A big part of the Valheim survival experience is constructing a robust base where you’re protected while sleeping and crafting all your various gear. Constructing your buildings out of stone makes them much stronger than the Wood structures you can start with, but you’ll have to do some work to unlock the ability to work stone. Here’s everything you need to know to make a Stonecutter and start building stone structures.
Advance Through The Bronze Age
To access stoneworking, you need metal tools, and getting metal is a long, involved process. Your ultimate goal is to build a Stonecutter, which is the crafting station that makes building stone structures possible. Getting it requires you to have access to Iron, though, which means you’ll need to explore the Swamp biome and defeat the first two bosses in Valheim.
To get Iron, you’ll first need to unlock the ability to forge Bronze and make Bronze tools and gear. Check out our Bronze guide for information on how to do that. The gist is that, before you can start making seriously cool things out of stone, you’ll have to earn all the upgrades you can get from the Meadows and Black Forest biomes and defeat their bosses. You’ll also need a Bronze Pickaxe (made from 10 Bronze and 3 Core Wood).
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