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Seraph using common weapons.

In the wilderness, using just your bare hands to fight, hunt, or defend yourself against hostile creatures won’t be very effective for long. To be able to best take down wild beasts or get yourself out of harm's way, you must first start utilizing weapons. There are a variety of weapons, usually categorized by the material they’re made out of (tier), or separated into ranged and melee.

Making weapons can easily become a multi-step process that involves different kinds of mechanics, like knapping, casting, smithing, and grid crafting; this makes getting strong weapons both challenging and more rewarding in the end.

It’s important to note that some character classes have personal modifiers (traits) that can affect the effectiveness of certain tools:

  • The Hunter class gives a 10% increase to all ranged damage (bows, thrown spears, etc.), but a 15% decrease in melee weapon damage.
  • The Clockmaker class gives a 10% damage increase against mechanical creatures, but a 15% decrease in melee weapon damage.
  • The Blackguard class gives a 20% increase to all melee weapon damage, but a 15% decrease in ranged damage.
  • And the Malefactor class gives a 15% decrease in melee weapon damage.

For a more in-depth explanation of positive and negative traits see Classes.


Loot Vessels

Some weapons can be obtained by breaking Tool Cracked Vessels, which can be found in most ruins.

Scrap Weapon Kit

Some weapons can be obtained using scrap to craft a scrap weapon kit, which can be right clicked to receive a random scrap weapon.
Such weapons are: The Scrap Mace (20% chance), Scrap Club (16% chance), Scrap Spear (23% chance) and Scrap Longblade (16% chance).


All tools can be obtained by the different crafting mechanics in the game. For most weapons, the process usually entails making a top piece by either knapping, casting or smithing and then combining it with a stick on the crafting grid.


  • Attacking a mob (melee combat): place the weapon in an active hotbar slot and strike a target.
  • Attacking a mob (Spear: ranged combat): place the spear in an active hotbar slot and hold to cast the weapon at the target.
  • Attacking a mob (Bow: ranged combat): place the bow in an active hotbar slot and hold to charge the bow. Releasing fires the arrow.

Different weapons have different amounts of durability, meaning some take more hits before they break than others. A weapon's durability is also affected by its material. The ranking of tool materials, from worst to best in terms of durability, can vary depending on the weapon but usually goes: Stone < Obsidian < Gold < Silver < Copper < Tin Bronze < Bismuth Bronze < Black Bronze < Iron < Meteoric Iron < Steel.

Weapon Types

There are three different categories of weapons:

Type Image Material Description
Ranged Weapons Grid Granite stone.png Stone The most simple type of weapon in Vintage Story. Place the stone in your active hand and hold to aim. Releasing throws the stone, causing 1 hp of blunt damage.
Grid Beenade.png Beenade Just a grenade filled with angry bees. Place the beenade in your active hand and hold to aim. Releasing throws the beenade, causing 0.5 hp of blunt damage and spawning a swarm of angry bees that make 0.25 hp of damage every hit.
Bow-simple.png Bow and Arrow Ranged weapon used for combat when combined with at least one arrow. Place the bow in your active hand and hold to tense it. Releasing fires the arrow.
Grid Copper spear.png Thrown Spear Both a melee and a ranged weapon. Place the spear in your active hand and hold to aim. Releasing casts the weapon at a target.
Melee Weapons Grid Wooden club.png Clubs One of the earliest and simplest weapons. Place the weapon in your active hand and press or hold to strike a target.
Grid Copper spear.png Spear Both a melee and a ranged weapon. Place the weapon in your active hand and press or hold to strike a target.
Sword-copper.png Longblade A sword to fend off your enemies. Place the weapon in your active hand and press or hold to strike a target.
Tools as Weapons Grid Copper Axe.png
Grid Copper hammer.png
Grid Copper shears.png
Grid copper cleaver.png
While not their primary purpose, some tools are also able to inflict a little bit of damage when swung against enemies, with how much damage they make being directly tied to their tier. Be careful, though, every hit will still count against its durability. Place the tool in your active hand and press or hold to strike a target.
Grid Ore blasting bomb.png Ore Blasting Bomb Particularly effective for blasting ores, but also for blasting dangers away. Place the bomb close to an enemy and light it with a torch or firestarter; don't get caught in the blast!.

Weapon Tiers

The material used to create the weapon determines their tier. In general, higher tier tools have more durability (last longer), and provide more attack power (damage per hit). Higher tier tools will also require advanced material and crafting processes to create.

Type Material Weapon Description
Tier 0 Grid Oak log.png Wood Club Some weapons can be made from wood or metal scraps in an emergency or as first combat solutions in the early game. To get a scrap weapon, the player needs to craft a scrap weapon kit, which can be right clicked to receive either a random scrap weapon or scrap tool
Metal-scraps.png Metal scraps Club, Mace
Tier 1 Flint.png Stones Spear, Arrow Stone weapons are made by knapping. Only certain types of stone allow for knapping, though, meaning only granite, andesite, basalt, peridotite, obsidian, chert, or flint can be used to make weapons.
Tier 2 Ingot-copper.png Copper Spear, Longblade, Arrow Copper weapons can be made by either casting or smithing, offering better durability and attack power. Weapons can also be crafted from the rare base metals gold and silver
Ingot-gold.png Gold
Ingot-silver.png Silver
Tier 3 Ingot-tin.png Tin Bronze Spear, Longblade, Arrow Bronze alloy weapons can be made by casting or smithing, offering better durability and attack power.
Ingot-bismuth.png Bismuth Bronze
Ingot-blackbronze.png Black Bronze
Tier 4 Ingot-iron.png Iron Longblade, Arrow Iron weapons can only be made by smithing. Only the Longblade and Arrowhead are available as iron weapons.
Ingot-meteoriciron.png Meteoric Iron
Tier 5 Ingot-steel.png Steel Longblade, Arrow Steel weapons can only be made by smithing. Only the Longblade and Arrowhead are available as steal weapons.

Special Cases

There are two different tiers of bows, of which one can only be crafted by the hunter. Arrowheads can be crafted from different tiers of materials, and are discussed on the bow page in more detail.

Weapon Stats

Ranged weapons


Weapon Damage Chance to break on impact
Any stone 1.0 100%


Weapon Damage Chance to break on impact
Crude arrow -0.75 (to bow dmg) 30%
Flint arrow -0.5 (to bow dmg) 25%
Copper arrow +0 (to bow dmg) 15%
Ornate gold arrow +1 (to bow dmg) 15%
Ornate silver arrow +1 (to bow dmg) 15%
Tin bronze arrow +1 (to bow dmg) 12.5%
Bismuth bronze arrow +1 (to bow dmg) 12.5%
Black bronze arrow +1.5 (to bow dmg) 10%
Iron arrow +2 (to bow dmg) 10%
Meteoric iron arrow +2.25 (to bow dmg) 10%
Steel arrow +2.5 (to bow dmg) 7%


Weapon Damage Durability
Crude bow 2.5 (+ arrow dmg) 100
Simple bow 3.0 (+ arrow dmg) 220
Longbow 3.25 (+ arrow dmg) 650
Recurve bow 3.5 (+ arrow dmg) 500


Weapon Damage Chance to
break on impact
Blunt damage Bee damage
Beenade 0.5 0.25 each sting 100%

Melee weapons


Weapon Damage Reach Durability
Wooden club 1.5 2.0 150
Scrap club 2.5 2.0 125
Scrap mace 2 2.0 200


Weapon Damage Reach Durability
Scrap 2.5 2.5 90
Copper 3.0 2.5 250
Gold 3.25 2.5 175
Silver 3.25 2.5 175
Bismuth bronze 3.25 2.5 530
Tin bronze 3.5 2.5 450
Black bronze 3.75 2.5 600
Iron 4.0 2.5 850
Meteoric iron 4.25 2.5 1100
Steel 4.25 2.5 2125
Blackguard 4.25 2.5 1100
Forlorn 4.25 2.5 650


Weapon Damage Throw damage Reach Durability
Other stones 1.75 4.0 3.5 16
Flint 2.0 5.0 3.5 32
Obsidian 2.25 5.25 3.5 45
Scrap 2.75 5.75 3.5 80
Copper 2.75 5.75 3.5 140
Bismuth bronze 3.25 6.5 3.5 210
Tin bronze 3.75 7.5 3.5 250
Black bronze 4.0 8.0 3.5 300
Ornate gold 4.25 8.25 3.5 320
Ornate silver 4.25 8.25 3.5 320

Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil

Construction Blocks

Claybricks-blue.pngCeramic Blocks Glass-plain.pngGlass Planks-oak.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Stone path.pngPath

Functional Blocks

Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Bed-wood-head-north.pngBed Chest-east.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngCracked Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Large trough.pngTrough

Decorative Blocks

Grid Painting.pngPainting Mediumcarpet-turqoise-ns.pngCarpets Bookshelves-ns.pngBookshelves Flowerpot-earthern-empty.pngFlowerpots Agedwallpaperplanks-green-east.pngWallpapers Salvation.pngTapestry

Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Bow-simple.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid copper cleaver.pngCleaver Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Hoe-copper.pngHoe Knife-copper.pngKnife Pickaxe-copper.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Scythe-copper.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Grid Crude Square Shield.pngShield Shovel-copper.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Sword-copper.pngSword


Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax


Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerries Grid mushroom bolete.pngMushrooms Grid Cattail tops.pngCooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants Sapling-oak.pngTrees Sapling-oak.pngFruit Trees Flax.pngWild Foods


Bear-male-polar.pngBear BeeMob.pngBees Creature-bell-normal.pngBell Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Creature-fox-male.pngFox Hare-male-lightbrown.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf


Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making


Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation