7 Days to Die: How to Get Clay

Learn how to get Clay and what it's used for in 7 Days to Die with this guide.

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Clay or Clay Soil is a resource that can be obtained in 7 Days to Die. It can be found on the ground throughout the outdoor areas of the game. This abundant resource is also a main component of many crafting recipes, thus making sure to have enough in stock is a must. Read ahead as we talk about Clay and how to obtain it easily in 7 Days to Die.

How to Get Clay in 7 Days to Die

How to Get Clay in 7 Days to Die

To get Clay in 7D2D, you must first obtain its main resource, which is Clay Soil. Clay Soil can be dug up from the ground in any biome of Navezgane. All you need to do is pull out your shovel and start digging in the open ground. Some biomes, like in the Wasteland, will have you digging deeper before you start getting Clay Soil.

Once you have Clay Soil, you can then load it inside a Forge where it will be counted as Clay. You can then start crafting the items that you need, provided that you have enough clay and other materials for their recipe.

Shoveling Clay

Just like any other tool, every time you use the shovel on the ground, it will extract a number of materials from it, including clay. The amount of materials that you can get will also depend on the quality of the shovel, with the steel shovel giving you the most materials. Crafting a simple Stone Shovel only requires x5 Small Stone, x3 Plant Fibers, and x3 Wood.

As you progress, you can also put some points towards your Mother Lode skill, which increases the amount of materials that you get from digging by increments of 20%.

Uses of Clay

Clay has plenty of uses as a crafting material for several things such as:

  • Forge
  • Anvil
  • Crucible
  • Forged Iron
  • Forged Steel
  • Farm Plots
  • Nails
  • Several different ammo
    • Bullet Casing
    • Buckshot
    • Bullet Tip
    • Iron Arrowhead
    • Iron Dart
    • Rocket Casing
    • Rocket Tip
    • Shotgun Breaching Slug
    • Steel Arrowhead
  • Building materials
    • Brick Blocks
    • Brick Stairs
    • Brick Paver Block
    • Bullterproof Glass
    • Clay Roof Blocks
    • Cobblestone Rocks
    • Forest Ground
    • Industrial Glass
    • Iron Bars
    • Metal Trussing
    • Shower Glass Block
    • Wrought Iron Fence
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