The Valheim Mistlands Queen is the new boss who with the Mistlands updatewhich you can now play on the Public testing department of Valheim. But finding the Queen’s location on your map and entering her lair to confront her will take a lot of exploration, resource gathering and crafting in the dangerous and foggy new biome.
For everyone who has competed against the other five Valheim bosses, the process of locating Valheim’s new boss, Vegvisir the Queen, will be largely familiar, but there’s a new wrinkle when it comes to actually getting the chance to defeat her. The other bosses need to be located and summoned with certain items in their altars, but the queen works a bit differently. Spoiler alert: There is an image of the Queen at the end of the second part of this guide, so if you want to be completely surprised, go back now.
How to find the Queen
Valheim Mistlands Queen: How to find the Mistlands boss
Finding the location of the Mistlands Queen is similar to locating the other Valheim bosses. You need to find a stone tablet with runes on it and interacting with that stone will add an icon with the queen’s location to your map.
In the Mistlands, you must hunt through the misty continent for a infected mine, a new type of dungeon. Infected mines can appear in different ways from the outside, and it’s hard to even spot them unless you already have one. Valheim Wisplight to break through the heavy fog.
The entrance to a contaminated mine can be a stairs leading to a tunnel in the rocks usually guarded by various seekers, the giant insects of the Mistlands. An infected mine can also lie underneath an abandoned dvergr fortress, which is much like inhabited fortresses, except there are no Wisplights to lead you there. The entrance to the contaminated mine in an abandoned fortress can be found via down a spiral staircase from the center.
Once you are in a contaminated mine, you must explore it completely. There are often dvergr gates that you can click to open, secret dvergr passages marked with runes that you can click to access, boarded up passages that you can smash open with a weapon, and more stairs that you can go deeper into the mine to take. Expect to battle seekers, ticks and seeker brood larvae as you hunt for the boss marker. It will resemble markers used to find previous bosses.
Not every contaminated mine will contain a boss token, so you may have to search through several before finding one. Once you interact with the marker, the queen’s location will be added to your map.
How to unlock the door
Valheim Mistlands boss: how to open the queen’s door
Travel to the Queen’s location on your map – it will be in a Mistlands biome, although not necessarily the same as where you found the marker – and you’ll find a black marble fortress with a huge door, plus glowing runestones next to it, telling you that the door is sealed. You’ll have to make a key called Seal breaker to enter the queen’s lair.
To make the key you need nine seal breaker fragments, which you can find in the same kind of infected burrows you found the marker in. Sealbreaker fragments are usually encased in glass or crystal on a stage that you can crush to obtain them. You also need the new crafting station, the Galder tablewhich you can unlock once you create them refined eitr in the Eitr Refinery to make the Sealbreaker key. With the key created and in your inventory, you can interact with the queen’s door to open it.
Keep in mind that when you enter the den, the queen is already awake and ready to fight. She doesn’t need to be summoned like other Valheim bosses, so make sure you’re ready for battle as soon as you step into her lair. The Queen’s lair is huge, dark, and has many wide stairways leading to different levels, with wide walkways on each level. You’ll also encounter plenty of seeker spawn hatching as you walk nearby, and the lair will be filled with fog, so bring a Wisplight.
The Queen is a huge insect, with four large claw-like arms, huge jaws, and a slug-like body that she slithers around with. Despite her large size, she moves and falls out very quickly. Wearing a feather cape is helpful so you can jump off ledges and float safely down to lower levels while she has to use the long stairwells to follow you through the lair.
What the queen drops
After defeating the queen, she drops a trophy that can be placed near the starting stones in the center of the map. Placing the queen’s trophy grants you a new power, known as “the queen.” If activated, The power of the queen gives you:
- Faster mining
- +100% Eitr regeneration
The Queen also drops a resource simply called “Queen drop”, a pink glowing resource that currently has no use. As if “Yagluth things” had no use before they “became”torn spiritsin the Mistlands update, the purpose of the Queen drops will most likely not be known until a subsequent Valheim update. In the meantime, store them somewhere on your base.
How to Revoke the Queen
How to Revoke the Queen
After defeating the Queen, if you want to summon her again, you’ll need to find the Hive Chair in her lair, an altar usually found on the top floor. To respawn her, you need to place three seeker soldier trophies in the Hive seatand she will respawn nearby so you can try to beat her again to earn another trophy and more drops.