Deithwen High-Efficiency Solo Base Design (2020)

The Deithwen High-Efficiency Solo Base Design 

The Deithwen High-Efficiency Duo RUST base design video is provided by our partner Willjum.

In this video, Willjum introduces us to the Deithwen, in theme with the Witch series, designed to be a highly efficient, compact, solo base that’s easy to build and contains everything needed to operate a RUST base.

The Deithwen base design, at maximum build, ensures a minimum raid cost of 15 rockets from all directions, which is incredibly powerful considering the overall cost and footprint of this base.

One of the things that makes this base design great for wipe days is that the initial build does not require any blueprints, but allows for a clear upgrade path as you acquire the proper upgrades.

Base Features

  • Active Defense Measures
  • Door Block Airlocks
  • Compact Item Placements
  • Easy & Quick Access Drop Boxes
  • Intelligent Loot Spreading
  • Roof Seal Bunker
  • Shooting Gallery
  • Undrainable Trap Placements

Build Cost

  • High-Quality Metal: 77
  • Metal Fragments: 2,990
  • Stone: 2,655
  • Wood: N/A

Upkeep Cost

  • High-Quality Metal: 11
  • Metal Fragments: 649
  • Stone: 356
  • Wood: N/A

Raid Cost

This RUST base design will cost approximately 15 rockets to raid directly to the tool cupboard and require more to access the entirety of loot spread throughout the base.

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Video Transcript

Hey guys, Willjum here. 


Today I’m bringing to you the Deithwen. A highly efficient compact solo base that’s easy and cheap to build while containing everything you would need, making it a perfect wipe day base. 


I’ve designed the base to ensure that all raid paths to the tool cupboard lead through one sheet metal wall, one garage door, and one glass window, ensuring a minimum raid cost of 15 rockets from all directions. Fantastic for a base that requires just one metal node upkeep a day. 


The base can be built from a very simple starter. Initially requiring no blueprints at all. However, in order to reach the 15 rocket cost, you will need both garage doors and reinforced glass windows. And although the Deithwen is small, it is actually one of my favorites, providing such high protection in such a compact space. 


Going into the tour, we have a very standard single door airlock with glass windows for extra visuals. There’s also room for friends sleeping bag.


On the second floor, we have a few boxes for secondary loot, as well as a very neat shooting gallery providing angles right over your front steps to help fight against door campers. 


The roof steel bunker provides a little offline raid protection, as it forces raiders to either soft side the metal wall or blows straight through the metal roof, wasting their time and resources. 


Logging on in the morning we must only destroy the twig half wall and the bunker collapses. In the chute, we have three furnaces, and the undrainable shotgun trap is preventing people from jumping straight down. 


In the core itself, we have a workbench, plenty of main storage for solo, plus the tool cupboard, and one extra furnace behind a glass window. 


Before we get onto the build, I want to say another massive thank you to everyone who’s subscribed. I’m getting really close to the three thousand subscriber mark, which is honestly so awesome.


I read all of your supportive comments on both Discord and YouTube, and they make me feel really proud and happy. So thank you. With all that said, you guys aren’t here to listen to me talk. You’re here for the build. So let’s get to it. 


For a starter, all that needs to be built is three triangles with a tool cupboard packed as tightly into the corner as possible. Close off the triangle with walls, and put a double door frame right in the center. 


For now, a wooden double door can be placed. The furnace can be squeezed next to the tool cupboard and then a large box can be placed in the other triangle. As quick as possible we’re gonna want an airlock. 


So what we’re going to do is extend the base by another two triangles. Another wall frame can be placed. Now your tier one can be placed as far back in that triangle as possible. You can now go ahead and seal your tool cupboard and furnace with a window frame. 


If you don’t have reinforced glass windows, you can place wooden window bars temporarily. The sleeping bag can be placed right in the center.


For your loot room, head outside and place the following structure. This should be placed in twigs and you can destroy it later. 


You can now go ahead and place the two triangles at half height. Before placing boxes, remove them all and place garage doors first. Once you’ve placed the garage doors, you can go ahead and fill the loot room with four large boxes, and four small boxes. 


However sometimes placing the small box can block your access to the tool cupboard, so you might want to leave that blank. 


Once you’ve got some more resources to expand, you can start working on your chute. Place two full-height walls, and then a furnace to access your top floor. On the top floor place a half wall and a triangle, and then remove the half wall and place a wall frame. 


For now, a double door should be used. Once you’ve got the materials for a new garage door, you can pick up the wooden double door and replace it. Adding into your chute, you can now place two more furnaces. 


To demonstrate the bunker, you can now place twig half wall and then a roof on top of it while upgrading only the roof to sheet metal. What this does is block the chute’s access from above, forcing any raiders to either spend a long time soft siding the wall or blowing straight down through the roof. 


At the moment though the base isn’t as strong as it should be, and the chute can be quite easily soft-sided as it is stone. So what you’re going to want to do as quickly as possible is upgrade this full core to sheet metal. 


This doesn’t have to happen all at once, but it should definitely get done eventually or else the base won’t be at its full potential. To complete the second floor in full place two single door frames and then a window frame. 


In the window frame reinforced glass windows should be placed, and then two doors frames, and sheet metal single doors. Two more wall frames should be placed upstairs, and then seal off the rest of the base. 


Go ahead and fill the door frames with garage doors. Then on the front-facing side place four half walls and then triangle on the top. Destroy the bottom two half walls, replace it with two low walls. 


What this does is create a really nice shooting gallery with a 180-degree view. Place small boxes to give tighter angles over the front door. On the other side, there is space for a secondary loot room. 


However, on the bottom side only place one large box and leave out the small box as it blocks the placement for the roof seal.


This base does not have space for a permanent research table. However, when you need to use it open the single door and place the research table between them. 


You can then research your item, and pick up the research table with a hammer. As you play the wipe, make sure you replace all double doors with garage doors. Above the chute is space for a large box and another small box. 


At some point during the wipe, the tier one can be replaced with a tier two. Although this base is ideally meant for a solo, you can also place a second bag for a teammate inside the airlock. 


Shotgun traps can also be placed at the top of the chute, and at the bottom of the chute. This makes it really hard for anyone trying to raid through doors. 


Now very importantly, upgrade the triangles surrounding the tool cupboard to armored, along with the ceiling, and the adjacent ceiling. 


That is the Deithwen base. This is honestly one of my favorite bases, I just love how compact and efficient it is.


 I really hope you did enjoy it as much as I did, and I will see you guys in the next one. 


Willjum out. 

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