Knapping

From Vintage Story Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Knapping is used to make primitive tool and weapon heads. Knapping is one of the first types of crafting available to players in the game.

Required Materials

To begin knapping, collect two loose stones: granite, andesite, basalt, peridotite, obsidian, or flint and place them in an active hotbar slot.

Stone Tool Availability

  • Axe: (Harvesting) Damages Wood, Leaf and plant blocks including trees, logs, planks, fences, gates and wooden building components. Used to create firewood in the crafting grid
  • Bow/Flint Arrows: (Weapon) Damages Mobs; used as a ranged weapon.
  • Hoe: (Crafting) Used in farming to convert soil into farmland.
  • Knife: (Harvesting) Damages Plant blocks; used to harvest meat from animals, grass, wild plants including Cooper's Reed and crops for farming. Used in leather working, crafting wood items.
  • Shovel: (Harvesting) Damages Terrain blocks including Soil, Clay, Peat, Sand, and Gravel. Used to harvest terrain blocks or terraform the landscape.
  • Spear: (Weapon) Damages Mobs; used as a melee combat or ranged weapon.

Acquiring Stones

Loose stones and flint can be found on the ground when foraging. Break (using Left Mouse Button) and collect.

Shaping Stones

Example of knapping interface
  • Placing Flint: Sneak and place (Left Shift + Right Mouse Button) on a solid block to place the small stone on the ground. When performed with flint, a small dialog box will immediately open.
  • Placing Small Stones: When using stone types other than flint, the small stone will be placed on the ground. Continue to hold shift and press RMB with the stone highlighted a second time to open the knapping dialog box.
  • Selecting the tool: Using the dialog box, select the type of tool head to make.
  • Shaping the head: Use the second stone (of the same type) to remove all voxels marked in orange (Left Mouse Button).

Don't worry about making mistakes, the game prevents players from breaking the parts required to shape the tool. If another player has the same type of stone, he or she can work on the piece as well to complete the tool head faster. When the tool head is completed, it will jump into the inventory of the player who removes the last voxel.

Finishing Stone Tools

To complete the tool, place the tool head in the crafting grid and add a stick for a handle. With flint players can make an axe, hoe, knife, shovel, spear and arrowheads. With any other stone, players can make all of the tools listed above except arrowheads. Tool heads made of flint or obsidian tend to last longer than counterparts made of andesite, basalt, granite, or peridotite.

Video Tutorial: How to Knap Stone Tools

Thanks to SmileOnSpeedDial for creating and sharing with the VS community!


Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content
Terrain blocks Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil Grid Blue clay.pngClay Grid Peat Brick.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Grid Granite sand.pngSand
Construction Blocks Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Blue clay bricks.pngCeramic Blocks Grid Oak plank.pngPlanks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Glass.pngGlass
Functional Blocks Firepit lit.pngFirepit Grid Loot Vessel.pngLoot Vessels Grid Chest.pngContainers Grid Wooden bed.pngBed Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Quern granite.pngQuern Forge.pngForge Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb
Decorative Blocks Grid Painting.pngPaintings
Metal Working Blocks and Items Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Forge.pngForge Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal
Tools & Weapons Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Grid Bow.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Grid Copper hoe.pngHoe Grid Copper knife.pngKnife Grid Copper pickaxe.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Grid Copper scythe.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Grid Copper shovel.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Grid Copper sword.pngSword
Craftable Resources Grid Oak board.pngBoards Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Charcoal.pngCharcoal Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Grid Flax twine.pngLinen
Plants Grid Oak sapling.pngTrees Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerry Bushes link=Cooper%27s_Reed_(Cattail)Cooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Flax.pngWild Foods Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants
Mobs BeeMob.pngBees Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Pig.pngWild Pig Fox(Male).pngFox Hare.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Wolf.pngWolf Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Locust.pngLocust
Guides
Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Grid Lore Book.png Crafting Recipes Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Copper sword.pngCombat Heat Torch.pngLight sources Grid Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Copper hoe.pngFarming Grid Spelt bread.pngCooking Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeepingPig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Copper pickaxe.pngMining Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing