Where to find gold and nickel bars in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla? In this short but hopefully helpful Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to successfully mine these rare materials.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Weapon and Armor Upgrades
In order to upgrade weapons and armor in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you need ingots. And the more you improve weapons or armor elements, the more rare ingots you need.
There are 4 levels of equipment. From worst to best (cell colors in parentheses):
- Plain (grey) – this is the initial level of equipment without any improvements
- Excellent (red) – Requires carbon ingots
- Flawless (blue) – requires nickel ingots
- Legendary (yellow) – requires tungsten (gold) ingots
All these improvements are carried out by a blacksmith, who can be found in your settlement.
What does equipment upgrade give?
What does the improvement of equipment generally give? Here is a short list:
- Unlocks additional upgrade slots
- Unlocks new rune slots
- Changes the appearance of weapons / armor (some weapons remain unchanged)
Upgrading equipment with ingots does not improve item stats. In order to improve the performance, you need to go to the inventory menu and already there, by selecting the desired item of equipment, improve it with wood, leather, fabric and titanium. These resources can be found in any corner of the game world (only fabric and titanium appear a little later, as you progress).
Below is an example:
Constantly upgrading your armor and weapons is essential to ensure that your character is sufficiently pumped to fight with increasingly powerful enemies as you progress. You also need to select the items of equipment that best suit your play style in order to achieve maximum efficiency in their use. For more information about armor sets and how and where to collect them, you can find in the corresponding guide Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: All armor sets and where to find them.
Where to look for carbon, nickel and tungsten ingots
Upgrading gear is certainly a great idea, but to get the most out of your gear, you’ll need the appropriate ingots.
The bottom line is that the availability of certain ingots depends on the level of power in the region. For example, in the starting locations of the game, such as Ledecestershire, the power level is 20 – and there you can only find carbon ingots.
Here is a short list of regions where you can find certain ingots (by strength):
- carbon ingots – present in regions with a low level of strength (from 20 to 55)
- Nickel ingots – present in regions with an average level of strength (from 90 to 160)
- Tungsten ingots – present in regions with a high level of strength (from 220 to 340)
Three ways to mine ingots in the regions:
- In treasure chests marked with an ingot symbol on the compass/map
- Elite enemies (with a yellow health bar) marked with an ingot icon
- When randomly dropped from elite enemies patrolling the game world
If you carefully search every city, village, enemy camp, castle or fortification, then you will have more than enough ingots to improve equipment. Don’t be too lazy to also kill the elite enemies you meet along the way, as they also have a (albeit small) chance of dropping ingots.
Do you have enough ingots in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla? Look for treasures in the comments and read our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla guide to learn more about the game.