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How to Destroy a Sheet Metal Door in Rust (5 Easy Ways)

How to Destroy a Sheet Metal Door in Rust (5 Easy Ways)

Rust is a survival game where PvP plays a significant role, and it is very much about creating a base to protect yourself and your loot from raids. In most cases, you are either the one raiding other players’ bases or the one getting raided.

A player’s most crucial knowledge is knowing efficient ways to destroy an enemy base. There is a certain level of realism attached to the building mechanics of this game that you should be aware of as you can not change the layout and placements of your walls on a whim.

This article will focus on the Sheet Metal Door and how you can destroy it. This article includes:

  • Cheapest Way to Get Through a Sheet Metal Door
  • How Many Satchels For A Sheet Metal Door?
  • How Many C4s Do You Need  For Sheet Metal Door?
  • How Many Rockets Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?
  • How Many Grenades Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?

Building your base can be very frustrating, especially if you place down a wall and find that you misplaced it. If you miss the timer to destroy it for free, here is how to efficiently demolish your walls in Rust.

Sheet Metal Door In Rust

The Sheet Metal Door is the most common door found on bases due to its resistance to melee weapons and fire but relatively cheap cost to craft. Regardless, it is still relatively weak to explosives compared to its expensive indirect upgrade, the ‘Armoured Door’.

The Sheet Metal Door has 250 HP and decays over 8 hours.

Cheapest Way to Get Through a Sheet Metal Door

Everything in Rust costs crafting materials to create. Depending on your luck finding some rare materials and playstyle it might not be feasible for you to invest all your hard-earned materials in crafting the ammo to take down a couple of armored doors.

There are moments when you end up using too much expensive crafting materials to remove weaker obstacles which is a waste. Being practical and calculated when raiding will help you create effective raiding strategies and minimize wasteful acts in the long run. 

Keeping this rational mindset, we will devise various right mixes of weaponry and munition to take out Sheet Metal Door in the cheapest way possible:

  1. 63 Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo = Costs 1600 Sulfer
  2. 1 Rocket + 8 Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo = Costs 1600 Sulfer
  3. 4 Satchel Charges = Costs 1920 Sulfer
  4. 1 C4/Timed Explosive Charge = Costs 2200 Sulfer
  5. 6 40mm HE Grenade* + 2 Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo = 50 Sulfer

*The 40mm HE Grenade is not craftable and can only be looted by Heavy Scientists with a 14% chance. Using this tool will depend on your luck at finding it.

Related: How to destroy an Armored Door in Rust (6 easy ways)

How Many Satchel Charges For A Sheet Metal Door?

The Satchel Charge is a midgame raiding tool that can be used to destroy player-made buildings to enter and loot another player’s base. 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!

To destroy a Sheet Metal Door using only Satchel Charges, you will need 4 in total, and this will cost you 1920 Sulfer. 

How Many C4s Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?

The Timed Explosive Charge, mostly knowns as C4, is an item often used when raiding other players. Once thrown, the charge will stick to walls, floors, doors, and deployable items.

Once attached to a target, the timed explosives will automatically detonate dependably and quickly (compared to its unreliable counterpart, the Satchel Charge). However, it does damage only to the structure it’s attached to. If attached to a door, for example, it would destroy it without damaging the door frame or nearby walls.

This item deals the most damage out of all explosive devices and is the most ideal/useful for evicting your neighbors. Protecting this item from your enemies is important, as it can prove fatal once it’s in the wrong hands.

To destroy a Sheet Metal Door using only Timed Explosive Charge/C4, you will need 1, which will cost you 2200 Sulfer. 

Related: How to destroy an Armored Wall in Rust (4 easy ways)

How Many Rockets Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?

There are two types of Rockets in Rust, each useful in specific situations, and both are fired from the same weapon, i.e., Rocket Launcher. These Rockets are:

  • Rocket
  • High-Velocity Rocket

How Many Rockets Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?

Rockets will cause splash damage that can hit up to 4 walls at once. This type of ammunition is particularly effective against buildings. Regarding trajectory, rockets are launched forward with a considerable speed upon firing.

However, the trajectory eventually falls off due to the in-game gravity effect. Rockets are currently one of the best tools for raiding and destroying buildings. Rockets are also deadly against players due to their high range of splash damage.

To destroy a Sheet Metal Door using only Rocket, you will need 2, which will cost you 2800 Sulfer. 

How Many High-Velocity Rockets Do You Need For Sheet Metal Doors?

The High-Velocity Rocket is a rocket with much less damage than the standard rocket. However, it is also much cheaper, and as the name suggests, it has a higher velocity than the standard rocket, so it could be useful for rocketing targets at extreme ranges. Because of its lower cost and damage, it is useful for situations where a full rocket would be overkill.

To destroy a Sheet Metal Door using only High-Velocity Rockets, you will need 11, which will cost you 2200 Sulfer. 

How Many Grenades Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?

There are three different Grenades in Rust, each useful in specific situations. These grenades are:

  • Beancan Grenade
  • F1 Grenade
  • 40mm HE Grenade

How Many Beancan Grenades Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?

The Beancan Grenade is an early-game tool. 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. The Beancan Grenade has a 15% chance of being a dud. However, Beancan Grenades have a 50% chance to explode when you attempt to pick them up again after a dud.

To destroy a Sheet Metal Door using only Beancan Grenades (Stuck using Right Click), you will need 18, costing you 2160 Sulfer. 

Related: How to destroy a Stone Wall in Rust (4 easy ways)

How Many F1 Grenades Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?

This is an end-game grenade often used in combat. Unlike the Beancan Grenade, the F1 Grenade is much more reliable as it does not dud or randomly explode.

To destroy a Sheet Metal Door using only an F1 Grenade (Stuck using Right Click), you will need 50, which will cost you 300 Sulfer. 

How Many 40mm HE Grenades Do You Need For Sheet Metal Door?

The 40mm HE Grenade is not a throwable grenade like others and is the ammunition for a 40mm Grenade Launcher, which is necessary to launch this grenade. You can only find these grenades by looting Heavy Scientists; there is no way of crafting them. It is the best grenade in the game. 

To destroy a Sheet Metal Door using only a 40mm HE Grenade, you will need 9 in total.

These are all the various ways you can destroy Sheet Metal Doors in Rust. We recommend the cheapest ways mentioned above as they utilize a combination of the best tools at your disposal to destroy the Sheet Metal Door with the least possible resource utilization/wastage.