How to Farm Chains | Valheim

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

Chain Basic Information

Name Chain ImageChain
Item Type Material
Weight 10
Description A link of iron chain.
Max Capacity 50
Item Spawn Code Chain

How to Get Chains

Explore Sunken Crypts

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Chains are located inside the chests of Sunken Crypts dungeons in the Swamp biome. Obtain a Swamp Key from The Elder to gain access to these particular dungeons!

The hallways of Sunken Crypts may be blocked by muddy scrap piles, which are destroyed by pickaxes. Make sure you bring one to clear the path!

Click the link below to see a list of all Pickaxes currently available in Valheim:
List of Pickaxes

Hunt Wraiths

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Chains can also be obtained by killing Wraiths! These are very aggressive monsters that spawn around abandoned buildings within the Swamp biome at night.

You can check our battle strategy on Wraiths by clicking the button below:
How to Beat Wraiths

Dropped by Enemy

Enemy Enemy Lv. Qty. Drop Rate
Wraith 1 1 100%
Wraith 2 2 100%
Wraith 3 4 100%

Can Be Spawned with Console Command

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

All Cheats and Spawnable Items

How to Use Chains

Craftable Weapons

Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
Black Metal Shield Forge (Lv. 3) Black Metal x8
Fine Wood x10
Chain x5
Black Metal Tower Shield Forge (Lv. 3) Black Metal x10
Fine Wood x15
Chain x7

Craftable Armor

Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
Wolf Armor Chest Forge (Lv. 2) Silver x20
Wolf Pelt x5
Chain x1

Used to Construct Buildings

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Forge Bellows Workbench Deer Hide x5
Wood x5
Chain x4
Hanging Brazier Forge Bronze x5
Coal x2
Chain x1

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Queen Bee Resin Serpent Scale
Sharpening Stone Silver Stone
Surtling Core Tin Troll Hide
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