Valheim Black Metal: How to find Black Metal and smelt it

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Valheim's black metal gear and weapons are some of the best in the game. However, getting the black metal bars can be a lot harder than it looks. This guide will not only show you how to find black metal, but also how to smelt it in Valheim.

Smelting Black Metal Scrap in a Blast Furnace will give you Black Metal Bars, which can be used to craft high-level swords and shields. Follow our steps below to learn all the skills needed to use black metal in Valheim.



How to Find Black Metal in Valheim

Black Metal Scraps can only be obtained in one way in Early Access: by killing Fulings, a tribe of goblin creatures that roam the Plains biome. There are three types of Fulings in Valheim that drop black metal:

  • Fuling (coins, black metal scrap, Fuling trophy)
  • Fuling Berserker (coins, black metal scrap)
  • Fuling Shaman (coins, black metal scrap, Fuling totem)

Even the smallest Fulings are very dangerous and can kill you in 1-2 hits if you are not wearing at least iron armor.

If you come across a camp of them, it's even more dangerous, and it's better to take a stealthy approach and kill them one by one.

How to smelt black metal in Valheim

Black metal can only be smelted in a blast furnace, which can be crafted using the following recipe:

  • 20x Stone
  • 5x Surtling Core
  • 10x iron
  • 20x fine wood
  • 1x craft table

Stone can be found almost anywhere on the ground. Iron can be found in Sunken Crypts and in the Swamp biome with Wishbone.



Surtling Cores drop from Surtlings, small fiery creatures that can be found in the swamp biome, around fire geysers and runestones. If you're lucky, you can find them in various dungeons, such as burial chambers.

Fine Wood comes from the felling of birch and oak trees located in the Meadows and Black Forest biomes. These types of trees can only be felled with a bronze axe, which can be acquired after defeating Eikthyr, the very first boss in the game.

The Crafting Table can be crafted using a Dragon's Tear, which drops from the game's fourth boss, Moder. This black dragon can be summoned on the mountain biome.


Once the blast furnace is ready, you can use it to smelt black metal bars and craft the following items:

Article Recipe
Atgeir in black metal 10x fine wood
30x black metal bar
5x linen thread
Black metal ax 6x fine wood
20x black metal bar
5x linen thread
Black metal knife 4x fine wood
10x black metal bar
5x linen thread
black metal sword 2x fine wood
20x black metal bar
5x linen thread
Black metal shield 2x fine wood
8x black metal bar
5x chain

That's all you need to know to find and smelt Valheim's Black Metal, as well as how to craft the Blast Furnace. For more Valheim tips and tricks articles, consider visiting our dedicated hub page via the link.


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