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Wood Spikes
Basic Information
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Group Tools/Traps
Category Trap
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Covering Attribute
Block Properties
Hit Points 33
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage 33
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


Wood Spikes are a trap used to defend structures by impaling zombies and/or players. Wood Spikes are crafted using 20 Wood as shown below. They begin to lose durability after being stepped on by players or zombies, and are eventually destroyed. The degradation is evident in the item name:

  • TrapSpikesDamage01.png Stage 1: Weakened Wood Spikes
  • TrapSpikesDamage02.png Stage 2: Damaged Wood Spikes
  • TrapSpikesDamage03.png Stage 3: Broken Wood Spikes
  • TrapSpikesDamage04.png Stage 4: Trashed Wood Spikes
  • TrapSpikesDamage05.png Stage 5: Ruined Wood Spikes

Originally when repairing they would go through the 5 stages, as of Alpha 15.1 they now directly go to completely healed.

As of at least Alpha 18, Wood Spikes now appear to only have three stages of disrepair, always going down one level when hitting a zombie, thus only being able to land three hits on a zombie before breaking.


Just search for Wood Spikes in your inventory crafting window and then select craft.

Required Items[]

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  • They are an excellent defense for early 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 now with Alpha 13 and the Dismemberment feature, they can make Zombies crawlers.
  • 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.
  • As of Alpha 4, Wood Spikes must be placed on a solid Block.
  • As of Alpha 15, Wood Spikes became much less practical as their price changed from 4 to 100 wood. Wood Log Spikes (which have since been removed from the game) became the cheap, viable alternative with a material cost of 20 wood.
  • As of Alpha 16, price of wood spikes went from 100 to 20 wood.
  • Can be upgraded to Iron Spikes, which deal more damage and are more durable.