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Shovel SA
Category Weapons > Melee
Type Blunt
Repairable With Irrepairable
Size 2x8 (16 Slots)
Weight 3 kg (7 lb)
Fragility 0.008%
Absorbency 0%
Type Normal Heavy
Health 15 25
Blood 0 0
Shock 20 40
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.8 3.7
Bleed Chance 0%
Locations Farm, Industrial
Rarity Common
Variants None
Ordinary shovel. Strong, steel blade easily splits both soil and skulls. — In-game description

The Shovel is a multi-purpose tool that can also be used as a blunt weapon in DayZ.

The Shovel has high shock damage and can knock a player out in a few hits. It is advisable to use a gun or a higher damage melee weapon when entering combat against this weapon.

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