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How to beat Moder – Valheim wiki guide

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How to summon a moderator

To summon Moder, you must first find his ritual site on your map. To do this, head to the Mountains biome and start exploring.

First step: prepare for the cold

The mountains are a dangerous place. It’s freezing cold and full of enemies that can quickly wipe out some of your health like wolves, drakes, and stone golems.

Before venturing into the mountains, make sure you have warm clothes and plenty of Frost Resistance mead. Be sure to check out our guide below for more detailed information:

Step two: locate the runestone of Vegvisir

Once you’ve been properly equipped, it’s time to find the Vegvisir Runestone. As you explore the mountains, you will come across large stone structures. Many of them are populated by skeletons and usually have treasure chests with valuable loot.


However, some of these stone structures will contain Draugrs. Once you find one with Draugrs, you’ll want to send out the dangerous enemies. Then head inside and you should find a Vegvisir runestone. Interact with him to mark Moder’s position on your map. Also collect any loot nearby.

Step three: visit the moderator’s ceremony site

Using the information you got from the Vegvisir Runestone, head to the new area shown on your map. It will be located in a mountainous biome and may require long distance travel.

Once you arrive, you will find a large circular rune on the ground with a sacrificial table on the back.

Reading the rune tells you to “SACRIFICE HIS SPAWN”

If you’ve read the runestones strewn across the mountains, there have been hints that Moder is a large dragon-like creature. The only dragon-like creatures in the mountains are the flying Drakes, and they are usually found guarding dragon egg nests.

Near the back of the ritual site, you will observe three concave holes of the perfect size for some dragon eggs. It’s time to find some eggs.

Step 4: Collect three dragon eggs

The next step is to collect dragon eggs to sacrifice. These can be found in the various nests throughout the Mountain Biome. They’re usually guarded by one or two Drakes, so be sure to take out those enemies when you arrive.

In addition, these eggs are extremely heavy. Each weighs 200 pounds and cannot be carried through a portal. You’re likely going to be walking a long way through the dangerous mountains with each egg in tow, so it’s recommended that you ask friends to protect you (or help you carry an egg themselves).

Bring each dragon egg back to the Moder ritual site and drop each one in the holes behind the altar.

Once you’ve found three dragon eggs and dropped them into the respective holes, you’re ready to summon Moder. Before offering the sacrifice, however, be sure to prepare for the battle ahead.

Step Five: Prepare for Battle

Before you jump into Moder, make sure you have your best gear. Also bring friends to help you out, if possible.

For this boss, you’ll want a full set of Wolf Armor because it offers frost resistance, which is essential during this frigid fight. In regards to weapons come on, bring a melee weapon like an iron or Silver sword and a good bow like a Hunter’s Bow or Draugr’s Fang.

You’ll also want to stock up (and we mean Stock up) on a lot of arrows, because much of this fight takes place in the sky. Build the most powerful arrows possible, but ideally arrows that deal damage over time are useful, such as fire arrows or needle arrows.

Check out our gear guides below for recipes needed to craft the best gear possible for this encounter:

Be sure to bring plenty of food as well as Stamina and Health mead drinks, as well as Frost Resistance mead to protect you from the cold if you don’t have a wolf. Armor.

It’s also a good idea to create a set of portals to easily return to the arena and collect your abandoned gear if you don’t succeed. Alternatively, you can build a house (with a bed) in the mountains somewhere nearby to set your new death spawn point.

How to beat Moder

Moderating is another tough fight that will test your archery skills as well as your melee capabilities. When Moder is summoned, she will take the sky above you.

This fight takes place in two phases that alternate continuously until you kill her. The first phase is Moder flying through the sky, while the other sees her touching the ground for close quarters combat.

When Moder is in flight, she will attack by sending shards of ice at you which will explode on the ground and create frozen stalagmites all over the battlefield.

If you are hit by these icy projectiles, you will take freezing damage and slow down for a few seconds. Fortunately, each projectile telegraphs its trajectory from the moment Moder throws it until the moment it hits the ground. So you can either cross the battlefield or dodge to avoid each of them.

The ice will stay on the ground as an obstacle to hamper your movement, so it’s best to smash them with a weapon if possible. Otherwise, you’ll quickly find yourself overwhelmed with nowhere to run as Moder continues to rain ice cream from above.

These ice shards also hit hard, so make sure you don’t get hit by them accidentally. They can also quickly destroy the environment around you, including rocks and trees nearby. Beware of the weight of your inventory, as you’ll likely pick up stone and wood unintentionally as you move around the battlefield, which can quickly weigh you down and move you very slowly.

While Moder is flying, equip your bow and start shooting arrows at him. It’s best to use Fire Arrows, Needle Arrows, or other arrows that deal damage over time, as that extra damage adds up and can help you take down Moder faster.

The key while Moder is in flight is to keep moving around the battlefield and dodge the ice shards attack while hitting her with as many arrows as your stamina allows.

After a while, Moder will descend and land on the ground. This is your chance to get closer to the Dragon Queen.

If you’re confident in your dodge roll and melee combat abilities, you can approach Moder and start hacking his wings and head.

On the ground, Moder will hit you with his wings. These attacks are well telegraphed, and you can dodge the roll, while making a few blows to the wing afterwards.

Moder will also bite you after momentarily lifting your head. Dodge or block this attack with your shield and continue chopping off his head for more damage.

The last attack you’ll want to watch out for while on the ground is her Frost Breath attack. She will lift her head back and expel a large cone of ice that will damage and freeze you if touched, slowing your movement considerably. As with his other ground moves, dodge and you can get a few hits as the animation ends.

If you’d rather take down Moder from a distance, that’s fine too. The battle may take longer because arrows don’t do as much damage, but if you consistently land headshots, you can take decent chunks of health every time it’s pinned down.

After some time on the ground, Moder will take off and start flying again. Return to your bow if it’s not already equipped and start the barrage of arrows again, while continuing to dodge his Icy Shard attack.

It is also important not to let Moder fly too far from the battlefield, otherwise the fight will end and she will regain her health.

While running around the battlefield, make sure to watch out for other enemies such as wolves, drakes, and stone golems that will occasionally wander into combat.

Focus on taking down those enemies immediately while keeping an eye on Moder’s location.

This fight requires a lot of patience and a lot of arrows. Continue to alternate your combat strategy depending on whether Moder is in flight or on the ground.

Keep an eye on your health and stamina, and drink mead as needed. Also, be sure to maintain your frost resistance so you don’t take unnecessary additional damage.

Eventually, you take down the Dragon Queen and will be rewarded with 10 Dragon Tears and the Moder Trophy.

Dragon tears are needed to craft the Craftsman Table, which gives you access to the windmill to make barley flour and Spinning wheel make linen thread.

Don’t forget to hang the Moder trophy at the Altars of the Forsaken! Activate Moder’s Forsaken power which gives you permanent tailwind when sailing.


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