The only thing that determines whether you see the light of another day in Valheim is crafting. From basic survival to fighting bosses, crafting is what gets you through in the game.
The game starts with you being all alone and naked. Therefore, you have to pave your own path of success by exploring this Norse realm to the fullest. Valheim’s vast map has an abundant supply of resources that you can utilize. All these resources will help you craft powerful weapons and armor.
1. Collecting Wood and Stone
Items Made With Wood:
|Hammer||Wood x3 |
|Chests||Wood x10 |
Items Made With Stone:
|Stone axe||Wood x5 |
|Stone pickaxe||Wood x3 |
Players start the game empty-handed in Valheim. Therefore, one should begin by gathering primary resources:
- Wood: You can get wood by picking up branches or punching small trees.
- Stone: Collect small rocks that are lying on the ground.
2. Making a Stone Axe
Using Wood and Stone, craft a stone axe (5 wood and 4 stone). A stone axe is a handy tool as it will help you chop trees and defend against greylings and boars.
Now, your next move should be to find the right spot for your camp. After setting up a camp, craft a hammer.
3. Making a Workbench
Now, the hammer will help you craft an essential component of Valheim: a Workbench. To build a Workbench in Valheim, you need to gather ten pieces of wood and craft it by equipping your hammer and the build menu.
A Workbench in Valheim allows you to craft, repair, and upgrade new and more complex tools and items. A Workbench is one of the most critical tools you will craft when starting the co-op game.
Your understanding of Valheim would’ve been better by now, so it’s time to kick it up a notch.
4. Acquiring Flint
Items Made With Flint:
|Flint spear||Wood x5 |
Leather Scraps x2
|Flinthead arrows||Wood x8 |
|Flint axe||Wood x4 |
|Flint Knife||Wood x2 |
Leather Scraps x2
Go to the beach to pick up flint and craft a flint axe using your workbench. The Flint axe (4 Wood and 6 Flint) can be utilized to hunt boars and acquire leather scraps from them.
When it comes to arrows, it is better to use flint arrows rather than regular wood arrows. Flinthead arrows are made in the Workbench using 8 wood, 2 flints, and 2 feathers.
Rather than opting for the regular wood arrows, flinthead arrows are much more of an economical choice. They do 27 damage as compared to the wood arrow’s mere 7-14 damage rate.
5. Upgrading Your Workbench
Place the following nearby your Workbench to level it up:
|Chopping block||Wood x10 |
|Adze||Finewood x10 |
|Tool Shelf||Iron x4 Fine |
|Tanning rack||Wood x10 |
Leather Scraps x20
Deer hide x20
As you advance further, it is necessary to upgrade your workbench. This will allow you to craft more and better items.
To upgrade the Workbench in Valheim, you need to place specific items near it. The things that can elevate a nearby Workbench will be marked with a golden star in the build menu’s crafting section.
6. Acquiring Deer Hide
Items Made With Deer Hide:
|Deer Hide Cape||Deer Hide x4 |
Bone Fragments x5
|Leather Helmet||Deer Hide x6|
|Leather Pants||Deer Hide x6|
|Leather Tunic||Deer Hide x6|
|Crude Bows||Wood x10 |
Leather Scraps x8
|Finewood bow||Fine Wood x10 |
Core Wood x10
Deer Hide x2
|Huntsman bow||Fine wood x10 |
Deer hide x2
Using your bow and arrows, hunt deer. The hide of a deer can be crafted into leather armor.
Moreover, deer hide along with Bone Fragments can also be used to craft the Deer hide cape.
Note: Bone Fragment is dropped from Skeleton and Rancid Remains found in Black Forest and Burial Chambers.
7. Obtaining Feather
Items Made With Feather:
|Fire Arrows||Wood x8|
To obtain feathers, kill birds using your arrows. This will enable you to create fire arrows(8 Wood, 8 Resin, and 2 feathers), a tremendous weapon for ranged combat.
Note – Resins can be acquired as a drop from Beech trees and Saplings. You also get resin as a Greydwarf drop.
8. Building a Pen to Tame Boars & Wolves
Animals that can be tamed in Valheim are:
To tame a boar in Valheim, build a pen and lure a boar into it. Thus, the materials required to tame boars are:
- Wood (30 should be enough)
- Vegetables (berries, shrooms, etc. preferable 20+)
Just drop in food for the boar and wait for it to eat it and follow you.
9. Building a Smelter to Smelt Metal
Some Items Made With Smelter:
|Iron axe||Wood x 4|
Iron x 20
Leather Scraps x 2
|Iron longsword||Wood x2 |
Leather scrap x20
|Iron scale mail||Iron x 20 |
Deer hide x2
|Bronze weaponsBronze armor||Bronze |
|Cultivator||Core wood x5 |
|Silver sword||Wood x2|
Leather Scraps x3
|Black Metal sword||Fine Wood x2 |
Black Metal bar x20
Linen Thread x5
|Black Metal axe||Fine Woodx6 |
Black metal bar x20
Linen thread x5
|Black Metal shield||Fine Wood x10 |
Black Metal Bar x8
Valheim’s vast map has an abundant supply of Iron, Tin, and even Copper deposits that you can mine. All these precious resources can be utilized to make weapons and armour that can help you kill monsters with ease.
Crafting Smelter needs 20 Stones and 5 Surtling Cores. Smelter requires coal to work.
Bronze, Iron, Tin, and Copper weapons and armor can be crafted using the Smelter.
10. Making Fermenter to Make Meads and Potions
Mead/Potion Base Made With Fermenter:
|Mead/ Potion Base||Ingredients|
|Minor Healing||10x Honey|
|Medium Healing||10x Honey|
4x Blood Bags
|Minor Stamina||10x Honey|
10x Yellow Mushroom
|Medium Stamina||10x Honey|
10x Yellow Mushroom
|Frost Resistance||10x Honey|
2x Blood Bags
1x Grey Dwarf Eye
|Poison Resistance||10x Honey|
1x Neck Tail
|Tasty (Stamina)||10x Honey|
To make a potion in Valheim, players will need to build a Fermenter. In Valheim, you can create a Fermenter using a Wood Hammer and the following items:
|Fermenter||Fine Wood x30|
At this stage, you’ll be facing challenging monsters. Therefore, you will need umpteen potions to back you up.
11. Building a Farm in Valheim
Following are the seeds that you can farm in Valheim:
- Carrot seed: Available in the Black Forest
- Turnip seed: Available in the Swamp biome off Turnip flowers
- Beech seed: Available as a drop of Beech trees
To farm in Valheim, players have to make a Smelter, then a Forge, and eventually a Cultivator. The players also need to gather some seeds to sow in the farmlands. Then the players can simply select the Cultivator and add some seeds to plant in the tilled areas.
In order to make the Cultivator, players need to use the Smelter and make bronze bars out of tin and copper. Then the bronze bars and a couple of Core Wood logs can be used to make the Cultivator.
12. Crafting a Raft
|Craft||Wood x20 |
Leather Scraps x6
A vast map of Valheim will make you venture out in the waterways. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to build a raft.
Equip your hammer and select the raft option. A raft is a must if you have to reach the swamps. It will shorten the time taken to found the scary, muddy place.
13. About Valheim
Developed by Iron Gate AB, Valheim is an online open-world Survival craft co-op game. Here, players will control dead Vikings and fight Odin’s ancient enemies and monsters.
In order to enter paradise, players will have to please Odin and prove their worth to the allfather.
The journey will not be easy as at every step, the danger of supernatural entities will loom. Players will have to venture out, explore various landforms, craft, and get stronger.