So you are faced off against Minotaur who is no doubt one of the most powerful beasts in the game. Defeating him is not an easy task in any way. The mythical beast has immense power and is very dangerous in close combat. A lot of users have tried several matches and got defeated each time. In order to put the beast on the ground you need some tactics and strategy furthermore a few golden tips and a close look at the movements of the beast will add up to be the sure-shot way of defeating him. Now that you are on this guide you will get all the tips, tactics, and hints to defeat Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Minotaur.

Assassin's creed odyssey minotaur

How to Get Started with the Quest: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Minotaur

Here in this section, you will get to know all the details about how to get started with the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Minotaur quest. You will also get the all the tips on how to defeat the beast as well.

Starting the Questline Myths and Minotaurs

So to finally end up at the Labyrinth you have to thorough several small tasks or objectives. To begin the questline you need to head to Knossos Palace in Messara. As you move forward you will find a boy named Ardos.

The boy will tell you the story that how his father went on the mission to find the Minotaur and never came back. Since Alexios is a kind person he will take on the task to find his father which ultimately begins the questline of the Minotaur.

After the talk is finished Ardos will take you to the underground. And once you reach at the bottom you will find that in order to enter the Labyrinth you need to pass through the gate which is sadly locked.

Ardos will give you the hint that the people who went with his father might have some information regarding the key. This will open up three small quests namely.

  • Talk to Swordfish
  • Talk to Collector
  • Talk to Ardos’ Caretaker

Completing the Quest and Opening the Gate

So to get your hands on the key you have to complete the three quests.

  • Talk to Swordfish

According to Ardos, you will be able to track down Swordfish at the Fisherman’s Beachhead in Heraklion. However, he is not that easy to find. You have to first talk to some of the villagers and complete the tasks given to them. While progressing you will be able to get your hands on the location of Swordfish. However, the swordfish quest will end by killing him.

The Swordfish

  • Talk to Collector

Now talking of the Collector according to Ardos you will find him at his house in Gortyn near red pillars. After finishing off the swordfish your next destination will be to meet the collector. Once you reach to meet him. He will tell you the story of how dangerous and deadly Minotaur is, and that you will be needing the Theseus’ armor. At this point, you can completely ignore the armor as the armor is not that effective. But if you do want then you can proceed to obtain it. This will not affect the objectives.

Talk to Collector

  • Talk to Ardos’ Caretaker

So the last on the list is Caretaker; Ardos will tell that he is supposed to meet him at Phaistos. However, you will not find him there and you will need to go to his home. There you will find out that he has been kidnapped by a cult of Kosmos. In order to free him the best way would be to sneak into the dark without alerting any of the guards. After freeing him you will get some information about the Labyrinth but not something helpful regarding the key. 

Ardos' Caretaker

Now that all the three quests are over you will need to go to Ardos and speak to him. The shocking thing that you find is that the key that you have been looking for all this time was already in the possession of Ardos. All this time you were just running odd jobs for him. But now you can open up the gate and can face off with the Minotaur.

Defeating the Minotaur

Now let’s go through all the tips that will surely help you in defeating Minotaur in one go.

  • Makes sure that your level is is at least 35
  • While fighting him make sure to maintain distance
  • Take advantage of the distance use the Fire arrows to give him damage
  • At the beginning, Minotaur will only attack singularly
  • With each attack, he will take a pause use this limited time to your advantage
  • To double the damage make sure to attack him from behind/ attack on the back
  • Useful abilities for defeating Minotaur are
    • Overpower Attack ability
    • Hero-Strike Or Bull Rush Ability
    • Second-Wind 


  • Try to dodge, run or minimize his two powerful attacks Charge Attack And Ground Slam
  • Phase two which is the second half of the Minotaurs blood bar will be difficult
  • In Phase two Minotaur will use his 3-hit combo that includes  two horizontal attacks, while the third is a vertical attack
  • During his backhand swing in the  3-hit combo, you will find his back is vulnerable for split second. Use this split second and attack him on the back.


With this being the end of this Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Minotaur quest guide. We hope that with the above information you will be able to defeat the mythical beast.

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