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Does Copper, Flint, Iron, or Tin Respawn in Valheim?

Does Copper, Flint, Iron, or Tin Respawn in Valheim?

Being a survival game that relies heavily on building and crafting, there is always the need to get more and more resources to progress in Valheim. Considering the procedurally generated map in Valheim, no specific location guarantees these resources, so you are always looking for new sources to fill your inventory.

No, copper, tin, iron, flint, and all other metal nodes do not respawn.

Read on to find out about other resources and their respawn cycles.

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Does Copper/Copper Ore Respawn in Valheim?

Copper Ore Deposits
Copper Deposits

Copper Ore can be mined from Copper deposits found in Black Forest biomes using any Pickaxe. Such deposits have subtle bronze-colored streaks that reflect the sunlight. It is the only visual feature that distinguishes them from typical stone boulders.

The Copper deposits often extend into the ground, so digging deep underneath the surface deposit is recommended for full yields. As you dig, the copper chunks can be rather small and spread around below the original surface area of the deposit, but there will be quite a bit more to find. The best way to find it all is to strip mine and accumulate considerable stone as a bonus.

Copper Ore
Copper Ore

Copper ore can be turned into Copper in a Smelter using Coal as fuel.

Copper Ore deposits do not respawn.

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Does Flint Respawn in Valheim?


Flint is found naturally on the shorelines of the Meadows biome only or dropped when destroying Tanning racks in Fuling Villages. In Valheim, you can find flint near water: along the shores of rivers, lakes, and the ocean biome. As you run along the shoreline, you can see flint lying out in the open, sometimes in the water, sometimes a few feet up on land.


Flint looks like a smooth, grayish-white, slightly shiny rock.

Flint does respawn, as most single pick-up items usually do come back.

Does Iron/Scrap Iron Respawn in Valheim?

To get Iron you need to:

  1. Mine Muddy Scrap Piles to get Scrap Iron
  2. Scrap Iron can be turned into Iron in a Smelter

Scrap Iron can be mined from Muddy scrap piles primarily found within Sunken Crypts in the Swamp biome. They can also be found inside Sunken Crypt Chests and underground in Swamps using a Wishbone. However, this method is not recommended due to the abundance of Crypts and the water-filled nature of Swamps.

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A Muddy scrap pile is a resource node found inside Sunken Crypts within the Swamp biome and requires a Pickaxe to be harvested. When mined, they uniquely do not guarantee resources but have a small chance of dropping Scrap iron, Leather scraps, or Withered bones.

Muddy scrap piles are the only metal resource currently in the game not to guarantee items upon being mined. They have five health per part, making all pickaxes equally good at mining them.

Oozers can also rarely drop Scrap Iron, with a drop rate of around 30%.

Iron can be smelted from Scrap iron in the Smelter using Coal as fuel. It takes 30 seconds to smelt one.

Muddy scrap pile, the source for Iron scraps, does not respawn.

Does Tin/Tin Ore Respawn in Valheim?

Tin Deposit
Tin Deposit

A Tin deposit is a resource node found in the Black Forest and requires a pickaxe to harvest. Tin Ore can be mined from Tin deposits found along the shorelines and riverbanks of the Black Forest biome. Found near rivers and other water sources. They appear as medium rocks with distinct dark and silver-colored intrusions protruding from the ground. They yield Tin ore when mined. gif maker 3
Tin Ore

Due to their small size, they break entirely from one chunk being harvested. Tin Ore can also be found by breaking open barrels near stone ruins in the Black Forest, making it possible to find and smelt Tin before obtaining a pickaxe.

Tin can be smelted from Tin ore in a Smelter using Coal as fuel.

Tin deposits are the only Metal deposits that will gradually respawn over time.

Some smaller resources do respawn while other bigger deposits don’t, except Tin. Also, if you have built a base or a Workbench, the resources that do respawn will return to your base’s vicinity to ensure that your base does not get ruined.

So for the bigger resources like Copper and Iron, you will have to venture outside your comfort zone and into the unknown. As for smaller resources like Flint and even Tin, you can continually visit your location of choice for consistent collection.