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Valheim Portal Guide: How to Think With Portals

Valheim portals can be among the most useful structures warriors can craft.
Valheim portals can be among the most useful structures warriors can craft. / Iron Gate Studios, Coffee Stain Publishing

Valheim portals can be among the most useful structures warriors can craft.

There are several magical or magic-adjacent items and structures available to the resident guardians of Valheim. From powerful meads to wards and more, the unique circumstances surrounding the mythical tenth world of Yggdrasil have placed quite a few features within a warrior's reach.

Valheim Portal Guide

Warriors won't be able to craft Portals until they get their first piece of Fine Wood—obtained by cutting down birch trees. Whether they do this traditionally with a bronze axe or with a bit of help from a neighboring Troll, of course, is up to them.

Portals can be built using the Hammer tool and are found under the "Misc." building tab. They require:

  • 10x Greydwarf Eye
  • 20x Fine Wood
  • 2x Surtling Core

Each portal takes up a 4x4 square space and can be linked to one other portal anywhere else on the map. When built, warriors will be prompted to "Use" their portal to create a unique tag. Every portal must have one and they are case sensitive—meaning the game will note exactly where capital letters are used and take that into account.

Two portals bearing the same tag become connected automatically. That said, it only follows that no more than two portals can have the same tag. Warriors are welcome to build portals in any way they wish within this set of restrictions.

Once connected and activated, warriors may step through the portal in any direction to be instantly transported to its sibling.

It should be noted, however, that while warriors can use portals in any fashion they choose, they are additionally limited by what materials they can bring. Currently, all workable metal and ores cannot be brought through portals.