How to Split and Separate Item Stacks in Valheim

Did you know that you can split up and separate stacks of like items in Valheim? Here's how to do it.

Did you know that you can split up and separate stacks of like items in Valheim? Here's how to do it.

Managing your inventory in Valheim can be a little tricky since the Viking survival game doesn’t tell you how to use several of its more granular systems, like how to drop or destroy items. Neither does it tell you how to split and separate item stacks, which can help you lighten your load or just be more efficient when crafting and exploring. It’s useful since you can’t carry everything through a portal

As with most any game with loot in it, Valheim groups things together in lovely little clusters. This ensures that each set of objects doesn’t take up too much inventory space. In Early Access, units combine in many different numbers. 

Some items, like cooked meat and neck tail, collect into bunches of 20 individual pieces. Others, like resin, leather strips, and deer hide, form stacks of 50. Still others, like flint, accumulate into sets of 30, and arrows into heaps of 100. There’s really no rhyme or reason right now. 

How to Separate Stacks

To divide these item stacks, open your inventory by pressing “Tab.” Then:

  1. Hover over a grouping
  2. Hold “Shift”
  3. Left-click the group

A small pop-up window will appear with a picture of the object, how many are in the bunch you’ve selected, and a slider. Move the slider backward to choose how many pieces you want to remove. Then either press “Cancel” to discard your changes or “OK” to accept them. The number you’ve chosen to take out is now attached to your cursor and can be moved to another inventory or chest slot. 

This is likely something you’ll want to do often in the early- to mid-game, especially until you purchase Megingjord from Haldor the Merchant in the Forest Biome, which increases your carry weight from 300 to 450. 

And that’s how you split and separate item stacks in Valheim. It’s a small mechanic but a beneficial one when crafting, building, and exploring. You won’t have to take everything with you to build that raft, and neither will you have to dump a whole pile of stone because you can only carry 49 instead of 50. For more tips and tricks, consider heading over to our Valheim guides hub

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