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Valheim Blackmetal Axe Weapon Guide

The Blackmetal Axe is the fifth and best one-handed axe available to players in Valheim.
The Blackmetal Axe is the fifth and best one-handed axe available to players in Valheim. / Photo courtesy of Iron Gate Studio

The Valheim Blackmetal Axe should come as no surprise to players in the community that it is the best axe in the game at the moment.

We've broken down everything there is to know about Blackmetal Axe in Valheim, below.

Valheim Blackmetal Axe Weapon Guide

The Blackmetal Axe is the fifth one-handed axe, as well as the best in its class, available to players in Valheim.

Most of this is due to Black Metal being the best alloy to obtain in the game for most items, at least currently.

Described as a "perfectly balanced axe forged from dark metal with an emerald sheen," the Blackmetal Axe also has the stats to back up its tantalizing acclaim.

When fully upgraded, the Blackmetal Axe has a slash damage of 110, a block of 20, a knockback of 60 and a durability of 325—all of which make the item a phenomenal step up from the Iron axe.

The Blackmetal Axe is also a one of a kind in that it's the only axe with a Parry Force of 0.

Blackmetal Axes require six Fine Wood, 20 Black Metal and five Linen Thread for their base recipe to be crafted.

With the Blackmetal Axe, players can cut any type of tree or wood on the map (e.g. Birch, Beech, Fir, Oak and Pine), kill most creatures very quickly and its aesthetically sure to please any eye it comes across.

The best way to get Black Metal scrap in Valheim at the moment is to kill Fulings. The small, goblin-like creatures can best be found right where they live in the Plains biome.

While players may not spawn near one off the bat, Plains biomes are easy to distinguish as players explore the map since they are tan. Some islands will be entirely made up of a Plain biome, while others may just have tiny sections.

For more on Valheim, feel free to check out our guides on the Abysmal Harpoon and how to fix the incompatible version issue.