Welding Tool

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Welding Tool
Welding Tool.png

One of the most crucial tools on board the submarine. Also works underwater.

Type Tool
Item Cost 100 Credits
Fuel N/A
Fuel Cost N/A
Fuel Capacity
Skill Requirements
Construction 20%
Insufficient Skill Handicap 75% slower repair speed.
Constructible? Yes
Deconstructible? Yes
Materials Steel Bar.png Steel Bar,

Polycarbonate Bar.png Polycarbonate Bar

The Welding Tool is a tool that can be operated in Barotrauma. It is essential, as it allows crew members to repair the submarine.

Function[edit | edit source]

Welding tools are able to repair structures such as walls and windows. They can also be used to seal doors. The only way to un-seal a door again is by using a Plasma Cutter on it.

Structures being affected by the welding tool are highlighted by a rectangle. The color of said rectangle determines the condition of the structure: a greener color indicating that the structure is in a stable condition and a redder color to reflect a poor condition. When the structure is about to break the rectangle will begin dissipating.

Welding tools can be used in junction with Wrenches to perform mechanical repairs on installations which require them.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The welding tool requires both hands to equip. Holding down the right-click (mouse2) button will aim it in whichever direction your cursor is positioned. Holding down the left-click (mouse1) button will activate the tool, affecting any structures within its range.

If a player attempts to use a welding tool without the appropriate skill level, it will only operate at 1/4th the efficiency.

Welding Fuel Tank[edit | edit source]

Welding Fuel Tank
Welding Fuel Tank.png
Type General Item
Item Cost 50 Credits
Constructible? Yes
Deconstructible? Yes
Materials Steel Bar.png Steel Bar

The welding tool uses a Welding Fuel Tank as fuel. It is a separate, expendable item.

When inside an inventory, the welding fuel tank can be dragged on to a welding tool to attach it. While the welding tool is in use, the tank will slowly deteriorate. Viewing the tank inside the inventory will display a meter indicating how much fuel is left.

Unlike the Oxygen Tank, welding fuel tanks can not be refilled.

When a welding fuel tank comes into contact with fire, it explodes.

Damage Values[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Damage
Structure Damage
Stun Damage
Kinematic Force
Explosion Radius
Damage Type
Welding Tool 0.5
Welding Fuel Tank, exploding 200
Item Welding Tool
Welding Fuel Tank, exploding
Attack Damage 0.5
Structure Damage -5
Stun Damage 0
Kinematic Force 0
Explosion Radius 0
Damage Type N/A
Cooldown {{{cooldown}}}|}}

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to attach an oxygen tank to the welding tool, though the tool will no longer function.
    • Likewise, a welding fuel tank can be attached to a Diving Mask or Diving Suit. Attaching it to the mask causes the player to die from asphyxiation as well as in case of suits.

Gallery[edit | edit source]