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This page covers the Standalone version of DayZ. For information on the Mod see Mod:Field Shovel

This page contains information about a DayZ item that is currently not spawning/craftable, and/or is not functional - but is not a removed or replaced item, in Stable branch.
The information on this page does not apply to the current version of the game or the content is not available.
Field Shovel
Updated for 0.63
Category Weapons > Melee
Type Blunt
Repairable With Sharpening Stone
Duct Tape
Size 3 Slots (1x3)
Weight 3 kg (7 lb)
Fragility 0.8%
Absorbency 0%
Type Normal Heavy
Health 20
Blood 20
Shock 100
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.4
Bleed Chance 60%
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.


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
Fill Container Used in base building to fill the Wire Mesh Barrier
Disarm Bear trap Disable an activated Bear Trap