Valheim Elder Boss Fight Guide – How to Defeat It, the Location and Rewards

Valheim Elder Boss Fight Guide – How to Defeat It, the Location and Rewards
Imagine a sinister Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy who isn’t cute at all. That’s the Elder for you!

The Elder is the second boss that players will have to fight in the survival co-op game, Valheim. Boss fights are challenging but defeating such strong monsters helps you earn utility items, weapons, armour, resources, etc. Such commodities are a must if you are to progress in the game with ease.

The Elder is a giant tree monster who can kill you with just a few hits, thanks to its powerful stomps and vine attacks. The monster serves a grinding challenge, and you will have to be fully prepared before taking it on. Winning the battle will help you win a super ability called the Elder Power, which will help you cut trees at a relatively fast speed.

1. How to Locate The Elder in Valheim?

Valheim Elder Boss Fight Guide – How to Defeat It, the Location and Rewards
Locate The Elder in Valheim

To reach and summon The Elder in Valheim, players will first have to look for the Rune Stone in the Burial Chambers, Black Forest. Upon interacting with it, the stone will lead you to the Elder’s altar.

This location brims with Greydwarves and Trolls, so be ready for ferocious battles on your way to the Elder’s altar.

2. How to Summon the Elder in Valheim?

Valheim Elder Boss Fight Guide – How to Defeat It, the Location and Rewards
Summon the Elder in Valheim

To summon the Elder in Valheim, find and attain three ancient seeds and burn them at the Elder’s altar. Fight and kill Greydwarf Brutes and Shamans to get your hands on the ancient seeds.

  • Greydwarf Brutes: Compared to ordinary Greydwarves, these enemies pose a formidable challenge as their melee attack inflicts heavy damage.
  • Shamans: Before fighting the Greydwarf Brutes, remember to deal with Shamans first. These foes release a poisonous cloud that harms you but heals the Greydwarfs.

Once you have obtained the seeds, take them to Elder Boss’ location and sacrifice them.

3. How to Beat the Elder in Valheim?

Valheim Elder Boss Fight Guide – How to Defeat It, the Location and Rewards
Beat the Elder in Valheim

Beating the Elder in Valheim is very back-breaking, so don’t challenge it unless you’re prepared.

  • When at close range, the second boss of the game will stomp his foot on the ground and inflict damage. Whenever in close proximity to the Elder, be ready to dodge any moment.
  • When at medium range, the Elder will use roots to hit you. Use your axe to cut these roots and escape to some safe zone.
  • When you’re away from the Elder, you will have to face vine attacks. Not only does this move hurt you but also damage trees, making them fall on you.

Moreover, other enemies can also join in your fight with the second boss so stay alert at all costs. 

To get an edge over the Elder boss fight in Valheim, you should equip the Viking with:

  • A full set of Bronze armor
  • A Bronze Shield
  • A Bronze Axe
  • A strong Bow
  • Sufficient Food
  • Health Potions

4. The Elder Boss Rewards

When you kill the Elder in Valheim, it will drop the Elder trophy and swamp keys. You can take the trophy to the sacrificial stone location and obtain the Elder power. This super ability will help chop wood at a breakneck speed.

After beating the Elder, players will face Bonemass, the third boss of the game. Here’s a guide for you to move past Bonemass with ease.

Valheim Bonemass Guide – How to Defeat It, the Location and Rewards

5. 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.