How do you get the new one handed sword in Assassin's Creed Valhalla? In this Assassin's Creed Valhalla guide, we're going to detail Skrofnung, the game's first one handed sword. We'll tell you how to obtain it, and whether it's actually worth using in battle.
How to get the one handed sword in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Getting your hands (or hand, in this case) on Skrofnung is easy enough — you just have to take part in the Sigrblot seasonal festival, which is live in Assassin's Creed Valhalla from the 29th July 2021 until the 19th August 2021.
Where to find the one handed sword
Skrofnung is available to purchase as a reward from the festival shop. It costs 300 festival tokens, which you can get from completing activities and side quests as part of the festival.
What's the best way to get festival tokens?
Racking up 300 tokens won't take long. Try your hand at all of the festival activities and you should have enough tokens by the time you're done (or thereabouts). You can also talk to characters around the festival grounds who might have side quests for you. Completing these quests nets you some tokens as well.
But if you just want to get the new one handed sword as quickly as possible, your best bet is probably the new tournament. In the tournament, you pick a weapon and fight through three rounds of opponents. If you're reasonably skilled, it should only take you a few minutes per run, and you get around 75 tokens per tournament win.
It's also worth noting that in the tournament, you can actually try the new one handed sword for yourself, although you won't be able to take it with you once the tournament is finished. You'll still need to buy it from the festival shop.
Do you get to keep the sword?
Yes, even after the Sigrblot festival is over, you get to keep Skrofnung, as long as you were able to buy it.
Will the sword be made available after the festival?
Right now, at the time or writing, we don't know for sure. Ubisoft has previously delivered festival rewards to players for free, even after the festivals have ended. It's possible that the developer will do the same with this one handed sword, and the other items that are available during the Sigrblot seasonal festival.
But, just to be safe, we'd recommend getting the sword for yourself while the festival is ongoing.
Is the one handed sword good in Assassin's Creed Valhalla?
So you've got Skrofnung, the first one handed sword added to Assassin's Creed Valhalla — but is it any good in a real fight?
Well, we're happy to report that the answer is yes — it's really quite good.
One handed swords have a completely new set of moves. They swing quickly, and they appear to do decent damage. What's more, their combos seem to keep opponents locked down rather well, giving your foes little time to react to your onslaught.
One handed swords are bit like bearded axes (the one handed axes), but they have more range. All in all, one handed swords seem like a very well rounded weapon type.
Skrofnung itself is a very good weapon. When it's fully upgraded, it has a surprisingly high stun stat, which, coupled with its fast attacks, makes it very effective at depleting your opponent's stun gauge and opening them up to a finishing move.
Its rune is pretty good, too. After performing a dodge, your ability damage increases for a short amount of time. Not bad at all, especially if you like using lots of special moves.
Will more one handed swords be added to Assassin's Creed Valhalla?
Yes, it's already been confirmed that more one handed swords will be added to Assassin's Creed Valhalla with the Siege of Paris expansion, which is set to release on the 12th August 2021.
Check out our huge Assassin's Creed Valhalla guide for more help with the game. If you're interested in learning more about the game's equipment, we also have this massive guide: Assassin's Creed Valhalla: All Armor Sets and Where to Find Them.