How to find the Valheim Thunder Stone and make an Obliterator

Valheim Obliterator is a nice addition to the game as it is the only way to destroy items or equipment you no longer want. Gone are the days of digging a hole and burying your spare stone axes deep in the ground. From now on, you can put your trash in the Obliterator and let Odin’s lightnings work their magic.

The main challenge of crafting a Destroyer is finding the Valheim Thunder Stone. This is an essential item, but also very rare. This guide will explain where to find the Thunder Stone and how to use the Obliterator.

What does the Valheim Destroyer do?

The name ‘Obliterator’ probably gave it away, but this dangerous mechanism is used to destroy items. You may be wondering why someone would want to get rid of items, but if you have tools, weapons, or armor that you don’t use, it’s actually a pretty useful device.

Before Hearth and Home, you had to put these items in a chest, throw them on the ground, or go to the trouble of throwing them into the ocean. Thanks to Obliterator, this is no longer necessary.

How to make Obliterator in Valheim

The Obliterator recipe is pretty simple if you know where to look. In fact, veteran Valheim players will likely be able to make one in a matter of minutes, especially if they’ve already found Haldor the Trader. Here is the full Obliterator crafting recipe:

  • A Forge. Make sure you’re near a Forge or you won’t be able to build the Destroyer.
  • Eight pieces or Iron.
  • Four pieces of copper.
  • A Lightning Stone. It can be obtained from the merchant.

How to get Thunder Stone in Valheim

The only way to get a Lightning Stone is to buy it from Trador Haldor. This blue merchant dwarf is stationed somewhere in the Black Forest Biome. However, since there is only one Haldor in each Valheim world, it may take you quite some time to discover it on your own.

If you want to find Haldor quickly, you can use this World Seed: p3k4p6xiXi. Head south until you see the Merchant icon appear on the minimap (still quite a long walk, but you can’t miss it). Oh, and watch out for the Greydwarf nest nearby.

Interact with Haldor to purchase his goods. Thunder Stone is the lowest item on the list and can be purchased for 50 Gold. If you don’t have enough coins though, explore a few Crypts or kill a few Trolls first. After obtaining the stone, return to the main menu and enter the World where you want to build the Obliterator.

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How to create and use Obliterator?

Once you have all the items needed for the Exterminator crafting recipe, you should find a vacant lot near your Quarry. Make sure it’s not too close to walls or other objects as the Obliterator can do damage in a small radius around it.

Also, you even need the floor. If it is uneven or covered with grass and bushes, use the Cultivator tool to smooth it out. After placing the Obliterator with your building Hammer, press ‘E’ to open its inventory and place the items you wish to dispose of in it. Exit this menu and pull the level on the right side of the machine to start obliteration.

Doing so will (besides looking cool) cause a lightning strike that drains the Obliterator’s entire inventory. Note that you may occasionally see the text “Thor gave you a gift” after using the machine. Don’t get your hopes up though; it just means you’ll find some coal in it. If you don’t want to, just pull the lever again.

Let’s meet up with Haldor, get the Lightning Stone and build the Destroyer!

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