One of the hardest things to do in AC Valhalla is defeating several legendary animals of different power levels. These animals are all over the map. After killing these animals players can take them to Wallace at the Hunter’s Hut. Trophies for killing these animals will display in the longhouse. Some of these animals are more difficult to defeat than others, but players can take these animals down with the right style of combat.
The first thing players need to see before taking on these animals is that their power levels are high enough.
1. Where to Find & How to Defeat Legendary Animals in AC Valhalla?
There are around 12 Legendary Animals in AC Valhalla, let’s see where to find & how to defeat them:
- Black Stout
- O Yan Do’ Ne
- Gemad Wulf
- Black Shuck
- Elk Of The Bloody Peaks
- Beast Of The Hills
- Aelfred’s Battle Sow
- Wildcats Of The Weald
- Bear Of The Blue Waters
- The Corpse Feeders
- The Blood Swine
Legendary Animal #12 – Black Stout
- Power Level: 469
The first Legendary Animal is Black Stout, a wild boar. This is one of the hardest beasts to defeat due to the insanely high power level. Players can find this wild boar in the northeast section of Connacht in Ireland and you’ll have to fight this beast in a swamp area.
To fight this boar, players should take a long-range fight and shoot bows to hit the weak points on its legs. You need to dodge its attack too as one hit from its tusks could cause you a lot of damage. Once you knocked down this beast, use your critical attacks to finish it.
After defeating Black Stout you will get the Bone Sickle as a reward!
Legendary Animal #11 – O Yan Do’ Ne
- Power Level: 100-120
The next Legendary Animal is a giant moose O Yan Do’ Ne. Players can find this giant moose in Vinland at a location called Loterio‘tatterton:ke. To defeat this beast players should have both bow and club in their inventory, players should also have good armor before going in to fight.
The main attack of this beast which causes the players a lot of damage is an unblockable charge followed by a spinning kick. This beast can also kick dirt in your face to make your vision blurry. The best chance to defeat this beast is to have perfect dodges.
After defeating this O Yan Do’ Ne, the giant moose, players will receive 175 leather and 2x Skill points as a reward.
Legendary Animal #10 – Gemad Wulf
- Power Level: 220
The next Animal is The Gemad Wulf and this beast is very quick. Players can find this animal in Lincolnscire among some ruins. The best weapon option to fight it is to have single-handed weapons since they allow more hits in a short period.
You should also equip an ability called Poison Strike and use a skill called Miasma. This skill will release a toxic cloud each time one of Gemad Wulf’s fellow companions dies from your poisonous weapon.
After defeating this legendary animal, players will receive 2x skill points and Cricket-Wulf Head as the reward.
Legendary Animal #9 – Black Shuck
- Power Level: 160
The next Legendary Animal is from Norse Mythology known as Black Shuck. This beast is located in East Anglia and it attacks by running around Eivor for the span of the attack. There are two ways to kill this creature, either a long-ranged fight or the use of a poison or fire ability.
A few skills we think would work fighting it are Brush with Death, which is used to slow down time after a successful dodge, and Grit. This skill is useful when the beast knocks you down and decides to tear into you as it will refill your red portion of your health bar when you perform successful melee hits.
After defeating this beast, players will receive the Black Shuck’s head and 2x skill points as the reward.
Legendary Animal #8 – Steinnbjorn
- Power Level: 400
The next Legendary Animal is a giant bear known as Steinnbjorn. Players can find this bear in Jotunheim. Players will be fighting this animal as Havi, which is one of the best things about the game. This bear has a power level of 400, so it’ll be harder to defeat this beast.
The bear is slow, but this bear attacks by projecting ice waves which cause you a fair amount of damage. This bear also projects straight lines of ice which players need to dodge. The best plan to defeat this beast is to have long-ranged combat and attack its weak spots. The glowing spots on its body will be its weak spots.
Once players take down Steinnbjorn, they’ll receive 2x skill points and some rations as the reward.
Legendary Animal #7 – Elk Of The Bloody Peaks
- Power Level: 1
The next Legendary Animal on our list is an elk known as the Elk of The Bloody Peaks. Players can find it in Rygjafylke in Norway. This is one of the most aggressive animal. Players should have the skill called the Brush with Death, as this beast can deal you damage by attacking you from all sides of its body.
Players need to be at their best with their dodging skills, but players can also use the ability called Man’s Best Friend to cause distractions. Fire and poison abilities are also good choices in defeating this beast. The main aim should be for its lungs with all your attacks.
You’ll receive 2x skill points and Elk of the Bloody Peaks head as the reward.
Legendary Animals #6 – Beast Of The Hills
- Power Level: 190
This Legendary Animal is the most difficult to find of them all. This animal is located underground and the entrance is in some ancient ruins. The bear can heal itself by drinking, but this bear is slow which allows players to attack from behind.
Using fire and poison abilites works well in defeating this beast and any weapon build would work to kill this beast as its slow.
After defeating this Animal, players will receive 2x Skill points and Beast of the Hills Head as the reward.
Legendary Animal #5 – Aelfred’s Battle Sow
- Power Level: 250
The next Legendary Animal is Aelfred’s Battle Sow, it is a Cattle and players can find it on a farm located in Suthsexe. Before going into combat with this animal make sure your stamina is enough as you’ll need to dodge its every attack. Melee and ranged, both weapons would be perfect to go in battle with it.
It cannot hit from behind until its health is very low. Fire and poison abilities are best to attack this animal with.
After defeating this beast Cattle, players will receive Aelfred’s Battle-Cattle’s head and x2 Skill Points as the reward.
Legendary Animal #4 – Wildcats Of The Weald
- Power Level: 340
Players will be fighting with two of these beasts. Wildcats of The Weald can be found in Hamtunscire. All players need to do is follow the path of the dead animals to uncover their location. Man’s Best Friend is one of the best abilities to fight these creatures.
While your wolf friend will distract one of the Wildcats, players will take down the other one. The long-ranged fight won’t work with these creatures as they’re very fast. Adding fire and poison abilities to your weapons would help you a lot in defeating them.
When players defeat these Wildcats, they’ll receive Wildcat’s head and 2x Skill Points as the reward.
Legendary Animal #3 – Bear Of The Blue Waters
- Power Level: 310
The next Legendary Animal is a Polar bear known as Bear Of The Blue Waters. Players can find this polar bear in Norway in Hordafylke. This bear is slow, so it cannot attack you when you’re behind it.
Long-ranged fights are more useful in killing this bear. Attack this beast’s weak spots, and aim for its knees to stun it. Fire and poison are the best abilities to use in your weapon.
After defeating this Legendary Animal, the players will receive the Bear-King’s head and 2x Skill Points as the reward.
Legendary Animal #2 – The Corpse Feeders
- Power Level: 160
The next animals are three wolves known as The Corpse Feeders. These wolves can be found in Oxenefordscire. Before fighting these wolves, players should know that they can heal themselves by eating corpses.
Players need to be at their best with dodging and they should have quick weapons and light armor. The players need to be focused on one wolf at a time and use abilities like fire, poison, and even Man’s best friend ability.
After defeating these wolves, players will receive the Death Hound’s head and 2x Skill Points as the reward.
Legendary Animal #1 – The Blood Swine
- Power Level: 210
You can find The Blood Swine in a swamp in Eurvicscire. This swamp is full of tall grass, which makes it harder for players to spot it. As it’ll be difficult to see Blood Swine, players will need to engage in closed-range battle, choosing a good melee build is the best option.
Players can also use fire and poison abilities in their weapons to drain its HP as it runs around you during combat.
After defeating this legendary animal, players will get Blood-Pig’s head and 2x Skill Points as the reward.
2. Overall Reward after defeating Legendary Animals in AC Valhalla.
When players have defeated all the Legendary Animals in AC Valhalla and bring all the heads of these animals to Hunter’s Hut, they’ll get an achievement/trophy named “Master Hunter”. After you bring each animal’s head to Wallace at Hunter’s Hut, the head will be mounted as a trophy on the longhouse. You’ll also get item rewards as a Thanks from Wallace.
The 2nd, 5th, 7th, and 10th, head will each reward you with a piece of the Skratii Scheme tattoo set. For the 1st, 3rd, and 6th head you will receive three settlement cosmetic items. The reward for the 9th head is the Petra’s Arc predator bow, and the final head, the 4th head will reward you with the Vordr’s Bite dane axe.
3. About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the twelfth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft in 2020. The game is an action role-playing video game set in 872–878 AD. It is based on a fictional story during the Viking expansions into the British Isles. Players get to play Eivor Varinsdottir, a Viking raider fighting for peace and order among the Assassin Brotherhood.
The modern-day portion of the story is set in the 21st century. It portrays Layla Hassan, an Assassin who relives Eivor’s memories to find a way to save the Earth from destruction. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Stadia, and PlayStation 5.