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Tools are objects used for mundane purposes by civilians and night creatures. Some tools can also be used as weapons, though it is usually much better to use a sword over a fork. Other tools can be used by your dwarves in Fortress mode.

[edit] Tools Usable as Weapons

Type Size Attack Attack type Contact Area Penetration Velocity Skill Used
Carving knife 150 Slash Edge 800 600 1.25x Dagger
Stab Edge 4 800 1x
Handle strike Blunt 15 (400) 1x
Boning knife 50 Slash Edge 500 300 1.25x Dagger
Stab Edge 2 400 1x
Handle strike Blunt 10 (200) 1x
Slicing knife 150 Slash Edge 900 700 1.25x Dagger
Stab Edge 3 900 1x
Handle strike Blunt 15 (400) 1x
Meat cleaver 300 Hack Edge 800 400 1.25x Axe
Flat slap Blunt 800 (400) 1.25x
Handle strike Blunt 20 (400) 1x
Carving fork 150 Stab Edge 1 100 1x Dagger
Handle strike Blunt 15 400 1x
Stone Axev0.43.01 400 Hack Edge 800 400 1.25x Axe
Flat slap Blunt 800 400 1x
Helve strike Blunt 20 400 1x

[edit] Other Tools

Type Tile Size Material Capacity Base Value Usage
Cauldron ô 4000 Metal 6 100,000 50 Liquid cooking
Ladle 100 Metal 1 n/a 10 Liquid scoop
Bowl ° 100 Stone 1 3,000 10 Meal container
Mortar ° 100 Stone 1 1,000 10 Grind powder, receptacle
Pestle / 20 Stone 1 n/a 10 Grind powder, grinder
Nest box 1000 Any Hard 1 2,000 10 Nest box
Jug σ 300 Any Hard 1 10,000 10 Liquid container
Large pot Φ 5000 Any Hard 1 60,000 10 Food storage
Hive 2000 Any Hard 1 5,000 10 Beekeeping
Honeycomb 1000 n/a 1 n/a 10 n/a
Pouch ¡ 100 Soft 1 1,000 10 Small object storage
Minecart 40,000 Wood/Metal 6 500,000 50 Track cart
Wheelbarrow Ö 30,000 Wood/Metal 6 100,000 50 Heavy object hauling
Stepladder 40,000 Wood/Metal 6 n/a 50 Fruit collection
Scroll rollersv0.42.01 ÷ 100 Any Hard 1 n/a 10 Roll up sheets
Book bindingv0.42.01 ÷ 100 Any Hard 1 n/a 10 Protect folded sheets
Scrollv0.42.01 200 Any Sheet 1 n/a 20 Contain writing
Quirev0.42.01 100 Any Sheet 1 n/a 20 Contain writing
Bookcasev0.42.01 1000 Any Hard 6 100,000 10 Bookcase (Furniture)
Helvev0.43.01 \ 250 Branch 1 n/a 10 Crafting stone axes in Adventure Mode

Hard materials include stone, metal, wood, and glass.
Soft materials include silk, plant fibers, leather and adamantine thread.
Sheet materials include papyrus, paper, and parchment.v0.42.01

A tool needs capacity of 600 per 1 unit of liquid to contain: a jug can hold 10,000/600 = 16 units of liquid, a submerged minecart scoops 500,000/600 = 833 units of magma or water, etc.

[edit] See also

"Tool" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: lòr
Elvish: wanala
Goblin: êngan
Human: shem
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