New to Valheim? Don't wander the Tenth World alone!
★ Complete Walkthrough and Progression Guide
★ Best Weapon Types
★ Recipe List: How to Craft Every Item
A new update is available for Valheim! See the patch notes below.
Do bosses despawn? Read more about this guide to find out if they do and find out more about how bosses work.
List of Contents
Bosses are strong solo enemies that you encounter all along the world of Valheim. They are the Forsaken, those you are tasked to kill by Odin.
Each boss drops something important that gives you access to higher level gear of the game, so its imperative that you beat them in order to progress.
|Boss||Drops||Gives Access To|
|Eiktyhr||Hard Antler||Copper and Tin Ores (via Pickaxe)|
|The Elder||Swamp Key||Iron Ores (in Swamp Crypts)|
|Bonemass||Wishbone||Silver (buried in mountains)|
|Moder||Dragon Tears||Higher Level Crafting Stations|
Unfortunately, bosses do not despawn once summoned. However, don't worry about running into them unprepared as they only spawn when summoned.
If you do however accidentally spawn them, you have no choice but to beat them, but they won't chase you til the ends of the earth so don't worry if they kill you.
To find out how to summon each boss, check our list of boss guides down below!
Boss Guides | How to Beat All Bosses
Bosses regenerate health over time once no player is in their vicinity. To know if you're in their vicinity, you should see the health bar in the center top of your screen.
Make sure to always have a bed or portal closeby to get back into the fight quickly, or if you're with friends, make sure at least one of you remains alive!
Guide for Beginners: How to Get Started
|List of Controls||Character Creation Guide|
|How to Emote||Cooking Guide: How to Make Food|
|Comfort Level and Rested Explained||Map Guide: How to Mark and Ping Locations|
|Skill Leveling Guide||Best World Map Seeds|
|Controller Layout and Support||How to Build Fire Indoors|
|Combat Guide: How to Battle in Valehim||How to Parry: Parry Force and Parry Bonus|
|How to Hunt Deer||Bow Tips: How to Aim the Bow|
|List of Raids: How do Raids Work?||All Damage Types and Effects|
|Best Forsaken Power||Weapon Guide: How to Use Each Weapon Type|
|Crafting Guide: How Does Crafting Work?||How to Repair your Tools and Gear|
|How to Build and Upgrade the Workbench||How to Build and Upgrade the Forge|
|Advanced Game Mechanics|
|How to Use Cheats and Console Commands||How to Get Max Comfort|
|Farming and Resources Guides|
|Taming Guide: How to Tame Animals||Breeding Guide: How to Breed Boar and Animals|
|How to Plant Seeds and Grow Vegetables||Wolf Taming: How to Tame And Breed Wolves|
|House Building Guide||Fishing Guide: How to Fish|
|Dungeons Guide: Locations and Types||How to Sail|
|Haldor the Trader: Where to Find and What He Sells||Buried Treasure: How to Find|
|How to Get Into Sunken Crypts|
|Best Weapon Tier List||Best Armor Tier List|
|How to Play Multiplayer||How to Make a Personal Chest|
|PVP Guide: How to Turn on Friendly Fire||How to Fix Incompatible Version Error|
|Do Resources Respawn?||What Happens When You Die?|
|How to Split Stacks to Take One Item||How to Take the Best Screenshots|
|Should You Launch With Vulkan?||Best Graphics Settings|
|Best Cheats to Use: How to Cheat Well||Do Bosses Despawn? How Bosses Work|
|Do Items Despawn? How to Throw Away Items||Mysterious Figures: The Grim Reaper and Thor|
|How to Find Maypoles||How to Quick Transfer Items|
|How to Kick Players||What's at the Edge of the World?|
|Does Valheim Have Endgame?||Why is my Console Not Working?|
Do Bosses Despawn? How Bosses Work
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