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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 a ton of ways that make it an extremely frustrating game sometimes. From building a base and it getting raided the next day to dying on a scrap run after exploring for 2 hours. It can be an extremely unforgiving experience, but if you know what you are doing, it 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 one can be crafted and blueprinted pretty early on so if you do get any of them, make sure to keep 1 for later.

Make a chest that is 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 with these tools, it should take you a lot less time.

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 a ton of walls and doors. There are some people who don’t care as much and all it takes to get in is to destroy a single wall.

If you want to raid someone, make sure to 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 do get inside and locate their TC, then you are going to want the perfect way to destroy it. If the enemies are fighting back, which a lot of the time they do, make sure to destroy it as fast as possible.

Here are the easiest and cheapest ways to break a Tool Cupboard in Rust:

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 by themselves in raiding. The Beancan Grenade has a random detonation period and can kill a player if it’s within the range. It has a 15% chance to be a dud. They have a 50% chance to explode 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 make sure to keep at least 1 if you do 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 to malfunction, 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 very easy to make, but getting them to work can be hit or miss. 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

  • 15x High Quality Metal
  • 6x Metal Pipes
  • 100x Low Grade Fuel
  • 2x Empty Propane Tanks

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

Obviously, 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 instead of crafting it. Though, if you do find it, consider turning it into a blueprint for future crafting.

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 come and steal the loot that 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 as well as 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 fully destroy it. Crafting them can be a little expensive, but it does craft 2 everyone you craft which does help. If you don’t have the weapon to use it with, then consider using any other method on this list to destroy it.