Welcome Valheim players! Today we will be embarking on a learning journey of all the Valheim tools/equipment. If you’ve been searching for this information then you’re lucky! You’ve made it to the right spot. By the end of this tutorial, you should have knowledge of all the tools/equipment and how you can obtain these items, and don’t forget to use the knowledge you learn today on your own server today with Iceline Hosting! So if you have read this far then stay tuned and enjoy!

Tools

Valheim has many different ranges of tools, as it is a very advanced and versatile game. We will be going over each tool and the area of expertise for that specific tool. Such as Logging, Farming, Mining, Etc… So let’s get started!

Logging

The Stone Axe is used on softer woods, such as beech, fir, and pine trees, and is generally used for tree-felling. You can craft this from 5 wood and 4 stones. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 15, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

Following the Stone Axe, we have the Flint Axe. You can access this tool after a workbench has been built. The Flint Axe is also the second woodcutting tool. You can craft the Axe from 4 wood and 6 flints. Just like the Stone Axe The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 15, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

The Bronze Axe is the third woodcutting tool, following the Flint Axe. This is the first axe that can chop Birch and oak unlike the Flint and Stone Axe. Since there is now an axe that can chop Birch and Oak trees this means you can now gather fine wood. You can craft this Axe with 4 wood, 8 bronze, and 2 leather scraps. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 35, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

The Iron Axe is the fourth woodcutting tool, the crafting for this Axe is unlocked in the Forge level 2. Which requires 4 wood, 20 iron, and 2 leather scraps. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 55, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

The Blackmetal Axe is the fifth woodcutting tool, which can be unlocked if the player obtains Black metal bars and linen thread, and can be crafted at a Forge level 4. To craft this you will need 6 Fine wood, 20 Black Metal, and 5 Linen thread. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 20, Parry force is at a 0, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 95, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 60.

Farming

The Cultivator is used to cultivate the land so that it is prepared to plant seeds. To craft this tool you will need 5 core wood and 5 bronze. If the player is on Grass mode the player can then; regrow grass on patches of dirt, regrow lily pads on water, create sand on the shoreline and regrow cattails in certain areas around the shore.

The Hoe can be crafted in the workbench, and the materials for crafting require 5 wood and 2 stones. This tool is used to elevate or level the ground. It also can be used to apply Paved Road ground decor. To level, the ground keeps this in mind When shift-clicking it attaches the hoe to the level of ground you are pointing at. When not shift clicked it defaults the hoe to the level of ground you are standing on.

Mining

The Antler Pickaxe is used for mining Stone, Copper, Tin, and Iron. This will be the first mining tool you can use before progressing further in the game. You can craft this from 10 wood pieces and 1 Hard antler. Keep in mind this pickaxe can not be upgraded and is the weakest Axe in the game. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has pierced damage of 18, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

The Bronze Pickaxe is the start of the progression of the Pickaxe. To craft this you will need 3 core wood and 10 bronze. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has pierced damage of 25, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

Here we have the third mining tool, the Iron Pickaxe. In order to mine Silver ore and Obsidian, you will need the Iron Pickaxe. To craft, you will need 3 core wood and 20 iron. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has pierced damage of 33, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

Building

The Hammer is used to construct objects such as fires, Workbench, buildings, and furniture. You do not need a workbench to craft this item, however you will need 3 wood and 2 stone.

Crafting

This item is you will need quite often in Valheim, it is called the Workbench. Used to craft, repair items, and it allows the construction of many buildings. In order for a player to be able to craft and repair, Workbenches must be roofed and 70% enclosed. Repairing equipment that was initially crafted using the Workbench does not cost any additional materials. The Workbench is one of the limited structures that do not have prerequisites for their construction beside a Hammer. You will need 10 wood pieces to craft this item.

The Stonecutter is used for building stone structures and crafting items. To build stone floors and walls you need to place a stonecutter near a Workbench. You can craft this from 10 wood pieces, 2 iron, and 4 stone.

Forges are buildable structures found in Valheim, it is an essential structure that lets you create and repair items that have metal components in their recipes. It must be upgraded to reach its full potential. To craft this you will need 4 stone, 4 coal, 10 wood, and 6 copper.

The Spinning Wheel is a bit different than the rest, it becomes available after the player has killed Moder to obtain the materials for an Artisan table. The Wheel converts the Flax into Linen Thread.  Each piece of flax takes 30 seconds to convert into Linen thread. It has a capacity of 40 Flax and will drop Linen as it is made automatically. You can craft this from 20 fine wood, 10 iron nails, and 5 leather scraps.

Cooking

The Campfire can be crafted usinga Hammer, you can find those steps here. The Campfire can only be built on the ground, natural rocks or player placed stone structures. To craft you will need 5 stone and 2 wood.

Here we have the Hearth, which is used to make a bigger fire than the Campfire. The hearth must be built on something strong and sturdy such as a stone floor, the ground, or pillars to support it. You can find how to build a Hearth here. With 1/20 fuel, a Hearth will last for 1 hour and 23 minutes. At maximum capacity, a Hearth should burn for 27 hours and 47 minutes. You can craft the Hearth from 15 Stone.

Next, we have the Cauldron, The Cauldron is used to create mead-based recipes, as well as various food items. Requires a fire source underneath in order to craft with, such as a Campfire or Hearth. You can create this with a Hammer and 10 tin.

Lastly. we have the Cooking Station. The cooking station is used to cook raw meat-type ingredients into their cooked form, or if left too long, into coal. In order to cook the meat, you must have a Hearth or Campfire under it. To craft, it requires 2 pieces of wood. You can find how to build and what you can cook here.

Smithing

Above you will see the Blast Furnace. It is used to process certain raw materials into metal using coal as fuel. It will be unlocked after the player has killed Moder and built an Artisan table. This can be crafted from 20 stone, 5 Surtling core, 10 iron and 20 fine wood.
This is the Charcoal Kiln. It is used to create Coal from several kinds of wood. It can hold up to 25 pieces of wood at a time. It is crafted from 20 stone and 5 surtling core. You can find more information on the Kiln here.
Lastly, we have the Smelter. This is used to process raw materials into metal using coal as fuel. To craft it requires 20 stone and 5 surtling core.

Sleeping

This is the Bed in Valheim. If a player sleeps it skips the game clock to the next morning. The crafting stations will continue to work while the player sleeps. You can only sleep if it is afternoon or night, there are no enemies nearby, the bed is sheltered, there is a fire nearby, and if the player is not wet. The bed can be crafted from 8 wood.

The Dragon Bed is an improved bed. It can be built with a hammer and needs to be built within the range of a workbench. To craft, you will need 40 Fine wood, 7 Deer hide, 4 Wolf pelt, 10 Feathers, 15 Iron nails.

Teleporting

A Portal connects to each other based on their defined tag, no matter who or where it was built. You need to have a workbench in range in order for the portal to work. You will need 10 Greydwarf eyes,20 Fine wood, and 2 Surtling core. You can find more information here.

Sailing

The Raft is meant for rides by water, you cannot build structures on rafts. Even in heavy waves the raft will not capsize but however it can become stuck on a rock or beached. You can craft this from 20 wood, 6 leather scraps, and 6 Resin.
This Item is the successor to the Raft called a Karve. It is faster and easier to maneuver. For more information on the Karve you can find it here. You can craft this from 30 Fine wood, 10 Deer hide, 20 Resin, and 80 Bronze nails.
The upgraded version of the Karve is the Longship. It is the largest boat in the Valheim, making it the best ship for cargo. You can craft the Longship with 100 Iron nails, 10 Deer hides, 40 Fine wood, and 40 Ancient bark.

Weapons

Here we will be going over some examples of the different weapons and the type of damage they produce. Stay tuned!

Lets get started with the Melee weapons

You can find more information on the specific Melee Weapons here.

  • Melee weapons are items that can increase attack damage. Different types of Melee weapons can have different ranges, attack speed, stamina costs per attack, and secondary attacks.
  • One-handed clubs: spending more time on one attack for more damage
  • Swords: stun the enemy
  • Spears: You can throw the spear which gives a deal of damage when it hits and you can also pick up your spear after the attack.
  • Polearms: Damage and knockback to nearby enemies.
  • Knives: Jump forward and attack.
  • Two-handed Axes: Stab, acquires less stamina than normal attacks.
Here we have the Bows in Valheim.

You can find more information bows here.

  • Bows are weapons that shoot arrows.
  • These arrows are equipped and can be charged while spending stamina to increase range and damage.
  • Bows cannot be used when there are no arrows left in inventory.
  • So far there are only 4 bows in the game.

Here are just some of the Arrows in Valheim.

You can find more information on the Arrows here.

  • Arrows are shot by Bows, but bows cannot be used without arrows.
  • There are 10 different arrows.
  • 2 different types of arrows Basic arrows and Elemental arrows.
  • Elemental arrows deal both pierce damage and an elemental type (fire, frost, poison, etc…)
Now for the Shields.

You can find more information on each shield here.

  • Shields can be used alongside other one handed weapons.
  • The block power, parry force and parry bonus of the weapons used with shields would be replaced by that of the shield used
This category is called the Consumable Weapons.
  • A weapon that is consumed when used.
  • There is only one weapon in this category called the Ooze Bomb.
  • You can find more information here.

Armor

In the Armor section, there are 4 different types of armor, 6 different sets of armor, and 1 individual Piece.

Rag Armor

The Rag pants become available once a Workbench has been crafted. You need 5 Leather scraps to craft this.
In Valheim all characters will start out with the Rag Tunic. This also requires 5 Leather scraps.

Leather Armor

Leather pants require 6 Deer hide and they squeak a bit when you walk but these are a upgrade to the Rag armor.
One Leather Tunic can be crafted from 6 Deer hide, and works well along with any of the Leather armor.
The Leather Helmet can be crafted with 6 Deer hide just like the pants and tunic.
The Deer hide cape is crafted using 4 Deer hide and 5 Bone fragments.

Troll Armor sets

The Troll armor sets allow a sneakier effect. This can be crafted from 5 Troll hide.
The Troll Leather tunic can be crafted from 5 Troll hide.
Troll leather helmets require 5 Troll hide and 3 Bone fragments.
Troll hide capes require 10 Troll hide and 10 Bone fragments.

Bronze Armor

The Bronze plate leggings are crafted after unlocking bronze for the first time. You need 5 Bronze and 2 Deer hide to craft this item.
The Bronze plate cuirass protects the chest area and can be made using 5 Bronze and 2 Deer hide.
This requires a level 1 Forge to craft and repair. To craft it requires 5 Bronze and 2 Deer hide.

Iron Armor

These Iron greaves are used to protect your legs, and can be crafted from 20 Iron and 2 Deer hide.
The Iron scale mail are used to protect your body. It can be crafted from 20 Iron and 2 Deer hide.
The Iron helmet is used to protect your head, it is also crafted from 20 Iron and 2 Deer hide.

Wolf Armor

The Wolf Armor legs is to protect your legs from any damage. It is crafted with 20 Silver, 5 Wolf pelt and 4 Wolf fang.
If you need something to protect yourself from the cold the Wolf Armor chest is a good option. You can craft this from 20 Silver, 5 Wolf pelt, and 1 Chain.
The Drake helmet can be crafted from 20 Silver, 2 Wolf pelts and 2 Drake trophy. The Drake helmet is a silver head piece with a nose guard and armor on the side of the face reaching the chin. It has two drake horns.
The Wolf fur cape will protect you in snow. You can craft this item from 6 Wolf pelt, 4 Silver, and 1 Wolf trophy.

Padded Armor

The Linen cape can be crafted from 20 Linen thread and 1 Silver. Very effective in any type of weather.
Padded cuirass is used to protect your body and is very effective in battle. It can be crafted from 10 Iron and 20 Linen thread.
Padded greaves are a type of leg protection. They can be crafted from 10 Iron and 20 Linen thread.
The Padded helmet is obviously used to protect the skull from any damage. To craft this it requires 10 Iron and 15 Linen thread.

Conclusion

That is definitely quite a bit of material to take in! After reviewing each and every Tool/Equipment that Valheim contains the information has given me a lot of insight on the best items to try and obtain. This material also gave me a better understanding of the game itself not only the equipment. I hope this tutorial helps all of you Valheim players out there, and I will see you all next time!

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