Stepping into the Valheim Mistlands, you'll want to keep an eye out for some big changes. This includes a host of brand new, powerful Valheim weapons, and while some of these have been hinted at before, such as the dangerous Ticks and the Spine Snap bow, most are a complete surprise. You'll also be facing a treacherous new enemy in the form of those bug-like Valheim Seekers, but we'll get into them a little more later.
If you're a returning player, you'll want to get to grips with everything the Valheim Mistlands biome has to offer. Here's everything new to the game now that the Mistlands are upon us.
All the new stuff in the Valheim Mistlands update
The Mistlands update is the fact it's an all new biome, defined by the thick wall of mist that gives it its name. Clear that and you'll find green landscape filled with ancient ruins and dwarven towns. it's not a walk in the park to explore though - padded Armour is highly recommended, as well as some decent weapons before you go anywhere near it.
There's also one important detail to remember - the Mistlands will only generate in previously undiscovered parts of the map. This means that you can still find the new biome in a pre-existing server, unless you’ve already uncovered the empty biome that served as a Mistlands ‘filler’.
Mistlands creatures and boss
Good news for farming enthusiasts: the Mistlands adds Valheim chickens. You can buy your first eggs from Haldor the Trader. As for creatures actually living in the Mistlands, you’ll find plenty of Hares and Dvergr NPC’s. The latter are a race of fearsome-looking dwarves who won’t attack you unless you attack them first.
Naturally, there’s also a list of aggressive creatures that may one-shot the unsuspecting Viking, including Valheim Seekers , Ticks, and Gjall. The Gjall is a gigantic fire-breathing insect that floats around and occasionally spawns Tick minions. The Ticks will jump you and suck your blood. They aren’t extremely damaging on their own but try not to get jumped by several at once though. The Seekers, on the other hand, deal powerful direct damage. They’re fast, cockroach-like insects that usually spawn in groups. Of course, the most dangerous thing you'll find is the the Mistlands boss, The Queen. She’ll be tucked away in a large temple, and as you might expect; she’s also an insect.
Finally, the Mistlands update adds a second lore raven: Munin. Like Hugin, who’s been with us since the start of the game, Munin will freely offer his guidance to the player.
New Mistlands crafting options
The Mistlands update adds two new crafting stations: the Black Forge and the Galdr Table. The first is mainly used to craft new tools and weapons from Valheim Black Marble, while the latter is used to craft magical items. There are also new tools like are the Wisplight, which clears the fog surrounding your character, and the Dvergr Lantern. You can now also finally craft a Black Metal Pickaxe.
There are also several crafting station extensions and helpful crafting constructions, including the Sap Extractor to be used on large Yggdrasil roots, and the Wisp Fountain (attracts Wisps). You’ll find some of the most valuable crafting materials inside the new dungeon, the Infested Mines.
Most new building items in the Mislands are linked to a resource called ‘Black Marble’. It unlocks a variety of building blocks, including pillars, and while not used as base building blocks, many crafting recipes also require Yggdrasil Wood, which is obtained from Mistlands trees.
Then there's Dvergr-style metal walls, spiral staircases, and furniture. This includes new lanterns, rugs, curtains, a table, a bench, and a throne. The most useful items are probably the Wisp torch, which clears the surrounding fog, and the Valheim Balista, which may be used to defend your settlement.
Mistlands magic, food, and mead
You'll also find foods that contain ‘Eitr’ in the Mistlands that equips your character with a purple magic bar and lets you use Valheim Eitr magic when you eat it. This lets you wield magical staffs and deal Elemental or Blood Magic damage.
The new base foods found in the Mistlands are Jotun Puffs and Magecaps, but only the latter contains Eitr. You'll need to upgrade the Cauldron with the new ‘Mortar and Pestle’ extension to unlock new recipes with these. Besides mushrooms, most new recipes require Hare and Chicken drops.
Note that the Mistlands update adds more powerful Meads (potions) to improve your stamina, HP, and Eitr bars as well.
Valheim Mistlands weapons
You'll need a Black Forge to craft the new Mistland weapons, not all of which require Mistlands resources.
- Skoll and Hati: dual-wielded knives.
- Carapace Spear: a normal spear.
- Krom: a two-handed sword.
- Demolisher: a massive, two-handed sledgehammer.
- Mistwalker: a sword built from wisps. It will clear the mist around your character.
- Jotun Bane: one-handed axe that deals poison damage.
- Himmin Afl: an atgeir that uses lightning damage.
- Spine Snap: a bow. The new Carapace Arrows provide the highest damage.
- Arbalest: Valheim’s first crossbow. You can craft a variety of bolts at the Black Forge, including bolts made from Carapace.
Valheim magic weapons
As mentioned, some of the new Mistlands foods unlock the ability to wield magical weapons. You may craft the following weapons at the Galdr Table:
- Staff of Protection: used to wield blood magic. Exchange HP for magical protection.
- Dead Raiser: used to wield blood magic. It will raise an undead minion to help you in battle.
- Staff of Frost: used to wield elemental (frost) magic.
- Staff of Embers: used to wield elemental (fire) magic.
- Bile bomb: a bomb made from Bilebags dropped by Gjall.
The Mistlands update introduces new Carapace Armour Set and the Eitr Armour Set. The latter is not merely as strong as the former, but it increases Eitr regeneration.
The Mistlands update also introduces a fancy new Feather Cape that grants the Feather Fall status effect to the wearer, disabling their fall damage. Finally, there are two new shields: the Carapace Shield (large) and the carapace Buckler (small).
New Valheim character customization
Fashionable Vikings will be glad to know that the Mistlands update expands character customization options. There are nine new hairstyles and seven beard styles, adding more buns, braids, and curly hairstyles in particular. The update also introduces twelve new emotes, including dancing, flexing, and headbanging.
Valheim fishing update
The Mistlands update turns fishing into a character skill. From now on, fishing requires stamina and the right type of bait (different baits for different biomes). The update also adds several new types of fish, differences in size (affecting the amount of fish meat obtained), and more movement variation, such as jumping out of the water.
Ready to face the Mistlands? Best of luck, brave Vikings!
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