As is the case with any open-world title, your health, armor, and ability to effective manage these traits goes a long way to expanding your reach within the world, and effectiveness in completing certain objectives. In this guide we’ll provide a quick run-through of the health and armor fundamentals available in Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
Your health in Assassin’s Creed: Origins is calculated based on a few things.
Your current player level, breastplate crafting level (read more about crafting here), and Health Points added to your total health meter from whatever shield you have active, all contribute to the maximum cap of health available.
Over time your health will regenerate, so if you’re in the midst of combat and struggling to defeat the enemy while on low health, you can retreat to regenerate health. The only way to regenerate during battle is to have the Regenerate ability available.
You’ll noticed that your health bar is broken up into thirds, with each section reflective of the amount of regeneration available at that time.
For example, if you lose complete health from the first bar, only your second and third bars can be regenerated. Lose the second bar, and you’re only left with the third bar to regenerate. Ideally you want to completely avoid losing any more than the first two bars, preferably keeping the first bar slightly filled at all times.
If you have a shield active, you’ll become more resistant to damage. Shields actively increase your total Health Points, and also completely block all enemy attacks when equipped and activated with Shield Lock.
There’s also a Shield Charge ability, which allows you to run and charge enemies with your shield with minimal affect to HP.
For more guides, check out our Assassin’s Creed: Origins wiki.