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Description[ | ]

Tools are items whose function is to make destroying different blocks easier for the player. Different items are better for different tasks such as mining stone, digging clay and chopping wood. Many items can have multiple purposes, as most tools can be used as weapons in a pinch and vice-versa. However, an emphasis has been made to make tools less effective when attacking entities. This can also be seen in some mods for the tools (for example, the Fireman's Axe mod increases block damage, but decreases entity damage). Items also vary on how effective they are for each task. Using the wrong tool will take much longer and, in the case of butchering, might not give as many resources as with the proper tool.

Below the tools are grouped to five different categories by their main usage. A complete list of tools can be found from List of tools.

Construction Tools[ | ]

Construction (or Repair) tools are a subset of all the tools capable of repairing and upgrading different kinds of blocks.

Icon Name Covering Attribute Block Damage Stamina Usage Hit Range Attacks / Min Min Durability Max Durability Repair Item
StoneAxe Stone Axe 21.5 8.0 2.4 105 112 300 Small Stone
TazasStoneAxe Taza's Stone Axe 22.6 9.0 2.4 105 120 375 Small Stone
Clawhammer Claw Hammer 22 17.1 2.2 70 280 955 Repair Kit
Nailgun Nailgun 0.1 3 1,000 1,000 Repair Kit

Butchering Tools[ | ]

Butchering Tools are a subset of all the tools used for obtaining additional resources from animal and human remains through butchering.

Icon Name Covering Attribute Block Damage P. A. Block Dmg Dmg. Multiplier Stamina Usage Hit Range Attacks / Min Min Durability Max Durability Repair Item
BoneShiv Bone Knife 2.5 8.0 1.6 7.3 2 120 120 220 Bone
HuntingKnife Hunting Knife 5.3 10.6 1.6 8.2 2 120 462 1,154 Repair Kit
Candycaneknife Candy Cane Knife 5.5 11.0 1.6 8.2 2 120 462 1,200 Repair Kit
Machete Machete 21 42.0 1 19.2 2.3 55 288 673 Repair Kit

Disassemble Tools[ | ]

Disassemble Tools are a subset of all the tools used for obtaining additional resources from various mechanical and electrical objects through salvaging.

Icon Name Covering Attribute Block Damage P. A. Block Dmg Stamina Usage Hit Range Attacks / Min Min Durability Max Durability Repair Item
Wrench Wrench 38.5 77.0 18.3 2.4 50 180 640 Repair Kit
Ratchet Ratchet 48.5 97.0 21.8 2.4 50 300 900 Repair Kit
MeleeToolSalvageT3ImpactDriver Impact Driver 58 116.0 24.7 2.4 50 500 1,100 Repair Kit

Mining Tools[ | ]

Mining Tools are a subset of all the tools used for obtaining basic resources from all objects through mining.

Icon Name Covering Attribute Block Damage P. A. Block Dmg Stamina Usage Hit Range Attacks / Min Min Durability Max Durability Repair Item
StoneShovel Stone Shovel 38.4 86.5 16.2 2.6 50 75 200 Small Stone
Shovel Iron Shovel 46 103.3 20.3 2.6 50 220 750 Repair Kit
PickaxeIron Iron Pickaxe 35.5 71.0 18.4 2.4 65 260 886 Repair Kit
Steel Shovel Steel Shovel 69 155.3 24.7 2.6 50 300 1,100 Repair Kit
PickaxeSteel Steel Pickaxe 62.8 141.3 26.4 2.6 55 350 1,287 Repair Kit
Auger Auger 20.7 2.35 300 1,400 4,200 Repair Kit

Woodcutting Tools[ | ]

Woodcutting tools are a subset of all the tools used for... cutting wood. Use this tool against a tree looking object and it will have not chance against you. In addition, you will obtain wood for activities.

Icon Name Covering Attribute Block Damage P. A. Block Dmg Stamina Usage Hit Range Attacks / Min Min Durability Max Durability Repair Item
StoneAxe Stone Axe 21.5 8.0 2.4 105 112 300 Small Stone
TazasStoneAxe Taza's Stone Axe 22.6 9.0 2.4 105 120 375 Small Stone
Fireaxe Iron Fireaxe 45 101.3 19.9 2.6 60 188 641 Repair Kit
Axesteel Steel Axe 86.2 194.0 30.9 2.6 60 300 1,100 Repair Kit
Chainsaw Chainsaw 24.3 2.35 300 1,400 4,200 Repair Kit

Special Tools[ | ]

Special Tools perform specific functions and don't fit any aforementioned category.

  • Bucket - Used for picking up a block of water, changing into a Bucket of Water. RMB picks up water, while LMB puts it down.
  • Paint Brush - Used for painting blocks with textures. Pressing and holding R with this tool equipped opens the texture selection window, allowing the player to choose their preferred texture. To change the texture of an object/block, Paint needs to be present in the player's inventory. RMB paints the object/block, while LMB will clear the texture to the original.
  • Lockpick - User for opening various locked container found in POIs, such as gun safes and desk safes.
  • Wire Tool - Used for adding wires between electrical devices. This allows linking various triggers, switches and machines together. RMB creates / connects wires between devices, while LMB clears a device of wires connected to it.

Traps and Triggers[ | ]

Apart from a variety of hand held tools, there is also a variety of placeable items that can help deal damage to enemies. The table below lists all of them, with additional stats. Among them are various types of mines, turrets and traps, both triggerable like Dart Trap or Blade Trap, but also giving out damage when walked upon like Wood Spikes and Barbed Fence Wire.

List of Tools and Traps[ | ]

Below is an auto-generated list of all Tools and Traps in 7 Days to Die.

Icon Name Type
BarbedFence Barbed Fence Wire
TrapSpikesScrapIronMaster Iron Spikes
TrapSpikes01 Wood Spikes
Paintbrush Paint Brush
AutoTurret SMG Auto Turret
BladeTrap Blade Trap
DartTrap Dart Trap
ShotgunTurret Shotgun Auto Turret
Fireaxe Iron Fireaxe Axe
Axesteel Steel Axe Axe
MeleeToolSalvageT3ImpactDriver Impact Driver Disassemble Tool
Wrench Wrench Disassemble Tool
Ratchet Ratchet Disassemble Tool
ElectricFencePost Electric Fence Post Electric Trap
MineCandyTin Tin Land Mine Explosives Land Mine
MineHubcap Hub Cap Land Mine Explosives Land Mine
MineCookingPot Cooking Pot Mine Explosives Land Mine
Bellows Advanced Bellows Forge Tool
Auger Auger Motor Tool
Chainsaw Chainsaw Motor Tool
PickaxeIron Iron Pickaxe Pickaxe
PickaxeSteel Steel Pickaxe Pickaxe
Clawhammer Claw Hammer Repair Tool
Nailgun Nailgun Repair Tool
TazasStoneAxe Taza's Stone Axe Repair Tool Axe
StoneAxe Stone Axe Repair Tool Axe
StoneShovel Stone Shovel Shovel
Steel Shovel Steel Shovel Shovel
Shovel Iron Shovel Shovel
Lockpick Lockpick Special Tool
BucketWater Bucket of Water Special Tool
Bucket Bucket Special Tool
WireTool Wire Tool Special Tool
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