Valheim Flint Location: Where To Find & How To Get

by Vlad
February 13, 2021

In Valheim, Flint is a very common material you’ll need to find quite early in the game, and even though it is common, this material can be found only in specific places.

Unlike wood or stone, for example, it is a bit trickier to get because wood and stones are everywhere. But this one is not.

So, if you’re wondering where to find Flint in Valheim, I’ll tell you exactly where it is.

Before we talk about the location of this material, though, first, let’s see why you need it.

How To Use Flint In Valheim

Well, since it’s a crafting material, it’s quite important for various reasons.

By using Flint, you can craft several weapons. To name just a few, you’ll need Flint for:

  • Axes
  • Arrows
  • Knifes
  • Spears

But these, as you can guess, will be replaced later in the game. This material, however, plays a crucial role when it comes to upgrading your equipment.

Why? Because you’ll need Flint for workbench upgrades, meaning that after you unlock the workbench, you’ll have to upgrade it.

And how do you upgrade the Valheim workbench? By building workbench improvements. Which, as you can guess, requires Flint.

Two examples here are the Chopping Block and the Tanning Rack.

Valheim Chopping Block Materials
For the Chopping Block, you need 10 Flint

For the Valheim Chopping Block, you need 10 Flint, and for the Tanning Rack, you need 15.

So basically, only these two require 25 units. So where to find it?

Where To Find Flint

Long answer short, you’ll find this crafting material in any spot where water meets the soil. Or earth if you want.

This is a very interesting thing in Valheim because it respects the known origins of this sedimentary rock, and you don’t have to be a geologist to do a Google search.

And Valheim sticks to it, however, there is also a common error spread by other websites that it is found only in the Meadows, which is totally false.

It is found on the shores of all water sources.

It can be an ocean, a lake, or just a simple river like the one in my screenshot.

Valheim Flint Location Guide
Follow the watercourse

As long as you follow the course of water, you’ll find this material.

How To Farm Flint

Again the long answer short here is you can’t farm this crafting material. And no, there is no Valheim cheat that can help you achieve this, like the one you can use for Surtling Cores.

And again, there is a huge mistake players make these days, as in waiting for this crafting material to respawn. As a result, they waste a lot of time.

If you want to get Flint fast in Valheim, find a river or any other water source and start moving along its shores. What you are looking for are small stones like the one in my image above.

By following that river, I ended up with 73 units in less than 8 minutes.

Which should be more than you need early in the game.

And that’s it, friends. That’s how you find Flint in Valheim, the video game developed by Iron Gate, but obviously, if you have a better way, I can’t wait for you to share it with me.

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