Valheim repair explained and how to repair your tools

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You can repair your equipment in Valheim, but you’d be surprised how many new players have missed this. It’s not that strange though, as the game doesn’t mention the repair option, and the repair button is easily overlooked. 

Naturally, continuously crafting new items instead of repairing the old ones feels a bit silly once you figure this out. So, without further ado, let’s find out how to repair Valheim weapons, tools, Valheim armor, and buildings. You might also want to have a look at our Valheim workbench guide first as that's a vital part of the process. 

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How to repair tools in Valheim

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Once you have your workbench placed and a roof over your head, you can start repairing your broken tools. Interact with the workbench and on the right-hand side – if you have broken tools – there'll be a hammer icon highlighted. Click on it and it will repair one of your tools. Click it again and it'll repair another, and so on. It will go through all of your tools until they're all repaired.

The best thing about repairing tools in Valheim is that it costs absolutely nothing! Repairing tools is free, so you can do it as much as you like without worrying about spending resources.

How to repair buildings in Valheim

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If you have damaged building parts, you can repair them too. Equip the hammer, then open the build menu and make sure the wooden hammer icon is selected, marked as "repair". Now you can tend to any parts that have taken damage by left-clicking on them. You can see which ones are damaged because hovering over them displays a health bar. Once again, repairing building parts doesn't cost any resources whatsoever, so you can fix your entire base for free.

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