On this page of our guide for Assassin's Creed Valhalla you will find a detailed walkthrough for the mission called Smashing the Compass.
After defeating The Arrow and The Leech Eivor, Stowe and Erke are ready to lure out The Compass and get rid of him for good.
Rewards: 3400 XP.
- Meet Stowe and Erke
- Escape Saint Paul's
- Rescue Stowe and Erke from the blaze
- Find and assassinate The Compass
- Speak to Stowe and Erke
Meet Stowe and Erke
Go to St. Paul's Cathedral to talk to Stow and Erke. The streets of Lunden are abuzz because people are unhappy with the fact that Avgos (The Arrow) and Sister Frideswid (The Leech) were assassinated and blame the Reeves.
Escape Saint Paul's
During Eivor's meeting with the Reeves someone sets fire to the cathedral. One of the escape routes leads through the window in the roof.
Jump on the scaffolding and then across the beams to the room shown in the picture above. Do not go down.
Climb to the top of the tower and then break the boards blocking the exit and get out of the burning building.
Rescue Stowe and Erke from the blaze
Someone barricaded the church's exit door and you have to break them down to release the Reeves from the burning trap.
At the door you will come across a whole troop of guards. You can eliminate all enemies and just let the Reeves out of the church or free them immediately to help you fight.
After the fight is over, talk to the men. Eivor will say that he/she saw a fleet of new ships enter the harbor from the roof of the building - it was certainly The Compass coming to town. Stowe wants to take over the Avgos' Springalds and cover the invaders with a rain of arrows. Erke, on the other hand, would prefer to get flank them, get past them and to the boat. You have to choose one action plan and you have limited time for this.
- Springalds with Stowe: You support the idea with Springalds and climb the defensive walls with Stowe. Attacking the enemy with ranged weapons is the easiest way to complete the mission;
- Flanking with Erke: if you feel comfortable as an assassin, it is worth to follow Erke's plan but the mission will take a little longer;
- I'll go alone: you choose your own way to the objective, and the Reeves do their own work. Your aim is the same - to kill the man known as The Compass.
Find and assassinate The Compass
No matter which option you choose your target is The Compass. Below we describe the further course of this mission with the use of Springalds, because it is the easiest way to do this task.
After setting up on your firing position, start eliminating the enemy troops. Instead of shooting directly at warriors, aim at jugs filled with oil. The explosion will be big enough to kill the soldiers. When you get rid of the soldiers on the boats, jump between the longboats to the last ship - this is where you will find The Compass.
Vicelin (The Compass) is a powerful man who uses a two-handed flail in combat. Before you start the boss fight, it is worth to use the nearby Springalds and shoot several projectiles at the boss. You have only 3 shots before your opponent destroys the weapon so aim at the sensitive points: left elbow, right elbow and left knee.
If you don't succeed with the first attept, use the Focus of the Nornir skill or just aim well and hit the boss' sensitive points.
This will bring your opponent to his knees and expose him to a powerful attack that will deprive him of about half health bar.
Most of The Compass' attacks are signaled by a yellow rune flash - you can parry them easily
Watch out for the red flash, which announces a powerful attack that cannot be blocked so you will have to avoid it. The Compass can, for example, catch Eivor and throw him into the sea or swing the powerful weapon and attack from the hip.
The Compass' special skill is the ability to call for reinforcements and order to attack the deck on which the fight is taking place. Nearby Springalds will then fire a rain fo arrows that will fall in the marked place. When the shots are coming you can either avoid them or block with your shield.
When your opponent is defeated, remember to confirm the killl and the fight will be over.
Speak to Stowe and Erke
When Vicelin (The Compass) is eliminated, return to the port to talk to the Reeves and complete the mission. The alliance with Lunden has been signed and you will receive 3400 XP as a reward.