7 Days to Die: How to Craft and Use the Wooden Club

Learn how to craft and use the Wooden Club

A knobbly branch or sturdy stick, a simple Wooden Club is a common first weapon in survival games, and in 7 Days to Die, making one is part of the tutorial quests. Crude in every sense, this weapon still stands as a solid contender among first-tier weapons despite its low chances for its effects to trigger.

This guide will walk you through crafting a Wooden Club in 7 Days to Die and offer advice on how to utilize it best.

How to craft a Wooden Club in 7 Days to Die

Wooden Club Crafting Recipe in 7 Days to Die
Wooden Club Crafting Recipe

Easily the simplest weapon in the game, crafting a Wooden Club will only require one resource:

MaterialQuality 1Quality 2Quality 3Quality 4Quality 5
Clubs Crafting Skill135710
  • Wood can be harvested from trees and shrubs or reclaimed from wooden structures.
  • The Clubs crafting skill can only be improved by finding and reading issues of the Big Hitters skill magazine.

Wooden Club Overview

Inspecting a Wooden Club (Quality 6)
Inspecting a Wooden Club (Quality 6)

Base Stats

PropertyQuality 1Quality 2Quality 3Quality 4Quality 5Quality 6
Melee Damage1213.214.415.616.818
Power Attack Damage2425.126.427.628.830
Block Damage1112.113.214.315.416.5
Stamina Cost17.417.417.417.417.417.4
Attacks / Minute555555555555
Max Durability100120140160180200
Mod Slots111223


Wielding a Modded Wooden Club in 7 Days to Die
Wielding a Modded Wooden Club

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

  • Head: Barbed Wire, Metal Spikes, Metal Chain
  • Accessory: Structural Brace, Wood Splitter, Bunker Buster, Grave Digger, Iron Breaker, Weighted Head, Burning Shaft
  • Tech: The Hunter, Rad Remover
  • Grip: Fortifying Grip, Ergonomic Grip

Tips and tricks for using the Wooden Club

Knocking Down a Zombie with the Wooden Club in 7 Days to Die
Knocking Down a Zombie with the Wooden Club

As a member of the Clubs weapon class, the Wooden Club scales in power with the player’s Strength attribute and the Pummel Pete perk.

Though powerful, clubs aren’t the fastest melee weapons available. However, investing in the Big and Fast strength perk can increase this weapon’s attack speed.

Wooden Clubs have a chance to briefly stun an enemy on each hit. This chance is increased for power attacks, which also deal additional damage and may knock enemies to the ground. This prevents an enemy from pursuing or attacking you and leaves them vulnerable to follow-up attacks. However, it’s best not to rely on this ability unless you have several levels in the Pummel Pete perk, as this weapon has a low stun chance when compared to other clubs.

Swing Attack with the Wooden Club in 7 Days to Die
Swing Attack with the Wooden Club

The debilitating abilities of the Wooden Club can be improved or adjusted by adding certain mods. Metal chains and weighted heads can increase your chances of stunning or knocking down enemies, while steel spikes or barbed wire can add armor-piercing or bleeding effects to your attacks.

This weapon costs a decent amount of stamina to swing, so be sure to monitor your energy meter closely during combat to avoid getting caught in a sticky situation. Though less intensive than other weapons, early-game players likely won’t have enough stamina to use this weapon continuously without becoming exhausted.

Final thoughts on the Wooden Club

It’s easy to assume this weapon is especially weak since The Fun Pimps made it part of the tutorial, but don’t count it out just yet. The ability to deal hefty damage and stun enemies simultaneously can be a serious life-saver for early-game players. Never underestimate the power of a big stick when you need a weapon.

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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