Valheim Effects: How Does the No Skill Drain & Corpse Run Buff Work?

Valheim Effects: How Does the No Skill Drain & Corpse Run Buff Work?

I’m sure most of you have tried to take down a little too many creatures than you can handle in Valheim. Doing so, you’ve probably died, and seen that ominous looking skull and bones icon on the top right of your screen. That my friend, is the “No Skill Drain” effect or buff that commonly triggers after your character’s death.

But what does it do and how does it affect your skills? I’ll tell you all about it so that you can have a good time playing your favorite Viking game at the moment.

1. What is the No Skill Drain Buff in Valheim?

Valheim Effects: How Does the No Skill Drain & Corpse Run Buff Work?
No Skill Drain Effect

The No Skill Drain is an effect or buff that triggers in Valheim after the character’s death. Initially, the character’s skills are drained about -(5-10)% upon death.

But after the first death, the character has a 10 minutes timer in which there won’t be any skills drain even if the character dies a 2nd, 3rd or infinite times.

This buff is especially useful if you have died in a hostile territory and all the enemies are near your grave, and you need to collect your dropped items. Even if the creatures attack and kill you off, you can just respawn and head to your grave without having to worry about your skills being reduced.

Other than this No Skill Drain buff, there is also another effect triggered when you collect your items. That effect is the Corpse Run buff.

2. What is the Corpse Run Buff in Valheim?

Corpse Run allows players to be protected from Blunt, Slash and Pierce damage while they are running away with their items collected from their graves. However, Corpse Run decreases Jump and Run stamina by -75%.

This buff is quite useful when you want to collect items from the hostile place you’ve died at. The buff protects you from attack and lets you run away to a safe zone with your items.

Valheim Effects: How Does the No Skill Drain & Corpse Run Buff Work?
Corpse Run in Plain

But it is quite upsetting that your skills decrease with death. You need to once again work on the your collecting, crafting, fighting or whatever skill that may have decreased.

So, if you are looking for an easy way out, you can always try the following tip:

3. How to Increase Skills After Skill Drain Easily?

To easily increase skill after death, players can try and use cheat codes in the console commands mode. To open console commands, press F5 on keyboard and type the command or cheat to use in the dialogue box. To enable cheats in game, type imacheater and press enter.

Note – Cheatcodes only work in single player and not in multiplayer game.

The best code to increase skills easily is:

  • raiseskill [skill] [amount] – Example:- raiseskill Run 30 (this increases the specified skill’s points to the certain number)

To reset the skill points, simply type “resetskill [skill]” in the console commands box.

Now that you know about the No Skill Drain buff, try to use it to your advantage and avoid getting killed by creatures and losing skills points.

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.