AC Odyssey No Shield?

Assassins Creed Odyssey No shield?

Steam user question No Shield in AC Odyssey 
So far from what I’ve seen the player doesn’t fight with a shield. I thought Greek warfare pretty much revolved around the hoplon (shield) and spear. To the point where the shield was intrinsic to Ancient Greek Warfare. Correct me if I’m wrong…
Ubisoft Answer for No Shield?
Yes, Spartans did use shields, but our Hero is a mercenary, not a Spartan soldier. Our gameplay is much more versatile than that of Origins and a shield was not suited to it, so we replaced shields with dodging, rolling and parrying mechanics. The parry mechanics gives a bit more of feel of old school AC Fight of counter attack, while still retaining fight mechanics of Origins. I can’t speak for the future of the franchise for social stealth and parkour.

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