Tin is a type of Valheim metal obtained from Tin Ore by mining Tin Deposits and then processing the ore at a Smelter. Even though the Tin in Valheim is rarely used in building structures, it plays a key role in obtaining Bronze, meaning you should look for Tin as soon as you unlock the ability to mine.
Since it’s an important crafting material, below I’ll tell you everything you need to know about Tin, in case you’ll need it while playing the video game developed by Iron Gate. But first, let’s see why you need it.
How To Use Tin in Valheim
On its own, or without other metals, Tin is used only to build Cauldrons; however, the importance of this metal comes in association with Copper because these two metals together allow you to craft Bronze at the Forge. Since Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of Copper and Tin, you’ll first need Tin whenever you want to craft a Bronze item. This means that Tin is required to craft the following items:
- Bronze Axe
- Bronze Buckler
- Bronze Helmet
- Bronze Mace
- Plate Cuirass
- Bronze Nails
- Bronze Pickaxe
- Horned Bronze Helmet
- Bronze Plate Leggings
- Bronze Spear
- Bronzehead arrow
- Bronze Sword
Obviously, you’ll need other materials and metals to craft them, but getting Tin should be your first objective when looking to get any of them.
How To Get Tin
In Valheim, Tin is produced. Specifically the Tin Bars. These items come from the Smelter, and to get Tin first, you need Tin Ore, which is found in Tin Deposits.
Where To Find Tin Deposits
The long answer short here is the Black Forest Biome; however, unlike Copper Deposits, the Tin Deposits can be found only near water sources. You may remember that Flint is another material that is usually located along the shorelines and riverbanks. The Tin Deposits are pretty much the same but in the Black Forest. You can see one of them below.
As you can notice, these deposits are way smaller than the Cooper Deposits, which makes them a bit harder to spot; however, you’ll only find them near water.
Once you find a deposit, you’ll have to mine ore. To do that, however, first, you’ll need a pickaxe. In Valheim, your first pickaxe is unlocked by Eikthyr or the first boss. After you summon him using the Eikthyr Mystical Altar, you’ll have to defeat him and get his Hard Antler. The Hard Antlers are used at the Workbench to craft the Antler Pickaxe.
Equip the Antler Pickaxe, then approach a Tin Deposit like the one above and left-click to start mining. From these deposits, you’ll get ore, which is worth mentioning that it can’t be teleported by normal means; however, if you use the Valheim Teleport Cheat properly, you can instantly move Tin Ore and all other metals. You can see an example of a Tin Ore below. Now, it’s time to turn these into the final product.
How To Turn Tin Ore Into Tin Bars
Good, so now that we have the ore, it’s time to process it into the actual bars. To do so, you’ll need to build a Smelter and know how to operate it.
Basically, you’ll have to feed the Smelter by adding two components. First, you’ll place the ore into the Smelter’s front hole or opening if you want. Then, you’ll have to go around it and add Coal to the Smelter’s back opening. Finally, you’ll have to wait 31 seconds to get your Tin Bars (pictured below).