Surtling Locations, Drops, and How to Beat | Valheim

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Surtling is one of the enemies found in the game Valheim. Learn where to find Surtling, spoils dropped by Surtling, as well as strategy for defeating Surtling and more.

Surtling General Info

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Behavior Hostile
Health 20
Damage 7~10
Tameable? No
Enemy Spawn Code Surtling

Surtling Locations


Biome Boss
Swamp BiomeSwamp Boss: Bonemass
Treacherous biomes where even the terrain seems to stack the odds against you.
Biome Boss
Ashlands BiomeAshlands Boss: None
Fiery wastelands that are only inhabited by Surtlings.


This creature does not appear in any Dungeon.


Raid Spawn Conditions
Valheim - SurtlingSurtling Raids Available once you defeat Bonemass and a Surtling at least once.

Enemy Spawn

If you don't mind using cheats to find it, Surtling can also easily be spawned with the console command.

To spawn the enemy, first turn on cheat codes by typing imacheater in the F5 console, and use the spawn Surtling command to spawn the enemy.

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Surtling Drops

The Surtling creature can drop the following materials. Higher level enemies will typically drop higher quantities of each item.

Item Qty. Drop Rate
Coal Icon Coal Level 1: 4
Level 2: 8
Level 3: 16
Level 1: 100%
Level 2: 100%
Level 3: 100%
Surtling Core Icon Surtling Core Level 1: 1
Level 2: 2
Level 3: 4
Level 1: ~50%
Level 2: 100%
Level 3: 100%
Surtling Trophy Icon Surtling Trophy Level 1: 1
Level 2: 1
Level 3: 1
Level 1: ~5%
Level 2: ~5%
Level 3: ~5%

Surtling Battle Strategy

Lure them into Water

The easiest way to kill Surtlings is to lure them into the water. Surtlings die really fast when they are in contact with water (except the rain). Although this is the easiest way to kill them, it is not recommended since they will only drop coal if you do this.

Shoot in between their Attacks

Surtling have a long interval between their attacks. It is recommended that you shoot them with arrows during the long interval between their attacks. This is also possible when using melee weapons since the intervals are long.

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    • The latest update devalued Fish. Have to fix that ASAP. I liked to fish and wanted to see them do something with catching bigger fish so its more exciting, and another larger speicies or make 1, 2 and more star sizes? Same thing with Hunting deer. Biggest is 2 star, why not up to 4 star or add elk?

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