Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Amber Sun Walkthrough | Wrath of the Druids

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This is a page for the quest Amber sun in the Wrath of the Druids storyline in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Read on to learn how to start the quest, how to beat Balor, and get the legendary Gae Bolg weapon!

You must have the Wrath of the Druids DLC to gain access to this quest.
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Children of Danu

Starting Location

The quest starts in Deirdre's Hut in Asfinn in the region of Connacht.

To begin this quest, Eivor needs to eliminate all members of The Children of Danu and give Deirdre all 10 Bloody Amber pieces from each one.

All Children of Danu Locations

Quest Walkthrough

No. Objectives Guide
1 Speak to Deirdre Enter Deirdre's Hut and speak with her to give her the Bloody Amber.
She tells Eivor that to receive the legendary spear Gae Bolg, they need to defeat Balor.
2 Accept the Fight After a short cutscene, Deirdre asks Eivor if they are ready to fight the monstrous Balor.
NOTE: Make sure you have full rations and are at full health before facing Balor.
3 Defeat Balor After drinking the potion, Balor appears and addresses Eivor as Fjolnir.
NOTE: Balor has two phases of combat. Check out our strategy guide to learn how to defeat him!
4 Speak to Deirdre After defeating Balor and retrieving the Gae Bolg, speak to Deirdre to complete the quest.

Boss Guide: Balor

First Phase

In his first phase, Balor has high defense and moves very slow. Keep your distance and attack him with a long-range weapon such as a bow or spear.


  • Use a spear to attack him from a distance. The Gungnir is the best weapon to use against him due to its increased reach.

  • The Brush with Death skill gives you free hits if you manage to dodge his attacks at the last minute.

  • The Grit skill is useful for recovering lost health if attacking him after getting hit by his swing and jump attacks.
  • Second Phase

    After reducing his health a certain point, Balor removes his mask and becomes faster and more aggressive. He will also start firing powerful beams from his eye, which can quickly kill Eivor.


  • When Balor starts charging his eye beam, start runing clockwise to avoid getting hit. You can also run between the standing stones to block the atack.

  • When Balor stabs his sword into the ground, dodge or run away from him to avoid getting hit.

  • All of Balor's attacks have a slow windup. Use this opportunity to shoot his yellow weak points on his arm, leg, and back to stun and lower his defenses with a bow.

  • Spears are still the best weapon to use against him during this phase. Avoid getting too close when attacking or he'll violently swing his sword at Eivor.
  • Rewards

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    Defeating Balor rewards Eivor with the Gae Bolg, a spear once wielded by the legendary Irish Hero Cú Chulainn.

    Said to be fashioned from the bones of sea monsters, this spear causes lightning to shock enemies after hitting them with 3 consecutive hits!

    Gae Bolg Stats and Upgrades

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