Terraforming in Valheim is the process of creating and/or flattening a surface so as to easily place buildings on it. Not only that, but it’s also useful when it comes to customizing an area to make it feel more coherent. In this guide, we’ve detailed everything there’s to know about how Terraform works in Valheim and how to use it effectively.


How to Flatten Ground – Valheim Terraform

To get started with Terraforming in Valheim, a couple of important things are needed – a hoe and a working surface area. Crafting a hoe from scratch requires 5x Wood and 2x Stone. Getting started is pretty easy, the process itself isn’t. It requires a lot of practice to be able to perfectly flatten a surface. However, there are a couple of tips that can help players better understand the whole Terraforming process.

While working, players will sometimes notice a circle with a line passing through it. This basically means that the terrain being worked on is lower than the ground on which the player is standing. On the other hand, the ground is higher than the player if there isn’t any circle with a vertical line passing through it. To get a better understanding of how Terraforming works in Valheim, check out this little video guide:

To summarize the video, players need to stand in one place, and flattening the ground all over the place is the best option. The reason for this is because the hoe flattens relative to the height that a player is standing on.

All in all, the Terraforming process in Valheim is one of the most advanced mechanics of Valheim. It can take a lot of time to fine-tune it but it’s worth it at the end of the day. Perfectly flat ground isn’t only aesthetically pleasing but is also better for when it comes to expanding and keeping the built structures sturdy.

That’s all we’ve got in how to Terraform in Valheim. For more help on the game, feel free to check out our detailed Valheim wiki guides.