There's a huge focus on customization in Assassin's Creed Unity, and there are more options for the player than in any other game in the series. In previous titles, customizing an assassin was more for looks than anything else; in Unity, having the right gear and weaponry can make the difference between completing a contract or reloading a checkpoint.
That being said, there's a ton of stuff to see and do in Ubisoft's take on Paris, and it can be a little overwhelming. Finding the right gear can be tough, but don't worry - this guide will help you find the best stuff in the entire game: from hoods to belts to firearms, this is the best equipment Assassin's Creed Unity has to offer.
There are two aspects of the game that players should know about before looking for this equipment: the economy and the Player Club system. The economy in Assassin's Creed Unity has been streamlined from prior games: Arno receives the deed to a cafe early on, and from there, expanding and renovating the building is the easiest and most consistent way to earn money in the whole game. It's far simpler than Black Flag's system, and players can max out their cafe relatively early on for easy cash.
The Player Club system is one of Unity's many social systems, and while it helps unlock many of the game's best armors, the competitions required to unlock said equipment aren't up and running yet. Never fear, the armor in this guide is all available in the game right now.
Hood: Legendary Prowler Hood
In terms of stealth, there are few hoods that match the Legendary Prowler Hood. However, stealth isn't the only thing the hood is good for. With a huge boost to the player's health, the Legendary Prowler Hood is great for those that don't mind getting in a fight now and then.
Chest: Legendary Military Coat
Again, the Legendary Military Coat works for both stealthy players and those who like getting into fights. It's also got a great bonus for the Disguise co-op skill, so for those that choose stealth in the Unity's multiplayer, this coat is your best choice.
Wrist: Legendary Sans-Culottes Bracers
In general, very few pieces of gear give bonuses to more than two attributes, but the Legendary Sans-Culottes Bracers do. While the bonuses aren't that huge overall, the slightly smaller boosts are worth it, considering almost every aspect of the player is enhanced.
Waist: Legendary Musketeer Belt
This one is for the gunslingers out there. While the Legendary Musketeer Belt doesn't offer bonuses for stealth or melee damage, the high boost to the number of medicines and bullets a player can carry is more than worth it.
Legs: Legendary Phantom Breeches
Considering it's one of the few items that players don't have to buy, the Legendary Phantom Breeches are likely the first piece of this set that players will own. Simply progress through the game's story and you'll nab the best pants in the game.
The game's best weaponry is much easier to come by, as most weapons can simply be bought from the character customization menu. That being said, these weapons are some of the most expensive items in the entire game, so make sure to level up the cafe and complete as many Social Club missions as possible.
One-Handed: The Sword of Eden
It's not the most realistic blade in the game, but the Sword of Eden is easily one of the most powerful. What makes this sword desirable above the others in its class is how it's acquired: simply finish the game and you'll find the Sword of Eden in your inventory.
Long: Ceremonial Partisan
It may be extremely expensive, but the sheer reach of the Ceremonial Partisan is worth it. It's not the fastest weapon in the game by far, but the damage output makes up for the partisan's lack of speed.
Heavy: Heavy Falchion
Heavy weapons are for those that basically give up on stealth immediately, and there's no better example than the Heavy Falchion. When upgraded, it'll take out smaller enemies (and some larger ones) in a single strike, so make sure to upgrade it as soon as possible.
Pistol: Gold-Plated Pistol
While it doesn't have the spread of the multi-barreled handguns, the Gold-Plated Pistol's rate of fire and extremely high damage made the trade-off worth it. Make sure to upgrade this if you plan on taking foes out from afar, as it's much less bulky than a two-handed rifle.
Rifles: Silver-Plated Musket
The Silver-Plated Musket is the absolute powerhouse of Unity. It's incredibly accurate and packs an incredible punch, but watch out for that slow rate of fire: this isn't a gun that should be used in the midst of a close-quarters battle.
These may be some of the best pieces of gear in the game, but there's plenty of room for experimentation. Players can choose to focus on extra health, more power, extra ammunition and huge stealth bonuses. Assassin's Creed Unity definitely isn't perfect, but the customization features are one of the best parts of the game.
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