Valheim: Can You Dual Wield Weapons

Are you looking to dual wield weapons like a true Viking should?

Curious as to if it's possible to do so in Valheim?

Us too, so we looked into it!

You'll encounter a number of different enemies in the game so it's good to figure out the best weapon combo for you.

Keep reading to find out more on the topic.

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Dual Wielding Weapons

Sadly, so far players won't be able to wield two knives, swords or anything else at once.

There's no function in Valheim that allows this at the moment.

Stay positive though as the title is still in early access so has a way to go yet.

Since release, we've seen updates weekly so it looks like a bright future for the title.

Technically you can use both hands with some weapons, below we'll explain.


You might be interested in a two-handed weapon, maybe the Stagbreaker tickles your fancy?

You'll need an upgraded workbench of level 2, the items required include:

  • 20 Valheim Core Wood
  • 5 Deer Trophies
  • 2 Leather Straps

Sword/Dagger And Shield

Looking for a bit more of a defensive playstyle?

If so, a weapon and shield combo is a great route to go down.

To create a shield you need the following items:

  • 10 Wood
  • 4 Resin
  • 4 Leather Scraps

Valheim is the next Viking title to take Steam by storm, there are plenty of plans for the future with the 2021 roadmap. You can even set up a dedicated server and play with your friends in coop! If bosses interest you, there's already four in the game Eikthyr, the Elder, Bonemass and Modor, you'll require plenty of items along the way like the Swamp Key.

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