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A Surtling is a creature in Valheim.

They are small, hostile fire imps that throw fireballs.


Surtlings can be found in Swamp and Ashlands biomes, around Fire geysers, and sometimes next to Runestones.

They spawn in groups of 2-4.

At later stages of the game, it is possible to be raided by Surtlings.


Item 0 Star 1 Star 2 Star
Coal.png Coal 4 8 16
Surtling core.png Surtling core 50% 2 4
Surtling trophy.png Surtling trophy 5% 5% 5%


  • Surtling is most likely a reference to Surtr, a mighty fire giant in Norse mythology.
  • They are known in the game files as "Kakari".
  • The flames around 1-star Surtlings are blue.
  • The flames around 2-star Surtlings are pink.
  • Projectiles can be parried, staggering the surtling for some time and allowing you to close the distance for melee attacks, and possibly pushing them into water.
  • Creatures and players that are hit by fireballs will be set on fire and are dealt damage over time.
  • They are especially dangerous in groups, but are weak to Water and receive damage from it, although rain doesn't seem to bother them.
  • They can be easily lured into Water, which makes them a very good source of Coal.


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