Power Level is a relatively unique way to level up and measure your progress in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It works completely different from it Level system from previous games in the series.

Your Power Level is strongly linked to your skills this time, unlike gear, and while XP plays a role, there are actually more important things to keep in mind.

That being said, we’ll explain everything you need to know about how leveling works in Valhalla below, including the max level cap and all other important things.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Level system explained – how does the Power Level work?

Just like in previous Assassin’s Creed games, you will notice that the world you can explore is divided into regions that show a Power Level. This indicates for which areas you are strong enough or too weak. However, unlike previous Assassin’s Creed games, your Power Level this time does not depend on your gear.

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, your Power Level depends entirely on how many Skill Points you already have, or more specifically, how many Skill Points you have already put into Eivor’s skill tree.

To be clear, Skill Points only count towards your Power Level when you ‘spent’ them, not when you earned them. For example, if you are Power Level 32 and have earned two Skill Points for filling your XP bar, you will remain Power Level 32 until you enter the menu and allocate these two new Skill Points in the skill tree. Increasing your Power Level is therefore all about earning Skill Points: the more you earn, the more you can put into the Skill Tree, and the higher your Power Level rises. Later in this guide, we’ll explain how you can quickly earn more Skill Points and XP.

The good news is you shouldn’t worry too much about Power Level when it comes to exploring the world. Each region’s Power Level indicates how strong the enemies are there, but the vast majority of activities in that region, such as gathering wealth, mysteries, artifacts, and more, can still be done just fine. The higher your enemies’ Power Level, the stronger they are and the longer it takes to kill them, but most enemies can still be tackled on your own once you get the hang of combat. Assassinations also work, even though you are several levels lower.

There are several icons that show how high an enemy’s Power Level is compared to you. Green means they are weaker than you, white means it’s a fair fight. Red means that they are stronger than you, and you have to watch out for a red skull as an icon because that means certain death when you are hit.

So you will not be immediately taken in when you enter a new area that has a higher Power Level than yours. But if such a high level enemy hits you, you probably die. In other words: you can explore the world well, and often even conduct raids, but you have to pay close attention and keep your wits about you. Be sure to avoid difficult enemies such as the Zealots. If you are really struggling, you can also just return to a region that is more associated with your own Power Level and return later. There is plenty to do in the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

How to Increase Your Power Level in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

We said above that your Power Level is equal to the number of Skill Points you have spent in the Skill Tree. Find out more about that in our Best Skills page – so to increase your Power Level you need to earn and allocate more Skill Points.

Then of course the question follows: how do you get Skill Points? There are two ways for this.

How to Earn Skill Points to Increase Your Power Level

  • Fill up your XP bar – when you earn enough XP, the blue diamond that regularly appears at the top right of your screen will fill up. Then you get not one but two Skill Points. In other words, every time you level up by earning enough XP, you get two Skill Points instead of just one. This gives you more room to experiment in your skill tree. Read more about earning XP quickly below.
  • Finding Offering Altars, Standing Stone Puzzles and the Excalibur tablets – these are Mysteries that you have to solve like a puzzle. These world events can be found in all regions of England and they give you one Skill Points if you can solve them.
  • So the main one is by earning XP.

    How to quickly earn XP in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

    There are several ways to earn XP. You get them for just about everything you do in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but how much XP you get can vary from activity to activity. Below are the best and fastest methods, in order from fastest to slowest.

    • Completing Mysteries – Mysteries are the blue dots on the map, and they can be very different from one another. In addition to the aforementioned Offering Altars and Standing Stones, they also include the small mini quests such as the Comb of Champions, or Ledecestrescire Sauce, for example, or repetitive ones such as the Rygjaflke Fly Agaric mushrooms, which you can often finish very quickly and often 1000+ XP similar to normal story quests. Solving these is the fastest way to earn a lot of XP quickly.
    • Playing the main story quests – these will give you a ton of XP each time, usually over 1000, more or less guaranteed to fill the XP bar and get two Skill Points.
    • Finding Wealth – Each chest you open will give you around 450 XP and can usually be found in the gold dots on the map. Finding Wealth is a slower way than solving Mysteries but at the same time gives you different items, so it compensates in other areas.
    • Sync Viewpoints – Climbing the towers indicated by eagles on the map, syncing here and jumping from them will give you 250 XP. Quite a lot, but there are only a limited number of these towers in the world of Assassin’s Creed Vallhalla so it is not an endless method.
    • Other general activities – as a last method, general activities such as defeating enemies, discovering cities, docks or other places of interest. You also get XP for catching fish. You don’t get a lot of XP per separate activity, but it does add up after a while.

    Do you need help conquering England? Then start with our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guide with tips and tricks. We also tell you everything about the mounts, your choice of gender and the settlement upgrades for Ravensthorpe. Plus, we’ve got guides to some of the quests and choices you’ll need to make along the way, including Bil’s comb, A Mild Hunt, and The Stench of Treachery. We also tell you how the Atlas works and how exactly you can obtain Excalibur and the Treasure Hoard.

    What is the max Level cap in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla?

    The Power Level cap in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla may be as high as 400.

    At the moment we are not entirely sure, because reaching a level that is this high will take a very long time. But there are of course a number of reasons why we think of 400.

    First and foremost, the highest Power for an area is 340, and that in multiple areas, so we know that you can already reach Power Level 340 for sure. But there seem to be more nodes in the Skill Tree than 340. According to this Reddit user, as many as 400.

    So in summary: the max Power Level cap in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is at least 340 and probably up to 400. Good luck getting there quickly! And if it’s a bit like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, then we can expect that level cap to be increased in the future.

    Do you want to know more? Then start with our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guide with tips for more tips.