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How to Build and Upgrade the Forge

This is a guide on building and upgrading the Forge in Valheim! Read more to find out what materials you need to build it, how to upgrade it and costs, as well as how to repair tools using the forge.

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How to Build the Forge

How to Build the Forge

The Forge is the second crafting station you can use in Valheim. You can build it after you have access to Stone, Coal, Wood, and Copper. Once you have those four, the crafting recipe will unlock and it is craftable via the Hammer. Also, take note that to build it you need to be in the vicinity of a Workbench!

Forge ImageForge
Description Crafting Station
Crafting Station Workbench
Materials Coal x4
Copper x6
Stone x4
Wood x10

How to Get Required Materials

Item Name How to Get Spawn Code
Burnt Food or made from the Charcoal Kiln. Coal
Smelt Copper ores. Copper
Picked up from the ground or mined from rocks using a pickaxe. Stone
Obtained by chopping trees or from picking up branches on the ground. Wood

What Does the Forge Do?

The forge works similarly to the Workbench, but focuses more on crafting using the different metals in the game..

Craft Weapons, Armor, and Tools

Craft Weapons Armor and Tools

The forge is required in order to craft the metal-based weapons, armors, and tools in the game!

Upgrade Gear

Upgrade Gear

You can upgrade metal tools and armor by selecting the Upgrade tab in the right menu when interacting with the forge. This increases the items stats per upgrade for a small resource cost.

Repair Tools and Gear

Repair Tools and Gear

You can repair your gear by interacting with the forge then pressing the glowing hammer icon on the lefthand side of the right menu. This costs nothing and will fully replenish your item's durability.

Items That Can Be Crafted At the Forge

Craftable Materials

Craftable Materials
Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
BronzeBronze Forge Copper x2
Tin x1
Bronze NailsBronze Nails Forge Bronze x1
Iron NailsIron Nails Forge Iron x1

Craftable Weapons

Craftable Weapons
Item Name Stats Materials Needed
Bronze Atgeir ImageBronze Atgeir ・Pierce: 45
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 40
・Parry Bonus: 3x
・Knockback: 30
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -10%
Bronze x8
Leather Scraps x2
Wood x10
Bronze Axe ImageBronze Axe ・Slash: 35
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 50
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Bronze x8
Leather Scraps x2
Wood x4
Bronze Buckler ImageBronze Buckler
・Block Power: 45
・Parry Force: 30
・Parry Bonus: 2x
Bronze x6
Deer Hide x2
Wood x5
Bronze Mace ImageBronze Mace
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 30
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 80
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Bronze x8
Leather Scraps x3
Wood x4
Bronze Pickaxe ImageBronze Pickaxe ・Pierce: 25
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 50
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Bronze x10
Core Wood x3
Bronze Spear ImageBronze Spear ・Pierce: 35
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 20
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Bronze x6
Deer Hide x2
Wood x5
Bronze Sword ImageBronze Sword ・Slash: 35
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 40
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Bronze x8
Leather Scraps x2
Wood x2
Bronzehead Arrow ImageBronzehead Arrow ・Pierce: 32
・Knockback: 10
Bronze x1
Feathers x2
Wood x8
Copper Knife ImageCopper Knife ・Slash: 9
・Pierce: 9
・Block Power: 8
・Parry Force: 10
・Parry Bonus: 4x
・Knockback: 10
・Backstab: 10x
Copper x8
Wood x2
Huntsman Bow ImageHuntsman Bow ・Pierce: 42
・Block Power: 5
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Knockback: 10
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Deer Hide x10
Feathers x2
Iron x20
Banded Shield ImageBanded Shield
・Block Power: 60
・Parry Force: 40
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Fine Wood x
Iron x8
Battleaxe ImageBattleaxe ・Slash: 75
・Block Power: 20
・Parry Force: 70
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 70
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -20%
Ancient Bark x30
Iron x35
Leather Scraps x4
Draugr Fang ImageDraugr Fang ・Pierce: 47
・Poison: 5
・Block Power: 5
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Knockback: 20
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Ancient Bark x10
Deer Hide x2
Guck x10
Silver x20
Iron Atgeir ImageIron Atgeir ・Pierce: 65
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 40
・Parry Bonus: 3x
・Knockback: 30
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -10%
Iron x30
Leather Scraps x30
Wood x10
Iron Axe ImageIron Axe ・Pierce: 33
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 50
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Iron x20
Leather Scraps x2
Wood x4
Iron Mace ImageIron Mace ・Blunt: 55
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 30
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 90
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Iron x20
Leather Scraps x3
Wood x4
Iron Pickaxe ImageIron Pickaxe ・Pierce: 35
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 50
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Core Wood x3
Iron x20
Iron Sledge ImageIron Sledge ・Blunt: 55
・Block Power: 15
・Parry Force: 50
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 200
・Backstab: 2x
・Movement Bonus: -20%
Ancient Bark x10
Iron x30
Ymir Flesh x4
Iron Sword ImageIron Sword ・Slash: 55
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 40
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Iron x20
Leather Scraps x3
Wood x2
Iron Tower Shield ImageIron Tower Shield
・Block Power: 75
・Movement Bonus: -20%
Fine Wood x15
Iron x10
Ironhead Arrow ImageIronhead Arrow ・Pierce: 42
・Knockback: 10
Feathers x2
Iron x1
Wood x8
Ancient Bark Spear ImageAncient Bark Spear ・Pierce: 55
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 20
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Ancient Bark x10
Iron x10
Troll Hide x4
Black Metal Shield ImageBlack Metal Shield
・Block Power: 90
・Parry Force: 50
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Black Metal x8
Fine Wood x10
Chain x5
Black Metal Tower Shield ImageBlack Metal Tower Shield
・Block Power: 105
・Movement Bonus: -20%
Black Metal x10
Fine Wood x15
Chain x7
Fang Spear ImageFang Spear ・Pierce: 70
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 20
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Ancient Bark x10
Leather Scraps x2
Silver x2
Wolf Fang x4
Frostner ImageFrostner ・Blunt: 35
・Frost: 40
・Spirit: 20
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 30
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 120
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Ancient Bark x10
Silver x30
Ymir Flesh x5
Serpent Scale Shield ImageSerpent Scale Shield
・Block Power: 90
・Movement Bonus: -10%
Fine Wood x10
Iron x4
Serpent Scale x8
Silver Arrow ImageSilver Arrow ・Pierce: 52
・Spirit: 20
・Knockback: 10
Feathers x2
Silver x1
Wood x8
Silver Shield ImageSilver Shield
・Block Power: 75
・Parry Force: 40
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Fine Wood x10
Silver x8
Silver Sword ImageSilver Sword ・Slash: 75
・Spirit: 30
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 40
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Iron x5
Leather Scraps x3
Silver x40
Wood x2
Blackmetal Atgeir ImageBlackmetal Atgeir ・Pierce: 105
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 40
・Parry Bonus: 3x
・Knockback: 30
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -10%
Black Metal x30
Fine Wood x10
Linen Thread x5
Blackmetal Axe ImageBlackmetal Axe ・Slash: 95
・Block Power: 20
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 60
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Black Metal x20
Fine Wood x6
Linen Thread x5
Blackmetal Knife ImageBlackmetal Knife ・Slash: 18
・Pierce: 18
・Block Power: 15
・Parry Force: 10
・Parry Bonus: 4x
・Knockback: 10
・Backstab: 10x
Black Metal x10
Fine Wood x4
Linen Thread x5
Blackmetal Sword ImageBlackmetal Sword ・Slash: 95
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 40
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Black Metal x20
Fine Wood x2
Linen Thread x5
Porcupine ImagePorcupine ・Blunt: 50
・Pierce: 45
・Block Power: 20
・Parry Force: 30
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 90
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Fine Wood x5
Iron x20
Linen Thread x10
Needle x5

Craftable Armors

Craftable Armors
Item Name Armor Materials Needed
Bronze Helmet ImageBronze Helmet Level 1: 8 Bronze x5
Deer Hide x2
Bronze Plate Cuirass ImageBronze Plate Cuirass Level 1: 8 Bronze x5
Deer Hide x2
Bronze Plate Leggings ImageBronze Plate Leggings Level 1: 8 Bronze x5
Deer Hide x2
Drake Helmet ImageDrake Helmet Level 1: 20 Silver x20
Wolf Pelt x2
Drake Trophy x1
Iron Helmet ImageIron Helmet Level 1: 14 Deer Hide x2
Iron x20
Padded Helmet ImagePadded Helmet Level 1: 26 Iron x10
Linen Thread x15
Iron Greaves ImageIron Greaves Level 1: 14 Deer Hide x2
Iron x20
Iron Scale Mail ImageIron Scale Mail Level 1: 14 Deer Hide x2
Iron x20
Padded Cuirass ImagePadded Cuirass Level 1: 26 Iron x10
Linen Thread x20
Padded Greaves ImagePadded Greaves Level 1: 26 Iron x10
Linen Thread x20
Wolf Armor Chest ImageWolf Armor Chest Level 1: 20 Silver x20
Wolf Pelt x5
Chain x1
Wolf Armor Legs ImageWolf Armor Legs Level 1: 20 Silver x20
Wolf Fang x4
Wolf Pelt x5

Craftable Tools

Craftable Tools
Item Name Stats Materials Needed
Cultivator ImageCultivator Bronze x5
Core Wood x5

Construct Buildings

Buildings List
Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
CauldronCauldron Forge Tin x10
Tool ShelfTool Shelf Forge Fine Wood x10
Iron x4
Obsidian x4
FermenterFermenter Forge Bronze x5
Fine Wood x30
Resin x10
Wood Iron PoleWood Iron Pole Forge Iron x1
Wood x2
Wood Iron BeamWood Iron Beam Forge Iron x1
Wood x2
Iron GateIron Gate Forge Iron x4
Hanging BrazierHanging Brazier Forge Bronze x5
Coal x2
Chain x1
Standing Green-Burning Iron TorchStanding Green-Burning Iron Torch Forge Guck x2
Iron x2
Standing Iron TorchStanding Iron Torch Forge Iron x2
Resin x2
SconceSconce Forge Copper x2
Resin x2
Wood x2

Recipe List: How to Craft All Items

How to Upgrade the Forge

You can upgrade the forge level by placing certain objects in its vicinity. It allows you to build even more items. Each item in its vicinity will increase the forge level by one, and you can tell if an item affects the forge by checking if glowing lights appear linking it to the forge when your reticule is on it. For now, the maximum Forge level attainable is Level 7.

Forge Upgrades
Anvils Forge Cooler
Forge Bellows Grinding Wheel
Smith's Anvil Forge Toolrack

How to Get Forge Level 7

Forge Level 7

Forge Level 7 is required to upgrade certain tools and armor. This level can be attained by building all 6 Forge upgrades listed below:

Anvils

Anvils

You can craft Anvils once you have acquired Bronze.

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
AnvilsAnvils Workbench Bronze x2
Wood x5

Forge Cooler

Forge Cooler

You can craft Forge Coolers once you get Copper and Fine Wood. Chop down Birch Trees (white-trunk trees) to get Fine Wood!

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Forge CoolerForge Cooler Workbench Copper x10
Fine Wood x25

Forge Bellows

Forge Bellows

You can craft the Forge Bellows once you get Chains. These are found in Crypts in Swamp biomes!

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Forge BellowsForge Bellows Workbench Deer Hide x5
Wood x5
Chain x4

Grinding Wheel

Grinding Wheel

This will be unlocked once you have crafted Sharpening Stone!

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Grinding WheelGrinding Wheel Workbench Sharpening Stone x1
Wood x25

Smith's Anvil

Smiths Anvil

Once you have smelted Iron, you will unlock the recipe for the Smith's Anvil!

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
SmithSmith's Anvil Workbench Iron x20
Wood x5

Forge Toolrack

Forge Toolrack

The same with Smith's Anvil, Iron is needed to unlock this recipe.

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Forge ToolrackForge Toolrack Workbench Iron x15
Wood x5

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Wood Stack Stone Pile Portal
Ward Cart Longship
Raft Karve

Crafting

Cooking Station Cauldron Workbench
Chopping Block Tanning Rack Adze
Tool Shelf Stonecutter Artisan Table
Forge Forge Bellows Anvils
Grinding Wheel Smith's Anvil Forge Cooler
Forge Toolrack Smelter Blast Furnace
Charcoal Kiln Windmill Spinning Wheel
Beehive Fermenter

Building

Wood Floor 2x2 Wood Floor 1x1 Wood Wall
Wood Wall Half Wood Door Wood Gate
Wood Stair Wood Ladder Thatch Roof 45°
Wood Wall 26° Thatch Roof i-corner 26° Thatch Roof o-corner 26°
Thatch Roof Ridge 26° Thatch Roof 26° Wood Roof Cross 45°
Wood Wall 45° Thatch Roof i-corner 45° Thatch Roof o-corner 45°
Thatch Roof Ridge 45° Wood Roof Cross 26° Wood Pole 1m
Wood Pole 2m Wood Beam 1m Wood Beam 2m
Wood Beam 26° Wood Beam 45° Wood Iron Pole
Wood Iron Beam Wood Dragon Adornment Stone Wall 4x2
Stone Wall 2x1 Stone Wall 1x1 Sharp Stakes
Stakewall Roundpole Fence Log Pole 4m
Log Pole 2m Log Beam 2m Log Beam 4m
Stone Pillar Stone Arch Stone Floor 2x2
Iron Gate Stone Stair

Furniture

Bed Dragon Bed Chest
Reinforced Chest Personal Chest Stool
Chair Bench Raven Throne
Lox Rug Sign Item Stand (Horizontal)
Item Stand (Vertical) Hanging Brazier Standing Green-Burning Iron Torch
Standing Wood Torch Standing Iron Torch Sconce
Table Wolf Rug Deer Rug
Black Banner Blue Banner White and Red Striped Banner
Red Banner Green Banner Yuleklapp (Yellow)
Yuleklapp (Green) Yuleklapp (Red) Jack-o-turnip
Maypole Yule Tree

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