For specific information on a skill refer to the category links at the bottom

Skill Training Edit

Chemistry skill Edit

Early game:

Later game:

  • Boil more water!
  • Make more bone glue and soap, as well as sulfur,Saltpetre, gunpowder
  • if you gather mushrooms and a chemistry set make some medicine(try saving the chemistry set for a chemistry lab).

Cooking Skill Edit

Find, kill, and fry all of the rats you can find while also making sure you collect salt from Intact houses and Canteens to cook Tailed Rissoles.

Generally, just keep cooking everything you find. Killing animals (wolves, lynx's etc) in order to cook Meet Rissoles, Ukha (fish soup) and mushroom soup are the most beneficial.

Once your cooking skill reaches level 3 repeatedly kill animals to cook food (as above) and just rinse and repeat to obtain higher levels.

Forging Skill Edit

Scrapping Nails is one of the most efficient ways to increase this skill as they are fairly common. Nails can be made with a Forging Skill of 1 (level 1) and a Forge Chimney. They can be scrapped 50 at one time. (50 x 3 nails = 150 nails) so that you gain 50 XP; this is usually faster compared to crafting. 

Mechanical Skill Edit

Resources and sometimes Tool Kits for this are hard to find a lot of or to make, so break down anything you find; Cars, broken bicycles, and weapons (these need no pre-requisite level required). If you have a vehicle, always keep it repaired so you don't break down and also get XP for Mechanical skill

If you can make your self weapons then do that. Early on you can find an abundance of flint, wood. You can also synthesise a lot of bone glue (see Chemistry/sew skill training). You can make heaps of knives or axes but you may want the nails for forging skill.

Sewing Skill shit Edit

  • Rip clothes
  • Make/tear cloth masks

Survival Skill Edit

An Essential Skill And Can Be Increased By Time, Dusty books, Burying skeletons, Completing quests from survivor camps in the later game

The following skill have no real way to speed levels
other than just using them or by books.
This does not mean they are not useful to gain levels,
but there is no optimal way speed it up 
other than attacking rats in the Noobville 
because the damage is low or nothing
It will be the ammo and weapons that will be the problem.

An idea is to get the wolf that gives you an attack bonus 
to all kinds of weapons and then use weaker weapons
that still do the job, e.g. iron axe or even hands.

Melee weapons Skill Edit

Make an iron axe and fight with it.

Crossbows SkillEdit

A Heavy crossbow gives most experience in this category

Explosive Skill Edit

Explosive weapons are hard to come by but self made weapons are the best as they can be crafted (cocktail molotov).

Firearm Skill Edit

A good early skill to have but ammo and weapons can be hard to find. City fort bandits are a good source if you can take them on and live.


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.