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5 Easiest Ways to Break a Tool Cupboard in Rust

5 Easiest Ways to Break a Tool Cupboard in Rust

Rust has many ways that make it an extremely frustrating game, from building a base and getting raided the next day to dying on a scrap run after exploring for 2 hours. It can be an extremely unforgiving experience, but knowing what you are doing can be a little easier. TCs or Tool Cupboards are one of those ways that make the game difficult, especially when you want to destroy one.

The 5 easiest ways to break a Tool Cupboard(TC) are with Beancan Grenades, Satchel Charges, a Flame Thrower, Fire Arrows, and Explosive Rounds. Each can be crafted and blueprinted early, so if you get any of them, keep 1 for later.


Make a chest designated for stuff you want to blueprint because you won’t have enough Scrap right away to do everything you want. It is difficult to destroy Tool Cupboards, but it should take much less time with these tools.

Is it hard to find an enemies’ Tool Cupboard?

It just depends on how the enemy created their base. If they are smart, they will try to hide it behind many walls and doors. Some people don’t care as much, and all it takes to get in is to destroy a single wall.

If you want to raid someone, watch how many people are in the base, and if you get lucky, you can watch them build a base so you know where everything is on the inside. Just make sure not to look too suspicious because they might change things up when you are gone if they suspect anything.

If you get inside and locate their TC, you will want the perfect way to destroy it. If the enemies are fighting back, which they often do, destroy it as fast as possible.

1. Beancan Grenades


How to get: Found in Wooden Crates inside Monuments and near the Roads

  • 60x Gunpowder
  • 20x Metal Fragments

They’re used to craft Satchel Charges but can be used alone in raiding. The Beancan Grenade has a random detonation period and can kill a player if it’s within range. It has a 15% chance of being a dud. They have a 50% chance of exploding when you attempt to pick them up again after a dud.

These can be found pretty much anywhere. They aren’t found in every single crate, so consider blueprinting them so you can craft them for later. Early on, you will need them for raiding small and helpless bases, so keep at least 1 if you find it.

2. Satchel Charges

How to get: Found in Wooden Crates inside Monuments and near the Roads

  • 4x Beancan Grenades
  • 1x Small Stash
  • 1x Rope

The Satchel charge becomes armed when placed, has a random time until detonation, and has a small chance of malfunctioning, requiring the user to pick up and rearm the Charge. Note that sometimes the charge will re-ignite when the dud is picked up, going off with a very short fuse.


This is an unreliable way, but it is one of the easiest ways to destroy a TC. Mainly because it only takes 2 working Satchels to finish the job. They are easy to make, but getting them to work can be difficult. If you do go and try to pick it up if it is a dud, then make sure you have a lot of health or another person nearby to pick you up if you die.

3. Flame Thrower


How to get: Found in medium-tier Crates inside Monuments

The Flame Thrower will start to spawn fireballs once the trigger has been held long and steadily enough, and each one will damage and slow players or burn any wooden items they touch. Take care- fireballs spawned from spraying cans will burn bodies away.

A Flame Thrower will work to destroy a wood object. It is another hard item to craft, so you might be better off finding it out in the world than crafting it. Consider turning it into a blueprint for future crafting if you find it.

4. Fire Arrows

How to get: Found in Wooden Crates inside Monuments and near the Roads

  • 20x Wood
  • 2x Cloth
  • 10x Low-Grade Fuel

Low-velocity, high-damage equivalent to the wooden arrows. Emits a fiery area of effect near its point of impact, which will damage and slow anyone in its radius. In combat, this can deny both a push and a retreat. As a raid tool, it’s faster and quieter than the Eoka. Unlike the flamethrower, the fire it spreads won’t damage structures.


Fire Arrows are not the easiest way to destroy a TC, but it is a quiet way. If you are raiding someone, you can use that to destroy it, and it won’t make much noise at all. It will make some noise, but it won’t attract other people to steal the loot you raided a base for.

5. Explosive Rounds

How to get: Found in medium-tier Crates inside Monuments

  • 20x Gunpowder
  • 10x Metal Fragments
  • 10x Sulfur

The Explosive 5.56 round deals a small amount of additional explosion damage to a player upon direct impact and damaging nearby structures or players. The round is effective against low-tier structures such as Wood walls and Sheet Metal doors.

When destroying a TC, it only takes about 10-20 of these to destroy it fully. Crafting them can be a little expensive, but it does craft 2 everyone you craft, which does help. If you don’t have a weapon to use it with, then consider using any other method on this list to destroy it.