The Assassin's Creed Origins best weapons often aren't found via the most conventional methods. For example, you'll never come across either a rare or legendary weapon or shield through trading with a merchant, and you'll instead have to explore desolate tombs and other unique locations in order to horde the best weapons possible. We'll cover all this and more, including the different types of weapons, in our Assassin's Creed Origins best weapons guide.
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Assassin's Creed Origins Best Weapons
To start with, we'll give you a rundown of all the Assassin's Creed Origins weapon types, as well as the areas that each weapon type excels in.
Assassin's Creed Origins Swords:
- Regular Swords - These are your regular run-of-the-mill weapons. Excellent for quick attacks in rapid succession, but not necessarily great at dealing out heavy damage.
- Sickle Swords - The Sickle Swords are generally quicker than Regular Swords, but they can also deal out some nice Bleeding damage along with their regular damage.
- Dual Swords - As you can probably imagine, Dual Swords specialise in dealing out rapid attacks to any enemy, but they don't necessarily have very long reach, meaning you'll have to get up close and personal.
Assassin's Creed Origins Heavy Weapons:
- Heavy Blunts - These are generally the all-round heavy weapons, able to deal out some heavy damage, but also slow with a fairly long reach.
- Heavy Blades - These Heavy Blade weapons of Assassin's Creed Origins don't sacrifice speed for power, meaning they're a great option no matter the situation you're in.
- Scepters - The Scepter weapons are incredibly quick, and while they don't have the best damage rating from the heavy weapons group, they do have the longest reach.
- Spears - The Spear weapons sacrifice some raw attack power for incredibly long reach, meaning you can stand out of the range of most enemies.
Assassin's Creed Origins Bows:
- Hunter Bows - The Hunter Bows fire a single arrow at once, but they can deal bonus damage if you hold back the drawstring for maximum attack power.
- Light Bows - These Light Bows specialise in releasing arrows in rapid succession, meaning you can get in relatively close and loose a few arrows in the heat of battle.
- Warrior Bows - Thee Warrior Bows can fire multiple arrows at once, meaning they're best used when you're fighting at least one enemy at once.
- Predator Bows - The Predator Bows specialise in long-range precision fire, allowing you to pick off your enemies with arrows from afar.
Assassin's Creed Origins Best Weapons
But what are the best weapons in Assassin's Creed Origins? For starters, there are several levels of weapon rarity to uncover in the game. Blue denotes a common weapon or bow, purple signifies a rare weapon type, and gold denotes a legendary weapon, in other words, the very best of the best.
You should obviously go after Assassin's Creed Origins legendary weapons whenever possible, but finding them is a whole mission in itself. For a start, you're guaranteed to earn yourself a legendary weapon whenever you managed to take down a Phylakes. For more info on finding and killing these elite soldiers, head over to our Assassin's Creed Origins Phylakes guide.
But otherwise, you can regularly obtain either rare or legendary weapons whenever you successfully plunder unique locations. These mainly include Tombs that are scattered around the map of Assassin's Creed Origins, and two Tombs that we'd recommend venturing into are the Adorer of Thoth Tomb, and the Tomb of Khufu, pictured just above. Whenever you're in a Tomb, make sure to use the Animus Scan ability by pressing up on the D-pad to find any nearby treasure chests that Bayek can loot, whenever you enter a brand new area of the Tomb.
Although Assassin's Creed Origins legendary weapons will regularly have some of the higher damage ratings in the game out of any weapons, there is the chance that they can fall behind newer weapons you obtain, as you raise Bayek to higher levels. If this is the case, and you happen to have some weaker legendary weapons sat around in your inventory, make sure to head to the nearest blacksmith, where you can shell out some money to have the attack power of a legendary weapon raised to meet the current level of your weapon.