The life of a Viking is never easy, with death lurking at every step of the way. An expansive collection of unnatural enemies can be found in the sprawling Norse map of Valheim with only one thing in mind: TO KILL YOU. One such eerie foe found in the game is known as the Rancid Remains.
Rancid Remains are rare, hostile creatures found in Valheim. They are usually larger than an ordinary skeleton, radiate a sinister green glow, and carry mace. Located in Burial Chambers, these aggressive foes inflict poison attacks and should only be dealt with by experienced players.
1. Where to Find Rancid Remains in Valheim?
Rancid Remains are mainly found inside Burial Chambers in the Black Forest. Even though they’re rare and their respawn rate is significantly less, finding them is not impossible. You will need to check out the tiny dungeons that make up the Burial Chambers.
As dangerous it is to examine these scary mini-dungeons, it’s worth mentioning that you wouldn’t be disappointed. If you are well-established in Valheim, then you won’t return empty-handed from the Burial Chambers.
Players can find essential resources like Surtling Cores, bone fragments, feathers, and yellow mushrooms in the Burial Chambers.
Another way to locate Rancid Remains in Valheim is to advance further in the game. After you have killed enough skeletons and certain bosses, the Skeleton Surprise event will be triggered. The event will make Rancid Remains spawn next to your in-game residence.
2. Looting Rancid Remains in Valheim
Defeating Rancid Remains will help players obtain Bone Fragments in stacks of three, six, and twelve based on their star tier.
Bone Fragments are instrumental when it comes to crafting and upgrading the following items:
- Club upgrades
- Leather pants upgrades
- Leather tunic upgrades
- Stagbreaker upgrades
- Troll set upgrades
Moreover, there is also a 10% chance of Rancid Remains dropping a Rancid Remains trophy. It is a green trophy that can add aesthetic value to your bases as they are an excellent decoration item.
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3. How to Defeat Rancid Remains in Valheim?
Rancid Remains are more substantial and prominent than any regular skeleton in Valheim. Not only can they poison you with each hit, but they also carry a mace and are immune to any poison attack you’d want to throw at them. Furthermore, they efficiently deal with piercing and frost damage.
Reading this, you must be wondering how going against Rancid Remains is a super complicated job. Luckily, there is a way out.
Even though Rancid Remains are fierce warriors, they are fragile against blunt weapons. Equip your Viking with maces, hammers, clubs, and Stagbreaker to stand a chance against these green skeletons.
When taking Rancid Remains on, it is recommended that players carry Poison Resistance Mead. The poison attack of these formidable enemies can inflict a lot of damage. Therefore, in case you get hit, Poison Resistance Mead will help you reduce total poison damage by 75%.
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.