How to Use a Ward to Make a Personal Chest

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This guide will show you how you can make your own personal chest in Valheim. If you want to learn how to make chests and doors only you can access, read our guide on using wards!

Can You Make a Personal Chest?

Wards allow you to lock chests and doors around a certain radius so only the person who created the ward can access them, allowing you to effectively make a personal chest or building.

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This allows you to have personal belongings that only you can access, so you won't need to worry about other players stealing your belongings.

How to Build a Ward

Ward ImageWard
Description Emits a magical seal on the nearby surroundings that prevents other players from constructing buildings or opening doors.
Crafting Station N/A
Materials Fine Wood x5
Greydwarf Eye x5
Surtling Core x1

How to Get Required Materials

Item Name How to Get Spawn Code
Chop Birch trees. FineWood
Enemy Drop from Greydwarves. GreydwarfEye
Obtained from Burial Chambers and Surtlings. SurtlingCore

How To Use Wards

Build a Ward with the Hammer using 5 Fine Wood, 5 Greydwarf Eyes, and 1 Surtling Core.

Once it's built, interact with it using E. It will then let out a pulse indicating that it is active.

How To Give Other Players Access

If you want other people to be able to access the things locked behind wards, such as items in your personal chest, you deactivate your ward and ask them to interact with it. If they interact with it, the ward will release a green pulse, and when you reactivate the ward they then now have access.

They will not be able to turn the ward on and off, but they can access the locked doors and chests, so you can choose to share only with them.

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