To assassinate with stealth kill in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you will first have to unlock the hidden blade. You might be wondering why stealth attack, while playing as a Viking who loves to enter brutal combat and take down enemies from the front. While raiding and attacking from the front is necessary for most situations, there are scenarios in the game where it is beneficial to take down enemies silently with stealth kills. Hence, in this AC Valhalla stealth attack guide, we will enlist the best of tips and tricks that will help you with easy stealth kills in the game.
AC Valhalla Stealth Guide
We have divided this AC Valhalla stealth guide into five major aspects: crouching, enemy stress, detection, attraction, and assassination. Stealth kills are not easy to carry out seamlessly; hence, we have divided into the said aspects so that we can provide you with the best of tips and tricks for individual aspect. This will let you build a great stealth attack strategy according to your gameplay.
Before getting into the tips and tricks, let’s learn a little more about the weapon that you will need for executing a stealth attack. We are talking about the hidden blade here. To put it simply, you can unlock the hidden blade when two members of the Brotherhood traveling with Sigurd will gift it to your character. After receiving the gift of a hidden blade, you can make Eivor sneak behind enemies and stealth attack them. Now that you know about how and when you will get the hidden blade, it is time to delve deep into our AC Valhalla stealth guide.
AC Valhalla Crouching Guide
If you are a regular gamer, you would know the benefits of crouching for stealth attacks. Firstly, it makes your character less noisy while moving around swiftly. Secondly, it makes your character harder to spot for the enemies. Hence, crouching is one of the most important parts, if not the most important, of any stealth attack strategy you will ever make.
Luckily, there are plenty of tall grasses in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. You can simply sneak into the grasses while crouching to hide from the enemies. This will let you explore the enemy area without putting you at a major risk of being detected by enemies. If an enemy is close by when you are hiding in the tall grasses, you can simply stealth attack them from within the grass. If they are a little far from the grasses, you can distract them, which we will be talking about in a bit, to make them come closer to you. Once they are close enough you can again stealth attack them without leaving the safety of tall grasses.
You can crouch by pressing C on PC if you haven’t changed the controls. If you are using consoles, press X on Xbox One or Circle on PS4 to crouch in AC Valhalla.
AC Valhalla Enemy Stress Guide
Enemy stress is a sort of meter that tells you how close an enemy is to detect you while you are trying to sneak in. Whether or not an enemy is in your sight, they may spot you easily if they are close enough or have a high view advantage. The enemy stress meter helps you get a hint of an enemy is about to or has already spotted you.
When an enemy is close by or spotting you a line of sight will appear from the location where they are seeing you. The white light is the lowest threat and means that the enemy has not spotted you but soon will. It slowly turns to yellow light if you become more clearly visible and easy to spot to your enemies. The last level is when the sight light turns red. When the light goes red, it means that the enemy has clearly spotted you and will start to either chase you or inform other enemies.
If you are spotted by an enemy, there are two options available. You can either run quickly to get out of sight or attack the enemy. Hence, it is important to keep an eye out for the enemy’s stress level while sneaking around.
AC Valhalla Detection Guide
Having a clear idea of enemies’ location can be a huge plus point for stealth attacks in all the games, let alone Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Luckily, you can easily spot enemies using some skills and abilities even if they are not visible to the naked eye. There are two possible ways to mark your enemies, one is Odin’s Sight ability and the other is Raven’s Sight ability.
Odin’s Sight will be unlocked as you complete the prologue mission of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Once unlocked, press V on PC, and press and hold Right Joystick on Xbox One or PS4 to enable Odin’s Sight. This will mark all the nearby enemies in red, even if they are behind the walls. Odin’s Sight will help you inspect only a limited area, usually the area visible on the screen. If you want to scan a larger area, it is better to use your Raven.
The Raven’s Sight mode is already unlocked in the game. All you have to do to switch to Raven’s Eye View in AC Valhalla is press V on your keyboard (PC) or press up on the D-pad for Raven Mode on Consoles (PS4/Xbox One). This will get you a high viewpoint of a Raven and you can then inspect a larger area without any hassle. You can even enter Stationary Mode by pressing and holding the right mouse button on the PC. This will get you a zoomed view and allow you to even mark enemies. To mark enemies, you need to click the left mouse button. Once all the enemies are marked, you can plan your route accordingly and stealth kills enemies easily.
AC Valhalla Attraction Guide
You don’t want to wait for enemies to come closer to you because that can take quite long. Hence, you need to attract the enemies and give them a hint of your location so that they willingly come closer to you and then you can take them down. Although this is not much related to stealth attacks as making noise can attract more than one enemy at a time. However, it still reduces your exposure to all the enemies at once.
You can whistle to attract nearby enemies. Each and every enemy that hears your whistle will come to your location to inspect. When they are close by, simply use stealth attacks or normal attacks to take them down. The only thing you need to ensure here is to be ready for killing all the enemies who come to your location after hearing the whistle.
AC Valhalla Assassination Guide
This is the last part of the stealth attack. Until here, we have seen how to sneak from enemies and how to mark their location to make a strategy for your route and attacks. Now, we will see how to actually stealth attack and take down enemies. Once you have the hidden blade unlocked, you can sneak up to an enemy and use it to stealth attack.
You can refer to our hidden blade guide for detailed information about the same. To put it briefly, if you are able to sneak close to enemies without letting them being aware of you, simply press R1 on PS4, RB on Xbox One, and F on PC. Pressing the said buttons will initiate the stealth attack and take down the enemy in a single blow.
One thing to note here is that you can only take down standard enemies with light armor using a hidden blade. Enemies with heavy armors can only be attacked but not killed with the hidden blade.
That’s the end of our AC Valhalla stealth attack guide. With all the above information, you can prepare a great strategy according to your game style by combining several aspects. If you are looking for more such guides on the game, ensure visiting our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Wiki page. This page will provide you with the best tips and tricks to help you progress quickly in the game.