Learn How to Run/Sprint and Dodge Your Enemies in Valheim

Learn How to Run/Sprint and Dodge Your Enemies in Valheim

Apart from all the crafting and foraging you need to do in Valheim, the game is also filled with combats and objectives you need to clear by battling with the enemies. The most important skill you need while combating is how to run and dodge while attacking. Timed perfectly, a dodge can help save you from fearsome creatures trying to attack.

If you’ve just started the game and are not really accustomed with the keybinds and combat actions in general, then this will definitely be your big learning moment.

1. How to Run/Sprint in Valheim?

Learn How to Run/Sprint and Dodge Your Enemies in Valheim
Running in Valheim

To run, simply press the Left Shift on keyboard while moving forward using W on Keyboard for PC.

For XBOX Controller: Run – LB

For PS Controller: Run – L1

You can also map your controllers and keyboard to suit your preferred keybinds.

Running does consume your stamina but you can certainly use it for a quick get-away if you’re chased by monsters or goblins trying to harm you.

You can also just press the Q button on your keyboard to enable your Viking character to auto-run throughout the map.

Another excellent move which lets your combat skills shine is the dodge technique.

2. How to Dodge in Valheim?

Dodging is an excellent skill required when facing enemies. To dodge, press the Mouse 2 combined with Space button on Keyboard for PC.

For XBOX Controller: Dodge – LT+B

For PS Controller: Dodge – L2+O

You can also map your controllers and keyboard to suit your preferred keybinds.

Learn How to Run/Sprint and Dodge Your Enemies in Valheim
Dodge in Valheim

Dodge is especially important when you have no chance of defeating the buffed up enemy in front of you. Your character will do a quick tumble and move out of the way of any long ranged attacks thrown towards you.

If you’re concerned about remembering all these difficult keybinds, the game will not forsake you in this. Whenever your character faces any enemies, be it small or large, the game will remind you how to attack and dodge with keybinds showing up at the bottom right corner of your screen.

If dodging is not enough to get away from the continuous attacks, you can also try blocking the attacks.

3. How to Block Attacks in Valheim?

To block enemy attacks, press Mouse 2 button while combating them.

For XBOX Controller: Block – LT

For PS Controller: Block – L2

You can also map your controllers and keyboard to suit your preferred keybinds.

Learn How to Run/Sprint and Dodge Your Enemies in Valheim
Block Attacks in Valheim

Block is especially important at the start of your game when you don’t have any armor or are unable to craft a powerful weapon. But you do require a shield to block attacks more efficiently.

All these quick keybinds can help make or break your battles when you face any enemy. But remember, if the situation gets tough, it’s a good idea to back away.

4. 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.