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Valheim Smelter: How To Build & Use

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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.

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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.

Valheim Black Metal Knife How To Get Spawn Id

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.

Valheim Black Metal Axe How To Get Spawn Id

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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