In Valheim, you’ll unlock a variety of useful skills whenever you use them such as running, swimming, and wood cutting. The longer you play the game, the more skills you’ll be able to unlock.

After unlocking skills, a common question Valheim players have is how to raise your skill level. To simplify everything, we’ve put together an overview of all skills in Valheim and how to raise your skill level. 

Valheim | List of All Skills

 
In Valheim, there are 15 skills that you’re able to unlock. Valheim is currently in Early Access on Steam, so in the future the list of skills may be expanded upon. As you play the game, you’ll naturally unlock these skills and will level them up the more you use them.

Below, we’ve listed all 15 skills that you can unlock in Valheim.

  • Run
  • Swim
  • Jump
  • Sneak
  • Unarmed
  • Clubs
  • Axes
  • Wood Cutting
  • Knives
  • Blocking
  • Bows
  • Pickaxes
  • Spears
  • Swords
  • Polearms

To view the list of skills you’ve acquired, press Tab, then select the symbol that looks like three triangles connected together located below your username and to the left of the trophy symbol. By selecting this, your list of skills and the skill level you’re at with each will pop up. 

Speaking of skill level, the maximum skill level in Valheim is 100. When a skill reaches level 100, it’s been maxed out. To max your skill level, you’ll need to use these skills regularly. For example, with the “Run” skill, you’ll need to run from place to place in Valheim.

As you Run, your skill level with it will increase. If you’re impatient, you can unlock skills early and instantly increase each skill to its maximum level 100 by using cheat codes. In a separate guide, we’ve listed all of the cheat code commands that’ll help you raise your skill level up to level 100

You can do this for one skill, two skills, or all of them depending on what’s most enjoyable for you. Note that if you die in Valheim, you’ll lose 5% of your total skill level in each of the skills you’ve unlocked. 

As mentioned in another one of our guides, death isn’t awful in Valheim, but it’s certainly inconvenient. Yes, you can grab the items you dropped at the time of your death, and yes you can regain the 5% skill level lost by continuing to play the game, but it’s a huge pain especially if you die frequently. 

Related: Valheim Boss Order