they burn down.
9Fanged Bow StatsFanged Bow The Fanged Bow turns all normal arrows into poison ones and also boosts Poison Damage, making for great damage over time.
10PoseidonPoseidon's Trident Poseidon's Trident grants the unique perk of breathing underwater. It's very useful when diving into underwater treasure spots or facing marine predators.

Strongest Weapons: Swords

Balanced Short-Range Weapons

Assassins Creed Odyssey Swords

Swords have balanced speed and power in Assassin's Creed Odyssey and is dual wielded with the Spear of Leonidas. Its strength lies in its versatility in battle.

Check Out the Sword Weapon List Here

1. Sword of Damokles

Assassins Creed Odyssey Sword of Damokles
Weapon
(Icon)
Sword of Damokles StatsSword of Damokles
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+20% Adrenaline per CRIT
+10% to All Adrenaline Gained

How to Get the Sword of Damokles

How to Get the Sword of Demokles

Complete the final episode of the Main Quest Story to get the Sword of Damokles. It will be awarded to you upon defeating Deimos as a cultist.

Check Out the Episode 9 Walkthrough Here

Weapon Overview

With "+10% to All Adrenaline Gained" and additional damage to Warrior skills, the Sword of Damokles is a powerful weapon to wield in close combat fights even against multiple enemies.

Weapon Tip

Make the best out the Sword of Damokles by getting perfect dodges in battle since those give more adrenaline. The slowed time will also give you an opening to counter with a special ability!

2. Harpe of Perseus

Harpe of Perseus
Weapon
(Icon)
Harpe of Perseus StatsHarpe of Perseus
Ability +15% Hunter Damage
+25% CRIT Damage
-25% Cooldown Duration for All Abilities

How to Get the Harpe of Peseus

How to Get the Harpe of Perseus

You will receive the Harpe of Perseus upon defeating Medusa in the "Writhing Dead" quest. You can start the quest line by doing the "Romancing the Stone Garder" quest in the Petrified Islands.

Check Out Petrified Island Side Quest Guide

Weapon Overview

The Harpe of Perseus has a unique perk that reduces all Ability cooldown duration by 25%! Its additional CRIT damage is also plus when fighting against stronger enemies.

Weapon Tip

With the shortened Ability cooldown, you will have to balance out your adrenaline usage. Use abilities after or before every melee combo to utilize the shorter cooldown, while still conserving adrenaline.

3. Xiphos of Dionysos

Xiphos of Dionysos
Weapon
(Icon)
Xiphos of Dionysos StatsXiphos of Dionysos
Ability +15% Assassin Damage
+25% CRIT Damage
+20% Damage with Hero Strike Ability

How to Get the Xiphos of Dionysos

How to Get the Xiphos of Dionysos

You will receive the Xiphos of Dionysus upon defeating the cultist Pausanias in Episode 7 of the Main Story Quest. You will defeat him in the quest "A Bloody Feast".

Check Out the Episode 7 Walkthough Here

Weapon Overview

The Xiphos of Dionysus when equipped will greatly raise the chances of you killing off enemies when using Asssassin abilities thanks to its additional damage to Assassin skills and CRIT damage.

Weapon Tip

Use the Xiphos of Dionysus when you are more focused on a stealth type of gameplay. It's additional damage to the Hero Strike Ability will help you deal with enemies quickly if you get found.

Strongest Weapons: Daggers

Very Quick, but Less Powerful

Assassins Creed Odyssey Daggers

Daggers have really fast swing speed so you do more attacks with it. However, it is balance out with being less powerful than other weapons which makes it reliant on the hit-and-run gameplay.

Check Out the Dagger Weapon List Here

1. Dagger of Kronus

Dagger of Kronus
Weapon
(Icon)
Dagger of Kronus StatsDagger of Kronus
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+15% Damage with Daggers
+40% Damage when Attacking from Behind

How to Get the Dagger of Kronus

How to Get the Dagger of Kronus

You get the Dagger of Kronus when you kill the cultist Chrysis either in the main quest or the side quest. It is recommended to defeat her in the side quest instead to get extra XP with the weapon.

Check Out the Argolis Side Quest Guide

Weapon Overview

This weapon can easily take down enemies when you assassinate from behind thanks to its 40% damage buff when attacking from behind and 15% damage with daggers!

Weapon Tip

Use Ikaros to check enemy positions and sneak your way around them. Always position yourself to assassinate them from the back to get the best out of this weapon.

2. Arachne's Stingers

Arachne
Weapon
(Icon)
ArachneArachne's Stingers
Ability +15% Assassin Damage
+20% Poison Damage
Weapon Damage becomes Poison Damage

How to Get Arachne's Stingers

How to Get the Arachne

Arachne's Stingers can be looted on a Mercenary with the title "The Weaver". However, you can only encounter the Mercenary when you're at level 43 and they have no fixed location.

Check Out the Mercenary Guide Here

Weapons Overview

Arachne's Dagger turns all weapon damage into poison damage. With its Assassin Damage damage buff and additional 20% buff to Poison Damage, it can make quick work of an enemy's health.

Weapon Tips

When using this weapon as your main one, it's best to invest some Ability Points to the Venomous Attacks and Poison Mastesy skills. This will further increase the damage your poison attacks inflict.

3. The Greek Hello

Weapon
(Icon)
The Greek Hello StatsThe Greek Hello
Ability +15% Assassin Damage
+5% CRIT Damage
+15% All Damage, but -15% Health

How to Get The Greek Hello

How to Get the Greek Hello

The Greek Hello can be bought in the Helix Store for 250 Helix Credits.

Check Out the In-Game Store Guide

Weapon Overview

The Greek Hello is unique in which it adds 15% to All Damage, but balances it out by taking 15% off the players health. It also has +15% damage to Assassin Damage and +25% to CRIT Damage.

Weapon Tips

Strike then keep your distance before striking again is the best gameplay to adopt with this weapon. This ensures that you make use of the additional damage without putting yourself at risk of dying.

Strongest Weapons: Heavy Blunt

Powerful, but Slow

Assassins Creed Odyssey Heavy Blunt

Heavy Blunt Weapons hit really hard, but at the cost of being very slow to attack with. When using them, patience is key as its slow swing speed makes you vulnerable to enemy attacks.

Check Out the Heavy Blunt Weapon List

1. Mallet of Everlasting Flame

Mallet of Everlasting Flame
Weapon
(Icon)
Mallet of Everlasting Flame StatsMallet of Everlasting Flame
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+20% Fire Damage
Weapon Damage becomes Fire Damage

How to Get the Mallet of Everlasting Flame

How to Get the Mallet of Everlasting Flame

The Mallet of Everlasting Flame can be looted from the Mercenary with "The Smouldering" title. They have no fixed location and players can only encounter them at level 46.

Weapon Overview

Set your enemies on fire as the Mallet of Everlasting Flame turns weapon damage into fire damage. It's damage buff to warrior skills and fire damage further amps this weapon's power.

Weapon Tips

When using this weapon as your main one, it's best to invest in the Flaming Attacks and Flame Mastery skills to further raise the damage potential of this weapon.

2. Hammer of Jason

Assassins Creed Odyssey Hammer of Jason
Weapon
(Icon)
Assassins Creed Odyssey Hammer of JasonHammer of Jason
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+15% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+20% Damage with Shield Break Ability

How to Get The Hammer of Jason

This legendary heavy blunt weapon is hidden in a legendary chest in the Palace of Agamemnon in Argolis.

Weapon Overview

The Hammer of Jason is a formidable weapon that increases the damage to the Shield Break Ability by 20%. With this weapon, you can easily bash through enemy shields and their health.

Weapon Tips

Adding ability points to the Shield Break Ability is a must if you plan on making this your main weapon. Start your battles with the Shield Break Ability then start swinging to continue the aggro.

3. Typhon's Mace

Typhon
Weapon
(Icon)
TyphonTyphon's Mace
Ability +15% Assassin Damage
+15% Damage with Heavy Blunt Weapons
+20% Damage with Charged Heavy Attack Ability

How to Get the Typhon's Mace

How to Get Typhon

You will have to track down and kill the cultist Exekias the Legend who roams Greece. You can start to track cultists down after completing Episode 3 of the Main Story Quest.

Check Out the Episode 3 Walkthrough Here

Weapon Overview

Typhon's Mace is a heavy hitter thanks to its additional damage to Heavy Blunt Weapons and to the Charged Heavy Attack Ability.

Weapon Tips

Invest Ability Points on the Charged Heavy Attack Ability to get the best out of this weapon. Start your attacks with the Charged Heavy Attack then go into a melee combo when using this weapon.

Strongest Weapons: Spear

Jack-of-All-Trades Long-Reach Weapon

Assassins Creed Odyssey Spears

Spears have a good reach and thanks to its average speed and power, it can easily be used in any situation. Make sure to know the reach of your weapon to keep enemies at a distance.

Check Out the Spear Weapon List Here

1. Poseidon's Trident

Poseidon
Weapon
(Icon)
PoseidonPoseidon's Trident
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+25% CRIT Damage
Breathe Underwater

How to Get Poseidon's Trident

How to Get Poseidon

You can find the trident on the unnamed island north of Samos. The spear is stored in a decorated chest in the center of the temple dedicate to the God of the Sea.

Weapon Overview

Poseidon's Trident has one of the best utility perks available and the weapon can be found without issue at an unnamed island. It's a good weapon to have as it's strong by itself.

Weapon Tips

Utilize the range of Poseidon's Trident by attack at mid-range. Use your charge attack to swing the trident and hit multiple enemies at once.

2. Hades's Bident

Assassins Creed Odyssey Hades
Weapon
(Icon)
Assassins Creed Odyssey HadesHades's Bident
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+25% CRIT Damage
20% Damage with the Ring of Chaos

How to Get Hades's Bident

How to Get Hades

Hades's Bident can be looted in the Temple of Agamemnon inside the Palace of Agamemnon in Western Messenia.

Weapon Overview

Hades's Bident amplifies the damage of the Ring of Chaos by adding 20% damage to the ability itself and another 15% to Warrior Damage. With this weapon, the Ring of Chaos becomes extra deadly.

Weapon Tips

Max out your Ring of Chaos ability to get the best out of this weapon. When attacking, start off with the Ring of Chaos then go into a normal melee combo when the enemies have been staggered.

3. Black Thorn

Weapon
(Icon)
Black Thorn StatsBlack Thorn
CategorySpear
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+5% CRIT Damage
+25% CRIT Chance with Charged Heavy Attack Ability

How to Get the Black Thorn

How to Get the Black Thorn

You can buy the Black Thorn from the Helix Store for 250 Helix Credits.

Weapon Overview

The Black Thorn is a good spear to have in early games thanks to its additional damage to Warrior abilities and CRIT. It also raises the CRIT chance when using Charged Heavy Attack.

Weapon Tips

Mix melee combos with the Charged Heavy Attack when using the Black Thorn. Just make sure you can do the Charged Heavy Attack without being canceled out by an enemy attacks.

Strongest Weapons: Staff

Quick Strike Long-Reach Weapon

Assassins Creed Odyssey Staff

The Staff hits really quick, but not really hard. When using this weapon, you have to move around an enemy and attack them from different sides to take advantage of its quick speed.

Check Out the Staff Weapon List Here

1. Olympian Torch

Weapon
(Icon)
Olympian Torch StatsOlympian Torch
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+4% Fire Damage
+50% Elemental Buildup with Warrior Abilities

How to Get the Olympian Torch

How to Get the Olympian Torch

The Olympian Torch can be bought from the Helix Store for 250 Helix Credits.

Weapon Overview

The Olympian Torch adds damage to fire attacks with its additional fire damage and elemental buildup with Warrior Abilities. This is further added up with 15% increase to Warrior Damage.

Weapon Tips

To make full use of this weapon, add ability points to the Fire Mastery and Fire Attacks Skills. This way, all your attacks will have fire damage that this weapon can increase!

2. Rod of Asklepios

Rod of Asklepios
Weapon
(Icon)
Rod of Asklepios StatsRod of Asklepios
Ability +15% Assassin Damage
+15% Adrenaline per Hit
Convert CRIT Chance to Damage but cannot CRIT

How to Get the Rod of Asklepios

How to Get the Rod of Asklepios

You will receive the Rod of Asklepios when you find and kill the cultist "Iokaste the Seer" in the Petrified Islands.

Check Out How to Hunt for Cultists Here

Weapon Overview

What makes the Rod of Asklepios unique is in its perk that converts CRIT chance to damage. However, this will remove your ability to inflict critical damage.

Weapon Tips

When using this weapon, use armors that have an engraving that raises CRIT chance. This way, you will further increase your damage even if you can't do critical damage to enemies.

3. Witch's Staff

Weapon
(Icon)
WitchWitch's Staff
Max DPS2349
Ability+13% Hunter Damage
+5% All Damage

How to Get the Witch's Staff

How to Get the Witch

The Witch's Staff is a reward for the "Heart of Stone" side quest in Pirate Islands.

Check Out Pirate Island Side Quest Guide

Weapon Overview

The Witch's Staff performs well during the earlier parts of the game due to its additional damage to Hunter abilities and another damage buff to All Damage.

Weapon Tips

Take advantage of All Damage buff by alternating between melee combos and abilities when using the Witch's Staff.

Strongest Weapons: Heavy Bladed

Hard-Hitting Long-Reach Weapon

Assassins Creed Odyssey Heavy Bladed

Heavy Bladed weapons hit like a truck, but has very slow swing speed. It has a charge attack though that allows players to hit multiple enemies in one 360 degree swing!

Check Out the Heavy Bladed Weapon List

1. Minotaur's Labrys

Minotaur
Weapon
(Icon)
MinotaurMinotaur's Labrys
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+25% CRIT Damage
-1 Adrenaline Cost for Overpower Abilities

How to Get the Minotaur's Labrys

How to Get the Minotaur

The Minotaur's Labrys is a reward for defeating the Minotaur and completing the "He Waits" quest in Messara. "He Awaits" is the final quest in the "Myths and Minotaurs" side quest line.

Check Out Messara Side Quest Guide

Weapon Overview

The Minotaur's Labrys has one of the most useful perks in the game, decreasing adrenaline cost for overpower abilities. On top of that, it increases damage for both Warrior abilities and critical hits.

Weapon Tips

Take full advantage of the decrease in adrenaline cost by alternating between melee combos and overpower attacks. Do perfect dodges to get more adrenaline to do overpower attacks.

2. Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon

Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon
Weapon
(Icon)
Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon StatsPolyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon
Ability +15% Assassin Damage
+15% Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons
+25% Damage on Elites and Bosses

How to Get Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon

How to Get the Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon

You will receive the Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon when you defeat the Cyclops and complete the "Stairway To Olympos" Side Quest from Kythera Island. Begin the quest line with "God Among Men".

Check Out Kythera Island Side Quest Guide

Weapon Overview

Make quick work of elite enemies and bosses with Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon. Its +25% damage to elites & bosses and another +15% damage to heavy bladed makes it extremely powerful.

Weapon Tips

When fighting elite enemies, such as captains and polemarchs, and Bosses, like the mythical monsters, switch to this weapon to do even more damage against them.

3. Swift Slayer

Weapon
(Icon)
Swift Slayer StatsSwift Slayer
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+15% Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons
+50% Damage and Elemental Buildup after Parry

How to Get the Swift Slayer

How to Get the Swift Slayer

You can buy the Swift Slayer for 250 Helix Credits at the Helix Store.

Weapon Overview

Swift Slayer takes advantage of parrying against enemies with its +15% Damage with Heavy Bladed Weapons and +50% Damage and Elemental Buildup after Parry perks.

Weapon Tips

Patience is key with this weapon. Wait for the perfect chance to parry and once successful, counter with a flurry of attacks while the enemy is staggered for a few seconds.

Strongest Weapons: Bows

The Only Long Distance Weapon Available

Assassins Creed Odyssey Bows

Only bows in the game can do damage from a distance. It's more skill based though as by itself, players have to take note of distance and projectile drop when firing arrows.

Check Out the Bow Weapon List Here

1. Hades's Bow

Hades
Weapon
(Icon)
HadesHades's Bow
Ability +15% Warrior Damage
+20% Fire Damage
Basic Arrows become Fire Arrows

How to Get Hades's Bow

How to Get Hades

You can loot Hades's Bow from the Mercenary with the "Of the Ashen Wake" title. He will start to appear when you get to Level 44.

Weapon Overview

Hades's Bow will allow you to rain fire to enemies as it turns all Basic Arrows into Fire Arrows. The damage is further amplified thanks to its +20% Fire Damage perk.

Weapon Tips

Fill out the Fire Attack and Fire Mastery to take full advantage of this bow. Don't waste fire arrows by using them with Hades's Bow.

2. Fanged Bow

Fanged Bow]
Weapon
(Icon)
Fanged Bow StatsFanged Bow
Ability +15% Assassin Damage
+20% Poison Damage
Basic Arrows become Poison Arrows

How to Get Fanged Bow

Fanged Bow Cave of Mt. Zas Naxos

To get the Fanged Bow, you have to loot the legendary chest located inside the cave of Mt. Zas in the Cove of Zeus in Naxos Island.

Weapon Overview

The Fanged Bow turns all of your normal arrows into poisoned ones. This is a great bow to equip when focusing on damage over time & dealing poison-based damage attacks.

Weapon Tips

It's best to pair this weapon with a poison-based armor set such as the Snake Set. This will ensure that you can deal massive damage over time not only with poison debuffs but poison attacks.

Check Out Legendary Armor - Snake Set!

3. Paris's Bow

Assassin
Weapon
(Icon)
ParisParis's Bow
Ability +15% Assassin Damage
+10% Bow Charging Speed
+20% Damage with Ghost Arrows of Artemis Ability

How to Get Paris's Bow

How to Get Paris

Players will receive Paris's Bow at the end of Episode 8 after you finally kill the Cultist Kleon the Everyman.

Check Out the Episode 8 Walkthrough Here

Weapon Overview

The already powerful Ghost Arrows of Artemis Ability becomes even more powerful when use with Paris's Bow. It provides 20% more damage to the ability!

Weapon Tips

Use Ikaros to know enemy positions when using the Ghost Arrows of Artemis with this bow. Additionally, move from your spot upon firing so enemies can't track you down.

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