Assassin's Creed Odyssey Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Assassin's Creed Odyssey Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Ancient Stele Locations Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:57:10 -0400 Zack Palm

In the massive world of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, there's plenty of things for you to collect as scour the beautiful plains of ancient Greece.

One of the collectables you can acquire comes from the previous game where you visit ancient tombs in order to discover golden tablets. In this game they're referred to as Stele and when you collect one you receive a modest amount of experience and a single ability point.

This guide breaks down the locations of each hidden Stele and details the path you need to take in order to find them inside the ancient tomb. There are twenty-two locations throughout the game, so prepare for an amazing road trip through Greece!

1: Tomb of the First Pythia

You'll find this first tomb a little northwest of the Sanctuary of Delphi, tucked away against a small hill.

When you get inside proceed to the brazier and take a right turn. You need to break the pots in front of the small hole and slide through it.

Go down the stairs and proceed through the hallway until you see a breakable wall with a snake positioned in front of it. Kill the snake, break down the wall, and go through to claim your first Stele!

2: Tomb of Alkathous

This tomb is located just outside of Megara, on the western side.

Enter the tomb and take a right turn where you'll find a room with a breakable wall in it. Destroy the wall and go deeper into the temple.

All you need to do is keep going forward until you're at the bottom of the stairs where you take a left. Your prize is at the end of the hallway.

3: Tomb of Eteokles

To find this location you'll want to go to the northwest of the Sanctuary of Eleusis.

Follow the tomb's path until you arrive to a room with a large soldier statue, where you'll have a new doorway to go through on your right.

Go down this new path, and you'll arrive to a small room with a snake and a crate you can move. Kill the snake, move the crate, and the Stele will be in the room at the end of the hallway.

4: Tomb of Orion

For this tomb, go to the northwest of the Healing Sanctuary of Amphiaraos. There's quite a bit of blood outside of this tomb, but don't let that stop you!

Head inside and take the path to the left. You'll go down some stairs and follow the path until you're forced to choose between going right or left. Again, choose left and you'll see your prize in the back of the next room.

5: Mycenaean Tomb of Ajax

Though finding this tomb right next to Salamis is easy, getting into it can prove difficult as there's always a handful of fighters patrolling the entrance.

You can always sneak past them, but taking them out works too! When you're inside follow the left path and continue straight.

This eventually leads you into a room with three holes you can slide through, but you want to go through the one in the middle. Continue and jump down the large hole in the last room to claim your long-awaited prize.

6: Artemision Tomb

The Artemision Tomb is located on the northern coast of Artemision Point.

Head inside where you'll have to jump down a hole and continue forward to water-filled entrance. Dive into the water and go straight, taking the only right available to you ahead.

You'll breach the surface and continue into a tight hallway full of pressure points with large spikes. Dodge these and then at the end you'll have to move a small crate to reveal a small path where you can claim your next Stele.

7: Parmenon Tomb 

This tomb is to the southwest of the Koinyra Fortress.

If you follow the path you'll see four large pots blocking a small hole you can slide through. Your next Stele is on the other side.

8: Tomb of Orpheus

You're going to find this tomb to the southwest of the mushroom cave. Proceed inside and you're going to find an empty room with massive hole in the ceiling.

Go through the hole and the new path, until you reach a wall blocked by crates you can move to make your way through. There's a large hole in the next room guarded by many snakes, so watch your step!

You'll find the Stele in the back of this snake-infested room.

9: Abandoned Tomb

The entrance of this tomb is to the south of the Poliochni Ruins in Sky Fall Lakes.

Go through the breakaway wall and then slide through the small hole. Then, you're going to take a left, a right, another right, a left, and then jump down through a large hole.

Find the room with the small hole in the back wall to slide through, and follow the path to the room full of snakes and your next Stele.

10: Stony Sepulchre

You can find this tomb to the southwest of the city Chios, right next to the island's western ship dock.

When inside, follow the path and when you have the opportunity take a right. You'll arrive to a entrance blocked by crates you're going to move, and after going a little further ahead you'll find this tomb's Stele.

11: Tomb of Brizo

This tomb's entrance is to the north of the Kynthos Ruins in the Sacred Lands of Artemis.

This tomb is a little tricky. Head inside and follow the path, until you reach a room with a snake in the middle of it. Destroy the four pots located on the left side of the room, and slide through the hole.

Go down the next path, taking the left path the first chance you get. In the next room jump down the hole and find the next path blocked by a crate. After you've moved the crate you'll find a Stele behind a breakable wall.

12: Tomb of Polybotes

You're going to find this tomb to the south of the Herb Fishing Village in Pharmakeia Bay.

All you have to do is follow the path and destroy some pots blocking a small entrance. Continue forward and you'll locate the Stele in no time. Though you should mind the pressure plates as they're all over the floor in the final room.

13: Giant Heroes Burial Ground

Head to the far south of Apollonas in Marble Bay and you'll find this tomb's entrance in the foothills, covered in ivy.

Head inside and prepare to go under water again as you'll have to dive down to continue forward. Swim straight, take a left, and go into the next room to proceed to the surface. There's a create in the room you'll have to move, and you'll find the Stele just beyond that.

14: Alkaios Tomb

You can make your way to this tomb by going to the southwest of Paros Harbor in Sculptor's Elysium. Be careful when you arrive as there's a small bandit camp guarding the entrance. Deal with them, and then go inside.

Take the left turn and follow the hallway until you see a crate blocking a small entrance on the left side. Move this crate and you'll find the next Stele behind it.

15: Tomb of the Forgotten Hero

We're jumping all the way over to the Helot Hills where you're going to find the next tomb to the southeast of Akriai.

When you get inside, destroy the pots blocking the entrance on the right side and slide through. Go down the stairs and take another right, where you'll slide into another room with the Stele inside.

16: Pheidon's Tomb

You shouldn't have any trouble find this tomb entrance as it's located in the western part of Argos in the Argolis region.

Run straight into the tomb and take the first right you can. Take this path until you're facing a hallway full of pots. Destroy these and mind your footing as there's plenty of hidden pressure plates waiting for you! 

Take another right where you're seeing a hallway full of pots, but again, beware the pressure plates in this area. You'll find the Stele behind a breakaway wall.

17: Agamemnon's Tomb

This tomb is located to the northwest of the Phleious Military Camp in the Palace of Agamemnon area.

Inside this tomb you're going to want go left twice, before taking a right and you'll end up in a room full of pressure plates.

Your goal is to move the crate through the room and place it against the wooden barricade on the other side. You'll be able to jump over it when you're finished. Follow the hallway and you'll find the next Stele in a room with a massive hole in the floor.

18: Tomb of Eurypylos

You're going to have to go out of your way to find this tomb. It's located at the top of Mount Panachaikos.

Inside you'll follow the same path for awhile until you reach a room where you have to figure out another crate puzzle. This shouldn't take you too long to make it to the next room. Go down this hallway, where you'll slide into one more room where the Stele is located.

19: Tomb of the First Champion

This tomb is located to the west of Idean Cave in the Forgotten Swamp.

There's a small camp of bandits outside this tomb, so try sneaking in or killing them. The tomb entrance looks like a dried out fountain with a few pots at the bottom.

Once inside the first room will have you jump on a crate to the next level. Follow the new path and this will leave you to sliding into a room with a pressure plate with a breakable wall. Break the wall before the spikes shoot up and then continue.

As you make your way through the next hallway, keep on the look out for the next breakable wall. The Stele is hidden behind it.

20: Destroyed House of Oinomaos

Your next stop takes you to the southwest of Fort Koroibos in the Valley of Olympia.

The tomb's entrance is hidden in the side of the hill next to the destroyed home. Go down the path and you'll find the Stele immediately.

21: Tomb of the Daughter of Atlas

This little tomb is to the far southwest of the Teuthis Camp on Mount Psophis.

You're going to slide through to the first room and follow the path straight through the Stele should be in the back of the room with the large statue.

22: Waterfall of Styx

The final tomb is a little north of the synchronize point at Elikia Peak.

When you're inside, take a right as soon as you can and follow that path all the way back. The last Stele will be waiting for you at the end of the hallway. 


And there you have it, all twenty-two of the ancient tombs in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey broken down for you!

Keep it here at GameSkinny for more Assassin's Creed Odyssey guides and tips. If you haven't already, check out our review of the game.

5 Tips to Own the Early Game in Assassin's Creed Odyssey Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:57:38 -0400 John Schutt

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a long game, and there's some very aggressive experience gating as it nears its close. Plus, the endgame is where some of the best content lies and ensuring you're ready to hit it the instant you get there takes preparation. That preparation takes time.

While Odyssey is already a 40-50 hour experience, if you want to get the most out of it, you'll probably be pushing 60 hours. Be aware that there's some grinding involved so don't be surprised if you have to take a little time off of the main story to explore the world and do some side quests. That is what they're there for, you can't barrel through the main story all at once.

In any event, here are five important tips so you can get the most out of the early game in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

1. Take bounties. Lots of them.

I mentioned in my Odyssey review that I really enjoyed the bounty system, as it's short, optional content that gives good rewards for relatively little effort.

Bounties are a blessing, because my biggest piece of advice for the first 5-10 hours of your time in Odyssey is to take at least two bounties for every bounty board you come across and complete them at your earliest convenience. That is, right away.

The experience and gold boost each give might be small potatoes individually, but it adds up quickly, and you'll need every inch of progress on that experience tracker if you're going to be properly leveled to jump right into the late game story content.

On an unrelated note, bounties will often take you to parts of the map you wouldn't otherwise go to, opening up optional locations where you can earn additional experience and loot. Some of the rewards you receive from these side treks will be better than what you already have, and you might even run into a sidequest or two for your trouble.

2. Dismantle everything

Much can be said about the material economy in Odyssey, but one of the best ways to sidestep some of it is to dismantle everything you no longer use.

Don't worry, the good stuff — Legendary itemscan't be dismantled, but if it's purple, blue, or grey, and it's not as good as what you've got on, get rid of it. Unless it's got sentimental value or seems to be tied to a story character (some items are), there's no reason to keep it around. 

Higher quality gear breaks down into higher quality materials, but every bit is important, especially if you want to level up your Legendary gear to use late game.

Don't concern yourself with the gold value of your items, as you can make every piece you need through bounties and looting world locations. Of course, Odyssey absolutely rains down loot on you, so selling a few items isn't ever out of the question, but it will never be the real money maker.

3. Upgrade the Spear

Leonidas's Spear is both a story item and a gameplay gating mechanic, as additional perks on the Abilities page require new Spear levels to activate. You'll need to hunt down members of the Cult of Kosmos for the items needed to actually do the upgrading, but enough members of the Cult are available early enough that you can make some significant progress before you have to go hunting too hard. 

Also, upgrading the Spear increases its damage and the main character's Adrenaline gauge, which you'll need to make use of the powerful abilities Odyssey offers. There are also a number of passive buffs that come with an upgraded Spear, and while I wouldn't call them "powerful," they can come in handy in a pinch and they make for a nice little power boost when you might need it most.

4. Don't Neglect the Warrior Tree

While the Assassin's Creed series has previously been a game based around stealth mechanics, in Odyssey you'll be getting into a lot of face-to-face fights too.

There are certainly plenty of opportunities to remain unseen, but unless you're vastly over-leveled for the area you're in, it's unlikely you'll be able to take down an enemy with a single stealth attack or bow headshot. And unless you want to let the entire area go back to being unalerted, you'll be facing off against at least a few guards in a head up fight.

So don't ignore the Warrior tree on the Abilities page. There are some powerful skills on there, all of which make your life easier when you're clashing swords. Offering everything from straight armor and damage upgrades to situational but still useful abilities, the Warrior tree should be a constant friend, no matter how you plan to play.

5. The Sparta Kick. Live It. Love It.

Yes, the meme lives on almost thirteen years later, and yes, you can channel Gerard Butler's Leonidas and kick your enemies down impossibly high places to their doom.

That isn't the main reason to love the Spartan Kick, however. Rather, its mechanics are its most important trait. There are a few things going for it: 

  1. Invincibility frames
  2. Attack interrupt
  3. Distance closing

You heard me. The Kick makes you invincible while it winds up, so as long as you have a good store of adrenaline, you can do a decent chunk of damage without fear of reprisal.

It also interrupts enemy attacks, including the unblockable ones, so a well-timed Kick can, and will, save you from some of the game's most damaging effects, fire and poison notwithstanding.

And while the final effect doesn't always go off, the Kick usually does a good job of closing the gap between you and your targeted foe so you don't have to waste a dodge or risk going through someone's spear to reach your intended victim.


Assassin's Creed Odyssey has a lot of content, and you'd do well to engage with most of it, especially early on. We at GameSkinny hope these tips help your early game experience be a little more fun and prepare you for what's to come later in the experience.

Stay tuned for more Assassin's Creed Odyssey guides and guides for all your favorite games, right here.

How To Level Up Fast In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:58:54 -0400 David Jagneaux

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an absolutely massive game. It’s the kind of game that you’ll likely spend weeks (or months) plowing through to uncover all of its secrets, legendary gear, and powerful abilities.

Even if you focus specifically on the main story you can easily spend upwards of 30 or more hours in this iteration of Ancient Greece and you can expect to double that if you venture off the beaten path more than a few times. And despite is length, its infectious stories and downright addictive gameplay make it a journey worth obsessing over.

But everyone that plays open world RPGs like Assassins Creed Odyssey knows that getting through it all is more about efficiency than brute force. There’s nothing more infuriating than that feeling that what you want to do is too far above your level so you’ve got to go grind until you’re strong enough. Since the game scales with you in level, hitting those sort of brick walls can and will happen if you’re not smart.

Luckily for you we’ve put together this quick and dirty guide on how to level up fast -- and efficiently -- in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to become the most powerful mercenary this side of Mount Olympus.

Cassandra sits on a white horse overlooking a bay in Greece

Gather Quests In Bunches

This is a no-brainer for anyone that’s played an open world RPG before, but it’s worth repeating: you should gather quests in bunches. Meaning, when you discover a new town, scour the streets and surrounding area for quest bubbles, accept them all, and then knock them out in bunches. Hit the closest ones first and just follow the icons on your map like breadcrumbs.

A great way to pile up lots of quests quickly is to go to the message board in town (a black logo with white lines on your compass) and grab all of the bounties and side quests you can.

Many of these can be completed en route to larger quests or even sometimes as part of other quests naturally, such as collecting resources or killing a certain number of enemies.

Explore The Map and Unlock Fast Travel Points

One other likely known tidbit is to utilize fast travel as much as you can to cut down on travel time. Unlike in most other Assassin’s Creed games, you don’t need to climb to the top of a tower to synchronize an area.

Instead, the synchronization points are scattered about on a variety of landmarks such as Zeus, iconic trees, buildings, and even mountains themselves. Once you find one of these points, you’ll unlock fast travel for the future.

In addition to these points, don’t forget to hold down on the D-pad to call for your mount. You can keep running while you call your mount and you’ll automatically swing yourself up onto it without ever breaking stride. You can even tell the horse to automatically follow roads and go directly to your quest marker. That’s super helpful to travel efficiently.

Kassandra sneaks up behind and enemy in a cave

Clear Tombs, Caves, and Crypts

While you’re out exploring you’ll come across a ton of optional side content like caves, crypts, and tombs. If you go inside and explore these areas, finding all of the loot, and killing the enemies you can get a nice chunk of XP. But more importantly, some of them will even award you a free skill point if you find the Steles inside.

One crucial ability that you need to unlock as soon as possible is the Revelation ability. It’s the bottom right ability in the Assassin tree and when used emits a radar-like pulse around you that displays minerals, treasure, enemies, and much more.

It’s probably the single most useful ability in the game and helps make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Prioritize Higher XP Reward Quests

Not all quests are created equally in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. If you check your quest tab of the main menu, you’ll see that the “XP” reward is color-coded. Gold-plated quests offer the most XP, followed by purple and then blue.

If you want to be as efficient as possible as you level, focus on them in that order. This menu will also show you the types of other rewards on the table such as how much money and which gear tier to expect.

A female warrior wearing gold armor and an axe stands in front of a fortress

Complete All Objectives at Forts and Bases

When you’re first approaching a base, you’ll probably notice that there are a ton of enemies wandering around, patrolling. It can be overwhelming at first.

But if you’re comfortable mixing your stealth, ranged, and melee abilities together, assaulting keeps and clearing them out can actually be some of the best content in the whole game. You’re free to approach them however you want. Sometimes getting your swords out and just taking on entire groups of enemies is a blast.

But actually killing enemies isn’t the best way to get XP, unfortunately. Instead, before entering a base, use ikaros to fly in and do some recon first. This way you can identify enemies, leaders, treasure chests, and key objectives.

When you’re near the base, hold down L3 and this will show your core objectives. If you complete all of those, then you get an enormous XP bonus that makes it all worthwhile.

Fight at the Arena

Around Level 20 you can head over to the Arena for a rough and tumble good time. When you kill your first mercenary you’ll automatically start the They Just Want Cruelty side quest that directs you to the Arena, found in southeastern part of the map in Pephka.

There are five champions at the Arena that you can fight over and over. The first champion is Level 22 and gives a beefy 16,000 XP bonus once defeated, or 8,000 XP bonus each time after that.

You’ll probably want to only challenge champions within two levels of your own level or else they’ll just be too powerful. We’d also advise that you focus on Warrior damage with your gear since Assassin and Ranged aren’t viable inside the Arena.

A female warrior stands over a soldier as she stabs him in the head

Conquest Battles

After you get to around Chapter 3, you’ll unlock Conquest Battles. These are large-scale skirmishes on the map that pit two armies against one another, such as Athens vs. Sparta. In most cases you’re actually free to pick sides and you can gain advantages by taking out enemy camps and forts before waging battle.

The fights themselves don’t yield a ton of XP, but if you’re quick about it, the big bonus at the end is certainly worth it.

Ubisoft Club Two Hour Boost

If you’re new to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you can actually register as a member of the Ubisoft Club for a special XP boost that will help you level up fast. 

All you need to do is spend 10 U coins (which you likely have saved up just from playing other Ubisoft games) and you’ll get a 25% XP boost for two hours.

Make sure you’ve got a lot of quests to do or turn in during that time to get the most out of it.

Worth noting as well, is that in addition to this XP boost, being a member of the Ubisoft Club has other perks for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey too. For example, you can get exclusive ship skins for your sails and even recruit lieutenants themed after characters from other games.

Buy The Permanent XP Boost With Real Money

Finally, since this is the world we live in now, the best way to quickly level up in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is, frankly, to crack open your wallet and pay with actual cold hard cash. That’s right -- for 1,000 Helix Credits (or about $10) you can buy a permanent 50% increase to all of your XP gains. Everything. That’s borderline insanity.

Unless you intend on seeing just about everything this game has to offer, it’s actually a pretty good value for something like this. The time saved alone is pretty significant. But... you’re paying cash to level up faster in a $60 game you just got. Feels a bit slimy.


That's all you need to know to level up fast in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more tips and tricks on this new entry to the Ubisoft series, and be sure to read our review here