The Siege of Paris DLC expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers lots of new weapons, one of the most impressive of which is the Scythe, a huge two-handed blade that makes use of slower, wide-reaching sweeping attacks. But you’re not just given it straight away, so we’ll show you how to get the Scythe here, and what abilities and effects it has.
How to Get the Scythe in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Siege of Paris DLC
To get the Scythe in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it’s worth mentioning that we currently know of four Scythes that can be obtained, so players will need to decide which interests them most.
The first of these is the Scythe of Revolt, which serves as an unofficial quest reward for killing the Bishop Engelwin, which we’ve laid out for you. In the section after killing the Bishop, you’ll be directed to his Chambers, and in the corner of that is a container which holds the Scythe of Revolt. Grab it to add to your inventory.
The Scythe of Tribulation is probably our favourite. You can find it in West Paris in the Sewers under the city. Fight through the Rat swarms and use Odin's Vision to home in on it.
There's also the Wretched Scythe, which can be found in Murmiliacum in Northeast Amienois. It's in a big villa - grab the key from the second floor and bring it down to the cellar. There'll be numerous rats, but scare them off and smash the crates in the corner to reveal the chest.
The final one we know of is the Bloodied Scythe. To find that, head to Pontem, in the West of the Amienois region, and find the Gedriht, a large soldier close to the Synchronisation spawn point. Kill the Gedriht and grab his key, then use it to unlock the building that pings gold with your Odin’s Vision skill. Inside is a chest with the Bloodied Scythe.
Scythe Effects and Abilities
Scythes tend to use wide, sweeping attacks that are slow-to-medium speed. The Bloodied Scythe has a chance to kill enemies below 30% health whenever it hits, essentially triggering a finisher attack (which can be very effective if you're sweeping through lots of enemies). The Scythe of Tribulation increases your crit chance after every strike, boosting its effective throughout combat. The Wretched Scythe bursts into flame after finishers, while the Scythe of Revolt boosts speed when surrounded by three enemies, letting you become a real whirling dervish of death.