Assassin's Creed Odyssey achievements
2,159
(1,190)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

4.7 from 831 votes

There are 61 Assassin's Creed Odyssey achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,159 (1,190)

33,472 tracked gamers have this game, 2,772 have completed it (8.28%)

Achievement Details

Top of the Food Chain in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Top of the Food Chain39 (20)

Become the first Mercenary.

  • Unlocked by 8,988 tracked gamers (27% - TA Ratio = 1.93) 33,567  

Achievement Guide for Top of the Food Chain

AuthorSolution
Apostle92627
277,429 (168,330)
Apostle92627
Achievement won on 20 Oct 18
TA Score for this game: 1,863
Posted on 15 October 18 at 02:59, Edited on 02 November 18 at 06:10
This solution has 23 positive votes and 4 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
There are nine tiers in the Mercenaries tab. The object is to get to the first tier any meeans necessary. Each tier has bonus, such as discounts with the blacksmith, and tier 4 has 20 percent off for ship upgrades. The mercenaries seem fairly impossible at first, but as you build your character, they get easier.

First, make sure you're upgrading your spear. Check out TheDude722's Legacy Restored guide on how to do that. You want your spear to be level 5 by the time you're in tier 3.

Next, here's the build I used:

Stealth Master: 3/3
Critical Assassination: 3/3
Second Wind: 3/3
Flaming Attacks: 3/3
Weapons Master 3/3
Gear Master: 3/3
Overpower Attacks: 3/3
Shadow Assassin: 3/3
Fire Mastery: 3/3
Battlecry of Aries: 3/3

I didn't mention abilities I didn't use for the fights.

You also want good weapons that can produce high DPS.

Another thing is overpower attacks use up three adrenaline points. So, with your spear at level 4, you can perform two overpower attacks if your adrenaline is maxed out. However, if you defeat the Minotaur, you will get Minotaur's Labrys, which gives you the "-1 Adrenaline Cost for Overpower abilities" engraving. Go to any blacksmith and have him engrave any weapon you want. You can also do this for as many weapons as you want, though only one engraving can be used on any weapon. Now you can perform three overpower attacks in quick succession with a full adrenaline meter. You should also add assassin damage to your gear.

I typically only fought them if they were one or two levels above me. Oftentimes, killing a merc that's a higher rank would reveal another merc, so you don't really need to keep your wanted level up.

You only move up one rank no matter what. Even if you defeat a merc two or more ranks above you, you still only move up one rank. But so does any merc between you and the one you defeated. However, the merc you defeated will move to one rank below you.

Anyway, here's how a typical mercenary fight went for me:

First, make sure you're out of combat and you don't have a bounty on your head (if you have one, go you your map and hold cn_Y). Now, hold cn_Y (Critical Assassination) to get his/her health low, then Flaming Attacks (with Fire Mastery), followed by overpower until I was out of adrenaline. Finally, finish of any remaining health the merc has and any animal companion. If you want to recruit him or her, get the health low and use Sparta Kick to end the fight. Then, press cn_RS while standing over the body.

If need to move up but can't seem to find a merc above you, the arena usually has a merc for you to fight. To get there, fight a couple mercs, and you will get a quest. Then sail to Pephka on the bottom right corner of the map. Tell Skoura you want to fight the merc (bottom option). If you win, you unlock:

Assassin's Creed OdysseyBlood SportThe Blood Sport achievement in Assassin's Creed Odyssey worth 34 pointsDefeat a Mercenary in the Arena.


The top tiered mercenary (level 50) is a cultist so if you're going for the cultist achievement, you will want to go for this one as well. I killed him at level 47, and I wouldn't recommend fighting him until you're at least level 46. Anything below that is a one-hit kill for him.

However, according to comments, you can kill the cultist merc without getting the achievement. People have found and killed him while they were on tier 6. You do not move all the way top the top by killing him.

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


Finally, if you give me a negative vote, let me know why in the comments section so I can improve my solution.
There are 8 comments relating to this Solution | Please log in to comment on this solution.
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Assassin's Creed Odyssey Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies