How to Farm Ancient Seeds | Item Required to Summon The Elder| Valheim

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This is a guide to farming Ancient Seeds in Valheim. Learn how to get Ancient Seeds quickly, how Ancient Seeds can be used, and the materials required to craft Ancient Seeds.

Ancient Seed Basic Information

Name Ancient Seed ImageAncient Seed
Item Type Key
Weight 1
Description Held against your ear, you hear tiny whisperings within...
Max Capacity 50
Item Spawn Code AncientSeed

How to Get Ancient Seeds

Destroy Greydwarf Nest Spawners

Greydwarf Spawner.png

Look out for these purple glowing nests that looks like a bonfire because these are greydwarf nest spawners. Destroying one will guarantee a Ancient seed to drop! You can try getting more Ancient Seeds by allowing it to continue spawning Greydwarfs, especialy Brutes as they have a guarantee drop. Be careful though, they can overwhelm you if you are not equipped well enough.

Spawner Quantity Drop Rate
Greydwarf Nest 1 100%

Dropped by Enemy

Enemy Enemy Lv. Qty. Drop Rate
Greydwarf Brute 1 1 ~33%
Greydwarf Brute 2 2 ~66%
Greydwarf Brute 3 4 100%

Can Be Spawned with Console Command

If you don't mind using cheats to obtain it, Ancient Seeds can easily be spawned with the console command.

To spawn the item, first turn on cheat codes by typing devcommands in the F5 console, and use the spawn AncientSeed command to create the item.

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How to Use Ancient Seeds

Summoning The Elder

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To summon The Elder, you must sacrifice three (3) Ancient Seeds to the Sacrificial Bowl. This is the second boss in the game and is far more difficult than Eikthyr. If you want to know how to defeat and summon The Elder, check out our guide!

Boss Guide: How to Summon and Beat The Elder

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