Hard Antlers are the main material for making the Antler Pickaxe, and this pickaxe is the first pickaxe you will get in the Valheim. Without this pickaxe, it is unlikely that you will be able to progress in the game because it allows you to mine ores such as Tin, Iron, and Copper. For this reason, it is crucial for you to know how to farm Hard Antlers in Valheim, and how to craft Antler Pickaxe for you to farm ores for crafting new types of equipment.
How To Get Hard Antlers In Valheim
The Hard Antlers in Valheim can only be acquired from the very first boss of the game Eikthyr. The boss drops 3 Hard Antlers after you defeat it, and you only need 1 Hard Antler to craft your Antler Pickaxe. Currently, there are no other uses for Hard Antlers in Valheim. However, if you want to make pickaxes for your friends who will be joining your server later, or if you just want to collect more Hard Antlers to flex, the only way to do it is by killing the Eikthyr boss again.
There are six different bosses in Valheim and every one of them gives you various perks and items. Moreover, you can kill them over and over again including the Eikthyr boss by sacrificing the required items on the altar. You will need to sacrifice 2 Deer Trophies at the altar to summon Eikthyr, and Deer Trophies can be found by killing deers.
How To Beat Eikthyr Boss In Valheim To Get Hard Antlers
Although Eikthyr is the first boss in Valheim, it can be an extremely difficult boss for new players, especially if you are trying to use melee weapons. Even though it is possible to kill Eikthyr with melee weapons, the easiest and most effortless way is with a bow.
There are 3 different attack patterns of this boss, and they are easy to follow, so you will easily get the hang of it after a few tries. Eikthyr is about to launch his simplest melee attack when he puts his head down. If he stands slightly on his back two legs, he will send a bolt of lightning toward you. The last attack of his is he stands fully on his back two legs he will deal massive area damage.
There are a couple of things you should do before you fight for your Hard Antlers. The first one is you should craft a bow before anything else and increase your bow skill a little bit. Secondly, fill your belly and increase your health. In Valheim, you can increase your health by consuming different kinds of foods.
The best way to kill this boss is by dodging and dealing damage to him with your bow while you circle around the altar. Try to keep him as far away as possible and dodge the lightning bolts he throws at you. Make sure to get your Hard Antlers, and your Eikthyr Power.