Valheim Boss Guide: Beating the First Boss Eikthyr

Valheim Boss Guide: Beating the First Boss Eikthyr

Valheim is not your run of the mill hunting and gathering simulator. You need to defeat and overcome a string of bosses as well.

The survival RPG game that’s all the rage right now, Valheim, has no shortage of creatures to defeat and conquer. Eikthyr is the game’s first boss, which you would encounter sooner rather than later and beating him will be no small task.

1. Summon Eikthyr in Valheim

To summon Eikthyr in Valheim, interact with the red glowing rock near the sacrificial stones. The stone will reveal the location of the summoning altar.

Valheim Boss Guide: Beating the First Boss Eikthyr
Interact with the Glowing Red Rock to find the Summoning Altar

Reach the summoning altar of Eikthyr, and you’ll find an ‘offering bowl’ which is just a sizable red runestone with a stone slab. The runestone will reveal that you need to ‘Hunt his Kin’ to lure Eikthyr out. The kins are the deers in Valheim.

Valheim Boss Guide: Beating the First Boss Eikthyr
The Offering Bowl

Now when it comes to hunting deer, it’s best to use a ranged weapon like a bow as deers can and will get alerted to your presence.

Valheim Boss Guide: Beating the First Boss Eikthyr
Hunt Deers to offer to Eikthyr

Hunt deers and earn two deer trophies; this will be your offering to Eikthyr’s altar. Now, you’re ready to fight Eikthyr.

2. How to Defeat Eikthyr in Valheim?

Before you get ready to face down Eikthyr, it’s best to craft some armour. Even the most basic armour will help in the fight. Fill up your health and transfer the trophies to your inventory Hotbar to offer them up.

Valheim Boss Guide: Beating the First Boss Eikthyr
Eikthyr in Valheim

3. Recommended Gear to Defeat Eikthyr

Armor – Leather Armor or Better

Weapons – Crude bow is essential, remember to fill up on arrows. Flint axe and a wooden shield.

Defeating Eikthyr in Valheim is easy as long as you know when to strike and when to stay away. Whenever Eikthyr backs up to send a lightning bolt or backs up with a pause to send a lightning bubble, move to the side to stay safe and rush in for an attack after it.

Valheim Boss Guide: Beating the First Boss Eikthyr
Lightning attacks from Eikthyr can be deadly

Keep in mind to attack from the sides as head-on attacks will be met with Eikthyr’s horns. Defeating Eikthyr will drop the ‘Eikthyr Trophy’ and some hard antlers. Mount Eikthyr’s head, and you’ll also unlock the Forsaken power-up, which boosts your stamina for a short amount of time.

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.