How to Farm Coal | Valheim

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

Coal Basic Information

Name Coal ImageCoal
Item Type Material
Weight 4
Description A lump of coal.
Max Capacity 50
Item Spawn Code Coal

How to Get Coal

Build and Use the Charcoal Kiln

This is by far the best way to get Coal. For a piece of Wood, the Kiln will output 1 Coal. Sweet! It can only hold 25 wood at a time so we suggest you build more than one when you have enough Surtling Cores!

How to Get Required Materials

Material How to Farm
Wood Obtained by chopping trees or from picking up branches on the ground.

Deliberately Burn Food in the Cooking Station

This is the way of getting coal in the early game when you do not have Charcoal Kilns yet. However, this method is extremely inefficient because it wastes food. We suggest holding off making plenty of coals until you get a Charcoal Kiln.

Cooking Guide: How to Make Food

Dropped by Enemy

Enemy Enemy Lv. Qty. Drop Rate
Surtling 1 4 100%
Surtling 2 8 100%
Surtling 3 16 100%

Can Be Spawned with Console Command

If you don't mind using cheats to obtain it, Coal 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 Coal command to create the item.

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How to Use Coal

Craftable Materials

Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
Black Metal Blast Furnace Black Metal Scrap x1
Coal x2
Copper Smelter Copper Ore x1
Coal x2.5
Iron Smelter Scrap Iron x1
Coal x2
Silver Smelter Silver Ore x1
Coal x2
Tin Smelter Tin Ore x1
Coal x2
Mead Base: Poison Resistance Cauldron Honey x10
Thistle x5
Neck Tail x1
Coal x10

Used to Construct Buildings

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Forge Workbench Coal x4
Copper x6
Stone x4
Wood x10
Sign Workbench Coal x1
Wood x2
Hanging Brazier Forge Bronze x5
Coal x2
Chain x1
Black Banner Workbench Coal x4
Fine Wood x2
Leather Scraps x6

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