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ValheimArmory aims to create a more diverse selection of weapons to make all playstyles feel fully supported at each level.

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Categories Gear Mods Hildir's Request Update Mistlands Update Misc
Dependency string MidnightMods-ValheimArmory-1.7.2
Dependants 118 other packages depend on this package

This mod requires the following mods to function

denikson-BepInExPack_Valheim-5.4.2200 icon

BepInEx pack for Valheim. Preconfigured and includes unstripped Unity DLLs.

Preferred version: 5.4.2200
ValheimModding-Jotunn-2.15.0 icon

Jötunn (/ˈjɔːtʊn/, 'giant'), the Valheim Library was created with the goal of making the lives of mod developers easier. It enables you to create mods for Valheim using an abstracted API so you can focus on the actual content creation.

Preferred version: 2.15.0


Valheim Armory

Valheim Armory is a continuation of Valheim Additions. A small mod designed to fill gaps in the valheim ecosystem.

The goal of this mod is to create a more diverse but not sprawling selection of weapons to make all playstyles feel fully supported at each level.

This mod is balanced to be mostly lore friendly with a preference for fun and enjoyable scaling and mechanics.

This mod is highly configurable, you can use all of it, parts or tune it as you need.

Got a bug to report or just want to chat about the mod? Drop by the discord or github.

discord logo github logo


This mod will always have an up-to-date English localization, as that is what I can provide as its author. I occassionally generate missing translations with ChatGPT to fill in for un-trasnlated languages, however I am always open to community edits or new translations.

If you would like to contribute a new translation, or improve an existing one please feel free to reach out to me or provide a translation file in the same format as one of the existing ones. Found here


Below are all of the items added by this mod. The descriptions and information here are provided so you know what you are getting. But I encourage you to explore and discover the weapons instead.

Here is a sample gallery of weapons added by this mod.

Sample Gallery of added content

I want to see the weapons (spoilers!)

Gallery pt1 Gallery pt2

Below is more information on all of the items added, what tier they are in, where they are crafted and at what progression point. All of the sections below are expandable to view the details.

Boss Weapons


Eikthyrs weapons are split into two groups, one requiring the workbench and the other the forge. Meaning that some of these weapons will require metals from the black forest.
Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Antler Bow Forge Post-Meadows VAAntler_Bow Antler Bow Icon
Antler Dagger Workbench Post-Meadows VAAntler_dagger Antler Dagger Icon
Antler Sword Forge Post-Meadows VAAntler_Sword Antler Sword Icon
Antler Atgeir Workbench Post-Meadows VAatgeir_antler Antler Atgier Icon
Antler Greataxe Forge Post-Meadows VAAntler_greataxe Antler Greataxe Icon


Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Vine hammer Forge Post-Blackforest VAElderHammer Elder Sledgehammer icon
Vine shield Forge Post-Blackforest VAElderRoundShield Elders roundshield icon
Vine crossbow Forge Post-Blackforest VACrossbowElder Elders crossbow Icon
Vine sword Forge Post-Blackforest VAVine_Sword Elders Sword Icon
Vine mace Forge Post-Blackforest VAElder_mace Elders Mace Icon


Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Skull hammer Forge Post-Swamp VABonemassWarhammer Bonemass Warhammer icon
Bone blade Forge Post-Swamp VABonemassGreatsword bonemass greatsword icon
Poisoned bone dagger Forge Post-Swamp VABonemassDagger Bonemasses dagger icon


Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Dragonfrost sword Forge Post-Mountain VASwordModer Ice sword Icon
Dragonfrost spear Forge Post-Mountain VASpearModer Ice Spear Icon
Dragonfrost crossbow Forge Post-Mountain VACrossbowModer Mechanical Crossbow Icon
Dragonfrost buckler Forge Post-Mountain VAModer_RoundShield Moder roundshield


Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Goblin king atgeir Forge Post-Plains VAYagluthAtgeir darkmetal atgeir
Goblin king greatsword Forge Post-Plains VAYagluth_greatsword darkmetal greatsword
Goblin king knuckles Forge Post-Plains VAFist_Yagluth darkmetal knuckles


Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Carapace sword Blackforge Post-Mistlands VASwordQueen carapace sword
Carapace dagger Blackforge Post-Mistlands VAdagger_queen carapace dagger
Pincer greatsword Blackforge Post-Mistlands VAQueen_greatsword pincer greatsword
Pincer greatbow Blackforge Post-Mistlands VAQueen_bow pincer greatbow

Arrows Added here fill out a number of additional roles, and importantly add new resource sinks.

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Bone arrow Workbench Meadows VAArrowBone bone arrow icon
Chitin arrow Workbench Ocean VAchitinarrow chitin arrow icon
Ancient Wood arrow Workbench Swamp VAarrowancient ancient wood arrow icon
Surtling Fire arrow Forge Mountain VAarrow_surtling_fire surtling fire arrow icon
Blackmetal arrow Forge Plains VAArrowGreenMetal blackmetal arrow icon
Wood Bolt Workbench Blackforest VABoltWood wood crossbow bolt
Bronze Bolt Forge Blackforest VAbolt_bronze bronze bolt
Iron Poison Bolt Forge Swamp VAbolt_poison iron poison bolt
Silver Frost Bolt Forge Mountain VAbolt_frost Silver Frost bolt
Obsidian Bolt Forge Plains VASurtlingBolt blackmetal surtling bolt
Blackmetal Surtling Bolt Forge Plains VASurtlingBolt blackmetal surtling bolt

Added Atgiers help fill in missing tiers.

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Flint Atgeir Workbench Meadows VAAtgeir_Flint flint atgeir icon
Royal Abyssal Atgeir Forge Mountain VAAtgeirchitin royal abyssal atgeir icon
Silver Atgeir Forge Mountain VASilverAtgeir silver atgeir icon

Greataxes (2H Axes)

Battleaxes are a fun but very challenging playstyle in valheim. They are slow so you generally need to kill your opponets before they can kill you, which happens fast.

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Flint Greataxe Workbench Meadows VAFlint_greataxe flint greataxe icon
Bronze Lumber Axe Forge Blackforest VAbronze_battleaxe bronze greataxe icon
Blackmetal Greataxe Forge Mistlands VAblackmetal_battleaxe blackmetal greataxe icon

Added Daggers

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Bronze Dagger Forge Blackforest VAdagger_bronze bronze dagger icon
Iron Dagger Forge Swamp VAdagger_iron iron dagger icon
Silver Dagger Forge Mountain VAdagger_silver silver dagger icon

Added 2H Daggers

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Flint Daggers Workbench Meadows VADagger_Flint_2h flint daggers icon
Rascal Daggers Forge Blackforest VAdagger_bronze_2h rascal daggers icon
Rogue Daggers Forge Swamp VAdagger_iron_2h rogue daggers icon
Blackguard Runic Daggers Forge Mountain VAdagger_silver_2h blackguard runic daggers icon
  • Note: 2H Daggers will float infront of item wall mounts due to their separated attachment style. They display normally on an item stand.

The addition of 2H daggers at lower tiers also provides you a way to focus on that playstyle all of the way up till the current end of the game.


Added Crossbows

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Bronze Crossbow Forge Blackforest VACrossbowBronze bronze crossbow icon
Bronze Arbalist Forge Plains VAArbalistBronze bronze arbalist icon

Added Warhammers

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Skyshatter Forge Plains VAblackmetal_sledge blackmetal sledge icon

Warhammers act like a 2H mace with the secondary attack being similar to a sledge. Finally a high risk high reward blunt weapon.


Added Shields

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Serpent Scale Buckler Forge Swamp VAserpent_buckler serpent scale buckler icon

Added Greatswords

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Flint Greatsword Workbench Meadows VAFlint_greatsword flint greatsword icon
Bronze Greatsword Forge Blackforest VAbronze_greatsword bronze greatsword icon
Iron Greatsword Forge Swamp VAiron_greatsword iron greatsword icon
Silver Greatsword Forge Mountain VAsilver_greatsword silver greatsword icon

Added Swords

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Flint Sword Workbench Meadows VAFlint_Sword flint sword icon
Chitin Sword Forge Blackforest VASwordChitin chitin sword icon
  • Chitin Sword (Abyssal Sword) is an early game sword sitting between bronze and iron but with the unique difference of inflicting some blunt damage, making it less useless against all of the enemies in the swamp

Added Hand weapons

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Flint knuckles Workbench Meadows VAFist_Flint flint knuckles
Bronze knuckles Forge BlackForest VAFist_Bronze bronze knuckles
Iron knuckles Forge Swamp VAFist_Iron iron knuckles
Magic Weapons

Added Magic weapons

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Druidic staff of spirit Workbench BlackForest VAStaff_Druid_Spirit druidic spirit staff
Druidic staff of poison Workbench Swamp VAStaff_Druid_Poison druidic poison staff
Druidic staff of ice Workbench Mountains VAStaff_Druid_Ice druidic ice staff
Druidic staff of fire Workbench Plains VAStaff_Druid_Fire fire druidic staff
Staff of Spirit Magetable Mistlands VAStaff_Spirit Staff of spirit
Staff of Poison Magetable Mistlands VAStaff_Poison fire druidic staff

Added Blood Magic weapons

Name Crafted At Stage prefab Icon
Blood bone battlepick forge BlackForest VABlood_Bones_pickaxe blood bone battlepick
Blood bone bow forge Mountains VABlood_bone_bow blood bone bow


Everything is optionally configurable through the ingame mod configuration UI provided by BepinEx.

Otherwise a configuration file located at /BepInEx/config/MidnightsFX.ValheimArmory.cfg contains all of the configuration.

Please note that basically ALL of the configuration is server sided. Which means that it requires a restart of your game to take effect. This allows me to ensure that the server and the client are always in sync with the details of everything- like how much damage you did to that greydwarf.

Current configuration options:

  • Damage
  • Damage per level
  • Recipe
  • Stamina cost
  • Block amount
  • block per level
  • Crafted amount (where applicable)


Q. Valheim Enchanting System doesn't support these weapons?

  • A. There is a default VES config in the VA folder (VES.ValheimArmory.default.yml), it must be moved to the VES config folder. This gives you full control of configurations that are actually applied in regards to VES. The folder you should place this config file in is BepInEx\config\ValheimEnchantmentSystem\AdditionalEnchantmentReqs

Q. Epic Loot doesn't automatically drop these weapons, what gives?

  • A. There is a default Epic Loot config files (EpicLoot_Valheim_Armory.loottables.json, EpicLoot_Valheim_Armory.iteminfo.json) in the VA folder, they must be moved to the Epic loot config patches folder. \BepInEx\config\EpicLoot\patches

Q. The bronze crossbow costs dragon tears?

  • A. Delete the config for the bronze crossbow (or your whole config file).

Q. Why does disabling the recipe do nothing?

  • A. You must have an item enabled, for the recipe disable flag to do anything. When an item is disabled it is completely removed from the game, so its recipe doesn't matter.

Q. Why does x weapon look bad?

  • A.
    • This is my first Unity, and Valhiem mod
    • My original goal with modding was to just make a singular new arrow
    • I'm not a gamedev, I suck at textures, modeling and don't know the unity loaders
    • I'm learning as I go, and welcome feedback
    • I do this in my few hours of free time, sometimes I don't have that time

Currently in-progress

Potential Spoilers!
  • Designing Boss Weapons for the mistlands

Boss Weapon Release roadmap

  • Additional weapon types for all existing bosses

The Boss weapon roadmap will take a number of updates. Feel free to submit ideas to the github.

Future Plans

Potential Spoilers!
  • Filling out boss weapons for most/all playstyles (long term)
  • Chitin Shield
  • Named Mace (blackmetal mace)
  • Silver sledge
  • 2H Warhammers (Maces but bigger)
  • Better VFX for weapons
  • New spear alternatives
  • More magic (eitr) powered weapons (non-staves, post Ashlands update)

Installation (Automatic)

Just download with your favorite modmanager!

Installation (manual)

Toss the ValheimArmory folder and files into your plugins folder. Technically the only thing required is the ValheimArmory.ddl, configs will generate on first run. Optionally follow the instructions to setup VES or Epic Loot configs.


Changelog (Potential spoilers!)


- Added configuration options to enable stamina cost for non-druidic spirit and poison staffs
- Added rough language translations for all 26 localizations (I still welcome translation improvements!)
- Fixed some shields not being auto-picked up properly
- Fixed some arrows not being auto-picked up properly
- Added unique projectiles for all of the bolts/arrows. This improves compatability with Bow Plugin.
- Added blood magic weapons
    - Blood bone bow, does not cost arrows uses blood for ammo
    - Blood battlepick, very low stamina cost, health cost, increases health regen when wielded. Can mine terrain.


- Removed frost damage from the queens sword
- Added Language translations for all remaining untranslated items
    - These translations are generated and are not guarented to be accurate, I still greatly appreciate anyone willing to improve language translations
- Improved Korean language translation (Thanks! 이종윤)


- Added Initial Mistland Boss Weapons!
    - Queens Sword, Greatsword, Bow and Dagger
- Improved some balance for Flint weapons
- Optimized more textures, vfx and various other resources (reduced download and memory footprint)


- Tune default damage for the obsidian bolt to be lower than blackmetal
- Improved network compatibility for some magic weapons, crossbow bolts and arrows


- Updated readme for arrows to be a bit more accurate
- Converted the shkyshatter & elders hammer to warhammers (2H mace + sledge attacks)


- Fixes obsidian bolts not colliding with the ground when dropped


- Fixes bonemass warhammer smash aoe damage not being spread across the whole radius


- Fixed the antler atgeir & flint atgeir having both slash & pierce
- Removed minor resistances from the vine shield
- Added a groundsmash secondary attack for bonemasses warhammer
- Reduced default stamina cost of the primary attack for bonemasses warhammer, and sped it up slightly
- Updated Yagluths fists to have a jump secondary attack
- Remade the abyssal atgiers skin and vfx, now much softer, less shiny
- Added an obsidian bolt for crossbows
- Tuned default damage for the abyssal atgeir to be more in line with other atgeirs (and to upgrade linearly)


- Remodelled the skyshatter, updated its VFX! less foggy more soft electric
- Redesigned the elders shield
    - Updated the spirit & poison resistances the shield provides to be major resistances instead of minor ones (holding the shield is now effectively a free poison resist, just don't stash/unequip or you'll have a bad time)
- Added Moders shield
    - Moders shield now provides frost (major) and fire (minor) resistances
- Added Fist weapons (knuckles): Flint, Bronze, Iron, and blackmetal (boss weapon)
- Added Magic staffs! Poison, Spirit, Fire, Ice 
    - these new magic staffs are split into two catagories: pre mistlands and mistlands level and they work slightly differently
    - pre-mistlands staffs have a high stamina cost but no Eitr cost
    - mistland level staffs are stronger, have a low eitr cost and no stamina cost
    - this is all completely configurable if you want them to work differently
- Fixes for some flint weapons not colliding properly with things when dropped


- Fixed the default recipe for iron poisoned crossbow bolts to use iron
- Added Flint weapon set (Atgeir, Sword, 2H dagger, Greatsword)
- Added prefab names to readme


- Fixed missing shader compilation for Vulkan


- Fixed Moders spear missing its trail texture when thrown
- Reduced specular highlights on Moders & Elders weapons, increased darkness of vine textures
- Fixed naming of the elders sledge


- Fixed missing weapon trails on a handful of weapons
- Fixed high levels of metallic rendering used on the elders weapons


- Fixed autopickup for a few more weapons, really this should be the last time
- Fixed the antler bow getting a NPE when firing


- !!CHANGED CONFIG LOCATION!! now MidnightsFX.ValheimArmory.cfg
- Added support for weapons/shields to provide resistances
- Set the Elders shield to provide a poison resistance (and config options to enable/disable)
- Fixed autopickup for a few remaining weapons
- Updated compiled against unity version to 2022.12
- Increased compression of files (download is 25% smaller now)


- Fixed auto-pickup for a number of weapons (including dragonfrost spear), it should now work correctly.


- Updated english name localization, improving weapon naming to feel more vanilla


- Fixing missing Epic Loot config files on Thunderstore
- Fixed Elders hammer not having one of its sound effects
- Fixed Elders balance incorrectly having lightning damage and blunt damage instead of just slash and spirit


- Fixing arrow text description for arrows including a non-printable control character
- Improving flexibility of crafting station configuration options for all craftable weapons/ammos


- Default configuration for Valheim Enchantment System (VES) and Epic Loot now available in the mod folder
- Added Elders sword & mace
- Fixed prefab name for Chitin Atgeir


-Fixes for the Elder Hammer & Skyshatter not having sfx hit sounds


- Fixes for the spanish translation
- Updates to required version of Jotunn & BepinEx


- Added Spanish Translation
- Fixed missing sound effects for Elders hammer


- Fixed Chinese Translation not loading properly


- Added Chinese translation


- Hildirs Update support validated!
- Updated to Jotunn 2.12.7
- Added the option to enable/disable craftable state for all items. This is seperate from enabling the item itself, you can now enable the item to be loaded into the game. 
    But keep it non-craftable, this might be useful if you only want a specific weapon to drop from Epicloot etc.


- Added two Yagluth themed weapons
- Added configuration for block to all weapons and shields
- Updated Jotunn to 2.12.4


- Added initial bonemass boss weapons!
- First 2H warhammer added, likely slightly overpowered. This weapon acts like a 2H axe or sword, but does blunt damage.
- Added silver Atgeir, this is a direct upgrade between Iron & Blackmetal
- Updates to how localizations are added, better support for multiple languages
- Added Russian translation


- Fixed Moders crossbow not being configurable and using the wrong defaults


- Fixed wood bolt triggering the invalid recipe warning
- Fixed a particle mock for arrow feathers not resolving on some versions of valheim
- Rebalance of most boss weapons, and a few outlier non-boss weapons. Recipes are slightly more expensive overall and damage is generall down across the board.
    This primarily brings boss weapons in line with the next tier weapon minus a small bit. The balance change is just to the default config values.
    If you want to keep your weapons more powerful continue using your existing config, defaults will only be applied if you do not have a value set (new or deleted config).


- Updated German localization


- Fixed the antler greataxe being held the wrong way


- 3 new weapons based on the Elder
- 3 new weapons based on the Moder
- new crossbow and a handful of new bolts!
- bugfix for the antler dagger not being impacted by gravity
- fixed the default recipe for 1h bronze dagger


- Finished current german localization
- Updated the surtling core arrow icon


- Added Eikthyr Bow, Dagger, Sword & Greataxe
- Remeshed the Antler Atgeir
- Balance for the Eikthyr weapons is tilted towards overpowered.


- Added Daggers
- Added 2H Daggers

- Significant updates to the configuration code, more things are now configurable!
    - Stamina cost for primary and secondary attacks
    - Crafting costs
    - Where things are crafted at


- Fixed Iron level sword recipe, should now actually require Iron.


- Release! I'm sure its got bugs somewhere


Please report any issues you encounter on the github issue tracker or ask for help on the discord


  • German translations provided by SACK3000
  • Chinese translations provided by ZhiTian Wu
  • Valheim Enchantment System config defaults by Aziraphale
  • Some texture resources generated from withpoly
  • Sword Model
  • Hugo for his advice and help getting skinned meshes running
  • Jotun community for answering some silly questions :)
  • The Valheim team at Irongate which makes all of this possible!
  • Unity Ultimate VFX for some or partial visual effects