The Valheim Stonecutter is the key to building stone buildings and ensuring that your bases can survive in the tougher biomes. Unlocking this special Workbench, however, will take a little work.
Building is a big part of Valheim and you get access to Wood building pieces pretty early in the game. An abundance of stone around the map might make some players think they can make buildings out of Stone. You can indeed make Stone buildings in Valheim, but you're going to have to put in a little work first.
How to Unlock the Valheim Stonecutter
As with most items in the game, you unlock this new Workbench after you've picked up all of the involved materials at least once. Building the Valheim Stonecutter requires some heftier resources than the previous workbenches.
Here's what you need to make a Stonecutter:
- Workbench in range
- 10 Wood
- 2 Iron Bars
- 4 Stone
The Iron Bars are the toughest requirement for new players. Getting your hands on the Stonecutter is well worth it, though!
Valheim Stone Builders Are Much Stronger
The Valheim Stonecutter unlocks stone buildings in the game. Surviving in the harsher biomes will be nigh-impossible without stone buildings, especially when it comes to certain situations.
As one example, you might want to build a small base to respawn at if you die during a boss fight. Such a base in the Black Forest, Swamps, Mountains, or Plains could easily be destroyed by some of the tougher creatures if it's made out of Wood.
There's also the matter of more permanent settlements — growing Flax and Barley can only be done in the Plains and some of the tougher creatures in that region can make short work of a Wooden base. Once you can build with Stone, you'll never want to go back.