How to Build and Use Windmills | Valheim

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This is a guide on building the Windmill structure from the Valheim game. Read more to find out what you need to build the Windmill and how to use it!

How to Build a Windmill

Windmill ImageWindmill
Crafting Station Artisan Table
Materials Iron Nails x30
Stone x20
Wood x30

How to Get Required Materials

Item Name How to Get Spawn Code
Crafted using Iron in the Forge. IronNails
Picked up from the ground or mined from rocks using a pickaxe. Stone
Obtained by chopping trees or from picking up branches on the ground. Wood

How to Use a Windmill

Windmill mainly operate by using wind speed to process the items put into it. Currently the only item than can be placed in a Windmill is Barley, which turns to Barley Flour after the process.

The processing speed of the Windmill entirely depends on the wind speed. This makes storms very valuable if you want to focus on making your Windmill faster.

But, since the wind speed is random and storms do not appear all the time, it is recommended that you build multiple Windmills if you want to mass produce an item made from the Windmill.

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Craftable Materials

Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
Barley Flour Windmill Barley x1

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