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How to Repair Your Axe in Valheim

A warrior should always be sure their axe and gear are repaired in Valheim.
A warrior should always be sure their axe and gear are repaired in Valheim. | Iron Gate AB, Coffee Stain Publishing

A warrior should always be sure their axe and other gear are repaired in Valheim.

Survival titles like Iron Gate AB’s Valheim force players to always be on their toes when searching for items, resources, and glory. Whether fortunately or unfortunately, this often comes with the caveat of needing to keep their gear in top shape. After all, even the greatest heroes need their weapons in good condition. How can anyone expect to slice clean through a mighty elk’s neck with a blunted butter knife?

How to Repair Your Axe in Valheim

Axe and other weapon repairs are simple in Valheim. All players need are a functional work bench and the right materials to build it.

A basic workbench can be built for 10 wood and is often used for a variety of repairs. However, if players are using metal gear, they may also need a forge and/or smelter. Remember, in order to interact with the new structure, players will need to build some sort of roof or covering to protect it. In total, they may need closer to 20 pieces of wood.

If their axe is broken—as we assume that’s why you’re here in the first place—wood can be gathered by simply searching the ground and picking up stray branches.

Once built and able to be used, interact with the bench to bring up its menu. There should be a small tab sticking out on the left side for repairs. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to repair select items yet, so players will have to keep hitting the repair button until their axe is fixed. Fortunately, repairing is free.

More information about how to repair axes, armor, and buildings can be found in our companion article. We’ve gone ahead and laid out those processes, as well.

Valheim is currently available in Early Access on Windows and Linux machines via Steam for $19.99 USD.