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Valheim Crafting Guide: All recipes, upgrades, items, weapons, and armour

Everything you need to know about crafting in Valheim. All crafting recipes, including all items, weapons, and armour.
Valheim Crafting Guide: All recipes, upgrades, items, weapons, and armour
Being a custodian of the primordial purgatory known as Valheim is not an easy task.

In your life, you were a mighty warrior, but here you are left on your own against some of the most dreadful monsters you can imagine.

That's why you will need to use everything you have at your disposal to your advantage and maximise your chances for survival.

As with almost any survival RPG, crafting is one of the key mechanics you will use, and it is especially important in the early stages of the game when you basically have nothing, resources are scarce, and you start just with your bare hands.

To being crafting you will need materials, some basic tools, and a Workbench. For a detailed guide on how to start your first day in Valheim, check out our Valheim Beginners' Guide.

The Workbench upgrades in Valheim

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Almost everything starts from your Workbench(Picture: Iron Gate AB) 

Your Workbench is your bread and butter, one of the most important things in the game. It allows you to craft tools, weapons and armours, as well as to build all kinds of buildings.

Currently, there is a maximum of 4 levels of upgrades for the Workbench, but in order to upgrade it, you will need to unlock recipes for the upgrades and collect required materials.

  • Level 1: Default Workbench
  • Level 2: Chopping Block Workbench
  • Level 3: Tanning Rack Workbench
  • Level 4: Adze Workbench

The default Workbench cost 10 Wood and you can create it from the Hammer menu. You will, of course, need to craft hammer first, one of your two basic tools.

With workbench's basic form, you can already do a lot of things. You won't need upgraded versions from the start, but it will be useful to upgrade it at some point. Resources are scarce so you will need to estimate when is the best moment for the upgrade.

Chopping Block Workbench

To unlock the Chopping Block Workbench upgrade recipe, you will need to have a Default Workbench and find 1x Flint.

To craft the Chopping Block Workbench, you will need 10x Wood and 10x Flint.

Tanning Rack Workbench

To obtain the Tanning Rack Workbench upgrade recipe, you will need to hunt a deer for the first time and to have the previous level Workbench.

The Tanning Rack Workbench upgrade requires 10x Wood, 15x Flint, 20x Leather Scrap, and 5x Deer Hide.

Adze Workbench

The final form of a Workbench in Valheim is the Adze Workbench.

Unlocking the Adze Workbench recipe requires to collect 1x Fine Wood from a birch tree and to own a few Bronze Nails, which you can get by smelting Bronze Ingots.

Valheim Antler Pickaxe: How to craft and crafting recipe

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Antler pickaxe is one of your basic starting tools (Picture: Iron Gate AB)

Asides from a hammer and an axe, one of the most important early tools you'll make is the pickaxe.

The Antler pickaxe is used to harvest ores, rare metals, and ingots, and it is crucial for you to start crafting more complex stuff, including some of the best weapons and armour available in the game.

In order to craft the pickaxe, you will first need to obtain the recipe for it.

To get the pickaxe recipe you will need to defeat Elkthyr, the first boss of Valhiem.

Once you beat him, you will unlock the option to craft the pickaxe, and you will also get the required materials to craft it.

Elkthyr will always drop antlers, which you will need to craft the pickaxe. Materials needed to craft Antler pickaxe are 1x Hard Antler and 10x Wood.

Later in the game, you will be able to craft Stone Pickaxe, Iron Pickaxe and Bronze Pickaxe. For the required materials, see the list below.

Valheim Crafting Recipes List: All items, weapons, and armour

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(Picture: Iron Gate AB)

Valheim item recipes

  • Bed: 8x Wood
  • Hearth: 15x Stone
  • Workbench: 10x Wood
  • Hoe: 5x Wood + 2x Stone
  • Cooking Station: 2x Wood
  • Firepit: 2x Wood + 5x Stone
  • Flint Axe: 4x Wood + 6x Flint
  • Iron Axe: 4x Wood + 15x Iron
  • Hammer: 3x Wood + 2x Stone
  • Stone Axe: 5x Wood + 4x Stone
  • Iron Pickaxe: 3x Wood + 15x Iron
  • Stone Pickaxe: 3x Wood + 10x Stone
  • Smelter: 20x Stone + 5x Surtling Core
  • Raft: 20x Wood + 6x Hide + 10x Resin
  • Cultivator: 5x Core Wood + 5x Bronze
  • Charcoal Kiln: 20x Stone + 2x Surtling Core
  • Stone Cutter: 10x Wood + 6x Iron + 8x Stone
  • Forge: 4x Stone + 4x Coal + 10x Wood + 6x Copper
  • Bronze Axe: 4x Wood + 8x Bronze + 2x Leather Scraps
  • Longship: 20x Wood + 10x Hide + 10x Resin + 10x Elder Bark
  • Portal: 10x Greydwarf Eye + 20x Fine Wood + 2x Surtling Core
  • Karve: 30x Fine Wood + 10x Deer Hide + 20x Resin + 80x Bronze Nail

Valheim weapon recipes

 

Wooded club

  • Materials: Wood x5
  • Where to craft: TAB Menu
  • What it does: First basic weapon.

Wood shield

  • Materials: Wood x5
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: A basic shield that blocks incoming attacks.

Banded shield

  • Materials: Wood x5, Iron x8
  • Where to craft: Forge
  • What it does: Used to block incoming attacks.

Bronze sword

  • Materials: Wood x2, Cooper x15, Tin x4
  • Where to craft: Forge
  • What it does: Melee weapon.

Flint knife

  • Materials: Wood x2, Flint x4
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: Basic knife.

Cooper knife

  • Materials: Wood x2, Copper x8
  • Where to craft: Forge
  • What it does: Short and fast melee weapon.

Bow

  • Materials: Wood x6, Hide x4
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: Basic bow.

Wood Arrow x20

  • Materials: Wood x2
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: Basic arrow.

Fire Arrow x20

  • Materials: Wood x2, Resin x2
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: Put enemies on fire and does damage over time.

Flinthead Arrow x20

  • Materials: Wood x2, Flint x1
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: It does more damage than the wood arrow.

Ironhead Arrow x20

  • Materials: Wood x2, Iron x1
  • Where to craft: Forge
  • What it does: More damage than a flinthead arrow.

Flint spear

  • Materials: Wood x5, Flint x4
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: Long weapon. The basic spear which you can be throw.

Iron longsword

  • Materials: Wood x2, Iron x25
  • Where to craft: Forge
  • What it does: A slow and powerful weapon with different attacks.

Valheim Armour recipes 

 

Leather cap

  • Materials: Hide x6
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: Basic head protection.

Bronze helmet

  • Materials: Cooper x6, Tin x4
  • Where to craft: Forge
  • What it does: Head protection.

Horned bronze helmet

  • Materials: Cooper x6, Tin x4
  • Where to craft: Forge
  • What it does: The same as a bronze helmet but with horns.

Rags

  • Materials: Hide x3
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: Basic chest armour

Leather armour

  • Materials: Hide x12
  • Where to craft: Workbench
  • What it does: Chest armour. Better than rags.

Troll hide armour

  • Materials: Troll hide x20
  • Where to craft:  Workbench
  • What it does: Chest armour which is better than leather armour.