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How to get Valheim silver and smelt it

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Finding Valheim silver is pretty important, as it’s a necessary material to craft items like the Crystal Battleaxe, the Drake Helmet, Frostner, and the Lox Cape. Compared to other Valheim resources, it’s used in a lot of essential recipes.

It’s hard to find a large stack of Valheim silver if you don’t know where to look though, especially since many silver ore veins are hidden underground. There’s a special method to find them easily, without spending hours roaming the Mountains in vain. Here’s all the info you need to find silver, smelt it, and use it in crafting recipes. 

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How to get silver in Valheim

Valheim silver

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If you haven't started exploring the Mountain biome after defeating the Valheim Bonemass boss yet, then don't worry about acquiring silver; chances are, you'll be slain before you can get much of it by the wolves and drakes that populate the region. Once you have taken down Bonemass though and you're fully kitted out in iron, you're ready to get some Valheim silver.

Silver ore can be found in veins throughout the Mountain biome, sometimes on surface-level, but often hidden below the ground. This means that you'll need to use the Wishbone obtained by defeating Bonemass to reliably find it, as it will alert you to where it can be found. It's worth knowing that smaller Mountain biomes won't always contain any silver, so you may need to find a larger one if you've not having any luck.

When you find some silver, you need to have an Iron Pickaxe to mine it and obtain Silver Ore. Take this back to a Smelter at your base to turn it into Silver Bars, which can then be used to craft the following:

  • Wolf Armor (Chest, Legs, and Cape)
  • Silver Sword, Shield, and Arrows
  • Frostner
  • Draugr Fang
  • Lox Cape
  • Drake Helmet
  • Fang Spear

Silver is the penultimate material before reaching Valheim Black Metal, which you can start working towards once you've taken down the boss of the Mountains, Moder. Good luck!

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