How to Summon and Defeat Moder
- Biome: Mountain
- How to summon it: Sacrifice three Dragon Eggs at its altar
- Rewards: Dragon tears, unlocks ability to craft black metal, Moder trophy, Moder power
Moder is the fourth boss in Valheim, a dragon (or wyvern) who can be summoned at the top of a mountain in the Mountain biome. To find Moder’s location, investigate stone buildings inhabited by draugrs in the mountains, and look for a runestone to interact with.
You can check other Valheim guides:
- Valheim How to Summon and Defeat The Elder
- Valheim How to Summon and Defeat Eikthyr
- Valheim How to Summon and Defeat Bonemass
- Valheim How to Summon and Defeat Yagluth
- Valheim Item IDs & Spawning Guide
- Valheim Admin Commands for Your Server
To summon Moder, bring three dragon eggs to her altar. Dragon eggs can be found in nests in the mountains (and they weigh 200 pounds each, by the way, so you’ll only be able to carry one at a time unless you’re playing with pals.)
Moder has several attacks. On the ground, she will swipe with her front claws for a melee attack. She will also use blizzard breath, which will slow players’ movement severely by freezing them if it hits. While flying, Moder can launch projectiles from her mouth that crystalize on impact.
Strategy for Moder
You’ll need cold protection in the Mountain biome in general, and especially against Moder. Wolf armor, which can be crafted after hunting wolves and using the wishbone from Bonemass to find silver, will help protect you from the cold. Making frost resistance mead is a good idea as well.
Most of Moder’s attacks can be avoided if you’re quick with your dodging. You can spot Moder preparing for a breath attack and get out of the way. Her melee attack is also easy to see coming.
Attack from range with the best bow you’ve got and arrows that do damage over time, like poison arrows. Keep out of melee range while on the ground, but stay close enough that you can reliably hit her with your arrows until you take her down.
Placing the Moder Trophy on the sacrificial stone will give you a power you can use while sailing to keep the wind at your back no matter which direction you’re headed.