Considering Valheim is a game that involves surviving a harsh Viking wilderness, it sure is a little strange to find a merchant wandering around during your travels.
Regardless, the merchant Haldor changes the game in a big way, providing several game-changing items that can make your Viking even more efficient on their journey to Valhalla.
If you’re yet to find the merchant, hopefully this guide will provide you with all the tips you need to find them, along with other information you can use to make the most of their services.
Finding the merchant
Players will be guided towards the direction of Haldor upon beating the first boss, Eikthyr.
With the first major enemy out of the way, you will be pointed in the direction of the Black Forest. A sprawling forest range with more than its fair share of monsters, secrets and items,but the forest is also home to the one and only Haldor.
There isn't a direct spot we can pinpoint for finding Haldor, as each map in Valheim is procedurally-generated and slightly different from one another. This is where Haldor spawns in each game though, so you’ll just have to be a little patient and explore the Black Forest until a little bag appears on your mini-map.
With the map in sight, it’s time to find the only merchant in the game and start spending those gold coins you’ve saved up. Before you go purchasing anything, we would recommend setting yourself up a portal to Haldor, which should make travelling to see him a much more simple process. If you haven’t figured out how to set portals yet, why not check out our guide.
What does the merchant sell?
Haldor doesn’t sell a lot of items, but those that he does sell can really change the game for players. We specifically recommend purchasing the Megingjord, which can increase your inventory size from 300 to 450, making resource collection slightly easier. Ymir Flesh is part of the crafting process for high-tier weapons, so it is also worth spending some gold on.
- Yule hat - 100 coins
- Dverger circlet - 620 coins
- Megingjord - 950 coins
- Ymir Flesh - 120 coins
- Fishing Rod - 350 coins
- Fishing Bait x50 - 10 coins
Can I sell to the merchant?
Yes, you can sell to the merchant. At the time of writing, you can sell three items to the merchant in return for gold.
- Amber - 5 gold
- Amber Pearl - 10 gold
- Ruby - 10 gold
With a new array of items to buy, and hopefully an expanded inventory, you should be even more ready to take on the world of Valheim. Onwards, Viking!
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 co-op! If bosses interest you, there's already four in the game with Eikthyr, the Elder, Bonemass and Modor, you'll require plenty of items along the way like the Swamp Key.