Valheim Armor Guide: How To Outfit Your Viking To Survive

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Crafting newer, better gear is core to the experience in Valheim, and in order to survive long enough to fight through Greydwarves, Trolls, and the game’s huge bosses, you’re going to need strong armor. The trouble is, how you create that armor can be pretty confusing. It requires you to expand your toolset, upgrade your workbench, hunt certain creatures, and learn how to work metal.

We’ve put together a full rundown of each of Valheim’s current armor sets below, including how strong they are, what benefits you can expect from them as you create full sets, and most importantly, how to unlock and create them. Expect to do a lot of work hunting and mining along the way. It’s also worth noting that each set of armor can be upgraded several times to increase its durability and armor levels. Leather armor might be your first armor set and among the weakest, but it can become very effective if you upgrade it while working on advancing to the next tier.

Valheim Armor Sets

Rags

  • Set Items: Pants, Tunic
  • Crafting Requirements: Workbench; Leather Scraps (obtained from boars)
  • Armor per piece: 1
  • Weight per piece: 2

Leather Armor

  • Set Items: Pants, Tunic, Helmet, Cape
  • Crafting Requirements: Workbench Level 2, Deer Hide
  • Armor per piece: 2 (1 for cape)
  • Weight per piece: 5 (1 for helmet, 4 for cape)

Troll Leather Armor

  • Set Items: Pants, Tunic, Helmet, Cape
  • Crafting Requirements: Workbench Level 3, Troll Hide, Leather Scraps, Deer Hide
  • Armor per piece: 6 (1 for cape)
  • Weight per piece: 5 (1 for helmet, 4 for cape)
  • Set Bonus: Sneak +25

You’ll get access to Troll Leather Armor once you slay your first troll and gathered its hide. Crafting the armor requires upgrading you workbench twice, which means you’ll need a chopping block and a tanning rack nearby. Troll Armor is solid if you can get the hides for it, and it doesn’t take much to upgrade to make it pretty strong. Troll armor will cover you while you do all the work to mine and smelt Bronze, which can take quite a while.

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