Heavy Is the Head is a mission in the Ledecestrescire region in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
During this mission, you'll find yourself fighting against Leofrith and, after a hard battle, you'll be given the choice to either kill or spare Leofrith.
Killing or sparing Leofrith will, like other story choices such as figuring out Soma's traitor or leaving or taking the resources to England, have a lasting effect on the game. For this reason, this page will cover the consequences for both killing and sparing Leofrith.
Due to this, please remember that this page contains spoilers for the Heavy Is the Head mission.
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How the Heavy Is the Head mission and killing or sparing Leofrith works in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Eivor is given the choice to kill Leofrith or spare his life in Chapter 4 of the Kingsmaker's Saga, mission Heavy Is the Head.
Ubba and Ivarr Ragnarsson have concocted a plan to dethrone the current King of Mercia, Burgred, and replace him with the more sympathetic Ceowulf.
After capturing Burgred's wife, Lady Aethelswitch in Templebrough (The Walls of Templebrough) and finding Burgred in the crypts south of Ledecestrescire (Tilting the Balance), a coronation follows, in which Ceowulf is crowned the new King of Mercia.
As soon as the coronation is over, Eivor and company hear news that Repton has been attacked by Leofrith, a man loyal to Burgred. Ceowulf asks Eivor to save his son Ceolbert.
Upon arriving in Repton, Eivor finds Leofrith in the Isle of Waith and they fight to the death.
Spare or kill Leofrith in Assassin's Creed Valhalla?
After defeating Leofrith, Eivor is given the choice:
- (Spare) Burgred abandoned you.
- (Kill) Pray to your god now.
Read on to discover the consequences for either sparing or killing Leofrith in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
For more help with Assassin's Creed Valhalla, we have pages on Soma's traitor, Eel locations, getting Excalibur and Thor gear, Power Level and how to get XP fast, unseal the well, an explainer on the Valhalla health system, changing gender, changing mounts and the wolf mount, settlement upgrades, Assassin's Creed Valhalla romance options, how to get to England and return to Norway, finding Bil's comb location, reindeer locations, flyting tips, the Deserted Chalet key location and the Rygjaflke Fly Agaric mushroom puzzle. If you're looking for things to collect and upgrade, we have lists on best skills, Book of Knowledge locations and Treasure Hoard maps.
How does killing or sparing Leofrith affect Assassin's Creed Valhalla?
Letting Leofrith live will give you intel about the Zealots who serve the Order of the Ancients. He tells you to burn a scroll at Venonis that has Eivor's name on it, thereby stopping the Zealots from actively hunting you (Hunted).
If you let Leofrith die, the Zealots will continue to hunt you.