Eventually, both your tools and weapons are going to break from prolonged use and you will have to repair them; here's how to do it and what you will need.
How to repair items in Valheim
To repair tools and weapons in Valheim, you will need a workbench; you can craft a workbench with ten wood, and once built, you will be able to repair all of your items via a hammer icon on the left of the workbench crafting tab. As a side note, make sure the items you want to repair are in your inventory before pressing the repair button; they also don't have to be on your hotbar, just in your inventory is fine enough.
Repairing items at the time of writing also doesn't appear to cost resources; because of that, you can fix anything in your inventory free of charge. However, before you can use a workbench to repair your items, you will need a roof over it; if you don't have a roof over your workbench, you will get a text popup saying the workbench requires a roof.
Related: How to upgrade your workbench
Because of this, you will generally need to build your workbench inside your base. However, it doesn't need to be your whole base, as you just need a thatch roof above it to use it. When you get a roof over the bench, you will be able to repair your items as we described. But to repair higher tier items, you will need to upgrade your workbench to a specific tier.
How to repair Bronze, and Iron items in Valheim
Once you advance tiers, any items you make that are either bronze or iron can't be repaired in a workbench, you will instead have to repair them in the same manner but inside a forge. That said, if you have either bronze or iron items, you probably already have a forge, but in case you don't know-how, you can make a forge with the following resources below.
Here's everything you need to make a forge; you will also need to use a hammer to craft it:
- Four stone
- Four coal
- Ten wood
- Six copper bars
For more on Valheim, we at PGG have you covered with an expanding roster of guides like how to make a workbench 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.