How to get flint in Valheim

How to get flint in Valheim
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


16th Mar 2023 15:55

Valheim is a game all about survival and crafting, and you need a steady stream of supplies to keep you going. Flint is a vital resource for crafting weapons and powerful arrows. Here is everything you need to know to get flint in the game.

How can you find flint?

Finding flint is pretty straightforward, you just need to know where to look. First, you need a body of water. If there isn't one nearby, you'll need to find one. They aren't difficult to spot, so if you aren't sure where your nearest watering hole is, just pick a direction and walk until you find one.

Valheim flint: Finding flint in the shallows of a lake
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Once you find a body of water, stick to the edge of it. Along the shores and in the shallow parts of the water, you can find small white stones, usually scattered around. These are flint, so grab as many of them as you can and take them back with you.

If you really want to farm for flint, what you can do is set up camp nearby. With a nearby bed, you can sleep to pass the time, respawn the flint, collect them all, and repeat. 

What can you do with flint?

Valheim flint: A player wielding a flint axe
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Flint has multiple uses, primarily you are going to want it for crafting weapons and arrows. With enough flint, you can craft a flint axe, a flint knife, and a flint spear. You can also craft flint arrows for your bow, which can be very useful in boss fights.

Flint is also needed for some crafting upgrades. With flint and other resources, you can craft a chopping block or a tanning rack. Both can be placed near your workbench to upgrade its capabilities.

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For more on the game, you can check out our Valheim console release date guide.

Dave McAdam
About the author
Dave McAdam
Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
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