Weapons are items that increase the player's ability to deal damage on structures, mobs, or other players. While wielding a weapon, a player's movement speed is substantially slower, stacking with the slowing effects of the winter and ocean biomes. Also, weapons cannot be de-equipped immediately after equipping; there is a timer of several seconds before you can de-equip. This is something to keep in mind during PvP and when hunting mobs. There are two types of weapons in Starve.io - swords and spears.
Swords are able to deal the highest damage. Swords have five tiers, from stone to dragon. They have smaller hit-boxes in return, however. It is very possible to fight mobs with small ranges with the right technique.
Swords are good for:
- Dealing the most damage
- Close combat in PVP (more damage on hits)
- Killing mobs much faster compared to spears while kiting, transitively conserving health.
Spears deal much less damage than swords, however they can be better sometimes in PvP or few mobs in situations; Players mostly choose their weapons from preference. It is much easier to hunt rabbits with spears, for one thing! Spears have four tiers, from stone to amethyst.
Spears are good for:
- Attacking mobs / players behind structures
- Saving resources (Most spears cost 20% less of highest tier materials, compared to swords)
- Kiting in PVP (allows one to easily escape enemies while still being able to hit them)
All weapons require a workbench in order to craft. In addition, amethyst-tier weapons require an IKEA manual equipped as well, in order to finish the craft without the player dying of hunger or thirst. Finally, the dragon sword requires a workbench, heat source AND a body of water (ocean or lake) in order to start the craft.
See also these pages:
|Swords|| Stone Sword · Golden Sword · Diamond Sword · Amethyst Sword|
|Spears||Stone Spear · Golden Spear · Diamond Spear · Amethyst Spear|