Rust Component System Guide

 

For the first time in recent Rust history, all items are able to be crafted by anyone from the get go. There is no more learning blueprints; no more unlocking items with XP. In fact, there are no more levels, XP, or blueprints at all. Everyone can craft anything, at any time, provided they have the required components.

Not everything requires components. Many early to mid game items still have the same crafting recipes you’re used to: Metal tools, sleeping bags, code locks, low tier clothing, large boxes, hunting bows, etc.

Here is a list of all major components along with their rarity, where to find them, and what crafting recipes use them (quantity required is in parenthesis next to each item).


Gears

A prerequisite to any secure base, quarry, or crossbow, gears are one of the core components.

Rarity
Uncommon

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
10-13 metal frags

Used for
Crossbow (1)
Armored Door (5)
Armored Double Door (5)
Ladder Hatch (3)
External Wooden Gate (5)
External Stone Gate (10)
Mining Quarry (15)
Reactive Target (1)
Snap Trap / Mines (1)


Metal Blade

Used mainly for melee weapons and salvaged tools, blades are plentiful in barrels.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
12-15 metal frags

Used for
Metal Barricade (3)
Salvaged Axe (5)
Salvaged Icepick (5)
Salvaged Sword (1)
Long Sword (4)


Metal Pipe

Looking for fire power? You'll need pipes - and a lot of them. It’ll take stacks of this rare component to complete your Rust armory.

Rarity
Rare

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
2 high quality metal

Used for
Water Pipe Shotgun (1)
Double Barrel Shotgun (2)
Salvaged Tools (1)
Revolver (1)
Pump Shotgun (5)
Bolt (5)
Semi Auto Pistol (1)
Semi Auto Rifle (3)
Rocket Launcher (10)
Rockets (2)
Flame Thrower (5)


Metal Spring

Speaking of firepower, you won't have much till you have the springs to back it up. Required by every high tier weapon in the game, springs are bound to be one of the most sought after components.

Rarity
Uncommon

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
2-3 high quality metal

Used for
AK (4)
Bolt (2)
MP5 (1)
Custom SMG (2)
Thompson (2)
Semi Auto Pistol (1)
Semi Auto Rifle (1)
Pump Shotgun (2)
F1 Grenade (1)


Rope

A necessity for a variety of things from armor to ladders, rope will always find a good use.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
50

Recycler return
12-15 cloth

 

Used for
Crossbow (5)
Wood Armor (1)
Bone Armor (3)
Ladder (3)
Wooden Barricades (1)
Survival Fish Trap (1)


Sewing Kit

Don’t expect to be doing any expeditions to the snow biome without using several of these, sewing kits are a requirement for all high-tier clothing and armor - oh, and beds.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
8-10 cloth

Used for
Bed (2)
T-Shirts (1)
Leather Gloves (1)
Jackets (2)
Boots (1)
All Helmets (1)
Road Sign Armor (2)
Metal Armor (6-8)


Road Signs

One of the lesser used components, road signs are good for two things at the moment. 

Rarity
Uncommon

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
1-2 high quality metal

Used for
Road Sign Armor (1)
Salvaged Cleaver (1)


Rifle Body

A key piece of several firearms, rifle bodies are found rarely in weapon crates.

Rarity
Rare

Found in
Crates

Stacks to
10

Recycler return
20-25 high quality metal

Used for
Bolt
AK


SMG Body

Like the rifle body, the SMG body is rarely found in weapon crates and used for submachinegun construction.

Rarity
Rare

Found in
Crates

Stacks to
10

Recycler return
14-18 high quality metal

Used for
Custom SMG
Thompson


Semi Auto Body

You guessed it, the semi auto body is just like the SMG and Rifle body, only this is used to make P250's and semi auto rifles.

Rarity
Rare

Found in
Barrels and Crates

Stacks to
10

Recycler return
4-5 high quality metal
60-71 metal frags

Used for
P250
Semi Auto Rifle
MP5A4


Tarp

Although not very relevant yet, the tarp could quickly become more valuable as hazmat suits become craftable again. In the meantime, they are well worth saving for a trip to your local recycler.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
20

Recycler return
38-50 cloth

Used for
Water Catchers (1-2)
Water Barrel (1)


Tech Trash

On of the most prized components - a key to raiding and some attachments - tech trash is rarely found in weapon crates.

Rarity
Rare

Found in
Crates

Stacks to
50

Recycler return
4-5 high quality metal

Used for
C4 (3)
Holosight (2)
Laser sight (1)


Empty Propane Tank

A key ingredient for the flamethrower, and also used in water purification (but seriously, who does that anyway?), propane tanks are likely to be found more often than needed.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
5

Recycler return
38-50 metal frags

Used for
Water Purifier (1)
Flamethrower (2)


Sheet Metal

Although not yet used in any crafting recipes, sheet metal does occasionally drop around the map and can be worth the trip to the recycler.

Rarity
Common

Found in
Barrels

Stacks to
5

Recycler return
38-50 metal frags
2-3 high quality metal

Used for
Fuckall


The Recycler

A new deployed tool is in the mix, the recycler takes items or components and returns a percentage of the materials back (depending on condition of the item). Recyclers cannot be crafted at the moment, you can only find them in dungeons and monuments around the map.


Recycler Locations

Satellites
The recycler is inside one of the standing dish's

 

Lighthouse
The recycler is in the platform on the shorter side of the light house

 

Train Yard
The recycler can be found on the second floor after going up the stairs on the small building.

 

Water Treatment
The recycler is found on the second floor after going up two flights of stairs in the long building.

 

Nuclear Plant
The recycler is found inside of the garage door on the right in the small building next to the conveyor.

 

Warehouses
They can also be found in warehouses throughout the map