In this post we are going to tell you guys about Valheim: How skills affect combat. Valheim uses a similar system to the Elder Scrolls series for skill leveling; skills are leveled through use. Combat skills are leveled by using the relevant weapons on something. This means that whatever the player decides to do, they will eventually do better over time. On the other hand, it means that if a player knows they want to use a specific weapon.
Later on, they’ll want to start leveling the skills now. That something can be anything from enemies to trees, so in theory, someone could level their sword stat by hacking away at a nearby forest.
Though that might not be the most fun. On the one hand, this means that players can just pick whatever they want and trust that they will eventually get the skills they need. At 100 blocking, a sword would go from blocking 10 to 15 damage.
A wooden shield would jump from 20 to 30, and the Black Metal Tower Shield would go from 105 to 158.
The blocking skill in Valheim affects both shields and weapons and provides a strict buff to the listed blocking power. Blocking is unique in that it can only be leveled in combat.
As there are unfortunately no ways to block trees in Valheim. While it’s not that much of a chore to do, it helps to know just how those skills work.
And why they’re useful to level up. Leveling up skills is a vital part of progressing through Valheim. While skills are useful in Valheim, the design for the skill system is such that the quality of the equipment will matter a lot more than having the relevant skill at max level.