Legendary Animals – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Guide

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In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla there are special ‘Alpha’ animals players can hunt for rewards. These legendary animals are different than ones you find in the wild as they have both special models and lore attached to them. In total there are nine of these animals you can find and defeat. If you hunt all nine you will unlock the Master Hunter Trophy/Achievement. To find all of the Legendary Alpha Animals in AC Valhalla use our guide below.

Legendary Creatures List

There are nine total Alpha animals players can find throughout the different areas of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. These animals reside in special boss areas that will trigger a fight with the animal when you enter. If you have settings on in the game that show exploration dots they will appear as paws on your map when you get close to them. The list of animals is as follows:

  1. Elk of Bloody Peaks.
  2. Black Shuck.
  3. The Corpse Feeders.
  4. Beast of the Hills.
  5. Gemad-Wulf.
  6. Aelfred’s Battle-Sow.
  7. The Blood Swine.
  8. Bear of Blue Waters.
  9. Wildcats of the Weald.

If you find and defeat all of the animals listed above you will unlock the Master Hunter Trophy/Achievement. Each animal you hunt will drop a head you can give to Wallace at the Hunter’s Hut in your settlement to unlock special decorations in the Longhouse.

Below, you’ll discover comprehensive details about each of the legendary animals. It’s important to note that the order in which they are presented here corresponds to their levels as listed in the Hunter’s Log. However, you have the freedom to engage with these animals in any order you prefer, allowing you to challenge whichever creature you wish at your convenience.

Elk of Bloody Peaks (Norway)

Your inaugural legendary animal hunt takes place in the Norway map of the game. This creature boasts a low recommended power level and serves as an introduction to the Alpha animal system. You can locate the Elk of Bloody Peaks precisely where it’s marked on the map above, nestled within the Rygjafylke area of the Norway map.

Upon arriving in this area, you’ll encounter the legendary elk within its designated boss arena. To initiate the thrilling battle against this remarkable creature, simply step into the arena, and the hunt begins.

Black Shuck (England)

Upon your arrival in England, you’ll discover a multitude of legendary animals scattered across the expansive map, each possessing varying power levels. Among these remarkable creatures, the first low-level England legendary animal you can hunt is the Black Shuck. This enigmatic creature can be located within the East Anglia area of England, nestled amidst ancient ruins. For precise guidance to the exact locations of this elusive black hound, please consult the map provided above.

The Corpse Feeders (England)

The Corpse Feeders are next on the list. This trio of wolves can be found terrorizing a village in the Oxenefordscire area of England. Unlike the above mentioned legendary animals you need to defeat three wolves during this fight to complete it. To test your mettle against the trio head to the location on the map above. Good luck.

Beast of the Hills (England)

If fighting a trio of wolves got you stressed the next legendary animal you can face is the Beast of the Hills. This bear can be found drinking deep in the Uriconium Ruins in the Sciropescire area of England. When you crawl under the wall in the ruins you will enter the boss arena. Be ready to fight as soon as you enter because although drunk this bear doesn’t mess around.

Gemad-Wulf (England)

Switching gears from bear to wolf we have the Gemad-Wulf. This wolf can be found in some old ruins in the Lincolnscire area of England. When you enter the ruins the fight with this wolf will trigger. This wolf marks the first boss fight that introduces adds. As you whittle away at the wolf’s health it will summons smaller wolves to come to its aid.

Aelfred’s Battle-Sow (England)

After the above mentioned animals you will jump to much higher and harder animals to fight. First up in the high-level legendary animals is Aelfred’s Battle-Sow. As the name of this animal suggests you will find it residing in a farmer’s field in the Suthsexe area of England. In this field you will find the large cow you need to fight alongside a number of smaller bulls.

The Blood Swine (England)

To keep the livestock theme going we have a large legendary boar next called The Blood Swine. This boar makes its home in the swampy section of Eurviscire in England. This area has dense foliage, which can make finding this animal a touch difficult. With that said when you enter its boss arena it will attack you right away.

Bear of the Blue Waters (Norway)

We are in the home stretch of legendary animals with only two remaining. To find the legendary polar bear called the Bear of the Blue Waters we need to make our way back to Norway. On the starting are head to the Hordafylke. Here along the west coast you will find some islands. On a small island the polar bear is found.

Wildcats of the Weald (England)

The final animal you need to hunt to get the Master Hunter Trophy/Achievement is actually two animals. Dubbed the Wildcats of the Weald the pair can be found in the Hamtunscire area of England. To complete this legendary animal hunt you need to defeat boss the young and old wildcats.

This concludes our look at all nine base game Legendary Animals in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. To unlock the Master Hunter Trophy/Achievement you need to go to the hunting sites listed above. Once you are at the site you need to defeat the animal you find there. When you defeat your ninth animal the Trophy/Achievement will pop.

The Black Stout (Ireland DLC)

The Black Stout is a DLC Legendary Animal that players can hunt on the new map of Ireland. This animal is found in the Ulster region at the location called . This is one of the stronger animals you will face while you are hunting as it has a recommended power of 469. When you manage to take this animal down you will receive a Bone Sickle weapon for your troubles.

Besides Trophy/Achievement hunting there are other benefits to defeating these animals. Each animal drops resources when killed. This can be an easy way to get leather. Another benefit is that you earn XP which allows you to unlock skills.

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