How to beat Cavalry in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Tips to beat those pesky mounted enemies in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris introduces a new enemy type to the game called cavalry. During their adventures in Paris, players will have to fight off these mounted troops. At first, they can be a challenge to defeat, with massive health bars and a ton of mobility. Players can use a few tricks to level the playing field against these fearsome enemies.

The first and best advice players can get when facing up against cavalry is not getting on their own horse. While mounted, Eivor is essentially useless, only being able to deal damage through wimpy little kicks. Whenever you’re fighting against a mounted enemy, do yourself a favor and leave the horse in its stable.

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Secondly, if you want to deal any solid damage to a mounted enemy, attack them on the side where they’re not holding their shield. As if it weren’t bad enough that they’re mounted and fast, cavalry also has shields that will drastically reduce the damage they take. Attack from the other side, though, and they’ll feel the brunt force of your strikes.

Finally, combine arrows with status effects. Cavalry is hard to hit with melee weapons, so shooting them in the head or other stun points with flaming or poisoned arrows repeatedly is the best way to take them out without losing too much health. Naturally, you can also perform stun attacks on Cavalry if you manage to deplete their stamina.