Stone is one of the most basic resources that will shelter you, and your Tool Cupboard needs to have a solid store of stone so that your base can last longer without decaying.
There is more than one way of finding stone node, in this article we will answer the questions of why we should have plenty of stones, where can we find stone nodes, what items should we gather stones with, and where we can use stones.
The Best Ways to Get Stone in Rust
There are multiple ways of gathering stone in Rust, some of them don't require you to do much, while others require you to roam Rust's mbuttive map looking for that loose stones and mining them one by one with your pickaxe.
While doing this, of course, you need to pay attention to other players roaming the map.
How to Mine Stone and Where to Find Them in Rust
This method is the one most players use and the one you will most likely use.
In this method, there are certain items that we need to have with us.
To collect the stone node, we need to take a pickaxe with us, it doesn't matter if it is a stone pickaxe or a metal pickaxe.
When we first start the game, as you know, we will be born with rock in our hands and we can quickly craft stone tools by gathering stone and wood with this rock.
In addition, it might be a good idea to find stone rocks on the ground as you move towards the direction you will go when you spawn fresh.
After crafting our stone pickaxe, we can gradually move on to metal pickaxes or other advanced pickaxes.
The best answer to the question of how to get stone in Rust is that it is most abundant in the snow biome in the mountains, while in the green area it is also abundant in mountainous areas.
As you can see from the image below, the red regions represent node density.
How to Gather Stone with Mining Quarry in Rust
Now it's time to put away the stone pickaxes, for this method, we don't need to use a pickaxe and we don't need to hit any stone ore node.
Stone mining quarries are located in certain parts of the map, and if you find a good base location near there and control it, it will be good for you.
Using a mining quarry is quite simple, unlike the Giant Excavator, which we will talk about in a moment.
Mining quarry is just an easy way to get stone.
But using a mining quarry is a very unprofitable and worst thing to do, it consumes a lot of fuel and provides very few resources for the fuel it consumes.
So, in my opinion, it is not a good way to farm stone.
How to Gather Stone with Giant Excavator in Rust
Giant Excavator is another way to find stone in Rust.
It provides much more resources than the mining quarry we just mentioned. You can also mine not only stone but also metal ore, sulfur for making gunpowder, and even high-quality metal.
The only downside is that this machine makes a lot of noise when it is working and it can be seen and heard working from far away.
So there may be situations where your defense will require your defense, and let's not forget that you have to kill a lot of scientists before you can get into the control panel to operate it.
The control panel can be a bit confusing so I suggest you check a tutorial first.
What we need to run this machine is not low-grade fuel but diesel fuel.
How to Get Stone Exchange for Wood in Rust
If you live near an outpost or drone shop you can buy stones with wood or scrap. The Outpost vending machine called Resource Exchange will provide you with these offers.
You can also get wood in exchange for stones, which I think is a more worthwhile deal.
Why I Need Stone in Rust
Stone is the best price-performance resource in the game.
It protects you and is not too expensive or too weak. It will not let you down.
All you for this protection is a simple stone pickaxe and mine stone nodes.
With these stones, you can put a high external stone wall around your base and discourage your neighbors from approaching your base or the waiting door campers at your door.
A high external stone wall will also be a problem for raiders trying to enter your base and will increase the raid cost.
In addition to this, while roaming in Rust, we may have no place to take cover where we stand out like a sore thumb.
In this case, you can learn the right tools such as a concrete barricade and put cover when needed thanks to the tech tree.