The Elder Boss Guide: How to Summon and Beat the Second Boss | Valheim

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

How To Summon The Elder

Look For The Elder's Ancient Bowl

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The Elder's Ancient Bowl can be located within the Black Forest region of Valheim.

Sacrifice Three Ancient Seeds

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Search and destroy Greydwarf nests within the Black Forest. These nests drop Ancient Seeds and are required to summon The Elder.

The Elder's Attack Patterns

Reaching Vines

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The Elder stretches one of his arms out and shoots out vines that deal massive damage when they connect.

Living Earth

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The Elder summons breakable hostile roots in its target area that can swing toward you or your allies for massive damage.

Big Stomp

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The Elder can stomp the ground with its massive feet whenever you or your allies are within melee range.

The Elder Boss Strategies

Use Cover

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Take advantage of the pillars around The Elder's Ancient Bowl as they can provide excellent cover against his Reaching Vines. Nearby trees and rocks may also serve as cover against this particular attack, but it is important to note that they can break once they take too much damage.

Mind The Roots

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The roots of The Elder's Living Earth attack can easily deny safe-ground for you and your allies, easily swinging the fight to The Elder's advantage.

Always be ready to relocate and drag the boss to a safe location when fighting it alone.

Groups can appoint certain members to focus these roots instead to hold your ground if necessary.

Block The Stomps

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The Elder's Big Stomp attack can be efficiently blocked with shields.

While seemingly unintuitive at first, staying within melee range can force The Elder to spam Big Stomps instead of the more dangerous Reaching Vines attack. This can make the fight a lot easier — especially during group play.

Use Fire Arrows

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The Elder can regenerate a decent amount of HP per second. Maintain the offensive by lighting The Elder up via Fire Arrows. Doing this properly can prevent a long-drawn fight against this particular boss.

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