Resources are raw materials that can be harvested or otherwise collected, then used to craft items, equipment and other crafting materials.
All resources have a base type (such as Fibers or Metal) and a sub-type (such as Cotton or Cobalt).
Each category of a resource has a generic type and several blueprint-compatible types. The generic type is what you receive from demolishing structures and that you can harvest at freeports. You will find the other types spread throughout the game world. The following tables show each generic in the left column. You can open the list on the right column to see the resources you need to look for to build your item:
Consumable Cooking Ingredients
When crafting Common-tier items, any resources of the correct base type may be used.
When crafting items from higher-tier blueprints (Ramshackle and above), resources of multiple subtypes must be used. For example, a Ramshackle blueprint may specify Fibers 3x18. This indicates that 18 units of three different subtypes must be used, such as 18 Cotton, 18 Hemp and 18 Silk, or 18 Straw, 18 Cotton and 18 Hemp. Base type resources may not be used in the crafting of these items.
The following screenshot illustrates the requirements of a higher-tier blueprint.
Note: On starter islands (Freeports), only base types may be harvested. To get specific types, players must explore different islands.
Holding down h (default settings) on the keyboard while targeting a resource will tell you what types of items are collectible from that resource.
There are several player-led efforts to document where resources may be found. The following links may be of use:
For official server locations: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SFghAwB9tLSC9R3IJg4ejk_lQOCQAcgVJa7uquKSG4M/edit#gid=1157223061
For server-owners and map-designers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QhU8hEMvXZSVZZXtbC_93dxGL5vBad4qdL-DoYYn_zE/edit#gid=1710479686
In addition to raw materials, there are a number of craftable intermediate resources that are used as crafting ingredients. They include:
- Blasting Powder
- Cobalt Ingot
- Copper Ingot
- Fire Gel
- Iridium Ingot
- Iron Ingot
- Organic Paste
- Organic Paste (Coral)
- Preserving Salt
- Silver Ingot
- Tin Ingot
Note: Any references to "alloy" in the game are actually referring to the crafted ingots listed above.