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How to Heal in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

If you completed Assassin’s Creed Origins and Valhalla, much of the combat mechanics in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey would ring a bell. Other than the new Greek settings as opposed to that of Egypt in AC Origins, the major difference in Odyssey comes in the form of the fast-paced RPG combat.

Enemies in Odyssey are smarter and more aggressive, and a slight slip on your side will have you transported to the last checkpoint yet again. Therefore, it’s essential to maintain your health bar and use the right healing tricks to remain on the battlefield.

If you want to play like a pro and scale through the battles with a decent amount of health, read on below for tips on how to heal in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

 assassin's-creed-odyssey-how-to-heal-addictive-tipsHow to Heal in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

The health system in Odyssey is similar to that of its predecessors. You’re provided with a health bar that reads in stages on the bottom of the screen. As you must have noticed, the bar reduces as you take damage, and, as it nears its endpoint, you get a red pulsing on the edges of your screen, indicating that your character is about to die.

Unfortunately, the default way to heal in Odyssey is to wait for the health bar to refill automatically, and this only happens when you’re not in combat. Even worse, you don’t get a different health bar by changing between the two playable characters, Alexios and Kassandra, as both have the same health.

Thankfully, you can broaden your healing options by using adrenaline and Second Wind, the latter of which is a skill you acquire as you progress in the game.

Healing Tricks in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Combat in Odyssey doesn’t have to be a suffer-fest. Employ the tricks below to heal and stay longer in battle.


The first trick for regenerating your health is what I consider to be the easiest, although it can also be considered the least efficient. However, the bits of help it provides in refilling the health bar are enough to keep you in battle.

You can get back little bits of your health when you use an active ability in combat. Mind you that this requires adrenaline, which is at least a full segment of the yellow bar. While this method won’t help you regain your full health, it gives you ample time to remain on the battleground and defeat incoming enemies. Ensure to use an active ability regularly, especially when you get an adrenaline indicator.

Second Wind

This solution for health regeneration is inevitable, given that you’ll eventually acquire it as you progress in the game. At level 1, the skill restores 25% of your health bars, with higher regeneration percentage available upon maxing it out. 

To make this skill available at all times, assign it to one of the four combat buttons. In addition, you can learn the Second Wind skill when you unlock the second tier of Warrior abilities.

Final Notes

Combat in Odyssey is a tricky one. Thus, once you get the pulsing red on your screen, ensure to stay out of harm’s way by dodging enemy attacks and hiding away in a place of shelter, be it on the roof or in the bush. This way, you would regenerate faster, coupled with the Secondary Wind skill and Adrenaline ability.

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