An auger is a powerful motor tool that can be used to quickly mine and dig through any material except wood in 7 Days to Die. It is one of the most sought-after items in the game, as it can greatly speed up your resource gathering and base building. However, finding or crafting an auger is not easy, as it requires rare components and a high-level schematic. In this article, we will show you how to get an auger in 7 Days to Die, either by looting or crafting.
Looting an Auger
The easiest way to get an auger is to loot one from certain locations or containers. However, this method relies on luck and your loot stage, which is a hidden value that determines the quality and rarity of the items you can find. Your loot stage depends on several factors, such as your game stage, your biome, your perks, and your loot bonus. You can check your loot stage on the character info tab in the game menu.
The best places to look for an auger are:
Decayed Sedans: These are the broken cars that you can find on roads or in parking lots. They have a chance to drop an auger or its parts, as well as other useful items like engines, batteries, or gas cans.
Working Stiffs Crate: These are the yellow crates that you can find in hardware stores or construction sites. They have a high chance to drop tools and traps, including augers and their parts.
Garage Storage: These are the metal cabinets that you can find in garages or workshops. They have a moderate chance to drop tools and traps, including augers and their parts.
Bank Wall Safe: These are the safes that you can find in banks or other secure buildings. They have a low chance to drop high-value items, including augers and their parts.
You can also trade with traders to buy an auger or its parts, but they are usually very expensive and require a high-level secret stash perk.
Crafting an Auger
The other way to get an auger is to craft one at a workbench. However, this method requires more resources and skills than looting. To craft an auger, you need:
An Auger Schematic: This is a rare book that you can find in bookshelves, bookstores, or loot bags. It teaches you how to craft an auger and its parts.
5 Motor Tool Parts: These are rare components that you can loot from decayed sedans, working stiffs crates, garage storage, or bank wall safes. You can also craft them from forged steel at a workbench if you have the Miner 69er perk.
1 Bicycle Handlebars: These are common components that you can loot from bicycles or craft from duct tape, leather, mechanical parts, and short iron pipes at a workbench.
1 Engine: This is a rare component that you can loot from decayed sedans, working stiffs crates, garage storage, or bank wall safes. You can also buy it from traders.
10 Forged Steel: This is a common material that you can craft from iron and clay at a forge.
Once you have all the ingredients, you can craft an auger at a workbench in 2 minutes and 37 seconds. The quality of the auger depends on your crafting quality level, which is determined by your Miner 69er perk.
Using an Auger
To use an auger, you need to equip it in your tool belt and have gas cans in your inventory. The auger consumes gas cans as fuel when it is running. You can refuel it automatically by holding down the reload button (R by default) or manually by pressing the reload button once when it is selected. The auger has a magazine size of 300 gas cans and a reload time of 4.1 seconds.
The auger deals 4.2 entity damage and 20.7 block damage per hit. It has a range of 2.35 ec8f644aee