How to Make & Use Sap Extractor in Valheim

A complete guide on how to use and make Sap Extractors, the most efficient Sap gathering tool in Valheim.

Valheim Sap Extractor cover

The Sap Extractor is one of the crafted materials and resource gathering tools in Valheim that allows players to extract sap from ancient roots. Sap is also a useful reagent for a couple of potions as well as for making refined eitr. As such, let’s take a look at how to make and use the sap extractor, along with some tips for using this tool.

How to make a Sap Extractor in Valheim

To make a Sap Extractor, you will first need to gather the following materials:

  • x10 Yggdrasil wood
  • x5 Black metal,
  • x1 Dvergr extractor

Yggdrasil wood can easily be obtained by chopping Yggdrasil Shoots in the Mistlands wilderness. Black metals are smelted from black metal scraps (obtained by slaying Fuling camps) using a blast furnace. Meanwhile, Dvergr extractors can be obtained from component crates found in Dvergr settlements in the Mistlands.

How to make and Use a Sap Extractor in Valheim

How to use a Sap Extractor in Valheim

To use a Sap Extractor, simply place one on top of an Ancient Root. It takes around a minute for the extractor to extract 1 Sap, and one extractor can hold 10 Saps maximum.

Since each Ancient Root usually holds around 25 Saps that can be extracted, having one extractor on it would be enough; placing more extractors on one root would not speed up the process and the additional extractors would only serve as a sort of larger reserve.

With that said, it’s best to set up your extractors on multiple roots instead or rotate them once the roots dry up. Roots will replenish its Sap stock over time, but its rate is slower than the extraction speed, so it’s better to just move your extractors around.

The extractors will glow green once they have at least one Sap extracted. Hovering your crosshair on an extractor will also show its current status and load.

What are Saps used for in Valheim?

Saps are the crafting materials used to make Refined eitr in the Etir refinery. It is also used to make a bile bomb (which deals fire and poison damage) and foods that give stat boosts, such as Yggdrasil porridge and mead base.

If you like this guide, be sure to check out our other Valheim articles. Also, watch this video by Kysen talking all about sap farming with Sap Extractors:

Staff Writer