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Published November 26, 2019

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Isu is introduced in the Fate of Atlantis DLC of the game which, if I’m being completely honest, is WELL WORTH the price and the buy; I recommend it! Anyway, Isu soldiers are highly trained soldiers that you’ll first meet in Elysium which is where you’re first dumped after you beat the game. Make no mistake, Elysium, Hades and even Atlantis itself is where you’ll likely find these guys. Fighting these guys can seem like a total hardship and you might even feel like you’re getting your ass handed to you.

However, it cannot be argued that these guys are super strong but that doesn’t make them super clever or smart; there are ways of attacking these guys to where it will not seem like you have to worry much about being ganged up on. But, I want to also go on record as saying that there’s a technique that you’ll learn, several actually, that you can use to destroy them with ease but more on that later.

One thing that I learned is that you sort of can’t fight these guys head on due to extreme “acquaintanceship” for lack of a better word and engaging that sort of enemy up close and personal is deadly which I’ll discuss along with other things in this post.

Isu Soldiers

Isu Soldiers come in different forms, and I’ve come face to face with all of them. The thing about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Isu is that if you’re going to get up close and personal then there are a few things that you should know. One, these guys are easily distracted, so if you’re going to creep in the bushes or tall grass or even flower bed, which you end up in all 3, press down on the directional pad once to let out a whistle. Doing this will draw one of them away from the crowd, but be careful that you don’t draw the attention of more than one.

The overall goal is to just get one away from everyone else and silently assassinate them so as to not also draw the attention of the Kolossi, they’re not so bad if you know how to handle them but being the strongest of the Isu unit, dealing with them can be a headache especially if you’re fighting them in numbers.

Back to the strategy at hand, the Kolossi are a pain in the ass as I mentioned, but they can be beat. They’ll fire a beam when they’re far away from you, you can parry that beam which will reflect it back at them and deal them a small portion of damage, somewhere in the 5% range.

Don’t fight them head on…

If you don’t have to. One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when you engage the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Isu, is fighting them head on! While it may seem like it’s a good idea at the time due to lack of enemy numbers, fighting them head on is ill-advised. Now, I won’t say to avoid it altogether because that would be impossible. What I am saying is that when you fight them, it pays to have some strategy like fighting them one at a time but sometimes it doesn’t always happen that way from experience.

Sometimes you may find yourself fighting the Isu warriors up close and personal but when that time comes, abuse your Overpower Bow Strike which does lethal damage to them. At this point, you should have your spear at level 6 so doing your Hero Strike should be sufficient to weaken them a great deal.

I want it to go on the record that having your armor, accessories and chosen weapons on your level so as to increase your chances of survival if you do end up taking on more than one Isu soldier which you almost always will. Moral of the story, don’t fight these guys head on if you don’t have to.

Moves to Use

Have you even been neck deep in Isu Soldiers and Warriors when dealing with the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Isu, I bet you have, I bet you all of your special abilities that you have lol. I kid, but seriously, these guys are no joke but they can be beat. If you decide to take the silent assassination route then by all means, use the Silent Assassination move to deal some preemptive damage to them to get the damage ball rolling. Or, if you’re like me and like attacking at a distance using the Rush Assassination combo then use Rush Assassination to take out all of the surrounding Isu.

In so doing, you’re not going to have as many to deal with and you’re more than likely going to come out on top with some of your health. If you use explosive arrows, which you should, use the Overpower Bow Strike and use Ares Madness ability which will really put a dent in their ranks. One thing I found is that if you’re using the Ares Madness ability while being attacked and having no life in the life meter, you can’t die or you’re invincible during that mode.

That’s just what I experienced as I was playing the game so the results may be a little different but try it and see. I’d like to know differently if you have experienced different results.

Dodge and Parry

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Isu are very intelligent warriors despite fighting on the wrong side, you can dodge and parry their moves which you always should because you have less of a chance of succumbing to their attacks. For example, when you’re trying to dodge the Kolossi’s beam, dodging is your best bet. However, if you’re facing the Kolossi and they fire their beam at you, parry the beam back at them so they’ll take the damage you would have otherwise taken if the beam connected.

Incidentally, these tactics have saved me time and again, I can also tell you that you’re going to be using these moves even abusing them because its going to become mandatory if you’re to survive. After awhile, you may find that the Isu warriors are not that hard to deal with and you may find that you may not need to use all of the aforementioned moves but that doesn’t mean that it won’t become necessary.

The biggest things to keep in mind is to dodge and parry when you’re dealing with the Isu because you’re going to tip the scale of battle in your favor which will keep them from slaughtering you and see many desynchronized/game over screens.


The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Isu are among the toughest fighters across dimensions and you’re going to need all of your wit and special abilities to survive. A few things to keep in mind, don’t fight them head on, if you’re going to then use either Silent Assassination or Hero Strike and you can even use the Rush Assassination to get the damage ball rolling. When dealing with the Kolossi, use their beam against them by parrying it back at them.

So what are your thoughts on my post, good, bad or even just I was too late? Whatever the case, leave me a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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