Legendary armour and Legendary weapons are the best weapons and armour you can get in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and thankfully this time they earned in specific ways, rather than relying on any chance or random drops.

Here on this page, we'll explain things like how to get Legendary Weapons and Armour, as well as any other things you should know about engravings and how to get the best weapons and armour in the game, and Legendary gear in general.

The best Assassin's Creed Odyssey armour, weapons and engravings explained - Legendary vs. Epic gear

Gear - as in, both weapons and armour - comes in several levels of rarity in Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Common, Rare, Epic and Legendary.

With each level or rarity your gear increases in strength, as dictated by the armour and damage stats for armour and weapons respectively. The catch, though, is that as well as the raw stats of an item, you also need to consider the number of slots available for engravings.

Engravings, largely earned through completing Aignigmata Ostraka - we have a full list of all Ainigmata Ostraka locations, all solutions and all engravings, by the way - give you boosts to various attributes, from damage types to cooldowns.

The problem with legendary gear is that, at the moment, each legendary item has the same number of Engraving slots as Epic gear - only one of its slots is already taken up by the Legendary Engraving that comes with it. So while you can earn great engravings from legendary gear, you're forced into using them if you want to wear that item, and it might not actually be the optimal choice for your build. In brief, you can often min-max Epic gear to a higher standard than Legendary gear thanks to that additional spare slot.

There's still a reason to get Legendary armour and weapons though: once you get a piece of Legendary Gear (either weapon or armour), you then unlock that Legendary Engraving for use across any other item that has a spare slot - so it's still worth grabbing the gear with the engraving you want, even if the Legendary item itself is outscaled by an equivalent Epic item thanks to your ability to more efficiently min-max it.

We sourced our lists below from a number of places alongside our own experience, with YouTubers such as JorRaptor and Shirrako - embedded above and below - great resources if you're looking for some more detail.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary armour list, and how to get legendary gear

There are just twelve sets of Legendary armour in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and most of them require you to complete some fairly arduous tasks. Here's a list of all the Legendary armour sets and how to get them.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary armour list and how to get all legendary armour:

Legendary Armour SetUnique EngravingHow to get it
Achilles Armour Set +2% damage dealt restored as health Kill all Heroes of the Cult cultists.
Agamemnon Armour Set +50% burning rate Kill all Silver Vein cultists.
Arena Fighter's Armour Set +10% health restored with Overpower abilities Complete all Arena fights, then complete all the Arena battles again a second time.
Artemis Armour Set +15% damage with Hunter abilities Complete all Daughter of Artemis quests and kill all Legendary Animals as the quest requires.
Athenian War Hero Armour Set All arrows pierce shields Kill all Delian League cultists.
Demigod Armour Set +10% damage with all abilites Loot a cultist called Deimos at the end of the main story for 4 pieces, and the final Cult of Kosmos member for the final piece.
Greek Hero Armour Set +20% to all resistances Kill the following Mercenaries: The Flash, the Frenzied, the Translucent, the Resplendent, and the Lucky Drunk.
Immortal Armour Set +20% health restored on death Kill all Worshippers of the Bloodline cultists.
Pilgrim Armour Set -40% adrenaline consumed by Shadow of Nyx ability In legendary chests in the Temple of Britomartis at Messara, Akropolis of Argos in Argos, Sanctuary of Eleusis in Attika, Temple of Artemis Orthia in Lakonia, and Temple of the Golden Bowed Goddes in Malis.
Pirate Armour Set +15% damage with Assassin abilities Kill all Gods of the Aegean Sea cultists.
Snake Armour Set +10% intoxicated damage and weakening effect Kill all Eyes of Kosmos cultists.
Spartan War Hero Armour Set +15% damage with Warrior abilities Kill all Pelopponesian League cultists.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary weapons list and how to get them

There are an enormous amount of weapons in Odyssey, ranging in quality, type, and more. Legendary weapons, however, are far rarer, and unlike lower-tier common, rare and even epic gear they drop from completing specific tasks, rather than by random chance.

Again, as with armour, YouTuber JorRaptor proves a great resource if you're looking for more.

Here's a list of all the legendary weapons in the game, and how to get them.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary Swords list:

Legendary Sword NameUnique EngravingHow to get it
Gorgoneion XiphosChance to stun on melee hitLoot the cultist called the Hydra.
Harpe of Perseus-25% cooldown time for all abilitiesLoot Medusa in the Petrified Temple on Lesbos.
Nikolaos's Sword20% damage with Spartan Kick abilityComplete The Wolf of Sparta quest in Megaris.
Pandora's Kopis100% damage and 50% health for tamed beastsLoot legendary animal the Nemean Lion in Argolis.
Prometheus's Sika15% fire damage and buildupLoot the mercenary called the Spark.
Sowrd of Damokles10% adrenaline gainedLoot the cultist Deimos.
Xiphos of Dionysos20% damage from Hero Strike abilityLoot the cultist Pausanias in the main story.
Xiphos of Pelesus20% damage from Rush Assassination abilityLoot a legendary chest in the Artemisia Fort in Kos.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary Daggers list:

Legendary Dagger NameUnique EngravingHow to get it
Arachne's StingersWeapon damage becomes poison damageLoot the mercenary called the Weaver.
Atlantean Blade30% armour penetrationComplete Phidia's side quest Journey's End in Elis, then open the vault it unlocks, and then loot a chest in the cultist stronghold on Lemnos.
Dagger of Kronus40% damage when attacking from behindLoot the cultist called Nyx the Shadow.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary Heavy Blunts list:

Legendary Heavy Blunt NameUnique EngravingHow to get it
Hammer of Jason20% damage from Shield Breaker abilityLoot a legendary chest at Mycenae in Argolis.
Mallet of Everlasting FlameWeapon damage is now fire damageLoot the mercenary called the Smoldering.
Herakles's Mace40% damage with bows when above the targetLoot a legendary chest at the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore in Arkadia.
Typhon's Mace20% damage with charged heavy attack abilityLoot the mercenary-cultist Exekias the Legend.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary Heavy Blades list:

Legendary Heavy Bladed NameUnique EngravingHow to get it
Elysian Axe20% damage from Rain of Destruction abilityLoot the cultist Polemion the Wise.
Minotaur's Labrys-1 adrenaline cost for Overpower abilitiesLoot the Minotaur at Knossos Palace in Messara.
Polyphemos Cyclops Bludgeon20% damage on elites and bossesLoot the Cyclops at the Cave of the Forgotten Isle in Phokis.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary Spears and Staffs list:

Legendary Staffs and Spear NamesUnique EngravingHow to get it
Rod of AsklepiosConverts crit chance to damage, but can't critLoot the cultist Iokaste the Seer.
Achilles' Spear20% damage from Multi-Shot abilityIn a legendary chest at the Olynthos Fortress in Makedonia.
Athena's Spear25% damage and health while in conquest battlesComplete either The Final Battle or Nemesis quest.
Falx of Olympos100% damage but health capped to 25%In a legendary chest at the Palace of Amphitrite, underwater, in the sea north of Thera.
Griffin's Scythe20% damage from Spread Shot abilityLoot the mercenary called the Patricidial.
Hades's Bident20% damage from Ring of Chaos abilityIn a legendary chest at Mounth Ithorme Fort in Messenia.
Hermes's Kerukeion15% poison damage and buildupComplete the quest Let My Patients Go.
Staff of Hermes TrismegistusChange to gain 30% health shield when hitComplete the quest Ancient Revelations.
Poseidon's TridentBreathe underwaterIn a legendary chest at the Temple of Poseidon on the uncharted island south of Chios.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Legendary Bows list:

Legendary BowsUnique EngravingHow to get it
Achilles's Bow20% damage from Devastating Shot abilityLoot the mercenary the Marksman
Artemis's Bow20% damage from Predator Shot abilityComplete the quest The Daughters of Artemis.
Eros's Bow50% change to not consume special arrowsIn a legendary chest at the Andania Mine in Messenia.
Fanged BowTurns basic arrows into poison arrowsIn a legendary chest at the Cave of Mount Zas in Naxos.
Hades's BowTurns basic arrows into fire arrowsLoot the mercenary of the Ashen Wake.
Herakles's Bow20% damage from Bull Rush abilityIn a legendary chest at the Koinyra Fortress in Thasos.
Paris's Bow20% damage from Ghost Arrows of Artemis abiltiyLoot the cultist Kleon the Everyman.

Other things to know about Legendary armour, weapons and gear in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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