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Best Weapons in Smalland: Survive the Wilds



“The Land of the Small” probably won’t initially strike you as being a threatening place, or even a dangerous one, for that matter. And it isn’t, to be fair, so long as you’re born at the top of the food chain, and not, for example, at the very bottom. Unfortunately for you, though, the bottom of the food chain is where you’re placed in the world of Smalland: Survive the Wildswhich means you’ll either need to learn to adapt to the environment, or prepare to be somebody’s morning snack. Decisions, decisions.

As luck would have it, there are numerous materials and tools in the grasslands and its various biomes, so there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to fashion a weapon of some sort to fend off all those nasty critters before the dinner bell rings. Not sure which tools to start crafting? Don’t fret — we’ve got you covered. Here are the best weapons in Smalland: Survive the Wilds.

How to Craft the Best Weapons in Smalland: Survive the Wilds

Before we press on, it is worth pointing out that most, if not all melee weapons in Smalland can only make use of one damage type, and that each enemy is resistant to certain weapons. Due to this, it’s hard to recommend which of the available melee weapons is the best overall. That said, the weapons that have the highest durability are often considered the “best”—so you’ll need to craft a Forge, a utility with which you can use to craft Iron weapons. As it stands, these are the best types of weapons in Smalland, so if you have the materials to spare, then be sure to build a Forge as soon as you’re able to.

There are five damage types in Smalland: Piercing, Edged, Blunt, Poison, and Fire, all of which are represented by certain icons next to an enemy’s health bar. In the case of Iron weapons, most of the items that you build will often have the ability to inflict one, maybe even two damage types. For the best results, you will need to obtain the Morningstar—a weapon that has the power to inflict both Blunt and Piercing damage. Alternatively, you can source these five high-powered weapons via the Forge.

5. Morningstar

Just to echo the statement that Morningstar, in its current state, is the best weapon in all of Smalland, simply down to the fact that it can deal two types of damage, whereas the majority of the other tools in the kit can only handle the one. However, acquiring the weapon doesn’t come easy, as it requires its users to collect a Lizard Claw, which is arguably one of the toughest items to source in the entire game.

To get ahold of the Morningstar, you’ll first need to venture out to the Ruins, after which you’ll need to both confront and successfully defeat a Lizard. Just note that Lizards are not only aggressive, but also surprisingly agile and armored, too. Matter of fact, they’re actually one of the toughest foes you’ll face in the game, so don’t forget to stock up on supplies before setting out to face one.

4. Iron Sword

Yet another reason why you should aim to carve out that Forge as soon as possible: you can get ahold the Iron Sword, a two-strike weapon that’s not only rapid, but also hard-hitting enough to deal some serious damage to the common critter, too. It’s a lot like the Iron Axe, in ways, only it swings a lot quicker, and is much lighter than the average blade.

Fortunately, you needn’t travel too far to get your hands on an Iron Sword. Of course, you’ll need to have the Forge up and running before the option to craft it becomes available. After that, all you’ll need to do is gather 5 Resin, 4 Textile Patches, 10 Iron Ingots, 4 Refined Wood, and 1 Charcoal. A bit of legwork, for sure — but it’s definitely worth the time and effort.

3. Iron Axe

If you’d much rather opt for something with a bit more brute strength, but at the cost of losing speed, then you’ll want to craft the Iron Axe. Granted, it takes more effort to swing it, which means less attacks in a shorter period of time, but it does make up for it by dealing massive amounts of damage in return. And what’s more, it’s equally as durable as the bulk of the Iron weapons, so ideally, you won’t want to skimp out on the upgrade if you can afford it.

To get the Iron Axe, you’ll need to find and combine the following items: 5 Resin, 4 Textile Patches, 8 Iron Ingots, 4 Refined Wood, and 1 Charcoal. You will also need to have the Forge installed at your local campsite.

2. Iron Scythe

A solid alternative for the Iron Sword is the Iron Scythe, yet another Iron weapon that not only packs a punch (a 10% critical hit, for instance), but is also swift and easy to use. It also requires less materials to craft, too, which makes it an excellent choice for those who’ve yet to acquire an enormous amount of resources on the side.

To get the Iron Scythe, you will need to source 5 Resin, 12 Iron Ingot, 4 Refined Wood, and 1 Charcoal. Again, you will need to build the Forge to be able to craft the weapon.

1. Flint Sword

If you’d much rather skip out on building a Forge, then you could always opt for a Stonecutter, an additional workbench that has just as many perks, features, and not to mention weapon variations to sift through. An excellent choice of weapon that you’ll want to consider straight away is the Flint Sword, an upgraded version of the Wood Sword, as it goes. Not only can it deal additional piercing damage, but also critical slashing combos, too.

To unlock the Flint Sword, you’ll need to find 8 Resin, 10 Flint, and 4 Refined Wood. Once obtained, you will need to bring the items to the Stonecutter table at your camp, at which point you’ll be able to craft the upgraded weapon from the leftovers of a Wood Sword.


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