There’s more to Valheim‘s gameplay than gathering resources to build up a settlement and gear. You’ll need to figure out how to increase your base stats, not least of which being your stamina so that you can traverse the wilderness with ease. This is easier said than done though, and if you’re like a lot of other players, you’re probably at a loss trying to figure out how to increase your stamina in Valheim.
Luckily for you, we’ve been in the same boat, and found some answers after spending some time experimenting. Down below, you’ll find everything you could want to know about increasing your stamina quickly and easily.
How to Increase Your Stamina in Valheim
While you can’t permanently increase your total stamina in Valheim, you can regularly boost it by consuming food items.
Every food item grants you a buff when eaten, with many boosting both your HP and stamina so long as their effects are active. The better the food item, the better the bonus you’ll have.
You can have a maximum of three buffs from food items active at once. Each buff will have to be from a different food item as well, so you can’t eat the same thing three times to triple its effects.
In regards to increasing your stamina, the game’s cooked meat-based foods are your best bet. In addition to being easy to make, they’ll allow you to keep your stamina increased by several times for as long as their effects are applied to you.
Getting your hands on raw meat to cook with is easy too. All you need to do is track down and kill animals such as Deer or Boar found in the game’s biomes. Most will drop a piece of meat upon dying, and they’re fairly easy to find in abundance.
As for how you can cook meat in Valheim, it’s fairly straight-forward. All you need to do is set up a Cooking Station over a Campfire, and then interact with the Cooking Station to place some meat over the fire. After a short while, an audio cue will indicate the meat is ready for consumption.
For a more detailed breakdown of how to cook meat, you can check out our guide on the process here.
That’s all there is to know about how to increase your stamina in Valheim. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki. It has plenty of tips, trick and info on topics like how to show ping and how to spawn items.