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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.

How Does Crafting Work?

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Crafting is the process of making better gear out of raw materials. The menu for crafting appears in the righthand side of your UI, opposite of 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 in order to craft these items, you will need the crafting recipes to have the option to craft the item.

How to Get New Crafting Recipes?

Pick Up New Materials

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The only way to get new recipes is to obtain new materials. Each time you pick up a new material, the crafting recipes that uses that material is unlocked. With the recipe you will see what materials are needed for the item to be crafted! Check out the list of recipes below!

Recipe List: How to Craft All Items

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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.


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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


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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

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    • Soap most likely originated from when people cooked food on a spit and the fat dripped on to the white ash in the fire and when combined with water it made a lather. Adding soap could introduce hygiene factors into the game. They could introduce it similar to how the hunger works, like, the better your hygiene, the more health/stamina you can gain. Making soap could consist of cooking meat over the spit, the fat mixing with ash and then mixing it with water could give you soap.

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