Assassin's Creed Valhalla

The Big Finish Walkthrough | How to Beat The Builder

This page is a walkthrough for The Big Finish Quest in Assassin's Creed Valhalla (AC Valhalla). Read on to learn more about the quest objectives, stealth routes, notables, and more!

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Starting Location

The quest starts in Ivaldi's Forge after giving Ivaldi his needed ingredients.

IMPORTANT: This quest will only be available if you complete the following quests first:

Quest Walkthrough

No. Objectives Guide
1 Examine the Builder's tower Travel to Indre Holm and enter The Builder's tower.
2 Speak to the Builder Speak to The Builder to initiate a cutscene.
TIP: Dialogue options during the cutscene are inconsequential to the overall story.
3 Search for the Builder's paint Head south of the tower and find The Builder's hideout.
The paint is in the second room of The Builder's hideout
TIP: Use Odin's Sight to reveal footprints that lead to the hideout.
4 Bring the Builder's paint to the tower You only need to bring one crate of paint to the tower.
You can either clear The Builder's hideout or smuggle the paint out quietly.
Click here to see our stealth guide into The Builder's hideout!
5 Defeat the Builder The Builder is revealed to be a Jotun all along! Eliminate him.
Click here to see boss fight strategies against The Builder!
6 Use the gate to Jotunheim Travel to Heidall's Tower and travel to Jotunheim via its gate.
You will be sent back to Ravensthorpe. Speak to Valka about you journey into Asgard.
IMPORTANT: Complete The Saga of The Snows story arc in Jotunheim first in order to unlock the second half of The Fate of The High One story arc after this quest.

Sneaking the paint out of the Builder's hideout

Cross the room by climbing up the pillar and walk on the ropes to get to the statue on the other side.
Slowly make your way down the statue and proceed to one of the crates.
WARNING: Do NOT jump straight down to the ground from the top of the statue! Doing so will alert the shapeshifter nearby.
Carry one of the crates and sneak through the middle of the sleeping shapeshifters.
TIP: Be mindful of the sleeping shapeshifters' positions. Being too close to one will alert the entire room.

Boss Strategies: How To Beat The Builder

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  • Most of The Builder's attacks are unblockable. Prepare to dodge throughout the fight.
  • The Builder's stomp and specific hammer attacks create shockwaves, causing you to get knocked back or down. Anticipate these throughout the fight.
  • The Builder occassionaly sends shockwaves towards you if you stay out-of-range for too long.
  • The Builder can send an Energy Burst underneath your feet. Getting hit by this energy burst will send you up in the air, inflicting Fall Damage once you hit the ground.
  • The Breakfall skill does NOT negate the Fall Damage.
  • The Builder's stun bar can only be depeleted by attacking the top of his head with arrows.
  • A white orb will spawn everytime The Builder performs an overhead hammer slam. Absorbing this white orb will cause the your next attack to stagger The Builder. You can shoot the top of his head when staggered.
  • You can also use The Builder's Energy Burst attack to shoot arrows towards the top of his head in mid-air. Use this sparingly as players will still suffer fall damage once they hit the ground.
  • The Builder will start to charge up at around 50% HP. His damage is increased for the remainder of the fight and will perform more charged attacks with his hammer.
  • The Builder will start performing Energy Bursts in quick succession in his charged state.
  • During The Builder's charged state, He will have the ability to confine you in a small area. Dodge out of the telegraph before he finishes conjuring the confined space.

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2 Anonymousover 2 years

the developers have made this game no good with this boss so hard I will not buy anymore assassin creed games again don’t waste your money on this game

1 Anonymousover 3 years

How ruin a game by putting a nightmare boss so far spent 2 nights trying to get past him. Really peeved


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