How to Use the Furnace in Rust


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 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 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.


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.



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.



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.

How to Build a Workbench in Rust


Some crafting requires workbench. Workbench is needed to craft be making those items. When workbench is ready crafter is required to stay near the workbench to receive “Workbench 1” status. In the process of crafting, player is not allowed to leave the workbench or the crafting will be canceled. Even the item which doesn’t require workbench, player will craft it faster when standing near the workbench. This is a secondary intermediate crafting tool after furnace.

Workbench requires 8 stones and 50 woods to make it. When the material is sufficient to make, go to the crafting menu and select workbench. It will take 30 seconds to make it.
Try to keep this tool in the house, since most of item in the game can be destroyed. 40 hits of hatchet can take it down.

Below is the list of items which require workbench.

  • Low Quality Metal
    A basic material to craft building like metal fragment for upgrading wall parts and weapon.
  • Metal Door
    A durable door which can be destroyed by explosive and grenade only.
  • 9mm Pistol
    A standard handgun with 12 rounds magazine.
  • Pipe Shotgun
    Pipe shotgun is effective in hunting, it can do a massive damage in close range.
  • Metal Pillar
    It give more durability than wood pillar. The base becomes stronger.
  • Metal Ramp
    A good grade component for building house.
  • Metal Wall
    Only an explosive charge can destroy this wall.
  • Explosive Charge
    A trouble solver for metallic building.
  • Silencer
    Attachment for a gun, it will make a gunsound quiet and give more accuracy.
  • Flashlight Mod
    An add-on for guns, very needed in night time.
  • Holo Sight
    Add this attachment to weapon for more accuracy.
  • Laser Sight
    Aiming will be easier but the laser point will notice the target.
  • F1 Grenade
    A hand grenade is used for area target and destroying building.
  • P250
    A fastest handgun with quickest firerate
  • Shotgun
    The best weapon in close-quarter combat
  • Revolver
    Don’t underestimate it because of slow reloading time and high recoil. The damage is reasonable.
  • Last Medkit
    Replenish a health overtime and instantly remove bleeding status.