How to get obsidian in Valheim

It's kind of like getting obsidian in Minecraft, but colder and deadlier.

If you want the fifth workbench upgrade or obsidian or poison arrow, you will need to gather up some obsidian ore; here's where to find it and how to get it.

Where to get obsidian in Valheim

To get obsidian in Valheim, you will need to head deep into the mountain biome; around the highest parts of the biome you can find obsidian mounds, but to mine the obsidian you will need to make an iron pickaxe. 


Here is what you need to make an iron pickaxe in Valheim.

You can craft an iron pickaxe with the materials listed above inside a level two forge. However, to get the iron you need, you will need to head into the swamp biome and mine muddy mounds inside sunken crypts that require a swamp key to open. 

Related: How to get iron ore in Valheim | Iron ore locations

After that, you will be able to mine obsidian, but before heading into the mountains, you will need to have some protection against freezing, as you will die without it. We suggest making frost protection mead as it's your best way to get in the biome without warm clothes like wolf armor. 

That said, here is what you need for frost protection mead.

  • Ten Honeys: To make honey, you will need to make a beehive with a queen bee.
  • Five Thistles: You can get thistle from the black forest.
  • Two Bloodbags: To get bloodbags, you will need to travel down to the swamp and kill leaches; we suggest killing them with a bow if you don't have decent armor.
  • Two Greydwarf eyes: you can get these by killing greydwarfs that spawn everywhere in the black forest and meadows biomes.

For more on Valheim, we at PGG got you covered with awesome guides like how to make mead with cauldrons and how to make a Smelter in Valheim

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on your favorite games!

About the Author

Howdy Folks! My name is Andrew, and I have been playing games for decades and only just started writing about them. My personal favorites are ARPGs and C&C style RTS games. I also specialize in writing guides for a lot of popular RPGs. Follow me on my account on Twitter at @HighwaymanSlade to see retweets of my latest works and thoughts about games.
Find Andrewvaughan On: Twitter

Recently Updated Valheim Posts

Leave a Comment

Comments are on moderation and will be approved in a timely manner. Please read the following rules before commenting:

  • All comments must be on topic and add something of substance to the post
  • No swearing or inappropriate words
  • No asking or begging for anything free
  • Do not attempt to start a poll in the comments
  • Comments in all CAPS will be removed
  • We reserve the right to remove a comment for any reason
  • Do not impersonate a staff member or influencer

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.