Ubisoft Quebec’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an amazing entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, seeing you travel across ancient Greece fighting a variety of enemies. But is the kraken in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey?
The kraken is not present in the game and is not from Greek mythology. There are very few fights against creatures in the water aside from sharks. There are other mythical creatures to fight on land that you’ll need all your equipment and abilities for.
Let’s look at the mythical monsters and sea creatures in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, where to find them and some tips on how to defeat them.
Where to Find Kraken in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey?
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey doesn’t contain a kraken.
The kraken is a fictional legendary sea monster of myth. The exact genesis of it is unclear, but is thought to have started with sailors from Norway.
Describing a kraken as an octopus of enormous size that could pull down ships, the Dano-Norwegian Hans Egede has one of the earliest accounts of it. It is thought that such stories started from the sightings of giant squid that could grow to 50 feet.
The only real sea life you’ll come across once you get access to the ship in the latter half of the game is sharks. While these are formidable opponents, they’re not going to be taking down your ship so you’re safe on deck.
Using arrows is by far and away the best way to take care of sharks as they will destroy you in hand-to-hand combat. Tag them with Icaros and you can even shoot arrows while floating on the surface of the water.
Bounties will create shark spawns, or you can sink ships and sometimes that will attract sharks to feed on the dead sailors.
Does AC Odyssey Have Sea Monsters?
There are no epic sea battles involving sea monsters in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, including all the DLCs.
This is an interesting artistic choice as Greek mythology is replete with sea monsters.
This includes the Ketos Troias sent by Poseidon to destroy Troy; the Scylla which used to pull sailors off ships; the giant whirlpool maker Kharybdis; and the centaur-like sea creatures Ichthyo Kentauroi.
The closest battles in the sea you’ll get with non-humans are the shark battles, which can be pretty tricky in the early parts of the game. Assassin’s Creed Origins offers some fights with some Nile crocodiles, which can also tear you apart if you’re not paying attention.
Does AC Odyssey Have Mythical Creatures?
Found after completing the side missions in Kythera titled A God Among Men, you’ll come across this massive creature called Brontes.
Although very large and having some powerful attacks, he is very slow and telegraphs his attacks.
One of the most recognizable mythical creatures of ancient Greece, the Minotaur fight doesn’t disappoint in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey although it is one of the tricker fights in the game.
Boasting a huge set of curved horns and an upper body of a bull with a sturdy lower body of man covered in fur, the Minotaur has glowing red eyes and a huge double bit ax.
Found after completing the questline on Messara island titled Myths and Minotaurs, it is a battle divided into two parts with the second half being quite a lot tougher as the arena gets smaller and the Minotaur is faster and quicker, with some of his attacks being one-shot.
One of the most difficult battles if not the toughest in the game, Medusa is best fought with certain gear and equipment.
Medusa features a head of snakes as well as snakes around her body, and teleports around the boss arena area, making her hard to hit.
She also uses a petrifying beam that will keep you stuck to the spot, making you very vulnerable to her attacks, especially from the minions she spawns.
Found via the Romancing The Stone quest line started on Lesbos island, Medusa has an impenetrable shield for most of the fight, meaning you have to attack when this is down. The only time this comes down is after her minions are defeated.
The battle goes through three stages, with her summoning three, four and then five minions. Medusa also has an area of effect attack that summons lightning beams onto the place where you’re standing. She can also grab you if you’re too close, which can be a one-shot.
You’ll want to make sure that you go for a Hunter build that includes high critical hit damage and chance for critical hits. The bow will be one of the best tools to have, and fire arrows are recommended via the appropriate engraving.
Multi-shot can be used to take care of the minions, and go for headshots and then use Slow Time to build up adrenaline and then rely on Devastating Shot and Ghost Arrows to take her down, as you can shoot through pillars at her while she is using her beam of light.