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Weapons are items that increase the player's ability to deal damage on structures, mobs, or other players. While holding 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

Swords are able to deal the highest damage. They have smaller hit-boxes in return, Swords have six tiers, from wood to dragon. There's also Pirate Sword, which you can only obtain from treasure chests or gift. 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

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 six tiers, from wood to dragon. There's also crab spear which does the damage of a stone spear and can also calm and heal crabs.

Spears are good for:

  • Attacking mobs or 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)
  • Gathering food like berries, pumpkins,etc. (but keep in mind that if you hit a small berry bush in plantbox bunch times, it will be destroyed.)

More Information

All weapons except the wooden sword and wood spear 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 and dragon spear requires a workbench, heat source and a body of water (ocean or lake) together in order to start the craft.

See also these pages:

Category Golden Sword Vector Weapons
Swords New inv sword wood Wooden Sword · New inv sword stone Stone Sword · New inv sword gold Golden Sword · New inv sword diamond Diamond Sword
New inv sword amethyst Amethyst Sword · Inv sword dragon Dragon Sword
Spears New inv spear wood Wooden Spear · New inv spear stone Stone Spear · New inv spear gold Golden Spear · New inv spear diamond Diamond Spear · New inv spear amethyst Amethyst Spear · Inv spear dragon Dragon Spear · Crab Spear Crab Spear
Unobtainable Inv sword cursed Cursed Sword