Tools: Start getting handy

 

For information on the damage done for each tool, please visit Damage, armor and you: A comprehensive guide.

Rock

Resources required:

  • You start with one
  • 10 stone

Pros

  • The first one is free
  • You can throw it at someone

Cons

  • I mean. I can't really talk bad about the rock since it's free.

 

Overview

The rock is tried and true, is every Newman's best friend and is now able to gather stones quite well. That being said, go find some wood and stones and make a stone hatchet pronto.


Hammer

Resources required:

  • 100 wood

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Doesn't have durability

Cons

  • Only usable to interact with buildings
  • Needed to upgrade or repair your building parts

Overview

The hammer is what you use to upgrade or repair building parts that have been placed.  You will need to craft one if you want a house that will help defend against those pesky raiders. Make sure you have a couple of these laying around, they come in handy when someone is trying to break in.


Salvaged Hammer

Resources required:

  • 1 metal pipe
  • 50 Metal Fragments

Pros

  • Makes a great thud sound when hitting something

Cons

  • Not great for gathering resources

Overview

Fairly useless and expensive right now unless you want a melee weapon that makes a cool sound.


Stone Hatchet

Resources required:

  • 200 wood
  • 100 stones

Pros

  • It's cheap, easy to get
  • Gathers wood much better

Cons

  • Low melee damage

Overview

The stone hatchet is a cheap starter tool, harvests wood much faster than the rock.


Stone Pickaxe

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Resources required:

  • 250 wood
  • 125 Stones

Pros

  • Another step for gathering above the rock

Cons

  • Not feasible to raid stone with.

Overview

Finally! We can upgrade from smashing our rock on nodes to the little beauty. It is a little more costly than the stone hatchet however it's well worth it's weight in... stones.


Hatchet

Resources required:

  • 100 wood
  • 75 metal fragments

Pros

  • Best for demolishing soft sides of wood

Cons

  • Doesn't gather as much as the salvaged axe

Overview

Cheap and effective for gathering wood early on.  Although the stone hatchet is much more readily available the metal hatchet lets you use your stone for upgrading your house instead of another damned stone hatchet.


Salvaged Axe

Resources required:

  • 1 metal pipe
  • 5 metal blades

Pros

  • Deals a good amount of damage
  • Gathers wood faster than any other tool

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Doesn't harvest corpses as well as the hatchet

Overview

I think this guy has a lot of potential. He is young, nimble, he gathers great and packs a whallop. If you're rich, this is your new best friend. Mind the idle animation, the sound can be a bit unbearable. Even so, I highly recommend you leave this guy tucked away in your knickers. He's handy on all sorts of occasions.


Pick Axe

Resources required:

  • 100 wood
  • 150 metal fragments

Pros

  • Gathers more resources than a stone pick axe

Cons

  • Slower than the hatchet
  • Doesn't gather wood very well.

Overview

The pick axe has been specialized like the other tools in the game to specifically mining. This is one of the best tools for breaking stone buildings bested only by the salvaged icepick.

 


Salvaged Icepick

Resources required:

  • 1 metal pipe
  • 5 metal blades

Pros

  • Good at gathering stone
  • Better range than hatchets

Cons

  • Slower than hatchets
  • Expensive

Overview

Extremely durable and gathers much faster than a metal pick axe, currently repairable for free as well!


Torch

Resources required:

  • 30 wood
  • 1 cloth
  • 1 low grade fuel

Pros

  • The only mobile source of light
  • You get one free

Cons

  • Doesn't light people on fire

Overview

The torch is good for one thing: seeing in the dark. Unfortunately, it allows others to see you in the dark from great distances. Unless you are trying to find a friend by standing on top of a mountain in the middle of the night (and even then) I would not recommend using a torch. This is unfortunate because I love the model and the fire animations are really well done. It doesn't change the fact: it’s a magnet for bad news.