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Valheim Game FAQs
Structures will fall apart if they don’t have enough supports. Usually, this happens on your roof and means you need to add more support beams or pillars to reinforce that section.
Structures will slowly be damaged due to exposure; workbenches protect buildings and exposure damage cannot reduce a block within its range below 50% health.
Watch out though, because it cooks fast and will burn. Throw some meat or neck tail on and wait for it to make a loud sizzle (same sound it makes when you first add meat) and that’s when you know it’s done.
You cannot remove anything before it is cooked.
Everyone should have a Bow.
If you like the safety of a shield or have trouble dodging, use a one-handed weapon in the Axes, Clubs, Knives, Spears, or Swords family.
If you like reach or powerful attacks and don’t have trouble dodging, try out the Polearms or Greataxe
With the cultivator, you can prepare the soil and plant crops. If you have some vegetables already, you can plant seed versions of that vegetable. For example, a carrot can be planted as a seed-carrot which will drop several carrot seeds when harvested.
Try sneaking up on the deer until you’re close enough to make an easy shot — sneak takes stamina, just stop moving to regenerate it and remain sneaky. If the deer notices you, don’t try and chase it, just walk after it until it stops being frightened.
The grave will never despawn (until emptied) even if you die multiple times — the marker on your grave will change though, make sure you note the grave on your map!
If you dropped your items outside of a grave, there is a risk they will despawn. Items despawn in Valheim based on the number of items in a location. When there are too many items in a single location, they will start to despawn over time. Otherwise, they will stay there and never despawn.
For example, a trash pit in your base will keep despawning items as you fill it up, but a wooden shield lost in the woods will still be there after 100 days.
If you mine a giant pit of stone and leave the area, you will return to find the stone has consolidated into several stacks instead of many individual stones.
If you leave an object in the woods and no other items are around, it will not despawn and will still be there when you return.
If you throw lots of items into a trash pit, they will despawn as more items are added and more time passes.
You left-click to cast the line and hold down right-click to reel in the line. Start reeling in once a fish taps your bobber and you will see the message “Hooked.” At this point, just keep reeling the fish in.
Make sure you have plenty of stamina for fishing, it’s an exhausting activity.