Best World Map Seeds: How to Choose a Great Seed

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This is a guide on choosing the best world seed in Valheim. Find out what world seeds are and what makes a world seed good by reading our article.

Best World Seed for Fighting Bosses

This seed is the best for boss completion, as it has all the bosses close to the starting point.


The best boss run seed is HHcLC5acQt. This seed has the first four bosses closeby the starting area, with Yagluth being a short sail away in the next island. Additionally, it also has the merchant to the southwest of the starting point. However, the biomes containing the other bosses are small so it means this is not ideal for farming and you must sail to other lands to farm materials from other biomes.

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Best World Seed for Finding the Trader

This seed is the best seed to find the trader quickly. To learn more about the trader, check our guide down below.
Haldor the Trader | Where to Find and What He Sells


The seed 42069lolxd is the easiest way to find the merchant. SImply walk directly south of the starting point and you'll get to a crossing where you'll have to traverse shallow water to get to the next landmass, which is a Black Forest.

Best World Seed Merchant Location
In that Black Forest you'll find the merchant if you keep going south. Additionally, south of the merchant, there is a meadows biome. South of that there are mountains and plains, and west of that there is a swamp.


Best World Seed for Farming Iron

This seed allows you to find a lot of scrap iron close to your starting point. Scrap iron is smelted into iron, which gives you access to a lot of midgame items. Read our guide down below!
How to Farm Scrap Iron


The seed t9n3WG6dFk is a good iron farming seed as there is a swamp close to the spawn that has multiple crypts that have scrap iron, as well as a lot of scrap iron underneath the surface that can be found with a wishbone.

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Simply go east upon spawning and go along the coast and eventually you will enter the swamp that has a lot of iron. If you spawn in with the wishbone or obtain it, you can find a lot of outcroppings of muddy scrap piles in the surface as well. To learn more about the Wishbone, check our Wishbone guide here!

Best World Seed for Finding a Maypole

This seed will allow you to easily find a Maypole, which is a furniture item that cannot be spawned but it increases your comfort. Learn more about what maypoles are in our guide down below!
How to Find Maypoles | What is a Maypole?


That's not a typo, the seed containing an easily found maypole is really UngaBunga.

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You can find the maypole in an abandoned village right in a clearing right before the Black Forest to the northwest of the spawn.

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