As you begin to explore the new Valheim Mistlands biome, one of the first things you see through the thick, dense mists is glowing blue lights. When you reach one, you’ll discover it’s a blue torch or blue lamp, a small glowing orb built by some of the inhabitants of the Mistlands to provide visibility through the mist. You can’t just take these blue lights, and if you destroy them, the orbs will disappear. But you can make one yourself.
The blue lights in the Mistlands are mentioned Wipe torches, and you’ll want to make some ASAP, because they’ll burn off the fog in their direct beam. The good news is that if you’ve already defeated Valheim’s fifth boss, Yagluth, you probably already have a component stored in a chest at your base that allows you to craft Wisp Torches. Remember how Yagluth dropped useless placeholder “Yagliuth stuff” when you defeated him? Those things are no longer useless, they’re part of the process of making Wisp Torches.
How to Make Blue Wisp Torches in Valheim’s Mistlands
If you’re already in the Mistlands, start cutting down all the small trees you see. Many of the trees in the Mistland are actually offshoots of the Yggdrasil itself, labeled as “Yggdrasil shootsif you’re close to them. To chop an Yggdrasil shoot, you need a Black metal axe. When you’ve collected your first piece of Yggdrasil Wood, you’ll unlock the recipe for Wisp Torches, found in the Furniture tab of your build menu (they’re not hand torches, they’re standing torches).
The recipe for making Wisp torches is:
How to get Wisp
Here’s a refreshing twist on resource collecting: you don’t have to go out into the world to find Wisp. Instead, it comes to you. You just have to lure him with a new buildable item.
To lure Wisp, you need to build an object called a Wisp fountain, which can be placed on your base. And to unlock the recipe for the Wisp fountain, you need one torn mind.
How to get torn minds
This is where the previously useless “Yagluth stuff” comes into play. The Mistlands update renames them “torn spiritsand makes them usable. Go through your chests if you’ve already collected Yagluth’s drops. Otherwise, you’ll need to defeat this boss to collect shredded ghosts. (You can find some tips in our Valheim boss guide.) Once you pick up a Torn Ghost, you’ll get the recipe for a Wisp fountain, found in your build menu under crafting.
Here is the recipe for making Wisp Fountain:
The Stonecutter requirement means that you must build the Wisp fountain within the range of the Stonecutter on your base (or place a new Stonecutter). Once you’ve built and placed your Wisp fountain, that’s what you need to do wait until night to see it start working.
When it’s dark enough, Wisp (they look like little, glowing blue spheres) flies up to the fountain and slowly begins to circle around it. You can pluck Wisp from the sky as it circles around your fountain, or wait a moment and it will fall to the ground and just sit there. As long as it is dark enough, new Wisp will continue to visit your fountain.
With Wisp and Yggdrasil wood in your inventory, enter build mode with your hammer and click to place your Wisp torches in the Mistlands, then watch the mist melt away around them.