Days Gone Crafting Recipes Guide

Crafting is a skill in Days Gone that you can use to produce new items to attack opponents. They become available when you switch on the Wheel of Survival. You can select a category from it and then select the item to produce based on Crafting Recipes you already know. We’ve prepared this handy Crafting Guide to help learn all you need to know about the different items you can craft in Days Gone.

Days Gone Crafting Recipes

As previously mentioned, you can only produce items based on Crafting Recipes that obtain and if you’ve got the right Crafting Materials. Missing Crafting Materials are marked red in the Wheel of Survival.

How to Craft in Days Gone

Simply open up the crafting wheel and select the required items to craft something. Deacon can produce a limited number of items of the same type but you can somewhat increase your carrying capacity with the Carry That Weight skill.

Moreover, you cannot produce ammunition for a firearm or First Aid Kits. Ammo must be found in boxes or purchased from merchants, but you can still craft ordinary Crossbows Bolts.

First-Aid Kits may be looted from dead enemies, and you can create bandages along with healing cocktails to restore your health.

How to Get Crafting Recipes

Crafting Recipes can be obtained through two methods:

  • Finishing Story Missions that, sometimes, will reward you with some of them. Almost always these plans allow you to produce very useful items.
  • Search the bunker under Ambush Camp. First you need to kill all the enemies so you can find hatches and go underground where all the plans are hidden.

Repairing Items

In Days Gone, all of your Melee weapons lose durability as you use them and end up breaking once the durability reaches zero. To keep this from happening, it is recommended that you repair your commonly used weapons regularly.

To repair your weapon, go to your survival wheel and highlight the weapon in question. You will be shown the required materials to repair it. Repair the weapon to fulfil the durability and keep using it without the chance of breaking it

All Crafting Recipes Locations

Items Crafting Recipes Locations and Uses
Bandage Dress Cloth x1, Sterilizer 1x These will heal deacon and are automatically unlocked when you play the prologue.
Stamina Cocktail Cloth x1, Berry x1, Sterilizer 1x This will immediately restore your stamina while slowly recovering points of stamina over time. You get this after the Horse Creek Ambush Camp.
Focus Cocktail Cloth 1x, Mushroom x1, Sterilizer 1x Restores a small amount of focus points.  This can be obtained by clearing the Belknap Caves Ambush Camp.
Molotov Can 1x, Rag x1, Gun Powder x1, Scrap x1 These are great for setting fire to large groups of enemies and burning Freakers’ nests. They’re automatically unlocked while passing through the tunnel while accompanied by Boozer in the Prologue.
Smoke Bomb Beer Bottle x1, Rag x1, Kerosene x1 Makes it difficult for enemies and snipers to hit you. This can be unlocked after clearing the  the Bear Creek Hot Springs Ambush Camp.
Proximity Bomb Can x1, Spark Igniter x1, Gun Powder x1, Box of Nails x1, Scrap x1 This trap requires a lot of crafting materials so it’s recommended that you use it when you have a bunch of enemies gathered in one spot. You have to attack and clear the Berley Lake Ambush Camp to unlock it. You’ll find the plans in the bunker under the camp.
Spiked Stool Leg Stool Leg x1, Box of Nails x1, Scrap x1 Install nails to this item and you can cause a lot of pain to enemies. It becomes unlocked once you begin the mission No Starving Patriots.
Stool Leg Axe Stool Leg x1, Sawblade x1, Scrap x1 This item can be found in the world. Attach blades to increase damage rate.
Spiked Fence Post Fence Post x1, Box of Nails x1, Scrap x1 Explore the game world to find this item and the install nails to increase its damage. It becomes available during the mission No Starving Patriots.
Fence Post Axe Fence Post x1, Sawblade x1, Scrap x1 Explore the world to find it and then attach blades to it.
Spiked 2×4 2×4 x1, Box of Nails x1, Scrap x1 You can find this item on the trunk of pick-ups around the world. The installation of nails increases its damage.
2×4 Axe 2×4 x1, Sawblade x1, Scrap x1 This can be found during your journey through the game world – usually it lies freely on the trunk of pick-ups. Attaching the saw blades to it greatly increases the damage rate.
Spiked Bat Wood Baseball Bat x1, Box of Nails x1, Scrap x1 A baseball bat can be found in the mission No Starving Patriots. You will find the plan in the bunker under the robbers ‘ camp. Install nails to it so that it has greater damage rate.
Bat Axe Wood Baseball Bat x1, Sawblade x1, Scrap x1 Attach a sawblade to a baseball bat to increase its damage after you clearing the Black Crater Ambush Camp. You’ll find the plans in the bunker under the camp.
Superior Club Wood Baseball Bat x1, Small Pipe x1, Scrap x1 Strengthen a baseball bat by using a pipe. The plans for this item can be found when you clear the Jefferson Rail Tunnel Ambush Camp.
Crossbow Bolt Cedar Sapling x1, Scrap x1 This item is automatically unlocked after retrieving the crossbow from the weapon locker in the Hideout on the top of the O’Leary mountain.
Residue Bolt Cedar Sapling x1, Nest Residue x1, Scrap x1 The plans are obtained after completing the mission They’re Not Sleeping.
Incendiary Bolt Cedar Seedling x1, Rag x1, Kerosene x1, Scrap x1 This item acts as an alternative to Molotov cocktails. They set enemies on fire but you can’t set fire to opponents like you could with the Molotovs. It becomes available after attacking the Deerborn Ambush Camp.
Attractor Can x1, Alarm Clock or Car Alarm x1, Scrap x1 You can use this item to damage large groups of Freakers, as they gather around by throwing some bomb or Molotov cocktail at the same place. These plans are unlocked automatically after completing the story mission Do You Have My Back?
Explosive Bolt Cedar Sapling x1, Gunpowder x1, Spark Igniter x1, Scrap x1 Each bolt, at the moment of impact, can cause damage to all enemies who are near the place of explosion. Unlock it by clearing out the Aspen Butte Ambush Camp this is one of the final regions of the world map – Highway 97.

Crafting Materials

Crafting Materials Used In
Empty Bottle N/A
Beer Bottle Molotov
Empty Can N/A
Rag Molotov, Health Cocktail, Stamina Cocktail
Antiseptic Solution N/A
Kerosene Molotov
Gunpowder Proximity Bomb
Spark Igniter Remote Bomb
Alarm Clock Time Bomb
Airbag Remote Bomb
Box of Nails Spiked Bat
Scrap Various Weapons
Cedar Sapling Crossbow Bolt
Mountain Sorrel Health Cocktail
Golden Currant Stamina Cocktail
Sterilizer Health Cocktail, Stamina Cocktail

Best Items to Craft

Different items hold different value. Some are more useful than others and fulfil various purposes. Let us look at some of the best items you can craft in Days Gone, so you can manage your resources to the best.

Molotov Cocktails
one of the best item you can get. Molotovs allow you to quickly clear large groups of Freakers and human enemies alike. Not only is it great for crowd control, but Molotov also lights up dark Freaker filled tunnels and nests.

Items Needed: Rag, Kerosene, Beer Bottle.

Bat Axe
What is better than bashing in zombie heads with a bat? bashing in zombie heads with a bat that has a sawblade attached to it. Bat Axe is one of the best and coolest melee weapons in the game. It is reliable and cost effective.

Items Needed: Baseball Bat, Sawblade, Scrap.

Residue Bolt
Divide and Conquer. This bolt confuses your enemy, making them attack their allies. A few of these bolts allow you to weaken the enemy defenses even before you strike. Since it is used from your crossbow, you can hide and let the enemies take care of themself.

Items Needed: Nest Residue, Scrap, Cedar Sapling.

It goes without saying that you need to keep your health up in every game. Bandages restore 50% of your health and common throughout the map. Still, having a few extras to use in those tight situations is a good idea.

Items Needed: Rag, Sterilizer.

Incendiary Bolt
Though the Molotov is good, this bolt allows for much longer ranges for burning enemy hordes and nests. It provides enough time for player to retreat and replan before you get overwhelmed. Also, unlike the Molotov, you get much better accuracy.

Items Needed: Scrap, Cedar Sapling, Rag, Kerosene.

Attractor Bomb
You will like this if you prefer burning the Freakers. This bomb will attract all Freakers in the surrounding to the place where it goes off, allowing to take them out easily, or distract them as you sneak around. It can be paired with a grenade or Molotov to devastate horde

Items Needed: Cam, Alarm Clock, Scarp, Gun Powder, Spark Igniter.

Stamina Cocktail
More than a few times, you will find yourself running away from hordes of Freakers out to get you. Here, the only thing you worry about is your stamina. No stamina means certain death. These cocktails fill your stamina and good use of these cocktails can make the difference between life and death.

Items Needed: Rag, Sterilizer, Any Stamina Berry.

Health Cocktail
The final item on the list, Health Cocktails replenish 100% health. A moderate amount is instantly refilled and continues to fill slowly over time.

This allows you last longer in battles as long as you keep your distance, or if you are leaving combat. Health Cocktails are very useful, as they allow you to conserve on bandages and regain more health.

Items Needed: Healing Herb, Sterilizer, Rag.