Have you ever had unpleasant encounters in Valheim with monsters from biomes that are actually far away, which suddenly appear dismantling your base?
These world events occur regularly after the first few hours of play and can cause a lot of damage and a lot of frustration. But behind these raids is usually the normal progress of the player himself!
Story events: it’s our own fault
Basically, Valheim differentiates between story events and monster events. Both are ultimately triggered indirectly by the player: If you kill a final boss from Valheim, the next story raid on your camp will be more violent.
On the other hand, if you kill certain enemy types, the monster raids will be more intense. Here is an overview of all the events and the conditions to get them started:
- Forest Animals: Can be triggered before you kill Eikthyr
- Greydwarfs: Can be triggered after killing Eikthyr
- Draugr & Skeletons: Can be triggered after killing the Elder
- Drakes: Can be triggered after killing Bonemass
- Fulings / Goblins: Can be triggered after killing Moder
In short: Whenever you kill a boss, you potentially set the minions of the next one on your own neck. Each raid is accompanied by a screen message that indicates the type of enemy: “A putrid smell from the swamp” indicates, for example, a Draugr attack.
The problem: With a boss kill you do not make the basic defense easier, but tends to make it harder! The next heavier type of enemy can be extremely challenging, for example when you suddenly face an army from the swamp with bronze equipment!
Monster-Events: In addition to the big story events, there are also attacks from other opponents. For example, “The earth is starting to shake” indicates that several angry trolls are appearing. The player also triggers these events. The troll raid happens as soon as you kill a troll in the wild. It’s the same with wolf or surtling events.
How can you protect yourself?
There are different ways of dealing with the events. One method can be a good attachment. The colleagues from MeinMMO explain all in one what defensive options there are and how you can optimally protect your warehouse Guide with 4 important tips for basic defense!
In addition, we can recommend the following tricks from our own experience:
- Simple but effective: run away! The monsters aren’t after your camp, they’re after you! If you stay inside, however, they will attack your workbenches and walls to break through to you. So protect your belongings by running outside and attracting the attention of your opponents.
- Sit it out and play for time: Each event lasts between 90 and 120 seconds, and during this time new enemies will always spawn as soon as you kill one. After the time has expired, however, there is no more reinforcement. So just run a little in circles and buy time instead of fighting.
- Always have good food and equipment with you: Since an attack can happen at any time, as long as you are around a bed and shelter, you should always be prepared. Therefore, wear the best possible armor, have at least 50 arrows in your inventory and pack high-quality food such as sausages, beet stew or the like.
At GameStar Plus we explain how to get good food that will make you really fit in battle in our great guide on cooking, recipes & agriculture in Valheim!