If you have seen any Viking based show you will have come across some of their pretty badass longboats. These are a staple characteristic of Nordic culture and are insane technological achievements for people of that era. Now that you find yourself playing a Nordic based game you might have wondered where to get a set of these water wheels. Well not to pour water over your dreams but to find one of the components, the ancient bark, to build your longboat is a pretty time-consuming task. Here’s a guide to help you find ancient bark or as it is alternatively known, elder bark.
Where to find Ancient Bark in Valheim?
Ancient bark or elder bark is one of the rare resources in the game. It does take a while to procure but is quite useful in construction. Some players have been saying that you get ancient bark after defeating the Elder, hence the name elder bark. However, it is far from the truth and is not a feasible method to procure ancient bark. While at times the Elder might drop a few ancient barks it is not a confirmed drop.
There are other ways to go about it and we recommend visiting the Swamp biome. However, that is easier said than done as the maps are generated on random in the game and are available to view on the map only after the player has actually visited that location. This means that you will have a fair bit of exploring to do. You can either continue on foot or you can use your raft to roam around.
Once you reach the swamp the trees in this biome will readily provide you with ancient bark. However, one important thing to note is that it requires a bronze axe to harvest the same. Therefore, it would make sense to keep your adventure rush on the low for a bit till you have the necessary resources ready. Once you have visited this area you can even place a portal here so as to constantly move around between your shelter and the swamps. You can collect ancient bark to your heart’s content and build that dream longboat.
This was all you had to know about how to get ancient bark. Also, look at how to get bronze or how to make a longboat. For more details do not forget to visit our Valheim Wiki Guide for cheats, boss fights, rare resource locations, etc.