Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – Level system explained: Power Level, max Level cap and how to get XP fast

Power Level is a fairly unique way to level up and measure your progress in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which works differently than the leveling system of previous entries.

This time around, your power level is closely tied to your skills, unlike equipment, and while XP plays a big role, there are arguably more important things to keep in mind.

That said, below we’ll explain everything you need to know about how leveling works in Valhalla, including the maximum level cap and anything else important.

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If you’re looking for more explanations or things to collect, check out our lists of Treasure Hoard and Book of Knowledge maps and skill locations.

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla leveling system explained – how does your power level work?

As in other Assassin’s Creed games, as you explore the world, you’ll notice that each region has a recommended power level, which is often, at the beginning of the game, well above yours. But unlike other Assassin’s Creed games, or even other RPGs, your power level is not affected at all by your equipment.

Instead, power level in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla represents how many skill points you’ve earned, or more specifically: it’s determined solely by how many skill points you’ve assigned to Eivor’s skill tree.

To be clear, skill points only count towards your power level when they are assigned, not just as soon as they are earned, so if you are power level 32 and gain two more skill points for filling your XP bar, you are still at the level. 32 until you go and assign those two skill points in the skill tree. Increasing your power level is all about earning skill points; So the more you earn, the more you can allocate and the higher your power level will be. (We explain how to earn them quickly in the next section, if you want to skip ahead.)

The good news is that you don’t have to worry also a lot about Power Level when it comes to simply exploring the world itself. A region’s power level indicates the strength of its enemies, but most of that region’s activities (wealth, mysteries, artifacts, and the like) remain perfectly accessible. The enemy’s power level dictates both their resistance to your attacks and the strength of their own, but most grunts can still be dealt with relatively easily (and kills still work) even when you’re far below their level. .

There are also different icons to show an enemy’s power in relation to yours. Green will mean they are weaker than you, white means it’s a fair fight, red means they are noticeably stronger than you, and a red skull means they are much stronger than you, and you will probably die in one hit.

So you won’t be instantly hit upon entering an area at a level much higher than yours. But you will if a high-level enemy manages to land a hit. In other words, you can explore the world freely, even facing raids in some cases, but keep your wits about you when going to a more difficult region and take extra care to avoid tougher enemies like Zealots. If you have difficulties, go to a region more in line with your own strength and return later.

How to increase your power level in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

We’ve established above that your power level is equal to the number of skill points you’ve allocated in the skill tree; More about this on our page dedicated to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’s best skills, so to increase the power level of her, she needs to earn more skill points and allocate them.

So this begs the question: how do you get skill points? There are two ways to do it.

How to get skill points to increase your power level

  1. Filling the XP bar – When you earn enough XP, the blue diamond shape that appears at the top right of the screen, indicating your progress, will fill up and you will receive not one, but two XP points. In other words, every time you “level up” by earning enough XP, you get two points instead of the usual one, presumably to encourage you to experiment a little further up the skill tree. More information on how to earn XP quickly just below.
  2. Complete offering altars, standing stone puzzles and obtain Excalibur-related tablets. – These are “mysteries” centered around puzzles, world events that can be found in most regions of England and that specifically grant you a single skill point for each one you complete.

The main one, then, will be to earn XP.

How to get XP quickly in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

There are many ways to earn XP, as you earn it by completing almost any task in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, but the amount you earn varies wildly from activity to activity. Below are the best and fastest methods, but not all, to obtain it, in order from fastest to slowest.

  • Completing mysteries – The mysteries, the bright blue dots on the map, vary quite a bit from one to another. In addition to the aforementioned offering altars and standing stones, they include miniature one-off quests like Deserted Chalet, Comb of Champions or Ledecestrescire Sauce, for example, or recurring quests like Fly Agaric Rygjaflke, which are often completed very quickly and award Over 1000 similar XP returns to the longer main story missions. Eliminating them is apparently the fastest way to earn XP.
  • Complete main story missions. – These give you a lot of XP, usually over 1000, which more or less guarantees you to fill the XP bar and get two skill points.

  • Wealth accumulation – In our experience, opening chests gives around 450 XP and they are usually found at the shiny gold wealth points on the map. Hunting Wealth is a slower method than prioritizing Mysteries, but since you get other loot at the same time, it’s a good two-for-one option.
  • timing towers – Climbing those eagle towers, synchronizing and jumping will reward you with around 250 XP in our experience. A decent portion, but since there are a limited number of them in the world, it’s more of a top-up than a reference method.
  • Other general activities – finally, things like killing enemies give a very small amount of XP, discovering towns and docks or other points of interest as well, and fishing gives you a minuscule amount that isn’t really worth noticing but technically exists.

The new DLC is here and we explain how to start The Siege of Paris, as well as new romance options and Treasure Hoard locations. If you’re looking for endgame activities in the full game, we can explain how to get the Nodens Bow, Excalibur, Thor’s Gear, and other Valhalla armor sets, power level and how to get XP quickly, Order of the Ancients locations, and all the Assassins. Creed Valhalla story options. If you’re looking for things to collect and upgrade, we’ve got lists of the best Book of Knowledge skills and locations.

What is the maximum level cap in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla?

As of the August 2021 update, the power level cap in Assassin’s Creed is 430.

This is based on the number of skills possible in the game, allowing you to surpass the highest recommended power in certain regions, which is 340.

This level cap gradually increases as new skills are introduced into the game, such as the March 2021 patch that introduced three skills along with the addition of features like transmog.

It’s possible that major DLC expansions could see more significant increases. That said, for now, we suspect that for most players reaching level 400 will keep them more than busy.

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