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Assassin’s Creed Origins: How to increase your Health Points and live for longer

Combat plays an important role in Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and so being prepared and ready to enter battle with every resource available to you is a pivotal component of the experience.

There are a few ways you can extent your life and Health Points in Assassin’s Creed, and outside of basic regeneration, which we discuss here, you can also rely on crafting and abilities to make you a near-invincible warrior during battle.

Your health meter in Assassin’s Creed: Origins is affected by:

  • Character level
  • Breastplate crafting level
  • HP from equipped shield
  • Abilities

Breastplate Armor Upgrade

Breastplate

Upgrading this increases health

Level Resources Required Health Multiplier
1 5 Soft Leather 1.3
2 7 Soft Leather + 5 Hard Leather 1.6
3 8 Soft Leather + 6 Hard Leather 1.9
4 10 Soft Leather + 7 Hard Leather 2.2
5 12 Soft Leather + 9 Hard Leather 2.5
6 14 Soft Leather + 11 Hard Leather + 7 Pelts 2.8
7 16 Soft Leather + 13 Hard Leather + 8 Pelts 3.1
8 19 Soft Leather + 15 Hard Leather + 9 Pelts 3.4
9 23 Soft Leather + 18 Hard Leather + 11 Pelts + 3 Carbon Crystal 3.7
10 28 Soft Leather + 22 Hard Leather + 13 Pelts + 5 Carbon Crystal 4.0

 

Regeneration Ability

This ability will allow you to regenerate health during a fight. Without this ability equipped, you’ll need to retreat in order to reclaim lost health.

Passive

AP Cost: 1

Availability: From The Start

 

Shields

Shields play an important role, for obvious reasons. Not only do they allow you a nice HP boost, they can also be used during combat to block enemy attacks and protect you from heavy attacks.

Name Rarity How to Acquire Health Unique Attribute Rare Attribute Legendary Attribute
Aegean Prince Rare Blacksmith, Loot Health: High Ranged Resistance I Adrenaline Absorption on Block II None
Alexander’s Shield Rare Complete Plight of the Rebels quest Health: High Melee Resistance I Fire Resistance II None
Antigonus Shield Rare Complete Conflicts of Interest quest Health: Medium Ranged Resistance II Fire Resistance II None
Bird of Prey Rare Uplay Health: High Melee Resistance II Fire Resistance II None
Bronze Shield Common Blacksmith, Loot Health: Medium Ranged Resistance I None None
Compendium Legendary Complete General Issue quest Health: High Bleeding on Block Ranged Resistance IV Damage Absorption on Block III
Djoser’s Pride Legendary Blacksmith, Loot Health: Extreme Sleep on Block Melee Resistance II Damage Absorption on Parry III
Kush Shield Rare Uplay Health: Medium Melee Resistance I Ranged Resistance III None
Madu’s Shield Common Blacksmith, Loot Health: Medium Melee Resistance I None None
Medjay Shield Common Bayek’s default shield, Blacksmith, Loot Health: Medium Melee Resistance I None None
Medusa’s Gaze Legendary Nomad’s Bazaar Health: High Ranged Resistance III Damage Absorption on Block III Sleep on Block
Metal Shield Common Blacksmith, Loot Health: Low Melee Resistance III None None
Phalangite Shield Legendary Blacksmith, Loot Health: Extreme Poison on Block Ranged Resistance II Adrenaline Absorption on Block III
Phalanx Shield Rare Blacksmith, Loot Health: Medium Melee Resistance II Damage Absorption on Block II None
Reinforced Shield Legendary Blacksmith, Loot Health: High Melee Resistance IV Ranged Resistance II Damage Absorption on Parry I
Remission Rare Complete Farms of Dionysias quest Health: Medium Melee Resistance III Ranged Resistance III None
Scorpio Legendary E-Store, Nomad’s Bazaar Health: High Ranged Resistance III Damage Absorption on Parry II Poison on Block
Shield of Hilarus Rare Complete The Champion quest Health: Medium Melee Resistance III Damage Absorption on Parry III None
SPQR Legendary E-Store or Nomad’s Bazaar Health: Medium Ranged Resistance III Damage Absorption on Parry II Bleeding on Block
Wooden Shield Common Blacksmith, Loot Health: Low Melee Resistance II None None
Worn Shield Common Blacksmith, Loot Health: Low Ranged Resistance II None None
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