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Eikthyr - How To Summon & Power

Valheim | Eikthyr - How To Summon & Power

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Eikthyr is the 1st boss located in the Meadows in Valheim. The guide includes how to summon Eikthyr, Eikthyr power, best items & weapons, food, what to do after Eikthyr & more!!!

Table of Contents

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How To Locate & Summon The First Boss

Eikthyr's Location

Eikthyr's Location

To pinpoint Eikthyr's location you must go back to the starting altar where you were first dropped off to begin your journey in Valheim. Once you have reached the starting altar interact with the tombstone with engravings on it.

Vegvisir Eikthyr

Once you get closer, a message saying "Vegvisir Eikthyr" will appear, now press E key and Eikthyr's location will be revealed.

The Mystical Altar In The Meadows

The Mystical Altar

When you've reached Eikthyr's location, you'll stumble upon an altar and that is where Hugin will explain the situation about "Calling Forth The Beast" & advising you to prepare for battle.

Hunt His Kin

To Summon Eikthyr you must hunt its kin and by kin, you need hunt down a Deer and obtain 2 Deer Trophies from it.

Obtaining Deer Trophies & Placing It To The Altar

Obtaining Deer Trophies & Placing It To The Altar

Once you've obtained 2 Deer Trophies then equip it on top of your item slot to place them on the altar.

Take note that you should prepare first, before fighting the beast Eikthyr.


Eikthyr can only be located in the Meadows as this biome serves to be his domain & also since he is the first boss you'll encounter.

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Preparing For Battle

Equip Leather Armor Set

Leather Armor Set

Before heading to battle Eikthyr, you must equipped yourself with a better armor, since you've just started on your journey, the Leather Armor Set should do the trick.

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Use A Shield & A Spear

A Shield & A Spear

We would recommend to use a Wood shield & a Flint Spear since his attacks can be blocked easily & you can attack Eikthyr from a safe distance with the Flint Spear and with this weapons equipped you'll be able to deal a lot of damage. 2 to 3 combos with the Spear while raising your shield.

Food Combination For The Battle

Food Combination

Before heading to battle a warrior such as yourself with a might thirst for battle needs to keep their energy up & must be full health on slaying the beast.

For the food combination, we would suggest Cooked Meat, Grilled Neck Tail & Mushroom as it should provide you at 103 Health Bar & more stamina.

Now that you prepared, it is time to face Eikthyr!

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Eikthyr's Attacks

Lightning Attacks

Lightning Attack

Eikthyr first lighting attack is where he shoots lightning at you from a distance.

Thunder Explosion

For his second attack, its the Thunder Explosion which he stomps the ground and releases an explosive thunder that acts like a bomb explosion.

Charge Attack

Charge Attack

For the charge attack, Eikthyr usually runs from a distance and runs towards you with its antlers ready to pierce right through you.

Melee Attack

Melee Attack

For his melee attack, he just smacks you with an upward thrust.

Strategy Against Eikthyr

Dodge & Attack From Behind

Dodge & Attack

If Eikthyr tries to attack make sure to dodge it & when you see an opening attack with the spear while raising your shield, with a bit of luck you can deal with a 2 to 3 combos with the Spear while raising your shield.

Use Shield & The Spear Against The Beast

Shield & The Spear

All of Eikthyr’s attacks can be blocked easily with your shield, once you blocked his attack with the shield you can make a come back with a 1 to 2 hits with your spear. Keep doing this process and you'll kill the beast in no time.

Eikthyr Has Been Defeated

Eikthyr's Reward Drops

Reward Drops

Eikthyr Reward Drops
Eikthyr TrophyEikthyr TrophyHard AntlerHard Antler

Once Eikthyr has been killed, it would drop these items. Which can be used in the future.

Eikthyr's Hidden Power

Hidden Power

Once Eikthyr's killed, you would be blessed with its powers, to activate its power simply go to the spawning altar and place Eikthyr's Trophy & you should able to receive its blessing of -60% Use of Stamina while Jumping & -60% Use of Stamina while running.

Eikthyr's Antlers


The Hard Antlers can be used to craft the Antler Pickaxe which can be used to farm copper from Copper Deposit areas.

Click Here For Copper Deposits Guide!

After Defeating Eikthyr

After you have defeated the beast, you next journey should now be on the Black Forest. Best of luck adventurer!

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