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The Riddle of Steel
Basic Information
Removed: Alpha 14
Group Special Items
Category Recipe Book
Type Hardbound
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
Unlocks Forged Steel
Steel Pickaxe
Steel Arrowhead
Steel Arrow
Base Price
Max Stack 50
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Combustible Yes
Burn Time 0:20
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

The Riddle of Steel is a Recipe Book that unlocks various recipes to craft Steel items.

Details[ | ]

Title[ | ]

Forging Steel.

Description[ | ]

"Teaches you how to forge Steel items."

Recipe Unlocked[ | ]

  • This book will unlock the following recipes:
IngotSteel Forged Steel
PickaxeSteel Steel Pickaxe
SteelArrowHead Steel Arrowhead
SteelArrow Steel Arrow

Scrapping[ | ]

As for all Recipe Books, The Riddle of Steel scraps into 20 Paper

History[ | ]

  • This book was added in Alpha 12

Notes[ | ]

  • This book was removed from the game and replaced by the Steel Smithing skill.
  • The title is a reference to the Conan movies, in which the cimmerians will be asked about the secret of steel by their god crom upon death.