If you checked out our starter guide for the Viking survival game Valheim, you’ve most likely already overwhelmed Eikthyrnir and began engaged on a cheerful homestead for you and your fellow Norse explorers. Your subsequent mission duties you with taking over the a lot greater and badder boss The Elder and tackling the challenges of the Black Forest and Swamp biomes. After beating the primary boss, the sport opens up in a number of necessary methods that can take you in numerous instructions. Whereas Valheim is completely pleasing as a solo expertise, I like to recommend dealing with the journey forward with a couple of good buddies.
After Eikthyrnir’s demise, you’ll have the chance to trend your first pickaxes from its antlers to mine stone, copper, and tin. These things will be discovered within the second biome within the recreation that spawns adjoining to your beginning zone, the Black Forest. The Black Forest is rather more harmful than the Meadows, and consists of Trolls, Skeletons, and a wide range of lethal Dwarves. As you discover the Black Forest, be conscious about your environment and pay attention for the rumblings of Trolls. Trolls can kill you in a single or two hits along with your Meadows-tier armor, and corpse operating by way of the Forest is a deadly endeavor.
The Black Forest And Surtling Cores
You’ll be able to create many highly effective objects and instruments out of your newfound ores. Nevertheless, you’re going to want a smelter, forge, and different further facilities that you just wish to arrange at your foremost base. For these, you’ll want to gather surtling cores. Now, there are a number of methods you may go about getting the surtling cores you want, however we’ll goal the normal means first, after which get to an alternate technique later.
The Black Forest comprises two completely different sorts of core “dungeon delves”. Hold an eye fixed out on rocky outcrops with a door main into the earth. Certainly one of these that may seem are Troll Lairs. You gained’t want these as each comprises a Troll and a few treasure in a single room, however you may be at liberty to farm these for amber, gold cash, rubies, and Troll hides. You’ll be able to exploit the sport’s synthetic intelligence right here by going right into a Troll Lair, capturing the Troll with a couple of arrows, and zoning out of the cave. Rinse and repeat till the Troll is lifeless and stroll away with some nice loot safely, and make your self a Troll cape!
The second form of dungeon delve is the one you’re searching for. These Burial Chambers embody a wide range of risks and treasures, and include a number of rooms. You’ll face many skeletons in these areas, together with some extra harmful archers and magic-imbued creatures. It is a nice time to learn to parry assaults along with your protect. You should have poor visibility down within the depths, so a torch is usually recommended as your foremost weapon right here (or you may deliver extra gamers with gentle sources as you swing with a conventional weapon). You’ll want to open and clear every room rigorously, cleansing up skeleton, ghosts, and skeletal spawners. Along with discovering varied treasures in these areas, you’ll find rooms that include a variable variety of surtling cores. If you happen to’re fortunate, you could find all of the cores you want for a bustling base in just some dungeon dives.
Your First Foray Into The Swamp
Alternatively, you could find surtling cores in nice abundance within the Swamp biome. Now, going to the swamp biome at this level within the recreation is a harmful prospect, as it’s residence to poison blobs, leeches, enhanced skeletons, and extra. Relying in your world seed, it might be attainable to get to the swamps naturally or with some gentle swimming, however you’ll doubtless must trend a raft and head to the sides of your Meadows and Forests, and set out on a brief journey by way of the ocean. An even bigger, broader ship is suggested if in case you have the farming inclination to set it up. Excessive warning is usually recommended on your first foray into the Swamp. I extremely advocate making an encampment with a mattress spawn level on the sting of the biome however not within the biome, so on a Meadows tileset adjoining to the Swamp is right. The explanation for that is that you don’t want swamp creatures invading your property or, even worse, destroying it. Your private home-away-from-home will be capable to deal with the deer and boars that come knocking, however not the swamp fare. Moreover, your first precedence upon making a settlement adjoining to the Swamp is to create a portal right here that hyperlinks again to your foremost base, however you are able to do that after your beds and partitions have been safely secured.
One creature that you could find in huge numbers within the Swamp is surtlings. These fiery foes will be fairly harmful in packs. My recommendation is to select them off at vary along with your bow in relative security. Always within the Swamp, and particularly when searching surtlings, regulate your surroundings and keep out of the numerous water patches when transferring round. Water patches are a hotbed of leeches and so they can sneak up on you and kill you simply while you’re in any other case occupied. Surtlings are an unimaginable supply of each surtling cores and coal, so if you’re an adventurous kind, it is a much better technique of amassing these sources than searching for and filter the Black Forest dungeon delves. Excessive threat, excessive reward!
How To Spawn The Elder
The Swamp comprises numerous different harmful pursuits that you just’re welcome to discover instantly, however your major concern right now within the recreation ought to be placing collectively a set of substances and ways to tackle the second main boss within the recreation, The Elder. This large tree is rather more troublesome and lethal in comparison with Eikthyrnir and will be situated at extraordinarily inconvenient places for a corpse run. First, how do you spawn The Elder? There’s a clue at his summoning level (one thing that’s constant throughout all Valheim boss encounters) that tells you to burn the younger. On this case, we’re speaking concerning the Graydwarves younger.
Now, you might be considering that you’ve got seen tons of Grayling dwarves, however by no means gotten a trophy from them to make use of as a sacrifice within the burning bowl. It’s true, that’s not the way in which to spawn The Elder. As an alternative, you will want to seek out some Historic Seeds (The dwarves right here in Valheim develop from seeds, so these are principally… unborn child dwarves. ew…). Historic Seeds will be present in The Black Forest space by searching down and destroying a Graydwarf Spawner. Search for a purple glow as you wander across the Forest and you must discover one very quickly. Place these seeds within the burning bowl at The Elder spawnpoint to make him seem. The Elder can hearth extremely highly effective vines, summons lethal root spawns, and can completely annihilate you when you wander into melee vary with a robust stomp. Make no mistake, this boss is way, rather more highly effective than Eikthyrnir and may simply kill you and your folks, so I like to recommend you deliver glorious armor and meals, follow operating and gunning, and convey a mountain of fireside arrows to gentle The Elder up.
The Swamp and Black Forest are meaty zones with rather more to discover than the Meadow, and broaden the Valheim expertise considerably, each when it comes to the risks you face and the choices you wield to fight enemies and the surroundings. Have you tried Valheim yet? Are you taking part in solo or with buddies? Tell us within the feedback!