This is a guide to crafting in Valheim! Find out how crafting works and what you need to craft different things and how to build the crafting station.
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Crafting is the process of making better gear out of raw materials. The menu for crafting appears on the right-hand side of your UI, opposite your inventory. You can craft a few materials by opening your inventory but using crafting stations you can craft better and more complex items. But to craft these items, you will need the crafting recipes to have the option to craft the item.
The only way to get new recipes is to obtain new materials. Each time you pick up new material, the crafting recipes that use that material are unlocked. With the recipe, you will see what materials are needed for the item to be crafted! Check out the list of recipes below!
You can craft a few items without any crafting station from your inventory. These are the most basic and essential items and while they are weak, they are necessary for survival.
The Workbench allows you to craft more items that aren't made out of ingots. This is the next level of crafting you will encounter.
For more on how to build and upgrade the workbench, check our article down below!
How to Build and Upgrade the Workbench
Not only can you craft items at workbenches, but you can also repair the tools, armor, and weapons you crafted! Repairing is quick and easy, you just need to press a button. There is no cost to repairing, so repair whenever you are at your workbench.
Workbenches will also allow you to build and craft structures, like crafting stations and building pieces! As long as you are in the circle around the workbench and have the materials, you can craft whatever structure you want as long as you have the recipe!
List of Buildings (Structures)
The Workbench allows you to forge more items that need ingots to make. These are your more advanced gear, mostly weapons, and armor. This is the highest crafting you will encounter for now, though there may be more as the game updates.
For more on how to build and upgrade the forge, check our article down below!
How to Build and Upgrade the Forge
As you progress through the game, you will start to obtain more materials that will unlock crafting recipes for better gear and equipment! The progress starting from the start and end can be divided by Ages, which have their core materials that make up the important crafting recipes. You will be spending each Age gathering these materials to craft better items than the last one!
|Materials||How to Get|
|Stone||You can find these scattered on the ground.|
|Wood||You can find these scattered on the ground. You can cut down trees for more wood if you have crafted the Stone Axe.|
|Flint||These can be found on the ground near water sources.|
|Leather Scraps||You will need to hunt boars for leather scraps.|
|Deer Hide||Hunting deer is the only way to obtain this material.|
|Materials||How to Get|
|Copper Ore||Can be mined out of the rocks in the Black Forest Biome.|
|Tin Ore||Can be mined in the Black Forest Biome, found nearby water sources.|
|Surtling Cores||Can be found in Burial Chambers.|
|Fine Wood||With the Bronze Axe you can cut down the Birch Trees.|
|Core Wood||With the Stone/Flint Pickaxe, cut down Pine Trees in the Black Forest|
|List of Controls||Character Creation Guide|
|How to Emote||Cooking Guide: How to Make Food|
|Comfort Level and Rested Explained||Map Guide: How to Mark and Ping Locations|
|Skill Leveling Guide||Best World Map Seeds|
|Controller Layout and Support||How to Build Fire Indoors|
|Combat Guide: How to Battle in Valehim||How to Parry: Parry Force and Parry Bonus|
|How to Hunt Deer||Bow Tips: How to Aim the Bow|
|List of Raids: How do Raids Work?||All Damage Types and Effects|
|Best Forsaken Power||Weapon Guide: How to Use Each Weapon Type|
|Crafting Guide: How Does Crafting Work?||How to Repair your Tools and Gear|
|How to Build and Upgrade the Workbench||How to Build and Upgrade the Forge|
|Advanced Game Mechanics|
|How to Use Cheats and Console Commands||How to Get Max Comfort|
|Farming and Resources Guides|
|Taming Guide: How to Tame Animals||Breeding Guide: How to Breed Boar and Animals|
|How to Plant Seeds and Grow Vegetables||Wolf Taming: How to Tame And Breed Wolves|
|House Building Guide||Fishing Guide: How to Fish|
|Dungeons Guide: Locations and Types||How to Sail|
|Haldor the Trader: Where to Find and What He Sells||Buried Treasure: How to Find|
|How to Get Into Sunken Crypts|
|Best Weapon Tier List||Best Armor Tier List|
|How to Play Multiplayer||How to Make a Personal Chest|
|PVP Guide: How to Turn on Friendly Fire||How to Fix Incompatible Version Error|
|Do Resources Respawn?||What Happens When You Die?|
|How to Split Stacks to Take One Item||How to Take the Best Screenshots|
|Should You Launch With Vulkan?||Best Graphics Settings|
|Best Cheats to Use: How to Cheat Well||Do Bosses Despawn? How Bosses Work|
|Do Items Despawn? How to Throw Away Items||Mysterious Figures: The Grim Reaper and Thor|
|How to Find Maypoles||How to Quick Transfer Items|
|How to Kick Players||What's at the Edge of the World?|
|Does Valheim Have Endgame?||Why is my Console Not Working?|
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