Knives are meant for backstabs and big combos. They are short-range but high attack speed and deal huge damage on staggered enemies. Use knives if you like sneaking up on enemies or parrying and then stabbing the sh*t out of them.

Knives are the only weapon type where every variant deals multiple types of damage. They all deal Pierce and Slash damage which can allow you to exploit more monster weaknesses than other weapons.

Type of DamagePierce/Slash

Attacking with Knives

Knives have a 3-attack combo and a special attack. Knives have the fastest attack speed in the game and their combo can be done back to back to unleash a flurry of attacks. The special attack is a leaping two-handed backstab. Since knives have the highest backstab multiplier (10x), this attack will kill most unaware enemies instantly.

Basic Attack Combo

Special Attack

Table of Knives

IconItem NameDamageType of DamageBackstab MultiplierKnockback
Flint Knife12Slash: 6,
Pierce: 6
Copper Knife18Slash: 9,
Pierce: 9
Abyssal Razor24Slash: 12,
Pierce: 12
Blackmetal Knife36Slash: 18,
Pierce: 18

Knives Skill

Knives is a skill in Valheim which improves your character’s effectiveness when using weapons in the knife family. Improving the knives skill will make you deal more damage with knives. Click to learn more about Skills.

Updated on March 13, 2021

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