How to Get Valheim Ymir Flesh

02/11/2021 - 20:04 | By: Robert N. Adams
Developer
Iron Gate
Release Date
February 2, 2021
Multiplayer modes
Co Op, Online, Online Features
Platforms
Linux, Mac, PC
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Steam
The Flesh is Strong

If you're wondering how to get Valheim Ymir Flesh, this guide will help you get it done! I'll break down what Ymir Flesh is, where you can find it, and what it's used for in the game.

Valheim is a game set in an otherworldly Viking realm. That means that a lot of Norse mythology comes into play and Ymir is a mythological figure that would be well-known to fans of the mythos. Finding it in the game, however, can be a little difficult in the beginning.

Where to Find Valheim Ymir Flesh

Where to Find Valheim Ymir Flesh

You can find Valheim Ymir Flesh for sale at the Merchant. That means, of course, that you'll need to know how to find the Merchant and how to get the money you need to buy the Ymir Flesh.

 
 

Ymir Flesh can be picked up pretty cheaply — it only costs 120 Gold. However, it also doesn't have much use in the early game aside from one specific crafting recipe, so you might want to save your money for something else.

Valheim Ymir Flesh Troll

What is Ymir Flesh?

Ymir Flesh is (rather unsurprisingly) the flesh of Ymir. Norse mythology isn't quite as clear as other religions, so not all of the facts line up perfectly.

The short of it is this: Ymir was the ancestor to the jötunn, a category of beings that also happens to include Trolls. Odin, Vili, and Vé used Ymir Flesh to create the Earth. (They also used his blood to make the oceans, confirming Norse mythology as one of the most metal in the world). What that means is that you're killing one of Ymir's descendents every time you kill a Troll in Valheim.

Valheim Ymir Flesh use

What is Ymir Flesh Used for in Valheim?

As far as I can tell, Ymir Flesh is used for one thing and one thing only: to craft the two-handed Iron Sledge warhammer.

 

The Iron Sledge is a solid weapon, but it's not too easy to craft. In fact, the Ymir Flesh might be one of the easiest parts to acquire. You'll also have to travel to the Swamp to get Ancient Bark off of trees. Draugr Elites are only found in Crypts (the dungeon in the Swamp biome), so you'll also need to beat the game's second boss to earn the key that unlocks the Crypts.

Finally, there's the matter of the Iron. Iron is also found within the Swamp's Crypts. You're not going to be smelting metal until you've mastered the basics of the game and built the workstations you need to start smelting, so the Iron Sledge is definitely not a weapon for the early game.


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!