Eikthyr Boss Guide: How to Summon and Beat the First Boss | Valheim

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This is a boss battle guide on how to summon and beat Eikthyr, the first boss of Valheim. Read on to find out what you need to summon Eikthyr, its attack patterns, and how to beat it!

Eikthyr General Info

Eikthyr
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Behavior Hostile
Health 500
Damage ・15-20 Antler Melee
・10-15 Thunder Bomb
・10-15 Lightning Beam
Tameable? No
Enemy Spawn Code Eikthyr

Eikthyr's Location

Activate Eikthyr's Vegvisir

Eikthyr's vegvisir is located just beside its sacrificial stone at the Forsaken Altar. Activate it to display one of its summoning altars on your map.

Meadows

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Interacting with Eikthyr's vegvisir at the Forsaken Altar reveals one of its Deer Shrines on your map. Eikthyr's Deer Shrines are located within Meadows biomes.

How to Summon Eikthyr

Find the Deer Shrine

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Hint "Hunt his kin."

To summon Eikthyr, gather two Deer Trophies by hunting Deer. Once you have that, equip it in your quickselect slots (slots 1-9). Approach the stone slab and press the button that corresponds to the Deer Trophies. The trophies will then be consumed and the ground will shake, and lights will appear, and then the boss fight will begin.

How to Prepare for Eikthyr's FIght

Bring a Bow and Arrows

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You should already have bows and arrows because you need it to hunt Deer. Use them against Eikthyr to easily chip away its HP from range.

Equip Leather Armor

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Leather armor should be easy to access by now because you'd have Leather Scraps from Boars and Deer Hide from Deer.
List of Leather Armor

Use a Flint Axe

A flint axe will be your strongest melee weapon as of now, so make sure to have it equipped.
How to Craft the Flint Axe

Ideal Food Combo

The ideal food combo would be these three to prepare for the fight.

Item Name How to Get
Can be cooked from the Cooking Station with the right ingredients.
Can be cooked from the Cooking Station with the right ingredients.
Can be gathered from the Meadows Biome or the Black Forest Biome

Eikthyr's Attack Patterns

Thunder Bomb

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Eikthyr raises his front legs and slams them down, causing a large electric explosion. Rolling away twice will get you out of its range.

Lighting Beam

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Eikthyr charges up and fires a beam of lighting in a straight line. Be sure to dodge or step to the side to avoid this.

Melee

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Eikthyr goes up to you and gores you with his antlers. Simply block with a shield or roll away from his attack.

Eikthyr Boss Strategy

Attack From Behind

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Eikthyr has very slow turn speed after attacking, take advantage of this by attacking from its flank or rear as much as possible!

Use Shields

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Shields are extremely effective in absorbing all of Eikthyr's attacks! Consider crafting either one of these early game shields to make Eikthyr's boss fight a piece of cake:

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Eikthyr Rewards

Eikthyr Drops

Item Drop Rate Amount
Eikthyr Trophy 100% 1
Hard Antlers 100% 3

Eikthyr Forsaken Power

Defeating Eikthyr rewards you with its Trophy and Hard Antlers. In addition to the loot, hanging Eikthyr's Trophy at the sacrificial altars and activating it also grants you Eikthyr's Forsaken Power.

Eikthyr's power reduces for running and jumping by 60% for 5 minutes when activated, and has cooldown of 20 minutes.
List of Forsaken Powers

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