Equipment, or Tools, are an important part of This War of Mine as they unlock otherwise inaccessible places, and speed up tasks that would often take up valuable in-game time. Most equipment can also be used as improvised weapons in a pinch, such as defending the shelter from raiders. The crowbar and shovel are less effective than the Knife in melee. The Hatchet does more damage than the Knife in melee, but only Arica or Roman can use it to kill in one hit using a back-stab. Also, tools only lose durability and break when used for their main purposes, not when used as a melee weapon.
| || "We can use it to cut through metal bars and chains to get to otherwise inaccessible places." |
| || "It's single use but opens locks quickly and quietly." |
Tools that are also Improvised Weapons
| || "Homemade tool you can use to pry open a few doors before it breaks. It does the job slowly and loudly." |
| || "A small shovel for picking through rubble." |
| || "We can use it to chop furniture... or people." |