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How To Get A Pickaxe In Valheim

How To Get A Pickaxe In Valheim
The pickaxe is a fantastic tool for getting loads of stone very quickly. This guide on How To Get A Pickaxe In Valheim will tell you exactly what you must do in order to unlock the first pickaxe recipe, an Antler pickaxe, that requires defeating a special enemy and upgrading your Workbench.

The Antler Pickaxe is unlocked after you loot a Hard Antler for the first time. However, you cannot find these items simply from killing deer. You need to defeat the first boss. At the beginning of the game, when you spawn in the middle of all the standing stones, interact with the deer stone to have the enemy placed on your map. Then you need to hunt it down and kill it.

How To Get A Pickaxe In Valheim

How To Get A Pickaxe In Valheim
It’s not a very difficult fight. Bring a shield and a knife, or another hard hitting weapon, and summon the first boss with offerings on the Mystical Alter. Once you have defeated the boss it will drop a Hard Antler. This unlocks the Antler Pickaxe. You will need to upgrade your Workbench to level 2 or level three.

Upgrading the Workbench is easy. You simply need to find Flint for the first time. Once you’ve found Flint you will unlock a Chopping Block recipe with your Hammer. Make the Chopping Block and place it nearby your Workbench, this will upgrade the Workbench to level 2 so that you’re able to craft the pickaxe.

  • Build a weapon (knife or spear) with a shield
  • Hunt down the first boss
  • Upgrade the Workbench to level 2+
  • Craft an Antler Pickaxe on the Workbench
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