Valheim repair explained, and how to repair your tools and buildings

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If you're not sure how to repair things in Valheim, don't worry. Many new players miss it, as the game doesn’t mention the option, and the repair button is easily overlooked. Obviously, continuously crafting new items instead of repairing the ones you have isn't the most practical option overall, so let’s find out how the Valheim repair system works so you can keep all your Valheim weapons, tools, Valheim armor, and buildings in top condition. Take a look at our Valheim workbench guide as well if you haven't got one already, as that's a vital part of the process we're about to explain. 

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How to repair tools in Valheim

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Once you have a workbench placed, and a roof over your head, you can start repairing broken tools. To do that, interact with the workbench and if you have broken tools there'll be a hammer icon highlighted on the right-hand side. Click on it and it will repair one of your tools, click again and it'll repair another, and so on - just keep clicking though to repair all of your tools until they're all fixed.

The best thing about repairing tools in Valheim is that it costs nothing! Repairing tools is free, so you can do it as much as you like without worrying about spending resources - obviously a much better option that crafting new ones all the time. 

How to repair buildings in Valheim

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To repair damaged building parts equip the hammer, open the build menu and make sure the wooden hammer icon is selected, marked as "repair". Now you can tend to any damaged parts by left-clicking on them. You can check which ones are damaged by hovering over them to display a health bar. Once again, repairing building parts doesn't cost any resources, so you can fix your entire base for free.

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