In this guide, we’ll walk you through “A Fury from the Sea” in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. We’ll explain everything you need to know about this quest, including how you can break through the gates of Burgh Castle and how you can defeat Rued.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla A Fury from the Sea Walkthrough
A Fury from the Sea is an important turning point in The Tale of Thegn Oswald’s saga. You can start off this quest by talking to Finnr, who’ll be chilling on a cliff just east of Cedd’d Stone. He will ask Eivor if he/she is ready to start the assault on Rued. Say yes, and he’ll show you the battle plans. You’ll also have to pick and deliver an inspirational speech to rally up the allies. Whichever one you pick doesn’t affect the outcome.
After this cut-scene, another shorter one will begin showing your allies preparing for battle.
After that, you’ll be on your way to Burgh Castle, the stronghold of Rued, on a longship. As soon as you enter the vicinity of the castle, Rued’s men will spot you and start raining fire arrows on your army.
You can protect yourself from these arrows by holding up your shield. You can do so by pressing and holding L1 on PS, LB on Xbox, and X on PC. When you’re close enough to the castle, another cut scene will begin, which shows Eivor jumping into the water and a longship crashing into the castle gate to destroy it.
When you’re in control of Eivor again, rush forward and show no mercy. Your objective will be to break through the shipyard gate with the help of a battering ram that your crew will be carrying. You can either clear out enemies in the area to protect your crew while they break through the gate, or you can interact with the ram to do it yourself. If you choose to do the latter, look out for the frequent appearance of Red circles. A red circle means that fire arrows will rain down in that area, and if you’re in it, best brace yourself.
After you break through the final gate in a similar manner and reach the inner courtyard, Eivor will come to know that Oswald is still alive, and you’ll be assigned to defeat Rued. You can skip the standard enemies in the courtyard to preserve your health and go straight to Rued by climbing the front wall.
Defeating Rued – The Boss Fight
As soon as you climb the wall, Rued will unleash his wolf on Eivor. Take it out first, as it can cause a lot of damage but can be killed easily. Just lock on the wolf, parry Rued’s attacks, and attack the wolf whenever you get the chance.
After you kill Rued’s wolf, he’ll be enraged and light his sword on fire. If you get hit by his fire sword and your clothes get lit, you can press the dodge button repeatedly to extinguish the flames. Be vigilant of his swing attacks, as they can drain a lot of your energy. He’ll also occasionally throw weapons at you, which you can predict by observing a bit.
When he pulls another weapon and his hands are full, that’s when he’ll throw one at you. You can also drain his stun bar by targeting his weak spot, which is his left foot, using your bow and arrows. Apart from that, this is a regular fight like the hundreds you’ve fought before, and taking him out won’t be much of a problem.
Choices – Kill or Spare Rued
After you defeat Rued, you’ll get to choose from two options of either killing Rued or sparing him. Keep in mind that if you kill Rued, Finnr will later join your crew. On the contrary, no matter how pleasing it may be to Oswald if you spare Rued, the chances of Finnr joining your crew will be reduced and depending on your choices in the following quests. Irrespective of your choice, you’ll have to talk to Oswald again in order to conclude this quest and unlock the next one i.e. Wedding Horns.
And that’s everything on how to complete A Fury from the Sea in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.