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Valheim Best Weapon Type Transcript

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

Hello all. Narnacle here. With a video today about the Valheim best weapon type. A question I asked myself while playing the game was about the Valheim best weapon type. There are no fewer than 9 Valheim best weapon type in the game, each with a Valheim best weapon type in its own category.

Consisting of clubs, sledgehammers, maces, spears, knives, swords, axes, polearms and bows. Also, almost every Valheim best weapon type has an additional ability that allows you to perfect the use of the Valheim best weapon type and do considerably more damage with it. Only the clubs, sledgehammers and maces fall under the same club skill.

You can upgrade the skill in question simply by continuing to use the Valheim best weapon type. Each Valheim best weapon type also has several variants consisting of the materials with which you make the Valheim best weapon type. For example, there is a bronze version of the mace, but also a better iron version. Valheim best weapon type can be upgraded to a higher level on the workbench or forge.

Best early weapon in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

One of the best early access Valheim best weapon type in the game is the Stagbreaker. Once you have access to a black forest, you can cut down the tall pine trees with a stone ax. These give you core wood and you need 20 of these here. Collect 5 deer trophies simply by hunting deer in meadows and black forests.

Finally collect 2 leather scraps by hunting boars and you have the ingredients together for a Stagbreaker. The Stagbreaker may feel a little sluggish but does massive damage to its enemies. On impact, the Stagbreaker delivers a decent AoE that can throw enemies in any direction.

Chopping a Pine Tree
A Blow From The Stagbreaker

Best Club in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

Have you progressed to the point where you can give your club a significant upgrade? Then make a Frostner. This Valheim best weapon type causes frost and spirit damage! You can make a Frostner with 10 ancient bark, 30 silver, 5 ymir flesh and 5 freeze glands. Obtaining these materials takes a little more effort.

Ancient bark can be obtained by cutting down the old trees in the swamp. Silver is obtained by mining the silver ore deposits in a mountain biome with an iron pickaxe. Even though above-ground silver deposits can be found, it is best to look for this material with a wishbone. You get a wishbone by defeating the third boss in the game.

Silver ore is then melted into silver in a smelter. Ymir flesh is probably the most complicated material to find. You can only get it by buying it from the only dealer in the game. Haldor the merchant sells ymir flesh for 120 coins each. Since you will need 5 of them, make sure you have 600 coins with you.

The merchant can be found in one of the black forests in the game. Freeze glands are obtained by defeating the Drakes in mountain biomes. After getting through all the troubles, you’ll be the proud owner of the best club in the game!

Best Sledgehammer in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

However, if you want to own the best Sledgehammer in the game, go for an Iron Sledge!

To do this, go to a swamp where you cut down the old trees for 10 ancient bark. Mine the muddy scrap piles in the sunken crypts for 30 scrap, which you can melt into 30 iron in a smelter. Buy 4 ymir flesh from the merchant for 480 coins and slaughter the Draugr Elites around one of the many body piles in the swamp for a trophy.

You can then make this Valheim best weapon type with the materials on a Forge. Upgrading this Valheim best weapon type is terribly expensive as it requires more and more ymir flesh. The Iron Sledge may have one even slower attack compared to the Stagbreaker, but the damage it does is horrendous! The AoE of this Valheim best weapon type has almost the greatest knockback effect of any Valheim best weapon type in the game.

Best Mace in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

Are you more of a mace person? Then you can appreciate the Porcupine. You can make this iron club with 5 fine wood, 20 iron, 5 needles and 10 linen thread. You can collect fine wood by chopping down the birch trees. Get the 20 iron from the muddy scrap piles in the sunken crypts in the swamp and defeat 5 Deathsquitos on the plains for their needles.

Search the villages on these plains while you’re here for flax. You make the necessary linen thread on a spinning wheel from flax. Please note that for a spinning wheel you have to beat the 4th boss in the game and this Valheim best weapon type only becomes available AFTER this boss fight. When you have unlocked this Valheim best weapon type, combine the mace with a shield and you are the most devastating creature in Valheim.

A mace has a second attack that you use by clicking the scroll wheel of your mouse. A mace’s second attack is an uppercut … and I haven’t seen many enemies that can withstand the Porcupine’s devastating uppercut. Making a Porcupine requires a level 4 Forge so all in all making a Porcupine is quite an expensive process.

Best Spear in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

The spear variant in the game also has its ultimate version and this is the Fang spear. Collect 10 ancient barks from the ancient trees in the swamp and continue your adventure to a mountain biome. You need 4 wolf fangs for the Fang spear and despite the name, the Fenrings in this area drop the wolf fangs more often than actually wolves.

Hunt boars for the 2 leather scraps you need and use the wishbone obtained after defeating Bonemass to find 2 silver. Combine these materials on a level 3 forge and have a Fang spear. The fang spear works extremely well when sneaking up on unsuspecting victims. Throw the fang spear with the second attack and you will see that for a spear it leaves a huge amount of damage.

Best Knife in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

Speaking of assassination: The Blackmetal Knife is ideal for that! You can make this best knife in Valheim on a level 4 Forge with 4 fine wood, 10 black metal and 5 linen thread. So start chopping birch trees in the meadows and then head to the plains biome for a goblin hunt. You are looking here for Fulings who drop black metal scrap.

Black metal scrap melts you into black metal with a blast furnace which means that this weapon will only become available after you have defeated the 4th boss. The flax you find in the villages on the plains can be converted into a linen thread, after which you will soon be in possession of a 10x backstab bonus weapon!

Best Sword in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

However, do you feel more of a brave warrior? Then you will like the silver sword. You might wonder why I don’t recommend the black metal sword but that’s because, believe it or not, the silver sword not only does more base damage than a black metal sword, but is also easy to fix on a level 3 workbench!

Collect 2 wood for this and then head into the mountains. Use your wishbone to search for no less than 40 silver ore that you then melt into 40 silver. Back in the meadows, hunt boars for 3 leather scraps. Then visit the swamp for 5 more scrap and melt it into 5 iron.

As I said you can now combine these materials on a level 3 workbench and you have your silver sword in your armor!

Mining Silver Ore in the Mountains

Best Axe in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

However, there is nothing more screaming that you are a real Viking than carrying an ax with you. And for the ultimate Viking effect, wear a Battleaxe.

A Battleaxe is made early in the game with 30 Ancient Bark, 35 Iron and 4 Leather Scraps. So head into the swamp to cut this ancient bark off the old trees here and visit the sunken crypts to mine the iron from the muddy scrap piles. Finally, hunt boars for the 4 leather scraps and the Battleaxe is yours!

What makes the Battleaxe so incredibly special is the high parry force and the fact that it can be made on only a level 2 workbench. The damage the black metal ax does may be slightly higher, the fact that the Battleaxe can be obtained so early in the game and the damage the Battleaxe does quite close to the black metal ax makes this the best ax in the game.

Best Polearm in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

Speaking of black metal. Do you own 30 black metal? Then try to make a black metal Atgeir. Chop birches for 30 fine wood and hunt Fulings on the plains in the game for the black metal scrap they drop if you haven’t had enough. Melt this lap to black metal and rob the villages on the plains on their flax to make linen thread.

Since you need linen thread and a level 4 forge, this means that this weapon will only become available in the game after the 4th boss. But it is worth the wait! The 2nd attack of this weapon is a spin attack that creates a destructive AoE attack. This weapon does an incredible amount of damage while maintaining excellent range.

Best Bow in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

Are you into doing damage over a wide range? Then you’ll like the Draugr fang. Not only does this bow deal massive damage to its victims, but arrows fired with this bow automatically add an additional poison effect. The bow may be crafted on a level 2 forge only, but the ingredients you need for it promise adventure.

The ingredients for a Draugr fang are 10 ancient bark, 20 silver, 2 deer hide and 10 guck. So pull yourself through a swamp while cutting down the old trees here for the ancient bark. The guck grows on these trees but does not fall if you cut down a tree. Also guck does not take any bow damage at all so you will have to climb to get this stuff.

Then go into the mountains to find the required 20 silver ore with the wishbone that you melt into silver and once back on the meadows, you hunt deer for their hide. Congratulations. After assembling this bow on a level 2 forge, you will have the best bow in the game … at least at the moment.

Best Arrows in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

Now you may wonder which arrows you can best combine with this bow. And even though frost and poison arrows do more damage over time, it’s the silver arrows that instantly wipe out your enemies’ HP. For 20 of these arrows you only need to collect 8 wood, 1 silver ore that you melt into silver and 2 feathers.

Feathers can be obtained by shooting gulls, by robbing chests in meadows, black forests and burial chambers, and birch trees can also drop them when they are cut down. Silver barley is easy to find in the mountains with a wishbone. An item you get after defeating the 3rd boss and wood can be found everywhere.

Best utility weapon in Valheim

Content Table:

Early Weapon  |  Club  |  Sledgehammer  |  Mace  |  Spear  |  Knife

Then we finally come to the best harpoon in the game and this is the Abyssal harpoon. You will have to go out to sea in search of these very strange islands. These are not islands but Leviathans where chitin grows on their backs. You will need 30 of these and collecting this material is not as easy as you think.

When you start mining the abyssal barnacles for this chitin, there is a 10% chance that the leviathan will dive under water. The creature indicates this by first making a howl. After this you have 20 seconds to get back on board your boat, otherwise you will go under.

Combine the 30 chitin with 8 fine woods obtained by chopping birch and 3 leather scraps obtained by hunting boars on a level 2 workbench and you have truly the best harpoon in the game. The harpoon is very useful to attract enemies such as sea serpents after you have thrown the harpoon at them.

And these were the 12 best weapons in Valheim! You too now know how to equip yourself with the most deadly weapons in the game. Have you been able to equip yourself with one of these ultimate weapons thanks to this video, then leave a like on this video to help me reach more players and equip them with these weapons.

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