Heavy Is The Head Walkthrough | Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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This page is a walkthrough for the Heavy Is The Head Quest in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Read on to learn more about the quest objectives, stealth routes, notables, and more!

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Tilting The Balance Hunted

Starting Location

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The quest begins in Tamworth Fortress after successfully kidnapping King Burgred during the Tilting The Balance quest.

Quest Walkthrough

No. Objectives Guide
1 Heavy Is The Head - Walk with Ivarr.pngEnlarge Walk with Ivarr - Ivarr will request that you talk a walk with him.
- Ivarr will lead you to a table to discuss his strained relationship with his brother.
2 Heavy Is The Head - Reach the longhouse.pngEnlarge Reach the longhouse - Players will wake up somewhere outside Tamworth Fortress the next day.
- Head to the longhouse to witness the coronation ceremony.
3 Heavy Is The Head - Travel to Repton.pngEnlarge Travel to Repton - A scout will report that Repton is being sieged by Leofrith and his men.
- Travel to Repton and save Ceolbert.
4 Heavy Is The Head - Search for Ceolbert.pngEnlarge Search for Ceolbert in the Island of Waifs - Leofrith has taken Ceolbert to the Island of Waifs; the island northwest of Repton.
- Leofrith and Ceolbert will be at the northwest shore of the island.
5 Heavy Is The Head - Defeat Leofrith.pngEnlarge Defeat Leofrith Players must defeat Leofrith to save Ceolbert.
Click here to see our strategy guide for the Leofrith boss fight!
6 Heavy Is The Head - Bring Ceolbert back to the brothers.pngEnlarge Bring Ceolbert back to the brothers - Escort Ceolbert back to Repton.
- The Kingmaker's Saga concludes Ubba and Ivarr pledge their allegiance to your clan.

Leofrith Boss Strategies

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  • Leofrith has quick and long-reaching attack combinations. Pay attention to his telegraphs to effectively counter his moves.
  • Leofrith occasonally fake an attack and sidestep with another quick attack. Anticipate this move throughout the fight.
  • Leofrith will enter a Parry stance once he flashes blue. Do NOT strike him during this stance.
  • Leofrith will occasionally attempt to block with his left arm's bracer. Strike him with a HEAVY ATTACK during this stance to knock him off-balance.

Leofrith: Spare or Kill?

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This decision will heavily impact the rest of the player's playthrough of Assassin's Creed Valhalla going forward. Read on to know the consequences of both choices!

Spare Leofrith
  • Leofrith will release Ceolbert unharmed and journey to Rome to hunt down King Burgred.
  • Leofrith will inform Eivor that a kill order has been placed on his name by King Burgred.
  • Leofrith will also reveal where this kill order is hidden, unlocking the Hunted epilogue.

Kill Leofrith
  • Zealots will actively hunt down and attack Eivor on sight for the rest of the playthrough.

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Honor Bound A Seer's Solace Family Matters
The Prodigal Prince Rude Awakening A Cruel Destiny
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Ravensthorpe Quests
The Swan-Road Home Unwelcome Settling Down
The Alliance Map To Serve The Light The Thousand Eyes
Uninvited Guests Mane and Tail A Wise Friend
In Dreams Going Deeper Bound To Fate
A Brewing Storm Of All That Has Passed
The Kingmaker's Saga
The Sons of Ragnar Bartering Rumors of Ledecestre
The Walls of Templebrough Tilting The Balance Heavy Is The Head
The Song of Soma
The Great Scattered Army Orphans of The Fens Glory Regained
Razing Earnningstone Unholy Father Storming Ravensburg
The Stench of Treachery An Island of Eels
The City of War
Walls and Shadows Firing The Arrow Bleeding The Leech
Smashing The Compass
The Tale of Thegn Oswald
Kingmaker The Measure of a Norseman A Triumphant Return
Raising Iron A Fury from the Sea Wedding Horns
The Fate of The High One
View Above All Well-Traveled Defensive Measures
Extended Family Forging a Bond A Feline's Footfall
Taking Root The Big Finish Binding Fate
Cheating Fate
The Saga of The Snows
Mistress of The Iron Wood The Lost Cauldron A Gift From The Past
A Feast to Remember The Price of Wisdom
The Paladin's Stone
Brewing Rebellion Pilgrimage to St. Albanes Chipping Away
Blood From a Stone Fiery Ambush Ringing Cyne Belle
The Saga Stone
The Book of Dragons
War Weary The Supply Line Ransacking Wenlocan
Bloody Path to Peace King Killer
The Instrument of The Ancients
The Abbot's Gambit Puppets and Prisoners The Man Behind The Man
A Bloody Welcome
The Siege of Portcestre
Reaver of the South Arrive Unexpected Let Them Eat Ashes
Scorched Earth Severing The Lines Storming The Walls
A Breviary of Broken Hearts
An Uncommon Proposition Old Wounds Childhood Sweetheart

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