Immortal Fenyx Rising takes the open-world exploration of an Assassin’s Creed game and blends it with the visual aesthetic of Breath of the Wild. Fenyx Rising dives deep into ancient Greek lore as you obtain powerful weapons and armor to defeat the legendary monsters of ancient Greek mythology.
Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the same company that led Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Fenyx Rising takes a different approach to combat and adventure as players solve puzzles and tackle mini-bosses. You’ll be thoroughly rewarded for your efforts with some of the best weapons in the game. Here are the best weapons players can get in the early stages of Immortals Fenyx Rising.
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Departed Shade — Sword
The Departed Shade, fully upgraded, will grant players a 42% damage buff for six seconds upon performing a perfect dodge. It will also create three Stamina orbs whenever you connect with a sprinting sword attack. Swords in Immortals Fenyx Rising will always aid in replenishing stamina. They are much faster than axes but will deal less damage.
To find this weapon, you’ll have to head to the Guarded Chest located southwest of the Hall of The Gods. Defeat the enemies surrounding it and claim its contents as your own. Remember, performing perfect dodges will slow time and leave enemies wide open for a buffed attack. Combine these with perfect parries, and the Departed Shade will slay any beast in your way.
Axes in Immortals Fenyx Rising are slower than swords and consume more stamina. However, they’ll deal considerably more damage and always have the chance to stun your opponents — even the big ones. Stun damage is often overlooked in video games. It’ll mean the difference between dealing two to three attacks or being countered. The Tempest Axe is meant to dish out the stun damage. When upgraded, this ax grants a 28% chance to deal triple damage when performing an aerial attack combo. Additionally, the Tempest Axe will also add 60% stun damage to Axe Cleave.
Players should pair the Tempest Axe with the Harpy Helmet, which will buff your aerial attacks even further. The Tempest Axe will be found in a Guarded Chest West of The Hall of the Gods. Like every other Guarded Chest, this one will be surrounded by enemies. You should always be prepared for a fight when attempting to liberate these chests.
Bows, in general, are going to be one of your best friends in Immortals Fenyx Rising. They’re excellent for dealing with smaller flying enemies and can be used to deal damage from a distance against larger opponents. You’ll need bows, especially Appolo’s Guided Arrows, to solve puzzles and progress the story. The Resistance Bow will send smaller enemies flying with a 225 stun damage buff to charged shots. The bow also has a 40% chance to freeze enemies for five seconds.
If you’re questing for these weapons all at once, you’ll want to head for the Resistance Bow after finding the Departed Shade from above. The bow is located in another Guarded Chest, on a tiny island south of the Hall of The Gods.
If you’re looking to play more of the aerial game but find axes to be too slow, then the Cyclone Sword might be for you! The Cyclone Sword has a 28% Chance to deal triple damage with Sword Air Combo. Executing a perfect dodge will also replenish upward of 160% of your stamina chunks when fully upgraded. Once again, players should consider pairing this sword with the Harpy Helmet for maximized aerial damage output.
The Cyclone Sword, like the other weapons on this list, will be found in a guarded chest west of the Gates of Tartaros. It will be in the lower-left corner of the area that resembles dozens of light blue plateaus. Defeat a massive rock-throwing enemy and claim the Cyclone Sword for yourself.
Crystal Shadow Hammer
The Crystal Shadow Hammer could make the difference between winning and losing a mini-boss fight. Each mini-boss is often surrounded by smaller enemies that will attack you relentlessly. Wouldn’t it be nice to freeze them in place? The Crystal Shadow Hammer will freeze enemies for eight seconds after executing a perfect parry on them. It also offers a 60% stun with Axe Smash (after acquiring the ability from the skill tree, of course). This Hammer is excellent for crowd control as you can freeze smaller enemies to focus on the big ones or freeze the big boys and make mince-meat of the small ones.
Players can find the Crystal Shadow Hammer in a Guarded Chest. Head southwest from the God of War statue until you stumble upon the War’s Den. Take out the surrounding enemies, and the Crystal Shadow Hammer is yours!
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