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Valheim Blast Furnace: How To Unlock, Build & Use

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Blast Furnace is a Valheim structure similar to the Smelter and a mandatory building you’ll have to focus on; in order to be able to process two high-quality ores or metals, in the video game developed by Iron Gate.

Unlike the Smelter though, the Blast Furnace in Valheim is more complicated to build, because there are several requirements and materials you’ll need to get.

And one of these materials also involves a Boss.

Nevertheless, below, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Blast Furnace in Valheim, including how to unlock it, how to build it, and how to start smelting Black Metal Scrap and Flametal Ore.

How To Unlock Blast Furnace In Valheim

So, the first thing you need to know is how to unlock the Vlaheim Blast Furnace. The answer here is pretty simple. You need to build an Artisan Table.

The problem; however, is that the Artisan Table requires the following materials:

  • 10 Wood – Obtained by chopping common trees such as Beech for example. This type of tree is found in the Meadows Biome, and if you already unlocked the Cultivator you can plant your Beech Seeds and grow your own Beech Trees
  • 2 Dragon Tears – A rare Valheim Crafting Material that is dropped by one of the game’s bosses named Moder. This specific boss is a dragon and once you defeat him you’ll receive 10 Dragon Tears. Additionally, you will unlock the Artisan Table

Basically, if you wish to unlock the furnace in Valheim, first you have to deal with Moder; then using the Dragon Tears, you will be able to build the Artisan Table.

The moment you do that, the Valheim Blast Furnace is unlocked, and you can see it below.

Valheim Blast Furnace How To Unlock Use Smelt

A Blast Furnace ready for smelting

How To Build A Valheim Blast Furnace

Now that we know how to unlock this building, let’s see what materials you need to build it:

  • 20 Stone – Again a very common material obtained by mining or by gathering. Stones are available almost everywhere
  • 5 Surtling Core – As explained in the Surtling Cores locations guide, these come from random chests or can be found in Burial Chambers (or the small dungeons in the Black Forest and Meadows Biomes); however the best way to farm these is by killing Surtlings
  • 10 Iron – Another type of metal that can be obtained at a Smelter. To get it, visit the Swamp Biome and collect Scrap Iron by mining Muddy Scrap Piles in the Sunken Crypts. Remember that  you need the Swamp Key dropped by The Elder Boss to enter the crypts
  • 20 Fine Wood -This type of wood is a bit special meaning that you’ll have to chop down Birch and Oak trees in the Meadows or Plains Biomes. You also need a Bronze Axe to do this

So as you can see there is a lot of legwork to do if you want to build the Blast Furnace, but assuming you have the required materials, now it’s time to place it in your settlement, keeping in mind that this building must be near an Artisan Table.

Good, so now you have a Blast Furnace. But how do you use it?

Valheim Blast Furnace Usage

The Blast Furnace works just like a Smelter, the only difference is that it has both refueling holes on one side.

The round one is for Ore while the square one is for Coal.

Start by adding Coal, then add the Ore you wish to smelt.

Currently, there are two types of metals you can smelt at a Blast Furnace.

  • Black Metal Scrap – Is smelted into Black Metal Bars. Each bar requires 1 Scrap and 1 Coal every 15 seconds; while processing takes 31 seconds
  • Flametal Ore – Is smelted into Flametal Bars. For each bar, you need 1 Flametal Ore and around 3 Coal

And that’s it, friends! Now you know how to unlock and how to use the Valheim Blast Furnace, so start smelting.

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  1. TG82

    March 31, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Moder is actually a female boss. The rune text after hanging her trophy says as much, and moder in Norse language is “mother”.

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Valheim Blackmetal Knife: How To Unlock, Craft & Materials Locations

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Blackmetal Knife or Black Metal Knife is a superior Valheim weapon you can craft in the video game developed by Iron Gate.

The Valheim Blackmetal Knife is also the fourth dagger available right now, following the Flint Knife, Copper Knife, and Abyssal Razor.

Because of its base damage, the Black Metal Knife in Valheim is the best dagger you can get in Early Access; and even though a lot of players claim that the Abysall Razor is better than the Blackmetal Knife; the latter is superior while the first one has better critical damage.

As such if you’re looking for the best knife is Valheim, the Blackmetal Knife is the one you need, and throughout the crafting guide below, I will tell you how to unlock it, where to find all the required materials, how to craft it, and as usual how to make it spawn instantly.

How To Unlock The Blackmetal Knife In Valheim

“A darkling blade, strong and sharp” as it is described in Valheim; the Black Metal Knife is, as you can see below; a state-of-the-art dagger.

Since dual-wielding is not available in Valheim, this weapon is best paired with the Black Metal Shield, if you’re looking to maintain your attack speed.

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The Black Metal Knife in Valheim

If you wish to unlock this dagger, though; first, you’ll need to get your hands on a series of Crafting Materials such as 1 Fine Wood, 1 Black Metal Bar, and 1 Linen Thread.

Remember that these are required only for unlocking the Valheim Blackmetal Knife recipe, not to craft it and that you also need a Forge level 4.

Valheim Black Metal Knife Crafting Materials Locations

The moment you unlock the recipe; keep collecting the same materials to reach the required amounts listed below.

  • 4 Fine Wood – Simply chop Birch and Oak trees in the Meadows and Plains Biomes using a Bronze Axe
  • 10 Black MetalBuild a Blast Furnace and smelt Black Metal Scraps dropped by Fulings (Plains Biome). You also need Coal, and to unlock the Blast Furnace, you first need an Artisan Table; unlocked after defeating Moder and after you get the Dragon Tears
  • 5 Linen Thread – Comes by processing Flax at the Spinning Wheel (also unlocked once you build the Artisan Table). Flax is obtained via farming or from the fields around Fuling Villages

Now that you know how to get all materials, upgrade your Forge to level four by building at least 4 of the following upgrades:

  • Forge Cooler
  • Anvils
  • Smith’s Anvil
  • Forge Toolrack
  • Forge Bellows
  • Grinding Wheel

Finally, get close to the Forge and craft your Blackmetal Knife, just as you see in my screenshot.

Valheim Blackmetal Knife Crafting

Crafting is fun!

What Is The Blackmetal Knife Spawn Id

Finally, let’s assume you want to get this dagger the moment you start the game, without doing any exploration.

If that’s the case and you don’t mind using cheats, you can use the Valheim Black Metal Knife Spawn Id. Simply follow these steps:

  • Press F5 to bring up the game’s console
  • Next, type imacheater to activate the Valheim Cheat Mode
  • Now, type spawn KnifeBlackMetal and you’ll see the dagger sitting on the ground in front of you.

And that’s it Viking. Now you know everything about the Blackmetal Knife in Valheim.

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Valheim Blackmetal Axe: How To Unlock, Craft & Materials Locations

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Blackmetal Axe or Black Metal Axe is an advanced Valheim axe, a weapon, and a tool; you can craft in the video game developed by Iron Gate.

The Valheim Blackmetal Axe is also the fifth woodcutting tool available right now, following the Stone Axe, Flint Axe, Bronze Axe, and the Iron Axe.

As such, it’s safe to say that the Black Metal Axe in Valheim is the best axe you can get; however, there are several things you have to be aware of and a lot of legwork to do.

Fear not though friends, because throughout the crafting guide below, I will tell you how to unlock it, where to find all materials required for this amazing axe, how to craft it, and as usual how to make it spawn instantly in case you don’t mind cheating.

How To Unlock The Blackmetal Axe In Valheim

“A perfectly-balanced axe forged from dark metal with an emerald sheen” as it is described in Valheim; the Black Metal Axe is, as you can see below; a one-of-a-kind weapon you can easily pair with a Black Metal Shield and even a Black Metal Tower Shield if you don’t mind moving slower.

On top of this, it is a woodcutting tool that can help you chop down all kinds of trees. A top-of-the-line tool if you wish.

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The Black Metal Axe in Valheim

To unlock this axe, or to be able to craft it; though, first, you’ll need to find a series of Crafting Materials.

Or to keep it simple you’ll need to chop 1 Fine Wood, smelt 1 Black Metal Bar, and craft 1 Linen Thread.

These materials are the same as those used to craft the Blackmetal Atgeir; but remember that they are required only for unlocking the Valheim Blackmetal Axe recipe, not to actually craft it.

Finally, you’ll also need a level four Forge.

Valheim Black Metal Axe Crafting Materials Locations

The moment you unlock the recipe your goal is to keep collecting the same materials until you reach the required amounts listed below; so let’s see how you can get them:

  • 6 Fine Wood – Comes from Birch and Oak trees in the Meadows and Plains Biomes. A Bronze Axe or anything above it is required to cut them down
  • 20 Black MetalObtainable at a Blast Furnace by smelting Black Metal Scraps dropped by Fulings in the Plains Biome. Obviously, you also need Coal; and to unlock the Blast Furnace, you’ll have to build an Artisan Table. To be able to do this you have to defeat Moder and get the Dragon Tears
  • 5 Linen Thread – Simply process Flax at the Spinning Wheel. The wheel is also unlocked once you build the Artisan Table; while Flax is obtained via farming or from the fields around Fuling Villages

The moment you have all these materials in your inventory focus on upgrading your Forge to level four by building any four of the following improvements:

  • Forge Cooler
  • Anvils
  • Smith’s Anvil
  • Forge Toolrack
  • Forge Bellows
  • Grinding Wheel

Now, approach the Forge and craft your Blackmetal Axe, just as you see in my screenshot.

Valheim Blackmetal Axe Crafting

Craft this axe as soon as possible

What Is The Blackmetal Axe Spawn Id

Last but not least, assuming you want to get this tool the moment you start the game; you can use the Valheim Black Metal Axe Spawn Id:

  • Press F5 to bring up the game’s console
  • Next, type imacheater to activate the Valheim Cheat Mode
  • Now, type spawn AxeBlackMetal and you’ll see the axe falling from the sky

And that’s it Viking. Now you know everything about the Blackmetal Axe in Valheim.

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