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This is a guide about raids in Valheim. Read on to learn general information, strategies, and possible raid parties that can attack your base!
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Raids are events in Valheim in which certain monsters attack your base in the form of a raid party. These events can occur as early as day three into your session as long as you've established a base in the world.
The objective is to defend your base by surviving long enough until the raid ends.
It is important to note that certain raid parties can break your base's structures, so simply waiting for the raid to end may not be an option.
Raids get harder as you defeat more bosses in the game, but it is possible to be raided before the first boss, Eikthyr.
A raid starts once you see an ominous text at the top of your screen — Your base will also be highlighted with a red circle on your map during the raid.
Raids can only occur if you are near your base so don't worry about getting attacked while exploring in a distant location!
The quality and maintenance of your gear is very important — especially since raids can happen at almost any time when inside your base!
Always make sure that your gear is in tip-top shape by using your workbench or forge. Upgrading your gear via these stations may also prove beneficial.
Eating food increases your maximum HP for a limited time. This is one of the most important features in the game, as you can easily hit over 100 HP depending on the combination of food items you consume.
Always make sure to top your HP off before and during a raid!
The overall design of your base can lead to a successful defense or ruin.
Use hoes and pickaxes to manipulate the terrain to your advantage and prevent raid parties from casually walking into your base.
Fortify your position further by building defensive structures such as Stakewalls and Sharp Stakes around your base.
Remember that the objective is to survive. You do not have to rush into an engagement if met with a disadvantageous situation. Take your time and plan your attacks.
Avoid running into the thick of things and slowly chip away at the raid party.
You do not necessarily have to eliminate the entire raid party to successfully defend your base as raids seem to be on a specific timer.
Bunkering up inside your base or just kiting the enemies until the raid ends is a viable strategy if things get too rough.
This section is currently under construction. Check back later for updates!
|Spawn Conditions||Available once you build a base and haven't killed any boss yet.|
|Spawn Conditions||Available once you defeat Eikthyr at least once|
|Greydwarf Shaman||Greydwarf Brute|
|Spawn Conditions||Available once you defeat The Elder at least once|
|Spawn Conditions||Available once you defeat The Elder at least once and discovered a Swamp biome.|
|Spawn Conditions||Available once you defeat Bonemass at least once|
|Spawn Conditions||Available once you defeat Bonemass and a Surtling at least once.|
|Spawn Conditions||Available once you defeat Bonemass at least once.|
Drake Raids encase your base in a freezing mist, applying the Freezing Debuff to anyone caught within its event radius. It is recommended that you stock up on Frost Resistance Mead as soon as you defeat Bonemass in the Swamp.
|Spawn Conditions||Available once you defeat Moder at least once.|
Guide for Beginners: How to Get Started
|List of Controls||Character Creation Guide|
|How to Emote||Cooking Guide: How to Make Food|
|Comfort Level and Rested Explained||Map Guide: How to Mark and Ping Locations|
|Skill Leveling Guide||Best World Map Seeds|
|Controller Layout and Support||How to Build Fire Indoors|
|Combat Guide: How to Battle in Valehim||How to Parry: Parry Force and Parry Bonus|
|How to Hunt Deer||Bow Tips: How to Aim the Bow|
|List of Raids: How do Raids Work?||All Damage Types and Effects|
|Best Forsaken Power||Weapon Guide: How to Use Each Weapon Type|
|Crafting Guide: How Does Crafting Work?||How to Repair your Tools and Gear|
|How to Build and Upgrade the Workbench||How to Build and Upgrade the Forge|
|Advanced Game Mechanics|
|How to Use Cheats and Console Commands||How to Get Max Comfort|
|Farming and Resources Guides|
|Taming Guide: How to Tame Animals||Breeding Guide: How to Breed Boar and Animals|
|How to Plant Seeds and Grow Vegetables||Wolf Taming: How to Tame And Breed Wolves|
|House Building Guide||Fishing Guide: How to Fish|
|Dungeons Guide: Locations and Types||How to Sail|
|Haldor the Trader: Where to Find and What He Sells||Buried Treasure: How to Find|
|How to Get Into Sunken Crypts|
|Best Weapon Tier List||Best Armor Tier List|
|How to Play Multiplayer||How to Make a Personal Chest|
|PVP Guide: How to Turn on Friendly Fire||How to Fix Incompatible Version Error|
|Do Resources Respawn?||What Happens When You Die?|
|How to Split Stacks to Take One Item||How to Take the Best Screenshots|
|Should You Launch With Vulkan?||Best Graphics Settings|
|Best Cheats to Use: How to Cheat Well||Do Bosses Despawn? How Bosses Work|
|Do Items Despawn? How to Throw Away Items||Mysterious Figures: The Grim Reaper and Thor|
|How to Find Maypoles||How to Quick Transfer Items|
|How to Kick Players||What's at the Edge of the World?|
|Does Valheim Have Endgame?||Why is my Console Not Working?|
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