Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Smashing The Compass Walkthrough

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

Previous Quest
Firing The Arrow
Bleeding The Leech

Smashing The Compass Location

The quest starts in Saint Paul's Cathedral after completing the Firing The Arrow and Bleeding The Leech quests.

Smashing The Compass Walkthrough

No. Objectives Guide
1 Meet Erke and Stowe Head inside Saint Paul's Cathedral.
A cutscene will play out to discuss your findings so far.
2 Escape Saint Paul's Escape the burning cathedral by climbing all the way up to the highest level.
Escaping through the breakable glass window will trigger a cutscene.
3 Rescue Stowe and Erke from the blaze Eliminate enemies in the area and open the door to rescue Stowe and Erke.
Choose who to accompany towards The Compass' flotilla outside Lunden's docks.
Click here to see the consequences of each choice!
4 Find and assassinate The Compass The Compass is located in the center of the Flotilla, guarded by two longboats with two springalds on each of them.
Click here to see boss fight strategies for The Compass!
5 Speak to Stowe and Erke Return to the docks and speak to Stowe and Erke.
The quest completes after a short cutscene. This marks the end of The City of War story arc.

Smashing The Compass: Stowe or Erke

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Stowe and Erke will have their own routes towards The Compass' flotilla. You can choose to accompany one of them or go alone.

Ultimately, the choices during this dialogue are inconsequential to the outcome of The City of War story arc.

Read on to know the results of each choice.

Springalds with Stowe

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Stowe will lead you to a pair of springalds that points towards The Compass' flotilla. Use one of these springalds to destroy other springalds that are fixed on the longboats along the way, ensuring an easy path.

Flanking with Erke

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Erke will lead you to a clear area of the docks, allowing you to sneak through the springalds. It is advised that you swim underwater to avoid detection.

Going Alone

You can choose to accompany no one and work towards your own path to The Compass' flotilla.

Smashing The Compass: How to Beat Vicelin (The Compass)

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  • Eliminating the guards operating the springalds in closest to The Compass' flotilla can make the fight easier.
  • While it is impossible to perform an advanced assassination on The Compass, You can get an early advantage leading into the fight by performing a Heavy Attack from behind. This will only work if you were undetected by The Compass beforehand.
  • Most of The Compass' attacks are unblockable. Prepare to dodge out of harm's way throughout the fight.
  • Watch out for The Compass' quick grab. Getting caught by this attack may result in getting tossed off the flotilla.
  • Take advantage of The Compass' three weakspots as these are very easy to hit.
  • Lure The Compass towards the big oil jars surrounding the flotilla and ignite them when in-range.

Smashing The Compass: Alliance Map Update

A new territory will show up on Randvi's Alliance Map after reporting to her and Hytham about the events in Lunden.

Territory Story Arc Starting Quest
Jorvik The City of Greed The Welcoming Party

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