Connect with us

Valheim

Valheim Smelter: How To Build & Use

Published

on

The Valheim Smelter, just like the Cooking Station is a mandatory structure you’ll have to build in order to get bars of refined metals that can be used at the Forge.

The Smelter in Valheim is a bit trickier to use, but below I’ll tell you what you have to do in order to smelt metals in Valheim. Once you learn how to use the Smelter, you’ll be able to start producing bars from various ores.

Before we start though, if you wonder how to unlock the Smelter, then you should know that this is achieved when you find your first Surtling Core.

How To Build A Smelter In Valheim

Obviously, in order to build a Smelter, you’ll need a Workbench and a Hammer which we already covered in our crafting & building guide.

Then, as said you’ll need to unlock this building by finding a Surtling Core. This material is usually acquired from the Burial Chambers.

Once you get one you’ll unlock the Smelter, but you’ll need 5 Surtling Cores in order to build it.

By fully exploring a Burial Chamber you should be able to get the required amount but in case you want to skip this step, there is a method to farm Surtling Cores from Surtlings.

Keep in mind though that this farming method only works if you use one of the Valheim Cheats.

Finally, you’ll need 20 stones which can be found through exploration.

Now with these items in your inventory, find a spot to place your Smelter, but do know that this building is a bit large.

The good thing here is that you don’t need a roof above it, so you are free to place it outside your main building if you want.

To build the Smelter, equip your Hammer, then right-click to open the building menu.

Navigate to the Crafting tab and select the Smelter.

Finally, place it on the ground. It should look like this.

Valheim Smelter

A brand new Smelter

How To Smelt In Valheim

Currently, the Smelter supports 4 types of ores:

To smelt them, however, you need to know to use the Smelter in Valheim; which as I said can be a bit tricky to figure out.

While facing the building, go around it to find a small orifice like the one in my screenshot.

Valheim Smelter How To Use

Add Coal here

Here you’ll have to add your Coal which is obtained in several ways.

You can get Coal from random chests, or by overcooking food at the Cooking Station.

Additionally, it is also dropped by Surtlings or it can be produced in the Charcoal Kiln using wood.

After you add Coal, go to the front of the Smelter and place your ores.

All Valheim Smelting Recipes & Times

Since the video developed by Iron Gate is in Early Access, you can only smelt 4 types of ores at this point.

Below you can see the full list of ores and the bars that can be produced by your Smelter.

  • Copper Ore – Is smelted into Copper. Each bar requires 1 Copper Ore and 3 Coal
  • Tin Ore – Is smelted into Tin. Each bar requires 1 Tin Ore and 3 Coal
  • Scrap Iron – Is smelted into Iron. Each bar requires 1 Scrap Iron and 3 Coal
  • Silver Ore – Is smelted into Silver. Each bar requires 1 Silver Ore and 3 Coal

Last but not least, you should know that the smelting time is the same for all ores, as in 25 seconds/unit.

And that’s it! Now you know how the Valheim Smelter works.

Founder and senior content producer at GameClubz, I am the former CEO of VGFAQ.com & Primewikis.com. I've been playing video games since 1994, and I like to keep up with the latest video game releases. Feel free to get in touch with me if gaming is your passion.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA ImageChange Image

Valheim

Valheim Rubies Locations: How To Get & Use

Published

on

By

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:

Valheim How To Open Crypt Gates

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.

Continue Reading

Valheim

Valheim Amber Pearls Locations: How To Get & Use

Published

on

By

Amber Pearls are Valheim valuables that can’t be used in crafting but they can get you a lot of coins, provided you know how to use them while playing the video game developed by Iron Gate.

Similar to the Valheim Amber we already covered, the Amber Pearls have a specific purpose, so below I’ll tell you where to find them and how to farm these shiny items.

Furthermore, I’ll also tell you how to get infinite Valheim Amber Pearls, using a simple console command.

How To Use The Valheim Amber Pearl

Since it is not a Crafting Material, the Amber Pearl in Valheim can only be used for trading; however, this item requires a specific NPC we already met.

His name is Haldor and he spawns randomly on your map, meaning that he doesn’t have a fixed location.

So the first thing you’ll want to do in order to use your Amber Pearls is to find him. You can see Haldor in the screenshot below.

Valheim Amber Pearls Locations How To Use

Haldor is willing to buy your pearls

If you wish to find Haldor faster, you should start your search with the Black Fores Biomes, which seem to be his favorite ones.

Alternatively, you can force spawn Haldor anywhere on the map simply by using the spawn Haldor console command.

After you find him, make sure your Amber Pearls are in your inventory, then hit the sell button.

The option to sell removes all the Valuables in your inventory, including all Rubies, Ambers and Silver Necklaces.

In exchange, Haldor will give you Coins you can use to buy the items he sells.

Where To Find Amber Pearls In Valheim

The Amber Pearls can be found usually in dungeons; however, sometimes you may be able to also find them outside in random chests.

As such, if you want to get Amber Pearls faster you should focus on exploring the dungeons available in specific Biomes.

Start with the Burial Chambers and Troll Caves in the Black Forest and make sure you level up your character to defeat Bonemass.

The said boss drops the Swamp Key that allows you to unlock the Sunken Crypts Gates. Inside these dungeons, you’ll also find Amber Pearls.

You can see how these crypts look like below; however, be advised that you’ll have to mine a lot of Muddy Scrap Piles to fully explore these dungeons.

Valheim How To Open Crypt Gates

Use the Swamp Key to open the Crypt Gates

Finally, as you advance through the game you’ll also be able to explore the Stone Graves and Viking Graveyards in the Meadows Biome.

Valheim Infinite Amber Pearls Cheat

If by any chance you need Amber Pearls instantly, you can also 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 AmberPearl X where represents the number of pearls you wish to get. For example, spawn AmberPearl 50 awards you 50 Pearls as you can see in the first image above

This method is basically a variation for the Infinite Money Cheat we talked about and serves the same purpose.

Simply put instead of getting unlimited money, you’ll get infinite pearls that you can sell to get, well…infinite coins.

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

Continue Reading