The best hunter abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and how to get them

Here are the best Hunter Abilities for newbies.

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What is the significance of a Hunter Ability Tree in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey? The abilities that come under Hunter Tree allow players to take down enemies and animals in the game from a far distance. It’s obvious that to take down enemies or animals from a far distance in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey; you need weapons like bows and arrows. So these Hunter Abilities will upgrade your lead protagonist’s prowess with the bow and arrow.

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Best early game Hunter Abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Here’s our list of our eight Best Starting Hunter Abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. You must unlock these abilities as early as possible in the game.

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Sixth Sense

This ability will come into play when you decide to go stealth, but luck runs out and you get spotted by enemies. Here’s what it does: at the base level, Sixth Sense ability slows down the time for five seconds when you are spotted by enemies (Upgrading this ability improves the slows down time). Also, Aimed arrows lock onto the target’s head and deal 200% Hunter damage. This ability becomes available at level one.

Beast Master

If you want to focus on becoming a master hunter, then you should pick up Beast Master as soon as possible. This ability allows you to befriend animals such as wolves and bears. It will also allow you to safely keep your distance while your pets maul your opponents front and center. You’ll often be swarmed by opponents from all angles, and having a pet gives you a lot of breathing room in the hectic combat of Ancient Greece.

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Devastating Shot

This is one such ability using which you can use to kill enemies instantly (just aim for their heads). Devastating Shot becomes available to you at level five, allowing you to unleash a massively powerful arrow that deals 400% Hunter Damage. If the arrow is fully charged, it can deal up to 800% Hunter Damage. The best part is that you can use special arrows with this ability. This ability also increases Fire and Poison Arrow elemental buildup by up to 200% (at a base level, it increases by 150%).

Predator Shot

Predator Shot makes you the ultimate marksman in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. This allows you to zoom in and fire a guidable shot (yes, a guided arrow in ancient times) across a long distance. This ability allows you to snipe elite and high-value targets without ever endangering yourself. Predator Shot deals 600% damage which will further be amplified if you get a headshot. Death from afar is an underestimate because Predator Shot is a must-have for any Hunter worth their salt in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.

Arrow Master

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This ability becomes available at level five. It allows you to craft Paralyzing and other arrows in the Inventory Menu. The best part of this ability is that you can take down enemies (or animals) from a distance.

You can also use this ability to recruit strong lieutenants. Here’s how: by making use of the paralyzing arrow, you can knock down the enemies or animals and then recruit them. All you have to do is make a switch to the paralyzing arrows when the enemies or animals are in low health and when the combat is over, recruit them.

It is possible to recruit almost all enemies in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. There is a way to check whether the enemy can be of good use to you as a lieutenant — all you have to do is scout with your bird before engaging in the fights.

Archery Master

This works almost similar to the Arrow Master but with arrows. This ability becomes available at Level 10. It increases Hunter damage by 30% and Headshot damage by 20%, and the best part is that you don’t consume Standard Arrows when using Hunter Abilities. If any Adrenaline segment is partially drained, it will refill outside of combat.


This is the ability that will allow you to take down multiple enemies at the same time. Using the Multi-Shot ability, you can target up to 8 enemies at the same time. It shoots an error that deals 250% Hunter Damage to each target. You can make use of special arrows with this ability. It becomes available at Level five.

Overpower Bow Strike

We recommend this Overpower Bow Strike ability to those who have invested many of their ability points in the Hunter Abilities Tree. It becomes available at Level 16 and is a must-have ability if you make use of a bow and arrow a lot in the game. It uses three Adrenaline segments and shoots a powerful, charged arrow that deals 1000% Hunter Damage (upgrades to 1500%) and explodes on impact.

That’s all we have about Best Starting Hunter Abilities, we did a similar guide on Best Warrior Abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. For more interesting guides like this take a look at our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Wiki Page.