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Valheim Withered Bones: Where To Find & How To Use

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Withered Bones are Valheim items you’ll find in the Swamp Biome of the video game developed by Iron Gate, and even though they may seem important, they serve a single purpose.

The Valheim Withered Bones; however are also quest-items, and once you use them to complete your objective, you should not carry them anymore.

So, let’s quickly go over the Withered Bones in Valheim, and learn how to use them and where to find them.

What Is A Valheim Withered Bone

As said, the Withered Bones are quest-items, meaning that you’ll need them to summon the third boss in the game, named Bonemass.

They are similar to the Deer Trophies we found to summon Eikthyr, or the Ancient Seeds we used to summon The Elder.

Other than that they are pretty much useless; that’s why once you defeat Bonemass, you can stop carrying them.

According to the game’s description, a Withered Bone is  “A giant bone, knotted like old wood”. A single bone has a weight of 1.0, and you can stack up to 30 in a slot.

Finally, they can be teleported, and you can see them below.

Valheim Withered Bones Locations

Withered Bones In Valheim

Where To Find Withered Bones In Valheim

These items are very easy to find provided you know where to look for them and you have the required equipment.

They are located in the Swamp Biome and they have two possible locations:

Let’s start with the Muddy Scrap Piles.

These deposits can be found outside the Sunken Crypts as well but they require the Wishbone which is dropped by Bonemass.

Since you need the Withered Bones to summon him, you’ll want to look for the Scrap Piles inside the Sunken Crypts.

To enter a Sunken Crypt, you need the Swamp Key; which is obtained by defeating the Elder boss. You can see one of these crypts below.

Valheim How To Open Crypt Gates

Use the Swamp Key to open the Crypt Gates

Once inside, use the Antler Pickaxe to mine the Muddy Scrap Piles and get these bones, as well as to move from one room to another.

You’ll be able to craft the said pickaxe after you deal with Eikthyr.

Keep in mind though that the Valheim Withered Bones can also be found without mining. Just look around for alcoves whenever you enter a new room.

The moment you get 10 you can stop searching for them because that’s the number of bones you need to summon Bonemass.

How To Use The Valheim Withered Bones

Assuming you have 10 Withered Bones, next you’ll want to find the location of Bonemass.

This means that you’ll continue to explore the Sunken Crypts until you find the Vegvisir Bonemass which is a runestone like the one below.

Valheim Vegvisir Bonemass Runestons

While inside the Sunken Crypts look for this runestone

Examine it, then mark the location of the third boss on your map.

Next, exit the crypt and travel to the summoning altar. Here you should be able to see a rather large skull (pictured above).

Equip the 10 Withered Bones in one of your quick slots, then make the offering by standing in front of the skull’s mouth.

This will summon Bonemass, and this is why you need the Valheim Withered Bones.

Once you deal with him there is no point to collect these items anymore unless you want to fight the third boss again.

That’s how you use the Withered Bones in Valheim and where you find them, so start mining, and also don’t forget to look for Bloodbags.

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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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