Valheim

24 Feb 2021

Valheim: How To Get Obsidian

Valheim is all about finding resources to keep yourself alive.

This is the nature of all survival games.

For an early access title, Valheim has a pretty in-depth crafting system and a variety of items.

One resource that can really be useful is Obsidian.

Keep reading to find out where you can get some and what to put it towards!

How To Get Obsidian

It's time to find ourselves a snowy mountain biome, this is where we'll find obsidian.

Looked out for any jagged looking black rocks.

This material is not at all common so if you see it, grab it.

You may also want to grab yourself some type of armour to keep yourself warm and prevent freezing.

You'll also want to bring an iron pickaxe with you on this journey.

Any material less durable than iron won't be able to harvest the obsidian.

What To Make With Obsidian

Obsidian can be used to create arrows, three different types to be exact.

You'll have to make sure your workbench is level 3.

If you don't know to upgrade it, just make sure the Chopping Block, the Tanning Rack, the Adze, or the Tool Shelf are within range of the workbench.

Frost Arrows

Frost arrows will deal cold damage to enemies.

The Freeze Gland required can be acquired by killing drakes, this is an item they will drop.

This makes twenty frost arrows:

  • 8 Wood
  • 2 Feather
  • 4 Obsidian
  • 1 Freeze Gland

Obsidian Arrows

The easiest arrows of the three are obsidian arrows.

This type won't need anything extra than the basic resources unlike the other two.

There's nothing too special about them apart from the fact they're stronger than regular arrows.

  • 8 Wood
  • 2 Feathers
  • 4 Obsidian

Poison Arrows

The third of the arrow types include poison arrows.

They have 26 pierce, 52 poison, and 10 knockback power.

You can find the Ooze mentioned in the recipe from Blobs and Oozers in the Swamp Biome.

This makes twenty poison arrows:

  • 8 Wood
  • 2 Feathers
  • 4 Obsidian
  • 1 Ooze

Valheim is the next Viking title to take Steam by storm, there are plenty of plans for the future with the 2021 roadmap. You can even set up a dedicated server and play with your friends in coop! If bosses interest you, there's already four in the game Eikthyr, the Elder, Bonemass and Modor, you'll require plenty of items along the way like the Swamp Key.