March 30

0 comments

How Do I Build A Base In Dayz?

Dayz is a strange place.  You land in the world of Chernarus and all you can do is try and find the things you need to survive.  You need to keep warm, stay dry and get food.  Make sure you don't get the flu as that can kill you too.  And the Zombies, watch out for them.  Most of all be very wary of other people. In a post apocalyptic world, it is the people who often turn out to be the biggest monsters. 

At some point though, you are going to want to build a base to store your things and make surviving easier.  This is what you'll need.

Below is a basic Stash Base - Build time (in wood) is a few hours.

Below is a base built in the Moustache House - Build time (in wood) is a day or two. Then as you gather more resources you can upgrade the walls to steel, then stone.  The stronger the material, the longer it takes someone to raid.


What Do I Need To Build A Base?

Well first you need to check the rules of your server.  On ours we have distances from Military Bases and Safe-zones that you are not allowed to build inside.  This is to stop someone building a base in the best Military Base or under an Air-Drop.  Once you have a spot to build you are going to need a few tools.  Some servers you will have to hunt for these items.  On others you will be able to buy them from a Trader.

1.  An Axe - to chop down trees.

2.  A Hand Saw or a Hack Saw - to saw those trees into planks.  (You will need a lot of planks.)

3.  Some nails. (Actually you will need a lot of nails.)

4.  A Hammer or Hatchet - to hammer those nails into planks.


Numbers of planks and nails for each part

There are several parts to our building system.  We have tried to keep it simple to build while still allowing you a large amount of flexibility to design a base that meets your needs.  Following are the parts you can choose from and what they do.


Foundation - 12 Planks and 35 nails

You only need a foundation if you are building on an uneven surface/hill or over water.  If you are building in a DAYZ house or factory then you will probably not need to use a Foundation Kit.

Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 4 Metal Sheets and 30 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 5 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Dayz foundation wood
Screaming Dayz foundation steel
Screaming Dayz foundation stone


walls - 10 Planks and 30 nails

Wall will be your most made Kit.  We have built them to be used in Dayz buildings like houses and factories.  You can also build a completely independent base out in the world if you choose.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 4 Metal Sheets and 30 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 5 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Dayz wall wood
Screaming Dayz wall steel
Screaming Dayz wall stone

Door - 10 Planks and 30 nails

You are going to need doors and I would say a lot of them.  Depending on what your servers Raiding Rules are, doors are going to be the way for you to keep people away from your loot.  We have a single door that you will use most of the time and we have Gates that you can use to make larger entrances.  Gates are a separate Kit to a Door though.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 4 Metal Sheets and 30 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 5 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Dayz door wood
Screaming Dayz door steel
Screaming Dayz stone door outside

Window - 10 Planks and 30 nails

You have two choices for your walls in our buildings.  One is to use a wall and it is a solid 3 meter x 3 meter wall.  The other is to use a window/wall.  This allows you to open a window and see/shoot outside.  Totally up to you on what you want to build.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 4 Metal Sheets and 30 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 5 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Dayz window wood
Screaming Dayz window steel
Screaming Dayz window stone


Ceiling - 10 Planks and 30 nails

Every building needs a roof of some kind.  Either you will be using the ceiling/roof of the building you are building inside or you will need to add your own.  This ceiling protects you from people coming in from the top and is used if you want a flat roof on your building.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 4 Metal Sheets and 30 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 5 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Dayz ceiling Wood
Screaming Dayz ceiling steel
Screaming Dayz ceiling steel


Pitched Roof - 15 Planks and 40 nails

This is not a necessary attachment for any building but it is a nice looking addition to the building system.  Being able to build a pitched roof can often make a building look much more attractive than a simple flat roof.  We have made the pitch quite steep so there is another room upstairs in the pitch roof area,  You might be able to experiment with a simple A Frame stash base.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 4 Metal Sheets and 30 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 5 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Days roof wood
Screaming Days roof steel
Screaming Days roof stone


Floor - 10 Planks and 30 nails

If you are not building on an uneven surface or a hill, you need to decide if you want a floor.  I use floors often in factories (large open spaces) to be the "spacer" so I can get everything to line up in the end.  Using floors like this will of course cost you more in materials and time but it will certainly make the building line up perfectly at the end.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 4 Metal Sheets and 30 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 5 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Dayz floor Wood
Screaming Dayz floor steel
Screaming Dayz floor Stone


Stairs - 20 Planks and 50 nails

Stairs are often used to enter the building.  These stairs are as wide as a 1x1 which is 3 meters x 3 meters.  If you are building in a factory or open space you might find these useful to move up and down levels.  One of the troubles with Stairs though, is they don't have any way of locking them.  So you will have to build extra doors at each set of stairs to stop people have free access to your next level. 


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 6 Metal Sheets and 40 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 10 Stone (and 2 bags of cement)

Screaming Days stairs wood
Screaming Days stairs steel
Screaming Days stairs stone


RAMP - 20 Planks and 50 nails

The ramp is another way to enter a building that is not quite on the ground level.  You can join a few of these together to do some clever things with ramps up onto roofs for smart car storage or even quick access to a defence position.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 6 Metal Sheets and 40 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 10 Stone (and 2 bags of cement)

Screaming Days ramp wood
Screaming Days ramp steel
Screaming Days ramp stone


Ladder Hatch - 20 Planks and 70 nails

One way you can move between floors is to use a ladder hatch kit.  This allows you to lock the ladder at the top with a codelock. It is great because it goes straight up and only uses a 1 x 1 in space.  The downside is that is slow to get up and down and the hatch can be hard to line up sometimes  if you want to stack more than one on top of another.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 6 Metal Sheets and 40 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 5 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Days ladderhatch wood
Screaming Days ladderhatch steel
Screaming Days ladderhatch stone


Circular Staircase with hatch

- 20 Planks and 70 nails

Well it took some doing but we made a staircase with a lockable hatch into a 1 x 1 so you go high without having to sacrifice speed or space.  Fitting into a 1x1 box this lines up with the Door at the next floor.  This allows you to easily build several stories up without having to build a 2 x 1 or bigger just to house the stairs.  On top of this, the best part is that you can lock every level with its own Hatch codelock plus add doors to each floor.  Double the protection in the same space.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 6 Metal Sheets and 40 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = No upgrade to Stone

Screaming Days circular staircase wood
Screaming Days circular staircase wood
Screaming Days circular staircase hatch


Railing - 5 Planks and 10 nails

We just added this because it was there.  They are nothing more than a hip high railing for decoration or if you wanted to stop people from falling off a high roof or walkway.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = 2 Metal Sheets and 10 Nails

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = 2 Stone (and 1 bag of cement)

Screaming Days circular railing wood
Screaming Days railing steel
Screaming Days railing steel


Gates - 10 Metal Sheets and 30 nails

Sometimes you just need a big MoFo gate, or two to make that base bad-ass.  Built out of steal you can mount these 1x1 Gates as a left or right hand single gate or join them together to be a double gate.  Great for the bus or truck parking at base.


Upgrade from Wood to Steel = There is no wood

Upgrade from Steel to Stone = There is no stone

Screaming Days Gate steel
Screaming Days Double Gate steel
Screaming Days Double Gate steel outside

Skybase 

When you get the hang of it you can build all sorts of bases 🙂



Tags


You may also like

How To Build A Simple Stash Base
How Did I Get Here?
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}