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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – How to Heal, Restore Health

In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you’ll want to learn how to heal quickly after the start of the game. Combat in the latest Assassin’s Creed is fierce, fast, and bloody, and it’s easy to lose your life if you don’t keep a close eye on your health. Below, we’ve detailed the various ways you can heal yourself in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and which way is the most efficient at restoring your health.

How to Heal in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

When you begin the game, you’re not going to have many options as far as healing goes. The way the health system works in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is similar to previous games. Your health bar is at the bottom of the screen, and as you take damage, it’ll decrease. When you’re about to die the bar will turn red, and you’ll get red pulsing at the edges of the screen.

Initially, the only way you have to heal is to not take damage for a certain amount of time. If you’re in combat, this means keeping your distance from your enemy and using blocks and dodges to avoid their attacks until your health starts to regenerate.

Health regenerates more slowly in combat than it doesn’t outside of battle. When you’ve ended a fight, you’ll notice your health will refill rather quickly, which means you usually get to enter each fight with your full health.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey How to Heal Second Wind

As you progress through the game, you’ll level up and earn skill points. Once you unlock the second tier of Warrior abilities, you can learn Second Wind. Second Wind will refill 25% of your max health upon activation and recharges very quickly.

As the game goes on you’ll be facing tougher foes on a more regular basis, often several levels above you. With Second Wind you’ll have a fighting chance at surviving some of these fights where the odds are stacked against you. Unlocking Second Wind and upgrading it as soon as possible to its third tier should be something you do as soon as possible.