The Jotnar Cleaver is a weapon that you can obtain in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok. However, the process is not as straightforward as you might think, and there’s even a secret boss at the end. Here’s our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok guide to help you get the Jotnar Cleaver by defeating Riekr.
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok guide – Jotnar Cleaver and Riekr secret boss
Before you can acquire the Jotnar Cleaver in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok, you’ll first need to collect all five Jotun Mantle armor pieces. You can do this by defeating the Suttungr’s Outriders in Svartalfheim.
Equip the full set and make your way to either of the two dams. There’s one in northeastern Svaladal, and another in northwestern Vangrinn. Take out the enemies here and, if you’re wearing the full Jotun Mantle set, you should be able to go through the portal.
Note: I went through the Svaladal portal first and I defeated the boss there. When I passed through the Vangrinn portal, there was no one else in the area.
Defeating secret boss Riekr in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok
Inside the portal is an arena where the secret boss, Riekr, will greet you. She has the following abilities:
- Clone Wars – Three Riekrs will be fighting you, each with a separate health bar.
- Teleport Attacks – She has lightning fast attacks, often chained together as part of a combo.
- Frost Slam – Riekr will punch the ground and cause icicles to erupt.
Your three targets tend to attack at the same time, and getting hit by one usually means taking damage from other foes. As such, it’s important to time your dodges. Some of the new skills, like Rage Axe and Explosive Retreat, can also help. The former can let you do a combo followed by an uppercut, while the latter is for AoE staggers.
Once you beat Riekr in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok, you’ll receive the Jotnar Cleaver. The weapons perk gives you a chance to refill an adrenaline slot when you land a critical hit.