How to Build Strong Fortress in Rust

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Building a nearly invincible base in Rust will require all the help you can get. Let’s start with the basics first.

Plan Before You Build!
You will need to plan out where and how you want your base before you actually start building. Finding the perfect spot that will meet your needs will require you to scout an area for a while. With respective pros and cons, you can build your base in a number of areas.

Before you start building, you will need to plan out how and where you want your base. Scout the area for the perfect spot that meets your needs. There are a number of areas you can build your base in, each with their own pros and cons. Examples include:

To make the base tougher to reach, build it on top of a mountain
To limit the areas it can be raided from, buildĀ a good wall will help it.
To have a 360 degree view of your surroundings, build it in the middle of an open field

Decide if you want your base to be tall or wide once you have your spot picked out. You have to start with one or the other, although you can always do both after enough time and resources have been spent.

Parts and Resources
Good old fashioned Wood usually serves as the start for most bases. Not only do you not need blueprints for any of the Parts, it’s also the easiest resource to come by. Metal, though, is the best material to build with. Gathering all the resources and finding the blueprints (or research) for the metal parts will be very time consuming, but the goal here is not to build a base as fast as possible but to make a fortress as invincible as possible. You will need to use metal if you want strength – metal foundation, doorways, doors, walls, pillars, ceilings, stairs, and window bars.

Making the metal parts will require the following: a number of Metal Ore from Stone resources; change the metal ore to metal fragments with the use of a furnace; and change the metal fragments into low-quality metal with a workbench. Blueprints and a workbench will also be required before you can craft some of the parts.

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The Extras
You will want to think of extra add-ons with the base securely set up. Surrounding your base with Spike Walls is always a good idea. Add the Large Spike Wall later on, so start with the regular Spike Wall. Keep in mind that in order to get in and out of your fortress, you will have to leave a space.

Extra resources that you can craft yourself should be stored in Wood Storage Boxes. These boxes should be kept alongside a Bed or Sleeping Bag in a secure place. You can simply spawn back at your base if you are killed while gathering resources.

Having an escape plan is another option. You will need to find a way out if your fortress somehow fails. Make sure that it’s not a weak point in your defenses no matter how you do that. A one way path from a semi-high point in your base to the outside would be best, so don’t just make a ramp from your base to the outside of the spike wall. Try leaving without having to fight. To keep yourself protected, craft some great Weapons and Armor while building your base.

How to Use the Furnace in Rust

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A furnace is needed when crafting high level items. It is used to smelt metal ore and sulfur ore.
Furnace needs 15 stones, 20 woods, and 10 low grade fuel. Stone and wood can be easily harvested from rocks and trees. Low grade fuel is needed to be crafted by mixing 2 animal fat and one cloth. Animal fat can be obtained by killing wildlife. Using furnace is very easy just like cooking from campfire. It can be done by dragging woods or ore to crafting menu.

What product do you get from furnace?

Charcoal
Charcoal can be taken from burning woods in campfire as well. It takes 2-3 woods to transform into charcoal. It is a main component for making gunpowder.

Metal Fragment
Metal Fragment is a product from metal ore. Each metal ore produces 3-8 metal fragments. Metal fragment is a core part of higher level crafting. It can be used to build a part of a metallic building such as door, roof, ceiling, wall, window, ore fence. It can also craft armors, guns, and bullets. When making these parts, player is required to be near the workbench.

Sulfur
Sulfur needs 3 sulfur ores smelted to create sulfur. Sulfur is an ingredient for making gunpowder and explosives which are important parts when crafting ammunition.

What Players Can Do in Rust

The only purpose in Rust is to stay alive. All activity player will do is aimed at surviving. Let’s take a closer look at what people can do in this cruel world. In the last article, survivors already know the game mechanics. This part will introduce the activities players can do.

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Getting Materials

Before doing anything, player needs to collect materials as an ingredient or to make tools for gathering stuff. Humans in Rust can get materials by their two hands but some items require tools. Some materials can use a single stone to get it.

What Players Can Get

  • Wood
    Wood is a basic resource to keep humans alive. It can be used to build a campfire, a house, a storage container, and so on. Players can acquire wood by cutting down a tree. Wood can be harvested by using a rock throwing at tree or cutting it with axe. Axe can produce more wood than rock.
    Wood can be found lying around anywhere.
  • Stone and Ore
    Stone is an elemental resource. It can be used as a tool or material of craft. Small stones can be lifted by human’s hands.
    Minerals can be picked when using blunt tools like a hatchet to hit the mineral rock several time.
    Once raw ore is picked, players need a furnace to melt down the ore for metal fragment.
  • Charcoal
    Charcoal is available in campfires when burning logs. It is an ingredient to make gunpowder when mixed with sulfur.
  • Food & Clothing
    Food is vital to survivor, as nobody will want to die starving. Food fills up calories bar, regenerates health, and reduces rad bar. Food can be gained in two ways. One is to scavenge canned food or ration. They are usually located in crates, looted bags, or dead players. Another way is to hunt for animals. Once the prey is dead, a hatchet is needed to harvest the meat. Raw meat needs to be cooked before having it. Actually, raw meat can fill up calories meter but it is not healthy. Consumer will get health deducted. Also skin can be applied as cloth which is important to survivability.

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Crafting

Crafting allows survivors to create items that will help them keep alive in this land.
To craft items is simple, just go to inventory panel and tick crafting. If the recipe known as the blueprint is learned, players can craft it immediately in case the material is sufficient. Players can select the amount he wants to craft. Blueprints can be found in crates, looted from player or rare animals. The blueprint is permanently learned even if the player will die.

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Combat

Players can fight both wild creature or other players. It requires more caution when fighting players. A ranged weapon in this game such as a gun can kill people instantly in one shot.