The Assassin’s Creed Universe has seen many generations of assassins belonging to the Creed. There are multiple assassin’s each better than the last. Still, only a few are worthy of being the strongest assassin.
With the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which might have strayed too far from the assassin arc of the Assassin’s Creed Series, one thing that the AC universe is not short of is assassins. Be it the spear-wielding Kassandra from Origins or the quadra pistol-whipping Edward Kenway from Black Flag, each assassin has its own unique trait.
I have my own set of favorites in the world of assassins, and I think Edward Kenway would beat most of the lot, well, except Kasandra, as she is an actual demigod.
Who else can come toe to toe for being the strongest among all assassins? After much insight, here are the top 10 strongest assassins in Assassin’s Creed
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC
Strengths: Hidden Blade Creator, Reflexes
Who better to start the list with than the original creator of the hidden blade, Darius. A Persian assassin, Darius, is credited with the killing of the famous King Xerxes I. Even before the Creed, Darius and his group acted against the tyranny of the Persian King, marking the first-ever usage of the iconic weapon.
If you haven’t guessed it yet, Darius is a direct ancestor to Aya of Alexandria. He has passed on his knowledge of stealth through his descendants. Even though Darius is old, his exercise regiment has kept his reflexes razor-sharp, and no list would be complete without his presence.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed Liberation
Strengths: High Society Access, Blending in Surroundings
The first female protagonist to appear in the AC series, Aveline, soon became a fan favorite. I liked how she used her high status in society to infiltrate the Templars.
She joined the Creed at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks thanks to her skills and accomplishments. As she was born into a privileged family while her friends suffered the slavery laws, her primary motivation made her a deadly assassin.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Strengths: Brains and Muscles, Critical Thinking
From Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Evie Frye steals the spotlight from her twin brother Jacob as she is the one with the brains and the muscle. Equally dreadful as Jacob, Evie is calmer and thinks more critically, making her a deadly assassin.
Evie not only pushes back the Templar Order but also solves the mystery surrounding the pieces of Eden. She carries on her father’s legacy and is an essential part of the Creed. The most badass part about her, though, is that she faces off none other than Jack the Ripper and puts an end to one of the most famous murderers on the planet in the DLC.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Strengths: Spear of Leonidas, DemiGod, Multi Weapon Utility
Kassandra is the protagonist of AC: Odyssey who shares the same story arc and even the dialogues with her male counterpart, Alexios. Still, Kassandra feels more natural to the storylines as we go from quest to quest in the game and not miss the fact that she is canon. She was trained from a young age and can wield swords, axes, and bows though she prefers not to use a shield, how badass.
She ticks all the boxes of being tough and charismatic. A Spartan DemiGod, Kassandra eventually obtains and wields the ‘Spear of Leonidas’, enabling her to take even the mythical beasts. The spear grants here regenerative strength and speed.
So it is an unfair battle for the other assassins since Kassandra literally has alien powers. Undoubtedly a true Spartan, she is the top hero in the series. Eventually, the region where her character falls short is her role in the Assassin’s cause, which is sadly, quite empty.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed 3
Strengths: Dual Wielding Axes, Being A One Man Army, Pulling Off Revolutions
With a strong ancestral line, Conor is grandson to the famous protagonist Edward Kenway and is also the ancestor to Desmond Miles; talk about keeping it in the family! Filled with all that legacy, Conor initially joined the Assassin’s order to find his mother’s killers. As it turns out, he mistakenly identified the killers as Templars. Nevertheless, he stayed with the Creed to take on the Templars.
As a child, Conor was raised and trained as a hunter, which led him to dual wield weapons such as axes and tomahawks. His abilities extend to ranged rifles; and taking after his grandfather, he can sail a ship too.
In my opinion, based on just raw strength, Conor is quite strong and a match for Edward Kenway. Conor’s power is multiplied when he finds the Shard of Eden that made him immune to gunfire! He literally had bulletproof armor at the end of the storyline.
Conor Kenway as a member of the Assassin’s Creed, basically took on the Templar order on his own during the American Revolution.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed Origins
Strengths: Flying Eagle, Shadow Fighting
Bayek of Siwa is a man belonging to the old world with much respect for traditions and ideologies. Bayek founded the modern brotherhood, and without him, there wouldn’t have been anything, this list included!. He is the man who discovered the true purpose of the Templars, which led to the age-old feud.
Bayek is a true assassin as he believes in fighting from the shadows. He wrote the original playbook and passed down the original fighting methodologies and strategies. Though his story in the game is mostly lore-based, that doesn’t diminish his actual contribution. Along with his seeing eagle, Senu, he even meets up with Caesar and Cleopatra while coming toe to toe with many powerful foes.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed Origins
Strengths: Master Mariner, Twin Blades
As an assassin, Aya is relatively younger in the storyline than her counterparts, but her place in the list is pretty solid. Married to the legendary Bayek of Siwa, she is in no way hidden in his spotlight.
Aya is a brutal assassin and, honestly, the one with the action-taking will between Bayek and herself. It was Aya who delivered the throne to Cleopatra, but when she was eventually betrayed, she did not step down. Her vengeance against the Egyptian throne was without mercy. Being a master mariner and trained from her childhood, her skills as an assassin are indisputable. In terms of strength, she would rank higher than Bayek without question.
Later she adopted the name Amunet and assassinated the famous Roman council Julius Caesar followed by Cleopatra. Clearly, Aya bags the award for eliminating not one but two of the most prominent historical figures.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag
Strengths: Eagle Vision, Naval Combat, Ranged Weapons
Next up on the list and my personal favorite is the protagonist in Back Flag, Edward James Kenway, the pirate captain from Welsh. Even though he was not an assassin from the start, he was focused more on fame and glory through pirate plunders. His infectious personality and wit captured his aura quite well, and when he renounced his ways to join the Creed, the story arc only made him more likable.
Edward’s personality traits aside, he is second to none in naval combat, besting even the Royal Navy captains. A top marksman, he carried multiple pistols on him to counter the old stock’s chamber capacity. Even in hand-to-hand combat, his skills are quite high thanks to the many bar fights a pirate is prone to end up in. Eventually, when he joined the creed, he helped push back the Templar order in Britain by assassinating GrandMaster Torres.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed
Strengths: Master Assassin, Hidden Blade, Being a Legend
Who better to be a contender for the strongest assassin than someone raised as an assassin by birth? Where all legends begin, Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad became a master assassin just at the age of 24. Even though he was arrogant at first, his personality developed throughout the storyline.
Altaïr was an Assassin Master, capable of incredible acrobatic feats and well-versed in lethal arts. Trained extensively combined with his Eagle Vision ability, he was able to overcome any obstacle, human or terrain, ascend the highest towers, and jump without a hint of fear from the highest ledges.
He led the creed to new heights while improving the most crucial weapon: The Hidden Blade. It is said in the legends that Altair regained his abilities till the age of 92! Imagine grandaddy Altair atop the towers.
Only if Ubisoft could have added some more personality to his character, he could have been at the top of this list, but then again, it was their first time doing weird assassination games.
Appears in: Assassin’s Creed 2, AC: Brotherhood, AC: Revelations
Strengths: Dual Hidden Blades, Stealth, Apple of Eden
Ezio Auditore da Firenze has been the absolute GOAT and fan favorite for a long time. A handful of people will disagree with Ezio being on the top, but overall, Ezio’s spot can not be defeated yet.
His journey as an assassin began after his family was executed during the Renaissance. Ezio led on to find the killers and came in contact with the Assassin’s Order; the rest is history.
Ezio is a master assassin proficient in all sorts of weapons and gadgets. Having a strong suite for stealth, he prefers dual hidden blades. Both armed and unarmed combat are everyday tasks for him, given his extensive training.
As far as his career as an assassin goes, Ezio dethrones the templar Grand Master Bargia while saving multiple European lives. He is credited for Creed’s efforts in Europe.
Notably, Ezio even wrote his codex, all the while creating a golden age for the assassin’s Creed. He has both strength and endurance, as seen in Monteriggioni. Combined with the Apple of Eden, he even knew that his memories would be viewed centuries later by his bloodline.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze is the strongest assassin in Assassin’s Creed. He not only has the gift of strength and endurance, but he also wrote his codex, dethroned the Grand Master of Europe, and created a golden age for the Creed while possessing the Apple of Eden.
Honorable Mention: One of the most overlooked but a worthy assassin is Adewale, the first mate to Edward Kenway in Black Flag. Adewale didn’t start in the creed but was initially a slave. He escaped slavery to become a pirate and was the one to convince Edward to join the Creed. If you’ve played the expansion, Freedom Cry, you know how his life as an assassin boomed and ended up freeing slaves and fighting Templars worldwide.
About Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed is the action-adventure series developed and published by Ubisoft that began with the release of Assassin’s Creed on November 13, 2007.
The initial release focused on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360, but the titles since then have expanded their grasp onto current-gen and next-gen platforms and consoles.
Since then, Ubisoft has released 12 main titles in the series, with the latest AC: Valhalla focussing on the nordic expansion into the European region.