Subnautica Crafting Guide – How to Craft, Fabricator, Crafting Recipes

By   /   Feb 1, 2018
Subnautica Crafting Guide

There is a ton of stuff that you can craft in Subnautica. It can be everything from Basic Materials to Food to Electronics to Vehicles. With such a large spectrum for crafting and making new stuff, it can be extremely difficult to remember the recipes or even find them in the first place.

This Subnautica Crafting Guide will ensure that you are aware of almost every single recipe in the game. This will be your go-to place to look up how you can craft the next thing that you need for survival. Everything from Bleach to a Battery will be covered by us, so just keep this guide open when you play the game and be assured that you will not run into any trouble on the crafting side of things.

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Subnautica Crafting

As you will know by now, we will take a look at all of the recipes of items. The items themselves are divided into various different categories such as Basic Materials, Sustenance, Vehicles, and Scanner Room. We will take a look at all of these categories and acquaint you with how to build whatever it is you need from a select category.

Since you will be using the Fabricator to craft most of the stuff that you need, it is best if you tell you how to craft a Fabricator first. To craft a Fabricator, you need to combine Titanium, Gold, and Table Coral Sample to form a Builder which will then turn into a Fabricator. After this, you can focus on using it to craft Food, tools, equipment, and machines.

Fabricator Recipes

All of the following recipes that you see will require you to use the Fabricator. You already know how to craft a Fabricator so let’s go ahead and take a look at how to craft the items.

Remember that the Fabricator can also be used to cook Food. As long as you have a Raw Food sample with you, you can use the Fabricator to cook it. Alternatively, you can also cook the Food if you kill an animal using a Thermoblade. Using a Thermoblade will give you already cooked Food as long as you manage to harvest it off of the carcass. You will also be able to cure the Food if you have a salt deposit along with the Fabricator.

Basic Materials

These are the standard Basic Items that you will require for your survival.

TitaniumMetal Salvage
Titanium IngotTitanium x10
Fiber MeshCreepvine Sample x2
Silicon RubberCreepvine Seed Cluster X2
GlassQuartz x2
BleachSalt Deposit + Common Coral Sample
LubricantCreepvine Seed Cluster x2
MagnesiumSalt Deposit x3
Enameled GlassStalker Tooth + Glass
Plasteel IngotTitanium Ingot + Lithium

Advanced Materials

These are some of the more advanced materials that you will use situationally.

Synthetic FibersBenzene + Fiber Mesh
UraniumUraninite Crystal x3
BenzeneBlood Oil x3
AerogelRuby + Gel Sack
PolyanilineGold + Hydrochloric Acid


Electronics will be critical to your survival in the depths of the ocean. Let’s take a look at how to craft them.

Copper WireCopper Ore x2
BatteryAcid Mushroom x2 + Copper Ore
PowercellBattery x2 + Silicon Rubber
Computer ChipTable Coral Sample x2 + Silver Ore + Quartz
Wiring KitSilver Ore x2
Advanced Wiring KitGold x2 + Computer Chip
Reactor rodUranium + Lead + Titanium


Miscellaneous Equipment that will be helpful to you along the way.

O2 TankTitanium x4 + Glass
FinsSilicon Rubber x2
Radiation SuitFiber Mesh x2 + Lead x2
Still SuitFiber Mesh x2 + Silver Ore x2
First Aid KitBleach + Fiber Mesh
RebreatherWiring Kit + Fiber Mesh
PipeTitanium x3
CompassMagnetite + Computer Chip
ThermometerComputer Chip
High Capacity O2 TankO2 Tank + Lithium x4
Swim Charge FinsFins + Polyaniline + Wiring Kit
Ultra-Glide FinsFins + Titanium + Lithium + Silicone Rubber x2


You need them when everything is fine, and you will need them when surviving in a post-apocalyptic society under water all the same.

ScannerTitanium x2 + Battery
WelderMagnesium + Crash Powder + Titanium
Flashlight Battery + Glass
Survival KnifeTitanium + Silicon Rubber
Dive ReelCreepvine Sample x5 + Titanium
Air BladderSilicon Rubber x2 + Airsack
FlareCrash Powder
Habitat BuilderComputer Chip + Battery
Laser CutterBattery + Diamond + Titanium
Stasis RifleAdvanced Wiring Kit + Battery + Titanium
TerraformerAdvanced Wiring Kit + Battery
Propulsion CannonAdvanced Wiring Kit + Battery + Titanium
LightstickBattery + Titanium + Glass


All of these items can be deployed on a surface to function. They can serve a host of useful purposes and some of them can be used to craft new stuff.

Sea GlideBattery + Lubricant + Copper Wire + Titanium
Mobile Vehicle BayTitanium Ingot + Lubricant + Power Cell
BeaconCopper Wire + Titanium
Current GeneratorBattery + Lubricant + Titanium
Water Proof LockerTitanium x3
GravsphereBattery x2 + Battery + Copper Wire

Modification Station Recipes

The Modification Station can be used to build a fair amount of stuff. It can be placed in any of your mobile bases so it is good to have that when on the move.

In order to craft a Modification Station, you will need a Computer Chip, Titanium, Diamond, Lead and a Builder. You will eventually learn how to make a builder. For now, let’s take a look at what you can make with the modification station.

Hardened BladeSurvival Knife + Diamond
ThermobladeSurvival Knife + Battery
Plasteel TankO2 Tank + Lithium
High Capacity TankO2 Tank + Titanium x2
Ultra Glide FinsFins + Silicone Rubber x2
Swim Charge FinsFins + Wiring Kit
Repulsion CannonPropulsion Cannon + Computer chip
Ultra Hull Reinforcement ModuleCyclops Pressure Compensator + Plasteel Ingot x10 + Aluminium Oxide Crystal
Pressure Compensator MK2Seamoth Pressure Compensator + Plasteel Ingot x2 + Aluminium Oxide Crystal + Computer Chip
Pressure Compensator MK3Seamoth Pressure Compensator MK2 + Plasteel Ingot x3, Aluminium Oxide Crystal + Computer Chip
Lithium Ion BatteryBattery + Lithium

Habitat Builder Recipes

The Habitat Builder is a very integral part of your arsenal. You can use it to build a plethora of different stuff. It is good because you can use it to build a Seamoth Modification System along with Solar Panels, making crafting quite a bit more varied and easier. To make a Habitat Builder, you will need Wiring Kit, Computer Chip, Fabricator and a Battery. Once you have built a Habitat Builder, you can go ahead and use these recipes:

Compartments Within the Builder

These recipes are for additions to your Builder.

HatchTitanium x2 + Glass
I CorridorTitanium x2
L CorridorTitanium x2
T CorridorTitanium x2
X CorridorTitanium x2
WindowGlass x2
ReinforcementLithium + Titanium x2
FoundationTitanium x4
LadderTitanium x2
I Glass CorridorGlass x2
L Glass CorridorGlass x2
Multi Purpose RoomTitanium x6
Vertical ConnectorTitanium x2
BulkheadTitanium x2 + Silicon Rubber x2
Alien ContainmentTitanium + Glass x4
Water Filtration MachineTitanium x2
ObservatoryEnameled Glass x3
Moon PoolTitanium Ingot x4 + Lubricant x4 + Advanced Wiring Kit
Scanner RoomEnameled Glass + Titanium x3 + Computer Chip x2
Seamoth Modification StationTitanium x2 + Glass + Computer Chip x2
Living WallTitanium


These upgrades will add to the power coming into your builder.

Solar PanelTitanium x2 + Quartz x2
BiOreactorTitanium x4 + Lubricant
Power TransmitterGold + Titanium
Nuclear ReactorTitanium Ingot x2 + Lead x3 + Lubricant
Thermal PlantTitanium Ingot + Magnetite x2 + Lubricant


These upgrades will add utility and allow you to craft more items.

Communications RelayTitanium x2
AquariumTitanium x2 + Glass
FabricatorTitanium x2 + Wiring Kit + Computer Chip
LockerTitanium x2 + Glass
Wall LockerTitanium x2 + Quartz
Sign Copper WireCopper Wire
Medical Kit FabricatorTitanium x5 + Quartz x5
Picture FrameCopper Wire
Modification StationTitanium x2 + Wiring Kit + Computer Chip
Battery ChargerTitanium x2 + Glass + Copper Wire + Computer Chip
Plant PotTitanium
Indoor GrowbedTitanium x2
Power Cell ChargerTitanium x2 + Glass + Copper Wire + Computer chip
Fragment AnalyzerTitanium x2 + Wiring Kit + Computer Chip
Flood LightTitanium x2 + Glass
Specimen AnalyzerTitanium x2 + Wiring Kit + Computer Chip


Like the title says, just random stuff that you can add to your builder.

Trash CansTitanium x2
Vending MachineTitanium x2 + Glass
Lab Trash CanTitanium x2
Bar tableTitanium + Glass
Lab CounterTitanium x2
BedTitanium x3

Mobile Vehicle Builder Recipes

The Mobile Vehicle Bay is a deployable piece that you will know how to craft since it is mentioned in its appropriate section. We will tell you about the vehicles that you can build using it, and then mention some further stuff that you can craft on those vehicles.

SeamothTitanium Ingot x 1 + Power Cell x 1 + Glass x2 + Lubricant x1
CyclopsPlasteel Ingot x 5 + Enameled Glass x5 + Advanced Wiring Kit x1 + Lubricant x 2

Seamoth Modification System Upgrades

You can craft the following items on the Modification System of your Seamoth.

PressureCompensator Mark 1 Computer Chip + Plasteel Ingot
Power Efficiency ModuleComputer Chip
Seamoth Solar ChargerTitanium + Quartz + Computer chip
Storage ModuleTitanium x3
Seamoth Perimeter Defense SystemAdvanced Wiring Kit
Torpedo SystemMagnetite + Computer Chip
Seamoth SonarAdvanced Wiring Kit
Hull ReinforcementTitanium x2
Exosuit Thermal ReactorTitanium + Magnetite + Advanced Wiring Kit
Exosuit Drill ArmTitanium x2 + Computer Chip
Exosuit Jump Jet UpgradeAluminum Oxide Crystal + Plasteel Ingot
Propulsion Cannon for ExosuitTitanium x3 + Computer Chip
Seamoth Vortex TorpedoTitanium x2
Seamoth Gas TorpedoTitanium x2 + Gas Pod x2

That is all we have for our Subnautica Crafting Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!

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