Valheim ties much of its player progression to the Forsaken - legendary bosses which must be defeated to gain access to unique items and powers. Yagluth is the final boss currently in Valheim, and is therefore probably the toughest foe you'll encounter in the game.
Our Valheim Yagluth boss fight guide will walk you through how to locate and summon Yagluth, before defeating the dangerous half-skeleton boss and gaining access to its Forsaken Power.
On this page:
- Valheim Yagluth boss location
- How to summon Yagluth in Valheim
- Valheim Yagluth boss fight walkthrough
- Yagluth Forsaken Power & loot drops
Valheim Yagluth boss location
If you're going after Yagluth, that means you're probably well-versed in how to discover the locations of bosses' Mystical Altars. But just in case: to find out where you need to go, you'll need to search for a Vegvisir - those small glowing red runestones - in the same biome as the boss will spawn. In Yagluth's case this is the Plains biome.
Vegvisir are usually found next to structures spawned across the Valheim map, so in the case of Plains biomes you'll want to search in and around Fuling villages and outposts to find and interact with the runestone. Doing so will mark the location of Yagluth's Mystical Altar on your map.
How to summon Yagluth in Valheim
Yagluth is summoned by placing five Fuling Totems in the centre of Yagluth's Mystical Altar. There are five circles in the centre of the Altar where you can interact and place the Totems as long as they're on your hotbar.
Where do you find Fuling Totems? You won't need to go far, because Fulings are denizens of the Plains biome. You can often find Fuling Totems inside Fuling villages and outposts, so keep an eye out for them while you're searching for the Vegvisir. Occasionally a defeated Fuling Berserker will also drop a Totem.
Once you place the fifth Fuling Totem in the Altar, Yagluth, the final boss in Valheim, will spawn in front of you in the form of a gigantic, glowing purple half-skeleton.
Valheim Yagluth boss fight walkthrough
The only good thing about fighting Yagluth is that he's very slow, and telegraphs his attacks quite clearly. Which is a blessing, because each of his three attacks are extremely damaging.
His form of melee attack is a giant fist slam which damages players in a small area around Yagluth. You can avoid having to deal with this attack by staying at a distance and relying on your bow to deal damage.
Yagluth's two other attacks are: a fist slam which summons meteors from the sky to fall on or near the player; and a fire breath attack with extremely high range but relatively low damage which allows you to tank the attack with a good late-game shield.
Both these attacks must be watched out for and dodged (or in the fire breath's case, blocked if you prefer), and you should continue to fire fully-charged arrows at Yagluth between his attacks. I'd highly recommend you use the strongest bow available: the Draugr Fang. Don't use elemental attacks against Yagluth, as he is resistant to them. Instead, use high pure damage arrows such as Needle Arrows.
Range, timing, and cover are your friends in your fight against Yagluth. The boss is weak to blunt attacks but I consider it safer to keep your distance rather than risk being one-shot by its close-range attacks. Prepare yourself with top-tier armour and lots of arrows, keep an eye out for meteors and fire, and play it safe until Yagluth is defeated.
Yagluth Forsaken Power & loot drops
Yagluth will drop its head as an item upon its death. This is the Yagluth Trophy, and should be taken back to the stone circles at spawn. Place the Trophy on the hook of the final stone and then interact with it to gain access to Yagluth's Forsaken Power, which grants resistance to elemental damage (poison, fire, and frost).
Yagluth will also drop a unique item, called a "Yagluth Thing". There is currently no use for this item as it is a placeholder. Presumably this item will be replaced or given new functions with future Valheim updates.
That concludes our guide on defeating the final boss in Valheim. For more information on all the other Forsaken, be sure to consult our Valheim bosses guide.