After leaving Norway and reaching England, Assassin's Creed Valhalla gives you the opportunity to expand your own settlement. This is an important part of the gameplay, providing access to upgrades, new items or even tasks. To build new buildings you need special materials - you will get them mainly through raids on abbeys. However, their number is limited, so it is worth knowing which buildings to erect in the first place. On this page of our guide you will learn which buildings in the settlement are the best and what they are used for.
ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT
Below you will find information which buildings in the settlement to build first. Other elements of the settlement are described in detail on a separate page of the guide - Settlement.
Hidden Ones Bureau
The building worthy of interest in the first place is the Hidden Ones Bureau. The construction of this structure unlocks the possibility of tracing and killing members of Order of the Ancients, a thread that revolves around the conflict between the Assassins and the Ancients (ancestors of the Templars).
A new tab dedicated to Order of the Ancients members will appear in the menu. The tree will enable you to follow the process of identification and elimination of individual people. This in turn contributes to the acquisition of special medallions, thanks to which you will receive new skills.
We have devoted a separate chapter to Order of the Ancients in our guide - it includes the most important information and locations of individual characters. We invite you to the page that will introduce you to the storyline of the Ancients.
Blacksmith is another important place, although its functions are probably known to you since the early stages of the game. The presence of a blacksmith in the settlement will enable you to increase the quality of your weapons. This will give you access to subsequent gear upgrades and the option to equip runes.
The blacksmith is closely related to the game elements, which we have described in detail on separate pages of the guide:
The inconspicuous Fishing Hut unlocks a completely new activity in Assassin's Creed Valhalla - fishing . After the purchase of the building, you will automatically get an item used for fishing. Now all you have to do is go over a body of water and pick the rod from the quick selection menu. Remember to control the tension of the line, and you will definitely catch the fish.
Additional activity is not all - you can exchange the fish you catch for runes and appearance elements (tattoos or hairstyles). It takes place though the fisherman staying in the hut in the settlement. The rarer the fish you deliver, the better reward you will get - you can search for fish locations yourself or buy information from traders.
Another building giving access to new items is the Hunter's Hut. This works in a similar way to the prizes you receive for fish - in return for providing individual trophies from the animals, you will receive runes or new elements of appearance.
Another new feature coming from investing in this building is the ability to track progress in finding and killing legendary animals - special varieties of boss-like animals. For delivering trophies from legendary animals you can receive unique weapons. You will find the locations of these animals in the section dedicated to secrets - List of all secrets.
Stable and Aviary
The construction of Stable and Aviary will unlock access to the purchase of new horses and birds - but this is only a cosmetic change and does not affect the stats in any way. Fortunately, this is not the only bonus that comes from constructing this building.
Much more important is the possibility to train a horse, i.e. to give it new skills. This way you can teach your horse how to swim or increase its stamina, which will enable you to gallop longer. Both abilities definitely facilitate and speed up exploration.
The last building on the list of the best buildings in Assassin's Creed Valhalla is Barrack. In barrack you can manage your crew, namely recruit and replace Vikings participating in raids. The possibility of recruiting jomsviking is particularly important. This is a special character, whose weapons are decided by you, enabling you to improve the warrior's value on the battlefield.