Learn How to Make the Best Armor and Weapon for Each Biome in Valheim

Learn How to Make the Best Armor and Weapon for Each Biome in Valheim

Armor is sort of like a safety shield for players in Valheim that want to take on the numerous monsters and bosses the game throws at them. While armor is not the most important thing for survival, it can be a crucial item to ensure the players’ safety in dangerous battles. Armor does not only ensure a little protection when fighting monsters, it also adds to Valheim’s true Viking aesthetics.

Each of the biomes in Valheim represents a particular armor the player can wear. While some of the armors are not a necessary crafting item, some biomes do require the certain armor if you plan on visiting it.

If you do not know where and how to get there items and even craft the armor, here’s a full armor progression guide to help you out.

1. Rag Armor

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Rag Armor Set

Biome – Meadows

Items Needed – Leather scraps

Armors – Rag Tunic, Rag Pants

Players spawn with a rag tunic on their body at the start of the game. The rag tunic is crafted from 5 leather scraps usually found from hunting boars in Meadows. Although the rag tunic does not offer much protection, it is useful at the start of the game.

NamesItems NeededArmor Strength (Workbench Level)
Rag Tunic5x leather scraps1 (Level 1)
Rag Pants5x leather scraps1 (Level 1)

Recommended Weapons

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

You can also make the rag pants to complete the set before moving on to a more advanced armor.

2. Leather Armor

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Leather Armor Set

Biome – Meadows and Dark Forest

Items Needed – Deer hide (also bone fragments if upgraded)

Armors – Leather Helmet, Leather Pants, Leather Tunic, Deer Hide Cape

All these leather armor items can be made from hunting deer and collecting their deer hides. The deer are usually found in the Meadows and Black Forest biome of the game. These armors can be upgraded in a workbench using bone fragments found in burial chambers or by fighting skeletons in the Black Forest.

NamesItems NeededArmor Strength (Workbench Level)
Leather Helmet6x deer hide2 (Level 1)
Leather Tunic6x deer hide2 (Level 1)
Leather Pants6x deer hide2 (Level 1)
Deer Hide Cape4x deer hide
5x bone fragments
1 (Level 1)

Recommended Weapons and Items

ItemMaterials
Shield10x Wood
4x Resin
2x Leather Scraps
Wooden Club5x Wood
Crude Bow10x Wood
8x Leather Scraps
Flinthead Arrows8x Wood
2x Flint
2x Feather

The Black Forest is also home to the infamous Troll, who can be hunted down for a good armor.

3. Troll Armor

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Troll Armor Set

Biome – Black Forest

Items Needed – Troll hide and bone fragments

Armors – Troll Leather Helmet, Troll Leather Tunic, Troll Leather Pants, Troll Hide Cape

The troll armor can made from troll hide by defeating Trolls in the Black Forest. Those big blue Trolls are often found roaming around the Black Forest or inside big Troll caves. Bone fragments required for making Troll Helmet or Cape can be collected after defeating skeletons or from Burial Chambers.

NamesItems NeededArmor Strength (Workbench Level)
Troll Leather Helmet5x troll hide
3x bone fragments
6 (Level 1)
Troll Leather Tunic5x troll hide6 (Level 1)
Troll Leather Pants5x troll hide6 (Level 1)
Troll Hide Cape10x troll hide
10x bone fragments
1 (Level 1)

Recommended Weapons and Items

ItemMaterials
Finewood Bow10x Fine wood
10x Core wood
2x Deer Hide
Flinthead Arrows8x Wood
2x Flint
2x Feather

The troll hide cape is crucial if you want to freely roam around the dangerous Black Forest without being detected. The cape has an added stealth feature for players to easily run away from a sticky situation.

The next task in your armor progression is to gather bronze and make a bronze armor for better protection before you take out the overpowered Elder boss.

4. Bronze Armor

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Bronze Armor Set

Biome – Black Forest

Items Needed – bronze ingots, deer hide

Armors – Bronze Helmet, Bronze Plate Cuirass, Bronze Plate Leggings

To make bronze armors, players first need to mine copper and tin ores from the Black Forest and then use a Smelter and Forge to make Bronze ingots. Then the bronze can be combined with deer hide to make useful armor. (Copper and tin can be mined using an antler pickaxe made from the hard antler gathered from defeating the first boss Eikthyr.)

NamesItems NeededArmor Strength (Workbench Level)
Bronze Helmet5x bronze
2x deer hide
8 (Level 1)
Bronze Plate Cuirass5x bronze
2x deer hide
8 (Level 1)
Bronze Plate Leggings5x bronze
2x deer hide
8 (Level 1)

Recommended Weapons and Items

ItemMaterials
Finewood Bow10x Fine wood
10x Core wood
2x Deer Hide
Fire Arrows8x Wood
8x Resin
2x Feather

The bronze armor set is powerful enough to withstand a little amount of the Elder boss’ powerful attacks. Once the Elder boss is down, players can build a boat and sail their way over to the Swamp biome.

5. Iron Armor

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Iron Armor Set

Biome – Swamp Biome

Items Needed – Iron ingots, deer hide

Armors – Iron Helmet, Iron Scale Mail, Iron Greaves

Iron armor can be made by mining muddy scrap piles in the Swamp biome. Players can collect the scrap iron and turn it into Iron ingots to make iron armor for better protection against monsters lurking in the swamps.

NamesItems NeededArmor Strength (Workbench Level)
Iron Helmet20x iron
2x deer hide
14 (Level 1)
Iron Scale Mail20x iron
2x deer hide
14 (Level 1)
Iron Greaves20x iron
2x deer hide
14 (Level 1)

Recommended Weapons and Items

ItemMaterials
Iron mace4x Wood
20x Iron
3x Leather Scraps
Iron Sword20x Iron
2x Wood
3x Leather Scraps
Poison resistance mead (Crafted from Poison resistance mead base)10x Honey
5x Thistle
1x Neck tail 10x Coal

If you can’t locate muddy scrap piles, try to look for them inside the Sunken Crypts.

After you’ve completed making the armor and recommended weapons, you can now take on the Bonemass boss and defeat it to move onto the Mountains biome.

6. Wolf Armor

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Wolf Armor Set

Biome – Mountains Biome

Items Needed – Wolf pelt, silver

Armors – Drake Helmet, Wolf Armor Chest, Wolf Armor Legs, Wolf Fur Cape

Players wanting to venture further into the frosty mountains biome need to defeat some wolves and collect some wolf pelt to make wolf armor. Wolf armor will provide enough warmth to withstand the cold climate without the player taking damage.

But do remember, equipping wolf armor, players will have -5% decrease in their movement speed.

NamesItems NeededArmor Strength (Workbench Level)
Drake Helmet20x silver
2x wolf pelt
2x drake trophy
20 (Level 1)
Wolf Armor Chest20x silver
2x wolf pelt
1x chain
20 (Level 1)
Wolf Armor Legs20x silver
2x wolf pelt
4x wolf fang
20 (Level 1)
Wolf Fur Cape20x silver
2x wolf pelt
1x wolf trophy
1 (Level 1)

Wolf armor also needs Silver ingots which can be obtained by mining silver deposits on the mountains.

Recommended Weapons

ItemMaterials
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
Fang Spear10x Ancient Bark
4x Wolf Fang
2x Leather Scraps
2x Silver

After wearing the wolf armor and equipping the recommended weapons, players can take on the Moder boss before moving onto the Plains biome and dealing with the last boss in the game as of now.

7. Padded Armor

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Padded Armor Set

Biome – Plains Biome

Items Needed – Iron, linen thread

Armors – Padded Helmet, Padded Cuirass, Padded Greaves

Padded armor is the strongest armor in the game. Players need flax found in the Plains biome to make linen thread and to ultimately make the padded armors.

NamesItems NeededArmor Strength (Workbench Level)
Padded Helmet10x iron
15x linen thread
26 (Level 1)
Padded Cuirass10x iron
20x linen thread
26 (Level 1)
Padded Greaves10x iron
20x linen thread
26 (Level 1)
Linen Cape20x linen thread
1x silver
1 (Level 1)

Recommended Weapons and Items

ItemMaterials
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
Blackmetal Atgeir10x Fine wood
30x Black metal
5x Linen Thread

Since the Plains biome is considered the toughest biome in the game, the padded armor helps add that extra protection to the players.

These are all the armors you can equip to progress throughout each biome of Valheim. If you successfully craft each of them, then you’ll be the greatest Viking of Valheim in no time!

Valheim: Defeat and Summon All the Bosses

8. 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.