7 Days to Die: How to Get and Use Brass

Learn how to get Brass and what it can be used for

So you want to make your own ammo in 7 Days to Die. You’ve cooked up some Gun Powder out of Nitrate Powder and Coal and even forged the bullet tips out of Lead. The only thing missing is the casings. For that, you’re going to need to get Brass.

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about scavenging and salvaging Brass in 7 Days to Die and explain how it can be used.

How to find Brass in 7 Days to Die

Brass is not a base metal, so you won’t be able to mine it like Iron or Lead. Instead, brass can only be obtained by scrapping or melting down items made of it.

Here are 3 of the best ways to get Brass in 7 Days to Die:

1. Scavenging

Various junk made from brass can be found while scavenging houses, offices, and other points of interest. Brass trophies, doorknobs, and even candlesticks can all be scrapped in the inventory or melted down in a Forge. Trash piles found in houses are the best locations to find brass junk.

2. Salvaging

Raw Brass can be salvaged from fixtures like lamps or faucets. Look for items bearing the same distinct gold coloration. Additionally, Brass radiators can be salvaged from broken-down vehicles, air conditioners, or home radiators. These radiators can then be scrapped or melted down for their metal. Large, expensive homes and office towers are great places to find brass fixtures. The roofs of businesses and large buildings are good locations to find radiators and air conditioners.

3. Dukes

Duke’s Casino tokens are the currency used for trading in Navezgane. While it might be hard to melt down your money, Dukes are made of Brass and can be scrapped or melted down if you desperately need to make ammo. Dukes can be earned by doing quests, selling items to traders, or even being found in loot containers on scavenging runs.

Tips and tricks for using Brass

Brass is really only useful for the production of bullet casings in order to craft your own ammunition. This can be done at a forge after smelting both brass and clay.

These bullet casings are required not only for standard ammo but also for crafting much more useful (and rare) armor-piercing and high-powered ammunition.

While more resource-intensive, armor-piercing ammo can make quick work of armored zombies, while high-powered ammunition does almost double the damage of standard bullets.


What is the fastest way to get Brass in 7 Days to Die?

The quickest way to get brass is actually by selling items or doing quests for the trader and melting down the tokens you earn.

Can you mine for Brass?

No. Brass is not a base metal and must be salvaged, smelted, or scrapped from other brass items.

How much Brass can be stacked together?

Brass can be collected into stacks of up to 6000 units.

Final thoughts on getting Brass in 7 Days to Die

Brass doesn’t have many different uses, but the fact that it is required to produce ammo makes it vitally important, regardless. Plus, there is always the chance that The Fun Pimps will add more functionality for it in the future, so keep an eye out.

If you’re looking for more tips to make your life in the apocalypse easier, check out our 10 Tips for Getting Started or our more in-depth 7 Days to Die Beginner’s Guide.

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