Obsidian is the best material for weapons and tools in Conan Exiles, second only to Legendary Weapons. However, as you may expect, obtaining the highest-tier weapons is no easy feat. To forge them, you’ll need Composite Obsidian, or what most player refers to as Obsidian bars. And you can’t smelt those in your home furnace; instead, you’ll need something much stronger, like a volcano. So, prepare to dress for the hottest climate as we show you how to make composite obsidian in this guide.
How to Get Composite Obsidian in Conan Exiles
To make one Composite Obsidian in Conan Exiles, you need 10 Obisidian and one steel ingot. You can make steel ingots by placing Iron Ingots and Steel fire into your Furnace. Obsidian, on the other hand, can be mined only in the large volcanic area at the very top of your map. This is ideal because we need to come here for the Volcanic Forge to make Composite Obsidian. Once you’ve arrived, look for Obsidian in the lower parts of the volcano, near the lava flows.
When you have both materials, you must locate the Well of Skelos dungeon in the volcanic area. It will be marked on your map and visible as soon as you enter the volcanic area as a large beaming blue light. Head over to it, and jump right in. This will take you to the Volcanic Forge where you can make your Obsidian bars. However, you’ll quickly realize you can’t craft anything. That’s because you need to get the recipe first, which you get through a rather difficult boss battle in the volcanic area.
The area you need to head to is the pink/purple pillars you can see down to the right of the Volcanic Forge. Once there, you’ll be presented with a boss battle, however, you don’t necessarily need to kill him to get the recipe. The glowing broken stone leaning on the rocks behind, to the right of his throne, provides the recipe. Interact with it, and you’ll get the recipe for all Obsidian weapons and tools. So you can simply dash in, grab the recipe, and book it out.
Now that you have the recipe for all Composite Obsidian weapons and tools in Conan Exiles, you can craft Obsidian bars at the Volcanic Forge. One thing to remember is to bring ice with you and eat it to help keep your temperature stable. Furthermore, while you can avoid the final boss for the obsidian recipe, you will encounter other enemies along the way that you cannot avoid. So, prepare to face some difficult NPCs on your way to the Volcanic Forge.
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