|Used to place|
|Crafting Skill Group||Tool Smithing (Perk)|
|Action Skill Group|| Mining Tools (Skill)
|Smell on Belt|
|Smell strength on Belt|
|Smell in Bag|
|Smell strength in Bag|
|Durability (Base Quality)||500|
|Durability (Max Quality)||1400|
|Heat Map Strength|
|Heat Map Time|
|Heat Map Frequency|
|Explosive Radius (Entity)|
|Entity Damage (Base Quality)||8|
|Entity Damage (Max Quality)||19|
|Explosive Radius (Block)|
|Block Damage (Base Quality)||18|
|Block Damage (Max Quality)||44|
|Range (Base Quality)|
|Range (Max Quality)|
|Dismemberment Chance (Base)|
|Dismemberment Chance (Max)|
|Butcher Damage Multiplier|
|Harvesting Damage Multiplier|
|Hoe Damage Multiplier|
|Disassemble Damage Multiplier||
|Effect on Fullness|
|Effect on Hydration|
|Effect on Health|
|Effect on Stamina|
|Effect on Wellness|
|Effect on Gassiness|
|Repaired using||Forged Steel|
|Used to craft|
|Used Gun Parts||
|Used to upgrade|
|Used to cook|
|Provides Electrical Power|
|Requires Electrical Power||
|Used to forge|
|Forge Weight (oz)|
|Time to grow|
|Used to grow|
|Confirmed|| Alpha 15.1
Description[edit | edit source]
A Steel Shovel is a digging tool that can be found throughout the world in 7 Days to Die. It can be crafted using the correct items and is easy to craft, but the recipe requires Forged Steel, so you will need a forge and Steel Smithing (Skill) to be able to craft it. As of Alpha 15 a Workbench is required to craft the Steel Shovel. Its Durability will last for as long as the durability bar at the bottom of the icon shows. It can be repaired with Forged Steel, but with each repair it deteriorates in quality. It cannot be dismantled, but it can be scrapped, melted in a Forge and burnt as a source of Combustible fuel. As a tool it is most effective when used on earth based items.
Uses[edit | edit source]
As a Tool[edit | edit source]
When used as a tool a Steel Shovel is especially suited to digging, which in turn allows you to gather various materials. It is also effective when used to destroy earth based blocks as it is the appropriate tool for earth based blocks. A Steel Shovel is capable of destroying blocks up to four blocks away.
As a Weapon[edit | edit source]
It is not designed to be a weapon and it does very little damage to a Zombie
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Required Items[edit | edit source]
Crafting Recipe[edit | edit source]
To Craft a Steel Shovel go to your Workbench and search for the Steel Shovel and select craft.
Repair[edit | edit source]
The condition of a Steel Shovel deteriorates with each use until eventually it will stop working. You can repair the Shovel with Forged Steel. Be aware though with each repair the quality level degrades, so only repair when you have too.
Scrapping[edit | edit source]
A Steel Shovel can be scrapped by clicking the "Scrap" option. This will allow you to craft Scrap Iron.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The effectiveness of the digging depends on your Stamina and condition of the weapon. The higher your stamina and condition of your Steel Shovel, the faster you will dig.
- If you leave the Workbench before the Steel Shovel is finished crafting you will not gain an upgrade in your Tool Smithing (Skill). This happens with all out-of-inventory crafting.
- Due to its longer "reload" period, this shovel is outperformed by the Iron Shovel for low-HP blocks, such as Sand.