Our Valheim Merchant Guide tells you how to find the Merchant, what he sells, and where to find rare Crafting materials like Ymir Flesh and Thunder Stone!
Where is the Valheim Merchant?
As with most things in this game, the Valheim Merchant is located at a specific location depending on your map seed when you generate the world. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to find him -- you're going to have to look around the Black Forest Biome.
It's not that bad, thankfully. In the few maps I've seen, the Merchant is typically not that far away from the center of the map. The icon for the Merchant (seen above) will appear when you are relatively close to him. Although the Merchant has a cart, he doesn't ever appear to move from his position.
One important note about the Merchant: a series of four Runes surround his camp. These aren't like the Runestones that you can read in the world; rather, these Runes ward off any and all enemies. Enemies won't attack you or follow you into the Merchant's area, so you never have to worry about a Troll smashing your head in while you're shopping.
How to Sell Items to the Merchant
Selling items to the Valheim Merchant is as easy as pushing a button. Pushing that button will sell all of the salable items that you have in your inventory. Don't worry about accidentally selling any of your equipment or anything like that, either -- the Merchant is only interested in vendor trash.
Where Do You Find Items to Sell to the Merchant?
You can't sell anything without finding it first! The Valheim Merchant buys Amber, Amber Pearls, Rubies, and Silver Necklaces. These can be found in a few different locations in the game world:
- Chests in abandoned buildings
- Chests buried underground
- Burial Chambers in the Black Forest
- Troll Caves in the Black Forest
- Crypts in the Swamp
Troll Caves are especially good sources of loot. You can also fight and kill a Troll in the open world; while you aren't likely to get any treasure, you will get some Coins. Fulings in the Plains are also a good source of Coins.
How to Get Ymir Flesh in Valheim
You can get Ymir Flesh by buying it from the Merchant for 120 Coins. Ymir Flesh is not available for purchase until you kill Bonemass as of the Mistlands Update.
How to Get Thunder Stone in Valheim
You can get Thunder Stone in Valheim by buying it from the Merchant for 50 Coins. Thunder Stone is not available for purchase until you kill The Elder as of the Mistlands Update.
What Does the Valheim Merchant Buy and Sell?
The Valheim Merchant only buys a handful of treasures that you can find in the game world; this is the only purpose for these items aside from decorations, so there's no reason not to sell them unless you want to use them to decorate.
The items the Merchant sells, however, are much more interesting. You can get a magical flashlight on your head, a Fishing pole, or even a special item that increases your carry weight!
Items You Can Sell to the Merchant
|Amber||5||Valuable. Only useful for selling or decoration.|
|Amber Pearl||10||Valuable. Only useful for selling or decoration.|
|Ruby||20||Valuable. Only useful for selling or decoration.|
|Silver Necklace||30||Valuable. Only useful for selling or decoration.|
Merchant Items List
|Yule Hat||100||A festive cosmetic hat.|
|Dvergr Circlet||620||A circlet that projects a light in front of you that never runs out.|
|Megingjord||950||Increases your carry weight by 150.|
|Ymir Flesh||120||Crafting material. One of the pieces of the two-handed Iron Sledge and Frostner.|
|Fishing Rod||350||Required for Fishing.|
|FIshing Bait x50||10||Required for Fishing.|
|Thunder Stone||50||Crafting material. Used to make the Obliterator, which allows you to destroy items.|
|Egg||1,500||Allows you to begin raising Chickens.|
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