- Sep 18, 2021
The metalworking skill is used to work ores into metal bars and metal bars into usable items. Those items can either be used or sold to other players. Like other skills, leveling metalworking is exponential, meaning it becomes harder as you level up.
Resources collected from metalworking are primarily used for manufacturing, a profession which requires a combination of other skills. For more information, click here to visit the guide.
Players should buy the following items before proceeding with the guide.
- Portable Furnace [Required]
- Factory Setup [Optional]
- Storage Box
- Metalworking Table [Optional]
This guide assumes the player has experience with the mining skill. For more information, click here to visit the guide.
Ore obtained from mining must be collected for later use in the factory setup. Remember to collect coal if you plan to use portable furnaces. Each metal bar has a different level requirement. Refer to the following table for the types of bars and their level requirements.
Players can refine their ore into metal bars by using a portable furnace or a factory setup. Metal bars can be used in metalworking tables and for other purposes.
> Portable Furnace
Use a portable furnace to refine ore into bars. Visit the hardware store to purchase one. No additional items are required.
To use it, find any location that is safe for you to refine your ore. Deploy the furnace and use your physgun to freeze it. Open the furnace inventory and place coal ore and another metal ore inside. Toggle the furnace and wait for the ore to be smelted. Each item takes ten seconds to be crafted and can be collected from the same inventory where you inserted the ore.
> Factory Setup
Use a factory setup to refine ore into bars. Visit the hardware store to purchase the following items: Furnace, Conveyor, and Storage Box.
To use it, find and rent any property with an industrial outlet. Deploy the furnace, conveyor, and storage box. Use your physgun to place all of the equipment next to each other until they weld. Plug in the furnace and toggle the conveyor belt by pressing E. Open the furnace inventory and place the metal ore inside. Select the type of bar that you would like to make and click craft. Each item takes five seconds to be crafted and can be collected from the storage box.
> Metalworking Table
Use a metalworking table to turn metal bars into ammunition. Visit the hardware store to purchase one. No additional items are required.
To use it, find and rent any property. Deploy the table and open it. Select the type of ammo that you would like to make and click craft. Each item takes five seconds to be crafted.
[!] Ammunition Level Requirement
Each ammunition type has different a level requirement. Refer to the following table for the types of ammo and their level requirements.
|Ammo||Pistol||12 Gauge||Sniper||Rifle||Grenade Launcher|
[!] Factory Equipment Limit
Players can deploy a maximum of four factory items at any given time. This means that you can have one factory setup along with two portable furnaces since they are not considered a factory item.
Players can profit from metalworking in a variety of ways.
> Hardware Store
Sell your ore or metal bars to the NPC. This option is not recommended because the NPC pays little money for your resources. The only resource which has an exception is titanium. Collect ore from nodes and sell it to the NPC for $2,600 a stack.
Sell your metal bars on the MonoMarket at a set amount per item. Access the MonoMarket by visiting the bank NPC. Open the selling tab and select and sell as much as you would like. Be aware that some sell orders may be fulfilled immediately while others take longer.
Find players on the MonoPages app who are willing to buy your bars. Access the app by using your phone. This has an advantage over MonoMarket in that all advertisements are made by players who are currently online.
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