Best Starter Tips To Build In Enshrouded
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7 Best beginner tips to start building in Enshrouded

Build to better yourself.

Like many survival crafting games, Enshrouded has a learning curve when it comes to building. Here are seven tips to help you start and get good at building in Enshrouded.

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How to start building in Enshrouded

Before you can even get into the building mechanics, you need to do three things: build a Flame Altar, build a Workbench, and craft a Construction Hammer. After you have those three things, you’re ready to build in Enshrouded.

The building system is a blast in Enshrouded, but does it have a Creative Mode that lets your imagination run wild?

Build a Flame Altar

Build A Flame Altar In Enshrouded
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The first thing you need to build to build in Enshrouded is a Flame Altar. Flame Altars set the boundaries of where you can build and as you level it up, that border gets bigger. You can build up to four Flame Altars, and they are the best way to travel if you use them right.

It costs five Stones to make a Flame Altar. You can easily pick up Stones in the open world or use a pickaxe and hit any generic mountainside to acquire Stone.

Build a Workbench

How To Make A Workbench In Enshrouded
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With a Flame Altar made, you need a Workbench to create Blocks which are what you use to build. A Workbench costs three String and eight Wood Logs. You get String by spending Plant Fiber, and Plant Fiber is easily collected by grabbing any bushes or tall grass in grassy areas. You get Wood Logs from using an Axe on a tree.

Craft a Construction Hammer

Build A Construction Manner In Enshrouded
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The last thing you need to start building in Enshrouded is a Construction Hammer. You need to have this equipped to build. Luckily, it doesn’t have durability and it only costs one Stone which is easy to get.

With the Construction Hammer equipped, press Tab to enter the building mode. I recommend equipping the Construction Hammer and building materials on your alternate hotbar. You have two hotbars in Enshrouded and can switch between them by pressing Alt.

Acquire resources and make Blocks

Make Blocks In Enshrouded
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Excellent! You can now build. But without Blocks, you don’t have the resources to use to build something. In the beginning, you’ll use Wood Logs to create Rough Wood Blocks. You spend two Wood Logs and get one stack of 100 Rough Wood Block in return.

Enshrouded uses a voxel building system, so every square in the game is manipulatable. Think Minecraft but more refined. When you fill a square, you use a Block. This means that while 100 Rough Wood Blocks seems like a lot of material to build with, it’ll actually only get you about two walls.

As you progress through the game, you’ll discover more rare materials that you can use to build better bases. I wouldn’t wait for better resources to become available to you — make do with what you have for the time being and then upgrade your setup as you go along.

Use a Rake to level the ground

Craft A Rake In Enshrouded
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You can get very detailed with the building in Enshrouded which is why it’s important to invest in a Rake. With a Rake, you can level the ground. It’s a tool with only one use, but it’s extremely useful when trying to make a base.

Use Scaffolds to build higher

Build Scaffolding In Enshrouded
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Keen Games’ workaround for not including flying in their game is to include Scaffolds. When you want to make anything with more than two stories, you need to use Scaffolds.

Scaffold A and B cost five Wood Logs and one String, so they aren’t too expensive. Plus, you can easily pick up the Scaffold and move it to wherever you need it to be, so you really only need one or two Scaffolds.

Use the Snapping Tool while building

Enshrouded Snapping Tool
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The last pro tip I have for you when it comes to building in Enshrouded is to use the Snapping tool. With X on keyboard and mouse, you can toggle the Snapping tool on. This helps tremendously when trying to align your walls, floors, and roofs. However, since Enshrouded is a voxel game, it is beneficial at times to not use the Snapping tool to get the specific layout you want, so experiment with it.

You’re now on your way to making anything you want in Enshrouded, but that just satisfies the building part of the game. If you want to keep building more impressive things, you need to know how to get the best weapons, armor, and rings.


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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.