Valheim is a game about progression and survival. Once you create a character, you are thrown into a world without knowing what to do and where to go. If you are new to the game, you might be confused about what to do first. So, if you haven’t played the game, we recommend not reading this article. SPOILER WARNING.
Eikthyr, the Elder, Bonemass, Moder, Yagluth, and The Queen are the bosses in Valheim. They are all based on Norse Mythology which makes fighting them even cooler. Each one should be fought at specific points in your playthrough and get progressively harder as you go on.
We will go over each boss and tell you their strengths and weaknesses. We will also go over the general locations where they are located and what you will need to summon them. They are randomly generated per seed, so it is up to you to find the boss spawner in the world you are exploring. So, here is our boss guide to the bosses in Valheim.
His antlers are branches of iron, they crack the rocks and bring down mountains. His hooves are the sound of thunder. His voice a howling gale.
Biome: Found in the Meadows Biome
How to spawn: It is spawned by placing 2 Deer Trophies in its Forsaken Alter in the Meadows.
This boss is by far the easiest in the game. Not only can you fight it right away in most cases, but once you defeat it, you get a tool that lets you upgrade to a new gear set. To easily beat this boss, you will want to use a bow. Its attacks are straightforward to dodge, and a bow is a great option to avoid the boss.
You should also carry a shield with you since you can block all of the boss’s attacks if it gets too close. You will want to be rested and have plenty of food so your stamina won’t run out quickly. Also, make sure to keep a few health potions on you just in case you end up getting hit.
The power you get from defeating this boss is super helpful. It is not only good for material collection, but it also helps you escape from any enemy very quickly. Most of the time, you will have this power equipped since it is the all-around most useful ability for most players.
Power: Eikthyr Power – Reduces stamina cost of running and jumping by 60%
2. The Elder
First of the Forest, King-in-the-Wood, Lord over those who dwell at his feet. His roots will grow where cities once stood, their blood his wine, their flesh his meat.
Biome: Found in the Black Forest Biome
How to spawn: It is spawned by placing 3 Ancient Seeds in its Forsaken Alter in the Black Forest
This is the second boss you will encounter and is much harder than the previous one. Not only is it the tallest boss in the game, but it also has some seriously damaging attacks. It has a bunch of AoE attacks, so keep an eye out for when he does them.
It is another boss that you should use a bow with. The main difference is that you will want to use fire arrows. The boss is a literal tree, so fire deals much damage. Plus, using the power from the previous boss will help save a ton of stamina while using a bow.
There are four pillars in the arena that you can use for cover, so make sure you take advantage of those. The ability you get from this boss is only good for collecting wood since it will increase your damage to trees by 60%. It is good, but only if you are collecting wood.
Power: The Elder Power – Increases damage to trees by 60%
Wanderer, look to your feet, that tread upon our tomb. One thousand bones without their meat, will drag you to your doom.
Biome: Found in the Swamp Biome
How to spawn: It is spawned by placing 10 Withered Bones in its Forsaken Alter in the Swamp
This boss is the first challenge you will come across that you might die too. The previous two bosses are hard, but you will most likely make it without dying on your first time fighting them. The Bonemass is a very annoying fight since it can poison you. Yes, poison you.
You will want to come prepared with a poison resistance potion because you will die quickly without it. The best thing you can bring is a blunt weapon. This is your best chance at taking this boss down. You could also bring frost arrows because it is weak to frost damage.
The power is pretty decent, so if you like taking less damage from certain damage types, you will most likely be using the power. The main thing that we can tell you is to go into this fight prepared because you will die from this boss. We died multiple times before finally defeating this thing.
Power: Bonemass Power – Provides 50%-75% resistance to blunt, slash, and pierce damage, depending on the armor you are currently wearing
Black wings across the moon and sun, down from the mountain our mother comes. Her weeping tears will fall like rain, her voice will call us home again.
Biome: Found in the Mountain Biome
How to spawn: It is spawned by placing 3 Dragon Eggs in its Forsaken Alter in the Mountains
This boss is difficult since you need 3 Dragon Eggs just to spawn it. Not only is it a dragon, but it can fly during the fight. The best thing you can bring for this fight is a bow with Obsidian arrows. It is weak to fire, but Obsidian arrows deal way more damage for some reason.
Poison arrows can deal damage, but try to stick with the Obsidian arrows. A melee attack will do even better if you don’t want to use arrows. It is harder to do, but it will defeat the boss faster. You will need silver weapons to deal the most damage and want to have the Bonemass power equipped.
Also, having a shield is a must in this fight. The power you get from this boss is extremely important if you travel by sea. It will activate the fastest mode that your ship can go for a bit. Also, defeating this boss gives you access to build the Artisan Table.
Power: Moder Power – Forces tailwind when sailing, which will make getting to your destination a lot faster than normal
Long ages past, he wore a crown, beneath a blood-red sky. Now naught is left of all he was, but his spirit cannot die.
Biome: Found in the Plains Biome
How to spawn: It is spawned by placing 5 Fuling Totems in its Forsaken Alter in the Plains.
This is the current final boss of the game and is by far the hardest one so far. The game is still in early access and can change, but this is what we get now. It is located in the hardest area in the game, and you will need some good gear to take it on. It is a giant skeleton.
The boss has fire breath, can call meteors down, and even use nova blasts. It is not an easy fight. The best way to defeat this boss is to get the best gear while equipped with the Bonemass power and use melee. You will lose health, but in the long run, the boss doesn’t regain health during the fight.
The main item you get from it doesn’t have a use. So if you are curious, keep the item and see what it does when the next major upgrade for the game comes out. It is not an easy fight, so be prepared for the fight of your life when you fight this boss.
Power: Yagluth Power – Provides 50%-75% resistance to fire, frost, and lightning, depending on the armor you are currently wearing
6. The Queen
Biome: Found in the Mistlands Biome
How to spawn: Initially, you only need a Sealbreaker to enter the Infested Citadel; the boss will spawn automatically as you enter her lair. You can spawn her again after defeating her once by placing 3 Seeker Soldier Trophies on the altar at the top of the citadel.
She is one of the most hard-hitting bosses in the game, with insane knockback attacks. The knockback from her attacks will throw you across the arena, which can be deadly if you fight her on the upper floors. The knockback will still occur even if you end up parrying her attacks.
You will be surprised by her speed, considering her size. It is quite difficult to maintain a safe distance from her. This, and her resistance to piercing damage, render all bows ineffective against her.
She spawns Seekers and Seeker Brood during the fight, which can get annoying. Also, some of her attacks have a huge hitbox, especially the lunge/bite attack. You need to be further away to the side for these attacks not to land on you.
Having the Feather Cape equipped can save you from any unnecessary fall death. Try to carry Poison Resistance Mead as she deals with poison damage. Anything that helps you increase stamina or regenerate it faster will be a godsend.
If you go for a melee build, equipping the Bonemass Power will help you absorb many of her attacks. Combine it with a good armor set and food selection for health and stamina, and you can handle her face-to-face.
Magic builds will fare much better against her since they can pummel her from a distance. The Eitr-weave Set is a must-have for such builds. The Staff of Embers is the best magical weapon when dealing with her and the enemies she spawns. You need to have a ton of Eitr-boosting foods during this ordeal.
Power: The Queen Power – Increase mining speed and Eitr regeneration by 100%.
Do the bosses heal?
Yes, the bosses heal, but only if there isn’t a player nearby. You must be ready once you complete the summoning for a specific boss. They might despawn if you aren’t, and you need to make a run for it. If you leave the area, they will regenerate all their health back.
None of the bosses heal during the fight, so if that is what you are wondering, don’t worry too much about it. As long as you follow the strategies we mentioned earlier and keep your distance depending on the boss, you should be fine for every boss fights in the game.
Just make sure you have enough items for you to heal. Obviously, the bosses can deal massive damage to you depending on your items, so take health potions and a ton of food with you. Also, ensure you have enough arrows if you use a bow. Every little thing helps you win any fight.