Alpha Animals are a type of Collectible in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (ACV). This guide shows where to find all Alpha Animal Locations in AC Valhalla (also called Legendary Animals on world map). They are needed for the Completionist All the Way trophy or achievement (100% Completion). There are 11 of them in total but only the first 10 are needed for the Master Hunter trophy and achievement.
Alpha Animals count as Mysteries. On the world map they are marked by this icon: . You can still access all regions after the story to find them. Killing all Alpha Animals unlocks the Master Hunter trophy or achievement.
These Legendary Animals are powerful bosses. They are more challenging than your average enemy. You simply go to the location and defeat the animal. Being sufficiently leveled comes in handy. If you have trouble, try lowering the difficulty to easy.
For a region by region guide of all Mysteries refer to this guide: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Mysteries Guide
Alpha Animal #1: Elk of Bloody Peaks
You will fight this Legendary Beast in single combat. You can use the tried-and-tested dodge and attack method, but the best way to deal damage is to use your bow and target the weak spot on its side, just above the legs. It’ll collapse to the ground, allowing you to do a stun attack with and deal significant damage.
Alpha Animal #2: Bear of the Blue Waters
This mystery requires you to defeat a level 310 bear (Alpha Animal). It’s too far north to reach during the Prologue so you must come back for it after the story when this region has opened up.
Alpha Animal #3: Black Shuck
Defeat the monster using your best dodging and parrying skills. Stick to quick attacks and abilities to damage him as he moves fast.
Alpha Animal #4: The Corpse Feeders
Once you arrive at the Legendary Animal icon a short cutscene will play and you’ll be attacked by 3 wolves. Kill all 3 to finish this mystery. Take out one at a time. The fewer are left, the easier it gets. If you have trouble, return later at a higher level or reduce difficulty to easy in gameplay options.
Alpha Animal #5: Beast of the Hills
The Beast of the Hills is in an underground area. You can find the cave entrance at Uriconium Ruins, just 120 meters east of the Beast of the Hills icon on the map. Defeat the giant bear and claim its head!
Alpha Animal #6: Gemad-Wulf
Kill the beast. Make sure to get rid of the wolves it summons, too.
Alpha Animal #7: Aelfred’s Battle-Sow
Kill the big bull. Take care of the other bulls if necessary.
Alpha Animal #8: The Blood Swine
Kill the boar.
Alpha Animal #9: Elder Lynx & Young Lynx
This Legendary Animal can be found in the south of the Region, North-East of Werham, at The Dark Weald.
Alpha Animal #10: O Yan Do’ Ne
This is a Legendary Moose. Don’t worry if you haven’t bought a weapon in Viland yet, you can defeat it with your bare fists. If you defeated all other Legendary Animals the Master Hunter trophy should unlock after this one.
Alpha Animal #11: Steinnbjorn
This is a level 400 Legendary Animal, the most powerful enemy in the game! To even stand a chance, it’s recommended to be at least level 370 and have a really powerful weapon in your gear, such as Excalibur. Always stay close to him. This one isn’t needed for the Master Hunter trophy / achievement.
That’s all 11 Alpha Animal Locations in AC Valhalla.
For all other Collectible Types check out the complete Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Collectibles Guide.