Pierce damage is the most common damage type in Valheim. It’s a physical damage type dealt by Spears, Knives, Polearms, and Arrows. Pierce damage is most effective against creatures with thick hides that resist other physical attacks, such as Trolls and Lox.
There’s one problem with pierce damage… Bows are essential in Valheim. All Vikings should be carrying a bow and some arrows to engage their enemies from range. This creates an issue for players that prefer spears and polearms because all of their weapons will deal piercing damage. When they encounter creatures that are resistant to pierce damage, they will have a much harder time.
This is especially problematic with Bonemass, who is all-but-immune to pierce damage. Players will be forced to find an alternative damage type that can hurt Bonemass — usually a Bronze or Iron Mace.
Weapon Types that Inflict Pierce Damage
Enemies Resistant to Pierce Damage