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Grounded's suburban backyard can be a cruel and unforgiving place. If you don't want to become a spider's next meal, you'll want to prepare yourself with the best weapons and tools you can find. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of all of the weapons and tools you can find in the game so far.

Keep in mind that Grounded is still in Early Access and Game Preview, so tools and weapons may be subject to change. Obsidian plans on adding new content frequently, so be sure to check back as we continue to update our list with the latest information.

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This following list will consist of all of the hammers, axes, spears, arrows, and tools you can craft in Grounded. We've grouped them into tiers, so the higher the tier, the better the weapon or tool. Most of these recipes will be unlocked automatically by collecting the appropriate material. Still, a few of them require you to analyze certain materials at Field Stations, the tiny computer labs hidden around the backyard.

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Getting caught without a weapon in the backyard could mean a quick end to your journey. A good weapon is essential for keeping the spiders, ants, and other creepy crawlies at bay. We'll cover the type, the description, and give you the materials you need to craft them all.

Weapons: Tier 1

Tier 1 weapons are simple to craft and do decent damage. These makeshift weapons will hold their own until you find something better.

Name Materials Needed Description/ Unlock Gameplay Image
Pebblet Spear ○ 2 x Sprigs
○ 3 x Plant Fiber
○ 1 x Pebblet
○ A pointy object with decent range and damage.
○ Unlock by analyzing a pebblet.
Grounded Pebblet Spear
Sprig Bow ○ 3 x Sprigs
○ 4 x Gnat Fuzz
○ 2 x Woven Fiber
○ For players who like to keep their distance.
○ Unlock by collecting Gnat Fuzz.
Grounded Sprig Bow
Spiky Sprig ○ 3 x Sprigs
○ 5 x Thistle Needles
○ 2 x Woven Fibers
○ Grounded's version of a baseball bat with nails.
○ Unlock by analyzing a Sprig.
Grounded Torch
Larva Blade ○ 2 x Larva Spikes
○ 3 x Grub Hides
○ 1 x Acid Gland
○ Perfect for players like poisoning their enemies.
○ The only tier 1 weapon that requires a workbench to build.
○ Unlock by collecting an acid gland or larva spike.
Grounded Larva Blade

Weapons: Tier 2

The following weapons are stronger and more durable than the previous ones. You'll need to craft them at a workbench, though.

Name Materials Needed Description/Unlock Gameplay Image
Insect Bow ○ 2 x Spider Fangs
○ 2 x Spider Silks
○ 2 x Spider Chunks
○ The Insect Bow boast a much higher damage output than the Sprig bow.
○ Unlock by analyzing a Spider Fang.
Grounded Insect Bow
Ant Club ○ 4 x Ant Parts
○ 2 x Woven Fiber
○ 2 x Ant Mandibles
○ The Ant Club packs a wallop and increases stun chance.
○ Unlock by analyzing a Ant Part.
Grounded Ant Club
Spider Fang Dagger ○ 1 x Spider Fang
○ 4 x Spider Venom
○ 3 Spider Silk
○ Features high attack speed and a poisonous tip.
○ Unlock by analyzing Spider Venom.
Grounded Spider Fang Dagger


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If you decide to craft a bow, you'll also need arrows to go along with it. You can use these arrows with any tier bow, which is excellent since they can get you out of a tight jam.

Name Materials Needed Description/Unlock Gameplay Image
Arrow ○ 2 x Mite Fuzz
○ 5 x Thistle Needles
○ Unlock by picking up a Thistle Needle. Grounded Arrow
Venom Arrow ○ 5 x Arrows
○ 1 x Spider Venom
○ Like a normal arrow but poisonous.
○ Unlock by collecting Spider Venom.
Grounded Arrow
Lure Arrow ○ 5 x Arrows
○ 1 x Flower Petal
○ Set up a traps with the Lure Arrow.
○ Unlock by picking up a Flower Petal.
Grounded Arrow
Gas Arrow ○ 1x Arrow
○ 1 x Stinkbug Gas Sack
○ Dabble in chemical warfare with the Gas Arrow.
○ Unlock by collecting a Stinkbug Gas Sack.
Grounded Arrow


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The right tool for the job means everything. Tools are used for harvesting materials, as well as repairing equipment, or just seeing in the dark. To make sure you have the right tools for the job, make sure you have the proper materials. Here's how to craft them.

Tools: Tier 1

Name Materials Needed Description/Unlock Gameplay Image
Acorn Shovel ○ 2 x Sprigs
○ 1 x Woven Fiber
○ 1 x Acorn Shell
○ The Acorn Shovel is used to harvest clay as well as dig up grubs.
○ Unlock by finding an Acorn Shell
Grounded Acorn Shovel
Armor Glue ○ 3 x Mite Fuzz
○ 2 x Sap
○ 1 x Woven Fiber
○ Armor Glue will let you repair armor.
○ Unlock by analyzing Mite Fuzz.
Grounded Armor Glue
Pebblet Hammer ○ 2 x Sprigs
○ 4 x Pebblets
○ 1 x Woven Fiber
○ The Pebblet Hammer is required for farming quartzite.
○ Unlock by crafting Woven Fiber.
Grounded Pebblet Hammer
Repair Tool ○ 2 x Sprigs
○ 1 x Quarzite
○ 3 x Woven Fiber
○ The Repair Tool is a worthless weapon, but required to repair structures.
○ Unlock this recipe by finding Quartzite.
Grounded Repair Tool
Torch ○ 2 x Sprigs
○ 1 x Sap
○ 2 x Woven Fiber
○ 3 x Dry Grass
○ The Torch lights up dark spaces.
○ It can be used with another one-handed tool or weapon.
○ Unlock by collecting Sap.
○ It can be upgraded by finding and returning the Ant Hill BURGL Chip.
Grounded Torch
Slime Mold Stalk ○ 2 x Slime Mold Stalks
○ 2 x Plant Fiber
○ A alternative to the Torch that doesn't last as long.
○ Unlock by finding a Slime Mold Stalk.
Grounded Slime Mold Torch

Tools: Tier 2

These tools are more durable and work a lot faster than their tier 1 counterparts. You can also swing them at incoming baddies when you're in a pinch.

Name Materials Needed Description/Unlock Gameplay Image
Insect Hammer ○ 4 x Stinkbug Parts
○ 4 x Berry Leather
○ 1 x Boiling Gland
○ The Insect Hammer is good at stunning enemies.
○ Unlock by analyzing a Stinkbug Part or collecting a Boiling Gland or Bombardier Part.
Grounded Insect Hammer
Insect Axe ○ 1 x Ladybug Head
○ 3 x Bombadier Parts
○ 4 x Spider Silk
○ The Insect Axe chops grass and weeds faster.
○ Unlock by analyzing a Ladybug Head.
Grounded Insect Axe
Super Armor Glue ○ 1 x Berry Leather
○ 4 x Spider Silk.
○ Repairs higher quality armor.
○ Unlock by finding Berry Chunks.
Grounded Armor Glue

Tools: Tier 3

The best tools in the game so far. Only one tool fits the bill, and it happens to be the best weapon in the game, too.

Name Materials Needed Description/Unlock Gameplay Image
Mint Mallet ○ 5 x Mint Chunks
○ 9 x Spider Silk
○ 8 x Flower Petals
○ This two-handed tool is also the strongest weapon in the game.
○ Unlock by collecting Mint Chunks.
Grounded Mint Mallet

Conquer the backyard

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It takes more than the right tools and weapons to tame the wild backyard of Grounded, and players will quickly learn that combat and crafting and base building are essential to staying one step ahead of spiders and other deadly insects that want you dead.

What's your favorite weapon or tool in Grounded? Do you like getting up close and personal with the Mint Mallet, or do you prefer keeping your distance with a bow and arrow? Let us know in the comments.

Microscopic survival

Grounded Game Preview Reco Box


It's a big(ger) world out there.

Grounded is a unique survival experience from Obsidian Entertainment, exclusively for the Xbox One and PC. Join your friends as you're forced to survive in a dangerous backyard.

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