How to Build Shingle Roofs - Valheim Darkwood Building

If you’re having trouble figuring out how to build Valheim shingle roofs and darkwood buildings, you’re probably far from the only one. After all, these new building blocks have just been added in the Hearth and Home update, so it takes time to get to know your way around. Besides, shingles and darkwood buildings in general require a special new material to make in the first place. With all of that said, let’s begin.

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How to Build Shingle Roofs – Valheim Darkwood Building

How to Build Valheim Shingle Roofs – Darkwood Building

To build shingle roofs and shingles in general in Valheim, you need to master building with darkwood. To do that, the first step is figuring out how to make darkwood in the first place. The first step on that journey is to gather tar. We go into details on that in our How to Get Tar guide, but here’s a quick rundown. Basically, you just need to explore the Plains biome until you find a tar pit. From there, you can gather tar from the Growth enemies that pop out of the pit, gather it from around the edges of the pool, and drain the pit to find even more tar globs. It seems easy, but it really isn’t, especially because Growths are a pain in the butt to fight, as is draining the tar pools.

Once you have tar, all you need is two basic pieces of wood and one tar to build one segment of roof, be it the roof ridge or anything else. That’s how to build Valheim shingle roofs and make darkwood buildings in general – you’ll just need tar and wood. It’s not too difficult in the grand scheme of things, but that’s a very relative term in this game. Speaking of, if there’s something else bothering you in the Hearth and Home content, check out some of our other guides. To name just a few, we’ve written Where to Find Onions, Where to Place Spice Rack, and How to Get Crystal Battleaxe.

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