How To Survive, Crafting Guide

Weapons, Armor, Health Care, General Items

Author

George Wong

Date/Revisions

Version 1.0, 25 October, 2013

Guide Summary

A summary of craftable items in the game. Most of them are pretty easy to figure out.

Additional Information




About This Guide

This is a brief guide to crafting in 'How To Survive' zombie apocalypse game. The game actually comes with an indepth tutorial and guide to playing the game. I'll only focus on the recipes and usefulness of various items available. This is intended to assist a new player in deciding whether to keep or discard items in your inventory.

Tip: You can save inventory space by combining weapon and armor components even if it is incomplete.



Notice to Reader

This document is my own work. Information is accurate at the time of writing (as of 25 October 2013).

The game, logos and trademarks are property of Eko Software & 505 studios.



Revision History

Version Date Notes
1.0 25 October 2013 Added categories for weapons, armor, healthcare & boosts, quest and general items
2.0 26 October 2013 Finalised weapon blueprints




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Shortcut Make Weapons Make Armor Health Care General Items Quest Items


Weapon Blueprints

Some weapons need to be combined with ammo in order to be equipped.

NOTE: Some character specific recipes haven't been included yet.

Item Requirements Description Notes
Wooden Axe Wooden Stick, Flint, Toolbox Strong melee weapon, long charging time Useful early in the game, easy to make
Wooden Long Bow Flexible Branch, Reel Basic ranged weapon. Must combine with arrows Arrows can be retrieved from targets
Stabilised Wooden Long Bow Handmade Stabiliser, Wooden Long Bow Improves aim speed for the Wooden Long Bow Only for the Wooden Long Bow but you can salvage the fork for the Carbon Long Bow upgrade
Stabilised Wooden Long Bow Pulley Handmade Stabiliser, Wooden Long Bow, Pulley Improves aim speed for the Wooden Long Bow, penetrates targets Medium damage bow with high aim speed. Now penetrates targets
Handmade Wooden Stabiliser Fork, Wooden Stick Improves aim speed for the Wooden Long Bow Significantly increases aim speed with the Wooden Long Bow. Must get if you're an archer
Handmade Iron Stabiliser Fork, Iron Stick Improves aim speed for the Carbon Long Bow Significantly increases aim speed with the Carbon Long Bow. Must get if you're an archer
Carbon Long Bow Carbon Mudbrakes, Reel Stronger ranged weapon, does more damage than standard longbow You need this for Abby to pierce through targets and penetrate plate armor
Stabilised Carbon Long Bow Handmade Iron Stabiliser, Carbon Mudbrakes, Reel Stronger ranged weapon, now with fast aim Faster aim means quicker recovery per shot
Stabilised Carbon Long Bow Pulley Pulley, Handmade Iron Stabiliser, Carbon Mudbrakes, Reel Fast aim and high damage, penetrates multiple targets Fire penetrating shots in quick succession. Awesome weapon
Golden Stabilised Carbon Long Bow Pulley Red Stone, Pulley, Handmade Iron Stabiliser, Carbon Mudbrakes, Reel +50% damage on top of the base model You start getting red stones for completing side quests which add extra damage and change the weapon skin to gold
Twin Sticks Boomerang 2x Bone Blades Slow moving boomerang causing medium damage Effective for single target enemies
Twin Sticks Cutting Boomerang 2x Bone Blades, Flint Slow moving boomerang causing high damage Effective for single target enemies
Triple Sticks Boomerang 3x Bone Blades Fast moving boomerang causing medium damage Effective for groups of unarmoured zombies
Triple Sticks Cutting Boomerang 3x Bone Blades, Flint Fast moving boomerang causing high damage Effective for stopping armored zombies (if you crit)
Golden Triple Sticks Cutting Boomerang Red Stone, 3x Bone Blades, Flint Fast moving boomerang causing high damage, bonus damage +50% damage on top of base model
Handmade Gun Harpoon Grip, Manual Compressor, Short Tube, Hardware Medium damage, slow rate of fire, semi-auto pistol First ranged weapon after the long bow. Can use normal and incendary ammo. Don't recommend combining a red stone with this one
Handmade Scoped Gun Harpoon Grip, Manual Compressor, Short Tube, Hardware, Scope Medium damage, slow rate of fire, semi-auto pistol with scope Can only be used by Jack
Handmade Sten Gun Harpoon Grip, Dive Tank, Short Tube, Hardware Medium damage, High rate of fire, automatic pistol Uses up ammo pretty quickly. Can use normal ammo or incendiary rounds
Handmade Scoped Sten Gun Harpoon Grip, Dive Tank, Short Tube, Hardware, Scope Medium damage, High rate of fire, automatic pistol Can only be used by Jack
Golden Handmade Sten Gun Red Stone, Harpoon Grip, Dive Tank, Short Tube, Hardware Medium damage, High rate of fire, automatic pistol, bonus damage +50% damage on top of base model
Handmade Precision Rifle Harpoon Grip, Manual Compressor, Long Pipe, Hardware High damage, slow rate of fire, semi-automatic rifle, one shot per clip Great accuracy, slow rate of fire. Recommend use with incendiary rounds
Golden Handmade Precision Rifle Harpoon Grip, Manual Compressor, Long Pipe, Hardware, Red Stone High damage, slow rate of fire, semi-automatic rifle, bonus damage +50% damage on top of base model
Handmade Shotgun Harpoon Grip, Manual Compressor, Wide Pipe, Hardware Close range high damage, semi auto shotgun, spreads pellets in front like a cone You get to play with the full auto shotgun at Korvac's island, if you have the parts just build the fast one
Handmade Fast Shotgun Harpoon Grip, Diving Tank, Wide Pipe, Hardware Close range high damage, full auto shotgun, spreads pellets in front like a cone Eats ammo, can use incendiary or normal pellets.
Golden Handmade Fast Shotgun Harpoon Grip, Diving Tank, Wide Pipe, Hardware, Red Stone Close range high damage, full auto shotgun, spreads pellets in front like a cone, bonus damage Eats ammo, can use incendiary or normal pellets. +50% damage
Small Capacity Chainsaw Harpoon Grip, Jerry Can, Motorbike Engine, Small Chain Link, Hardware, Fuel Medium damage, noisy weapon, low capacity Make some noise and shred some zombies (it's actually very crap), bring extra fuel with you
High Capacity Chainsaw Harpoon Grip, 2x Jerry Cans, Motorbike Engine, Small Chain Link, Hardware, Fuel Medium damage, noisy weapon, high capacity Same as before but more fuel before you need a refill, bring extra fuel with you
Small Capacity Improved Chainsaw Harpoon Grip, Jerry Can, Motorbike Engine, Large Chain Link, Hardware, Fuel High damage, noisy weapon, low capacity A bit better than the standard model
High Capacity Improved Chainsaw Harpoon Grip, 2x Jerry Cans, Motorbike Engine, Large Chain Link, Hardware, Fuel High damage, noisy weapon, high capacity Best you can go, i don't recommend adding the red stone to this though.
Golden High Capacity Improved Chainsaw Harpoon Grip, 2x Jerry Cans, Motorbike Engine, Large Chain Link, Hardware, Fuel, Red Stone High damage, noisy weapon, high capacity If you really want... but it's still easier to kill zombies from afar.
Wooden Crossbow Harpoon Grip, Wooden Long Bow, Pulleys Basic crossbow with pulleys, medium damage, piercing arrows Can only be used by Kenji
String with Hook Hardware, Reel Component for fishing rod
Fishing Rod Flexible Branch, String with Hook For fishing... duh! Used for a side mission for a Monkey to make "fish and chips"
Molotov Cocktail Bottle filled with Fuel, Piece of Fabric Throw these to set zombies ablaze Pretty useful for keeping the night creatures away. Best use for clearing safe houses. Use bottle necks to funnel zombies into the kill zone. You can kill zombies whilst they burn
Attractive Molotov Cocktail Molotov Cocktail, Fresh Meat Use these to lure zombies and watch them burn Useful if you're using semi automatic weapons and a large horde of zeds attack, can only be used by Abby and Kenji, requires a skill to craft
Explosive Charge Bottle of Fuel, Chemical Fertiliser Korvac shows you how to make these Lob these over walls to kill zeds. Use it to clear barricades. Dont blow your face off
Explosive Bait Explosive Charge, Fresh Meat Use these to lure zombies and watch them disappear Very useful with groups of zombies, very fun to watch. Only for Abby and Jack, requires a skill to craft
Classic Arrows Wooden Stick, an Axe or Machete Make sure you headshot. Body shot only wounds zeds. Makes the basic arrow early in the game
Classic Arrows with Feathers Classic Arrow, Feather Does more damage than Classic Arrows You get feathers from the seagulls that lay around.
Incendiary Arrows Classic Arrow with Feathers, Bottle of Fuel Sets zeds on fire upon impact Requires a skill to craft
Explosive Arrows Classic Arrow with Feathers, Explosive Charge Kills zeds very well, large area of effect Requires a skill to craft. Dont use it at point blank! Very effective verse bosses and groups of zeds. Attracts zeds because of noise

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Armor Blueprints

Armor is equipped on your stats page

NOTE: Haven't finished this group yet.

Type Item Requirements Protection Notes
Component Leather Strap Animal Hide, Rusty Machete or Axe Animals drop the hide, you need a weapon to cut it up
Component Tire Strap Tire, Rusty Machete or Axe Tires can be found near junk and rubbish tips
Head Helmet None Low Some zeds drop it
Head Helmet with Bones Helmet, Bone Low
Head Helmet with Flint Helmet, Pieces of Flint Low
Head Reinforced Helmet Helmet, Iron Plate Medium
Head Reinforced Helmet with Flint Reinforced Helmet, Pieces of Flint Medium
Head Reinforced Helmet with Visor Reinforced Helmet, Visor Medium
Head Visored Reinforced Helmet with Flint Reinforced Helmet, Visor, Flint High The best protection
Head Angry Tapir Helmet Head of Tapir, Leather Strap High Special item
Chest Bulletproof Jacket None Low Some zeds drop it
Chest Reinforced Jacket Bulletproof Jacket, Iron Plate Medium
Chest Reinforced Jacket with Flint Bulletproof Jacket, Iron Plate, Flint High
Arms Arm Protections Leg Protections, Tire Strap Medium
Arms Arm Protections with Flint Arm Protections, Pieces of Flint Medium
Arms Reinforced Arm Protections Reinforced Leg Protections, Iron Plate High
Arms Reinforced Arm Protections with Flint Reinforced Leg Protections, Iron Plate, Flint High
Legs Leg Protections Leather Strap, Tire Straps Medium
Legs Leg Protectors with Flint Leather Strap, Tire Straps, Pieces of Flint Medium
Legs Reinforced Leg Protections Leather Strap, Iron Plate High
Legs Reinforced Leg Protections with Flint Leather Strap, Iron Plate, Flint High

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Boosts & Healthcare Blueprints

Recovery HP and boost stats/attributes.

NOTE: I rarely used boosters but lots of health/body recovery items.

Item Requirements Effect Notes
Strength Potion Cooked Special White Plant, ? 15 seconds of strength
Green Beef Soda (Guarana Root + (Empty Bottle + Water)) + Manual Compressor Sleep +100%, Thirst +100%, Health +50% This soda is awesome. Very hard to make.
Healing Poultice Healing Plant, Piece of Fabric Health +50% Stock up on these, you'll need them
Cooked Meat Frest Meat + Campfire Hunger +100% Hunt boars or deers for meat. Dont blow them up or set them on fire though.
Cooked Special White Plant Special White Plant + Campfire Hunger +50%, Health +10% Also used for tonics.

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General items

Item Function Notes
Rusty Machete Weapon, Crafting It's not pretty, but does the job. Dont get bitten
Flashlight Illumination Toggle On/Off. You need this at night, always have it with you
Flaming Stick Weapon, Illumination A fire stick keeps night critters away. Can set zeds on fire by smacking them with it. Slowly depletes, replenish at campfire. Can not equip other weapons whilst this is in use.
Pieces of Fabric Crafting Drops from zombies, used to make a variety of items
Pieces of Flint Crafting Use it to reinforce armor or weapons. You need quite a few of these
Wooden Stick Weapon, Crafting Basic stick to hit zeds with, you can sharpen them to make arrows, or modify it to make an axe
Iron Stick Weapon, Crafting Better stick to hit zeds with, you can use it as a mod for weapon stabilisation i.e long bows
Reel Crafting A reel of string or fishing wire used for Long Bows, Fishing Rods
Flexible Branch Crafting Used to make long bows and fishing rods
Medkit Recovery Health +100%
Healing Plant Recovery Health +25%
Exotic Fruit Recovery Thirst +25%
Cassava Root Recovery Hunger +20%
Guarana Root Recovery Sleep +25%
Special Red Plant Crafting Combine it with another plant item
Special Blue Plant Crafting Combine it with another plant item
Special White Plant Crafting You can cook this to combine with other plants
Brown Mushrooms Crafting Combine it with another plant item
Bone Crafting Use a rusty machete or axe to sharpen into Bone Blade
Empty Bottle Crafting Use it to fill with water or fuel
Animal Skin Crafting Loot these from large birds, bush pigs, deer etc
Fresh Meat Bait, Crafting Loot these from large birds, bush pigs, deer etc. Cook it at a camp site to make Cooked Meat. Use it as bait for zeds or piranhas to distract them temporarily
Feathers Crafting Loot these from seagulls and large birds. Use it to make Classic Arrows with Feathers
Hardware Crafting You need this to assemble most custom weapons
Bone Blade Crafting Combine two of these to make a Boomerang
Pulleys Crafting Combine with a bow to improve precision
Glasses Crafting Combine with a short tube to make a scope
Manual Compressor Crafting Weapon component, used for semi automatic weapons, also used for soda drinks
Diving Tank Crafting Weapon component, used for full automatic weapons
Long Pipe Crafting Weapon component, for the precision rifle
Harpoon Grip Crafting Used as the base for all gun components
Chemical Fertiliser Crafting Combine with fuel to make explosive charges, Korvac shows you how to make these to clear barricades and reinforced lockboxes on the islands
Ammo for Handmade Guns Ammo Used by all guns
Incendiary Ammo for Handmade Guns Ammo Used by all guns

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Quest items

You'll pick up special quest items along the way. Most of them are for Korvac's damn monkeys.

Item Purpose Description
Golden Crab Side mission Monkey wants 4 golden crabs.
Golden Cat Side mission Monkey wants a gold shiny kitty in exchange for 30x Explosive Arrows With Feathers.
Golden Chalice Side mission Monkey wants 5 golden chalices. They are scattered around graves in the area, and one next to the monkey.

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