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Valheim: What is a Leviathan?

Here's everything you need to know about Leviathan in Valheim.

Have you started playing Valheim? If YES then you must be wondering what Leviathan is and where to find it in Valheim. In this post, we will talk everything about Leviathan, including what it is, where to find it, and what time is best to search for it in Valehim.

What Is Leviathan in Valheim?


Leviathan is one of the creatures in Valheim but unlike others, it is too large. As far as its look is concerned, it looks like a mini island. There are three boats available in Valheim that can be used to sail and it is populated by none other than fish, Sea Serpents, and Leviathans.

Finding Leviathan in Valheim is a bit complicated because it is usually covered in moss, trees, and small round barnacles. Before you begin randomly searching for Leviathans, let me tell you that it only appears deep in the Ocean biome.

Notably, you would not be able to find Leviathan in Valheim unless or until you have a raft, Karve, or a Longship.


According to the myth, Leviathan is based on the Hafgufa from Norse Mythology. This mysterious creature wears islands as a shell and the Myth says that it only happens when the rest of the Hafguda resides beneath this creature.

How To Get Chitin

Unlike other resources, finding Chitin in Valheim is a bit complicated. For the uninformed, you can’t mine Chitin without the usage of nodes called Abyssal Barnacles, which are usually found on the backside of the Leviathan.


Where To FInd Leviathan In Valheim

As we have mentioned above, there is no specific location where you will find Leviathan in Valheim. It appears randomly in the ocean but you are most likely to find it while sailing to find things like the Deep North biome or the Ashlands.

I highly recommend finding Leviathan in Valheim during the daytime because it is usually covered in moss, trees, and small round barnacles, making it difficult to spot it during the nighttime.


That’s everything you need to know about Leviathan in Valheim. While you are here, you might want to read about how to get and use Yellow Mushrooms and what is Corpse Run in Valheim.