This is a list of Skills and Forsaken Powers in the game Valheim. Learn the effects of each Skill and Forsaken Power.
|Axes||Increases the damage when attacking enemies with an axe|
|Blocking||Increases how much damage can be absorbed when blocking with a shield or weapon|
|Bows||Increases damage when attacking with bows|
|Clubs||Increases the damage when attacking enemies with a club|
|Jumping||Increases jump height|
|Knives||Increases the damage when attacking enemies with a knife|
|Pickaxes||Increases the damage when attacking enemies with a pickaxe|
|Polearms||Increases the damage when attacking enemies with a polearm|
|Run||Increases your sprint speed and lowers stamina drain when sprinting|
|Sneak||Decreases stamina drain and reduces your visibility to enemies when sneaking|
|Spears||Increases the damage when attacking enemies with a spear|
|Swim||Decreases stamina drain when swimming|
|Swords||Increases the damage when attacking enemies with a sword|
|Unarmed||Increases the damage when attacking enemies while unarmed|
|Wood Cutting||Increases the damage when hitting trees with an axe|
Skills are your character's proficiency in certain actions. Skills have levels that start at 0 and can be increased through experience.
All your skills don't initially appear in your menu when check it. You need to do the required action first and gain experience before it will appear in the Skills menu.
The maximum skill level is 100. At this level, your skills are at max proficiency and will allow you to get the most out of your skills. It can take you a while to grind the experience to get to level 100, but it can be made easier with our skill grinding guide.
Skill Leveling Guide
Dying can punish you by lowering your skill level by 5%. It doesn't seem like much at first but can add up if you keep dying. There is some leeway. Upon respawning you have a buff that will prevent skill level loss for a few minutes. If you want to know more information on what happens when you die, check out the guide below
What Happens When You Die?
When defeating a boss they will drop a Trophy. Taking that trophy and hanging it at the boss' Forsaken Altar will grant you a special ability which can be used by pressing F (default keybinding). More information in our Forsaken Powers Guide below!
|Eikthyr||Your ability to run and jump is improved, reducing stamina consumption.|
|The Elder||Faster woodcutting.|
|Bonemass||Resistance to physical damage is increased.|
|Moder||Always tailwind while sailing.|
|Yagluth||Ressitance to elemental damage is increased.|
|Tips and Tricks||Items and Materials|
|Monsters||Best Weapon Types|
|Message Boards||News and Updates|
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