How to get Black Metal in Valheim

Now that is metal!

If you want to make some of the best late-game weapons and tools in Valheim, you will need to get a resource called black metal scrap.

Where to find Black Metal in Valheim

At the time of writing, there is only one way to get black metal in Valheim, and it is by killing goblin-like creatures called fulings; upon death, fulings will drop black metal scrap, which then can be turned into black metal via a blast furnace. 

That said, you can find fulings spawning and great numbers in the plains biome, but we recommend caution as, despite these creatures' small size, they can kill fairly quickly. Because of this, we recommend making at least full iron armor and packing some heavy-hitting weapons, along with a huntsmen bow.  

Once you are ready, you can find fulings spawning in forts and tribal encampments all across plains biomes. Along with this, the following fulings will drop black metal scrap upon death.

  • Normal Fulings
  • Fuling Shaman: These guys will drop totems you will want to save for summoning the 5th boss.
  • Fuling Berserker

To kill fulings, we recommend having a friend distract them and then having someone with a ranged weapon pick them off from a distance. Alternatively, you can also try making ooze bombs and throw them at the fulings when they bunch up; other aoe attacks will also be good against these creatures.

Related: How to make a Smelter in Valheim

When you get black metal scraps, just take it back to a blast furnace, because unlike other ore, black metal can only be made inside a blast furnace. That said, you can make a blast furnace with the following materials.

  • 20 Stone
  • Five Surtling cores
  • 20 wood
  • Artisan Table: You will need to make an artisan table to make a black furnace; you can make one with two dragon tears and ten wood.

Once you have black metal, you can then make many new weapon crafting recipes, as shown below. 

  • Blackmetal Knife
  • Blackmetal Sword
  • Blackmetal Axe
  • Blackmetal Shield
  • Blackmetal Towershield

For more on Valheim, we at PGG have you covered with an expanding roster of guides like how to build a ship and how to get a pickaxe in Valheim. Along with these two awesome guides, check back later and we will have even more guides for Valheim coming out in the weeks and days ahead.

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