Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – What is a Misthios?


If you’ve started playing Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and got lost in its massive amount of content, you’ve wondered what that term ‘misthios’ is that Alexios and Kassandra are always referred to as. There’s no question that Odyssey is a true Assassin’s Creed title, with all that that entails, but just like Origins before him, the player doesn’t take on the role of an apparent assassin.

What is a Misthios?

In Assassin’s Creed: Origins, players took on the role of a medjay, a type of desert police. In Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, players can choose to play as Alexios or Kassandra, his older sister. No matter what character you choose, you will be called a misthios. You can understand what this means only by the types of requests that people all over the world make of you. You are often asked to perform specific tasks in exchange for drachmas, the Greek currency. This is because a misthios is essentially a mercenary.

The direct definition of misthios is as follows:

  1. hired, hired

So, as misthios, Kassandra or Alexios will take on many tasks, from retrieving lost items to outright sending people. It is these latter tasks that bring the work of a misthios closer to that of a traditional assassin. It makes sense that the mercenaries of the time were often asked to murder people, and Ubisoft did a fantastic job of conveying the player’s place in the world and his craft as a misthios.

Now that you know a little more about what a misthios is, why not head over to our Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey guide hub for help with Ubisoft’s Last World.

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