7 Days to Die: How to Get and Use Baton Parts

Learn how to obtain Baton Parts and what they can be used for

It’s not easy being a genius. In 7 Days to Die, Intellect-based characters are limited in what weapons they can use effectively. However, those few weapons they are adapted to use are technologically advanced and particularly effective at leaving enemies vulnerable. The Stun Baton is an especially powerful example, but you’ll need specialized Baton Parts if you hope to craft one of these deadly shock sticks.

This guide will teach you about scavenging Baton Parts in 7D2D and how they can be best used.

How to get Baton Parts in 7 Days to Die

Baton Parts are rare, specialized components specifically used to create electrified stunning weapons. They cannot be crafted, so there are only a few ways to get your hands on these valuable materials:

1. Scavenging

Looking at a Backpack on the Ground with Weapons Sticking Out
Searching Weapon Bags for Parts

As with all advanced weapon parts, you can search for Baton Parts anywhere you’d expect to find a functional firearm. Gun safes, weapon bags, hardened chests, gun racks, and weapon crates are great locations to find these components.

2. Scrapping

Inspecting a Stun Baton (Quality 4)
Scrapping Old Stun Batons for Parts

Waste-not, want-not. If you need Baton Parts, you can scrap old or unwanted Stun Batons to reclaim a portion of their parts. These weapons can rarely be found in the same locations as their parts.

3. Trading

Standing Outside Trader Hugh's Shop in 7 Days to Die
Visiting Trader Hugh for Weapon Parts

Some traders will carry weapon parts in their inventory for sale. This is typically the most costly method of collecting these components, but it can be much faster than searching for them if you have dukes to spend. Trader Hugh in the Snow Biome of Navezgane is typically your best bet to find what you need, as he specializes in weapons and ammo.

Tips for Farming Baton Parts in 7 Days to Die

These parts are not easy to find by any means. Fortunately, you’ll probably only need a few unless you plan to outfit your security force. But we’ve got you covered if you need tips to make your search more effective.

1. Baton Perks

Inspecting the Electrocutioner Perk in 7 Days to Die
The Electrocutioner Perk

With the addition of the crafting skill system in the A21 Update, players can now increase their chances of finding specialized parts for a certain weapon or tool by investing in its relevant perk. Putting points into the Electrocutioner perk for players seeking Baton Parts can help you find what you’re looking for when scavenging.

2. Gun Shops and Factories

Rummaging through a Gun Store for Baton Parts in 7 Days to Die
Searching a Gun Store for Weapon Parts

Navezgane is dotted with gun shops of various sizes, shooting ranges, and the coveted Shotgun Messiah Factory in the Wasteland Biome of Navezgane. These locations are great places to search for weapon parts of any kind, in addition to ammo, armor, and explosives.

Remember: The all-in-one brand for ranged weapons in 7D2D is “Shotgun Messiah,” so any buildings or crates with that name on them are likely to be carrying guns, weapon parts, and ammo.

3. Government Buildings and Military Bases

Looking down at a Military Base in 7 Days to Die
Scouting a Military Base for Weapon Parts

Governmental buildings (such as police stations, fire stations, etc.) can be found inside and near the outskirts of cities and often conceal at least one gun safe or an entire armory in some cases. Additionally, the abandoned military bases dotting the countryside are bound to carry at least a few high-value weapon containers. Be careful, however, as these locations are often well-defended and swarming with armored and feral undead.

Using Baton Parts in 7 Days to Die

Baton Parts are special electrical components designed for delivering high-voltage shocks. As such, they are only used in the crafting of a single weapon:

Stun Baton

The Stun Baton Crafting Recipe (Quality 4) in 7 Days to Die
Stun Baton Crafting Recipe

The Stun Baton is a quick, deadly bludgeon and one of the only intellect-based melee weapons. The Stun Baton is arguably one of the strongest weapons in the game and can deliver a powerful electrical shock that can stun and damage enemies and spread to other nearby targets.

Final thoughts on Baton Parts

Baton Parts probably make the most sense out of all the specialized high-end melee weapon parts, seeing as their resulting weapon incorporates complex electrical systems. Realistically, though, these parts were most likely added in by The Fun Pimps as a balance to other late-game weapons.

If you’re looking for more tips to help you get started in Navezgane, check out our 10 Tips for Getting Started or our 7 Days to Die Beginner’s Guide.

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