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Iron Spikes
Basic Information
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Group Tools/Traps
Category Trap
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points 200
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
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
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

Description[ | ]

Iron Spikes are traps used to defend structures by impaling zombies and/or players. Iron Spikes are crafted using 4 Forged Iron. They begin to lose durability after being stepped on by players or zombies and are eventually destroyed. They are often used to surround the parameter of a base or location. Iron Spikes will also slightly slow down zombies as they path through the Iron Spikes trap. Iron Spikes can be crafted or upgraded from Wood Spikes.

Crafting[ | ]

Required Items[ | ]

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Iron Spikes Recipe
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Unlock Options
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Failure[ | ]

The Iron Spikes has 3 stages. First being newly crafted and two more in a depreciated state. The 3rd stage of the Iron Spikes still can be repaired. Once the 3rd stage damage limit has been reached it will be destroyed disappearing. Stages are as shown.

Repair[ | ]

The Iron Spikes can be repaired so long as it is standing no matter what state. Repairing will require Forged Iron to restore it to full hit point.

Notes[ | ]

  • They are an excellent defense for mid game and can be implemented into late game strategies as well.
  • They are really helpful when dealing with running zombies, as the spikes slow them down and can dismember them.
  • Be careful when placing them, as you will sometimes place them below yourself and damage yourself.
  • If you are staying in a house, a good strategy is to surround it by 3 layers of spikes.

See Also[ | ]