Valheim’s sledgehammer, aptly named the Iron Sledge, is an incredibly useful club-based weapon great for AOE combat.
The Iron Sledge is Valheim’s answer to the sledgehammer. It is a unique, club-based weapon available for players to craft.
Iron Sledge is the Stagbreakers big brother, and as such, this two-handed club is great for AOE clearing areas. This can be helpful for players trying to clear crypts, or for making a path when players get swarmed by Greydwarves, or for eliminating adds during a boss fight.
This club is, essentially, the next tier of the Stagbreaker, as it does considerably more damage.
When players attack with the Iron Sledge, it will slam the weapon on the ground creating an AOE damage radius. This attack will hit any enemies around the player, doing the most damage to whichever enemy is hit directly by the club’s attack.
The catch to using the Iron Sledge is its slow wind-up speed. It has a much slower attack swing than most other weapons, and it will also slow the wielder down a bit when drawn.
The Iron Sledge first becomes available to craft once players obtain a Draugr Elite trophy. These trophies are obtained from Draugr elite enemies which are found in the Swamp biomes.
It is also worth noting that players will also need to have a level 2 Forge created at their base in order to craft the Iron Sledge.
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