Twig power ( Tier 1 )

  • The Twig Tier components can only be created using the Building Plan that you have in your inventory. They cannot be downgraded from higher tiers using a Hammer as its the first tier of the building.
  • The Twig Tier components serve as the main foundation for a good base’s design and can be used to prototype its layout and features. Keep in mind that after a certain amount of time, you cannot change it. Choose wisely.
  • The costs are associated with the building as a specific component can be viewed in the table to the left.
  • Twig Tier components have only 10 health and are extremely susceptible to all types of damage sources.
  • The Twig Tier components’ purpose is not strictly relegated to just building bases.
  • They can be used to build temporary defensive structures, often incorporated in base designs, such as destructible drawbridges platforms.
  • Similarly, they prove to be an essential, offensive element of raiding as they would allow one to construct raid towers and attach platforms to base walls to use as scaffolding, both of which aid in overcoming obstacles and heights.
  • A twig base is not perfect for stacking loot in it. Always upgrade it when possible.

As always, Ladders can be placed on the walls; the counter to this is to build out, and the counter to that is to build Ceilings off of the ladders. In short, the defensive options seem to be, trying to build Stairs further out, and countering ladders with roofs, Signs, Planter Boxes, Barricades etc, or the expensive option of High External Stone Walls with Metal Barricades or possibly Barbed Wooden Barricades.

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Wood Tier ( Tier 2 )

  • The Wooden Tier components cannot be built directly, but rather require an existing Twig Tier component to be upgraded using a Hammer.
  • Higher tiered components cannot be downgraded back to Wood Tier.
  • The costs associated with upgrading a specific component can be viewed in the table to the left.
  • The Wooden Tier components have 250 health and are susceptible to damage inflicted by explosives, projectiles, tools and most significantly – fire. No need to be worried about a fireplace, that won’t have any effect.
  • The Wooden Tier Doors have 200 health, take 30 seconds to craft and cost 300 Wood.
  • Upgrading to Wood Tier is mostly only useful in the Early Game, as it is relatively cost-effective and provides a degree of protection.
  • It is, however, strongly recommended to upgrade Wood Tier structures to a higher Tier as soon as possible.
  • Wood Tier components are also useful as a temporary component replacement during base expansions since they can be easily demolished later on.

Stone Tier ( Tier 3 )

  • Stone Tier components cannot be built directly, but rather require an existing Twig or Wood Tier component to be upgraded using a Hammer.
  • Higher tiered components cannot be downgraded back to Stone Tier.
  • The costs associated with upgrading a specific component can be viewed in the table to the left.
  • Stone Tier components have 500 health and are invulnerable to damage inflicted by fire, most tools, and regular projectiles. They are, however, susceptible to high explosive damage, such as C4 or Rockets. They can also be damaged by Metal Pickaxes and other melee weapons on the soft side.
  • Upgrading to Stone Tier remains a viable alternative for the entirety of the game, though, it is particularly useful during Early to Mid Game as the raw materials needed are relatively abundant and do not require any additional processing.
  • It is strongly recommended to upgrade any Twig or Wood Tier structures to Stone Tier as soon as possible in order to ensure a sufficient degree of base protection.

Sheet Metal Tier ( Tier 4 )

  • Sheet Tier components cannot be built directly, but rather require an existing Twig, Wood, or Stone Tier component to be upgraded using a Hammer.
  • Most optimal and readily available option, in terms of cost/performance ratio, that a player can have access to. Sheet Metal Tier components require roughly half the amount of raw materials that Stone Tier does, however, they need to be processed and smelted in a Furnace first.
  • The only downside to Sheet Metal Tier components is the fact that some of them(e.g., Walls, Foundations) are not fully opaque – the gaps between the attached metal sheets could potentially allow an intruder to view what is behind the wall. A remedy to counteract this would be to upgrade all exterior components of a base to Stone Tier and leave just the interior parts as Sheet Metal.
  • It is recommended that you always upgrade Floor components as they will remain fully opaque, yet provide all of the strength benefits of the Sheet Metal Tier.

Armored Tier ( Tier 5 )

  • The Armored Tier is the strongest and final structure upgrade available.
  • The Armored Tier components cannot be built directly, but rather require an existing lower Tier component to be upgraded using a Hammer.
  • The Armored Tier components cannot be downgraded back to lower Tiers.
  • The costs associated with upgrading a specific component can be viewed in the table to the left.
  • The Armored Tier components have 2000 health and are extremely resistant to all sources of damage, with the exception of explosives.
  • The Armored Tier Doors have 800 health, take 30 seconds to craft and cost 5 Gears and 20/25 (single vs double) High-Quality Metal. A must have for any base for optimal protection.
  • Even though the Armored Tier provides the highest degree of protection, it is seldom used mainly due to its prohibitive upgrade cost. In comparison to Sheet Metal Tier components and in terms of explosive resistance, Armored Tier components are only 50% stronger, while being orders of magnitude costlier to produce and maintain.
  • Naturally, one would feel inclined to build a compact loot room and upgrade it to Armored for maximum protection. However, this may prove to be an ill-conceived idea since Armored Tier attracts the attention of raiders. Furthermore, access points such as doorways & wall/floor frames will remain as weak points even when armored since the best available Armored Tier Doors are in many ways equivalent to Sheet Tier.
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