How to make Iron Armor in Valheim

Iron is your go to armor to survive mid-game in Valheim.

After making bronze armor, the next step is to make a full set of Iron so you can survive long enough to face tougher foes in both the swamp and mountain biomes.

How to craft Iron Armor in Valheim

To make iron armor in Valheim, you will need the following resources below and a level two forge built.

Once you have the materials listed above, you can then make Iron armor with the following resources below.

How to make Iron Scale Mail in Valheim

Here is the exact amount of both iron ingots and deer hides you will need to make an iron scale mail piece in Valheim. Once crafted, it will provide you with 14 armor and more when you upgrade it.

  • 20 Iron
  • Two Deer Hides

How to make Iron Greaves in Valheim

Here is the exact amount of both iron ingots and deer hides you will need to make an iron greaves piece in Valheim. Once crafted, it will provide you with 14 armor and more when you upgrade it.

  • 20 Iron
  • Two Deer Hides

How to make an Iron Helmet in Valheim

Here is the exact amount of both resources you will need to make an iron helmet in valheim. Once made, it will provide you a total of 14 armor, and more if you upgrade it. 

  • 20 Iron
  • Two Deer Hides

After creating a full set of iron armor, you will get a total armor level of 42; but don't stop there, as if you upgrade every piece in the iron armor set, you will boost this armor level even further. That said, here is everything you will need to upgrade each iron armor piece fully.

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How to upgrade Iron Scale Mail to level two

  • Five Iron
  • Level Three Forge

 How to upgrade Iron Scale Mail to level three

  • 10 Iron
  • Level Four Forge

 How to upgrade Iron Scale Mail to level four

  • 15 Iron
  • Level Five Forge

 How to upgrade Iron Greaves to level two

  • Five Iron
  • Level Three Forge

 How to upgrade Iron Greaves to level four

  • 10 Iron
  • Level Four Forge

 How to upgrade Iron Greaves to level three

  • 15 Iron
  • Level Five Forge

How to upgrade an Iron Helmet to level two

  • Five Iron
  • Level Three Forge

How to upgrade an Iron Helmet to level three

  • 10 Iron
  • Level Four Forge

How to upgrade an Iron Helmet to level four

  • 15 Iron
  • Level Five Forge

Once you get your iron armor set fully upgraded, you will get a whopping new armor level of 61; this is the ideal level of armor you will need to survive a lot of the mid-tier biomes in the game.

For more on Valheim, we at PGG have you covered with a ton of awesome guides like how to make wolf armor and how to make troll hide armor in Valheim.

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