Skeleton Locations, Drops, and How to Beat

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

Skeleton General Info

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Behavior Hostile
Health 40
Damage 15~25
Weakness ・Blunt
Resistance Pierce
Tameable? No
Enemy Spawn Code Skeleton

Skeleton Locations


Biome Boss
Swamp BiomeSwamp Boss: Bonemass
Treacherous biomes where even the terrain seems to stack the odds against you.
Biome Boss
Black Forest BiomeBlack Forest Boss: The Elder
Dark woods that host a variety of aggressive monsters such as Greydwarves, Skeletons, and Trolls.


Dungeon How to Access
Valheim - Burial ChambersBurial Chambers Search for stone entrances that are guarded by skeletons.


Raid Spawn Conditions
Valheim - SkeletonSkeleton Raids Available once you defeat Bonemass at least once.
Valheim - Swamp CreatureSwamp Creature Raids Available once you defeat The Elder at least once and discovered a Swamp biome.

Enemy Spawn

If you don't mind using cheats to find it, Skeleton 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 Skeleton command to spawn the enemy.

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Skeleton Drops

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

Item Qty. Drop Rate
Bone Fragments Icon Bone Fragments Level 1: 1
Level 2: 2
Level 3: 4
Level 1: 100%
Level 2: 100%
Level 3: 100%
Skeleton Trophy Icon Skeleton Trophy Level 1: 1
Level 2: 1
Level 3: 1
Level 1: ~5%
Level 2: ~5%
Level 3: ~5%

Skeleton Battle Strategy

Reduce their Numbers

When you encounter Skeletons, you will mostly see them in a small group of 3 to 5 Skeletons. It is highly recommended that you slowly reduce their numbers first since a small group of Skeletons can still kill an unprepared player.

Use Blunt Weapons

Skeletons are naturally weak to blunt weapons, so using weapons like the Stagbreaker, Bronze Mace, or even the Torch.

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List of Enemies (Monsters)


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Draugr Draugr (Archer) Draugr Elite
Fenring Fuling Fuling (Archer)
Fuling Berserker Fuling Shaman Ghost
Greydwarf Greydwarf Brute Greydwarf Shaman
Greyling Leech Leviathan
Neck Oozer Rancid Remains
Seagull Serpent Skeleton
Stone Golem Surtling Troll


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Lox Piggy Wolf
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