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"Used to smelt metals to craft tools and weapons or stone to craft cement. Unlock more recipes through perks. Install tools to increase performance or unlock recipes"
Basic Information
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Group Building, Decor/Miscellaneous
Category Placeable
Type Workstation
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points 800
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support 10
Mass 10
Light Opacity
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 1
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through Crafting, Looting, Trading

Description[ | ]

A Forge is a workstation in 7 Days to Die that is used for the crafting of advanced weapons, tools, armor, ammunition, material blocks, and other essential items needed for survival in the post-apocalyptic world.

Overview[ | ]

Many items can be smelted in a Forge, a process which extracts the useful raw materials and stores them in the Forge for later use in Crafting. Many recipes either require a Forge or an item produced using a Forge in order to be crafted.

Usable Forges can be found throughout the game world, including within Trader outposts. Alternately, a Forge can be crafted and then placed for use. Player-owned forges within the bounds of the player's Land Claim Block can be picked up by holding down the activate key (default 'E') and selecting the Take option on the radial menu. Only a fully-repaired Forge that is empty (with the exception of less than 10 of each smelted material) can be picked up.

Uses[ | ]

A Forge can be used for Smelting as well as Crafting. Both activities require Combustible fuel. The Forge can smelt items at the same time it is being used to craft finished products, with no increase in fuel demand; a forge that is turned on will do both simultaneously.

Note that once a Forge is turned on, it will continue burning fuel until it is manually turned off or all the fuel is expended; it does not turn off by itself if there are no current smelting or crafting happening.

Smelting[ | ]

Smelting in 7 Days to Die refers to the process of heating up items in a forge to extract the useful raw materials. Each smeltable item will result in one type of smelted forge material: Iron (Forge), Brass (Forge), Lead (Forge), Sand (Forge), Stone (Forge), or Clay (Forge). Once the smelted materials are created in the Forge, they remain in the forge inventory, ready to be used for crafting items.

Smelting is done by first activating the Forge to open the Forge Menu.

Forge Menu A21

Smeltable items are placed into one or both of the 2 smelting slots on the righthand side of the Forge Menu screen. Combustible fuel is placed into any of the 3 fuel slots. The Forge can then be turned on. While the Forge is running, items in both smelting slots will simultaneously and gradually be consumed, adding the materials to be stored inside the Forge as noted in the smelted materials list. Each forge material is limited to 30,000 units each. Items will not be smelted if the material that it would produce has already reached its limit.

Any materials stored in the Forge cannot be directly removed. Instead, the stored materials must be crafted back into items that can be picked up into inventory. Each type of stored material has a Forge recipe to create the basic resource item version of that material. If the Forge is destroyed, all the materials that have been smelted into it will be lost.

Crafting[ | ]

Only recipes that require a Forge can be crafted when using it. The left panel of the Forge Menu will display the available craftable items you have unlocked, with items in white being immediately craftable using the forge materials currently stored and fuel currently loaded into the forge. A search bar present at the top of this left panel allows you to find specific recipes including ones that are not yet unlocked.

Items that are currently being crafted in the Forge will display in the crafting queue on the bottom-left portion of the Forge Menu with the time required to craft the item (or entire stack of items) overlying the queue slot. Items that are created and ready to be picked up will display in the output slots on the bottom-right portion of the Forge Menu. If the output tray is full, crafting will be halted until there is space is made available.

Forge Tools[ | ]

There are various Forge Tools which can be placed in the 3 forge tool slots in the upper-right portion of the Forge Menu. These tools are indispensable for unlocking advanced crafting recipes and enhancing the efficiency of crafting and smelting processes. These Forge tools are removable and can be carried to Forges at other locations.

  • AnvilAnvil (gives a bonus in forge crafting speed).
  • Crucible Crucible (used for more advanced recipes and steel crafting).
  • Bellows Advanced Bellows (increases smelting speed by 50%).

If any of the Forge Tools are missing, and a recipe is selected that requires the missing tool, the Examine window in the upper-middle portion of the Forge Menu will display a red "X" and a description of what tool is required but missing.

Forge Menu Crucible Missing

In the image above, the Crucible is required to craft Forged Steel but is not present in the forge. In the upper-middle portion of this Forge Menu, there is a red "X" and "CRUCIBLE REQUIRED" text visible, indicating the item cannot be crafted.

Heat Map[ | ]

Whenever a Forge is turned on, it affects the Heatmap which can attract zombies. If the heat level gets high enough, it will attract one or more Screamer Zombies.

Crafting Recipe[ | ]

To craft a Forge, you will need:

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Forge Recipe
Item Name Count
Item Name Count
Quality 1 Quality 2 Quality 3 Quality 4 Quality 5

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Cobblestones Cobblestone Rocks 50
TrunkPine Wood Log 1
Leather Leather 10
DuctTape Duct Tape 3
ShortMetalPipe Short Iron Pipe 3
Unlock Options
BookForgeAhead Forge Ahead 5/75
Schematic  Schematic
Crafted in

Usage in Crafting[ | ]

Forge is used in the following crafting recipes:

Item Required Materials Implement Time Magazine Perk Book Skill Schematic
Anvil Anvil ScrapIron Iron x1000, ClaySoil Clay Soil x100 - 09:10 Forge Ahead - Advanced Engineering -
ScrapBrass Brass ScrapBrass Brass (Forge) x1 - 00:01 - - - -
BrokenGlass Broken Glass BrokenGlass Broken Glass x5 - 00:2.5 - - - -
Buckshot Buckshot ScrapLead Lead x3, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 - 00:02 - - - -
BulletCasing Bullet Casing ScrapBrass Brass x5, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 - 00:03 - - Advanced Engineering -
BulletTip Bullet Tip ScrapLead Lead x2, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 - 00:1.5 - - - -
BulletProofGlassPlate Bulletproof Glass Block CrushedSand Crushed Sand x110, RockSmall Small Stone x10, ScrapLead Lead x40, ScrapIron Iron x20, ClaySoil Clay Soil x20 Crucible 02:32.5 - - Advanced Engineering -
Cement Cement RockSmall Small Stone x10 - 00:2.5 - - Advanced Engineering -
ClaySoil Clay Soil ClaySoil Clay (Forge) x5 - 00:05 - - - -
CookingGrill Cooking Grill ScrapIron Iron x25, ClaySoil Clay Soil x5 - 00:15 - - Advanced Engineering -
CookingPot Cooking Pot ScrapIron Iron x25, ClaySoil Clay Soil x5 - 00:15 - - Advanced Engineering -
CrushedSand Crushed Sand CrushedSand Sand (Forge) x1 - 00:01 - - - '-'-
ForgedIron Forged Iron ScrapIron Iron (Forge) x10, ClaySoil Clay (Forge) x5 - 00:15 - - Advanced Engineering -
IngotSteel Forged Steel ScrapIron Iron (Forge) x20, ClaySoil Clay (Forge) x10 Crucible 00:30 - - Advanced Engineering -
GlassBusinessCTRSheet Glass Block CrushedSand Crushed Sand x14, ScrapLead Lead x5, ClaySoil Clay Soil x2 - 00:17.5 - - Advanced Engineering -
GlassIndustrial02CTRPlate Industrial Glass 2 Centered CrushedSand Crushed Sand x14, ScrapLead Lead x5, ClaySoil Clay Soil x2 - 00:17.5 - - - -
GlassIndustrial Industrial Glass Centered CrushedSand Crushed Sand x14, ScrapLead Lead x5, ClaySoil Clay Soil x2 - 00:17.5 - - - -
ScrapIron Iron ScrapIron Iron (Forge) x1 - 00:01 - - - -
IronArrowHead Iron Arrowhead ScrapIron Iron x2, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 - 00:1.5 - - - -
IronBars Iron Bars ScrapIron Iron x100, ClaySoil Clay Soil x20 - 01:00 - - Advanced Engineering -
Dart Iron Dart ScrapIron Iron x3, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 - 00:02 - - - -
ScrapLead Lead ScrapLead Lead (Forge) x1 - 00:01 - - - -
MetalTrussing Metal Trussing / I-Beams ScrapIron Iron x40, ClaySoil Clay Soil x5 - 00:22.5 - - Advanced Engineering -
Nails Nails ScrapIron Iron x1, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 - 00:01 - - - -
A13RocketCasing Rocket Casing ScrapIron Iron x50, ClaySoil Clay Soil x30 - 00:40 Explosive Magazine - Advanced Engineering -
A13RocketTip Rocket Tip ScrapLead Lead x50, ClaySoil Clay Soil x30 - 00:40 Explosive Magazine - Advanced Engineering -
ShortMetalPipe Short Iron Pipe ScrapIron Iron (Forge) x10, ClaySoil Clay (Forge) x5 - 00:15 - - Advanced Engineering '-'-
RockSmall Small Stone RockSmall Stone (Forge) x5 - 00:05 - - - -
SteelArrowHead Steel Arrowhead ScrapIron Iron x5, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 Crucible 00:03 - - Advanced Engineering -
WroughtIronFenceSheet Wrought Iron Fence ScrapIron Iron x15, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 - 00:08 - - - -

Notes[ | ]

  • Destroying a forge will result in loss of all of its contents including created items, fuel, and smelted inventory.

Video[ | ]

Crafting a Forge