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How to Get and Use Black Metal Missiles in Valheim

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Black Metal Missiles are the type of ammunition in Valheim that is being used for a Ballista. It’s a great tool for your base’s defenses, which you can craft fairly easily (assuming you are that far into the game). In this guide, Prima Games delivers detailed instructions about how to get Black Metal Missiles, how to get a Ballista, and how to operate the damn thing in Valheim! We hope you’ll enjoy the read.

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How to Craft Black Metal Missiles in Valheim

Black Metal Missiles are crafted at the Artisan table. For a Black Metal Missile, you will need:

  • 10x Wood
  • 1x Black Metal

It’s good to know that Ballista can carry 20 of these missiles.

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How to Get an Artisan Table in Valheim

If you do not have an Artisan Table yet, you will need the following stuff in order to craft it:

  • 2x Dragon Tear
  • 10x Wood

Dragon Tears are dropped from the Dragon Boss Moder in the Mountain, which you summon by delivering enough Dragon Eggs to its shrine/nest. Happy grinding, and make sure to bring enough ranged weaponry so that you can knock it out of the sky fast!

How to Craft a Ballista in Valheim

Ballista is a Misc. structure that you can craft with these materials:

  • 10x Black Metal
  • 10x Yggdrasil wood
  • 10x Mechanical spring

How to Use Ballista and Black Metal Missiles in Valheim

Ballista usually works alone, automatically, as long as there is enough ammo. Make sure to bring a white flag as well, because some players have reported that the Ballista shot at them when they were in sight. You load up the Ballista by pressing “E” (or any other key that you have mapped the function to). It’s important to note that they have a limited angle of sight so make sure to turn them away from your base’s walls.

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Nikola L
Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was really good!). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.