Assassin’s Creed 3 Weapons Guide

30 October 2012
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Assassin's Creed 3 Weapons Guide

This official Assassin’s Creed 3 weapons guide will show you which weapons you’ll be wielding and how to best use them to halt all enemies that dare stand in your way!

The Assassin’s Creed 3 weapons list and strategy guide follow here-under.

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  • Index of Assassin’s Creed 3 Guides:

    Assassin’s Creed 3 Weapons Guide

    Assassin’s Creed 3 Weapons List

    • Bow & Arrow; Connor’s long-range weapon of choice for its quick reload time.
    • Hidden Blade; An Assassin’s staple for close-range attacks. Extra function: Detach to use as a small knife.
    • Musket; Use this slow-reloading firearm in one-shot long-distance attacks or use the bayonet as a melee weapon.
    • Rope Dart; This metal dart attached to a long rope is ideal for dragging soldiers into treetops or off horses*.
    • Tomahawk; This axe is good for hand-to-hand combot. Note: The blade is the Assassin’s Creed Crest.
    • Bonus Weapons; Collector’s Editions & Select Pre-order Bonuses for the game come with missions DLC that unlock special weapons. Examples:
      A) Obwandiyag’s War Club; Finishing the Join or Die/Freedom/Deluxe Edition bonus mission “The Ghost of War” DLC unlocks the Pontiac’s / Obwandiyag’s War Club weapon.
      B) Sawtooth Sword; Finishing the Freedom/Deluxe Edition bonus mission “Lost Mayan Ruins” DLC unlocks the Sawtooth Sword weapon.
      C) Flintlock Musket; Finishing the Special Edition bonus mission “A Dangerous Secret” DLC unlocks the Flintlock Musket weapon.
      D) Boarding Axe; An Amazon Pre-order Bonus. It’s possible this singleplayer weapon will become available as paid DLC after launch.

    * Rope Darts are very useful when you deal with a bunch of redcoats in close combat, especially with those tough ones that usually take you a while to kill. Shoot the rope darts at him and he will fall, then easy kill!
    Guns and bows sometimes cannot kill an enemy in one shot, but after using rope darts to shoot him you basically grab him close and use your close weapon to finish him for an easy kill. No cool down time either, whereas musket and handguns take you a while for reloading. – Thanks for the guide tips to cheapcoffee.

    Combat & Weapons Tactics Guide

    This video guide from the creators of Assassin’s Creed 3 focuses on the combat, weapons and tactics of the game. Discover the brutal realities of warfare during the American Revolution and find out why the guerilla tactics used by the Americans would turn the tides of war. Finally, uncover the real world inspiration and gameplay innovation behind Connor’s all-new weaponry and combat system.

    Connor’s Weapons Close-Up

    Next we take a closer look at the new Assassin’s Creed 3 hero, Connor and his weapons in this 360 degrees model video. Born of Mohawk and British Blood, his fight for freedom and justice will be forged in the flames of revolution.

    Connor’s Weapons In Combat

    Witness Connor’s skill at wielding a variety of weapons, including his signature Tomahawk, rope darts, bows and guns/firearms, as the fearless Assassin destroys his enemies.

    What’s your favorite weapon in Assassin’s Creed 3?


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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • ryanf7271

      So the weapons listed are only available/unlockable if you have the Deluxe, Freedom, Special, etc. Editions??

    • joe

      yea but they will deffo be in dlc packs at some point otherwise theres no way to get them all
      we have to wait for ubisoft to release it as dlc is all 🙂

    • cheapcoffee

      Just love rope dart:
      1. Very useful when you deal with a bunch of redcoats in close combat, especially with those tough ones that usually take you a while to kill. Shoot the rope darts at him and he will fall, then easy kill!
      2. Not sure if I’m right but I think it’s not a consumable since you could always retrieve it once you use it, unless you hang someone I guess.
      3. No cool down time. Musket and handguns take you a while for reloading.
      4. Easy kill, guns and bows sometimes cannot kill an enemy in one shot, but after using rope darts to shoot him you basically grab him close and use your close weapon to finish him.
      Thanks to ShaoJun the Chinese assassin.

    • Excellent advice there @e89e27495c82fe5113faee373a1754b9:disqus ! I’ve added the tips you confirmed to the guide. I like your tactics. 🙂

    • But I found a weapon that I could keep from the soldiers; how come?

    • lonestar-cool

      I am at around sequence 7 in the campaign and I somehow replaced the Connor Tomahawk with a stone one. How do I get the metal one back? BTW I have already looked in general stores.

    • Jason Bourne

      you can replace it in the basement in Homestead!

    • NCBrian

      yeah – it’s too bad you can’t retrieve it from a hanged corpse…that would have been a great animation.

    • Tapnets

      I lost my tomahawk and I don’t know how…help

    • Ceased

      Hw do u get double pistols

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