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Building Block
Used for bases. Upgrade & repair with wood, a stone axe or construction tool using the secondary action key. Upgrade more with cobblestone, concrete mix and forged steel.
Basic Information
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Group Basics, Building
Category Material Block
Type Frames
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points 50
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support 40
Mass 5
Light Opacity 0
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage
Power Attack Block Damage
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth
Damage Multiplier: Metal
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation per Use
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Repaired Using
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Max Stack 500
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Combustible Yes
Burn Time 02:30
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

Description[ | ]

Building Block or Frame Shapes are the easiest to craft building material, but also the least durable. It only takes a handful of zombie strikes to destroy these blocks. However they are both cheap and fast to craft.

Unlike the rest of the building materials these can be picked up after being placed as a block. Due to the low cost and ability to move Building Block they are excellent for temporary structures. Examples include stairs, ramps, or platforms to help with scaling buildings. One strategy involves creating a vertical pillar of Building Block and can be used to rapidly reach the roof of even the tallest Points of Interest.

A temporary frame structure can be turned into a more permanent one by upgrading Building Block to Wood Block. Wood Blocks cannot be picked up, but have much more durability.

Shapes Menu[ | ]

The various Building Block blocks are crafted as Frame Shapes. The default shape is a solid cube. There are a huge number of different shaped blocks available. Some examples include: the standard cube, ramps, stairs, posts, and partial blocks.

To access the different shapes you must hold down 'R'(B on an xbox controller) while holding Building Block in your hand, then select the top option in the radial menu. This is the Shapes Menu. From here you are free to browse and search the various categories for the block you want. All blocks have the same stats.

Crafting[ | ]

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Building Block Recipe
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Item Name Count
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Unlock Options
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Crafted in

To craft a Building Block, Either click on the ingredients in the Inventory and select “Recipes” then Building Block and “Craft”, or search for Building Block in your crafting window search bar.

Upgrading[ | ]

Building Block can be upgraded to Wood Block with 8 Wood.

Notes[ | ]

  • A Building Block placed by a player can be picked up again with the "E" key. This makes them great for temporary scaffolding.
  • Great for using the Nerd Pole Strategy.

See Also[ | ]