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Valheim: [Top 5] Best Weapons and How to Find Them

Valheim: [TOP 5] Best Weapons

Valheim is an interesting game and one with very contrasting themes. On one hand, the premise of the game is to impress Odin so that you can be one of the best warriors in Valhalla in order to reach the destiny that all Vikings strive for. With that being the premise, there are still aspects that make the game is as realistic such as finding good enough weapons to cover you in battle.

Some weapons in-game are not even worth having due to their poor functionality. Here is a list of the top 5 weapons that you can acquire in Valheim. We’ll go over what the weapons are, how to get them, and how to use them most effectively.

Before we get into the best weapons, here is an obligatory spoiler warning as a lot of these weapons are locked behind bosses, and learning how to get them may ruin your experience if you’ve never touched the game.

Table of Contents

Weapon Type and Variety

Valheim may start off slow in terms of weapons type and variety but it starts to pick up speed as soon as you’ve cleared the second boss. After the defeat of the second boss, your weapon arsenal opens up tremendously, which can even confuse the most advanced of gamers.

With that being the case, here are 5 of the best weapons the game has to offer, with each belonging to different categories.

The Stagbreaker (the best early game weapon)

The Stagbreaker Weapon in Valheim
Photo by PCgamer

How to craft the Stagbreaker

To craft this weapon all you need is a level 2 workbench which just requires wood to make. The best thing about this weapon is the fact that you can get it without actually having to take down a single boss.

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Here is the list of materials that you are going to need if you want to make this weapon.

  • 20 Core Wood
  • 2 Leather Scraps
  • 5 Deer Trophies

Where can you find these resources:

The core wood can be found in the Black Forest biome. Once you reach the biome you can start cutting down Pine trees which are loaded with core wood and with just a couple of trees you should have enough wood for the weapon.

The leather scraps can be found by hunting either boar or deer as they have a chance to drop the stuff and it shouldn’t be a rare find.

Deer trophies can only be acquired after hunting deer and they drop at a much lower rate than meat and leather. Deer trophies are also useful for other projects so you will have to build up a surplus if you plan to make this weapon.

You can upgrade the Stagbreaker with the materials below:

Quality1234
Materials Needed to Upgrade20 Core wood
5 Deer trophy
2 Leather scraps
5 Core wood
2 Deer trophy
1 Leather scraps
10 Bone fragments
10 Core wood
4 Deer trophy
2 Leather scraps
20 Bone fragments
15 Core wood
6 Deer trophy
3 Leather scraps
30 Bone fragments
Forge Level2345
Stats from Valheim Wiki

Why choose the Stagbreaker (stats)

The Stagbreaker is a two-handed weapon that deals an incredible amount of damage per swing and can be crafted really easily. The Stagbreaker does 20 blunt damage and 5 piercing damage.

Quality1234
Blunt20263238
Pierce5555
Durability100150200250
Stats from Valheim Wiki

The Draugr Fang (the best bow in-game)

The Draugr Fang Bow Weapon in Valheim
Photo by PCgamer

How to craft the Draugr Fang Bow

To craft this bow you will need a level 2 forge, workbench, and smelter.

Be careful when getting most of the materials for making this superb weapon in the swamp. Swamp biome can be an incredibly dangerous and unforgiving place.

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The materials needed to craft this bow are:

  • 20 Silver
  • 10 Ancient Bark
  • 10 Guck
  • 2 Deer Hide

Where you can find these resources:

The silver can be obtained from mining in the mountains biome. Learn how you can farm silver fast in Valheim! For a mining expedition for silver, it is highly recommended that you get a suit of wolf pet or a consumable that stops you from getting cold.

You should also keep an eye out for wolves when mining because they are brutal, unrelenting, and will kill you without hesitation.

Ancient bark can only be found in the Swamp biome by cutting down the trees that exist there. Guck is another resource that can only be found in the swamp. You will have to break open Gucksacks with a pickaxe to get Guck.

The deer hide is pretty self-explanatory as it only drops from deer.

To upgrade the Draugr Fang Bow all you need is:

Quality1234
Materials Needed to Upgrade10 Ancient bark
20 Silver
2 Deer hide
10 Guck
5 Ancient bark
10 Silver
2 Deer hide
2 Guck
10 Ancient bark
20 Silver
4 Deer hide
4 Guck
15 Ancient bark
30 Silver
6 Deer hide
6 Guck
Forge Level2345
Stats from Valheim Wiki

Why choose the Draugr Fang Bow (stats)

The best bow in the game is known as the Draugr Fang and is insane because it deals with both piercing and poison damage. The bow does base damage of 47, which can be upgraded. If you want a more in-depth guide on how to create the Draugr Fang bow, we have created the guide for you!

Quality1234
Pierce47505356
Poison5101520
Durability100150200250
Stats from Valheim Wiki

The Fang (the best spear in-game)

The Fang Spear Weapon in Valheim
Photo by GINX

How to craft the Fang spear

To craft this spear you will need a level 3 forge which will require a few hours of grinding the game out to get.

The list of required materials is:

  • 10 Ancient Bark
  • 4 Wolf Fang
  • 2 Silver
  • 2 Leather Scraps

The Ancient Bark can be found in swamps, the silver on mountains, and the leather scraps from animals that you hunt. The Wolf Fang is the only one that will give you any trouble because it is only dropped by wolves and Fenrings.

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To upgrade the Fang spear you will need these resources:

Quality1234
Materials Needed to Upgrade10 Ancient bark
4 Wolf fang
2 Leather scraps
2 Silver
5 Ancient bark
2 Wolf fang
1 Leather scraps
1 Silver
10 Ancient bark
4 Wolf fang
2 Leather scraps
2 Silver
15 Ancient bark
6 Wolf fang
3 Leather scraps
3 Silver
Forge Level3456
Stats from Valheim Wiki

Why choose the Fang spear (stats)

The best spear in the game is known as Fang and isn’t that hard to make if you have a good bow.

Quality1234
Pierce75818793
Durability100150200250
Stats from Valheim Wiki

The Blackmetal Sword of Power (best in-game sword)

The Blackmetal Sword Weapon in Valheim
Photo by Game Rant

How to Craft the Blackmetal Sword

To actually make the sword you are going to need a level 4 forge.

The materials required for this are:

  • 20 Blackmetal
  • 5 Linen Thread
  • 2 Fine Wood

The Blackmetal can only be had from slaying Fulings in the Plains biome. They drop Blackmetal scrap which can be smelted to turn into Blackmetal. The linen thread can be made from using flax in a Spinning Wheel, and fine wood can be obtained from birch or oak trees if you use a Bronze Axe or better to chop them down.

If you choose to upgrade the quality of the Blackmetal sword, you will need the following materials:

Quality1234
Materials Needed to Upgrade2 Fine wood
20 Black metal
5 Linen thread
10 Black metal
5 Linen thread
20 Black metal
10 Linen thread
30 Black metal
15 Linen thread
Forge Level4567
Stats from Valheim Wiki

Why choose the Blackmetal Sword (stats)

There are actually two great swords that are equal to each other but the one I prefer to use is called the Blackmetal Sword.

Quality1234
Slash95101107113
Durability200250300350
Stats from Valheim Wiki

Best Late-Game Weapon, the Porcupine

The Porcupine Weapon in Valheim
Photo by Windows Central

How to Craft the Porcupine

To create the porcupine weapon, you will need a level 4 forge.

  • 20 Iron
  • 10 Linen Thread
  • 5 Fine Wood
  • 5 Needles

The iron can be made from iron scrap that can be harvested from muddy scrap piles found in the swamp. Luckily for you, we have a quick guide on how to farm iron fast here!

The Fine Wood and Linen Thread can be had really easily, just look at the weapon before this one, and the Needles can be looted from Deathsquitos which can be found in the Plains.

Keep in mind, Deathsquitos are broken and will murder you if you let them get an advantage so be very careful when harvesting Needles. Check out our guide on how to beat Deathsquitos quickly to help on your adventures in Valheim.

To upgrade the Porcupine, you will need the following materials:

Quality1234
Materials Needed to Upgrade5 Fine wood
20 Iron
5 Needle
10 Linen thread
2 Iron
2 Needle
4 Iron
4 Needle
6 Iron
6 Needle
Forge Level4567
Stats from Valheim Wiki

Why you need the Porcupine (stats)

There is one weapon that is supreme to all others in Valheim. It is called the Porcupine and it looks amazing. It deals blunt and piercing damage at the same time.

Quality1234
Blunt50505050
Pierce45515763
Durability150200250300
Stats from Valheim Wiki

Final Note

There are a lot of weapons that can be found in Valheim and to get the best weapon for yourself you will have to see what build you want to go for, and what challenges you want to face. 

Written by Gaming Reaper

Small-time blogger and passionate gamer! I love to share things for people who are seeking information about their game! I hope by the end of this, you as a reader are more knowledgable about the game and will share the secrets to other friends and family!