|Used to place|
|Crafting Skill Group|
|Action Skill Group||
|Smell on Belt|
|Smell strength on Belt|
|Smell in Bag|
|Smell strength in Bag|
|Durability (Base Quality)|
|Durability (Max Quality)|
|Entity Damage (Base Quality)|
|Entity Damage (Max Quality)|
|Block Damage (Base Quality)|
|Block Damage (Max Quality)|
|Range (Base Quality)|
|Range (Max Quality)|
|Heat Map Strength||2|
|Heat Map Time||1200|
|Heat Map Frequency||25|
|Buff Chance (%)|
|Effect on Fullness|
|Effect on Hydration|
|Effect on Health|
|Effect on Stamina|
|Effect on Wellness|
|Effect on Gassiness|
|Used to craft|
|Used Gun Parts||
|Used to upgrade|
|Used to cook|
|Used to forge|
|Forge Weight (oz)|
|Time to grow|
|Used to grow||
A Forge is used to smelt items into refined products that are more useful. This process requires time, fuel sources, and raw materials.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Fuel is placed in the cells below the tool cells. The Forge can be turned on either with the on/off button below the fuel, or by starting a new recipe. The Forge will not turn off automatically unless all the fuel is expended. No recipe will be available until there is fuel in the fuel cells. Fuels include all items with a burn time, including wood (10 seconds), Coal (20 seconds), and Oil Shale (50 seconds).
Forge Recipes[edit | edit source]
Recipes (see below) are listed in alphabetical order in the left hand window. The search bar at the top left will filter recipes to include all with the same text in the name. Recipes will automatically turn white in color and sort to the top if the Forge has the ingredients to make them in the "smelting inventory." No recipes will show as available if there is no fuel in the forge. Recipes may require Tools (see below) to be in the Forge before they can be crafted; the needed tool for a given item will display in the top right of the center window. Tools are placed in the top right cells to open up additional recipes. Some recipes are gated with books that will turn white when the character has read them. Selecting a recipe will display the required materials. Quantity to be crafted can be selected below the item image either by typing in the quantity or by pressing the left and right arrows to increase/decrease the amount by one. Pressing the right arrow with the bar will max the qty to the number of available resources from the character's inventory. Selecting the "smelt" button will activate the fire, remove the materials from the character's inventory, place the item in a queue in the bottom left displaying the time to craft all the selected quantity, and begin smelting the new items. Up to 4 item types can be queued at a time. Items will output one at a time per base time until all have been crafted. When the items are completed they will dispense in the 6 output cells in the lower right window. Once one type is complete the queue will automatically move to the next type. Times vary by level of the appropriate skill (i.e. anvils will craft faster if the character's misc. craft skill is higher). If the output tray is full, crafting will be halted until there is space for more items. Fuel will continue to burn even while crafting is halted. Recipes that output an item with quality will craft a random quality if a player does not presently have that forge menu open; the character's skill will determine the quality if they do have the forge open at the final moment of the craft. Whenever an item is crafted, the appropriate skill will gain experience so long as a character is looking in the forge.
The following 26 recipes are found in the forge menu: (NOTE: Times are based on a level one skill). Use the "Expand" link to view the whole table:
|Image||Item||Mat Cost||Clay Cost||Time||Tool||Book||Skill|
|Brick Paver||0||20||0:10||Misc Craft|
|Bullet Casing||1||1||0:01||Calipers||Ammunition Nation||Weapons Smithing|
|Bullet Tip||1||1||0:01||Anvil||Ammunition Nation||Weapons Smithing|
|Cement||16||0||0:08||Set In Concrete||Misc Craft|
|Forged Iron||10||5||0:08||Misc Craft|
|Forged Steel||20||10||0:15||Steel Smithing (Skill)|
|Glass Jar||10||1||0:06||Anvil||Misc Craft|
|Glass Pane||10||1||0:06||Misc Craft|
|Iron Arrowhead||2||1||0:02||Anvil||Weapons Smithing|
|Iron Bars||20||4||0:12||Anvil||Misc Craft|
|Minibike Chassis||200||20||1:50||Anvil||Minibikes For Dumbshits||Misc Craft|
|Rebar Frame||5||1||0:03||Anvil||Set In Concrete||Misc Craft|
|Rebar Ramp Frame||2||1||0:02||Anvil||Set In Concrete||Misc Craft|
|Rocket Tip||50||30||0:40||Tool & Die Set||Rocket Launcher Schematics||Weapons Smithing|
|Steel Arrowhead||5||1||0:03||Calipers||Steel Smithing (Skill)|
|Buckshot||2||1||0:02||Anvil||Shotgun Shell Schematic||Weapons Smithing|
|Rocket Casing||50||30||0:40||Tool & Die Set||Rocket Launcher Schematics||Weapons Smithing|
|Broken Glass||5||0||0:01||Misc Craft|
|Lump of Clay||0||5||0:01||Misc Craft|
|Scrap Lead||5||0||0:01||Misc Craft|
|Small Stone||5||0||0:01||Misc Craft|
|Scrap Iron||5||0||0:01||Misc Craft|
|Scrap Brass||5||0||0:01||Misc Craft|
Smelting[edit | edit source]
To smelt materials into the Forge, survivors must deposit raw materials, such as Scrap Iron, into the Forge's "input slots." When the Forge is running, raw materials in the input slots will automatically be consumed, adding to the amounts of material inside the Forge itself. The amount of each material stockpiled inside the Forge is visible. Once the Forge has enough material smelted, that material can be forged into products such as Forged Iron. This process takes additional time. If the Forge is destroyed all the materials that have been smelted into it will be lost. However, there are recipes for raw materials in the Forge's crafting menu so the player can retrieve their materials from the Forge. The Forge can consume raw materials and produce finished products at the same time. For example, if Scrap Brass and Scrap Lead are placed into the input slots and the Forge begins producing Forged Iron the operations will proceed at the same time without taking any additional fuel or time. Items that can be melted down in the Forge are listed below with (smelting values) in "points." Every point an item is valued will determine the time it takes to melt it down as a rate of 1 second per point (it takes 5 seconds to melt down an item worth 5 points).
For Iron:[edit | edit source]
(NOTE: Nearly everything that will scrap to be iron will smelt down. Their smelting values vary.)
For Brass:[edit | edit source]
- Bullet Casing (1 pts)
- Brass Doorknob (5 pts)
- Scrap Brass (5 pts)
- Brass Trophy (10 pts)
- Brass Faucet (24 pts)
- Brass Candlestick (30 pts)
- Brass Car Radiator (100 pts)
For Lead:[edit | edit source]
For Glass:[edit | edit source]
For Stone:[edit | edit source]
Lumps of Clay are the only item used to get clay in the Forge and are worth 5 points each.
Forge Tools[edit | edit source]
Before players start smelting with a Forge, it is recommended that they acquire some tools. These tools occupy the tool slots of the Forge, and are used to unlock recipes. There are 3 tools that are needed for different recipes. All 3 of these tools can be found in loot across the world, but the Anvil is also craftable.
- Anvil (used for the basic smelting recipe).
- Calipers (used for more advanced recipes).
- Tool & Die Set (used for more intricate recipes).
When forging items, the Examine menu pane indicates any required and/or missing tools in the upper-right corner. In the image below, the calipers are required but are not present in the forge. In the upper-right corner, a red "X" and "CALIPERS REQUIRED" is visible, indicating the item can not be crafted.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Heat Map[edit | edit source]
Whenever you use a Forge it affects the Heatmap. If used for long enough or if multiple forges are used simultaneously, it will attract zombies. If the heat level gets high enough, it will attract one or more screamer zombies.
For a better understanding of the heatmap and heat, see Heatmap.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- If the forge is destroyed, all materials are lost.
- Smelted materials can be forged back into their scrap parts through the forge.
- The only forge tool that can be crafted is the Anvil. All others must be looted (usually from hardware stores).
Tutorials[edit | edit source]
Alpha 13 Forge Tutorial:
Another Video of how to use the Forge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lw-3e2p7a0