Plank

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Plank
Plank Model.png
General
Category
Material
Encumbrance
Moodle Icon HeavyLoad.png
3
Equipped
Two-handed
Slot attached
Back
Function
Skill
Properties
Max condition
10
Performance
Damage
0.4–0.6
Door damage
5
Range
0.61–1.3
Attack speed
0.9
Knockback
0.3
Knockdown
2
Technical
Item ID
Base.Plank

A plank is a wood material used in many carpentry recipes or as an improvised weapon.

Usage

Weapon

The plank can be used as a melee weapon which has poor durability, but is effective at knocking down zombies. Therefore, it can be used in combination with a stomp when the zombie is on the floor to minimize durability lost.

The plank is a heavy weapon (weight 3) with a slow attack speed. Its main benefit is that it works well for pushing zombies away from the player.

A plank is a multi-attack weapon, and can attack 2 zombies at once. It also can cause 5 door damage per swing, but no tree damage.

Fortification

A wooden plank is the staple fortification reserve in Project Zomboid. They are primarily used to barricade doors and windows, blocking line-of-sight and slowing a zombie trying to enter the building.

Planks used as barricades use their current health as part of the barricade. If a plank is at half durability and is nailed to a window/door, that durability is the strength of that piece of the barricade. Wooden planks can also be obtained by ripping away barricades on houses (though planks may be damaged from previous attacks by zombies).

Construction

Main article: Carpentry

Wooden planks are used to make structures, including houses, bridges, and fortifications, by making walls, doors, doorframes, windows, crates, stairs, and more.

It is used to make several pieces of furniture and utilities such as crates, bookcases, bed, rain collector barrels, composters, lamp on pillars and more.

Fuel

Planks can be used as a fuel for some heat sources. Planks provide two hours of fuel. Logs provide six hours of fuel and can be cut into three planks which provides carpentry experience. If logs are intended to be used as a fuel source, they can be cut into planks first to collect carpentry experience with no fuel loss as long as the heat source can accept planks as fuel.

Condition

The plank has a maximum condition of 7. Its rate of degradation is influenced by the long blunt and maintenance skills. The chance of losing durability can be simplified to the following formula: 1 in (2 + maintenanceMod × 2). Where "maintenanceMod" is calculated using the long blunt and maintenance skills.
Below is an example of the chance of losing durability at varying levels of the maintenance and long blunt skills.

For how this is calculated, see: Durability
Maintenance skill Weapon skill Durability lower chance
0 0 1/2 (50%)
0 4 1/4 (25%)
0 8 1/6 (17%)
4 0 1/6 (17%)
8 0 1/10 (10%)
4 4 1/8 (13%)
4 8 1/10 (10%)
8 8 1/14 (7%)
10 10 1/16 (6%)

Repairing

Planks cannot be repaired.

Distribution

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

Containers
Building/Room Container Rolls Chance
cabinetfactory metal_shelves 4 1
metal_shelves 4 1
metal_shelves 4 2
metal_shelves 4 2
metal_shelves 4 5
closet crate 4 1
crate 4 2
garagestorage counter 4 1
counter 4 1
toolstorestorage metal_shelves 4 1
metal_shelves 4 1

Planks can sometimes be found in crates in a warehouse or any other shed/storage building. Wooden planks can also be retrieved by smashing down doors and by sawing logs into planks.

Crafting

Planks are used in several crafting recipes, such as for crafting components, general survival, first aid, trapping and construction, including: barriers, furniture, buildings, and more.

Components

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
Plank.png
Plank ×3
Logs.png Log ×1
Handsaw.png
Saw (tag)
none none .75
(0.25 above Carpentry 3) Carpentry
Drawer.png
Drawer
Plank.png Plank ×1
DoorKnob.png Doorknob ×1
Nails.png Nails ×1

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
none none 0.25 Carpentry
TZ WoodenStick.png
Sturdy Stick ×8
Plank.png Plank ×1
Handsaw.png
Saw (tag)
none none none

Survival

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
MortarPestle.png
Mortar and Pestle
Plank.png Plank ×1
Handsaw.png
Saw (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 0.25 Carpentry
PlankNail.png
Spiked Plank
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×5

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
none none 0.25 Carpentry
TZ CampfireKitWood.png
Campfire Materials
One of:
Twigs.png Twigs ×1
Sheet.png Sheet ×1
Rag.png Ripped Sheets ×1
RagDirty.png Dirty Rag ×1
Book.png Book ×1
Magazine.png Magazine ×1
Newspaper.png Newspaper ×1
Each of:
Plank.png Plank ×3
none none none 0.75 Carpentry
SpearStick.png
Crafted Spear
One of:
Branch.png Tree Branch ×1
Plank.png Plank ×1
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
none none none 1.25 Carpentry
TZ PerforatedWoodenPlank.png
Notched Wooden Plank
One of:
Screwdriver.png Screwdriver ×1
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Butter Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Bread Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
RockSharpened.png Chipped Stone ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
One of:
Plank.png Plank ×1
Logs.png Log ×1
none none none none

First Aid

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
Splint.png
Splint
One of:
Plank.png Plank ×1
Branch.png Tree Branch ×1
TZ WoodenStick.png Sturdy Stick ×1
One of:
Rag.png Ripped Sheets ×1
RagDirty.png Dirty Rag ×1
none none none none

Trapping

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
TrapSnare.png
Snare Trap
Plank.png Plank ×1
Twine.png Twine ×2 unit(s)

Handsaw.png
Saw (tag)
Trapping 1
(and)
MagazineHunting.png
The Hunter Magazine Vol.1
none 0.25 Carpentry
TrapBox.png
Trap Box
Plank.png Plank ×4
Nails.png Nails ×7

Handsaw.png
Saw (tag)
Carpentry 1
(and)
Trapping 2
none 1 Carpentry
TrapCrate.png
Trap Crate
Plank.png Plank ×3
Nails.png Nails ×5

Handsaw.png
Saw (tag)
none none 0.75 Carpentry

Construction

Barrier

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
WoodenBarricade Carpentry.gif
Barricade
One of:
WoodenDoor Carpentry.gif Door ×1
Window Carpentry.gif Window ×1
Each of:
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×2

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
none none 0.75 Carpentry
WoodenStake Carpentry.png
Wooden Stake
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×2

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 5 none 1.25 Carpentry
WoodenFence Carpentry.gif
Wooden Fence
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×3

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 1.25 Carpentry

Furniture

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
WoodenCrate Carpentry.gif
Wooden Crate
Plank.png Plank ×3
Nails.png Nails ×3

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 3 none 0.75 Carpentry
BarElement Carpentry.gif
Bar Element
Plank.png Plank ×4
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 1.25 Carpentry
BarCorner Carpentry.gif
Bar Corner
Plank.png Plank ×4
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 1.25 Carpentry
SmallTable Carpentry.gif
Small Table
Plank.png Plank ×5
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 3 none 0.75 Carpentry
LargeTable Carpentry.gif
Large Table
Plank.png Plank ×6
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 4 none 1.25 Carpentry
TablewithDrawer Carpentry.gif
Table with Drawer
Plank.png Plank ×5
Nails.png Nails ×4
Drawer.png Drawer ×1

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 5 none 1.25 Carpentry
WoodenChair Carpentry.gif
Wooden Chair
Plank.png Plank ×5
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 0.75 Carpentry
RainCollectorBarrel Carpentry.gif
Rain Collector Barrel
Plank.png Plank ×4
Nails.png Nails ×4
Garbagebag.png Garbage Bag ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 4 none 1.25 Carpentry
RainCollectorBarrel2 Carpentry.gif
Rain Collector Barrel
Plank.png Plank ×4
Nails.png Nails ×4
Garbagebag.png Garbage Bag ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 1.25 Carpentry
CompostBin.gif
Composter
Plank.png Plank ×5
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 1.25 Carpentry
Bookcase Carpentry.gif
Bookcase
Plank.png Plank ×5
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 5 none 1.25 Carpentry
SmallBookcase Carpentry.png
Small Bookcase
Plank.png Plank ×3
Nails.png Nails ×3

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 3 none 0.75 Carpentry
Shelves Carpentry.png
Shelves
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×2

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 0.75 Carpentry
DoubleShelves Carpentry.png
Double Shelves
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 1.25 Carpentry
CraftedBed.png
Bed
Plank.png Plank ×6
Nails.png Nails ×4
Mattress.png Mattress ×1

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 4 none 1.25 Carpentry

Miscellaneous

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
LamponPillar Carpentry.png
Lamp on Pillar
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×4
Rope.png Rope ×1
Flashlight.png Flashlight ×1

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 4 none 1.25 Carpentry
WoodenCross Carpentry.png
Wooden Cross
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×2

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
none none 1.25 Carpentry
WoodenPicket Carpentry.png
Wooden Picket
Plank.png Plank ×1
Sheet Rope.png Sheet Rope ×1

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
none none 1.25 Carpentry
WoodenSign Carpentry.png
Wooden Sign
Plank.png Plank ×3
Nails.png Nails ×3

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 1 none 0.75 Carpentry

Buildings

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
WoodenWallFrame Carpentry.png
Wooden Wall Frame
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×2

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 1.25 Carpentry
WoodenWall1 Carpentry.png
Wooden Wall Lvl 1
One of:
WoodenWallFrame Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Frame ×1
MetalWallFrame Metalwork.png Metal Wall Frame ×1
Each of:
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 2.5 Carpentry
WoodenWall2 Carpentry.png
Wooden Wall Lvl 2
One of:
WoodenWallFrame Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Frame ×1
MetalWallFrame Metalwork.png Metal Wall Frame ×1
Each of:
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 4 none 5 Carpentry
WoodenWall3 Carpentry.png
Wooden Wall Lvl 3
One of:
WoodenWallFrame Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Frame ×1
MetalWallFrame Metalwork.png Metal Wall Frame ×1
Each of:
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 7.5 Carpentry
WoodenWall2 Carpentry.png
Upgrade Wooden Wall From Lvl 1 to Lvl 2
WoodenWall1 Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Lvl 1 ×1
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 4 none 2.5 Carpentry
WoodenWall3 Carpentry.png
Upgrade Wooden Wall From Lvl 1 to Lvl 3
WoodenWall1 Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Lvl 1 ×1
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×8

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 5 Carpentry
WoodenWall3 Carpentry.png
Upgrade Wooden Wall From Lvl 2 to Lvl 3
WoodenWall2 Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Lvl 2 ×1
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 2.5 Carpentry
Window1 Carpentry.png
Wooden Window Lvl 1
One of:
WoodenWallFrame Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Frame ×1
MetalWallFrame Metalwork.png Metal Wall Frame ×1
Each of:
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 2.5 Carpentry
Window2 Carpentry.png
Wooden Window Lvl 2
One of:
WoodenWallFrame Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Frame ×1
MetalWallFrame Metalwork.png Metal Wall Frame ×1
Each of:
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 4 none 5 Carpentry
Window3 Carpentry.png
Wooden Window Lvl 3
One of:
WoodenWallFrame Carpentry.png Wooden Wall Frame ×1
MetalWallFrame Metalwork.png Metal Wall Frame ×1
Each of:
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 7.5 Carpentry
Window2 Carpentry.png
Upgrade Wooden Window From Lvl 1 to Lvl 2
Window1 Carpentry.png Wooden Window Lvl 1 ×1
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 4 none 2.5 Carpentry
Window3 Carpentry.png
Upgrade Wooden Window From Lvl 1 to Lvl 3
Window1 Carpentry.png Wooden Window Lvl 1 ×1
Plank.png Plank ×2
Nails.png Nails ×8

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 5 Carpentry
Window3 Carpentry.png
Upgrade Wooden Window From Lvl 2 to Lvl 3
Window2 Carpentry.png Wooden Window Lvl 2 ×1
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 7 none 2.5 Carpentry
Doorframe Carpentry.gif
Wooden Doorframe
Plank.png Plank ×4
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 5 Carpentry
Wooden pillar.png
Wooden Pillar
Plank.png Plank ×4
Nails.png Nails ×4

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 2 none 0.75 Carpentry
WoodenDoor Carpentry.gif
Door
Plank.png Plank ×4
Nails.png Nails ×4
Doorhinge.png Door Hinge ×2
DoorKnob.png Doorknob ×1

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 3 none 0.75 Carpentry
DoubleWoodenDoor Carpentry.png
Double Wooden Door
Plank.png Plank ×12
Nails.png Nails ×12
Doorhinge.png Door Hinge ×4
DoorKnob.png Doorknob ×2

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 6 none 6 Carpentry
Stairs Carpentry.png
Wood Stairs
Plank.png Plank ×15
Nails.png Nails ×15

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 6 none 1.25 Carpentry
WoodFloor Carpentry.gif
Wooden Floor
Plank.png Plank ×1
Nails.png Nails ×1

Hammer.png
Hammer (tag)
Carpentry 1 none 0.75 Carpentry

Code

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Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items_weapons.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item Plank
	{
	    DisplayCategory = Material,
		MaxRange	=	1.3,
		WeaponSprite	=	Plank,
		MinAngle	=	0.75,
		Type	=	Weapon,
		MinimumSwingTime	=	4,
		KnockBackOnNoDeath	=	FALSE,
		SwingAmountBeforeImpact	=	0.02,
		Categories	=	Improvised;Blunt,
		ConditionLowerChanceOneIn	=	2,
		Weight	=	3,
		SplatNumber	=	1,
		PushBackMod	=	0.3,
		SubCategory	=	Swinging,
		ConditionMax	=	10,
		MaxHitCount	=	2,
		DoorDamage	=	5,
		SwingAnim	=	Bat,
		DisplayName	=	Plank,
		MinRange	=	0.61,
		SwingTime	=	4,
		KnockdownMod	=	2,
		SplatBloodOnNoDeath	=	FALSE,
		Icon	=	Plank,
		RunAnim	=	Run_Weapon2,
        IdleAnim	=	Idle_Weapon2,
        BreakSound  =   PlankBreak,
        DoorHitSound = PlankHit,
		HitSound = PlankHit,
		HitFloorSound = PlankHit,
		SwingSound = PlankSwing,
        TreeDamage  =   0,
        TwoHandWeapon = TRUE,
        CriticalChance	=	30,
        CritDmgMultiplier = 2,
        MinDamage	=	0.4,
        MaxDamage	=	0.6,
        BaseSpeed = 0.9,
        AttachmentType = Shovel,
	}

See also