How to increase poison resistance in Valheim

Make sure to bring plenty of it.

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Poison damage can be the undoing of some of the best players in Valheim. It can happen suddenly, especially when you’re battling against the creatures in the Swamp regions. The worst culprits of this are the leeches, blobs, and oozes roaming around this region. For those attempting to battle the third boss, Bonemass, you’ll also want a decent amount of poison resistance to withstand them.

The best way we’ve discovered you can do this is by brewing poison resistance mead. You can learn how to make this after acquiring all of the listed ingredients to make the item. You also need to create a cauldron, one of the simpler cooking items you’ll be able to make when you acquire tin for the first time. Here’s everything you need, and you need to make sure you’re in range of a forge.

  • 10 Honey
  • 5 Thistle
  • 1 Neck tail
  • 10 Coal

Thistle and honey will be the most difficult items to come across. You acquire thistle anywhere in the Black Forest and Swamp biomes. It’s the glowing blue plant, and it’s exceedingly rare if you’re not paying attention. It sticks out at night, but that’s when the most dangerous creatures roam the area. You can acquire honey from beehives or from the ones you set up if you’ve captured a queen bee. The neck tail comes off of the Neck lizards, and you can make coal through a charcoal kiln or when you burn food.

When you have all of these ingredients, you’ll need to make the base, and then you make the fermenter. The fermenter takes about three Valheim in-game days for it to finish brewing, and when it does, you’ll have six doses of the poison resistance mead. The resistance lasts for 10 minutes, so it gives you plenty of time, but it never hurts to have several extras on you.