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Valheim Raft: How To Build, Use & Sail

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The Valheim Raft is your first method of transportation across the water, in the video game developed by Iron Gate, and even though it’s quite basic, sailing or using the raft in Valheim is not.

As such below we’ll talk about sailing in Valheim, or if you want how to build and use the Valheim raft.

This simple watercraft is mandatory if you want to move between islands, in order to expand your settlement or reach new biomes.

So let’s start by building one.

How To Build A Valheim Raft

To build a raft in Valheim you’ll need several crafting materials and a Workbench.

The first thing you’ll have to do is to find a good spot for the Workbench, and that spot must be close to the water. Not on rivers, but on one of your island’s shores.

Remember that you have to be able to sail your raft, so building it on a small river or a lake that doesn’t have access to the ocean is not a good idea.

In the image below you can notice that my Workbench is very close to the water.

Valheim Raft How To Build

Place the Workbench on the shore

If you remember from the Valheim crafting guide, the Workbench is a basic structure. You can place it anywhere, and it doesn’t need a roof nor walls. So don’t worry about that.

The Valheim Workbench requires 10 Normal Wood (not Fine Wood). You can gather Normal Wood from branches, you can chop trees, or you can get it from other buildings.

Place your Workbench, by selecting your Hammer, then the spot next to the water.

Good, now that we have the location, it’s time to get the required materials for our first Raft in Valheim.

Valheim Raft Crafting Materials

To build the watercraft, along with the Workbench above you’ll need the following:

  • 20 Wood – obtained from all trees via chopping, branches, or other structures
  • 6 Leather Scraps – these come from Wild Boars. Just hunt them down; however, you can also find Leather Scraps in random chests or in Muddy Scrap Piles
  • 6 Resin – you can get it from falling trees, but the best sources are the Greydwarfs. These enemies spawn in the Black Forest Biome, and their number increases after you kill the first boss

Once you gather these materials, return to the Workbench, then select your Hammer.

Go to the Misc tab and then select the Raft.

Now, place it on the water as you can see in my screenshot above.

Awesome. So you have your first Raft, but now you’ll need to figure out how to use it in Valheim; or how to sail.

How To Sail A Raft In Valheim

The whole sailing process in Valheim may look a bit complicated at first; however, it’s quite easy to understand how it works.

But in order to use the Raft; first, you’ll have to be on it.

Getting On Your Valheim Raft

Assuming you placed your watercraft too far from the shore, or if you jumped into the water, you may notice that while swimming to your Raft you won’t be able to get up on it by normal means.

Or you can’t simply jump on your Raft and sail away.

So, how do we get up?

Simply by using the ladder on the back.

You can see it in the screenshot below and when you get close all you have to do is to press E. Now you’re back on your Raft.

Valheim Raft How To Get On

Use the ladder to get on your raft

Valheim Raft Controls

The Raft in Valheim features several controls you’ll need to fully master.

In order to control your basic boat made of logs, you’ll need to use the rudder. You can see it below and it’s next to the ladder we talked about.

Valheim Raft How To Use Sail

Full speed ahead!

Interact with it to take control of your Raft.

Now things get a bit complicated because you also have to control your sail.

To lower your sails tap S several times, and to raise them, tap W.

W and S are also used to move forward and backward, but instead of tapping you’ll need to press and hold these keys. To steer you’ll use A and D.

Finally, you need to understand how wind works, which means that you have to know its direction.

You can see this in the picture above on the right side, just below the map.

The idea here is simple. The wind must always hit the back of your sail in order to move at maximum speed. As an example, if it blows from the left (west), your sail must face the right side (east).

And that’s it friends! Now you know how to build your raft and also how to sail in Valheim!

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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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