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Basic Information
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Group Basics, Decor/Miscellaneous
Category Placeable, Weapon
Type Lighting, Melee Weapon
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Covering Attribute
Block Properties
Hit Points
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage 10.2
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage 7
Power Attack Block Damage
Range 2.4
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute 50
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage 15.8
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth 0.5
Damage Multiplier: Metal 0.5
Damage Multiplier: Stone 0.5
Damage Multiplier: Wood 1
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist 4
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 Burning
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 50
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Meltable No
Combustible Yes
Burn Time 00′ 25"
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through


A Torch is a dual use item primarily used to light dark areas and can also be used as a melee weapon. It can be crafted using the correct items, although it can be difficult to craft. A Torch requires resources that can be difficult to obtain for a new player. While it is not possible to melt, scrap or dismantle a Torch it can be used as a source of Combustible fuel.


As a Light[]

A Torch is used to provide light in dark areas and can be placed on almost any surface and will illuminate a small area around it. The player can move a torch from one location to another at any time by picking it up using the E key. A Torch does not need any type of fuel and will burn indefinitely until either destroyed or extinguished by water.

As a Weapon[]

A Torch is a very basic short range weapon and can kill an average Zombie with nine direct hits to the head or 17 hits or more to the body. It is more effective against a single Zombie and will not be very effective when dealing with even a small group of Zombies at close quarters. It can be used more effectively against a single Zombie when combined with the stealth of crouching to launch a sneak attack. There is also chance of setting a Zombie on fire while using a Torch as a weapon with a 10% chance per hit.

Heat Map[]

A player placed torch will generate a "Zombie heat map", making it more likely that zombies will spawn, or be attracted. A torch that has been placed as part of a POI may not generate a "Zombie heat map" depending on which assets the creator uses. As soon as a player picks up a torch of any sort and places it, the Torch becomes a player placed torch and will generate a heat map value.


There is currently only one recipe for a torch in 7 Days to Die.


Required Items[]

Cloth.png 1* Cloth Fragment for
00′ 16.25"
AnimalFat.png 1* Animal Fat
Woodresource.png 1* Wood
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  • Torches burn indefinitely, requiring no fuel upkeep.
  • A Torch can't be placed on a vertical side of a block that has a Structural Integrity of 0, like Sand or Gravel.
  • The surfaces of many world objects and furniture items(such as trees) are valid for torch placement. Placing a torch on some of them will result in it floating in midair.
  • After placement, the Torch can be recovered by interacting with it.


Torch shown placed in game on a Metal Reinforced Wood block.