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This is a guide to the best hammer in Valheim. Read on more to find out which is the best hammer and find out why!

What Is The Best Hammer?

Iron Sledge

There are only two hammers, and the Iron Sledge is the better of the two. With a knockback of 200 and blunt power of 50, this is unequivocally an upgrade from the earlier hammer, the Stagbreaker. While it still cannot hold a candle as far as damage goes to end level swords and axes, its knockback and damage are enough to keep crowds away.

When used against skeletons, it can instantly take out groups of them, unlike the Stagbreaker which needs a few hits for skeletons, even more for Greydwarves.

Weapon Stats
Iron Sledge ImageIron Sledge ・Blunt: 55
・Block Power: 15
・Parry Force: 50
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 200
・Backstab: 2x
・Movement Bonus: -20%

Other Hammers


While it's second out of two, the Stagbreaker is nothing to laugh at. The first hammer you access, this is your first AoE weapon and can deal with crowds of enemies pretty well.

It's not as strong as the Iron Sledge, but because it only needs Core Wood, Leather Scraps, and Deer Trophy, this makes this an ideal early game weapon.

Weapon Stats
Stagbreaker ImageStagbreaker ・Blunt: 20
・Pierce: 5
・Block Power: 15
・Parry Force: 50
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 150
・Backstab: 2x
・Movement Bonus: -20%

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