Valheim – All Enemy Weaknesses and Resistances

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If you’re playing Valheim and noticed that your damage numbers have different colors, this guide is for you. Depending on the weapon type you use, you may deal weak gray damage, normal white damage, or strong yellow damage. Every enemy in Valheim has a resistance or weakness to different weapons that are shown in the charts below. This helps understand what you should be using, especially if you’re going after a tough boss.

Quick heads up, DoT in the chart refers to damage over time. This is when an enemy takes damage from something over time such as fire or poison. There are a few types mentioned in the weakness chart below. Also, I added the Torch and Frostner weapon to the chart as they have unique differences.

All Valheim Enemy Weaknesses and Resistances
Valheim Boss Weaknesses and Resistances
Miscellaneous Notes

All Valheim Enemy Weaknesses and Resistances

Blunt Pierce Slash Fire DoT Poison DoT Spirit DoT Frost Torch Frostner
Neck White White White White White Immune White Yellow White
Boar White White White White White Immune White White White
Deer White White White White White Immune White White White
Greyling White White White White White Immune White Yellow White
Greydwarf White White White White White Immune White Yellow White
Greydwarf Brute White White White White White Immune White Yellow White
Greydwarf Shaman White White White White White Immune White Yellow White
Skeleton Yellow Gray White White Immune White Gray Yellow Gray
Rancid Remains Yellow Gray White White Immune White Gray Yellow Gray
Ghost Gray Gray Gray White Immune White White White White
Troll Gray Yellow White White White Immune White White White
Blob Yellow Gray Gray White Immune White Yellow Gray Yellow
Oozer Yellow Gray Gray White Immune White Yellow Gray Yellow
Draugr White White White White Immune White White Gray White
Blunt Pierce Slash Fire DoT Poison DoT Spirit DoT Frost Torch Frostner
Draugr Elite White White White White Immune White White Gray White
Leech White White White Immune White Immune White Gray White
Surtling White White White Immune Immune Immune Yellow Gray Yellow
Wraith Gray Gray Gray White Immune White Gray Yellow Gray
Wolf White White White White White Immune White White White
Fenring White White White White White White White Yellow White
Drake White White White White White Immune Gray Yellow Gray
Stone Golem White Gray Gray Immune Immune Immune Gray Gray Gray
Deathsquito White White White White White Immune White White White
Lox Gray White Gray White White Immune Gray Yellow Gray
Fuling White White White White White Immune White White White
Fuling Berserker White White White White White Immune White White White
Fuling Shaman White White White White White Immune White White White
Serpent White White White Immune White Immune Yellow Gray Yellow

Valheim Boss Weaknesses and Resistances

Blunt Pierce Slash Fire DoT Poison DoT Spirit DoT Frost Torch Frostner
Eikthyr White White White White White White White White White
The Elder White White White White Immune White White Yellow White
Bonemass Yellow Gray Gray White Immune White Yellow Gray Yellow
Moder White White White White White Immune Gray Yellow Gray
Yagluth White White White White Immune White Yellow Gray Yellow

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Elemental arrows like Fire and Poison will still deal damage even if an enemy is immune to their DoT effect.
  • Certain elemental arrows may have a different resistance on hit, than what their DoT is. For example, poison arrows deal gray damage to Greydwarves, but the DoT deals white damage.
  • Frost Arrows deal yellow damage to Blobs, Oozers, and Surtlings, despite being immune to the DoT.
  • As Valheim is in Steam Early Access, these resistances and weaknesses may change at a later time.
  • Even though Frost Arrows don’t have a DoT, they temporarily slow enemies with a Freeze debuff.
  • Ooze Bombs are likely bugged right now as the poisonous cloud left behind seems to deal 0 damage to every enemy. Despite the damage number having different colors.

If you find any new information regarding Valheim resistances/weaknesses, be sure to let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, for more Valheim guides, take a look at our guide hub here. Other useful guides are linked below.

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