7 Days to Die: How to Craft and Use the Stone Spear

An in-depth guide on the Stone Spear

A crude spear is often one of the first weapons available to players in many survival games. You might assume the Stone Spear in 7 Days to Die is little more than a sharpened stone tied to a stick, and you’d be exactly right. Though simple, breakable, and relatively weak, the Stone Spear is a decent first melee weapon, especially considering its reach attacks and ability to penetrate armor.

This guide will walk you through crafting a Stone Spear in 7 Days to Die and offer advice on utilizing it best.

How to craft a Stone Spear in 7 Days to Die

Stone Spear Crafting Recipe in 7 Days to Die
Stone Spear Crafting Recipe

Crafting a Stone Spear is a pretty simple endeavor and can be accomplished with rudimentary skills and basic materials:

MaterialsQuality 1Quality 2Quality 3Quality 4Quality 5
Small Stone55555
Plant Fibers33333
Wood33333
Spears Crafting Skill135710
  • Small Stones can be collected from the ground, mined from ore boulders and rocky terrain, or reclaimed from concrete or brick structures.
  • Plant Fibers can be collected by harvesting tall grass or shrubs or occasionally found in trash piles.
  • Wood can be harvested from trees and shrubs or reclaimed from wooden structures.
  • The Spears crafting skill can only be improved by finding and reading issues of the Sharp Sticks skill magazine.

Stone Spear Overview

Inspecting a Stone Spear (Quality 6)
Inspecting a Stone Spear (Quality 6)

Base Stats

PropertyQuality 1Quality 2Quality 3Quality 4Quality 5Quality 6
Melee Damage1213.214.415.616.818
Power Attack Damage2425.126.427.628.830
Target Armor-31%-31%-31%-31%-31%-31%
Block Damage55.566.577.5
Stamina Cost18.518.518.518.518.518.5
Attacks / Minute555555555555
Max Durability100120140160180200
Mod Slots111223

Mods

Wielding a Modded Stone Spear in 7 Days to Die
Wielding a Modded Stone Spear

The Stone Spear accepts the following mods. Note that only one mod of any category may be attached at a time except accessory mods.

  • Blade: Tempered Blade, Serrated Blade
  • Accessory: Structural Brace, Wood Splitter, Bunker Buster, Grave Digger, Iron Breaker, Weighted Head, Diamond Tip Blade, Burning Shaft
  • Tech: The Hunter, Rad Remover
  • Grip: Fortifying Grip, Ergonomic Grip

Tips and tricks for using the Stone Spear

Attacking a Zombie Through a Door in 7 Days to Die
Attacking a Zombie Through a Door

As a member of the Spears weapon class, the Stone Spear scales in power with the player’s Perception attribute and the Spear Master perk. The attack speed of this weapon can also be increased by investing in the Quick and Perceptive perk.

The Stone Spear is a low-tier, single-target weapon with the longest-reaching melee attack in the game. This extended reach allows players to attack without getting hit in retaliation and to hit targets more than a meter away. Because of this reach, players wielding a spear can easily attack enemies through fractured doors, broken windows, and other small spaces.

Striking an armored enemy with this weapon will ignore a portion of their armor and cause damage to it. With successive hits, this effect can destroy helmets, damage body armor, and even deal extra damage to vehicles.

Performing a Power Attack with the Stone Spear in 7 Days to Die
Performing a Power Attack with the Stone Spear

Power attacks with this weapon can inflict a slow debuff on the targeted enemy. For players specializing in ranged combat, this allows for easy retreat. For players preferring melee, this allows them to keep their target at a safe distance.

The thrusting attack of the Stone Spear makes it more necessary to aim than other melee weapons. However, it also makes scoring headshots easier and avoids glancing off an armored helmet by aiming for an enemy’s face.

Headshots with this weapon are highly recommended, as their low damage value and medium stamina cost can leave you exhausted and your enemy still standing if you focus on body shots.

Final thoughts on the Stone Spear

Let us be clear: the Stone Spear is not a great weapon. However, this simple construction is a decent choice compared to other early-game melee weapons. The Fun Pimps designed 7D2D to scale in difficulty as the player has time to advance, but keeping enemies out of range while fighting in melee is a huge boon early on when players lack sturdy armor and can be killed in just a few hits. Players lack sturdy armor and can be killed with just a few hits.

Looking for some more pointers to help you survive 7D2D? Check out our 10 Tips for Getting Started or our in-depth Beginner’s Guide.

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Aaron Van Dyck is a thriller novelist with a passion for survival games and exploration. He started writing at the age of 13 and has always been drawn to the sense of self-reliance and freedom found in open worlds. An avid urban explorer and RPG enthusiast, he enjoys dungeon crawling and has a particular love for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Far Cry 5, and Cataclysm: DDA. He's also a fan of shooters and action games with immersive stories and unique monsters to encounter.

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