Sons Of The Forest: How to Craft the Crafted Club

What is the Crafted Club, and what’s it used for?

Melee combat in Sons Of The Forest can be punishing, especially for new players. It may not be the flashiest weapon, but the Crafted Club is easy to make and surprisingly powerful for how early players can acquire it.

Like in the original game, it is a brutal weapon with a skull tied to a stick. This weapon offers significant protection when blocking and hits hard enough to stagger or knock down enemies and can be a suitable weapon to use instead of the Crafted Spear.

How to craft the Crafted Club in Sons Of The Forest

Sons Of The Forest — How to Make the Crafted Club

A Crafted Club is a straightforward instrument, requiring only three components before it can be assembled. These materials can be found on the ground, near points of interest, or harvested from enemies.

To craft the club, you’ll need the following materials:

  • 1 Stick
  • 1 Rope
  • 1 Skull

You can find sticks on the ground just about anywhere in the forest. Sticks are also dropped from bushes and small trees when destroyed. Ropes can be found near campsites, inside sealed coffins, or sometimes along shorelines. Skulls can occasionally be found in caves or produced by burning cannibal bodies or severed heads.

Once you have the necessary parts, craft the club by:

  1. Open the inventory (default I key)
  2. Add the stick, rope, and skull to the crafting mat by right-clicking on them
  3. Click on the gear icon to combine them

How to use the Crafted Club

Sons Of The Forest — How to Use the Crafted Club

With each swing, the Crafted Club can deal significant damage and knock foes back. To swing the club, press the attack button (default Mouse 1) Each swing will drain a portion of your stamina, and since the club is heavy, it will drain more than most weapons. Pressing the attack button multiple times in sequence allows you to chain swings together until you run out of stamina.

Holding down the attack button will charge up a heavy downward attack. This attack uses much more stamina but deals significant damage and can finish off downed foes.

The player can also block attacks with the club by holding down the block button (default Mouse 2). Blocking reduces incoming damage by an amount determined by the weapon’s block value by expending stamina. It is also possible to completely negate damage by parrying an attack. This can be done by quickly tapping the block button, but it must be timed correctly.

How to equip the Crafted Club

Once you’ve crafted the club, you can equip it as your active weapon by:

  1. Opening your inventory
  2. Panning the mouse to the right of the crafting mat
  3. Select the Crafted Club by left-clicking on it
  4. The inventory will close, and you will have the club equipped

How to add the Crafted Club to the quick select menu

Sons Of The Forest — Using the Quick Select

Alternatively, you can access the club through the quick-select menu if you’ve added the club to your backpack. Briefly hold down the inventory key to pull out the quick-select bag.

This is much faster than panning the inventory screen whenever you want to switch weapons. If you have it on your quick-select bag, you can find it in the short weapon slot.

The Crafted Club is considered a short weapon and can only be added to the appropriate slot on the backpack. The short weapon slot is located on the left side of the backpack and holds weapons like the Tactical Axe, Stun Baton, Machete, Torch, and more.

To add the Crafted Club to the quick-select bag:

  1. Open the inventory screen
  2. Add the backpack to the crafting mat by right-clicking on it
  3. If there is an item in the short weapon slot, right-click on it to remove it
  4. Right-click on the Crafted Club to add it to the quick-select bag

How to assign the Crafted Club to a hotkey

If you prefer to have your weapon in hand with a single keystroke, you can assign the Crafted Club a hotkey in the inventory screen.

  1. Open the inventory
  2. Mouse over the Crafted Club to the right of the crafting mat
  3. With your mouse over the club, press one of the ten available hotkeys (1-0) to assign it to that key
  4. Now when you press the assigned key, it will automatically be equipped to your hands


Is there an upgraded version of the Crafted Club?

No. There is no upgraded version at this time.

Can you drop or trade the Crafted Club?

No. You cannot drop or trade the Crafted Club in Sons Of The Forest.

Final thoughts on the Crafted Club

It may be a simple weapon, but the impressive stopping power of the Crafted Club in Sons Of The Forest is hard to deny. If Endnight Games has taught us anything, it’s when you need a weapon, tie something heavy to a stick.

Lastly, if you want to complete the achievements, you’ll need to craft one of these clubs for the McCrafty achievement.

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