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

Use Charcoal Kiln to get CoalEnlarge

This is by far the best way to get Coal. For a piece of Wood, the Kiln will output 1 Coal. Sweet!

How to Get Required Materials

Material How to Farm
Wood Chopped from Beech trees and bushes. Can also be dropped by Greydwarves.

Deliberately Burn Food in the Cooking Station

Burn Food to Turn into CoalEnlarge

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%

Spawn 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 imacheater 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

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All Material Items

Ancient Bark Barley Black Metal
Bloodbag Bone Fragments Bronze
Bronze Nails Chitin Coal
Copper Core Wood Deer Hide
Dragon Tear Feathers Fine Wood
Flametal Flax Flint
Freeze Gland Greydwarf Eye Guck
Hard Antler Iron Iron Nails
Leather Scraps Linen Thread Lox Pelt
Needle Obsidian Ooze
Queen Bee Resin Serpent Scale
Sharpening Stone Silver Stone
Surtling Core Tin Troll Hide
Wolf Fang Wolf Pelt Wood
Ymir Flesh Chain

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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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