How to Find Tin in Valheim and What It's Used For
Tin is an important crafting component in Valheim. To get some of the more powerful weapons and armor, you'll need to mine it. Like iron ore, it can only be gathered from particular resource nodes in the game's procedurally generated world seeds.
This Valheim guide will tell you how to find tin and what crafting items it's used for. Spoiler: you'll need it if you want to forge bronze weapons and equipment.
How to Find Tin
Tin resource nodes can be found in the Black Forest region, which becomes available after beating the first boss, Eikthyr.
These nodes are found on river banks and the shoreline, often clumped together or in close proximity. They look similar to regular stone deposits, but they are shinier and glimmer slightly from a distance.
Unlike stone, green moss does not grow on these nodes (as seen in the image above). Highlighting a deposit will display text telling you what they are.
How to Mine and Gather It
Like copper ore and iron ore, a pickaxe is required to mine tin. You'll get the ingredients to craft your first pickaxe, the antler pickaxe, after defeating Eikthyr. Here's the recipe:
- 10x wood
- 1x hard antler
Simply equip the tool, walk up to a node, and press the left mouse button. It takes about 6 strikes to break the outcropping apart with the antler pickaxe, and you'll receive 4 tin per deposit.
What Can I Forge With It?
Tin ore can only be used with the forge, and it must be smelted into ingots before it can be used. It is used in conjunction with copper to make bronze armor, weapons, and building components. Here's a list of what can be crafted with it:
- Bronze plate leggings
- Bronze plate cuirass
- Bronze arrows (20x)
- Bronze nails (20x)
- Bronze atgeir
- Bronze helmet
- Bronze mace
- Bronze buckler
- Bronze spear
- Bronze spear
- Bronze ingot
That's all there is to know about finding and mining tin in Valheim. It spawns very close to copper in my world seed, making it easier to gather both resources. So hopefully, it does for you, too, since crafting bronze weapons and armor is essential for taking on the biome's boss, Elder. If you found this guide helpful, consider checking out our other tips articles on raft building and controls, how to repair your items and structures, and how to start your base.