How To Kill War Elephants In Assassins Creed Origins

How To Kill War Elephants In Assassins Creed Origins
Want to kill War Elephants. This guide will tell you How To Kill War Elephants In Assassins Creed Origins so you can take down some of Egypt’s most dangerous creatures and get the free ability points to boot. Loading screen prompts throughout Assassin’s Creed Origins speak of deadly War Elephants, animals among the toughest in all the lands. Well, until you arrived.

If you’re looking for where they are, check out our Assassins Creed Origins War Elephant Location guide. Once you’ve picked your target there’s a few basic tips and tricks you can use to increase your chances of victory.

Powerful Bow
Elephants lack range, imagine that huh? Other than a bit of a threat from the soldiers atop, you are pretty safe from a distance. To maximize your damage potential throughout the fight you want to make sure you bring the most powerful bow possible. Check out our Legendary weapons guide for some choices.

Master The Dodge
Blocking a War Elephant is, well, generally a bad idea. You want to get used to dodging every attack. They do a tusk swipe that can be a little misleading. As it pulls it’s head one side and thrusts the other. The initial movement will not damage you so wait for the actual attack thrust to dodge. Dodge towards the elephant where possible to get in a few attacks from the rear.

Adrenaline Fueled
You Charge Attack is critical in these battles. Being able to launch a charge attack for nearly 10,000 damage can be a fantastic way of whittling down the enemy quickly. Bring melee weapons that have perks on them to aid with Adrenaline. We’ve got a list of perks available in our AC Origins weapon perks guide.

Charge the Charge
War Elephant’s do a charge attack. They dip their head down and run straight at you. It’s a very narrow path attack so you only have to be a step or two to the side. At the end of this attack they are stunned for a couple of seconds. This is the perfect time to build up your Adrenaline and release your Charge attack.

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  • Dyre Logan

    I have tried several times to defeat these things and to no avail. They just can’t be killed. I think it’s bullcrap that they have a few bad guys riding them taking shots at you as well. Kind of makes it unfair. Especially when they triple charge you and you’re ducking out of the way but on their second charge they impale you. Stupid on the part of Ubisoft to have these things so darn hard. It’s ridiculous!

    • Kelly McCarthy

      Well, it is a 10,000lb elephant.. It’d be a bit odd if they were easy to take down, wouldn’t it?

    • What difficulty are you playing on? I struggled with the fight against the 2 but in the 1v1 I didn’t have any troubles. I do have all legendary level 40 gear though

    • Dave Bleeker

      I know what you mean, i found it hard too first. But the first attack wont damage you, dodge the second one. Stop crying and keep trying. I love that it is a challenge and not a gift.

  • Gordy Brown

    I beat 2 of them with no problem and now I’m trying to beat the one at suras and grand til I get down to about 1/3 or 1/4 of it health and then bullshit happens. The god damn elephant never stops charging and the guy on top won’t stop throwing arrows or whatever they are(which are near impossible to dodge). It’s near impossible to beat it.

  • Bones Tyr Frost

    The elephants aren’t my problem its the arrows that never miss when they do 2 waves of the arrows you can’t dodge fast enough why couldn’t Ubisoft just left the dodge as a roll

    • Dave Bleeker

      Because you dont dodge the arrows but you block them with shield, get the arrows back that get stuck and shoot them back, dodge attack and hit him with sword. Easy piecie..

  • Clint Blake

    In a game full of awful, the elephant fights are among the worst gameplay experiences I’ve ever had. I thought Unity was bad; this franchise is ruined.

    • Ben Wade

      Ruined…. Ahahaha, this game brought the franchise back from the dead. It’s amazing and everyone agrees. Such an amazing game is bound to have a few flaws, still the best assassins creed in half a decade.

      • Clint Blake

        “Everyone agrees” is not an argument. “Popular” doesn’t mean “right.” See my criticisms above for the truth about this game.

    • Mike

      You have no valid reason to bag this game out mate…im 55 hours on 67% completed trials of the gods anubis completed and can say this really has pulled the game out of the slump it has been in

      • Clint Blake

        Here are my reasons:
        1. Graphically, the game is a huge step backwards. Nowhere near as good as Untiy.
        2. Stealth. You just run up behind people and stab’em. No need to sneak or crouch. Also, there’s no cover or “wall-hugging” mode.
        3. The “return” of Secret Locations. The developers said they were bringing back the Secret Locations that were introduced in AC2. They were indoor, linear, platforming side-quests that were a throwback to the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time trilogy. Here they come in the form of crawling through pyramid tunnels like the Boston or New York Underground segments from AC3… Remember how nobody liked those?
        4. Finally, the combat is stiff and boring; none of the flare of, say, AC Brotherhood. Some say it’s more difficult (which supposedly means “better”), but it’s not more difficult in a legitimate way. 99.9% of fights can be won by mashing weak-attack. If a guy has a shield, press strong-attack once, then mash weak-attack again. If you’ve got a Health on Hit weapon you’re guaranteed a win. If you fight 2 of the same enemy type, one level 32, the other level 12, they have all the same moves and attacks. 32 is not more skilled than 12, he just has more hit-points. The difficult isn’t based on skill, it’s based on math.