Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a Charisma mechanic that is responsible for the narrative choices available during gameplay. Eivor’s charisma determines how different NPCs interact with him. Having a high charisma will come with its benefits. There will be certain points in the main storyline when having a high enough charisma becomes the key to success as it will open narrative choices otherwise out of reach. Keeping in mind the importance it plays in the storyline, players are continuously looking for ways to increase their charisma levels. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to increase charisma in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: How to Increase Charisma
To increase Eivor’s charisma, you’ll have to participate in a mini-game called Flyting. Flyting was an activity that Norse people would actually partake in. It was basically a battle of wits in which poetic insults would be exchanged between two parties, with a good rhythm and rhyme being essential (Yes! The Vikings invented rap battles).
You can engage in flyting by interacting with specific NPCs in different areas of the map. Flyting is classified as a mystery and is displayed as a “Drama Face” icon on the map. Whenever you engage in a flyting battle, at first there’ll be a prompt to choose your bet size. After you choose your bet, the opponent will start throwing insults at you.
Your job is to counter those insults with something which rhymes with it and also is within context. If you choose to say something unrelated or not rhyming, you’ll lose the battle along with your money but it’ll increase charisma by a small amount. On the contrary, if you manage to win, it will boost your charisma stat.
A high charisma level will improve Eivor’s speech skills also unlocking more narrative choices to choose from. It can prove to be very crucial and time-saving. For example; at one point in the game, you have to get into an underground fighting tournament. If you have high enough charisma you can talk your way into it otherwise you’ll have to search for a code that is a bit irritating.
Also, if you complete or win all of the available Flyting duels, you’ll earn the “Slam Master” trophy. These duels are classified as mysteries and necessary to complete in order to get 100% game completion.