Raid Cost in Rust and How to Reduce It? (Most Efficient Ways)

Learn how much sulfur you need to invest to raid through an obstacle or how much time you need to invest to break through it the easy way.
Raid Cost in Rust and How to Reduce It? (Most Efficient Ways)




As we all know, Rust is a very punishing survival game with no mercy. After making certain progress, raiding is a must for many players. It is important that your raid cost is not too expensive, with these basic raid tips and tricks you will not spend your raiding resources unnecessarily.

There are many ways to raid in Rust. If you are just at the beginning of the game, you can do a basic raid, or on the contrary, if you are tier 3, the most preferred option is a rocket raid.

The Most Used Raid Tools in Rust

Eoka Pistol

Eoka pistol is one of the most used weapons in the basic raid in Rust. It is normal to hear a lot of eoka sounds during the first two days of server wiping. With this weapon, they usually break wooden doors and tool cupboards quite cheaply.

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo / Explosive Ammo

If you think the eoka pistol is too primitive for me. Semi-Automatic Rifle with explosive ammo is another common method for raids. It's noticeably cheaper than crafting satchel charges, and if you put a silencer on your guns, you can raid stealthily, no one will even hear you, and you don't have to worry about counter raiders.

Satchel Charge

In Rust raid, satchel Charges are another raid method that is the most widely used by groups that are not too crowded, and raid costs are relatively cheap with satchel charges. Although it makes more noise than explosive ammo, It allows you to enter the base you raid much faster.

Satchel Charges don't deal as much splash damage as Rockets, but they are often used for a basic raid. The sulfur cost of a satchel charges is relatively cheap, but make sure that the fuse goes out occasionally when using them or you may die. Keep in mind that to craft this explosive, you will first need the beancan grenades blueprint.

Rocket

Let's come to the big pieces. Rockets, and crafting rockets are separate issue, raiding a base with a rocket without getting countered is another issue.

In Rust, that's why rockets are usually used by very large groups, and raid costs with rockets are pretty high. But if can find the cheapest construction to raid and you are confident about counter raiders you can of course use it. The biggest reason to use rockets is that you can splash damage walls at once.

How Many Explosives Do You Need for Which Obstacle in Rust?

Wooden Doors and Double Wooden Doors

Wooden doors are the cheapest construction in Rust.







In Rust, Wooden doors are usually made on the server's first day because they are cheap and fast, but they are very flimsy. They should be replaced with a metal door as soon as you have enough metal for a metal door from your furnaces or by recycling.

Rust Raid Cost of Wooden Door

Tool

Quantity

Fuel

Sulfur


Explosive Ammo

Semi-Automatic Rifle

19

0

x475


Satchel Charge

2

0

x960


Beancan Grenade

6

0

x720



Rocket

1

x30

x1,400


Timed Explosive Charge

1

x60

x2,220


Flame Thrower

~83

x83

0


Fire Arrow

50

x250

0


Molotov Cocktail

~2

x100

0

Basic Raid Costs of Wooden Door

If you want to raid a wooden door in the most economical way, your gunpowder costs will be like this.

Tool

Quantity

Time

Sulfur

11

11 min 5 sec

0


x45

1 min 58 sec

x225


x16

40 sec

x320


x39

1 min 42 sec

x390

Sheet Metal Doors and Sheet Metal Double Doors

The most common type of door you will encounter in Rust raid is sheet metal doors.



Sheet metal doors are a door you should craft as soon as you have enough metal to craft them. Thanks to these sheet metal doors, your neighbors will not be able to raid you easily. Unlike the wooden door, it is also highly resistant to fire and melee damage.

Rust Raid Cost of Sheet Metal Doors and Sheet Metal Double Doors

Tool

Quantity

Fuel

Sulfur


Explosive Ammo

Semi-Automatic Rifle

63

0

x1,575


Satchel Charge

4

0

x1,920


Beancan Grenade


18

0

x2,160


Rocket

2

x60

x2,800


Timed Explosive Charge


1

x60

x2,200

Armored Door and Armored Double Door

The armored door is the most powerful door in Rust. You can find the armored door from heavy scientists, locked crates, and elite crates or you can craft it for the cost of some components and resources.








Armored doors are really important for the defense of your building against raids. The small hatch in the armored door allows you to shoot in or out from both sides of the door. It is also very strong against explosives, increasing the raid cost considerably.

Rust Raid Cost of Sheet Armored Door and Armored Double Door

Tool

Quantity

Fuel

Sulfur


Explosive Ammo

Semi-Automatic Rifle

200

0

x5,000


Satchel Charge


12

0

x5,760


Beancan Grenade


56

0

x6,720


Rocket

4

x120

x5,600


Timed Explosive Charge


2

x120

x4,400

Raid Efficiently in Rust

There are not many tips or tricks to door raiding in Rust, it is quite simple and straightforward. The most important thing to consider when raiding is to exploit the weaknesses of the target base as much as possible and find the cheapest building. For example, if a base has a soft wall like this one, there's no point in wasting explosives ammo, or your precious raiding resource by going through the door. With tips and tricks like these, you can lower your raid costs.

Soft side walls are much more fragile than hard side walls and are eligible for melee damage raiding, in other words, basic raid. If you can find soft side walls your raid costs will be halved because it means raiding without even using rust gunpowder.

Raid Cost of Walls in Rust

Wooden Wall

In terms of durability, a wooden wall is not much different from a wooden door. Nevertheless, if you want to make a quick start and at least have a roof over your head, you can do it, but as soon as you have enough stones, all construction should be upgraded to stone.

(The walls on the right side are reversed, i.e. soft side.)


Rust Raid Cost of Hard Side Wooden Walls

Tool

Quantity

Fuel

Sulfur

Explosive Ammo

Semi-Automatic Rifle

49

0

x1,225


Satchel Charge


3

0

x1,440


Beancan Grenade

13

0

x1,560


Rocket

2

x60

x2,800


Timed Explosive Charge


1

x60

x2,200


Flame Thrower

~206

x206

0


Fire Arrow

125

x625

0


Molotov Cocktail

~4

x200

0



Rust Wooden Wall Basic Raid Costs / Soft Side

If you want to raid a wooden wall with as little or no gunpowder as possible, the table below shows the tools and time you will need.

Tool

Quantity

Time

Jackhammer

Workbench Refill


1

31 sec


Salvaged Cleaver

1

42 sec


Pickaxe

1

1 min 34 sec


Salvaged Axe

1

42 sec


Salvaged Icepick

1

52 sec


Longsword

1

34 sec


Salvaged Sword

1

31 sec


Hatchet

2

1 min 12 sec


Machete

2

37 sec


Bone Knife

4

1 min 16 sec


Stone Hatchet

5

1 min 52 sec

Stone Wall

Stone walls are the most common type of wall and if you can make a soft side, the return is very high. It takes much less time than the soft side of the metal wall.

Since it is the stone resource you will encounter the most, most of the bases you will see will be stone constructions, and if you see a soft side in a base, you should definitely try your luck.

Rust Raid Cost of Hard Side Stone Walls

Tool

Quantity

Fuel

Sulfur

Explosive Ammo

Semi-Automatic Rifle

185

0

x4,625


Satchel Charge


10

0

x4,800


Beancan Grenade

46

0

x5,520


Rocket

4

x120

x5,600


Timed Explosive Charge

2

x120

x4,400

Stone Wall Basic Raid Costs / Soft Side

If you want to raid a stone wall with as little or no gunpowder as possible, the table below shows the tools and time you will need.

Tool

Quantity

Time

Jackhammer

Workbench Refill

1

2 min 10 sec


Pickaxe

7

10 min 31 sec


Salvaged Icepick

7

7 min 33 sec


Metal Wall

Metal walls are almost twice as durable as stone walls and are highly protected against melee damage. But again, they are relatively vulnerable against the soft siding.

Rust Raid Cost of Hard Side Metal Wall

Tool

Quantity

Fuel

Sulfur


Explosive Ammo

Semi-Automatic Rifle

400

0

x10,000


Satchel Charge

23

0

x11,040


Beancan Grenade

112

0

x13,440


Rocket

8

x240

x11,200


Timed Explosive Charge

4

x240

x8,800


Metal Wall Basic Raid Costs / Soft Side

The table below shows what tool you need and how much time you need to raid the metal wall without gunpowder.


Tool

Quantity

Time

Jackhammer

Workbench Refill

~3

13 min 16 sec


Salvaged Icepick

30

35 min 12 sec


Pickaxe

35

50 min 34 sec

Armored Wall

Armored Walls are the best walls you can have in Rust. Almost raiding proof, raid cost is very high.

Rust Raid Cost of Hard Side Armored Walls

Tool

Quantity

Fuel

Sulfur


Explosive Ammo

Semi-Automatic Rifle

799

0

x19,975


Satchel Charge

46

0

x22,080


Beancan Grenade

223


x26,760


Rocket

15

x450

x21,000


Timed Explosive Charge

8

x480

x17,600


Armored Wall Basic Raid Costs / Soft Side

The table below shows what tool you need and how much time you need to raid the armored wall without gunpowder.


Tool

Quantity

Time

Jackhammer

Workbench Refill

~5

26 min 50 sec


Salvaged Icepick

59

1 hour 10 min 25 sec


Pickaxe

69

1 hour 41 min 8 sec

How to Reduce Raid Cost in Rust

As a result, there are many ways to reduce the Rust raid costs. To reiterate, don't forget to exploit the weaknesses of bases and use compound building block mistakes to your advantage. Most zergs in rust don't care about building blocks, which can work to your advantage.



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