How to Summon and Defeat Yagluth in Valheim

Yagluth is the fifth forsaken you’ll encounter in Valheim and the boss of the Plains biome. Depending on the quality of your weapons and armor, you may be in for quite the challenge. In this guide, we’ll show you how to summon and defeat Yagluth, including some tips and tricks to make it a little easier. 

How to Summon Yagluth in Valheim

To summon Yagluth in Valheim, you’ll need to collect five Fuling totems. You can generally find Fuling totems inside Fuling camps and villages or as a drop from killing Fuling Berserkers. Each Fuling totem only weighs 1.0 and stack up to 30, so you don’t need to worry about inventory space, unlike the Moder summon.

As with all the bosses in Valheim, you’ll need to locate Yagluth’s summoning altar by uncovering a hidden rune somewhere in the plains biome. When you find the rune, Yagluth’s summoning location will show up on your map. Proceed to the location and offer all five Fuling totems at the sacrificial altar to begin the fight.

How to Defeat Yagluth in Valheim

Yagluth is a big Skeleton-looking enemy and the highest damage dealing boss you’ll face in the game thus far. He has three attacks and deals fire damage, causing you to burn and take damage-over-time. Yagluth’s primary vulnerability is Silver items and items with Spirit stats. Like the other bosses, Yagluth has three attacks: meteor shower, fire explosion, and fire breath. 

The Meteor Shower ability is coming if Yagluth’s hands begin glowing orange. You can dodge out of the meteors before they hit you, as long as you have enough stamina to withstand the attack. You can hide behind any nearby stones to block the incoming projectiles.

Yagluth Meteor Shower

Yagluth’s Fire Explosion ability is coming if Yagluth’s hands begin glowing blue. The boss will smash the ground, causing an explosion and dealing heavy fire damage to anyone within a short radius of him.

Yagluth Fire Explosion

Yagluth’s ultimate attack is a Fire Breath, and it’s certainly the highest damage dealer of his arsenal. The boss will focus on a player and pull back his head to prepare for the attack. It’s an easy attack to dodge, as you can run faster than it and dodge out of the way, but it will be devastating if it hits you.

Yagluth Fire Breath

We recommend bringing a few medium healing meads, weapons with Spirit, Silver Arrows, and the best armor you can get. Considering Yagluth is a skeleton-type mob, all Silver items work great on him. Spirit is an effect that does extra damage against skeletons, making silver weapons like Frostner and Silver Arrows the perfect choice.

The fight is not very difficult with 2-3 players but may prove challenging as a solo player. Set a portal close to the summoning altar, so you can easily get back in case things go wrong.

What items does Yagluth drop in Valheim?

Yagluth drops the Yagluth boss trophy, which you can activate at the starting zone. The power grants you damage reduction from incoming elements, including Poison, Frost, and Fire. 

How to Summon and Defeat Yagluth in Valheim - Yagluth Trophy

A placeholder item called Yagluth Thing also drops, which serves no purpose at the time of writing this. The game is still in early access, so these will undoubtedly have some use soon. Consider storing the Yagluth items in a chest as your settlement for a later date.