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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 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:

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.

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Valheim Amber Pearls Locations: How To Get & Use

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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.

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