Valheim is one of the best survival games that combines viking legends with vast landscapes and ferocious mythical enemies. In order to experience everything the game has to offer, you should always monitor your character’s health to make sure they are getting enough food, sleep and water to stay in combat condition.
Part of this entails cooking different foods that can give your character powerful buffs to give you an edge in combat and exploration. From mead-marinated meat to honey-glazed carrots, these are the best Valheim food combinations to give you the boost you need to conquer the Norse Tenth World.
8 Roasted Neck Tail with Carrot Soup: A Delicious Homemade Meal
A great option for an early game Valheim food combination, Roasted Neck Tail with Carrot Soup can be made using simple ingredients easily found in the starting area of the game. The meat in this dish comes from the “throat”, an amphibian green creature with four eyes that can be found near water in the Meadows biome.
Roasted Neck Tail alone provides +25 health and +8 stamina, but you can further improve its potency by incorporating carrot soup into this dish. This delicious concoction of 3 carrots and 1 mushroom provides +15 health and +45 health.
7 Lox Meat Dish with Queens Jam: Sweet and Savory
This next recipe is a bit more advanced and requires an upgraded Iron Cooking Station rather than the basic one. After building the station, you will need to hunt the shaggy reptile Lox in the Plains biome to collect its meat before roasting it.
In the meantime, collect as many raspberries and blueberries as you can find in the Meadows and Black Forest biomes, respectively. Combining these two fruits in a cauldron creates 4 Queens Jam, giving +14 stamina and +40 stamina.
6 Cooked Snake Meat with Honey: Slimy Smattering
Who doesn’t love the smell of skewered snake meat in the morning? Assuming you already have an Iron Cooking Station and an upgraded ship, head to the high seas keeping an eye out for sea snakes. These aggressive foes tend to attack ships sailing across the waters of Valheim and can put up quite a fight.
But if you can kill the sea snake, you’ll be rewarded with the ability to cook up one of the best meats in the game, further enhancing its potency. By default, cooked snake meat grants +70 health and +23 stamina. Can be combined with nectar from a nearby beehive for an extra +8 health and +35 stamina.
5 Fish wraps with turnip stew: surf and turf cooked well.
Another relatively easy-to-prepare recipe, Fish Wraps with Turnip Stew, relies on readily available ingredients that make good use of an old fishing rod. First, you need to gather the fish before putting it in the cauldron to cook it. Combine 2 cooked fish and 4 barley flour to make a fish wrap.
Eating this food gives you +70 and +23 health and stamina respectively. If that’s not enough, you can use a level 2 cauldron to combine turnip and boar meat (meadow biome) to assign turnip stew to the second course slot.
4 Queen’s Jam with Cooked Boar Meat: Using Leftovers
If you still have leftover Queen’s Jam and cooked boar meat from previous recipes, combine them to discover entirely new food combinations in Valheim. This recipe calls for 8 raspberries, 6 blueberries, and 1 piece of boar meat.
While raspberries and boars are easy to find, blueberries are a bit trickier as they only spawn in the Black Forest biome or in random barrels outside of ruined towers. Eating these two meals together gives the character +44 health and +50 stamina.
three Sausage and Minced Meat Sauce: Hearty
If you’re a meat lover in particular, this next food combination might be for you, boasting an impressive +95 health and +31 stamina regeneration for 1,500 seconds. The main part of the meal is sausage, which can only be cooked in a level 2 cauldron using boar meat, thistle, and intestines.
For the minced meat sauce, you will need 1 more boar meat, 1 neck tail and 1 carrot per serving. The best thing about this recipe combination is that the two items share one common ingredient and can be crafted using only a cauldron.
2 Fish N’ Bread with Tasty Mead: Fast Health Recovery
Next, Fish N’ Bread with Tasty Mead can be a useful food combination to maintain your character’s stamina during tense boss battles. To make Fish N’ Bread, you will need 1 Anglerfish (found in water around the Mistlands biome) and 2 Bread Doughs (produced from barley meal using a level 4 cauldron).
The Tasty Mead recipe also requires 10 Honey, 10 Raspberries, and 5 Blueberries. Combining these two recipes gives you +30 health, +90 stamina, and +300% stamina regeneration for 10 seconds at -50% health regeneration cost.
One Misthare Supreme and Major Healing Mead: HP In A Pinch
At opposite ends of the spectrum, Misthare Supreme and Major Healing Mead are two of the best Valheim food combinations to top Viking’s health bars with. The first step is to cook the Mistare Supreme using a step 5 cauldron, mixing 3 Jotun puffs, 2 carrots and 1 rabbit meat, then placing it all in a stone oven.
To wash this delicious food down with Major Healing Mead, you’ll need to cook a Major Healing Base using 10 Honey, 4 Blood Clots, and 5 Royal Jelly. The mixture is then placed in a fermenter (crafted from 30 Fine Wood, 5 Bronze, and 10 Resin) until ready. When consumed, this meal grants a whopping +210 health and a small amount of +28 health.
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