After the Siege of Paris in the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC, players will have to confront Sigfred and come to a choice about what to do. He’ll demand a Holmgang, or duel, with Eivor, meaning that one of you has to die. You can make a choice on whether to spare or kill Sigfred at that point, the consequences we’ll go through here.
Sigfred Choice in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Siege of Paris DLC
Whether you should kill or spare Sigfred in the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Siege of Paris DLC depends largely on your own beliefs on what he deserves, as the long-term consequences don’t really change as far as we’ve discovered at this point. However, the short-term effects vary hugely, so we’ll take you through them here. Spoilers to follow obviously.
Spare Sigfred Choice
If you choose to spare Sigfred, Eivor convinces him in the following dialogue to calm down and basically walk away from everything that’s happened. Recognising his brother’s behaviour reflected in what Eivor’s saying, Sigfred realises that he can’t be relied upon to lead the Elgring Clan and elects to leave in the same cutscene, putting his axe on his brother’s grave and heading off to lands unknown. Tova is surprised by this, but seems to view it as the right move for her uncle. As far as we know, Sigfred is not seen again in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
If you rise to Sigfred’s challenge of a Holmgang, this starts a fight with him as he wants. He’s not too challenging a fight, using a lot of wide, slow swings that are easier to dodge than they are to block. Making use of your grapple abilities is especially helpful, as he can’t block them and they can do a lot of damage to him. Play for evasion and target his weak points where you can, and you should have this fight handled easily enough.
Once it’s over, Sigfred is killed by Eivor, and Tova enters the scene. Though clearly saddened by her uncle’s death, she also seems to consider it a fitting, almost merciful end to somebody who was clearly pretty unhappy at this point, and doesn’t have any ill-will towards Eivor.