The penultimate boss combat in Valheim sees you going head-to-head with a fierce mama dragon.
Recreation of Thrones followers particularly may really feel themselves to be on acquainted floor with Moder, a territorial Wyvern summoned by sacrificing three dragon eggs.
Whereas Valheim bosses solely appear to get scarier as the sport goes on, there’s one thing undeniably tragic about Moder, too — maybe as a result of her identify actually interprets as “mom”.
Learn on for every thing we find out about overcome these mommy points and beat the dragon boss in Valheim.
The best way to summon Moder in Valheim
Like all bosses in Valheim, you have to summon Moder at a sacrificial altar earlier than you’ll be able to combat her.
Moder’s altar is situated within the Mountains. Yow will discover the rune stone with instructions to its location inside one of many stone buildings within the area.
The altar you’re after is made from stone and stands out as a result of it’s surrounded by three providing bowls. These bowls are the place you have to place the three dragon eggs required to summon her.
Dragon eggs may be collected from nests across the Mountains area. They’re straightforward sufficient to identify, since they glow brilliant purple and emit a faint hum. They’re additionally extremely heavy, weighing 200 every, so your character can solely carry separately. Even with the Megingjord belt outfitted to extend your carry restrict, you’ll solely simply have room for 2, and that’s for those who’re in any other case travelling gentle. Solo gamers must make a number of journeys.
By the way, this is the second time in Valheim you summon a boss via a ritual sacrifice of its symbolic offspring. Simply do not forget that it is a purgatorial realm you’re reclaiming for King Odin and so that you’re… in all probability… nonetheless the nice guys? No matter, at the very least you don’t must burn them this time.
The best way to defeat Moder in Valheim
The inhospitable atmosphere of the Mountains can pose as a lot of a menace to you as Moder herself. On the threat of sounding like your mom, keep in mind to wrap up heat earlier than you begin this boss combat.
Craft some wolf armour (made with wolf pelts and the silver you were able to start mining after the last boss fight) and produce alongside a number of bottles of frost resistance mead.
As a Valheim boss, Moder has three varieties of assault; however uniquely, she’s going to alternate between flying and touchdown as she fights you.
Whereas airborne, Moder spits projectiles at you that freeze upon affect. On the bottom, Moder can both claw at you for a melee assault, or freeze you along with her blizzard breath.
Her two chilly assaults are notably worrisome: they’ll each injury you and gradual you down, leaving you extra susceptible to Moder’s claws as you get better. Fortunately, that frost resistance mead you introduced alongside is efficient in opposition to her, too.
Moder has a relatively lengthy build-up throughout which she telegraphs her assaults. Be taught to identify what’s incoming and you need to have sufficient time to dodge out of the best way of no matter she plans to throw at you. She’ll additionally sometimes roar between assaults, throughout which period she is especially susceptible to break.
Unsurprisingly, this flying boss is finest tackled with ranged weapons. Pack the perfect bow you’ve bought — by this stage of the sport, you need to be capable to craft the Huntsman bow. Any sturdy arrows ought to do, however contemplate bringing alongside poisoned arrows for those who can, since they deal additional injury over time.
Regardless of placing on a formidable airshow, Moder is definitely a bit simpler to take down than the previous boss, Bonemass. So long as you got here ready for the chilly — which you wanted to be to get very far within the Mountains anyway — you need to be capable to dodge her assaults and chip away at her well being together with your arrows with out an excessive amount of bother.
What to do after you’ve crushed Moder
After being defeated, Moder drops her trophy. Equipping its energy at a Sacrificial Stone provides you a great advantage while sailing — the wind will magically all the time be at your again, permitting you to traverse the sport’s waterways rather more shortly and simply.
She’ll additionally drop a dragon tear as she dies (critically, do you’re feeling dangerous but?). Take this to a crafting desk and you may create the newly unlocked artisan’s desk.
The artisan’s desk brings many advantages. Crucially, it unlocks the blast furnace, which is the place you’ll be able to craft black steel scraps into bars. Black steel bars are used to craft a few of the strongest armour and weapons within the sport.
For extra Valheim tips, here’s our full guide hub.
Or for extra on craft and keep your weapons and instruments in Valheim, examine out our guide here.
Or for those who’re trying to tackle the sport’s bosses from the highest, strive our guide to defeating the game’s first boss, Eikthyr the Stag.