How to Build Strong Fortress in Rust


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.

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.