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How to Get Core Wood in Valheim

There a couple ways players can figure out how to get Core Wood in Valheim.
There a couple ways players can figure out how to get Core Wood in Valheim. / Iron Gate Studios, Coffee Stain Publishing

There a couple ways players can figure out how to get Core Wood in Valheim.

Like any survival game, success in Valheim relies on players being able to gather materials and use them to craft items of increasing quality. As they upgrade their gear, warriors should be able to access a greater variety of resources previously unavailable to them. Core Wood is one such example—kept from players until they've progressed far enough to cut down the right trees.

Or properly lure an angry troll.

Core Wood in Valheim

Core Wood comes from Pine trees which spawn in the Black Forest biome. They are characterized by their skinny, dusty-brown bark and smaller branches forking off below the proper boughs. If unsure, however, a quick mouseover should confirm any questions for curious would-be lumberjacks.

Pine trees can only be cut down by Stone Axes—making their actual harvesting not the issue. The greatest roadblock is the Black Forest biome, itself, which spawns all sorts of nasty enemies that may be beyond a new warrior's capabilities. Both forest-dwelling Greydwarfs and outskirts-roaming Trolls will be attracted to the sound of a falling tree.

We recommend warriors be well aware of their surroundings while collecting Core Wood.

A single Pine tree will yield 30 pieces of wood—however, the number of regular vs. Core Wood is random.

Core Wood is used in the following crafting recipes:

  • Bronze Pickaxe
  • Cultivator
  • Finewood Bow
  • Iron Pickaxe
  • Stagbreaker
  • Bonfire
  • Log Beam (2/4m)
  • Log Pole (2/4m)
  • Sharp Stakes

It can also be placed in a Charcoal Kiln to produce Coal and is able to pass through a portal.