Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Ravensthorpe Guide (2023)

By Stacey Henley

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What to build and how to unlock activities, merchants and perks

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  • Build First
  • Unlock Activities
  • Unlock Merchants
  • Unlock Perks

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After Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Norse prologue, you will set sail for England, ready to conquer and unite a new land. In order to do this, you'll land in Ravensthorpe, a settlement which initially consists of a collection of tents and not very much else.

Across the game, you'll have to choose which buildings to invest in first in order to raise your Settlement Level to level 6. Each building offers different perks, some have extra missions attached, and after the first one, it's completely up to you which order you build them in.

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To build these sites, you'll need to complete raids, which are scattered around the map with red crossed axes.

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Make sure to check the power level of each raid too, as you likely won't be able to win a 280 level raid if your Eivor is only powered up to 30. This power level rises as Eivor levels up, and over time you should have more than enough resources to start making Ravensthorpe your own.

Here, we'll walk you through each building in Ravensthorpe, so you can decide which one is worth building first.

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Build First

Which Building Should I Build First In Assassin's Creed Valhalla?


  • Unlocks: Weapon Upgrades & Runes

This is the first mandatory building, and collecting the materials comes during what is essentially a tutorial on how raids work, and how to claim supplies. You need to clear all of the gold spots in a camp during a raid to officially complete it, and each raid is guaranteed to have some supplies, as well as potentially Books of Knowledge and Roman artifacts. With the Blacksmith unlocked, you can upgrade and equip runes to your weapons, making them more powerful.

Hidden One's Bureau (Assassin's Hut)

  • Unlocks: Leap Of Faith, Breaking The Order

The second mandatory building is the Assassin's Hut. You won't need to complete this building straight away, but the game will stop you expanding too far without it. After upgrading it, you will be taken to a high peak just outside Ravensthorpe, where you will learn the Leap Of Faith, a key tool in getting down from buildings quickly. You will also unlock the quest Breaking The Order, which involves killing every Templar in England. This is a long quest to be completed as the game goes on, not tackled immediately.

Reda's Shop

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  • Unlocks: Reda's Daily/Weekly Tasks

The final mandatory building is thankfully free, but will not unlock until you have claimed at least one region. Reda is a charming young boy who hands out daily and weekly quests to be completed in exchange for unique rewards.


  • Unlocks: Mounts

We're now into the optional cabins, and while it's entirely your choice from here on out, the Stables will get by far the most use. Having this unlocked allows you to call your Mount wherever you are, which is crucial in such a huge open world. It also allows you to train your Mounts, giving them more stamina, the ability to swim, or a host of other handy features.


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  • Unlocks: Jomsvikings

The Barracks is another building which should be heavily prioritized. It unlocks the ability to recruit Jomsvikings, who are special Vikings who will join you on raids. You can create and customize your first, while the others will be recruited from around other towns. These Jomsvikings will make raiding easier, and will occasionally offer you some silver; your cut from the raids they went on without you.

Seer's Hut

  • Unlocks: Asgardian Storyline

Seer's Hut is another one you would do well to unlock earlier rather than later. It gives Valka a place to stay, and that allows you to drink her potions - after completing relatively simple quests to fetch plants - which lets you to travel to Asgard and play as Odin himself. This is a whole standalone chapter, and is well worth diving into if you want to see everything Assassin's Creed Valhalla has on offer.

Unlock Activities

Which Buildings Unlock Activities In Assassin's Creed Valhalla?

Fishing Hut

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  • Unlocks: Fishing

From here on out, it really is up to you which hut to build next; they each offer their own small rewards but none are as influential as the ones above. As you might expect, the Fishing Hut unlocks fishing. The fishermen here will also buy any fish off you that you catch throughout the game.

Hunter's Lodge

  • Unlocks: Legendary Hunting

You can hunt at any time in the game, but the Legendary Animals won't appear until the Hunter's Lodge has been constructed. This building also has a mini quest line involving drugs, talking animals, and - potentially - romance, so worth experiencing even if the Legendary Animals don't interest you.


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  • Unlocks: Collectible Map

While the game will highlight some valuables, collectibles, and resources on your general map, with the Cartographer unlocked, these will be more detailed and accurate. A handy hut for completionists.

Unlock Merchants

Which Buildings Unlock Merchants In Assassin's Creed Valhalla?


  • Unlocks: Merchant for Roman Artefacts

The Museum is a great building for collectors to have, but has limited use from a pure gameplay perspective. Here, the Roman loving curator will buy any Roman artifacts you collect, but they will ask you to retrieve their prize possession first. Once built, the path to the Museum becomes decorated with Roman statues, which looks quite cool.

Item Shop

  • Unlocks: Shop in Ravensthorpe

The Item Shop is a handy hut for anyone planning on wheeling and dealing their way throughout Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Here, you can sell items you find, or buy runes, hairstyles, tattoos, post decorations, and longship blueprints. Be aware that the hair, tattoo, and ship designs cannot be used until you have their respective huts.


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  • Unlocks: Customizable Longships

The Shipyard doesn't unlock longship use - this is available automatically - but instead brings the entirely cosmetic opportunity to customize your longship. Worth doing if you plan on sailing and rowing everywhere, but no real impact on how the game is played.

Tattoo Hut

  • Unlocks: Customizable Tattoos, Hairstyles

Much like the Shipyard, this one is purely cosmetic. It gives you the chance to change Eivor's hair and mix up their tattoos. At the start, you will have a slim range to choose from, but can buy more designs from the Ravensthorpe Item Shop.

Unlock Perks

Which Buildings Unlock Perks In Assassin's Creed Valhalla?

Before we get into the individual perks, what is constant across all of the perk based huts is that the perks will be active directly after you hold a Feast, and they can stack.


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  • Unlocks: +25 Health

The Bakery has one of the more universal boosts, providing Eivor with a nice extra chunk of health.


  • Unlocks: +25 Health

Perhaps Eivor feels less pain once they're drunk, because building the Brewery will also give them a health boost. With a Bakery and a Brewery in Ravensthorpe, Eivor gets a big boost in bulk.

Fowl Farm

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  • Unlocks: +3 Melee Damage

The sign for this one is a bit further away than you might expect, so if you find a tent right on the shore and you can't tell what it's supposed to be, walk back up the road. You'll find the sign there for the Fowl Farm. Anyway, powered by the awesome strength of chicken breast, Eivor will hit just a bit harder with the Fowl Farm in town.

Alvis & Holger's House

  • Unlocks: +3.8 Assassination Damage

Presumably because you no longer need to listen to these two arguing out in the open, you will do more damage per assassination once their house has been built. Weaker enemies will still die in a single hit, but stronger enemies will only take damage if Eivor attempts an assassination.

Kari's House

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  • Unlocks: +3.8 Assassination Damage

We don't have a witty comment for Kari, but we do know that this building offers the same perk as upgrading Alvis & Holger's House. A great perk for stealthier players looking to take out the biggest guards in the game silently.

Mayda's House

  • Unlocks: +3.8 Assassination Damage

Same as above. With all three built, Eivor's assassination skills are unrivaled. But also, in the menu you can enable a setting in Difficulty which lets you one-hit all enemies in the game with an assassination. It does say this isn't how the game is supposed to be played, but that doesn't have to stop you. If you enable this setting, the Assassination Damage boosting houses become a bit useless.

Grain Farm

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  • Unlocks: +3 Armor

We're not quite sure what this has to do with grain, but upgrading this gives Eivor slightly stronger armor. Perhaps they're putting wheat padding down the back of their armor plates?

Cattle Farm

  • Unlocks: +3 Ranged Damage

No idea how this one translates either, but having cows in Ravensthorpe somehow makes Eivor a better shot with a bow. If you're making a more ranged Eivor in the skills build, the Cattle Farm is a very handy piece of that puzzle.

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What should I build first in Ravensthorpe Valhalla? ›

The Blacksmith is the first real option for players with their settlement. This is due to the Blacksmith giving the Ravensthorpe residents the ability to upgrade, enhance, and improve their weapons and equipment.

What happens when you reach level 6 settlement? ›

When you upgrade the settlement to max you unlock the ability to buy some cosmetics, weapons and 2 very useful things. These things are Scrolls of Knowledge which give 1 Skill/Mastery Point. And Tungsten Ingots.

What is the fastest way to raise your settlement in Assassin's Creed Valhalla? ›

The best thing you can do to jumpstart the upgrading of your settlement is to raid monasteries, as this is the only way to gain raw materials. A raid is easy to start as you can either go up to the shore in your longship or blow the horn in your selectable menu.

Do you become Jarl of Ravensthorpe? ›

If you sided with Sigurd enough, Sigurd will name three times that proved Eivor's loyalty. If so, Sigurd will then step down as jarl and name Eivor the new jarl of Ravensthorpe. Once they return to Raventhorpe, Sigurd will make the announcement and Ravensthorpe's people will celebrate the decision.

In what order should I upgrade Ravensthorpe? ›

Settlement Guide - Ravensthorpe Features and Upgrades
  1. Longhouse.
  2. Barracks.
  3. Blacksmith.
  4. Shipyard.
  5. Stable and Aviary.
  6. Hidden Ones Bureau.
  7. Seer's Hut.
  8. Trading Pot.
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What does eivor build first in Ravensthorpe? ›

Hidden Ones Bureau

This should probably be the first thing you want to construct with your leftover Supplies and Raw Materials. The purpose of this building is in the name, and you've already met the Hidden Ones during the main story.

What is the easiest setting on Valhalla? ›

Choose Skald (Easy), Vikingr (Default), Berserkr (Hard) or Drengr (Very Hard) to change the difficulty. You can readjust the difficulty at any time if you feel that the game is too easy or challenging.

Can you turn diamond city into a settlement? ›

The settlement system is one of the largest additions to the Fallout franchise ever, and with it comes the ability to customize your own home. You can claim many settlements in Fallout 4, including a small house in Diamond City.

Can you build more than 5 settlements? ›

Each player has a supply of 15 roads, 5 settlements, and 4 cities. (Emphasis added.) and again later, under Settlements: Note: If you have built all 5 of your settlements, you must upgrade 1 of your settlements to a city before you can build another settlement.

How can I get rich in Valhalla? ›

Best ways to make money in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  1. Sell trinkets.
  2. Complete Raids.
  3. Auto-loot bodies.
  4. Flyting and drinking.
  5. Sunken treasure.
  6. Loot the world around you.
  7. Farming silver.
10 Nov 2020

How long does it take to 100 percent AC Valhalla? ›

This is the age of the Vikings. When focusing on the main objectives, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is about 60 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 138 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Does it matter who you choose as Jarl? ›

Who you choose as Jarl of Snotinghamscire depends on your view of Vili. If you choose him he won't be available to join your crew, but will show up later in the story to help you. If you want him to be a part of your raiding party, choose Trygve as Jarl.

What happens if you become Thane of all holds? ›

Benefits of Being a Thane[edit]

Grants you a personal housecarl follower (if available). Grants you a symbolic weapon of the city. Guards will forgive any bounty of less than 2000 gold (once per hold).

Do I Enter the Animus as Basim? ›

You can go back into the animus, as Basim playing Eivor, which is just weird.

Does it matter who you pledge to first AC Valhalla? ›

Pledge to Grantebridgescire first.

It's not quite as drawn out as the Ledecestrescire one, and going through it will give you a grasp on the way questlines work in this game all the quicker.

How do I grow a settlement in Valhalla? ›

Upgrading your settlement in Assassin's Creed Valhalla unlocks new buildings for construction, as well as improving its aesthetic. You can upgrade your settlement by constructing buildings and forming alliances.

Where do you put the firefly in Ravensthorpe? ›

You must head to the waterfall on the northern side of Ravensthorpe, next to the seer hut. There is a prompt around the edge of the water that you need to hit, which triggers a cutscene of Eivor letting the creature go.

How do I get my settlement to level 4? ›

To upgrade your settlement, interact with any of the plaques dotted around the local vicinity, and you'll see the resources required to build a certain installment. In the early hours of Valhalla, each new settlement will cost you 400 supplies and 30 raw materials.

Who is better at Flyting Alvis or Holger? ›

Eivor breaking up an agurement between Alvis and Holger on who is better at flyting. After hearing both of them do a verse, it's clear that Alvis is the better one. Which ends up breaking the fight, leaving Holger disappointed and Alvis pleased.

Do river raids give raw materials? ›

You can go raiding settlement and rivers in England to aquire supplies and raw materials.

Can you still get the good ending if you romance Randvi? ›

The original guide here warned about getting a bad ending due to romancing Randvi. This is certainly possible, but it is avoidable; players can romance Randvi and good a good ending. They can also steer clear of getting a strike.

Which is bigger AC Valhalla or Odyssey? ›

It's been previously reported that Assassin's Creed: Odyssey weighed in at a whopping 230 km², but Ubisoft's own developers have confirmed that the most recent addition to the series, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, is even larger.

Does punching Sigurd affect the ending? ›

Punching both Basim and Sigurd will lower your loyalty with Sigurd and affect the ending. If you choose not to punch Basim or Sigurd then your loyalty will stay the same.

Which is better male or female Eivor? ›

Choosing a male or a female Eivor is equally valid with no major repercussions beyond the character model. Things were very different in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, where choosing one made the other one the villain. There's nothing of that level of importance with Eivor.

What is the best armor to wear in Assassin's Creed Valhalla? ›

The Thegn's Armor set is, without a doubt, one of the best armor sets the players will ever stumble upon in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. This armor set highly encourages the players to be offensive, the true Viking approach, and also encourages them to parry attacks more.

Can U Get a fusion core in Diamond City? ›

The first one is located in some of the merchants' houses in Diamond City. In fact, if you spend some time there, you can get as much as 9 per house, which is just awesome. Another very good tip is to try and sell the Fusion Cores before they run out.

Can you save Kyle in Diamond City? ›

The Diamond City security officers kill Kyle after he refuses to put his weapon away. Alternatively, the Sole Survivor can intervene by killing Kyle. Afterward, an officer will complement the Sole Survivor's shooting ability and praise them for taking action. Riley will thank the Sole Survivor for saving him.

How do I pick a good settlement location? ›

Top 14 Factors to consider while choosing the location to settle down
  1. Identify your requirements: First of all, you should make a list of your requirements. ...
  2. Budget: It is one of the main factors. ...
  3. Transportation: Transportation is another important factor. ...
  4. Connectivity: ...
  5. Employment Opportunities:
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Can you speed up settlement? ›

Legally, it's possible to change the settlement date if both parties agree. In practice, though, you're dealing with four parties: your bank, their bank, your solicitor and their solicitor. All of you would have to commit to the new date.

How long do most settlements take? ›

On average, the typical settlement can take up to six weeks for processing after the case is settled. This is due to a number of factors and may vary from one case to another. This is just an average on how long it will take to get paid after your case is finished but varies depending on a number of factors.

What if you run out of settlements? ›

If you run out of settlements the only way to build more is to replace one or more of them with cities. The settlements, cities and roads are a counter mix limit.

Can you play a knight before you roll? ›

Development Cards – Knights – See also: Largest Army - May I play a Knight Card before rolling the dice? Yes.

Can you build a road through someone else's settlement? ›

No. If you build a new road, it must always connect to one of your own roads, settlements, or cities. In the situation depicted above, the blue player would not be connecting his road piece to his own road but to the red player's settlement, which the rule prohibits.

What is the fastest way to skill up in Valhalla? ›

How to get XP fast in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  1. Completing Mysteries - Mysteries, the glowing blue dots on the map, vary quite a lot from one to the next. ...
  2. Completing main story quests - these give you a large chunk of XP, usually over 1000, which more or less guarantees you fill the XP bar and get two Skill Points.
12 Aug 2021

How do I level up my settlement fast in Valhalla? ›

Raids allow you to upgrade your settlement in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. You can go raiding settlement and rivers in England to aquire supplies and raw materials. Raiding in Svartalfheim will allow you to get Silica for upgrading your Hugr-Rip.

Which is the longest Assassin's Creed game? ›

Assassin's Creed Valhalla (872–878)

Assassin's Creed's Valhalla is the series' venture into Norse history and mythology. It's easily the series' biggest game; the average time to complete its main story is 60 hours, according to How Long to Beat (15 hours longer than the next biggest, Odyssey).

What happens when you reach level 400 in AC Valhalla? ›

After reaching power level 400 (or 403 for those that encountered the glitch), players then start to earn mastery points instead. These don't technically increase power level, but they allow for players to level up 90 more times effectively.

Is Odyssey or Valhalla better? ›

Valhalla hugely triumphs over Odyssey when it comes to combat. It is probably the best rendering of combat in the action-based RPG formula that the recent games of Assassin's Creed have adopted.

Can Eivor sleep with Kassandra? ›

"I don't necessarily mean romantic, but there is tension." She further clarified that there's no explicit flirting available between Kassandra and Eivor, but the two can forge a connection through a bit of a rivalry--both protagonists have a bit of an ego after all, and both take pleasure in outwitting and teasing ...

Can you have 2 lovers in AC Valhalla? ›

But what really changed my mind about the romance options in Valhalla is that there are options for more long-term relationships. And, unfortunately, you can only have one of these at a time.

Is it better to be with Petra or Randvi? ›

Romancing Petra is also the best choice because there is no potential negative impact that their romance could have on Assassin's Creed Valhalla's story.

What should I level up first in Valhalla? ›

Parry Damage is a great skill to have on hand as any successful parry will also deal damage. This is perfect for early in the game as it can be difficult to land a hit on higher-level enemies.

What should I do with the builder Valhalla? ›

The simplest approach to defeat the Builder is to simply evade his assaults until he launches you into the air with one of his assaults. You should next draw your bow and aim for the top of his head, which will quickly stun him. Get a couple of hits in and repeat the phase, even during the battle's second phase.

What gives most XP Valhalla? ›

How to get XP fast in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  • Completing Mysteries - Mysteries, the glowing blue dots on the map, vary quite a lot from one to the next. ...
  • Completing main story quests - these give you a large chunk of XP, usually over 1000, which more or less guarantees you fill the XP bar and get two Skill Points.
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What is max level on Valhalla? ›

The maximum power level you can currently reach in Assassin's Creed Valhalla is 535.

What happens when you reach level 400 in Valhalla? ›

After reaching power level 400 (or 403 for those that encountered the glitch), players then start to earn mastery points instead. These don't technically increase power level, but they allow for players to level up 90 more times effectively.

What I Wish I Knew Before playing Assassin's Creed Valhalla? ›

15 Things To Know Before Starting Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • 15/15 Upgrade Your Weapons And Armor Wisely.
  • 14/15 Odin's Sight Does Not Reveal Basic Loot.
  • 13/15 Not Every Choice Matters.
  • 12/15 There Is Less Focus On The Assassin.
  • 11/15 Poison Gas Can Be Dissipated Using Your Torch.
  • 10/15 Norway Was Just The Beginning.
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Is the builder a traitor? ›

The Builder is an NPC that Loki allows into Asgard as a sign of gratitude for helping him save his son. The Builder promises to build a shield that will protect Asgard from Ragnarok. He turns out to be a traitor and when you expose him to the truth, he reveals his real self – a giant from Jotunheim.

Is the builder Odin? ›

A giant, whose name isnae remembered but whom we call The Builder, went to the great god Odin disguised as a human stonemason, since a giant wouldnae have been permitted anywhere near Asgard, and offered his service.

What level should you be to fight the builder? ›

The Builder's Strategy

Another point to note is that you need to ideally have a power level of 90, otherwise this boss will be a challenge.


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