In our DayZ Raid Guide, we’ll help you find the fastest way to wipe out your enemies’ bases. We’ll explain all the different ways to raid and what to look out for.
Here’s the deal: The raid in DayZ is probably the ultimate way to quickly grab a large amount of equipment. Especially when several enemy groups have already formed on the server. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind in order to be successful in a raid. Also, depending on how you want to raid, you will need a lot of resources. The size of your team can also affect the most effective way to raid. We will walk you through all the options and tell you when each is best. What to expect:
- Raiding with close combat weapons
- Raiding with firearms
- Raiding with explosives
- The best method for raiding
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Raid a base in DayZ with Explosives
It is a good idea to use explosives, especially for a base that is not made entirely of wood. Explosives not only cause direct damage to the wall, but also to the frame and surrounding area. For example, you can demolish a metal wall with just two plastic explosives. Grenades, claymores and mines can also be used for this, but you will need a lot more explosives.
Besides the high cost, since these resources are hard to find, the volume is also a big problem. However, since it is only one or a few short explosions, it is a bit quieter than raiding with ammunition. Especially if you are traveling alone and you are sure that there is good equipment hidden in the base you have chosen as your target, explosives are a good choice for you. Below is a list of how much explosives you need to destroy a wall.
This is the amount of Explosives you need per wall in DayZ
- 1x Plastic explosives
- 3x Claymore
- 6x Grenades, landmines
- 1x Plastic explosives
- 3x Claymore
- 6x Grenades, landmines
You should always place enough explosives in front of the wall to be destroyed to destroy the panel and frame. It doesn’t matter if the wall is made of wood or metal. In addition, you can place explosives to destroy two walls at once by placing them exactly where the two walls meet.
Using Ammunition to Raid a base in DayZ
The biggest advantage to raiding with ammo is that the time it takes to take down a wall is drastically reduced when you’re in a larger group. Everyone in your party can fire at the wall at the same time, so you’ll be inside the enemy base in no time. Of course, you should keep in mind that the volume of the shots will surely attract all players in the area.
In addition to the type of ammunition, you should also consider the rate of fire and magazine capacity of your weapon. For example, even though .357 ammo is good for raiding, there is no really effective weapon to use it with. The most you can use is the Desert Eagle, but it has a small magazine capacity. If you have enough players, you can still use the Deagle, but there are much faster options.
List of all ammunition types sorted by bullets per wall
- .22 – 1558 Bullets per wall
- .380 – 1336 Bullets per wall
- 9 mm – 1079 Bullets per wall
- 45 ACP – 834 Bullets per wall
- 12 g Buckshot – 834 Bullets per wall
- 5.45×39 – 500 Bullets per wall
- 7.62×39 – 500 Bullets per wall
- 5.56 – 500 Bullets per wall
- 9×39 – 388 Bullets per wall
- .357 – 267 Bullets per wall
- .308 – 258 Bullets per wall
- 7.62×54 – 258 Bullets per wall
- 12 g Slug – 258 Bullets per wall
Taking into account the most important points, it is easy to see which weapons are currently the best for raiding. Here are the five fastest weapons currently available.
AKM with 75 drum magazines
The size of the magazine alone puts the 7.62×39 AKM on this list. If you have seven filled 75 caliber drum magazines in addition to the AKM, you can destroy a wall in 34.3 seconds. Both the weapon and the magazines are relatively easy to find, and of course you can also use normal magazines here, especially if you’re playing with several friends.
M4 with 60-round magazines
Similar to the AKM, the M4 is an absolutely solid choice because of the extra large magazine. The 5.56 rounds do just as much damage as the 7.62×39. However, the M4 has a much higher rate of fire. Unfortunately, it malfunctions from time to time, which we can’t include in the time here. Without a malfunction, a wall is destroyed in 27.4 seconds.
Vaiga with drum magazine
Again, you’ll benefit from a relatively large magazine, while being able to use the most powerful ammo for wall-breaking. With the 20-round drum magazines and 12-gauge rounds, you can shoot through a wall relatively quickly. Unfortunately, the low rate of fire of the Vaiga slows down the damage of the slugs a bit, so it takes a total of 40 seconds to destroy a wall.
LAR with standard magazine
Also equipped with the most powerful ammo, the LAR is a good choice to get you into the enemy base. However, since the ammo and weapon are a bit rarer and you need your own magazines, it’s probably not the best choice. However, if you’re traveling with a group of players, it can’t hurt to have one or two LARs with you, as they can do a lot of damage to walls quickly. It takes 33.6 seconds to destroy a wall when using the LAR.
AK 74 with 45 magazine
The 5.45×39 ammunition of the AK 74 has the same damage values as the 5.56 or 7.62×39 ammunition of the AKM or the M4. This also makes it a good option if you are planning to raid a base. The 45-round magazines also allow you to reload less frequently, and the weapon and ammo are relatively easy to find. The AK 74 takes 41.8 seconds.
Raid a base in DayZ with melee weapons
You can also use melee weapons to gain access to a base. However, keep in mind that you will need some melee weapons or grindstones. Also, the damage of the different weapons varies greatly. A simple stone knife will take much longer than an axe or pickaxe. The biggest advantage of this method is the noise level, as the attack with melee weapons is barely audible.
However, you should make sure that the owner of the base you are targeting is away or logged out for as long as possible. Nothing is worse than being discovered by the owner while you are comfortably attacking their base with a pickaxe. So make sure you don’t get disturbed while you’re raiding. Here’s a list of all the melee weapons and hits you’ll need to knock down a wall.
List of all melee weapons, sorted by hits per wall
- Fäuste – 4008 Hits per wall
- Steinmesser – 2805 Hits per wall
- Hammer – 2075 Hits per wall
- Brechstange – 1650 Hits per wall
- Baseballschläger -1650 Hits per wall
- Messer -1650 Hits per wall
- Machete – 1102 Hits per wall
- Vorschlaghammer – 1102 Hits per wall
- Handbeil – 1102 Hits per wall
- Axt – 825 Hits per wall
- Feuerwehraxt – 825 Hits per wall
- Spitzhacke – 825 Hits per wall
It only takes about 45 minutes to knock down a wall with your fists. This time is greatly reduced if you have access to various melee weapons. So if you are near a small town or an industrial area, this option is a good choice, as you will need more time to find suitable weapons + ammunition or explosives.
Picking locks to raid a base in DayZ
In DayZ there are two different ways to lock your base. The blue lock has only three digits, while the red lock has four digits. If you want to pick a lock, you have to pay attention to which lock the selected base has. Especially the blue locks with three digits can be picked relatively quickly. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to try all the combinations.
If you want to pick a red four-digit lock, you’ll need an hour or two. At least if you want to go through all the combinations like with the blue lock. However, there are several ways to find the combination you are looking for much faster, if you are lucky. We’ll tell you the two best ways to successfully pick a lock.
Often, players will choose a combination that is in the upper half of the possible combinations. This means that with a red lock you start at 5000 and with a blue lock you start at 500 and work your way up. If you are unlucky, you can either start at 0 and slowly work your way up to half the possible combinations, or start at 4999 and work backwards to 0000.
For this option, you should have a pen and paper to write down the combinations you’ve already tried, as you don’t want to try every combination. Often the numbers you choose are not immediately obvious, but they should be as easy to remember as possible. That’s why some players choose number sequences like their year of birth, so start with 1950 and try all the years up to 2010. After that, try combinations like 1234, 0405, and so on. If none of this works, you have no choice but to try all the remaining combinations digit by digit.
How to raid a base in DayZ without much work
The last method we want to highlight in this article is a slightly different way of raiding. This is where you take advantage of the mistakes that may have been made in the construction of the base. This means taking a close look at the base and its surroundings and trying to find ways in that are not secured. For example, by climbing over buildings or other objects in the immediate vicinity of the base.
You can also use vehicles or other players to get over a wall. There are other weaknesses that a base can have. For example, in rare cases, there may be small gaps in the floor that you can crawl through, or a window that is not closed by a wall. As you can see, this method is highly dependent on the construction of the base and requires a certain amount of luck, but it works far more often than you might think.
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The fastest way to raid a base in DayZ!
Basically, there is a simple and quick answer to this: explosions. Anything that explodes in any form will help you gain access to the enemy base as quickly as possible. However, explosives aren’t easy to come by and are probably the most expensive way to rob your enemies. Especially if you are not sure how good your opponents’ equipment is, a raid with explosives can quickly backfire.
Another option is to raid with ammunition. Depending on the type of ammunition, you will need a large amount, but if you play on a server for a long time, you will often have some ammunition lying around. Also, this method is especially fast if you are not alone. Each player in your party greatly increases the speed at which you can destroy a wall.
For the last way, where you tear down the walls of the enemy base, you need melee weapons, of course it matters which melee weapon you use, and even with the best weapon you need more than one. A big advantage is the fact that you make almost no noise, which puts you in a much more relaxed situation compared to the previous options.
But there is also the classic lockpicking and the chance to enter a base without destroying it. In the following sections, we’ll go over all the options in detail, explaining which ammo is most useful, how much explosives you need, and which melee weapon is best.
What is your favorite way to raid a base in DayZ? Do you have any other tips for raiding in DayZ or did we miss something important? Tell us in the comments!