15 Apr 2021 1:49 PM +00:00

Valheim: What Is the Best Iron Weapon?

Valheim can be a pretty daunting experience at first. You arrive with basically nothing more than some ragged clothes and your own two hands. As you start to gain more of a foothold however, you’ll start to forge new tools from Iron. Iron weapons are particularly useful, serving as your bread and butter for when out exploring. In this Valheim Iron Weapons guide we’ll take a look at what the best Iron Weapons are in Valheim.



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Valheim Iron Weapons List


We’ll be taking a look at 7 base Iron weapons that you can use in Valheim. We’ve listed them below, and will then go onto detailing our picks for the Best Iron Weapon.


  • Ancient Bark Spear
  • Battleax
  • Iron Atgeir
  • Iron Ax
  • Iron Mace
  • Iron Sword
  • Iron Sledge
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All of these weapons can be crafted from regularly abundant materials. We could include the Silver Sword here, but given how hard silver can be to find, we’re leaving it out.



Best Iron Weapon


In our time playing through Valheim we have come up with two Iron Weapons that are clearly a cut above the rest. The first is the Iron sword. It is one of a few weapons that do slash damage here, which is a great way to damage the majority of the enemies you’ll come across. Pair that with high Parry Bonus and a surprisingly good Blocking stat, the Iron Sword is a great choice for most of the game.

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If you’d rather use a two-handed Iron Weapon however, the Iron Atgeir is the way to go. It features a 3x Parry Bonus and great Blocking capabilities. You can swap this out with the Sledge to see which feels better to you, but personally I think the Atgeir is the better weapon here mostly due to its parrying potential.


Those are the best Iron Weapons you can use in Valheim. For a look at how to get Iron, head here. For all of our guides in one handy place, visit our Valheim Walkthrough.