What are the best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Mirage? Weapons in AC Mirage are split into two distinct categories – swords and daggers – and there’s a heap of weapons to find. Each one has distinct stats and powerful effects that change how you play, especially when paired with a matching weapon and good armor. So, to help you have the most deadly Master Assassin Basim possible, we’re prepared a list of the best Assassin’s Creed Mirage weapons.
Throughout our Assassin’s Creed Mirage review playthrough, we collected all the weapons in the game, though we certainly had our favorites. With stealth taking center stage in Mirage and combat being relatively tricky against groups, it’s a good idea to find the strongest weapon you can right away. And that’s where we come in, with a handy list of all the best weapons in AC Mirage.
The best Assassin’s Creed Mirage weapons
The best Assassin’s Creed Mirage weapons are:
- Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar – sword
- The Samsaama – dagger
- Abbasid Knight Sword – sword
- Abbasid Knight Dagger – dagger
- Initiate of Alamut Sword – sword
- Initiate of Alamut Dagger – dagger
- Hidden One Sword – sword
- Hidden One Dagger – dagger
- Sand Sword – sword
- Dagger of Time – dagger
These weapons will see you through the entire story, dealing great damage and coming with very versatile and useful effects that won’t take too much effort to make use of. For example, you’ll only get use out of the Rostam Dagger if you’re using your Throwing Knives at close range, requiring you to get closer to the enemy than you might like. On the other hand, The Samsaama will heal you on every fifth hit, offering a consistent (and valuable) boost.
However, the most important thing to remember is that you can have both a sword and a dagger, so it’s a good idea to look for two items that synergize well to create a deadly build for your Basim. Want to wipe out enemies in a puff of poison? Use both the Hidden One Dagger and the Hidden One Sword. If you want to become a master of time itself, use the Sand Sword and the Dagger of Time.
From our time with the game, we’ve discovered several brutal sword and dagger combinations, so we’ll point those out where relevant so you don’t miss out on the full potential of each of the already incredible weapons.
Read on below to find out more about each of the best weapons in Assassin’s Creed Mirage and how to get them.
The Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar sword is earned by collecting three Mysterious Shards and redeeming them in the secret chamber in The Calling mission.
Decreasing maximum health but increasing damage, the Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar certainly won’t be for everyone, but for those that do gel with it, it’s a force to be reckoned with. This weapon is capable of absurd damage when you’re forced into close-quarters combat. While its damage stat is tied with the Hidden One Sword as the lowest damage weapons in the game, the unique effect of the Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar redeems it thanks to a 50% damage increase overall. It might sound counterintuitive but in our experience, it works.
The Samsaama dagger is earned by collecting two Mysterious Shards and spending them in the secret chamber during The Calling mission.
As you might have guessed, The Samsaama is part of a set with the Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar sword and, like that weapon, The Samsaama is also tied with the Hidden One Dagger for the lowest overall damage stat. Again though, it’s the unique effect of this weapon that redeems it. Thanks to the Life Steal power, The Samsaama will heal you on every fifth hit for 10% of your max health. Given how limited your carrying capacity of healing items is, having another way to heal is a huge boon in our experience.
When we used this weapon, we’d often decide against using one of our limited healing items and instead trigger this effect to heal. This was great for saving healing items for when we really need them.
Abbasid Knight Sword
The Abbasid Knight Sword can be found in the House of Wisdom in Yasiriyah, in the Abbasiyah district.
With a maximum of 65 damage when fully upgraded, the Abbasid Knight Sword is fairly middle-of-the-pack in terms of raw damage numbers. However, it’s On the Edge perk makes it a great weapon for many situations. On the Edge causes your light attacks to deal 30% more damage when you’re below 50% health. Often this came in handy when we’d run dry of healing items and had our backs up against the wall, letting us deal bonus damage in return. However, if you like living life on the edge, then you could intentionally use remain under 50% health to constantly gain this effect. In fact, we did try that and it worked, so long as you play it safe and don’t get too brash; one wrong move and you could wind up on the game over screen.
Abbasid Knight Dagger
The Abbasid Knight Dagger is located in the Bazaar in the Karkh district, most easily found after assassinating The Treasurer.
With the Abbasid Knight Dagger, you will gain 30% damage resistance when below 50% health. We found that, when paired with the Abbasid Knight Sword, the other weapon in this set, we were much better suited to taking advantage of the damage boost provided by that weapon. In fact, we only recommend using the Abbasid Knight Dagger if you’re also using the Abbasid Knight Sword, as the damage resistance by itself isn’t all that exciting, but it is the perfect pairing for the sword.
Initiate of Alamut Sword
The Initiate of Alamut Sword is the default starting sword, so all players will have access to it early in the story.
It might surprise you that despite having other weapons to earn – even ones locked behind collectibles like the Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar – the Initiate of Alamut Sword is among the best in the game. Its damage stats are nothing to write home about, sitting right in the middle of the pack, but the Sharpened Blade perk is surprisingly strong. With this effect, your next attack after a successful parry will deal 50% increased damage. Taking on groups of enemies almost necessitates parrying (rather than dodging) to succeed as it’s the perfect move for moving from defense to offense. As such, the Initiate of Alamut Sword is a great pairing, increasing your damage as you do so.
Initiate of Alamut Dagger
The Initiate of Alamut Dagger is the default starting dagger, meaning you will automatically gain access to it early in the Assassin’s Creed Mirage length.
That’s right, it’s not just the starting sword that’s surprisingly strong. We recommend keeping the Initiate of Alamut Dagger at hand for quite some time, at least until you find one of the other weapons on this list because it’s great in nearly all scenarios. As with the Initiate of Alamut Sword, the dagger equivalent will improve your parry capabilities by causing parries to also deal 25 defense damage to the enemy. It’s a simple boost, but sometimes that’s all you need. When paired with the Initiate of Alamut Sword, we found this to be a particularly brutal combination in open combat, as you should already be parrying enemies frequently.
Hidden One Sword
The Hidden One Sword can be found at the Abandoned Caravanserai point-of-interest to the west of the Wilderness region.
The unique effect of the Hidden One Sword, Venomous, isn’t all that useful by itself, but with the right build, it can be the start of something terrifying. Venomous will cause every fifth hit to poison the enemy. While most enemies will die before this triggers if you’re making use of parry counters, applying poison is a rare effect that will come in handy when combined with this weapon’s dagger-twin.
Hidden One Dagger
The Hidden One Dagger is located in the Dur-Kurigalzu point-of-interest to the north of the Wilderness region, at the bottom of a cave system.
The Hidden One Dagger can be very, very deadly with specific character setups, namely when paired with the Hidden One Sword. The Hidden One Dagger’s Spread effect causes melee kills against poisoned enemies to create a poison cloud that damages nearby enemies. So, when paired with other items and tools that can inflict poison, like the matching sword, poison-tipped Throwing Knives, or poison Blowdarts, you can wipe out groups of enemies with ease.
We’ve found this weapon particularly strong if you’re not a fan of stealth and would rather take groups of enemies head-on. Since you need to kill the targets with melee attacks, you can’t trigger the Spread effect from range with the powerful poison Throwing Knives, for example. Instead, you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way.
The Sand Sword can only be acquired through the AC Mirage Deluxe edition DLC pack, meaning you can’t earn it in-game.
This is unfortunate news as the Sand Sword not only looks cool thanks to its unique Prince of Persia stylings, but is also one of the best swords in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. With the Healing Sand perk, killing an enemy while time has slowed down regenerates 20% health. We’ll go over how to slow down time in a moment, but being able to easily regenerate a large chunk of health is an incredible bonus.
In many ways, the Sand Sword is an upgraded version of The Samsaama, as this too has the ability to heal you. However, whereas The Samsaama requires you to land five hits to receive 10% health, the Sand Sword heals for 20% after a much more simple process. Given how limited your carrying capacity of healing items is, having another way to heal is too good to pass up if you’ve got access to this weapon.
Like with The Samsaama, we’d often avoid using one of our limited healing items and instead seek to trigger this effect to heal, letting us save healing items for later.
Dagger of Time
The Dagger of Time is only available through the AC Mirage Deluxe edition DLC pack, so you can’t get it in-game.
You guessed it, the Dagger of Time is the other Prince of Persia inspired weapon and it’s the perfect match for the Sand Sword. That’s because the Dagger of Time will slow down time for three seconds after triggering a perfect parry. Given how easy it often is to trigger a perfect parry, you’ll be slowing down time left, right, and center, and therefore healing using the Sand Sword’s unique perk. However, we don’t recommend you use the Dagger of Time without the Sand Sword, as slowing down time isn’t all that useful otherwise without the healing effect provided by its counterpart.
Nevertheless, slowing down time and healing with both the Sand Sword and the Dagger of time is one of the most fun, and certainly one of the most powerful weapon combinations you can use. Even better news is that, if you have access to these weapons through the Deluxe edition, then you’ll get them very early on in your playthrough.
How to upgrade weapons in Assassin’s Creed Mirage
To upgrade your weapons in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, speak to a blacksmith merchant. However, you will require an Upgrade Schematic matching the weapon you’d like to improve, as well as enough resources.
The most important thing you’ll need if you’re looking to upgrade a weapon is the specific Upgrade Schematic for your chosen sword or dagger. These are often found by opening gold gear chests dotted around the map, whether in enemy camps or points-of-interest. However, some Contract missions will also reward Upgrade Schematics.
Upgrading your weapons will make even the best weapons even more powerful by increasing the level of its stats. Notably, the unique effect provided by each weapon will be significantly amplified.
If you can get your favorite weapon to level three, which requires the base weapon and two of the relevant Upgrade Schematics, then you’ll have maxed out the potential power of that weapon.
This will undoubtedly take you quite some time, so we recommend chasing the Upgrade Schematics for your favorite weapons first. For example, we opted to upgrade the Sand Sword and Dagger of Time early on, as well as the Initiate of Alamut weapons, as we found these to be particularly strong during the early stages of the game. As such, we were well-equipped to complete the story and hunt down the remaining weapons and Upgrade Schematics.
That covers all of the best Assassin’s Creed Mirage weapons and how to get them, so you can have all the strongest swords and daggers fit for a Master Assassin. That’s not all you need though, you’ll also want the best Assassin’s Creed Mirage tool at the ready, as you’ll have to make this important decision early on in the game. And if you’re more concerned about fashion fit for an Assassin, we’ve got guides to the many Enigmas in the game, such as the Assassin’s Creed Mirage Left Behind Enigma and Assassin’s Creed Mirage A Challenge Enigma. These offer cosmetic rewards to customize your style.