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Valheim Swamp Key: How To Use & Open Swamp Crypt Gates

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Valheim Swamp Key is an important item you’ll discover while playing the sandbox survival video game developed by Iron Gate, and also an item you want to always keep in your inventory, as you progress through the game.

Since the Swamp Key in Valheim doesn’t come with too much information provided by developers, you may want to know why it’s so essential to get it and keep it close.

As such below we’ll discuss this topic and I’ll tell you the purpose of this item and obviously how to use the Swamp Key in Valheim.

Where To Find The Swamp Key In Valheim

Once you defeat the first boss in Valheim by solving the Eikthyr Mystical Altar puzzle, you’ll notice that besides the fact that you’ll get a trophy, you’ll also receive an additional item to progress through the game.

Eikthyr, for example, drops a Hard Antler that basically unlocks the option to mine in Valheim, after you use the Antler to craft the Antler Pickaxe.

Eventually, that pickaxe will help you improve your gear by crafting bronze, and this step is mandatory if you want to defeat the second boss known as The Elder.

To deal with the Elder, you’ll obviously need to solve another small puzzle at the Ancient Bowl. This puzzle helps you summon the boss and once you defeat him you’ll receive his trophy and a Swamp Key.

So if you want to know how to get the Swamp Key in Valheim, the long answer short is from The Elder or the second boss. And you can see the Swamp Key below. Notice its description: Partly covered in caked mud, it smells foetid.

Valheim Swamp Key Location

The Swamp Key dropped by The Elder in Valheim

Now, before we move forward with how to use the Valheim Swamp Key and why is it so important, you may want to know what happens if you misplace it.

Or what to do if you lose your Swamp Key, because yes this can happen by dropping it by mistake.

Although this is not an ideal scenario, you can actually get another key simply by defeating the Elder again, because bosses can be summoned whenever you want; however, this also means that you’ll need 3 Ancient Seeds again.

That’s why you don’t want to misplace this specific key.

Good so, know we know where to find the key, let’s see why it’s so important for your Viking.

How To Use The Swamp Key & Open Valheim Crypt Gates

Similar to the Hard Antler, the Swamp Key allows you to get to the next boss after the Elder. This boss, which is the third, is named Bonemass; however, summoning him is a bit trickier.

The first thing to do after you get the key is to keep it in your inventory, even though you’ll waste a slot. Next, you’ll want to reach the Swamp Biome. If you don’t have one on your island, then you’ll have to build a raft and sail to another island.

And finally, you’ll have to do some exploration in the Swamp Biome looking for Sunken Crypts.

As you can see below, the Crypts are easy to identify; however, you need the key if you want to open the Valheim Crypt Gates in the Swamp. The proper way that is.

If you want to enter the Crypts without a key, you can actually mine your way inside, under the gate.

Valheim How To Open Crypt Gates

Use the Swamp Key to open the Crypt Gates

It’s also worth mentioning that this key can be used an unlimited amount of times; however, it is mandatory to have it in your inventory to use it.

Once inside a Sunken Crypt, your main goal is to find a Rune Stone that reveals the location of Bonemass; but you’ll also want to mine the Muddy Scrap Piles in order to collect 10 Withered Bones that are required to summon Bonemass.

And that’s it, Viking! Now you know how to use the Swamp Key in Valheim, how to open the Crypt Gates; and why without this specific item, you can’t reach the third boss in the video game.

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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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