Polearms in Valheim have long reach and an awesome special attack. They are all two-handed and cannot be used with a shield. You will have to get used to dodging because their block and parry attributes aren’t great.
The first polearm is the Bronze Atgeir which becomes available in the Bronze Age. There is no way to raise the polearms skill beforehand, but the base stats are quite strong. At this point, you can swap over to polearms without worrying about being less effective.
|Type of Damage||Pierce|
Basic Attack Combo
All atgeirs have a 3-attack combo:
Polearms have a very effective special attack:
- Whirlwind with AOE knockback.
The Whirlwind attack will knockback and stagger enemies in a circular AOE. It will instantly stagger most monsters and is incredibly useful against groups of enemies. You will be the star of the show when using this with friends.
Table of Polearms
|Icon||Item Name||Damage||Backstab Multiplier||Knockback|
|Bronze Atgeir||Pierce: 45||3x||30|
|Iron Atgeir||Pierce: 65||3x||30|
|Blackmetal Atgeir||Pierce: 105||3x||30|
Notice that there are not many intermediate steps between polearms. If you’re a polearm player, you should prioritize getting the next tier which will give you a significant power spike.
Polearms is a skill in Valheim which improves your character’s effectiveness when using weapons in the polearm family. Improving the polearms skill will make you deal more damage with polearms. Click to learn more about Skills.