Want to know how to tame Valheim animals? The Norse wilderness of Valheim can be a brutal, unforgiving place – but whether you’re playing the Viking game by yourself or on a multiplayer Valheim server, you don’t have to face it alone.
With the right care and attention, several different wild Valheim animals can potentially become loyal companions, or, uh, sources of meat. Just so you know, when you pet a tame boar in Valheim, you see the message ‘boar loves you’. But, hey, you’re hungry, and this is a survival game (you monster).
Regardless of your intentions for these creatures, it’s important to note that the more stars an animal has, the more powerful they are, and the more resources they drop when killed. There’s a drastic difference between each star – one-star Valheim wolves, for example, are much more robust and powerful than their regular counterparts. Therefore, when breeding Valheim animals, you should aim to pair the highest level creatures together, as they will inherit their star rating from one of their parents. Read on to discover what animals you can tame in Valheim, and how to breed them.
One the taming process is complete, you’re able to give your pig some pats on the head. Aww. Boars are afraid of fire, so make sure their pen is a good distance away from any source of flame. If you need to relocate them once tame, you can use torches to herd them down corridors.
Breeding boar is a simple matter of leaving food on the ground in front of two hungry, tame boars; once they eat, they become happy, and have a chance to breed. Pink hearts appear if the boars breed successfully; then a ‘piggie’ will appear after a short time. And remember: ‘boar loves you’.
Wolves are found in the mountains, so make sure you have frost resistance before you attempt to explore. In order to tame a wolf, you’ll need to build a pen – roundpole fences aren’t going to cut it; you’ll need at least stakewalls to keep them contained, as they attack the fences when frightened. You’ll probably need to coax the wolf into the pen by letting it chase you; better equip your best Valheim armour, to be safe. Once you’ve captured a wolf, leave a bunch of raw meat in the pen (around five or six should do) and back off so they calm down. You may want to build a roof over the pen to protect it from flying foes.
Now you’ve got a tame wolf, you may be wondering how to take them home with you across the ocean, as they can’t travel through portals. Build a dock over your ship and push the wolf on to the boat, but beware, as they will jump off to attack any hostile mobs that you sail past on land.
To breed Valheim wolves, place raw meat in front of two tamed wolves, ensuring they have plenty of space – after a while, a little baby wolf will arrive.
You’ll be pleased to know that once tame, you can pet your furry friend, and any other nearby lox will leave you alone.
Unfortunately, there isn’t yet a way to make little lox babies. When this is implemented, we’ll let you know how it’s achieved.
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