The Defender Trio Base Design (2020)

The Defender Trio Base Design

The Defender Trio RUST base design video is brought to you today by our partner xRaw.

This base was intended and designed for vanilla-based servers and supports up to a trio group of players.

The Defender trio base design is a starter-to-main build that allows solo players to get started on the base build even before teammates have joined up. It allows players to slowly build out the base as they gather the resources and can progress as ready.

Outside the base, players have the option to enter the base from all sides of the base. This is a great feature, as it helps reduce the entry and exit points from being door camped, along with shop fronts providing extra visibility and access to the roof. Above each doorway, there is also a peak down that allows players to actively defend against raiders while providing coverage and a tactical advantage.

Upon the roof, there are a series of shotgun traps, which are difficult to see due to cement barricades lining the edges of the base, to provide extra defensive coverage.

Inside the base, players will find a massive amount of storage spread intelligently throughout the base. This base makes for an ideal farming base for groups, and with 12 small furnaces, strategically spread throughout, there’s no shortage of mineral production.

Base Features

  • Active Defense Measures
  • Door Block Airlocks
  • Compact Item Placements
  • Easy & Quick Access Drop Boxes
  • Intelligent Loot Spreading
  • Lowered Foundation Sections
  • Roof Peak Downs
  • Undrainable Trap Placements
  • Starter-to-Main Build
  • 360-Degree Roof Access
  • 360-Degree Entrances

Inside the Defender Trio Base Design

Inside this base design, you will find the following items.

  • 8 Camp Fires
  • 13 Furnaces
  • 6 Sleeping Bags
  • 22 Large Boxes
  • 1 Tier 2 Work Bench
  • 1 Tool Cupboard
  • 1 Repair Bench
  • 1 Research Table
  • 20 +/- Shotgun Traps
  • 12 Small Boxes
  • 12 Barbeques
  • 2 Shelves

Build Cost

  • High-Quality Metal: 82
  • Metal Fragments: 8,440
  • Stone: 21,330
  • Wood: 5,846

Upkeep Cost

  • High-Quality Metal: 15
  • Metal Fragments: 3,764
  • Stone: 3,798
  • Wood: 0


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Video Transcript

Hey guys and welcome back to another video. In today’s video, we’re looking at a RUST base design which goes from a starter to a main base. This base is a solo to trio base and contains features such as compact item placement and loot spreading.


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Starting off, these are all of the items within the base. We have 8 campfires, 6 sleeping bags, 12 small boxes, 22 large boxes and 13 furnaces. As well as your repair bench, tier 2 workbench, tool cupboard, research table, 2 shelves, 12 barbecues and lots of shotgun traps. All of the barbecues, small boxes and large boxes give a total storage value of 30+ large boxes.


Heading over to the base here, we have these garage doors all the way around. These close off the peak down spots whilst you’re offline. We also have the shopfronts out front for extra visibility when leaving your base.


Going in to the base via the sheet door here, we have a door block airlock to help avoid dual campers going deep and to give extra visibility when leaving the base. You can also use this shoot out when defending.


We then have your research bench in here to help use up the dead space. As well as a large box that you can use to drop loot off.


Heading further into the base here, we have access to the second floor of your base as well as the rest of the bottom floor. We then have these shotgun traps here to help defend against raiders from above or the front. If raiders are coming down from the top, these will be undrainable.


Jumping upstairs here we have your repair bench with some extra storage followed by your roof access. Turning around here we have two furnaces followed by some boxes for storage. And then again we have some more furnaces and more storage boxes.


Through this sheet door here takes us to one of the three peek down areas. You can use this to defend raids, check for door campers, or simply as a way to open the garage doors below, revealing turrets and killing anyone outside.


Coming up to the roof here, we have a number of low walls and barricades to give you some roof defense, as well as these shotgun traps to defend against people climbing over the walls and onto the roof.


Heading back down and further in to the base here, we have this shelf with five large boxes and a small box. Followed by a sleeping bag and five furnaces. We then have another shelf with five large boxes and a small box followed again by three furnaces, a bag and your tier two workbench.


Finally, we have four large boxes, six small boxes and six barbecues, followed by your tool cupboard and another furnace.


The TC is protected by high quality metal on every side apart from this side which has the window.


The foot print of the base is simple. Starting with one square and three triangles for your starter base before expanding to finish the bottom floor and then again to add the honeycomb.


To break down the raid cost, this is the cost to raid directly to the TC by doors. And this is the cost for all of the loot.


This base is going to cost 8.4k metal, 5.8k wood and 21.3k stone with an upkeep cost of 3.8k metal, zero wood and 3.8k stone. A more detail costing can be found in the comments to include deployables.


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