How to craft a Valheim Obliterator with a Thunder Stone

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The Valheim Obliterator is the only way to destroy items or equipment you no longer want. Just put all your junk in the Obliterator and let Odin’s lightning bolts work their magic. However, to craft an Obliterator in Valheim you'll first need to find a Thunder Stone, a rare but essential item. This guide will explain where to find a Thunder Stone, and how to use the Obliterator.

 What does the Valheim Obliterator do? 

Valheim Thunder Stone Obliterator

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The Obliterator is used to destroy items. That might sound weird but before the Hearth and Home update, you would have to place these items in a chest, throw them on the floor, or take the trouble of dumping them in the ocean. Thanks to the Obliterator, you no longer have to.

 How to craft the Obliterator in Valheim 

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The Valheim Obliterator recipe is quite simple if you know where to look and veteran players will probably be able to make one within a few minutes, especially if they’ve already found Haldor the Valheim merchant

Here’s the Valheim Obliterator crafting recipe:

  • A Forge. Make sure you’re close to a Forge, or you won’t be able to build the Obliterator.
  • Eight pieces or Iron.
  • Four pieces of Copper.
  • One Thunder Stone. Obtainable from the Trader.

 How to get a Thunder Stone in Valheim 

Valheim Thunder Stone Obliterator

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The only way to get a Thunder Stone in Valheim, is by buying it from Haldor the Trader. The blue dwarf is stationed somewhere in the Black Forest Biome. However, as there’s only one Haldor per world, it can take a long time to discover him by yourself. 

If you want to find Haldor quickly, you may use this World Seed: p3k4p6xiXi. Go south until you see the Trader icon appear on the minimap (it’s still quite a long walk, but you can’t miss him). Oh, and watch out for the nearby Greydwarf nest.

Interact with Haldor to buy his wares. The Thunder Stone is the lowest item on the list, and can be bought for 50 Gold. If you don’t have enough coins though, explore a few Crypts or kill some Trolls first. Once you have the stone, just return to the main menu and enter the World in which you want to build the Obliterator.

How to build and use an Obliterator in Valheim

Valheim Thunder Stone Obliterator

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Once you have everything for the Obliterator crafting recipe, find an empty piece of land close to your Forge. Make sure it’s not too close to walls or other items, because the Obliterator may do damage in a small radius around it.

You will also need to even the ground so use the Cultivator tool to fix it if it's uneven or overgrown with grass and bushes. After placing the Obliterator with your building Hammer, press ‘E’ to open its inventory and place the items you want to dispose of inside. Leave this menu and pull the lever on the right side of the machine to initiate obliteration

Doing this will attract a lightning strike, which, besides looking cool, empties the Obliterator’s full inventory. Note that you may occasionally see the text “Thor has bestowed a gift upon you” after using the machine. Don’t get your hopes up though; it just means you’ll find some coal inside. If you don’t want it, just pull the lever again.

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