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Note: this page covers the Standalone version of DayZ; for information on the Mod, see Mod:Field Shovel.

Field Shovel
FieldShovel
General
Category Weapons > Melee
Type Blunt
Repairable With None
Characteristics
Size 1x3 (3 Slots)
Weight 2 kg (4 lb)
Fragility 0.8%
Absorbency 0%
Damage
Type Normal Heavy
Health 20
Blood 20
Shock 100
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.4
Bleed Chance 60%
Occurrence
Locations Military East, Military West
Rarity Uncommon
Variants None
An entrenching tool is a collapsible spade used by military forces for a variety of military purposes. Survivalists, freedivers, campers, hikers and other outdoors groups have found it to be indispensable in field use. — In-game description


The Field Shovel is a tool which can be used to dig up worms for fishing bait or be used as a weapon. It can also be used to make a farming plot.

Uses[ | ]

Action Details
Create Plot Create a plot for planting fruits and vegetables
Build Used in base building to construct a Fence or Watchtower
Dismantle Used to dismantle certain player-built fortifications
Open Can Open canned food. Spills 30% - 60% of the food
Dig Worms Dig up worms to use as fishing bait
Bury/Dig Stash Bury or dig up containers for hidden storage
Bury Ashes Bury the ashes of a fireplace
Bury Body Bury the dead body of another survivor
Disarm Bear trap Disable an activated Bear Trap
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