31 Best Valheim Mods For Gamers To Use To Make Their Viking Adventures More Enjoyable

Best Valheim Mods
Best Valheim Mods

If you’re someone who has been actively following the gaming scene for the last couple of years, you must’ve heard about this hugely ambitious and strikingly intricate Viking-themed action game called Valheim, that people are scampering to sink their teeth into.

Valheim is a popular third-person, action-adventure, survival-crafting game set in the trying lands of Valheim, a place where fallen warriors in the real world are sent, to try and earn their right to enter God’s very own promised afterlife called Valhalla.

Since its launch in February 2021, the Valheim developers have gone from strength to strength and have developed their game to such a level, that it is hard to argue the fact that they are most definitely one of the flagbearers of the remarkable indie game success story scene of the last couple of years, and about whom, we, the gaming community, will talk about for years to come.

It is great to see their continued support towards the game showing no signs of stopping anytime soon and we can’t wait to see what new content they have up their sleeves or their dedicated fan following.

As good as the game is, however, gamers around the world have found a few aspects that could’ve been done better but thankfully, the Valheim modding is already at work and has conjured up some amazing quality-of-life improvement mods that make a few tweaks and adjustments to overall vanilla Valheim experience and make the game more accessible, rather than coming across as a punishing and unforgiving survival game, something not many players are specifically looking for.

So without much ado, today in this post, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best Valheim mods that players can look to integrate into their games that will add various useful functionalities to the base game’s features by tweaking certain settings to give gamers a thoroughly satisfying gameplay experience.

1) First Person View

First Person View
First Person View
Created ByKailen37
Release Date20 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far104,500+

Do you feel like you are missing out on seeing all the action in-game due to its third-person view and would like to get closer? If yes, then worry not because you are not alone, as many players prefer to play the game through their characters’ eyes to get an immersive experience.

With the help of the First Person View Mod, players will be able to do exactly that by zooming in right into the head of their characters and playing through their favorite adventures in the game, in a fully immersive first-person mode.

2) Time Pause Mod

Time Pause Mod
Time Pause Mod
Created Byaedenthorn
Release Date21 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far37,000+

Have you ever pressed the ‘ESC’ key to pause the game and gone for a little break only to come back and find out that your game session wasn’t paused and that a gigantic Lox mercilessly mauled your in-game character? If yes, then you are not alone because Valheim does not have a dedicated pause button by default, and no, not even the ESC key can pause your game.

Worry not because, with the help of the Time Pause Mod, players can now easily pause the game whenever they desire without stressing about their beloved Viking’s well-being. Additionally, with the help of this mod, players can also slow down or increase the rate at which they move in this game, but they are not as important as the pause function.

3) Plant Everything

Plant Everything
Plant Everything
Created ByAdvize
Release Date17 April 2021
Total Downloads So Far439,000+

Farming plays an important role in this game as it allows players to passively generate a good amount of fresh produce for them to cook and enjoy, but there is no denying the fact that once the player’s farm becomes big, cultivating it and manually planting all the different types of seeds after every harvest in order is downright tedious.

Luckily for players, with the help of the Plant Everything Mod, players will no longer have to manually go around their farm, cultivate, and plant various seeds. Now, players will be able to plant and harvest all their different varieties of seeds at the press of a button, making the entire farming process more streamlined and less tedious.

4) Valheim Plus

Valheim Plus
Valheim Plus
Created ByValheim Plus Team
Release Date15 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far1,085,500+

The Vanilla version of Velheim is very enjoyable but people in the Valheim Plus Team have worked on it and come up with a new and improved Valheim Plus mod that comes with numerous enhanced gameplay features that aim to take the element of tedium away from the players and add quality of life improvements to their gameplay sessions.

This mod will provide players the ability to alter their in-game stats like stamina consumption and regeneration, food duration and degradation timer, place and build structures and objects in the game with more precision, and much more.

5) Clock

Clock
Clock
Created Byaedenthorn
Release Date22 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far212,000

Time flies by when players are busy doing various activities in this game. To keep track of their time so that they do not accidentally get trapped in the dark forest during nighttime, the Clock Mod adds a simple yet slightly customizable clock widget to the game, which sticks to the top of the screen and informs players of the current in-game time.

Players have the option to use the mod’s default numerical-based time indicator, or they can also opt to use a slightly vague text-based time indicator like ‘Late Afternoon’,’ Early Morning’, etc.

6) Epic Loot

Epic Loot
Epic Loot
Created ByRandyKnapp
Release Date9 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far525,500+

Are you tired of receiving default items when searching chests and slaying foes in Valheim? If yes, then you aren’t the only one, but thanks to the ingenious Epic Loot Mod, players will now be able to find various magic, epic, rare, and legendary items in-game as well, apart from all the vanilla in-game resources and collectibles, giving the entire game a more RPG-like feeling that is normally associated with other popular loot-centric games like Diablo and Borderlands.

Apart from just being visually different from the other default in-game items, the newly added magic items will also add certain magical perks and buffs to the character’s stats when wearing them to help them survive against the hostile creatures in this game.

7) Equipment and Quick Slots

Equipment and Quick Slots
Equipment and Quick Slots
Created ByRandyKnapp
Release Date23 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far717,400+

On their travels through the mysterious realm of Valheim, players will find, craft, and equip various tools, weapons, and resources but after a while, they will start noticing the fact that firstly, the default quick item slots are just not enough to accommodate all the items that they want to assign to their quick bar and secondly, the items they had equipped give the inventory a more cluttered look.

Thanks to the Equipment and Quick Slots Mod, however, players will now not only have a separate, dedicated section to display their equipped items, but they will also have access to 3 additional quick slots, where players can store three additional items and assign them to 3 new hotkeys for easier access.

8) BuildShare

BuildShare
BuildShare
Created ByCR – Azumatt
Release Date17 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far114,500+

Valheim’s building mechanics are one of its strongest points, giving players immense freedom to design the structure of their dreams, and it is unsurprising to see gamers from around the globe coming up with numerous ingenious builds that will even leave the Romans in awe of them.

Players looking to make structures like these in their gameplay sessions, however, will thankfully not be required to build the entire structure from scratch, largely thanks to the BuildShare Mod, which allows players to save their amazing builds and share them across the web to anyone who wants to replicate it there game.

9) Better Archery

Better Archery
Better Archery
Created ByIshid4
Release Date7 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far281,300+

Players have a lot of weapons to utilize in Valheim against the numerous enemies they face. However, none are as divisive amongst the player base as the bow, as the aiming mechanics are just quite difficult to understand and downright tedious at times for most of the game’s player base.

Thanks to the Better Archery Mod, however, players will now be able to unleash their inner sharpshooter and enhance their bow game in Valheim as this mod adds various quality-of-life improvements to the overall workings of the bows in the game to allow players to not only aim better with them but it adds a new quiver system to store arrows, enables arrows to be retrievable, and also a new arrow physics system to the game to make them feel more realistic.

10) Valheim Legends

Valheim Legends
Valheim Legends
Created ByTorann
Release Date29 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far114,300+

Valheim has a basic character-creation mechanism already in place, and it does not allow players to truly specialize in specific traits and skills beforehand to become an expert in that particular playstyle, like becoming a strength-based warrior, a magic-oriented mage, a survivalist who is one with nature, etc.

Players who want to play the game with a specific class can do so now thanks to the Valheim Legends Mod, as this mod integrates various character classes in the game, like the aggressive Berserker, a leaping Valkyrie, an expert Duelist, a wise Shaman, a stealthy Ranger, among others, each with their unique strengths, weaknesses, skills, abilities, and perks that players can build their characters around.

11) Craft Build Smelt Cook Fuel Pull From Containers

Craft Build Smelt Cook Fuel Pull From Containers
Craft Build Smelt Cook Fuel Pull From Containers
Created Byaedenthorn
Release Date19 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far412,300+

In Valheim, players engage in lots of different gameplay aspects like crafting for better gear, building better structures, smelting ores for various uses, cooking delicious delicacies, and refueling smelters, but constantly shuttling between various chests and storage containers is a real hassle, and makes them more tedious to do rather than being fun.

The Craft Build Smelt Cook Fuel Pull From Containers quality-of-life Mod, however, removes the unnecessary tedium mentioned above and allows players to effortlessly use resources directly from the chests while refueling smelters, crafting items using the workbench, cooking food in a cooking station, etc., without the need to collect them physically.

12) BetterUI

BetterUI
BetterUI
Created ByMasa
Release Date28 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far256,000+

Players who have been playing Valheim for a few hours will instantly notice the fact that, although the game’s default UI is good, it appears a little too generic. The BetterUI Mod enhances the overall look of the in-game UI to give it a simpler yet modern look that is much easier to understand for players.

Moreover, players can also take advantage of other subtle quality-of-life settings like checking the character’s in-game level and stats by hovering over their armor icon, keeping track of the weapon’s durability thanks to a new durability bar, getting to know an item’s level based on the stars next to its name, and much more.

13) FarmGrid

FarmGrid
FarmGrid
Created BySarcen
Release Date12 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far256,000+

Farming in Valheim is a relatively relaxing and immensely rewarding activity that players can indulge in that allows them to grow various in-house herbs, fruits, and vegetables that will provide them with the necessary buffs to take on the many challenges they will face in the game.

As streamlined and intricate as the default farming mechanics of the game are, however, there are still times when players accidentally plant seeds too close to each other or have difficulty planting them in a straight, organized line.

With the help of the FarmGrid Mod, players can see a pre-made farming grid whenever they use cultivators that will assist them in all their farming endeavors, allowing them to plant seeds in an uncluttered, organized manner.

14) Unrestricted Portals

Unrestricted Portals
Unrestricted Portals
Created ByJNiena
Release Date21 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far365,400+

Gathering and harvesting valuable resources is one of the major gameplay elements of Valheim, and more often than not, players have to travel to far-off places to retrieve some of the late-game resources. To simplify the process, the developers added the option for players to build various magical structures called ‘Portals’, which basically act as streamlined fast-travel points in the game.

As good and effective as the Portals are in general, players cannot use them for certain purposes, namely teleporting items like mineral ores, but that is where the helpful Unrestricted Portals Mod comes in. With the help of this mod, players can tweak a few in-game default portal settings to suit their needs and feely transport any type of resource from one corner of the map to another.

15) Better Trader

Better Trader
Better Trader
Created ByMenthus
Release Date11 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far192,200+

Players will spend much of their in-game time traveling across its massive map and gathering valuable resources, but trading it is another activity they will indulge in. On their travels, players will also run across a Dwarf trader called Haldor, who they can trade with for numerous magical items to enhance their overall gameplay.

In the default version of the game, players can only buy a total of 6 magical items from the trader to assist them in the journeys but with the help of the Better Trader Mod, players will be able to purchase more than 300+ items, with the added option to infuse another popular loot mod with it called the Epic Loot Mod, to provide players with even more powerful items to trade for.

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16) AutoMapPins

AutoMapPins
AutoMapPins
Created Bybdew
Release Date28 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far60,700+

Finding and harvesting the different types of ores in Valheim is pivotal for players to advance further in the game and craft powerful tools, weapons, and armor. Although finding ore deposits in the game’s sprawling hostile world is challenging, it is still easier than remembering and marking their exact locations on the map for future visits.

To make the process of tagging the various ore deposits scattered around the game’s world, however, players can utilize the AutoMapPins Mod. This mod automatically pins ore deposits on the player’s map as soon as they discover it, freeing them from the hassle of manually marking each ore deposit.

17) AnyPortal

AnyPortal
AnyPortal
Created Bysweetgiorni
Release Date27 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far140,000+

Traveling through the hostile world of Valheim on foot or by boat is both dangerous and time-consuming, especially if players want to make their way to a specific spot on the map at a particular time. Thankfully, the developers knew about this issue and provided players with Portals that they could build to magically teleport them to any point on the map, provided they had another portal connecting them to that specific area.

As good as the in-game portals are, however, they are heavily restrictive, as they do not allow players to freely connect and travel to any portal of their choosing, instead players will only be able to pair two portals for one destination, but that is exactly what this mod aims to fix.

With the help of the flexible AnyPortal Mod, players will now be able to freely access and travel to any portal of their choosing via a dedicated drop-down portal menu displaying all the available portals created by the players, without needing to manually pair them first.

18) Compass

Compass
Compass
Created Byaedenthorn
Release Date2 April 2021
Total Downloads So Far57,600+

Valheim is an unforgiving game jam-packed with numerous hostile elements that will not hesitate before ending the player’s journey in a jiffy, so players should always have something on hand to inform them of their surroundings at all times, whether it may be regarding the various enemy spawn points scattered around the map, the location of their base, the exact location of specific ore deposits or other resources, and that is where this handy mod comes in.

The simple yet effective Compass Mod displays intuitive moving icons of various points of interest that the players had marked on their maps right at the center of the game’s HUD, at the very top of their screens, to diligently inform them of all the key locations closest to them.

This mod is especially useful when players are looking to make their way back home in one piece while being chased by a 50-foot troll and when taking out the map and referring to it is not an option.

19) Auto Fuel

Auto Fuel
Auto Fuel
Created Byaedenthorn
Release Date26 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far149,500+

Crafting resources is one of the core gameplay elements of Valheim, and players will need to get involved in a lot of cooking, smelting, and forging processes to craft the items that they desire but anyone who has spent a little time playing this game will tell you that the single most annoying aspect of undertaking these crafting processes is the tedious and time-consuming manual refueling process.

To help with these frustrations, however, the modding community has worked tirelessly and come up with the extremely intuitive mod called the Auto Fuel Mod. This mod does exactly what its name suggests, it automatically refuels all the items and structures present in the player’s base that need constant refueling with their appropriate fuel types, like coal for the the smelter, wood for the cooking pot, etc., to free players from the constant responsibility of refueling certain structures and allows them to pursue something more constructive.

20) MultiCraft

MultiCraft
MultiCraft
Created ByMaximiliano Degue
Release Date4 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far61,200+

In Valheim, players will spend a lot of their time looking for specific resources, harvesting them, and crafting cool items with them like delicious food, strong armor, devastating weapons, decorative wall mounts, and much more.

Crafting small quantities of these items is quite manageable but crafting large quantities of something like a torch or an ingot, players will soon find themselves getting tired of repeatedly pressing the craft button for extended periods.

The MultiCraft Mod aims to eliminate this particular issue by providing players with the option of selecting the number of times a player wants to craft a particular item to not only save people’s precious time but their energy as well, allowing them to enjoy other aspects of the game better.

21) Bigger Item Stack

Bigger Item Stack
Bigger Item Stack
Created BySixefyle
Release Date16 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far139,500+

The sprawling world of Valheim contains a lot of lootable items that players will be all too eager to collect to craft various tools, weapons, and armor, but players will only be able to stack a particular amount of an item in a specific inventory slot depending on its stack size. By default, for example, the stack size of Gold Coins is 999, whereas the stack size for Raspberries is 50, and for Copper Ore, it is 30 units.

Players who feel restricted by the in-game inventory restrictions need not stress, as with the help of the Bigger Stack Size Mod, players can not only freely increase the overall stack size of the various items present in the game, like increasing the stack size of raspberries from 50 to 100 and stack size of copper ore from 30 to 60, but they can also decrease the overall weight of a particular stack as well, to help them accommodate more items in their inventories.

22) Trash Items

Trash Items
Trash Items
Created ByvirtuaCode
Release Date12 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far119,300+

As players explore the expansive world of Valheim, they will soon collect and craft various items they’ll have no real use for, and they’ll be better served to be disposed of them. In the game’s vanilla version, there is no in-built dispose or trash button, so players have to drop a particular item from their inventory away from the radius of a crafting bench to allow it to despawn from the game’s world organically, but this method is extremely tedious to do regularly and very impractical too.

Thankfully, the modding community took notice of this issue and came up with the simple yet effective Trash Items Mod. This quality of life mod enables a little red ‘trash’ button with a trashcan logo to appear in the right corner of the player’s inventory interface, which players can freely use to drag and drop items that they wish to dispose of permanently and make their Valheim worlds totally clutter-free in the process.

23) Use Equipment in Water

Use Equipment in Water
Use Equipment in Water
Created ByElTheLedge
Release Date25 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far135,500+

In Valheim, players will craft and battle against various mythical beasts, each with their unique strengths and weaknesses but as mighty as their weapons might be on land, in the game’s default version, they do not work when swimming in a waterbody that is at least waist-deep, leaving them vulnerable to attacks from enemies near to them. This gameplay mechanic may come across as frustrating, but it is realistic.

Nevertheless, thanks to the Use Equipment in Water Mod, however, players will now be able to effortlessly engage in combat encounters while moving through waterbodies. Whether they are using bows or greatswords, players will use them as they would normally do when on land. It may not be the most realistic gameplay mechanic around but it does allow for more gameplay options for the players using it.

24) Valheim Veinmine

Valheim Veinmine
Valheim Veinmine
Created ByWiseHorror
Release Date17 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far88,700+

In Valheim, players indulge in a lot of mining activities to harvest the different varieties of ores scattered around the game’s sprawling map, to be able to craft various weapons, armor, tools, decorative items, etc. While in general is quite entertaining in this game, there are times when players feel the process is extremely time-consuming and slow.

To counter this issue, however, the helpful modding community came up with the extremely efficient Valheim Veinmine Mod that allows players to harvest complete ore deposits in one go. Although it may come across as over-powered, it is still nevertheless an important add-on for players who do not want to invest too much of their time in mining for precious ores the traditional way. Players who want a slightly toned-down version of this mining feature may want to explore the mod’s configuration settings.

25) Floating Items

Floating Items
Floating Items
Created Bycastix
Release Date2 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far93,200+

Have you ever encountered the mighty sea serpent in Valheim that lives in deep water, only to defeat it in an epic fight and see the epic loot from it sink to the bottom of the ocean and become totally irretrievable? If yes, then you are not alone, as many gamers have had this misfortune, but thankfully there’s a way around this unjust gameplay mechanic.

The simple yet effective Floating Items Mod makes a few necessary adjustments to the game’s water physics settings to allow water surfaces all across the map to allow items to float on them rather than let them sink below.

This slight change will now enable players to collect not only the previously irretrievable valuable loot from defeated sea serpents but any other type of loot as well, without the risk of it ever drowning and becoming irretrievable.

26) Loot Multiplier

Loot Multiplier
Loot Multiplier
Created Bycastix
Release Date18 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far67,000+

Have you ever defeated a particularly tough enemy in Valheim or mined an ore deposit containing a particularly rare resource only to find the loot received from it to be relatively meager? If yes, you aren’t the only one, as the default loot drop in Valheim, although quite decent in general, is sometimes not enough to satisfy the crafting needs of some of the items and structures in the game, especially late-game items.

With the help of the Loot Multiplier Mod, however, players will not have to spend too much time in the wild to collect the resources that they need as this Mod increases the overall loot drops that players will receive from all sources, whether it be from enemies, plants, wildlife, ore deposits, etc., to make the resource collection process more rewarding rather than tedious and time-consuming.

27) HD Valheim

HD Valheim
HD Valheim
Created ByDJAurelius and zJIoDeI
Release Date5 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far1,280,000+

Graphics play an important role in the gaming world today, and although most gamers will prefer quality and features over just looks any time of the day, there is no denying that great graphics add to a game’s overall appeal. Valheim is a good-looking game, but not every gamer is a fan of the early-2000s, low-texture, polygon-style graphics that it adopts. Thankfully, they do not need to endure it if they do not want to.

The HD Valheim Mod gives players the option to replace all the default low-resolution polygon textures present in Valheim with custom-made, hand-crafted HD textures to elevate the graphics and bring it closer to what is normally seen in high-end, realistic AAA games.

28) MassFarming

MassFarming
MassFarming
Created ByXeio
Release Date16 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far186,200+

Farming plays an important role in Valheim, as players will need a steady supply of herbs and vegetables to survive the game’s hostile world but as mentioned earlier, it is an extremely time-consuming process where players will have to first lay down the plots, cultivate them, plant the seeds, and patiently wait for them to grow, only to harvest them individually once the process is done.

Thanks to the creative modding community, however, players who want to bypass the time-consuming aspects of cultivating and harvesting their farms, will have access to the efficient MassFarming Mod that lets them instantaneously cultivate, plant, and harvest things at the press of a button. Although this is more of a farming-centric mod, players can also use the mod’s mass harvest option to gather more resources from the game’s world, like collecting large quantities of rock, flint, berries, ore drops, etc.

29) Skills Give More Carry Weight

Skills Give More Carry Weight
Skills Give More Carry Weight
Created ByChrome45
Release Date13 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far116,000+

In Valheim, as players engage in different activities during their playthrough, they also simultaneously enhance the level of a particular skill, like running for a little while to increase their running skill, practicing archery to increase their archery skill, mining ores to increase their mining skills, and so on but there no activities that players can undertake to increase their carrying capacity unless they have 950 coins to buy an item named Megingjord from the trader Haldor, which will take their carrying capacity from 350 units to 400 units.

Thanks to the Skills Give More Carry Weight Mod, however, apart from organically enhancing their running, jumping, swimming, and unarmed skills, players will now also enhance their carry weight skill passively, whenever they level up any of the skills mentioned above. Players will receive +2 Carry weight for every point earned in running, jumping, and swimming, whereas only +1 Carry weight for unarmed activities.

30) Terraheim – Weapons Tools And Armor

Terraheim - Weapons Tools And Armor
Terraheim – Weapons Tools And Armor
Created ByDasSauerKraut
Release Date29 March 2021
Total Downloads So Far61,800+

During their playthrough, players will utilize a lot of different varieties of weapons and armor that’ll help them survive against the various foes and the natural elements present in the game’s hostile world but after a while, they start to lose their effectiveness and appeal, leading players to look for more powerful and effective alternatives.

The Terraheim – Weapons Tools And Armor Mod is quite an intuitive mod that integrates a few quality-of-life improvements to the game to make the player’s time more enjoyable. Firstly, this mod overhauls the look and feel of armor in the game by making a few tweaks to their default settings to allow them to stand the test of time and become long-term options for players.

Moreover, it also provides players access to more than 39 new advanced weaponry and equipment, each with its unique stats and strengths, that will look to breathe new life into the way they approach the game.

31) Locate Merchant

Locate Merchant
Locate Merchant
Created Bypurpledxd
Release Date26 February 2021
Total Downloads So Far57,100+

As mentioned earlier, trading plays a pivotal role in the success players receive in this game thanks to all the powerful collectibles players can hope to trade for with them, with the only problem being that the traders Haldor and Hildir randomly spawn at different locations throughout the game’s procedurally-generated map, so in the game’s default playthrough, it is difficult to pinpoint their exact locations.

The simple yet effective Locate Merchant Mod, however, aims to solve this issue of finding the elusive merchants by pinning a small ‘merchant’ icon on the player’s map, informing them exactly where they will find the merchants, irrespective of whether players have already discovered that particular area or not. Some players may enjoy the mystery that comes with finding the merchants on their own but for others, it becomes an exercise in time-wasting, especially when they have other pending tasks to complete.

Conclusion

There you have it guys. There are some of the best Valheim mods that players can try to integrate into their games to enhance vanilla features already present in the game for a more comprehensive gaming experience, without hampering the overall core aesthetics of the game.

Please note that not all the mods mentioned in this post will be to every gamer’s preference, so players are advised to take the time needed to understand each mod completely and carefully before applying it to their game.

Please keep coming back to this post from time to time whenever you need reliable mods to make Valheim’s gameplay less stressful and tedious and more relaxing and organized, as we’ll keep updating this post regularly with more new mods, as and when they are released to the public and are safe to use.

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