How to summon and defeat Bonemass in Valheim – Boss Fight Guide

That is one big poison blob.

Deep within the swamp lurks the third boss in Valheim, Bonemass. However, it's not clear how to summon or even beat him when you do. Luckily we at Pro Game Guides know every trick you can use to beat Bonemass and summon him. We recommend preparing yourself and reading up on everything you need to defeat and summon Bonemass in this guide.

How to summon Bonemass in Valheim - Bonemass Boss Location

To summon Bonemass in Valheimyou must gather 10 Withered Bones from the sunken crypts within the Swamp biome. Before you delve deep into crypts, you must get a Swamp Key first. You should have the second Swamp Key, but if you haven't, you can get the key by beating the Elder boss in Valheim. After you get your SwampKey, you can head into the sunken crypts and get Withered Bones, but we recommend bringing along at least a Bronze Pickaxe or an Iron one. We also recommend bringing along some poison mead and at least iron or bronze-tier armor and weapons, as the Swamp Biome is dangerous

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After a while, you should amass at least 10 Withered Bones that you can use to summon Bonemass at his Shrine. To find Bonemass's shrine, you must find their rune stone that reveals the location. Luckily you can find the rune that reveals the shrine's location in the same crypts as the bones.You can also find the rune stone on the ground level of ruins in the swamp, but be careful as these ruins most likely contain monster spawners that spawn elite mobs. We recommend taking these spawners out as fast as possible so you can explore and potentially find the Shrine.

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Once you find the shrine, walk up and press e on it as shown above to reveal Bonemass's location. When you find the location, you can summon Bonemass by throwing the ten withered bones inside his altar. His altar is a colossal bone skull with green slime, and to summon him, you need to have the withered bones on your hot bar. After this, bonemass will appear, but before summoning him, we recommend making the following preparations to help defeat Bonemass:

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How to defeat Bonemass in Valheim

  • Craft blunt weapons - Blunt melee weapons work best on bonemass, so we recommend making at least an iron mace or Frostner.
  • Roll for your life - When the boss is about to swing at you, perform a roll. Doing so will completely avoid any incoming damage from the boss.
  • Bring your best-range weapons - Use frost arrows to counter the boss's health regen. 
  • Use the terrain to your advantage - Hide behind trees and rocks, and fire volley after volley of arrows at Bonemass.
  • Bring Poison Resistance Meads - We highly recommend making a ton of poison resistance meads to counter Bonemass's many poison attacks; it's also a generally good idea to bring them when going into the swamp biome.
  • Build a shelter onto a Sunken Crypt - Building a small raid base of sorts onto a crypt is useful to direct aggro from other players if you have more than one in your party. If you are solo, you can still use the crypt as a safe place out of Bonemass's reach to widdle his health down.
  • Don your best armor set - Make and wear at least iron or wolf armor, making a few upgrades to such armor sets, couldn't hurt as well.

For more on Valheim, we at PGG have you covered with a vast array of guides like How to clear the fog in the Valheim Mistlands Biome and Valheim Cheats & Console Commands (December 2022).

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