You need to fight for everything you earn Valheim. You start off with nothing and are expected to work hard to get through the challenge of dealing with monsters twice your size while even a cold night can kill you. During those early hours, you’ll thread the basic pieces of wood and stone together to create any crude tools and weapons you can craft. However, after you overcome that initial difficulty, many weapon options will open up for you.
There are several different types of weapons – such as axes, swords and bows – but they are not equal in strength. The best of the best are special weapons with their own names and unique abilities, but that kind of power isn’t just given to you. These will cost you some of the rarest ingredients you can find in Valheim but the only ones that are worthy of being a true Viking. Here are all the best weapons you can get in the game and what materials you need to find to craft them.
What we consider the best weapon of all Valheim is also the only javelin the game has to offer, at least for now. It is a one-handed weapon that you throw at your target and then pull back towards you, almost like some ax from another Nordic inspired game. This is perfect for hunting any creature that tends to run away, pulling sea creatures out of the water to die on dry land or if you’re working on your Scorpion impression from Mortal Kombat. It’s not the most powerful weapon in terms of pure damage, but we found it to be the best weapon overall due to its range, utility, and fun feeling of holding something and pulling it around. . It pairs great with a more powerful melee weapon if you use it to pull targets and then switch.
Making Abyssal javelin takes 30 pieces of Chitin, eight fine woods and three pieces of leather. Chitin is collected by quarrying rocky outcrops on the ocean floor near islands.
The Frostner ax is basically the most Viking weapon in the entire game. It was classified as an ax but was as big and thick as a hammer. It does a great deal of damage, but the real use of this weapon that comes with it is that it also inflicts frost and mental damage, as well as doing a lot of retaliation against any enemy. lucky enough to be hit by it. Between the initial attack damage, the overtime frost and the wobble it inflicts, there are very few enemies that can counter Frostner’s power. What’s the downside? This bad boy is considered the most expensive weapon to create in the entire game, but as a late-game target, it will be worth all the time it takes to get.
Frostner needs 30 silver, 5 Ymir Flesh, 10 ancient bark and 5 freezing glands. Ymir Flesh must be purchased from the trader Haldor in the Black Forest, while the frozen and silver glands must be collected in a mountain biome.
Abyssal’s other weapon sounds like a downhill as it’s just a knife, but the razor is much stronger than you’d expect. Yes, normal damage might not seem like much even if you take the knife attack speed into account, but this blade is ideal for all the stealth players out there. If you can sneak into an enemy and hit them with a back stab, the Abyssal razor will deal 10 times more damage. If you pair it with some stealth armor, you can become a Viking assassin rather than an Eivior from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The Abyssal razor is also one of the cheaper weapons on this list. You will need 20 Chitin, four fine woods and two pieces of leather.
Okay, so this weapon isn’t the scariest name of all time, but Porcupine allows its stats to speak of that. This giant spiked ball on a stick deals both blunt and piercing damage and spins very fast for its size. Between the two types of damage, it’s one of the top weapons in the game based solely on raw numbers, but it’s also one-handed and cheap that almost makes the game too easy if you use it early. Unless there are enemies in range, there is no problem that the Hedgehog is incapable of coping.
If you want one of your own, collect 20 iron, five fine woods, 10 linen fibers, and five needles. Needles can be harvested from Deathsquitos in a simple biome and linen made using flax on a spinning wheel.
For all your archers out there, or if you just want a powerful long-range option to open fights, there’s no competition when it comes to which bow is strongest Valheim. Draugr Fang has great penetration damage, but the unique effect is what makes this bow something that even melee-focused characters should consider. No matter what arrow type you equip with this bow, it will automatically deal damage with poison. No need to craft special poison arrows! It is also very precise, so a skilled archer can do a lot of things with this bow before the enemy has a chance to approach.
Crafting this high-end bow will be very expensive. You need 10 silver, 10 gucks, 10 old bark and two deer. The guck is in a swampy community and is the green goo you will see in the trees.
OK, we’re talking about two-handed heavy weapons now. If you just want to go crazy and smash everything for the highest amount of damage possible, get yourself a Stagbreaker. This giant blunt weapon has only one major downside, its long attack speed and recovery. True, if your swings connect, it shouldn’t be a problem, especially with the frantic retaliation and splashing power that spoils this giant hammer. There is little to satisfy in Valheim Like taking down your Stagbreaker while being ravaged by the enemy and clearing them in just a few blows.
You can also turn yourself into a Stagbreaker pretty easily. All you need are 20 core boards, five deer trophies and two pieces of leather.
The hunter’s bow
Aside from the named weapons, most of them can’t be created until later in the game, there are some good options to keep you on until you reach that point in the game. For example, Huntsman Bow is much easier to earn than Draugr Fang and can keep it for a long time if you keep upgrading it. There is nothing else to say except that this is a bow that is not unique in the game.
A Huntsman bow costs 20 iron, 10 fine wood, 10 feathers and two dear hides to craft.
There are no unique swords in the game, but the best we will find if you like traditional swords is a beautiful silver sword. It has a high slash damage stat, which you can guess, but what sets it above the rest of the swords from mid to late is the mental damage it deals. That, plus its relatively cheap price tag, makes it the obvious choice for your trusty blade.
Make a silver sword by rounding 40 silver, five iron, three pieces of leather, and two woods. Again, silver can be mined in the mountain biome.
The Black Ax
Our last pick is another inexpensive option to get you through until you have a unique weapon, this time the metal ax. Like the silver sword, this weapon was almost on par with a unique weapon, but lacked one main reason. Obviously, it didn’t have a single name, but what this ax lacked was any form of defense. This weapon has no equal force, so it doesn’t have any protection. Thankfully, it’s one-handed and has insane slashing damage, but holding this ax into battle means you have equip a shield if you hope to survive a few encounters. But if you prefer handling high DPS, you can do it worse than this.
Forge yourself a black metal ax with 20 black metal bars, five linen fibers and six fine woods. Black metal rods are forged in a blast furnace from black metal debris falling from any type of Fuling found in plain biomes.
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