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Group Resources
Category Basic Resource
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points
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 6000
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Meltable Yes
Material Lead
Combustible No
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

Description[ | ]

Lead is a resource that is mainly used to be smelted in a Forge to craft items. Lead can be scavenged from various locations in 7 Days to Die, by Scrapping lead based items found while Looting, or it can also be obtained through Mining. Mining can be the best way to gather Lead by finding Lead Ore underground or protruding Surface Nodes of Lead Ore.

Crafting[ | ]

Lead can be extracted from a Forge prior to moving the forge at no loss of materials.

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Lead Recipe
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Unlock Options
Schematic  Schematic
Crafted in
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Obtaining[ | ]

Lead can be obtained through Mining, Scrapping, and Looting.

Scrappable Items: Lead Car Battery, Lead Fishing Weight and Lead Trophy.

Note that it is more efficient to smelt these items in a Forge than to scrap them.


The following recipes require Lead: (NOTE: Times are based on a level 1 skill and the material that an object is crafted from, which is only reliable for food at the moment, so is rather difficult to calculate, this table is auto-generated):

Item Required Materials Workstation Time Magazine Perk Book Skill Schematic
Buckshot Buckshot ScrapLead Lead x3, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 Forge 00:02 - - - -
BulletTip Bullet Tip ScrapLead Lead x2, ClaySoil Clay Soil x1 Forge 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 Forge 02:32.5 - - Advanced Engineering -
GlassBusinessCTRSheet Glass Block CrushedSand Crushed Sand x14, ScrapLead Lead x5, ClaySoil Clay Soil x2 Forge 00:17.5 - - Advanced Engineering -
GlassIndustrial02CTRPlate Industrial Glass 2 Centered CrushedSand Crushed Sand x14, ScrapLead Lead x5, ClaySoil Clay Soil x2 Forge 00:17.5 - - - -
GlassIndustrial Industrial Glass Centered CrushedSand Crushed Sand x14, ScrapLead Lead x5, ClaySoil Clay Soil x2 Forge 00:17.5 - - - -
CarBattery Lead Car Battery ScrapLead Lead x180, Acid Bottle of Acid x1, ScrapPlastics Scrap Polymers x10 Chemistry Station 00:39 Wiring 101 - - -
AmmoRoboticTurret Robotic Turret Ammo ScrapLead Lead x3 - 00:0.6 - - - -
AmmoJunkTurretAP Robotic Turret Ammo (AP) ScrapLead Lead x3, ScrapIron Iron x3 Workbench 00:01 - Tech Junkie Vol. 3 - -
AmmoJunkTurretShell Robotic Turret Ammo (Shell) ScrapLead Lead x1, Buckshot Buckshot x1 Workbench 00:01 - Tech Junkie Vol. 4 - -
A13RocketTip Rocket Tip ScrapLead Lead x50, ClaySoil Clay Soil x30 Forge 00:40 Explosive Magazine - Advanced Engineering -

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History[ | ]

Some time before Alpha 17.2 It was possible to scrap Lead itself back into Lead but obviously this is pointless.