This page of the Assassin's Creed Valhalla guide provides a walkthrough of the Goodwin boss fight. You will learn when the fight with Goodwin occurs, what attacks you may expect from him and how to avoid them as well as how to defeat him effectively and quickly.
The fight with Goodwin takes place during the Holy Day story quest. Eivor and his allies attack the city of Cippenhamm hoping to find King Aelfred, but Goodwin, Aelfred's trusted man, stands in their way and a fight ensues.
Goodwin fights with a long sword and a heavy shield. His Power is set at 340 points, making him a problematic enemy for those who have not developed their character to that level yet. Goodwin has three weak points: his right knee, right shoulder and back. When you hit these points, he will be stunned, which gives you a chance to launch a very powerful attack.
If you fight exclusively with melee weapons, probably the best tactic against Goodwin will be to use strong attacks to break through his defenses and knock him out, giving you a chance to land some accurate blows. If you fight while holding a shield, block your opponent's blows to gain an opportunity to counter.
Most of Goodwin's attacks are slow and signaled beforehand, so they are easy to avoid or block. However, watch out for attacks that are signaled by a red rune flash, such as stabs, which must be avoided.
Goodwin has access to an ability that sets his weapon on fire, allowing it to deal extra damage. If Eivor is hit multiple times in a row, he will take fire damage spread out over time.
Ranged weapons are also extremely effective against Goodwin, as your enemy will not be able to block shots at his head height, which will deal the most damage to him.
When your enemy's health drops to a low level, he will use the Hellfire skill, which will obscure your visibility slightly, but you may still go on with the fight.
After the fight, you can decide the fate of the defeated Goodwin.
- I will kill you: Goodwin gets down on one knee and prepares to die. Eivor kills him with one swift blow;
- I can still use you yet: Eivor says he will use Goodwin just as they wanted to use him. Goodwin says that he can't let that happen and slits his own throat.