There is much to experience in the massive open world of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. But as is tradition, the Assassin Creed Series has a very strange way to mix historical accuracy with bizarre supernatural elements – and Odyssey is no exception. While most of you take on pirates, foot soldiers and the wicked members of the cult of cosmos through the various locations around the world, there are some meetings that will take some extra effort to find – leading to the most memorable battle of the Odyssey against legendary animals.
In this feature, we break down the Assassin's Creed Odyssey's most involved and unique quest line, inviting you to some mythological animals that refer to Greek mythology, including the Deadly Medusa and Cyclops. In addition to providing you with all the details of how to find them, we also offer some tips on how to overcome their unique challenges. There are obviously some spoilers in this article, which concerns the centerpiece of the game. Continue with caution.
Where to begin
To begin your epic quest to overcome the four mythological creatures that hide in ancient Greece, you must reach the midpoint of the most important Odyssey quest that takes you to the island of thera, just north of messara Having released the puzzles to get into the ruins, you meet a very important character inside, who will give you a new Odyssey quest-line called between two worlds. This quest commands you to find four lost Isu objects that have been stolen, which is now hidden from the famous world of Greece.
While you may want to drop everything and put out to complete this quest after the cutscene is finished, you are much better off the goin before much later into the main story. Not only do you want the right equipment to address some of the more challenging challenges, some of the legendary equipment that comes from these missions is also getting stronger. We would recommend that you end the main story, which takes you through many of the islands and premises that house these lost objects. What follows is the best order to address these creatures, based on the level.
The Sphinx and Where to Find
Marked as Level 35 Quest, the Commander of the Sphinx Mission, you find an artifact hidden in Boetia. Located on the south coast of Lake Koapis, you will find ancient Isu ruins enveloped in fog. On these ruins you will find a Sphinx statue and an NPC called Gorgias, searching for a piece of medallion to unlock the secrets of the temple. To find your apprentice, start the next stage of the search, which will make you travel to the Menoikeus grave. Located in the northeastern part of the Scorched Rolling Plains region of Boetia, you'll find remnants of the apprentice killed by a nearby alpha lion – who has also eaten the other half of the medallion. After securing the play, return to the ruins to proceed with the next part of the search.
When you return, you will find that Gorgias and the statue are missing. Before continuing, be sure to save your progress. With that part of the medallion that Gorgias has left, you will be able to place the item on a pedestal in the ruins, which will call the mythological sphinx. Surprisingly, you will not engage in an actual battle with Sphinx, but rather a careful attempt. After talking to the animal begins the challenge. You only have a chance to remove this meeting, as providing a wrong solution to the riddles will result in instant death. Furthermore, each subsequent repository of the storage will see another set of puzzles offered.
Think carefully before answering the Sphinx questions, as your answers also apply to multiple runes scattered around the ruins, which must be activated after the riddles are completed. If you can not find the run assigned to your given answers, you will meet certain judges. Having done it through the riddles correctly, you will be capturing Sphinx in your own game and collecting your first item together with a legendary Sphinx figurehead for your ship.
The Cycles and Where to Find It
You will probably be aware of the location of this particular mythological animal in the early days of your adventure. Found on the Isle of Thisvi just south of Phokis (one of the first areas you go to after getting the ship), you'll find the ancient Isu ruins after diving into the inner bay of Forgotten Isles. However, the door leading to the mythical Cyclops is sealed and will remain until you take the necessary quest. At a recommended level of 35, the search is that opens the cloaks of Cyclops, located on Kythera Island, towards the southernmost edge of the map. Go to the region known as Pilgrim Hill to find a commissioner near a statue, open mission A God among men. By taking this assignment, you eventually want Empedokles, who believes to be a god. After assisting him all over the island, he will venture away to the Isle of Thisvi to meet a godfather.
When you return to the small island, you enter the island underground to find Empedokles outside the door, who is ready to reunite with his other god. It's enough to say that things do not work for Empedokles, and you're left to fight the mythological creature. As one of the biggest enemies in the game, Cyclops – also known as Brontes, The Thunderer – has an advantage in terms of range and crude strength. However, the boss's slow speed and lumbering motion can be exploited. You can also aim at the obvious weak point in the glowing eye of your attack cases, which has a bad injury. Halfway through the game, Cyclops will become more aggressive, resulting in some falling debris throughout the chamber. Keep the chip away while avoiding falling rocks to take him down. After the game you get the next item, and along with Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon, a legendary heavy leaf.
Minotaure and Where You Find It
Located in Messara, on the island in the southeastern part of the map, you will cross a small town in Minotaur Hills that recommends the mighty animal. This area serves as a great place to learn more about the region's history, level up and get some new equipment – including a Minotaur replica helmet (which is just a bull's head shaped in a row). Just west of the city you will find the Knossos Palace ruins in Mino's heritage. In this area you will find a child named Ardos, who tries to save his father lost in the chambers of Minotaur under the palace. From the beginning of Mystery and Minotaur's quest, you learn more about the maze and discover that you must find the medallion to open up access.
From here you begin the Minotaurs and Men quests, which include subcommissions around the region, including Blood in the Water, Recollections and Full Circle. Along the way, you interact with the Allied Ardos father, local merchants, and help the boy's current caretaker. Lawsuits involving the janitor will cause you to cross paths with swordfish, which only happens to be a member of the cult of cosmos. After completing the tasks, you get the key to the maze of Minotaur. As you explore the maze, you find the body of Ardo's father, and not long after, it meets the mythological animal.
The battle with Minotaur can be quite challenging, which requires you to be at least level 40 to make a successful move. In this battle you must escape many of Minotaur's attacks and head in for an opening when it is vulnerable. The most powerful movement is a stroke attack, which you can see happily. The animal can also soak when it hits an obstacle, so you get some solid hits. Staying and attacking at a distance is also an effective way to overcome the animal. When you defeat the minotaur, you get the next object and a new legendary ax known as Minotaur's Labrys.
Medusa and where to find
For the final mythological animal, you must travel to the island of Lesvos, located in the northeastern corner of the map. At this point in the game, you probably have finished the story before traveling to this island, which is one of Odyssey's most difficult areas. To start the mission, go to the town of Eresos in the Petrified Valley, located on the southwestern coast of the island. In town you will find a female NPC called Bryce. After talking to her, you start the search Romancing the Stone Garden, which challenges you to find her lover lost in the emblematic temple. After learning more about the temple and its mysteries, you need a new quest called Shadows of Serpents, along with all its subcommissions that will open the path to Medusa.
These pages will take some time to complete as they make you travel across Lesvos and to the nearby island of Chios. One mission has you to infiltrate a village full of female hunters, all of them are deadly archers and agile warriors. But if you have already completed the Artemis lineup that involves the quest for legendary animals, your choices in this mission can allow you to become a leader of the village, so you will go without events. The second quest has tracked an adventurer who has made the dubious claim that he uses the spear that killed Medusa. After completing the necessary steps, return to the temple to open the way to Medusa's camp.
The battle against Medusa is Odyssey's most challenging and complex encounter. When one chooses to fight in the range of a group of stentemic acids on her side, Medusa can set goals-for you-while you also ring in antenna attacks that deal with heavy damage. To remove her protective shield, you need to eliminate her guards, all while avoiding her offensive looks and magic attacks. Throughout the room there are several stone drops, which can provide safe protection against her eyes. After removing minions, the leg becomes vulnerable, so you can handle direct damage to her. Under this condition, Medusa will teleport around the arena and immediately follow up with an energy battle. This will be a long battle, so be patient and hold on with a certain beat of attacks, both varied and close, and finally take out the Odyssey's hardest boss – serving you to the final object and the legendary sword Harpe of Perseus .
To learn more about Assassin's Creed Odyssey, check out our full review, along with our breakdown of some useful tips to help you with your journey in the game.