On this page of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla guide, you will find a description of the duel with the boss - Kjotve the Cruel. You will find out when it comes to confrontation with Kjotve, what attacks the boss has at his disposal, and how to avoid them, as well as how to defeat him effectively and quickly.
A duel with the boss Kjotve the Cruel takes place while completing Kjotve the Cruel story quest. Eivor and Siegfried arrive at the gate of the enemy's stronghold, to force him to confront them finally.
Rewards for defeating the boss:
- Raven Clan Helmet;
- Order of the Ancients Medallion.
The duel with Kjotve the Cruel is divided into three phases.
First phase of the fight
The opponent is confident enough to start a fight without any weapons, but this does not mean that he will be easy to defeat. Kjotve is an incredibly strong wrestler so he will try to shorten the distance between him and his opponent and catch them in his powerful arms. All his stronger attacks are signaled by a red aura around the boss appearing just before he attacks. When you notice it, immediately make a dodge to get out of Kjotve's reach.
It's best to damage the bosses with quick attacks after you avoid his punch. If you manage to move away from Kjotve, you will be able to shoot him with a bow – remember to aim at his head to do as much damage as possible.
Second phase of the fight
When Kjotve loses about 1/4 of his health, he will go for his weapons: two one-handed axes. Use this opportunity and shoot at least two arrows or use range skills like an axe throw. This should deplete a little bit of the boss' health bar.
When you see a red aura around Kjotve when he lifts his axes up, it means that he will make a powerful swing. Stay out of the range of this move – it can do really big damage. When Kjtove misses, he loses balance for a short while and is vulnerable to attacks.
His lunge attack is also extremely dangerous. When Kjotve jumps into the air, he will hit you with both axes at the same time – this attack can take a lot of your health. Try to run away from the boss or dodge to the side.
You should also watch out for the jump attack where he hits you with his knee. When the attack connects, Eivor will lose nearly 1/3 of their health points, get knocked down, and exposed to further attacks. Dodging to the side opens up a chance for a quick counterattack.
When Kjotve's axes start to leave an orange streak of light, it means that he is about to use another special attack. While moving towards you, he will first swing one weapon and then the other or both at once. This attack has a large range so try dodging behind the opponent's back – you will be able to use one heavy or 2 light attacks.
Every time Kjotve misses his attack and charges too far forward, shoot him at least once – this will help you quickly move on to the next phase of this fight.
Sometimes Kjotve manages to deflect an arrow with one of the axes, but he doesn't always do that.
Third phase of the fight
The fight moves to another area – you will have much less room for maneuvering. Your opponent will try to strike you off balance with powerful swings. However, all attacks are signaled so if you are careful enough, you will certainly avoid them. Attack after a successful dodge or block but do not stay too long near Kjotve.
Kjotve has a jumping attack with his knee – the same one from the second phase of this duel. Get out of the way when you notice that he is preparing to charge. When you dodge to the side, you'll have a chance to perform a quick counter.
Take advantage of your opponent's mistakes, dodge and counter, attack from a distance, and you should quicklydeal with Kjotve the Cruel, one of the many bosses encountered in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.