Valheim Tin Deposits: How To Mine Tin and Craft Armor

Tin is an important component of craftsmanship in Valheim. To get some of the most powerful weapons and armor in the game, you will have to mine them.
Tin deposits can only be found at certain resource nodes in the game’s procedurally generated world seeds, much like iron ore.


Tin Resource Nodes can be found in the Mirkwood region, which is available after defeating the first boss, Eikthyr. You can find these nodes on the banks of rivers and on the coast, often clustered or very close. They look similar to normal stone deposits, but they are brighter and glow slightly from a distance. Unlike stone, green moss does not grow at these nodes (as seen in the image above). Highlighting a deposit will show a text that tells you what they are.

How to Mine

Like copper and iron ore, a pickaxe is needed to extract tin. After defeating Eikthyr, you will get the ingredients to make your first pick, the antler pick.

This is the recipe:

  • 10x Wood
  • 1x Hard Antler

You just have to equip the tool, approach a node and press the left mouse button. It takes about 6 hits to break the outcrop with the antler pick, and you will receive 4 tin per deposit.

How to Smelt Tin

A Smelter is required to smelt Tin Ore into more useful Tin Ingots. You can craft a Smelter with 20x Stone and 5x Surtling Cores.

Surtling Cores can be found in Burial Chambers and other early Dungeons in the Meadows and Black Forest biomes if you’re not sure what they are.

You can smelt Tin Ore into Tin Ingots with a Smelter that is powered by enough Coal (2 Coal for every Ingot). Use Tin Ingots to make a Cauldron, which unlocks mead bases and broadens your culinary horizons.

However, the most important use of Tin is to combine it with Copper to create Bronze, the first major metal that can be used at the Forge to create new and stronger tools, weapons, and armor.

Bronze Armor

Once you’ve started combining Copper and Tin to make Bronze, you’ll have a lot of new crafting options. Bronze Pickaxe, which mines rocks and ores faster than the standard Antler Pickaxe, is one of the first things you should make.

You can also begin crafting Bronze weapons, which are generally more powerful than the non-metal weapons you’ll have created at this point in the game. You can also make the Bronze Armor Set, which provides more protection than the previous armor tiers.

Bronze Helmet

  • Armor: 8
  • Weight: 3
  • No move penalty
  • Recipe: Bronze (5x), Deer Hide (2x)

Bronze Plate Cuirass

  • Armor: 8
  • Weight: 10
  • -5% movement
  • Recipe: Bronze (5x), Deer Hide (2x)

Bronze Plate Leggings

  • Armor: 8
  • Weight: 10
  • -5% movement
  • Recipe: Bronze (5x), Deer Hide (2x)

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