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  • Hawke0325
    Original poster 30 posts

    So I finished all three of the new maps yet my Jomsviking is still lvl 3 but I can recruit other people's lvl 4 & 5 jomsvikings

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  • TheNorfolkian
    604 posts

    @hawke0325 The more combat your Jomsvikings see, the stronger they get. I noticed that during River Raids, if you let them do the killing, they’ll eventually level up. The problem is, you gotta babysit them so that they don’t die. It’s better to simply buy higher leveled Jomsvikings from the start.

  • Ubi-Borealis
    Ubisoft Support Staff 4118 posts

    Hello there @Hawke0325!

    As shared by @TheNorfolkian, your Jomsvikingr will level up depending on how involved they've been in combat. It's not necessarily how many raids they've been on, but what they've done in the raid itself (such as defeating enemies). Keep bringing the same Jomsvikingr on your raids, and they'll soon level up after taking part in the action!

    If you don't want to wait, you can also hire higher level Jomsvikingr to join you on your raids.

    Thanks! 😊

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  • SpirantCrayon22
    626 posts

    @ubi-borealis

    You've written something that contradicts what I was told (which was that only your own Jomsviking gains levels in your raids). I regularly took two Xbox friend Jomsvikings but they never advanced so I asked here and got that answer. Has it changed?

  • TheNorfolkian
    604 posts

    @spirantcrayon22 You may have taken those Jomsvikings on raids, but how many enemies did they personally defeat?

  • SpirantCrayon22
    626 posts

    @thenorfolkian

    I am very confident of it but strictly speaking I can't be sure. To explain, I got these two blokes very soon after the River Raid thing started. As a result, my bloke was still level 1 and it took a while longer after picking them up for mine to get to level 2. Mine got to level 3, they were still on level 1. I did a few more raids and they were still on level 1. I queried this here in the forums and got told (by the Ubisoft rep) that only your own guy gets experience on your raids.

  • TheNorfolkian
    604 posts

    @spirantcrayon22 Ah... I see what you’re saying. I’ll do some play-testing with a bunch of level 1 Jomsvikings and see if any of them level up. If you’re right, then this really is a big problem.

  • bielik01
    943 posts

    @thenorfolkian I believe it was even announced in game (splash screens introducing River Raids) that jomsvikings cannot level up, and if you want some higher tier jomsviking, you need to recruit them.
    That sucks, because what do you do with your friends' jomsvikings?

  • SpirantCrayon22
    626 posts

    @bielik01

    You can level-up your bloke, shouldn't need to worry about that, but the other guys are what they are and don't gain xp.

  • bielik01
    943 posts

    @spirantcrayon22 I meant those jomsvikings recruited by Eivor.
    There's even an article about leveling on Ubisoft Help: Ranking up your Jomsviking in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

  • SpirantCrayon22
    626 posts

    @bielik01

    The comment I had from the Ubisoft rep was that only one Jomsviking gains experience on your river raid, the one you created. The ones recruited do not gain experience on raids. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding/crossed wires!

  • TheNorfolkian
    604 posts

    @bielik01 Ugh... I feel bad that I missed that announcement/article. Good to know... now I won’t have to waste my time confirming what you already knew. It does make sense though as a way of encouraging players to ‘buy’ more Jomsvikings, but then if you find some really cool looking dudes/gals to be on your crew, you won’t ever get a chance to make them all that they could be.

    By the way, speaking of friends’ Jomsviking lieutenants, I got lucky and bought yours. Too bad I can’t level it up.

  • SpirantCrayon22
    626 posts

    @bielik01

    I got confused, all clear now. I think we're all on the same page!

  • bielik01
    943 posts

    @thenorfolkian I'm curious if dismissing Tassi will get you him on Level 4...

  • Kormac67
    811 posts

    To sum it up:
    - Your own JV levels up gradually while you are doing raids. Mine leveled from 3 to 4 after 5-6 raids since 1.3.1 .
    - Hired JVs never level up.
    - Hired community JVs (have text "XYZ's JV") are always lvl 1.
    - Hired auto generated JVs can have a level up to the level of your hut.
    - You should level the hut to 5 asap and hire 14 lvl 5 JVs so you always have a full crew even if a raid turned out disastrous. Like when I was searching the underground tunnel for a book of knowledge and meanwhile my whole crew got slaughtered. 😞

    I'm not sure if your JV's combat action contributes to the leveling or if just the raids are counted.

  • AlePlay
    521 posts

    I was convinced that one's Jomsviking leveled up parallel to when updating the Jomsviking Hall . ... XD

  • Ubi-Woofer
    Ubisoft Support Staff 1258 posts

    Hey everyone,

    I hope that you've all been having a great weekend so far. I'm going to try and clear up any confusion regarding the ranking system for Jomsvikings - please do let me know if I've missed any questions, or if you need any additional clarification.

    So to start with some confirmed knowledge:

    • To reiterate what @Ubi-Borealis shared previously, your own Jomsviking will rank up as you successfully complete the outlined objectives for river raids.
    • Regarding Jomsvikings that you recruit that have been created by other players, these will not rank up if you take them on repeat raids, unlike your own Jomsviking. If you wish to take higher-rank Jomsvikings out to raid with you, you'll need to directly recruit new ones that are of a higher rank.
    • When looking to recruit new Jomsvikings, if you have upgraded your Jomsviking Hall recently, you can use the bell outside to refresh the available selection of Jomsvikings to ensure that their ranks are more in-line with your progression.


    I'm seeking clarification regarding the following topics, to check whether what @TheNorfolkian and @Kormac67 have written is accurate and to make sure that we provide you with the correct information about the system:

    • Whether the extent of your Jomsviking's participation in the raids is what determines how quickly they will rank up, e.g. if they take out enemies on your behalf or help you with looting.
    • Whether recruitable Jomsvikings created by other players are always Rank 1 when hired, or if their rank can vary.
    • Whether the ranks of auto-generated Jomsvikings are limited to/by the upgrade level of your Jomsviking Hall.
    • Whether it is more likely that higher-rank auto-generated Jomsvikings will be appear if you have performed several updates to the Jomsviking Hall, but there aren't any higher-rank player-created Jomsvikings available at the time to populate the available selection.


    As soon as I receive confirmation on these details, I'll be sure to let you know here. I've also mentioned that clearer in-game clarification would be appreciated, and should there be any in-game changes made as well, I'll let you all know! Thanks. 🙂

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  • Bluecaboose82.
    2 posts

    @ubi-woofer

    can we get a confirmation that your personal Jomsviking can actually reach level 5? Mine was level 3 before the update. With the update I’ve completed every raid location on all 3 new rivers at least once with some locations twice, including completely clearing out the river Rhine twice. I’ve also done every associated quest and have my Jomsviking hall fully upgraded. Despite all this, my personal Jomsviking has not leveled up past level 4. I have not spoken with anyone who has been able to get their personal Jomsviking to level 5, so I’m wondering if it’s even possible at this point or if maybe there is a bug keeping it from reaching level 5.

  • B00MSIE
    374 posts

    @bluecaboose82

    My Jomsviking is level 5 now. You must let them compete in the raidings. If you play it Assassin style (like I first did), they will not upgrade. It is not the amount of raidings they have been on, but how much kills your Jomsviking made. This is pretty difficult because your Jomsviking will do everything to get killed as fast as possible. The AI is the worst in this game. Try to almost finish enemies right in front of them and let your Jomsviking finish them.

    Apparently this Assassin’s Creed game does not want you to sneak around like a assassin…

  • Ubi-Borealis
    Ubisoft Support Staff 4118 posts

    Thanks for sharing your experience with your Jomsviking, @B00MSIE. It's definitely possible to get your Jomsviking to level 5, @Bluecaboose82!

    We have reached out to the development team to see if we can get further clarification about Jomsviking during River Raids. In particular, we've reached out with the following questions:

    • Whether the extent of your Jomsviking's participation in the raids is what determines how quickly they will rank up, e.g. if they take out enemies on your behalf or help you with looting.
    • Whether recruitable Jomsvikings created by other players are always Rank 1 when hired, or if their rank can vary.
    • Whether the ranks of auto-generated Jomsvikings are limited to/by the upgrade level of your Jomsviking Hall.
    • Whether it is more likely that higher-rank auto-generated Jomsvikings will be appear if you have performed several updates to the Jomsviking Hall, but there aren't any higher-rank player-created Jomsvikings available at the time to populate the available selection.


    We haven't yet had any updates to share with you all from the team regarding these questions. As soon as we have any further details to share, we will let you know within this thread. In the meantime, please feel free to continue sharing any feedback or concerns you may have about levelling up your Jomsviking during River Raids. We will do our best to find out more information for you all.

    Thanks! 😊

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