Know All About the Different Biomes in Valheim!

Know All About the Different Biomes in Valheim!

One of the biggest charms that has drawn loads of gamers to Valheim is its vast open world map. The map is so impressive that different parts of it are divided into areas called “biomes”. These biomes have different land, habitat, monsters, and animals. But I’m sure all these different biomes have made you overwhelmed as to which one you should visit first.

Don’t worry, I’ve covered everything and ranked the biomes from easiest to hardest difficulty, including the items, craftables, bosses, animals and monsters. So, be sure to take notes to be the best Viking of Valheim.

Different Biomes of Valheim

  • Meadows
  • Black Forest
  • Swamp
  • Mountain
  • Plains
  • Ocean

Although, I should mention that there are three more biomes: Mistlands, Deep North, and Ashlands. But since the game is still in early access at the moment, these biomes are still in development. You can however, visit the Mistlands, but there are no animals, monsters or loot yet.

Now, let’s get on to ranking the biomes and let me tell you all about them.

I. Meadows Biome (Easiest)

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Meadows Biome

The Meadows Biome is the one players spawn in. It is a mixture of grasslands and forest. It has Beech, Birch, and Oak trees throughout the whole area. Players can usually make starting base there before progressing further. (The Meadows Biome is connected to the dense Black Forest Biome as well).

i. Items to Find

  • Wood
  • Fine wood – Found from Birch & Oak Trees. These trees can only be chopped down with a Bronze Axe. Bronze Axe is made from Bronze which is smelted from Copper and Tin mined in the Black Forest (Copper and Tin ores are mined with Antler pickaxe made by Hard antler collected after defeating Eikthyr.)
  • Mushroom
  • Flint (near shores)
  • Stone
  • Dandelion
  • Raspberry
  • Beehive (use bow and arrow to knock down the hive from a distance)
  • Miscellaneous Chest

ii. Animals

  • Boar (attacks when threatened)
  • Neck (hostile creatures that attack regardless)
  • Deer (use bow and arrow to hunt so they don’t flee)
  • Gull (birds that fly when in close proximity)

iii. Monsters

  • Greyling
  • Greydwarf
  • Greydwarf Brute
  • v Shaman

Greydwarf spawn in the meadows and near your base after defeating the first boss Eikthyr. Whereas, the Greydwarf Brute and Shaman spawn in the meadows after defeating the second Boss, Elder.

iv. Boss and How to Defeat It

The boss found in Meadows Biome and the first boss in Valheim is a giant deer boss named Eikthyr. Eikthyr is summoned using two deer heads collected after hunting wild deers.

You need to block its attack using a shield if using melee weapons or dodge the attack if using bows and arrows.

Recommended Weapons:

ItemRequired Materials
Shield10x Wood
4x Resin
2x Leather Scraps
Crude Bow10x Wood
8x Leather Scraps
Flinthead Arrows8x Wood
2x Flint
2x Feather

II. Black Forest Biome (Easy)

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Black Forest Biome

The Black Forest is unlocked after players defeat the first boss Eikthyr. Not only does the Black Forest have an abundance of resources including Pine and Fir trees, but it is also filled with monsters.

i. Items to Find

  • Core wood
  • Mushroom
  • Yellow mushroom (found inside Troll caves and burial chambers)
  • Blueberries
  • Thistle
  • Carrot seed
  • Copper ore (can be mined with Antler pickaxe)
  • Tin ore
  • Haldor – Merchant that spawns anywhere in the Black Forest. Has a safety shield surrounding the area so that no creature can attack.

Both copper ore and tin ore can be smelted in the smelter to make copper and iron bars which can be forged into bronze bar.

ii. Animals

  • Crow
  • Gull
  • Deer

iii. Monsters

  • Greydwawf
  • Greydwarf Brute
  • Greydwarf Shaman
  • Troll – Found roaming around the forest or inside Troll caves. Can be taken down using Bow and arrows, just try to keep a distance to not get hit.
  • Skeletons- Found inside burial chambers in the Black Forest or sometimes outside. Can be taken down with club or bow and arrows.

iv. Boss and How to Defeat it

The 2nd boss of Valheim is The Elder found in the Black Forest. The Elder’s location is upon visiting the Burial Chambers and it has to be summoned by gifting 3 ancient seeds to the alter (Greydwarf Brutes and Shamans usually drop the seeds).

If you’re trying to take down The Elder, make sure to have plenty of fire arrows and activate Eikthyr’s powers to reduce stamina wastage. Also, having some bronze armor can make you take less damage from its attacks.

Recommended Weapons and Items:

ItemRequired Materials
Finewood Bow10x Fine wood
10x Core wood
2x Deer Hide
Fire Arrows8x Wood
8x Resin
2x Feather
Bronze Plate Leggings5x Bronze
2x Deer hide
Bronze plate cuirass5x Bronze
2x Deer hide
Bronze Helmet5x Bronze
2x Deer hide

III. Swamp Biome (Medium)

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Swamp Biome

After defeating The Elder, the Swamp Biome is accessible to players. The biomes contains various monsters and also special Sunken Crypts that can only be opened using Swamp Key, dropped after defeating The Elder boss.

Do note, in order to reach the swamp biome, you do need a raft or a boat. So, make sure to have one ready before venturing out.

i. Items to Find

  • Ancient bark- Found by chopping down ancient trees using Bronze axe.
  • Scrap Iron- Found by mining muddy scrap piles in Sunken Crypts or buried beneath the swamp.
  • Guck- Dropped by Gucksacks in the swamp. Can be used to make the powerful Draugr bow.
  • Turnip Seeds

ii. Animals

  • No animals are found in the swamp biome. It is only filled with monsters that can harm the player.

iii. Monsters

  • Blob – Poisonous creature that can jump. Immune to poison, so take it out with bow and arrows from a distance.
  • Oozer- Evolved form of Blob that creates a cloud of poison. Use bow and arrows to take it out.
  • Draugr- This weapon wielding overpowered monster is the most difficult to beat besides the Bosses. You need good armor, shield and sword to fight them.
  • Draugr Elite- Larger and Strnoger versions of Draugr.
  • Leech- Poisonous creatures that move in water.
  • Skeleton
  • Surtling- Small fireballs that deal fire damage. Can be lured into water and turned into coal.
  • Wraith-Flying enemies that are quite slow. Arrows and spears can do good damage.

iv. Boss and How to Defeat it

The 3rd boss of Valheim is the Bonemass that can be found in the Swamp biome. Its location is marked after visiting the Sunken Crypts and the Bonemass alter needs 10 withered bones to summon it. (Withered bones are collected from Sunken Crypts or muddy scrap piles.)

Be sure to clear out the monsters in that area and only summon the Bonemass during the day. Also, remember to dodge his initial attacks and attack it using Iron melee weapons to defeat the boss easily.

Recommended Weapons and Items:

ItemRequired Materials
Iron mace4x Wood
20x Iron
3x Leather Scraps
Poison resistance mead (Crafted from Poison resistance mead base)10x Honey
5x Thistle
1x Neck tail 10x Coal
Bronze Plate Leggings5x Bronze
2x Deer hide
Bronze Plate Cuirass5x Bronze
2x Deer hide
Bronze Helmet5x Bronze
2x Deer hide

Upon defeating the boss, it will drop a Wishbone allowing the players to find out hidden scrap iron or buried chests.

IV. Mountains Biome (Hard)

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Mountain Biome

The Mountain Biome is the snow covered area in Valheim. The area is forever frozen and players will be affected by the cold.

It is recommended you make a frost resistance mead, and a lox or wolf fur cape to negate the freezing effect.

i. Items to Find

  • Obsidian – Mined from obsidian deposits in the mountain biome. Can be mined with an Iron pickaxe.
  • Dragon Egg- Found in nests located in the mountain biome. Used to summon the Moder boss.
  • Silver Ore- Found by mining silver deposits located in mountain biome. Use an Iron pickaxe.

ii. Animals

  • Wolf

iii. Monsters

  • Drake- Bat like creatures that inflict frost attack. Can be killed using Bow and arrows. Also, weak to fire.
  • Stone Golem – Stone creatures that are dormant before approached by enemies. Weak to pickaxe. Use shield and pickaxe to take it down.
  • Fenring- Creatures that appear in the night. It is weak to fire.

iv. Boss and How to Defeat it

The 4th Boss of Valheim is the Moder found in the snomy mountain biome. It’s a big dragon-like creature that can be summoned by offering 3 Dragon Eggs.

Ranged attack work best while she is on the ground. You can use fire arrows, poison arrows or obsidian arrows and inflict damage overtime.

Recommended Weapons:

ItemRequired Materials
Draugr fang Bow10x Ancient Bark
20x Silver
2x Deer hide
10x Guck
Fire Arrows8x Wood
8x Resin
2x Feather
Obsidian Arrows8x Wood
4x Obsidian
2x Feathers
Poison Arrows4x Wood
4x Obsidian
2x Feather ‘
2x Ooze
Wolf fur cape6x Wolf pelt
4x Silver
1x Wolf Trophy
Iron greaves20x Iron
2x Deer hide
Iron scale mail20x Iron
2x Deer hide
Iron Helmet20x Iron
2x Deer hide

V. Plains Biome (Hardest)

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Plains Biome

The Plains Biome is a wide grassland in Valheim. Despite its peaceful appearance, the plains biome is filled with deadly creatures and has the last and the most difficult to beat boss of the game.

i. Items  to Find

  • Birch
  • Cloudberries
  • Flax
  • Barley
  • Miscellaneous Chests

ii. Animals

  • Lox
  • Gull

iii. Monsters

  • Fuling – Goblin like creatures that spawn at night and carry weapons. Having armor and silver shield is strongly recommended. Also drops Blackmetal scraps.
  • Fuling Berserker- Stronger Fulings that drop Fuling Totems used to summon Yagluth, the final boss.
  • Fuling Shaman
  • Deathsquitos – Deadly mosquitos that sting players. Use bow and arrows to kill these creatures.

iv. Boss and How to Defeat it

The final boss in Valheim is Yagluth, a skeleton like creature that does not have any legs. Yagluth can be summoned by offering 5 Fuling totem to its alter.

Dodge Yagluth’s meteor attack by hiding behind the rock pillars. Frost arrows are the best items to defeat Yagluth.

Recommended Weapons and Items:

ItemRequired Materials
Draugr fang Bow10x Ancient Bark
20x Silver
2x Deer hide
10x Guck
Frost Arrows8x Wood
4x Obsidian
2x Feather
1x Freeze Gland
Blackmetal Sword2x Fine wood
20x Black metal
5x Linen Thread
Padded greaves10x Iron
20x Linen thread
Padded cuirass10x Iron
20x Linen thread
Padded Helmet10x Iron
15x Linen thread

VI. Ocean Biome (Special Biome)

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Ocean Biome

The ocean biome surrounds the land areas in Valheim and is only accessible via a boat. It does not have a boss but does have a hostile monster known as the sea serpent.

i. Items to Find

  • Abyssal Barnacles – Collected from mining Leviathans
  • Serpent scale – Dropped by Sea serpent upon death

ii. Animals

  • Fish
  • Leviathans – Giant sea turtles that sink to the ocean floor when it detects the players mining the Abyssal Barnacles.

iii. Monsters

  • Sea Serpents – Hostile water snakes that can be killed with arrows and Abyssal Harpoon can be used to collect their serpent scales. (Serpent scales sink in the ocean if not collected quickly.)

And that’s all you need to know about the different biomes in Valheim. You may begin your quest now.

About Valheim

Developed by Iron Gate AB, Valheim is an online open-world Survival craft co-op game. Here, players will control dead Vikings and fight Odin’s ancient enemies and monsters.

In order to enter paradise, players will have to please Odin and prove their worth to the allfather.

The journey will not be easy as at every step, the danger of supernatural entities will loom. Players will have to venture out, explore various landforms, craft, and get stronger.