Letter Opener

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Letter Opener
LetterOpener Model.png
General
Category
Household
Encumbrance
Moodle Icon HeavyLoad.png
0.3
Equipped
One-handed
Slot attached
Belt
Skill
Properties
Max condition
5
Performance
Damage
0.1–0.1
Range
0.61–0.8
Attack speed
N/A
Knockback
0.3
Special ability
Jaw stab
Technical
Item ID
Base.LetterOpener

A letter opener is a common early game melee weapon.

Usage

Weapon

The letter opener is light, and in terms of durability, is worse than the kitchen knife, ice pick and hunting knife. As the letter opener is one of the weapons with the 'Jaw Stab' attack, it can kill a zombie instantly if close enough and timed correctly. It does, however, have a low maximum durability, allowing for few attacks before breaking.

It is a single attack weapon, so it is best if used in single combat or if zombies are relatively spread out when attacking.

Breaking doors

The letter opener is a weapon that deals minimal damage (2) to doors. For comparison, an axe deals 35 damage.

Chopping trees

The letter opener is a weapon that deals minimal damage (1) to trees. For comparison, an axe deals 35 damage.

Condition

The letter opener has a maximum condition of 5. Its rate of degradation is influenced by the short blade and maintenance skills. The chance of losing durability can be simplified to the following formula: 1 in (1 + maintenanceMod × 2). Where "maintenanceMod" is calculated using the short blade and maintenance skills.
Below is an example of the chance of losing durability at varying levels of the maintenance and short blade skills.

For how this is calculated, see: Durability
Maintenance skill Weapon skill Durability lower chance
0 0 1/1 (100%)
0 4 1/3 (33%)
0 8 1/5 (20%)
4 0 1/5 (20%)
8 0 1/9 (11%)
4 4 1/7 (14%)
4 8 1/9 (11%)
8 8 1/13 (8%)
10 10 1/15 (7%)

Repairing

The letter opener cannot be repaired.

Crafting

The letter opener can be attached to the end of a spear. The condition of the letter opener will be carried over to the spear.

Product XP gained Skill(s) Recipe Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
SpearKnife.png
Spear with Letter Opener
0 XP none SpearStick.png
Crafted Spear
(consumed)
LetterOpener.png
Letter Opener
(consumed)
DuctTape.png
Duct Tape (2 units)
(consumed)
LetterOpener.png
Letter Opener
0 XP none SpearKnife.png
Spear with Letter Opener
(consumed)


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Distribution

The loot distributions can be found in the table(s) below.

Containers
Building/Room Container Rolls Chance
bedroom desk 4 1

Code

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Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items_weapons.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item LetterOpener
	{
	    DisplayCategory = Household,
		MaxRange	=	0.8,
		WeaponSprite	=	LetterOpener,
		MinAngle	=	0.65,
		Type	=	Weapon,
		MinimumSwingTime	=	2,
		KnockBackOnNoDeath	=	FALSE,
		SwingAmountBeforeImpact	=	0.02,
		Categories	=	SmallBlade,
		ConditionLowerChanceOneIn	=	1,
		Weight	=	0.3,
		SplatNumber	=	2,
		PushBackMod	=	0.3,
		SubCategory	=	Stab,
		AimingMod	=	0.8,
		ConditionMax	=	5,
		MaxHitCount	=	1,
		IsAimedHandWeapon	=	TRUE,
		DoorDamage	=	1,
		SwingAnim	=	Stab,
		DisplayName	=	Letter Opener,
		MinRange	=	0.61,
		CloseKillMove = Jaw_Stab,
		SwingTime	=	2,
		KnockdownMod	=	0,
		SplatBloodOnNoDeath	=	TRUE,
		Icon	=	LetterOpener,
		RunAnim	=	Run_Weapon2,
        IdleAnim	=	Idle_Weapon2,
        TreeDamage  =   2,
        EnduranceMod = 0.5,
        BreakSound  =   LetterOpenerBreak,
        MetalValue = 15,
        CriticalChance	=	5,
        CritDmgMultiplier = 10,
        MinDamage	=	0.1,
        MaxDamage	=	0.1,
 		WeaponLength = 0.25,
        DamageCategory = Slash,
        DamageMakeHole = TRUE,
        HitFloorSound	=	LetterOpenerHit,
        ImpactSound	=	LetterOpenerHit,
        DoorHitSound = LetterOpenerHit,
		HitSound	=	LetterOpenerHit,
		SwingSound = LetterOpenerSwing,
		AttachmentType = Screwdriver,
  	}

See Also