How to Farm Chitin

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This is a guide to farming Chitin in Valheim. Learn how to get Chitin quickly, how Chitin can be used, and the materials required to craft Chitin.

Chitin Basic Information

Name Chitin ImageChitin
Item Type Material
Weight 2
Description A shard of crustacean shell.
Max Capacity 50
Item Spawn Code Chitin

How to Get Chitin

Mined From the Back of Leviathans

Leviathan Island Chitin

Leviathans are docile creatures found in Ocean biomes that look like tiny islands with barnacle-like growth called Abyssal Barnacles. These growths can be mined with Pickaxes for some Chitin.

Leviathans Submerge After a While!

Leviathan Submerging

Be wary tho that once you start mining the growths, the Leviathan will start to move. It will move slowly at first and finally submerging itself after a while.

We suggest upgrading your Pickaxe so that you can mine faster before the Leviathan submerges itself.

Can Be Spawned with Console Command

If you don't mind using cheats to obtain it, Chitin can easily be spawned with the console command.

To spawn the item, first turn on cheat codes by typing devcommands in the F5 console, and use the spawn Chitin command to create the item.

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How to Use Chitin

Craftable Weapons

Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
Abyssal Razor Workbench (Lv. 2) Chitin x20
Fine Wood x4
Leather Scraps x2
Abyssal Harpoon Workbench (Lv. 2) Chitin x30
Fine Wood x8
Leather Scraps x3

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