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Valheim Crafting & Building Guide: How To Unlock

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Crafting and building in Valheim can be quite confusing early in the game especially if you’re just starting your adventure as a Viking and that’s because you won’t receive too many tips on how to build new structures such as a workbench, or a Cooking Station.

In fact, it may take a while until you figure out how to even build a campfire in Valheim, in order to survive your first night and not freeze to death.

So if you want to know how to build in Valheim early in the game, I am going to quickly tell you what you have to do.

Don’t worry because is quite easy, but it’s essential to learn it as soon as you start the game, otherwise, your Viking won’t survive long.

The idea here is pretty simple and as soon as you get it, you’ll be on the right track.

So let’s start from the beginning.

How To Unlock New Items & Buildings In Valheim

The moment you start the game, you’ll notice that your Viking is poorly equipped.

You’ll have no shelter, no weapons, and basically, nothing.

The only thing you’ll have is Hugin, or if you want one of Odin’s ravens. The other one is Munin, in case you want to know.

So, obviously, you’ll want to talk to Hugin, and let me tell you that this raven is only partially helpful. Hugin won’t tell you how to build a campfire in Valheim, but the bird does offer an important hint. A hint that you may want to remember for as long as you play the video game.

This hint basically explains how you unlock new things in Valheim. And to summarize it, you’ll have to pick new items, because your Viking can’t remember the true shape of objects.

You can see it below.

Valheim Crafting & Building

So obviously your first goal here is to start picking new items, and the most basic ones are stones and wood.

That’s all you have to do early in the game. Now let’s take them one by one.

Stones, since you don’t have a pickaxe to deal with large boulders (yet); can be found by exploring the areas near your starting point.

Look for small stones and pick them up by pressing E.

Now, you’ll need wood, and, again you won’t have an axe when you start; so you’ll need to get this crafting material from small branches.

Keep doing this and in the upper left corner of your screen, you’ll see the recipes you can unlock.

So this is how you unlock new items in Valheim.

How To Craft In Valheim

Once you get enough wood and stone, the very first item you’ll want to craft is a club.

No, it will not help you build a mansion, but it will help you defeat the enemies you encounter faster.

To do this press Tab and in the crafting window (pictured below), you’ll see the list of items you can craft.

How To Craft In valheim

This is your crafting window

Just remember that these items appear only after you remember the shape of objects (aka finding new items). As you can see a club requires 6 wood.

Get this one first, then keep looking for wood and stone so you can craft a hammer.

A Valheim hammer requires 3 wood and 2 stone.

Why do you need a hammer you ask? Because this is how you unlock the building option in Valheim.

Without a hammer, you won’t be able to build even a basic campfire.

How To Unlock Building In Valheim

Right so now that you have your first hammer, it’s time to put it to good use. As in building the Valheim workbench and cooking station.

But to do so first you’ll have to equip your hammer; which means that you’ll press Tab to open your inventory and then right-click on the hammer.

This action will unlock the building menu in Valheim which is also accessed by pressing the right mouse button.

Easy right? With or without the help of Hugin.

As you can see below, both the workbench and the cooking station require even more materials, which you already know how to get.

How To Build In Valheim

This is the building menu and it requires a hammer

Make sure you get these basic buildings as fast as possible. Preferably before nightfall.

And that’s it! Now you know how to start building and crafting in Valheim, and also how to set the foundation of your new settlement; however, the moment you start investing in your new place you may want to learn how to save the game.

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Valheim Silver Necklaces Locations: How To Get & Use

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Silver Necklaces are Valheim valuables similar to Amber Pearls, Amber, and Rubies, which means that they can’t be used in crafting but only for trading.

Furthermore, the Valheim Silver Necklace is the most expensive item you can trade; therefore, it is worth knowing where to find them and why you should always get these while playing the video game developed by Iron Gate.

Additionally, if you follow this guide, you’ll also learn how to get unlimited Silver Necklaces in Valheim.

How To Use The Valheim Silver Necklace

In order to turn this item into Coins; first, you’ll have to find Haldor.

The NPC in the image below; however, doesn’t have a fixed location, which means you have two options when it comes to finding him.

Valheim Silver Necklaces ocations How To Use

Bring all your Silver Necklaces to Haldor

The easiest way is to use the spawn Haldor console command; which basically is a cheat that summons Haldor anywhere on the map.

This; though, may not please your friends, and in this case, you’ll need to use the legit method.

And here things get complicated because since Haldor spawns randomly, it means that you’ll have to explore all areas until you find him.

However, according to many Valheim players, Haldor is usually found in the Black Forest Biomes, so make sure you start with those.

Once you find Haldor, just approach him and hit the sell button to turn your Silver Necklace(s) into Coins.

For each Valheim Silver Necklace you sell, you’ll receive 30 Coins.

Where To Find Silver Necklaces In Valheim

Valheim Silver Necklaces have specific locations. Outside, you won’t be able to find them in random chests unless they are buried.

This means that you’ll need the Wishbone dropped by Bonemass, or the third boss.

Valheim Wishbone

Use the Wishbone to locate buried chests

Alternatively, you can look for these items in the following Biomes:

  • Meadows – Check the Stone Graves and Viking Graveyards
  • Mountains – Inside Graves

Valheim Infinite Silver Necklaces Cheat

Assuming you need Silver Necklaces instantly, you can opt to use a console command or a cheat.

To do so, simply follow these steps:

  • Press F5 to bring up the game’s console
  • Next, type imacheater to activate the Valheim Cheat Mode
  • Finally, type spawn SilverNecklace X where represents the number of Silver Necklaces you wish to get. For example, spawn SilverNecklace 50 awards you 50 Necklaces as you can see in the first image above

Remember that this farming method is an alternative for the Infinite Money Cheat and has the same results.

Essentially, instead of getting infinite coins, you get infinite necklaces that are turned into coins.

And that’s it, friends. Now you know where to find Silver Necklaces in Valheim and how to use them.

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Valheim Rubies Locations: How To Get & Use

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Rubies are Valheim valuables that just like Amber Pearls can’t be used in crafting but they allow you to get Coins while playing the video game developed by Iron Gate.

Therefore, the Valheim Ruby has a specific purpose, so below I’ll tell you where to find these valuables, how to use them, and even how you can get unlimited Rubies.

How To Use The Valheim Ruby

Because it’s not a Crafting Material, a Ruby in Valheim is used only for trading, but to achieve this, first, you’ll have to find Haldor.

The friendly trader you see below spawns in random locations; however, there are two ways to find him faster.

Valheim Rubies Locations How To Use

Haldor is the trader interested in your Rubies

The legit way is to start looking for him along with your friends, and in this case, you’ll want to start with the Black Forest Biomes.

That’s because he seems to spawn quite often in the Black Forest.

Alternatively, if you play the game alone you can use the spawn Haldor console command.

You can also use it in multiplayer if your party agrees, and Haldor will spawn in front of you. Yes, even inside your settlement.

Now that you know how to find Haldor, simply place your Rubies in the inventory and use the sell button when you talk to him.

For each Valheim Ruby you trade, you’ll receive 20 Coins.

Where To Find Rubies In Valheim

Valheim Rubies like all other Valuables in the video game can be found in random chests outside or while exploring dungeons.

As such, you want to focus on the following Biomes:

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Use the Swamp Key to open the Crypt Gates

As you can see there are plenty of locations to get Rubies in Valheim, but there is also an easier way to get as many as you want.

Valheim Infinite Rubies Cheat

Assuming you need Rubies instantly, you can opt to use a console command or a cheat.

To do so, simply follow these steps:

  • Press F5 to bring up the game’s console
  • Next, type imacheater to activate the Valheim Cheat Mode
  • Finally, type spawn Ruby X where represents the number of Rubies you wish to get. For example, spawn Ruby 50 awards you 50 Rubies as you can see in the first image above

Again, this farming method is a variation for the Infinite Money Cheat and has the same outcome.

Basically, you won’t use the direct money cheat, but a cheat to get Rubies, that are turned into Coins.

And that’s it, friends. Now you know where to find Rubies in Valheim and how to use them.

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