Opponents armed with shields can be problematic. On this page of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla guide, you will find some tips to help you fight this type of enemy.
How to defeat enemies with shields?
Fights with a challenging enemy equipped with a shield can be divided into several different situations:
- Go for a stealth attack from behind if you have a chance. To do this you will need a hidden blade, which you will get in one of the initial main quests. If you are not noticed, you have a chance to kill your enemy before he starts using the shield. Scout the surroundings by using the raven before you try to assassinate the target. This will allow you to determine the positions of the remaining enemies and allow you to make a plan for the upcoming battle. If there is tall grass nearby, you can use it to get behind the enemy's back unnoticed.
- Another good tactic is to use a bow. First of all, focus on aiming at the orange points on the opponent's body (their weak points). Combine these two weapons and use them in your tactics.
- If you fighting an enemy directly, you can do the following. Wait for the enemy with a large shield to attack, block it, and then quickly counterattack. In this way, you should be able to hit your opponent before he protects himself with the shield again.
You should also remember about dodging. It not only helps you to avoid getting hurt but also get behind the enemy's back. Evasions allow you to quickly cover a short distance – you have a chance to get behind the enemy's back and attack. Try to combine parrying attacks with dodges and back attacks.
Want more information and tips on killing enemies in Assassin's Creed Valhalla? Take a look at a separate page of our guide - Combat.