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Item ID forge
Group Forging/Molds
Category Furniture
Type Workplace
Tool Type
Found in
Obtained through
Breaks into
Gear Slot
Used to place
Cooking Ingredient [[Category:]]
Meltable [[Category:]]
Scrappable No
Dismantleable [[Category:]]
Lockable [[Category:]]
Crafting Skill Group
Action Skill Group

Hit Points 1,000
Storage Slots
Smell on Belt
Smell strength on Belt
Smell in Bag
Smell strength in Bag
Durability (Base Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Structural Integrity
Max Load 65
Mass 13
Appropriate Tool
Entity Damage
Entity Damage (Base Quality)
Entity Damage (Max Quality)
Block Damage
Block Damage (Base Quality)
Block Damage (Max Quality)
Range (Base Quality)
Range (Max Quality)
Attack Speed
Reload Speed
Heat Map Strength 2
Heat Map Time 1200
Heat Map Frequency 25
Stamina Usage
Inventory Slots
Max Stack 500
Multiplier: Headshot
Multiplier: Cloth
Multiplier: Concrete
Multiplier: Earth
Multiplier: Glass
Multiplier: Metal
Multiplier: Stone
Multiplier: Wood
Buff Chance (%)
Buff Effect
Initial Experience
Subsequent Experience

Insulation (°F)
Waterproof (%)
Puncture (%)
Concussive (%)
Fire (%)
Radiation (%)

Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on Health
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Wellness
Effect on Gassiness
Other Effects

Used by


Unlocked through
Repaired using
Used to craft
Used Gun Parts

Upgrades Into
Used to upgrade
Used Parts

Unlocked through
Used to cook
Cookware Used
Ingredients Used

Unlocked Through
Used in
Ingredients Used

Scraps into
ScrapIron.pngScrap Iron [[Category:]]
ScrapBrass.pngScrap Brass [[Category:]]
ScrapLead.pngScrap Lead [[Category:]]
ScrapTungsten.pngScrap Tungsten [[Category:]]
Cloth.pngCloth Fragment

Used to forge
Weight (lbs)
Forge Weight (oz)
Combustible [[Category:]]
Burn Time

Crop produced
Seed used
Growth stages
Time to grow
Used to grow

Obtained through
Creative Menu Yes
Cooking [[Category:]]
Crafting Yes
Dismantling [[Category:]]
Farming [[Category:]]
Forging [[Category:]]
Looting [[Category:]]
Mining [[Category:]]
Scavenging [[Category:]]
Scrapping [[Category:]]
Upgrading [[Category:]]

A Forge is used to smelt items into refined products that are more useful. This process requires time, fuel sources, and raw materials.

A Forge allows survivors to craft advanced Tools, Building Materials, ammunition components, and other Resources.

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
Anvil.png Anvil 200 Iron 20clay 1:50 Misc Craft
Brick.png Brick 0 20 clay 0:10 Misc Craft
BrickPaver.png Brick Paver 0 20 clay 0:10 Misc Craft
BulletCasing.png Bullet Casing 1 Brass 1 clay 0:01 CalipersCalipers Ammunition Nation Weapons Smithing
BulletTip.png Bullet Tip 1 ScrapLead.png 1 clay 0:01 Anvil Anvil Ammunition Nation Weapons Smithing
Cement.png Cement 16 Stone 0 clay 0:08 Set In Concrete Misc Craft
ForgedIron.png Forged Iron 10 Iron 5 clay 0:08 Misc Craft
IngotSteel.png Forged Steel 20 Iron 10 clay 0:15 Steel Smithing (Skill)
EmptyJar.png Glass Jar 10 BrokenGlass.png 1 clay 0:06 Anvil Anvil Misc Craft
Glass.png Glass Pane 10 BrokenGlass.png 1 clay 0:06 Misc Craft
IronArrowHead.png Iron Arrowhead 2 Iron 1 clay 0:02 Anvil Anvil Weapons Smithing
IronBars.png Iron Bars 20 Iron 4 clay 0:12 Anvil Anvil Misc Craft
MinibikeChassis.png Minibike Chassis 200 Iron 20 clay 1:50 Anvil Anvil Minibikes For Dumbshits Misc Craft
Nails.png Nails 1 Iron 1 clay 0:01 Anvil Anvil Misc Craft
RebarFrame.png Rebar Frame 5 Iron 1 clay 0:03 Anvil Anvil Set In Concrete Misc Craft
RebarRampFrame.png Rebar Ramp Frame 2 Iron 1 clay 0:02 Anvil Anvil Set In Concrete Misc Craft
A13RocketTip.png Rocket Tip 50 ScrapLead.png 30 clay 0:40 Tool & Die Set Tool & Die Set Rocket Launcher Schematics Weapons Smithing
SteelArrowHead.png Steel Arrowhead 5 Iron 1 clay 0:03 CalipersCalipers Steel Smithing (Skill)
Buckshot.png Buckshot 2 ScrapLead.png 1 clay 0:02 Anvil Anvil Shotgun Shell Schematic Weapons Smithing
A13RocketCasing.png Rocket Casing 50 ScrapLead.png 30 clay 0:40 Tool & Die Set Tool & Die Set Rocket Launcher Schematics Weapons Smithing
BrokenGlass.png Broken Glass 5 BrokenGlass.png 0 clay 0:01 Misc Craft
ClayLump.png Lump of Clay 0 5 clay 0:01 Misc Craft
ScrapLead.png Scrap Lead 5 ScrapLead.png 0 clay 0:01 Misc Craft
RockSmall.png Small Stone 5 RockSmall.png 0 clay 0:01 Misc Craft
ScrapIron.png Scrap Iron 5 Iron 0 clay 0:01 Misc Craft
ScrapBrass.png Scrap Brass 5 Brass 0 clay 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. This amount is limited to 30000 per material. Smelting materials which would exceed this limited will no longer be smelted. 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]
For Lead:[edit | edit source]
For Glass:[edit | edit source]
For Stone:[edit | edit source]

ClayLump.png 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.pngAnvil (used for the basic smelting recipe).
  • Calipers.pngCalipers (used for more advanced recipes).
  • ToolandDieSet.pngTool & 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.

Forge required items.png

Crafting[edit | edit source]

RockSmall.png 50x Small Stone
ShortMetalPipe.png 1x Short Iron Pipe
ClayLump.png 50x Lump of Clay
Bellows.png 1x Bellows
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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, a
  • 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:

References[edit | edit source]