7 Days to Die: How to Get and Use Steel Sledgehammer Parts

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

Ah, the sledgehammer, master of destruction. In 7 Days to Die, the Steel Sledgehammer is a massive, heavy melee weapon capable of smashing through solid walls as easily as enemies. However, you’ll need Steel Sledgehammer Parts to craft this marvel of demolition.

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

How to get Steel Sledgehammer Parts in 7 Days to Die

Steel Sledgehammer Parts are rare, specialized components specifically used in crafting big, heavy demolition tools. They cannot be crafted, so there are only a few ways to get your hands on these valuable materials:

1. Scavenging

Staring at a Wall Rack of Firearms in 7 Days to Die
Searching Gun Racks for Parts

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

2. Scrapping

Inspecting a Steel Sledgehammer (Quality 5)
Breaking Down Steel Sledgehammers

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

3. Trading

Standing Infront of Trader Hugh in 7 Days to Die
Buying Weapon Parts From Trader Hugh

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 Steel Sledgehammer 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 a small army. But we’ve got you covered if you need tips to make your search more effective.

1. Sledgehammer Perks

Inspecting the Skull Crusher Perk in 7 Days to Die
The Skullcrusher 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. For players seeking Steel Sledgehammer Parts, putting points into the Skullcrusher perk can help you find what you’re looking for when scavenging.

2. Gun Shops and Factories

Rummaging Through a Gun Store for Parts in 7 Days to Die
Searching a Gun Store for Parts

Navezgane is dotted with numerous 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

Standing Outside an Abandoned Police Station in 7 Days to Die
Searching a Police Station for Gun 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 Steel Sledgehammer Parts in 7 Days to Die

Steel Sledgehammer Parts are dense, durable hunks of steel used for crafting weighted sledgehammers. As such, they are only used in the crafting of a single weapon:

Steel Sledgehammer

Inspecting the Steel Sledgehammer Crafting Recipe (Quality 5) in 7 Days to Die
Steel Sledgehammer Crafting Recipe (Quality 5)

The Steel Sledgehammer is a top-tier, heavy melee weapon useful for smashing through doors, breaking down walls, and crushing skulls. This massive hammer cannot benefit from stealth attacks and costs a sizable chunk of stamina to swing, but it has the highest base damage out of any melee weapon and deals bonus damage to structures and objects.

Final thoughts on Steel Sledgehammer Parts

What is the Steel Sledgehammer’s head made from anyway? It looks like a dumbbell or another weight, but it might be a custom-made part. Whatever the case, The Fun Pimps have declared we must scavenge the parts to this hammer if we want to craft it, so scavenge we will.

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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