Getting equipment in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is initially rather slow, but the way it works is remarkably similar to how it was in Assassin's Creed Origins. Before long you'll be wielding some of the most powerful and legendary weapons and armour found in all of Ancient Greece - the stuff that myths and legends are based on. They are most highly coveted equipment to get, making a massive difference in how much damage you're doing to your foes and how much you're taking from enemy blows. Since each equipment has very different perks and buffs you need to be aware of, this guide will explain how the inventory system works and how to get the legendary armour and the best weapons.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey inventory guide
Being prepared with your inventory is one thing, but having the know-how of how to play the game is something that's changed a little bit in the latest in the long-running series. If you're looking for more advice on the basics of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, then head over to our Assassin's Creed Odyssey guide for more information to get you up to speed.
Keeping your inventory in order
As with Assassin's Creed Origins, the rarer the item, the better quality it is compared to its contemporaries with more buffs assigned to them. If there is an item that you particularly like, you can pay money at any merchant or blacksmith to upgrade it into a version of that item that is of a similar level to your own.
You can also apply any engravings you have available here, more on that in our Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ainigmata Ostraka and engravings guide. This all does get quite expensive however, so head on over to our Assassin's Creed Odyssey money for tips on how to make a quick Drachmae.
- Grey items - Common equipment that usually has one or two perks.
- Blue - Rare equipment that has an additional perk compared to common items. Dismantles for more gear.
- Purple - Epic gear has more perks than the other two, usually has more unusual buffs.
- Orange - Legendary gear that is usually part of a set and has the most perks. Equipping the full set grants a bonus.
You'll amass a lot of items as the game goes on, which can either be sold to a merchant for money, or broken down into raw materials for use in making upgrades to your ship (more on that in our Assassin's Creed Odyssey sailing guide) or engraving weapons and armour.
There is also a section dedicated to the trade goods you have gathered at the top of the screen, as well other important items in their own satchel. You can also gain epic and legendary items by spending Orichalcum, which our Assassin's Creed Odyssey Orichalcum guide details how to obtain, though this is a horribly inefficient way of obtaining loot when just killing cultists or completing quests nabs you the best stuff.
How to get the best weapons and armour
The best weapons and equipment are the legendary ones, but the method for obtaining them is a lot more specific than the other tiered gear obtained at random. When you initially obtain them, they will be at the same level as you, but you can upgrade them at any blacksmith to your current level for a fee. What makes them special is that the buffs are usually something unique to that weapon or armour, but the best part is that, as mentioned in our Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ainigmata Ostraka and engravings guide, you can also apply engravings to legendary gear to further complement their buffs.
Below are two tables, one for the best weapons and their locations, and a second for the best armour sets with locations for every part. While weapons come automatically with perks, the armour requires all five pieces to be equipped at once to get the best out of them. Use the search bar to find the weapon or armour set you are looking for. For the weapons, I recommend searching by the type of weapon, while for armour sets just search for the full set name.
|Legendary Weapon name||Type of Weapon||Location||Perks|
|Nikolaos's Sword||Sword||Complete "The Wolf Hunt" story quest||+20% damage to Sparta Kick|
|Prometheus Sika||Sword||Random drops from mercenaries||+15% fire damage and build up|
|Pandora's Kopis||Sword||Kill the Nemean Lion and return its pelt.||+100% damage and +50% health|
|Xiphos of Peleus||Sword||Find in a chest in either Artemisia Fort (Highlands of Asklepiades) or Sporades Island (Kos)||+20% damage to Rush Assassination|
|Xiphos of Dionysos||Sword||Kill Pausanias (Story quest)||+20% damage to Hero Strike|
|Gorgoneion Xiphos||Sword||Kill The Hydra (Cultist)||Chance to stun with melee attacks.|
|Sword of Damokles||Sword||Kill Deimos (Story quest)||+10% adrenaline gain|
|Harpe of Perseus||Sword||Kill Medusa in the Petrified Temple (Lesbos)||-25% cooldown duration|
|Hammer of Jason||Heavy Blunt||Palace of Agamemnon (Argolis)||+20% damage to Shield Breaker|
|Mallet of Everlasting Flame||Heavy Blunt||Kill the mercenary "The Smoldering"||Fire damage with all attacks|
|Typhon's Mace||Heavy Blunt||Kill the mercenary/cultist "Exekias the Legend".||+20% damage to Charged Heavy Attack abilities.|
|Herakles's Mace||Heavy Blunt||Temple of Demeter and Kore (Arkadia)||+40% damage with bows when above your target.|
|Griffin's Scythe||Spear||Random drop from mercenaries||+20% Spread Shot damage|
|Poseidon's Trident||Spear||Loot crates from Poseidon's Temple (south of Chios).||Breathe underwater|
|Falx of Olympos||Spear||Palace of Amphitrite (Anaphi)||+100% damage but health capped at 25%.|
|Athena's Spear||Spear||Complete quests "The Final Battle" or "Nemesis".||+25% damage and health in conquest battles.|
|Hermes' Kerukeion||Spear||Complete side quest "Let my Patients Go" (Hippokrates)||+15% poison damage and buildup.|
|Staff of Hermes Trismegistus||Spear||Complete Atlantis quest "Ancient Revelations"||Low chance of gaining 30% health when hit by an attack.|
|Hades Bident||Spear||Mount Ithome Fort chest (west of Messenia's Coast).||+20% damage for Ring of Chaos.|
|Achilles's Spear||Spear||Olynthos Fortress (Makedonia)||+20% damage on Multi-shot bow ability.|
|Artemis's Bow||Bow||Kill the Kalydonian Boar and return the pelt to Daphnae.|
|Achilles's Bow||Bow||Random drop from mercenaries.|
|Eros's Bow||Bow||Andania Mine (Messenia)|
|Herakles's Bow||Bow||Koinyra Fortress - Thasos Island (Hephaistos Islands)|
|Fanged Bow||Bow||Cave of Mount Zas (Naxos)||Poison arrows by default.|
|Hades's Bow||Bow||Kill the mercenary "Ashen Wake".||Fire arrows by default|
|Paris's Bow||Bow||Kill the cultist Kleon the Everyman.||+20% damage with Ghost Arrows of Artemis ability|
|Rod of Asklepios||Stave||Kill the cultist "Lokaste the Seer"||Converts CRIT chance into damage.|
|Elysian Axe||Heavy Blade||Kill the cultist "Polemion the Wise"|
|Minotaur's Labrys||Heavy Blade||Kill the Minotaur at Knossos Palace (Messara)||Overpower ability cost reduced by 1.|
|Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon||Heavy Blade||Kill the Cyclops in the Forgotten Isle (Phokis)||+25% damage to elites and bosses.|
|Legendary Armour set name||Set parts||Location||Perks|
|Pilgrim||Pilgrim's Hood Pilgrim's Gloves Pilgrim's Garment Pilgrim's Belt Pilgrim's Boots||All are found in chests. Hood - Eleusis Telesterion (Attika) Gloves - Akropolis (Argos) Temple of Athena (Sparta) Temple of Artemis (Lakonia) Temple of Britomartis (Messara||Spend 40% less adrenaline for Shadow of Nyx|
|Amazon/Achilles||Helm of Achilles Bracers of Achilles Armour of Achilles Waistband of Achilles Sandals of Achilles||Defeat Heroes of the Cult Pallas the Silencer (Helm) Swordfish (Bracers) Belos, The Beast of Sparta (Armour) Okytos the Great (Waistband) Deianeira (Sandals)||2% damage dealt is restored as health.|
|Agamemnon||Agamemnon's Helmet Agamemnon's Gauntlets Agamemnon's Body Armour Agamemnon's Waistband Boots of Agamemnon||Defeat Silver Vein cultists Machaon the Feared (Helmet) Silver Mine chest in Athens (Gauntlet) Silver Griffin (Body Armour) Centaur of Euboea (Waistband) The Chimera (Boots)||+50% burn rate|
|Immortal||Helmet of the Immortal Gauntlets of the Immortal Armour of the Immortal Waistband of the Immortal Boots of the Immortal||Defeat Worshippers of the Bloodline cultists Zoisme (Helmet) Chrysis (Gauntlets) Diona (Armour) Melite (Waistband) Harpalos (Boots)||+20 health restoration upon respawn.|
|Greek Heroes||Perseus Helmet Jason's Golden Fleece Bracers of Theseus Hippolyta's Belt Atalanta's Sandals||Kill the following mercenaries The Translucent The Flash The Lucky Drunk The Frenzied The Resplendent||+20% to all resistances.|
|Arena Fighter||Arena Fighter's Helmet Arena Fighter's Gauntlets Arena Fighter's Armour Arena Fighter's Waistband Pit Fighter's Boots||Complete the arena. One piece per champion defeated.||+10% health restored with Overpower skill.|
|Artemis||Master's Artemis Hood Master's Artemis Gloves Master's Artemis Outfit Master's Artemis Belt Master's Artemis Treads||Kill the following animals. Krokottas Hyena (Hood) Erymanthian Boar (Gloves) Krekatan Bull (Outfit) Kallisto the Bear (Belt) Lykaon Wolf (Treads)||+15% damage to all hunter abilities.|
|Snake||Viper's hood Venom Gloves Scaled Armour Slithering Belt Noxious Boots||Kill the Eyes of Kosmos. The Master (Hood) Hermippos (Gloves) The Snake (Armour) Sotera (Belt) Midus (Boots)||+10% intoxicated damage and weakening effect.|
|Athenian War Hero||Athenian War Hero Helmet Athenian War Hero Gauntlets Athenian War Hero Armour Athenian War Hero Belt Athenian War Hero Boots||Defeat the Delian League cultists. Kodros the Bull (Helmet) Brison (Gauntlets) Iobates the Stoic (Armour) Rhexenor the Hand (Belt) Podarkes the Cruel (Boots)||Penetrate shields with arrows.|
|Spartan War Hero||Spartan War Hero Helmet Spartan War Hero Gauntlets Spartan War Hero Armour Spartan War Hero Belt Spartan War Hero Boots||Defeat the Peloponnesian League cultists Monger (Helmet) Silanos of Paros (Gauntlets) Skylax the Fair (Armour) Lagos the Archon (Belt) Kallias (Boots)||+15% damage to all warrior abilities.|
|Pirate||Pirate Hood Pirate Gauntlets Pirate Armour Pirate Waistband Pirate Treads||Defeat the Gods of the Aegean Sea cultists. Melanthos (Hood) Asterion (Gauntlets) The Octopus (Armour) Sokos (Waistband) The Mytilenian Shark (Treads)||+15% damage to all assassin abilities.|
|Demigod||Demigod's Chestplate Demigod's Bracers Demigod's Belt Demigod's Boots ????'s Circlet||Kill both the Leader of the Cult and the Ghost of Kosmos.||?|
With that our inventory guide is complete. Go to our Assassin's Creed Odyssey skills guide for information about the best skills to use with your weapons of choice, or more information on how to fight effectively, you can look at our Assassin's Creed Odyssey combat guide.