How To Find Hephaistos’ Workshop In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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  • What Can You Do At Hephaistos’ Workshop?

As the series steered closer and closer to the world of mythology with almost every installment, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey took the plunge by introducing indisputably fantastical elements and characters into the game. While plenty of them are challenging foes, such as Medusa and the Minotaur, others like Hephaistos (also known as Hephaestus), the blacksmith God, can be a major benefit to your adventures through ancient Greece.


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If you want to take full advantage of this Godly smith, you’ll need to know where to find Hephaistos’ workshop first. You won’t have to climb Mount Olympus to reach it, though, so follow our guide to learn where this hidden workshop lies, plus all the things it allows you to do.

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Updated on June 5, 2023, by Axel Bosso: At Hepahistos’ workshop, you’ll learn new skills and have the chance to upgrade your armour and engravings. Check out how to find this important location in this updated guide.


Where Is Hephaistos’ Workshop?

A screenshot of the map showing Hephaists Workshop location.

Hephaistos’ workshop is a unique workshop compared to the others in the game and was added as part of an update to the game at the beginning of 2019. You can use his services to modify your weapons, including your best bows, which is why he is so highly sought after.

First, you need to go to the island of Malis and look for Pandora’s Cove. If you haven’t been to this area before, it will be fairly high North on the map.

Once here, travel up until you find the Temple of the Golden-Bowed Goddess viewpoint.

A colage showing the ins and out of Myson Cave.

After using this point you should see the question mark show up on your map directing you to Myson Cave. There’s a small entrance you need to find at the bottom of the mountain leading you to a gap you can squeeze through.

You’ll probably want to whip out a torch inside since it will be quite dark, but you will have no trouble finding Hephaistos just up ahead in the cave. Make sure to go to the left and not to the right once inside as this is the path that will take you to him.

What Can You Do At Hephaistos’ Workshop?

hephaistos workshop in Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Once you speak to Hephaistos and access his services, you will have three main options to choose from:

Engravings are enhancements to your armour and weapons in-game. They can be improved by completing that engraving’s challenges but only to the fifth level. To get to the tenth level (the maximum), you’ll need to improve them here, at Hephaistos’ Workshop.

Learn

A screenshot showing the Warrior Damage boost at Hepahistos's Workshop.

Learning allows you to pay quite an expensive fee in order to learn a new skill, but what you end up learning is often a far higher-tier skill than what you previously had. For example, increasing the damage done with swords from a +12 percent stat to a +18 percent stat would cost 30,000 drachmae.

This feature allows you to further customize your character to your playstyle as you obtain new skills that focus on the weapons and battle tactics you like to use.

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Upgrade

A screenshot showing the Epic weapon Kora Sword and its upgrade costs.

Upgrading is no different here than it would be at any other blacksmith or workshop in the game. You can pay him to level up whatever gear you’re rocking to match your character level, but what you’re most likely going to be coming to Hephaistos is his Engraving services.

Engrave

A screenshot showing the Epic weapon Kora Sword, different engraving options, and their costs.

For Engravings, you can upgrade your existing Engravings assuming they are at tier five already. Just like at a traditional blacksmith, this modifier will give you some form of +X percent boost to whatever it is you’re upgrading, and the higher rarity it is, the more it will cost.

If you have one, or more, Engravings at tier five (which you level up via the specific challenges like killing leaders, getting kills with specific weapons, and etcetera), they can be upgraded to tier six and tier seven — the maximum.

Getting even one Engraving to tier seven will be very, very expensive. Upgrading from five to six will cost 30,000 and then an additional 60,000 for tier seven. Those prices are the highest they can be, however, and don’t take into account whatever Mercenary Discount you may have.

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