Valheim crystal battle axe and how to get crystal shards

The Valheim Crystal Battle Axe is a new craftable weapon introduced in fireplaces and home updates.

As the name suggests, you need a lot of crystals to make a new axe, and it is not the easiest material to harvest. This is the place to look.


Valheim Crystal Battle Axe | Where to Find Crystal Shards

Crystal shards will only fall from stone golems. You will find these in mountain biomes, but some searching may be required. Stone golems only respond when they are threatened, so you need to investigate suspicious-looking stone piles.

Take a pickaxe with you. Stone golems have incredibly high defense power, and the pickaxe is their only weakness.

You may encounter two types of stone puppets: round arms and spiked arms. The main difference to remember is how they attack. The round golems swing their arms in a semicircular manner, while the spiked golems perform lunge attacks.

Defeating the stone golem should give you several crystal shards, and you need 10 to make the axe.


Valheim Crystal Battle Axe | Crafting Crystal Battle Axe

You also need 40 ancient bark and 30 silver ingots to make the axe, as well as a third-level forge. Silver also lives in mountain biomes, although this is rare. Equipping a wishbone can make it easier to find it, so if you have one, go for it.

The ancient bark comes from the trees in the swamp and should be easy to find.

This is the statistics of Axe:

  • Durability: 200
  • Slash: 90 (26 to 56)
  • Spirit: 30 (10 to 19)
  • Use endurance: 24
  • Block armor: 40
  • Blocking force: 70
  • Parry reward: 2x
  • Knockback: 70
  • Backstab: 3x

There is still a lot to make in the new Valheim update, including charting. Some recipes require a lot of tar, we found an easy way to collect tar, which means you will get more than ever. If you are only returning to Valheim after a while, please check out our extensive collection of Valheim guides to give you a quick overview.