How-To Build a Base

Vanilla DayZ Mod supports building of  wooden walls, gates, sandbag walls and tanktraps. Whatever vanilla enables, The Dead Return will have. Nothing more.

Required Tools

  1. eTool – found mainly in military areas
  2. Toolbox – for building gates
  3. Hatchet – chop trees to make logs, chop logs to make planks and chop planks to make woodpiles
  4. Pickaxe – mine rough stone

Required Supplies

  1. DIY Wood – required to build wooden walls
  2. DIY Gates – required to build wooden gates
  3. Wooden Logs – harvest from trees
  4. Sawn Planks – create from wood logs
  5. Wood Piles – create from sawn planks
  6. Nails – can be crafted from sheetmetal (diamond plate)
  7. Rough Stone – mine from rocks
  8. Sandbags – to build sandbag walls
  9. Tank Traps  – build tank traps
  10. Duct Tape and Levers – fix broken handles on pick axes and hatchets.
  11. Padlocks – put a lock on your gate. Found only at castles
  12. DIY Metal- Removed in release 1.8.6.1 because it didn’t have a purpose.
  13. Razor Wire – removed in 1.9.0 because of glitchy behavior

Wooden Wall Construction

Creating a wooden wall requires:

  • DIY Manual (Wood)
  • Entrenching Tool
  • Toolbox

There are 12 steps to creating the maximum (level7) fence. Fences level 1-4 can be destroyed down by multiple hatchet and/or machete swings OR a single satchel charge. Fences level 5-7 can be destroyed by 2 satchel charges OR 2 explosive arrows. FYI: Satchel charges do have a “blast radius” and can take down multiple walls/gates.

  1. Foundation = 1 wooden log + 2 rough stone [cannot disassemble]
  2. Frame = 2 wooden log + 1 rough stone [cannot step over]
  3. Quarterpanel = 1 sawn plank +1 nails
  4. Halfpanel = 2 sawn planks
  5. Thirdpanel = 2 sawn planks
  6. Level1 = 2 sawn planks
  7. Level2 = 3 sawn planks + 1 nails
  8. Level3 = 3 sawn planks + 1 nails
  9. Level4 = 3 sawn planks + 1 nails
  10. Level5 = 4 wooden log + 2 screws
  11. Level6 = 4 wooden log + 2 screws 1 sawn planks [with walkway]
  12. Level7 = 2 wooden log + 2 screws 3 sawn planks [with walkway + ladder]

Wooden Gate Construction

Creating a wooden gate requires:

  • DIY Manual (Gates)
  • Entrenching Tool
  • Toolbox

There are 5 steps to creating the maximum (level7) fence.

  1. Foundation = 1 wooden log – Foundation
  2. Level1 = 1 wooden log + 1 rough stone
  3. Level2 = 1 wooden log + 1 padlock – Lvl 2 Gate [Lockable]
  4. Level3 = 1 wooden log + 1 sawn plank + 1 screws[Lockable]
  5. Level4 = 2 wooden logs + 1 sawn plank + 1 screws  [Lockable]

Miscellaneous Info

  • Bases need to be maintained, Use the scroll wheel while pointing at the wall or gate to see if it requires maintenance. A message will indicate what supplies are needed.
  • Construction sites and trains are a great place to loot for supplies.
  • There is a menu item called “lock”. If you lock a portion of a base, other players cannot continue building it.
  • Base Buildings Rules HERE.
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4 thoughts on “How-To Build a Base

    1. Hi, ive been playing on the server for quite some time and cant seem to find these books, ive been through kamenka, balota, cherno and electro, but nothing, could you please look into this as i really wanna build a base. Thanks, Regards Kricsus

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