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Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animals: Locations and why you should kill them

Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animals
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Hunting the Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animals is easier said than done. Other than actually finding the elusive creatures, you then need to kill the incredibly high level beasts, which is a tough task for even the strongest viking. There are plenty of collectibles to find and conquests to conquer in Assassin's Creed Valhalla but the legendary animals are at the very top of the list.

If you're up for the challenge however then we're got Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animal locations here. As well as details on why you should building the Hunter's Hut at Ravensthorpe as soon as you start taking them on so you can start collecting some impressive legendary animal trophies.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animals explained

Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animals

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There are nine legendary animals in total in the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and each of them can be redeemed at the Hunter's Hut in Ravensthorpe. When you've built it, anyway. The legendary animals are marked on the map with a blue paw print symbol – when you get close enough anyway, because it's a standard blue "mystery" dot before that – and are usually found in remote locations. No legendary chicken roaming around a town, unfortunately. As violent as they can be. 

The boss fights are tough, as you'd expect, so make sure you're going into them with your best gear equipped and a full stack of rations and a full quiver. As with any boss fight, dodge the heavy, unblockable attacks and spend time learning their attack pattern. The most important thing here is making the most of your ranged abilities and you'll keep out of toothy reach. An essential ability for slaughtering especially high level ones is the Focus of the Nornir. Once it's upgraded, you can use your stamina bar to fire high powered arrows into furry hides in slow motion, even when you don't have any arrows in your quiver. Hopefully that's not a bug because it's wonderful. 

Legendary animals aren't easy to kill, but slaying them will net you a trophy. At the Hunter's Hut in Ravensthorpe, speak to Wallace whenever you've killed another legendary animal and the trophy will be mounted in the longhouse. You'll also get an item reward as thanks.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animal locations

Elk of Bloody Peaks - Rygjafylke

Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animals

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The first – and easiest – legendary animal is the Elk of Bloody Peaks, found in the starting region of Rygjafylke. You can find it in the southern mountains, next to a huge waterfall. 

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Black Shulk - East Anglia

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The Black Shulk is a rabid wolf and you can find it in the south-east corner of East Anglia, past Beodoricsworth. He's one of the easier Legendary Animals in Assassin's Creed Valhalla so just keep plugging away and keep dodging. 

The Corpse Feeders - Oxenefordscire

Assassin's Creed Valhalla legendary animals

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The Corpse Feeders are in Oxenefordscire, north-east of Buckingham and west of the synchronization point. And yes, that's feeders. These are three wolves, each with their own health bars and a desire to rip your throat out. Keep far away and keep zooming around picking up arrows from the corpses of those who have tried before. These three love grabbing you and you'll have to hammer RB to get them to let go. Again, those melee ranged abilities are a gift from the Norse gods here. 

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Gemad Wolf - Lincolnscire

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Not far south of Grimsby is where you'll find the Gemad Wolf, close to another blue dot on the map. This particular battle takes place in a nice big arena but our wolfy pal brings in some friends to help with a howl. Use disposing of those as a way to stock up some abilities and then let them loose on the Gemad Wolf to get him out of the way fast and get his head on your longhouse wall. 

Aelfreds Battle-Sow - Suthsexe

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Aelfred's Battle-Sow is south-west of Croindene in Suthesexe, right next to Tuicca's Farm. Worth noting here is that this isn't actually a pig as you'd expect from sow. It's a really, really angry bull and it brings in all of its pen mates into the fight. While the other horned creatures are useful for building a combo and filling your ability bar, you don't need to kill everything in the pen to win. Focus on the big bad and then, err, hoof, it out of there once he's down and you've got your trophy to take back to Wallace at the hunters hut. 

Beast of the Hills - Sciropescire

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Slap bang in the middle of Sciropescire is where you want to head for this bear. He's hidden underground east of The Wrocken and west of Wenlocan Abbey. Keep an eye out for an entrance in the side of the hill. This particular arena is indoors so make sure you have enough arrows and rations. 

Wildcats of the Wield - Hamtunscire

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Feline double trouble is lurking in the highest level area of Hamtunscire in the shape of two lynxes. Keep using your abilities , keep light on your feet, make sure you've got plenty of arrows and you shouldn't have to be the expected level to better these two wildcats.

The Blood Swine - Eurvicscire

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In the furthest south section of Eurvicscire, just over the river from Snotingham and west of Fiscarton  is where you'll find The Blood Swine. Again, even below level, this is possible as long as you keep using Odin's Sight to make sure you always know where he's charging from. 

WARNING: The final legendary animal has minor spoilers if you haven't finished the quest with Valka called "In Dreams". Stop reading here if you've not reached that point.

Steinnbjorn - Jotunheim

After completing the Asgard storyline, when you get to Jotunheim, the hardest legendary animal can be found here. This is Steinbjorn, and is directly north of the synchonization point. This is the hardest legendary animal in the game at power level 400 so you might want to do a bit of level grinding first before you show up at his gate. 

At the time of writing, these are the only legendary animals we've found. Keep checking back though because we'll have the rest for you before long.