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The Ability tree.

The skill tree is an in-game user interface that allows the player to upgrade the Skills and Abilities of Eivor Varinsdottir during the Viking expansion into England,[1] her later visits to Ireland[2] and Francia,[3] and while exploring her visions of Odin's genetic memories in Svartálfaheimr.[4] A total of 38 Abilities can be unlocked and are classified as either Melee or Ranged. Abilities are earned every time the player collects a Book of Knowledge hidden in the world, and are either passive in nature or require a command prompt to be activated.[1]

The sole exceptions to this rule are both the ranged and melee versions of Poison Strike and Fire Strike, which are passive Abilities that are instead earned by delivering Order of the Ancients medallions and pages from The Magas Codex to Hytham in the Hidden Ones' local bureau in Ravensthorpe.[5] Up to 8 individual Abilities can be equipped at any time, split evenly between the control wheels. An Ability upgrades when Eivor finds two copies of the same book.[1]

Abilities

Ranged

Ability Description Upgrade 1
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Poisonous Powder Trap
Attaches a small pouch to your arrow that spreads a volatile powder wherever the arrow strikes. Any nearby movement causes the powder to burst into a poisonous mist. Anyone who walks near is for an unpleasant surprise! Attaches a small pouch to your arrow that spreads a volatile powder wherever the arrow strikes. Any nearby movement causes the powder to burst into a poisonous mist. Anyone who walks near is for an unpleasant surprise! Your trap can now be triggered twice.
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Incendiary Powder Trap
Attaches a small pouch to your arrow that spreads a volatile powder wherever the arrow strikes. Any nearby movement causes the powder to burst into flames. Surprise clueless passersby! Attaches a small pouch to your arrow that spreads a volatile powder wherever the arrow strikes. Any nearby movement causes the powder to burst into flames. Surprise clueless passersby! The powder can be detonated a second time.
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Ranged Poison Strike
Applies a poisonous concoction to the tips of your arrows. Applies a poisonous concoction to the tips of your arrows. Applied poison splashes in an arc in the flight of the arrow, poisoning all enemies caught in the arc.
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Ranged Fire Strike
Set the tips of your arrows aflame. Anything it hits will catch fire. Set the tips of your arrows aflame. Anything it hits will catch fire. The fire blazes in an arc in front of you, instantly setting enemies caught in the arc ablaze.
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Piercing Shot
Shoot an arrow with enough force to pierce through nearly any obstacle. Shoot an arrow with enough force to pierce through nearly any obstacle. Multiply damage for each enemy the arrow passes through.
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Mark of Death
Hold RT / R2 to mark selected enemies. Release to let fly a deadly volley of arrows. Hold RT / R2 to mark selected enemies. Release to let fly a deadly volley of arrows. Increase maximum number of targets.
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Raven Distraction
Use your raven, Sýnin, to briefly distract your enemies. Use your raven, Sýnin, to briefly distract your enemies. Sýnin attacks the target to begin the distraction. During combat, Sýnin stuns the target.
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Man's Best Friend
Sic your wolf on an enemy. Sic your wolf on an enemy. Your wolf will stay to fight by your side.
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Axe Blizzard
Aim and throw a devastating barrage of axes. Aim and throw a devastating barrage of axes. Complete the full series of Axe Blizzard by adding a bloody finishing combo of extra throws.
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Focus of the Nornir
Use the power of the Nornir to aim and shoot at your enemies with fateful speed. Use the power of the Nornir to aim and shoot at your enemies with fateful speed. Each killed enemy increases damage dealt.
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Thorn of Slumber
An arrow marked with the Svefnthorn symbol puts targets to sleep almost instantly. An arrow marked with the Svefnthorn symbol puts targets to sleep almost instantly. On impact, arrows expel a cloud of poison, putting anyone nearby to sleep.

Berserker Trap
Attaches a trap to your arrow, spreading hallucinatory powder. Any nearby movement causes the trap to trigger. Surprise clueless passersby!  N / A

Percussion Arrow
Hit an enemy's Shield to create a shockwave that staggers and damages nearby enemies. N / A

Smoke Bomb Arrow
Attaches a small pouch to your arrow that bursts into smoke on impact. Blinded by smoke, enemies are unable to act. Attaches a small pouch to your arrow that bursts into smoke on impact. Blinded by smoke, enemies are unable to act. The smoke now bursts into flame on contact with fire, setting alight nearby enemies.

Irish Wolfhound
Call an Irish Wolfhound to defend you like a very good dog against all attackers. Call an Irish Wolfhound to defend you like a very good dog against all attackers. Your Wolfhound protects you longer.

Golden Flame
Attach an explosive to an enemy that detonates after a short delay. Attach an explosive to an enemy that detonates after a short delay. Victims can be reoriented and shoved away by holding directional movement buttons.

Goule Breath
Lace an arrow with deadly poison that causes those struck to become horrifyingly ill. Lace an arrow with deadly poison that causes those struck to become horrifyingly ill. The poison vaporizes into a cloud that engulfs the area.

Plague of Rats
Coat an arrow with rat bait that attracts a swarm of vicious rats to the arrow's landing point, after a short delay. Coat an arrow with rat bait that attracts a swarm of vicious rats to the arrow's landing point, after a short delay. More rats are attracted over a wider area.

Knockback Arrow
Shoot a special arrow that sends the enemy flying backwards.

Dream World Amplified
Shoot a lightning arrow that stuns enemies around the target and strikes them with chain lightning.
Shoot a special arrow that sends the enemy flying backwards. The hit enemy knocks back any other enemies in their path.

Dream World Amplified
Shoot a lightning arrow that stuns enemies around the target and strikes them with chain lightning. When the target falls to the ground, enemies surrounding it are stunned.

Split Shot
Shoot ten arrows in a cone-shaped radius in front of you.

Dream World Amplified
Shoot ten electrified arrows in a cone-shaped radius in front of you. Hit enemies are staggered and struck by chain lightning.
Shoot ten arrows in a cone-shaped radius in front of you. Hit enemies will be interrupted and knocked back.

Dream World Amplified
Shoot ten electrified arrows in a cone-shaped radius in front of you. Hit enemies are staggered and struck by chain lightning. Hit enemies will be interrupted and knocked back.

Melee

Ability Description Upgrade 1
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Rush & Bash
Hold RT / R2 to rush continuously. While rushing, make contact with any enemy to grab and pick them up. Throw enemies you've grabbed off ledges, or to charge through other enemies, or throw them off ledges, or slam them into walls for extra damage. Hold RT / R2 to rush continuously. While rushing, make contact with any enemy to grab and pick them up. Throw enemies you've grabbed off ledges, or to charge through other enemies, or throw them off ledges, or slam them into walls for extra damage. Eivor takes advantage of enemies stunned from a wall slam to finish with an extra punishing attack.
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Blinding Rush
Use stamina to move undetected. Ends upon enemy contact. Use stamina to move undetected. Ends upon enemy contact. Successful Assassination doesn't interrupt the ability.
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Poison Strike
Applies a poisonous concoction to your right-hand melee weapon. Poisoned enemies suffer additional damage over time. Applies a poisonous concoction to your right-hand melee weapon. Poisoned enemies suffer additional damage over time. The concoction splashes in an arc in front of you, instantly poisoning enemies caught in the arc.
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Kick of Tyr
A ferocious kick that sends enemies flying backwards. Enemies who strike objects or other enemies will suffer additional damage. A ferocious kick that sends enemies flying backwards. Enemies who strike objects or other enemies will suffer additional damage. Kicked enemies will remain down and at your mercy.
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Vengeance of Thor
Hold RT / R2 to concentrate all your strength into an unstoppable attack. The longer you hold, the more powerful the attack will become. Hold RT / R2 to concentrate all your strength into an unstoppable attack. The longer you hold, the more powerful the attack will become. You can charge-up twice for the ultimate attack.
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Feign Death
Fool enemies by playing dead. Fool enemies by playing dead. Trigger a surprise assassination from a prone position.
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Dive of the Valkyries
Launch yourself into the air and come crashing down onto your enemies. Launch yourself into the air and come crashing down onto your enemies. Inflict stun damage within a large radius of impact.
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Harpoon Impalement
Impale an enemy with your harpoon and throw them in any direction using L-stick. Enemies who strike objects or other enemies will suffer massive damage. Impale an enemy with your harpoon and throw them in any direction using L-stick. Enemies who strike objects or other enemies will suffer massive damage. Eivor can finish by pulling the enemy close and killing them with style!
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Rage of Helheim
Enter a fit of rage and slam your enemy to the ground, leaving them helpless in face of a barrage of hits. Alternate quickly between LB / L1 and RB / R1 tabs to avoid losing balance. Enter a fit of rage and slam your enemy to the ground, leaving them helpless in face of a barrage of hits. Alternate quickly between LB / L1 and RB / R1 tabs to avoid losing balance. Land more blows with faster taps.
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Fire Strike
Applies fire to your right-hand melee weapon. Enemies that catch fire will suffer additional damage over time. Applies fire to your right-hand melee weapon. Enemies that catch fire will suffer additional damage over time. The fire blazes in an arc in front of you, instantly setting enemies caught in the arc ablaze.
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Throwing Axe Fury
Hurl throwing axes at all enemies in range. Hurl throwing axes at all enemies in range. Any enemy struck will also be staggered.

Vikingr Salute
When close to an enemy, inflict a devastating headbutt. When close to an enemy, inflict a devastating headbutt. Enemy incapacitated longer.

Shoulder Bash
Eivor performs a shoulder bash that pushes back enemies and destroys objects. N / A

Battle Cry
In a fit of rage, Eivor lets out a blood curdling scream, gaining strength and causing nearby enemies to stumble backwards in fear, interrupting their attacks. N / A

Precision Axe Throw
Eivor performs a devastating axe throw that targets an enemy's weak point. N / A

Spinning Harpoon
Eivor performs a spinning attack which then connects into a powerful finisher. Enemies caught in the spin are knocked back. N / A

Explosive Retreat
Jump backwards and trigger a staggering explosion where you were standing.

Dream World Amplified
Jump backwards and cause lightning to strike the ground, dealing damage to all in range.
Jump backwards and trigger a staggering explosion where you were standing. Incoming damage is halved for 10 seconds after usage.

Dream World Amplified
Jump backwards and cause lightning to strike the ground, dealing damage to all in range. Gain a protective electric shield for 10 seconds, halving damage sustained.

Rage Axe
Perform a series of strong axe hits. Press RS / R3 at the right time to perform a finishing uppercut. Doing so will consume an additional Adrenaline bar.

Dream World Amplified
Perform a series of strong axe hits which stun the enemy. Press RS / R3 at the right time to perform a finishing uppercut. Doing so will consume an additional Adrenaline bar.
Perform a series of strong axe hits. Press RS / R3 at the right time to perform a finishing uppercut. Doing so will consume an additional Adrenaline bar. After the uppercut finisher, the enemy is pushed back.

Dream World Amplified
Perform a series of strong axe hits which stun the enemy. Press RS / R3 at the right time to perform a finishing uppercut. Doing so will consume an additional Adrenaline bar. After the uppercut finisher, the enemy is struck by chain lightning and pushed back.

Skills

The skill tree.

Players also have access to a skill tree, which gives its own powers separate from the above Abilities. A total of 38 Skills can be unlocked and are assigned to one of 3 trees, Raven (stealth), Bear (warrior), or Wolf (ranged). Skill points are earned every time the player gains 1000 XP, completes a standing stone puzzle or a cairn, or collects a Book of Knowledge hidden in the world. The points are used to unlock skills that are either passive in nature or require a command prompt to be activated. The "path" through the trees is not linear, with players able to allocate points anywhere as they see fit. Unlike Abilities, once a Skill is unlocked, it remains available at any time and does not need to be equipped for use.[1]

Raven

Skill Description
Brush With Death Dodging just before an attack lands grants you heightened senses making others around you slower for a time.
Counter Roll Dodge towards an enemy’s Rune Attack just before it lands to vault directly behind them.
Backstab Landing a blow directly on an enemy's back will inflict increased defense damage and cause them to stagger.
Advanced Assassination Unlocks the ability to assassinate high-level targets with a timing-based attack.
Breakfall Eivor automatically performs a roll when landing from a dangerous height, reducing the amount of damage taken.
Chain Assassination After performing a successful assassination, throw an axe at a second NPC standing in close proximity.
Predator Bow Combo Consecutive headshots with a Predator Bow deals extra damage.
Guided Arrow Your proficiency with the Predator Bow allows you to perform unbelievable feats of accuracy. Press RB / R1 to adjust the arrow's trajectory as it flies.
Missile Reversal Send it right back at 'em. Catch and throw back virtually any projectile to its sender by pressing LB / L1 just before it hits you.
Auto-Loot Loot an enemy automatically after a melee kill or stealth takedown.
Assassin's Cantrip Following a successful parry, quickly press Y / △ to throw a smoke bomb at your feet and disappear.
Explosive Corpse Booby-trap a dead body to damage anyone who investigates it. Hold RS / R3 near a dead body to load it with explosive powder.
Miasma Enemies who die from one of your poison attacks will release a toxic cloud around them, infecting those who enter.
Assassin Slide Hold B / O while sprinting to slide into enemies and knock them off balance.
Assassin Carry Press RB / R1 to automatically carry a body after a successful assassination.
Raven's Loot Your raven gathers loot from targets killed with ranged attacks.
Intense Rage Ignore hit interruptions while performing your next off-hand parry or special attack. This effect recharges after a few seconds.
Mounted Archer Eivor can use their bow ability while mounted.
Light Fingered Eivor will now automatically pick up nearby loot with a quick flick of the wrist (without having to press the interact button).
Thrill of War Gain adrenaline as long as you remain in conflict.
Master Counter Roll Adds a Hidden Blade strike while executing a Counter Roll.
Riposte With your Off-Hand free, hitting an enemy immediately after a successful Parry deals Critical damage.
Single-Hand Versatility Within seconds of an Ability ending, and with your Off-Hand free, using another Ability from the opposite Ability Wheel will not cost any Adrenaline.

Bear

Skill Description
Dual Swap When Dual-Wielding, hold RT + RS / R2 + R3 to swap weapon hands.
Stomp When an enemy fails to the ground, press RS / R3 to stomp on their face.
Light Bow Combo Consecutive shots with a Light Bow deals extra damage.
Heavy Dual Wield You can dual wield with heavy weapons. This will alter the stats and handling of each weapon.
Terror After a Stun Finisher, weak enemies nearby may cower in fear.
Berserker's Mettle Fight with reckless abandon. A partially filled adrenaline bar will not be affected by an enemy's first strike.
Battlefield Cremation Enemies who perish from one of your fire attacks will continue to burn, dealing fire damage to enemies nearby.
Warrior Takedown Attempt a RT / R2 takedown on an unaware enemy with your melee weapon. It will alert all enemies around you but will fill you adrenaline for every one of them.
Perfect Attack Press RB / R1 again during a weapon swing to do more damage on the next hit.
Sprint Bash Unlocks the ability to bash into breakable objects and push NPCs to the ground while sprinting.
Adrenaline Fiend When 1 or more adrenaline slots are filled, you gain a damage boost and attack-speed boost. This effect augments with each slot filled.
Parry Damage Successful parries also deal damage to the attacker.
Arrow Volley Discharge all loaded arrows at once by holding and releasing RB / R1 with a Light Bow. Each volley of arrows has stamina cost.
Fight Ready Always start a fight with an adrenaline-filled slot.
Longship Brace When you are in command of the longship, the crew will raise their shield with you.
Fearless Leaper When activated, the leap attack damage has a larger area of effect and can be done at any height.
Cold Rage Ignore hit interruptions while performing successive regular melee attacks. This effect recharges after a few seconds.
Shield Master Eivor automatically rotates to block incoming attacks by holding up their shield.
Heidrun Slam Knock enemies back with a powerful knee slam while sprinting.
Iðunn's Heart Draw upon the vitality of Iðunn. Passively regenerate recent health loss after a short delay.
Perfect Parry Parry in the nick of time to deal additional damage to the attacker.
Heal on Kill Killing an enemy restores some Health if you are at low Health and have no Rations.
Single-Hand Defense When at full Health and with your Off-Hand free, the first successful enemy attack deals no damage to you and knocks them back.

Wolf

Skill Description
Hunter Bow Combo Release your arrow as you finish drawing it to make the next one draw faster.
Bow Stun Finisher Press RS / R3 when aiming at a stunned enemy head to trigger a Bow Stun Finisher.
Bow to Melee Link Alternating between bow and melee attacks deal extra damage for a short time.
Emergency Aim Holding LT / L2 will snap your aim to the enemy as they detect you, giving you an opportunity to kill him and remain undetected.
Arrow Reinforcement With this skill, loosed arrows will never break and may be collected from fallen enemies.
Stealth Adrenaline While in stealth, gain Adrenaline by looting a chest or pick-pocketing in a restricted area.
Stealth Recon Automatically highlight enemies when crouched and undetected.
Charged Shot Fire two fully charged arrows by pressing RB / R1 with the Hunter Bow. This attack cannot be canceled.
Battleground Bolt Press Y / △ to pick up the nearest discarded weapon, and automatically throw it at an enemy in sight.
Sprint Attack Press RB / R1 while sprinting to do a sprint attack.
Last Chance Healing When your health reaches a critical state in conflict, everything around you will appear to move slower, giving you time to heal or flee.
Grit Regain the "red portion" of your health bar when landing successful melee hits on enemies.
Power Stroke Press L-stick to trigger a speed boost on the longship at the cost of stamina.
Arrow Looter Eivor has a greater chance of looting arrows from archers.
Loot Food Eivor now has a higher chance of looting food from dead bodies.
Eye of the North Prevents flinching from hits while aiming with your bow. This effect recharges after a few seconds.
Unstoppable While in combat, Eivor's sprint becomes unblockable and knocks enemies back at the cost of stamina.
Survival Instinct When at less than a third health, hold the "Heal" command for partial healing (exchange adrenaline for health).
Wolf Warrior Your damage increases the lower your health.
Improved Bow Stun Finisher Initiating the Bow Stun Finisher will now shoot arrows at all stunned enemies in view.
Combat Dive You're immune to all damage while performing a roll.
Cunning Shot Performing an Alternate Shot with any kind of Bow will award some Adrenaline.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  2. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Wrath of the Druids
  3. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – The Siege of Paris
  4. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Dawn of Ragnarök
  5. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaBreaking the Order

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