Valheim Base Building – How to Get the Best Roof Support to Stop it Breaking

Valheim Base Building – How to Get the Best Roof Support to Stop it Breaking

Here's how you can best support your roof in Valheim.

No Valheim is one of the latest games to take the internet by storm. Players are flocking in large numbers to Iron Gate’s Viking RPG. The game recently launched on Steam via early access and lets players live out some Viking fantasies. This includes fighting a range of mythical creatures, exploring a range of exciting biomes and crafting tonnes of items. As well as items, players have the opportunity to build their own bases. The building mechanics are quite deep and see players build walls, roofs and a range of rooms, all of which need support.

One of the issues people are finding with base building, however, is a problem with the roof support. If it is built too high with little supporting structures, around five or six pieces, the roof will collapse. Fortunately, it can be resolved. Here are the best ways to mitigate those problems.

How to spot problems when building your roof.

The easiest way to spot if your roof is going to collapse is by the colour of the tile. If the tile is green it’s fine, yellow/orange means it is reaching its limit and red means the roof won’t be stable enough. This usually happens at around five or six roof tiles.

Valheim base building – how not to support your roof.

One way in which players are falling foul when building roofs, is how to structure the roof. Unfortunately, what may seem a logical way to do it, might not necessarily work.

This is particularly true with support beams. If you were to try and run a beam from one part of a roof to another, theoretically, this may support it. However, in Valheim, this doesn’t work.

Valheim base building – how to support your roof.

While building a beam across the roof may not work, building support from the floor to the roof does and this is the way to go.

The best item for this? Four-meter log poles. They can be crafted in the game from Core Wood, which in turn can be received from chopping down Pine Trees. After crafting the four-meter poles, position them under your roof and viola, you have a perfectly supported roof. These poles can even be placed on top of one another to make a super-tall building!