The Valheim Elder Ancient Bowl is the second main objective you’ll need to focus on after you deal with Eikthyr or the first boss in the video game developed by Iron Gate.
Similar to Eikthyr’s Mystical Altar, The Elder Ancient Bowl features a small puzzle and in order to summon The Elder or the second boss, you’ll have to solve another riddle.
As such, below I’ll tell you how to use the Valheim Ancient Bowl, what items you have to burn, and where to find them.
The Elder Ancient Bowl is found in the Black Forest biome, just how the Eikthyr Mystical Altar is found in the Meadows biome.
What Is The Elder Runestone In Valheim
Once you arrive at the location marked on your map, you’ll find The Elder Sacrificial Altar which is a bit different from the previous one.
If you look around you’ll see an Ancient Bowl burning in the middle and a Runestone that looks like the one below.
Approach the Runestone and read it to notice the following message: Burn their young.
From the previous altar, you may remember that these runestones provide hints on the items that must be offered in order to summon a boss.
This one is no different. But what Burn their young means in Valheim?
Well, it refers to offspring. Or if you want, seeds. In our case, we are talking about Ancient Seeds.
How To Get Ancient Seeds For The Valheim Elder Ancient Bowl
Luckily for us, the Valheim Ancient Seeds don’t require too much effort since they come from multiple sources.
The bad thing though, is that the drop rate is terrible, meaning that you’ll spend quite some time to get the required number which is 3.
Therefore here is where to find Ancient Seeds in Valheim.
The best sources for the Valheim Ancient Seeds are the Greydwarf Spawners like the one you see below.
The Greydwarf Nests have a 100% Ancient Seeds drop rate, meaning that once destroyed a nest provides one Ancient Seed.
To find these, circle around the Elder Altar in the Black Forest.
The second best source is represented by the Greydwarf Brutes and Greydwarf Shamans (pictured below).
These enemies spawn in the Black Forest biome and they are easy to identify; however, they are also the hardest to kill. Especially the Brutes.
The drop rate here is below 100% meaning that not all of them will provide Ancient Seeds, but they spawn constantly.
And finally, you can get Ancient Seeds from the random chests, and these are the worst sources, not only because they are rare, but the drop chance is also terrible.
How To Summon The Elder Boss In Valheim
Now, after you get 3 Ancient Seeds, it’s time to get back to the Ancient Bowl in Valheim and make the offering.
Simply equip the Ancient Seeds by dragging them to the upper bar, then approach the bowl and press the corresponding key to burn them.
Remember that you need 3 seeds to summon the Elder.
Again we won’t go into details on how to defeat the Elder, but you may want to try some fire arrows, or obviously, you can create a new character and try using the God Mode Valheim cheat to observe the Elder’s attacks.
This boss drops the following items:
- Swamp Key – used to unlock the Sunken Crypts in the Swamp Biome
- Elder Trophy
How To Use Elder Trophy In Valheim
Upon obtaining the Elder Trophy you’ll have to go back to the Sacrificial Stones.
Place it on the tallest stone (pictured below), in order to get a new Power.
Unlike Eikthyr’s Power, this one is focused on increasing the speed when cutting wood.
Make sure you activate it but keep in mind that you can have only one power equipped; so, whenever you want to switch between them, you’ll have to return to the Sacrificial Stones.
And that’s it! That’s how you summon The Elder boss and how you use the Valheim Ancient Bowl; so how about we talk about Bonemass next?