Valheim Fermenter: How to Make Meads and Potions

Valheim Fermenter: How to Make Meads and Potions

In Valheim, potions can be the difference between being alive and dying out in the wilderness. Potions and Meads should be the items to make after you have figured out the basic tools and items in Valheim.

In Valheim, you need to survive in an unknown environment that can be very punishing. Potions are going to be your friends. They perform various tasks from restoring your health to giving resistance against the cold. The catch is that they are not found in the wild but you have to make them yourselves.

1. How to Start Making Potions and Meads in Valheim?

Potions and Meads are made in the fermenter from a mead base which is prepared in cauldron in Valheim. Before starting to make potions or meads you need to have the fermenter, a cauldron and a suitable mead base.

Thus, you can’t directly jump onto making potions. You need to build a fermenter first.

2. How to Build a Fermenter in Valheim?

In Valheim, you can build a Fermenter using a Wood Hammer and the following items:

  • 30x Fine Wood
  • 5x Bronze
  • 10x Resin

Crafting the wood hammer is easy as you just need 3x Wood and 2x Stone. Next, you need to get bronze from smelting copper and tin in the forge. For the uninitiated, copper and tin ores are found in the Black Forest biome.

Valheim Fermenter: How to Make Meads and Potions
Find the Metal Ores in the Forest

Use the bronze to craft a bronze axe as it’s needed to cut down the birch and oak trees, the only trees that give out fine wood.

Valheim Fermenter: How to Make Meads and Potions
Gather the Fine Wood

At last, gather the resins from trees of the Black Forest biome or alternatively kill Greylings and Greydwarfs. I prefer chopping down trees for my organic produce. Once you have all the ingredients, craft the fermenter from the craft menu. Be sure to have it sheltered too!

Valheim Fermenter: How to Make Meads and Potions
Craft the Fermenter

The fermenter on itself won’t do anything. We need to prepare a mead base in order to get a potion.

3. Using the Fermenter: Making a Mead Base in Valheim

Prepare a mead base using the following items in the Cauldron (made from 10x Tin) in Valheim.

Valheim Fermenter: How to Make Meads and Potions
Using the Cauldron to make the Mead Base
Mead/ Potion BaseIngredients
Minor Healing10x Honey
5x Blueberries
10x Raspberries
1x Dandelion
Medium Healing10x Honey
4x Blood Bags
10x Raspberries
1x Dandelion
Minor Stamina10x Honey
10x Raspberries
10x Yellow Mushroom
Medium Stamina10x Honey
10x Cloudberries
10x Yellow Mushroom
Frost Resistance10x Honey
5x Thistle
2x Blood Bags
1x Grey Dwarf Eye
Poison Resistance10x Honey
5x Thistle
10x Coal
1x Neck Tail
Tasty (Stamina)10x Honey
10x Raspberries
5x Blueberries

Honey and Blood bags are two prominent ingredients. Bees are found in the beehives found across the meadows. You can also get the queen bee to make your own bee hives. Blood bags on the other hand are dropped from the waterborne leeches in the Swamp biome.

Valheim Fermenter: How to Make Meads and Potions
Gather the Honey from the Beehives in Valheim

4. Putting it All Together: Making Potions and Meads in Valheim

To finally get the potion, put the mead base in the fermenter and wait a few in-game days for the potion to fully brew.

Valheim Fermenter: How to Make Meads and Potions
Using the Fermenter

There are different kinds of potions in Valheim and each of them has a different property. Here’s the list of the potions in Valheim as of now:

Potion/ MeadEffect
Minor Healing PotionRestores 50 Health (2 Minute Cooldown)
Medium Healing PotionRestores 75 Health (2 Minute Cooldown)
Minor Stamina PotionRestores 50 Stamina (2 Minute Cooldown)
Medium Stamina PotionRestores 160 Stamina (2 Minute Cooldown)
Frost Resistance Mead10 Minutes Resistance from The Frost in the Mountain Biome
Poison Resistance Mead10 Minutes Resistance from Poisons
Tasty (Stamina) Mead300% Stamina Regen -50% Health Regen (10 Seconds Duration)

That’s it! You are now a master but beware, you have to use the potions and meads wisely.

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.