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Category Weapon
Heavy Load
Function Weapon
Pick up flooring
Equipped Two-handed
Condition max. 15
Type Blunt
Attack speed 3
Range 0.61–1.25 tiles
Damage 0.6–1.15
Knockback 0.5
Knockdown 0
Technical details
Base ID Base.Crowbar

A crowbar is a two-handed blunt weapon and tool. The crowbar can be used one-handed at the cost of reduced impact. The weapon can be attached to the character's back hotkey slot for quick access and weight reduction.


The Crowbar is one of the best choices for a melee weapon in Project Zomboid. While it doesn't have outstanding damage or range, its usefulness lies in its utility in breaking down barricades and flooring, and its extremely high durability.

Pros Cons
  • Highest durability of any weapon.
  • Not too difficult to find, can even be found impaled in zombies.
  • Very useful as a weapon and tool.
  • Cannot be repaired.
  • Low knockdown chance and average damage.


In modes with multi-hit enabled, crowbars can hit up to three targets with a single swing.


Furniture Pickup

  • The crowbar can be considered a tool as it is the only item capable of picking up flooring. This is done by right-clicking a floor tile and selecting the floor tile in the context menu. Ensure that the crowbar is in the player's main inventory, otherwise the option may not appear.
  • The crowbar is the only item capable of picking up windows from buildings. This is done by using the Pick-Up toggle mode, and then clicking the tile containing the window.


Crowbars can be used to pry planks off of doors and windows, which makes it useful for breaking into barricaded buildings.


The crowbar has a maximum condition of 15 and the chance to lose condition is influenced by the Maintenance and Long Blunt skills. With level 0 Maintenance and Long Blunt skill the crowbar has a 1 in 70 chance to lose condition each hit. This low chance combined with it's high maximum condition makes it the most durable melee weapon in the game. However, it cannot be repaired.


The crowbar is usually found in warehouse crates and in tool shelves in sheds or warehouses.


Building/Room Container Rolls Chance
All Crate 1 1
Metal Shelves 4 2
Tool Store Shelf 5 6
Counter 2 6
Bedroom Wardrobe 2 2
Changeroom Locker 2 2
Fossoil Counter 4 5
Grocery Store Counter 4 5
Storage Unit All 3 5
Zippee Store Counter 1 5


After 10 days have passed, crowbars can be found impaled in the back of zombies.


The crowbar does not spawn in any vehicle.


From items_weapons.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Version 41.78.16
item Crowbar
	DisplayCategory = ToolWeapon,
	MaxRange	=	1.25,
	WeaponSprite	=	Crowbar,
	MinAngle	=	0.75,
	Type	=	Weapon,
	MinimumSwingTime	=	3,
	KnockBackOnNoDeath = TRUE,
	SwingAmountBeforeImpact	=	0.02,
	Categories	=	Blunt,
	Weight	=	2,
	ConditionLowerChanceOneIn	=	70,
	PushBackMod	=	0.5,
	SubCategory	=	Swinging,
	ConditionMax	=	15,
	MaxHitCount	=	3,
	DoorDamage	=	8,
	SwingAnim	=	Bat,
	CriticalChance	=	35,
	CritDmgMultiplier = 6,
	DisplayName	=	Crowbar,
	MinRange	=	0.61,
	SwingTime	=	3,
	HitAngleMod	=	-30,
	KnockdownMod	=	0,
	Icon	=	Crowbar,
	RunAnim	=	Run_Weapon2,
	BreakSound  =   CrowbarBreak,
	DoorHitSound = CrowbarHit,
	HitSound = CrowbarHit,
	HitFloorSound = CrowbarHit,
	SwingSound = CrowbarSwing,
	TreeDamage  =   0,
	MetalValue = 150,
	CriticalChance	=	20,
	CritDmgMultiplier = 2.5,
	MinDamage	=	0.6,
	MaxDamage	=	1.15,
	BaseSpeed = 1,
	TwoHandWeapon = TRUE,
	WeaponLength = 0.4,
	AttachmentType = BigBlade,
	Tags = Crowbar;RemoveBarricade,

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