Crafting in Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a very important part of the game. You get relatively few new weapons - so you have to make sure that your weapon and armor are constantly upgraded to make your character stronger. This guide page contains all information on crafting. Here you will learn how to improve item statistics and how to increase their quality. We also give advice on how to obtain materials for crafting and whether it is possible to create new items in the game.
- How to improve item statistics?
- How to increase the quality of an item?
- How to obtain materials for crafting?
- Is it possible to create new items?
How to improve item statistics?
You can upgrade your armament from the equipment tab. That makes the improved weapon to inflict more damage, and the improved armor to increase its defensive functions. Point the cursor at a particular part of equipment and then select the Upgrade option. Upgrading is not free - you must have the right materials for crafting.
Additionally, the number of improvements is limited by the quality of the item. When you move your cursor on an item, you will see small rectangles - these are the number of times you can increase the item's statistics. In order to get more rectangles (and thus unlock the possibility to further increase its statistics) in a given item, you need to increase its quality.
You can improve not only the weapons and armors. You can also increase the maximum number of stored rations and arrows by improving the Ration and Quiver.
How to increase the quality of an item?
The next step in improving armament is to increase its quality. To do this, you have to go to the blacksmith (you will find him in the settlement). Then select the item and use the Enhance Quality option - for this, you will also need materials for crafting. Increasing the quality of an item does not improve its statistics. Instead, it unlocks more rectangles to increase the statistics and provides more space for new runes. In addition, increasing the quality of armament slightly changes the appearance of the item.
What are runes and how they work?
Runes providing additional bonuses are described on a separate page of our guide: Runes - how to equip?
The quality level of a given item affects the maximum number of improvements and is presented as follows:
- Fine quality - up to 2 improvements
- Superior quality - up to 4 improvements
- Flawless quality - up to 7 improvements
- Mythical quality - up to 10 improvements
How to obtain materials for crafting?
As mentioned earlier, every upgrade of an item and an increase in quality requires materials for crafting. All ways of obtaining crafting materials are described on a separate page of the guide: Crafting materials - how to get? Below you will find a summary of it:
- Skin is obtained by killing animals and searching them.
- Iron ore is obtained by destroying obsidian stones found in the game world.
- Coal, nickel, and tungsten ingots are usually found in the places marked on the map with yellow ingots.
- It is also worth mentioning that most crafting materials can be bought from merchants.
Is it possible to create new items?
Unfortunately, in Assassin's Creed Valhalla it is not possible to create completely new items. So focus on improving your statistics and increasing the quality of your weapons - the latter makes your weapons or armor change their appearance.