Valheim mod adds Odin's mighty magic bong

While we're patiently awaiting the big Hearth and Home update for Valheim, it's not a bad time to kick back, relax, and spend time with your buds. By buds, I mean friends. But also I mean weed.

Take a huge bong rip in Valheim. That's what I'm telling you to do, Vikings.

Odin's BongLantern mod adds a craftable magic bong. Yes, it's a lantern, too, and while equipped, even on your back, it'll light up your surroundings so you don't need to carry a torch or wear that headband flashlight anymore.

But mainly it's a bong. It will take up your offhand, so you can still wield a weapon while baked. Speaking of baked, the bong buff will reduce the stamina cost of running and jumping when you've got it equipped. Which seems a bit strange. I'm not a weed expert and it's been years since I've indulged, but I don't recall ever smoking pot and then feeling like my stamina got a boost. It mostly made me want to slouch in my recliner and watch some crappy movie that didn't seem quite so crappy while high.

To craft your bonglantern, just take 10 crystals (dropped by Stone Golems in the mountains), 25 resin, and visit your crafting table (if you can remember where you placed it, stoner). Since crystals don't yet have an official crafting purpose in Valheim yet, this is a good way to put them to use.

If you're looking for a more extensive weed-based mod for Valheim, you're in luck. Check out Valweed—this mod doesn't just add a bong, it lets you plant and cultivate your own sticky weed farm and roll joints for some dank buffs. Valweed's effects sound a bit more realistic than the Bonglantern mod (depending on which strain of weed you smoke)—they include things like increased hunger and a bonus to your rested status. That's a bit more how I remember it.

Christopher Livingston
Staff Writer

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.