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Valheim Workbench Upgrades: Everything You Need to Know

Upgrading your Workbench in Valheim is essential to crafting stronger items and materials
Upgrading your Workbench in Valheim is essential to crafting stronger items and materials | Photo by Iron Gate Studio

Wondering about Valheim Workbench upgrades and everything you need to know? Having a Workbench is essential to crafting a variety of items and materials in Valheim. Crafting a Workbench is just the start, as you'll need to upgrade it in order to craft stronger weapons, armor, and resources.

The first thing you'll need to craft a Workbench is a Hammer, which will unlock the required recipe. Then you will need to collect 10 Wood to build the Workbench. Your Workbench will need to be sheltered, so you will have to build an area for it if you don't have one already made.

Valheim Workbench Upgrades: Everything You Need to Know

To upgrade the Workbench, you will need to place specific items near it. These items will upgrade the Workbench by turning it into another advanced workstation. The upgrades do not work through progression, so you do not have to have a Level 2 Workbench to upgrade to Level 3; you can upgrade straight from the lowest level to the highest level if you have the appropriate materials.

Here are the recipes required for upgrading your Workbench:

Level 2- Chopping Block

  • 10x Wood
  • 10x Flint

Level 3 - Tanning Rack

  • 10x Wood
  • 15x Flint
  • 20x Leather Scraps
  • 5x Deer Hide

Level 4 - Adze

  • 10x Fine Wood
  • 3x Bronze (requires a Forge)

Level 5 - Tool Shelf

  • 1x Fine Wood
  • 4x Iron (requires Smelter)
  • 4x Obsidian (requires Forge)

By upgrading your Workbench, you will be able to craft rare and powerful items that can aid you on your Viking quest. Valheim is currently in early access with its first wave of DLC content coming soon.