As a Viking thrown into the tenth Scandinavian world with nothing but clothes on your back, you’ll have to rely on your skills to find supplies for weapons, tools, and shelter. While learning to hunt is a great way to find supplies, you will eventually need more resilience. Just like farming, trapping and raising animals is a great way to get your own supply of meat and resources – and most importantly, you’ll make a new friend. Here how to tame and raise animals in Walheim.

How to tame a boar

Boars – the first animal that can be tamed. First, find a place to build a paddock. The enclosed space will become the boar’s new home, so choose a location that is close to your current living position. Make a gap in the fence and go in search of a boar. Boar can be found in the Grassland and Black Forest biomes, so start your search there. Once you find one (or more) boars, you will need to get them to follow you. Boars are easy to outsmart and run away, but watch out for their bloody attack. Boars are also afraid of fire, so try not to lead them towards fire when you do.

Once the boar is safely in the pen, quickly close the gap in the fence. The boar will keep thrashing about in the paddock, so be aware of the damage done to your makeshift fences. Now that you have caught the boar, you need to tame it. They eat fruits, mushrooms, and carrots, so throw whatever you have into the pen. Eventually the boar will nibble on the treats and you will see the percentage start to rise when you hover over the boar.

Come back in a few days keeping the boar food stocked and eventually the boar will become domesticated. Now you can even pet your boar. If you tame more than one boar, they will start breeding. Make sure they have enough paddock space and you’ll see the results of your hard work pretty quickly.

How to tame a wolf

Wolves requires much more attention than wild boars. Living in a mountainous biome, wolves are fierce warriors and they won’t hesitate to grab you right away. Their bite is strong, so approach them carefully. Be sure to prepare warm clothes or frost-resistant potions before attempting to care for a wolf in the mountains.

Once you find the wolf, you’ll have to lure it into the pen the same way you lured the boar: approach the wolf to get its attention, then run into the pen and close it. You must feed your wolf in the same way as you feed your boar, with the only difference that he has his own food. You must provide your wolf with a constant supply of raw meat.

Taming a wolf is dangerous, but worth it. Breeding wolves is an easy way to get wolf skins as well as raw meat, but you can also take your wolf with you on expeditions. They fight alongside you and are quite competent warriors, which is great if you’re playing solo and need help fighting off the hordes of Greydwarves.

How to tame lox

If you visit the trader Haldor, you may have noticed a giant alpaca-like beast in his camp. This lox, and you can get it yourself by exploring the Plains biome. The lox is massive and you’ll need more than a wooden fence to keep these beasts out. Create a stone pen large enough to fit a lox and track it down in the Plains.

Lox are slow, but they are strong, so be careful when luring them into the corral. You can also take a more discreet approach and leave a trail of cloudberries and barley nearby to lure them into the paddock. Remember to crouch so as not to scare the lox.

If you manage to get there, quickly lock it up and start the day’s long journey to tame. Lks eat barley and cloudberries, which can be found in the Plains biome. After you have fully tamed the beast, you can bake it from the skin and meat.

These are all animals that can be tamed so far. Valheim is still in early access, so as the game develops, more animals and new animal features may be added.


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