At the moment, the best bow in Valheim is the Draugr Fang. Indeed, the weapon really helps you when dealing with mobs and bosses if you want to focus on ranged combat. Here’s our guide to help you out.
Note: Valheim is currently an Early Access title. As such, mechanics and content may change in due course. For more information, check out our Valheim guides and features hub.
Valheim: How to craft the Draugr Fang, the best bow in the game
You’ll learn the recipe for the Draugr Fang bow once you’ve collected the following materials and your forge is at least level 2:
- 20x silver
- 10x ancient bark
- 2x deer hide
- 10x guck
You can hunt deer in the Meadows for deer hide. In fact, it’s something you’ll be doing when you’re collecting stuff for your starter gear. As for ancient bark, this type of wood is found in the Swamp biome. Just chop them down using an iron axe (20x iron, 2x leather scraps, and 4x wood). Likewise, guck can be found growing on these trees; they’re the green sacs on trunks and branches (seen in the image below). You’ll still need axe or pickaxe for these. But, you might have to set a Workshop down to build a few ladders just to reach guck sacs that are higher up.
Once you have the materials, upgrade your forge to level 2 by building the following next to it:
- Forge Cooler – 25x fine wood and 10x copper
- Anvils – 5x wood and 2x bronze
Go ahead and craft the Draugr bow, currently the best bow in Valheim‘s campaign. Compared to the Huntsman Bow, it has slightly higher piercing damage and knockback. Plus, it deals extra poison damage. If you plan on upgrading it, you’re going to need more of the same materials mentioned above.