Enshrouded: How to Get More Metal Scrap Fast

Metal Scrap is a resource you want to stockpile in Enshrouded. Here's how to get them faster.

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Metal is a necessary resource. From crafting armor and weapons to building sturdy structures, you need large amounts of it. The first form, Metal Scrap, can be found throughout Embervale. But it’s not easy to find. Here, I’ll tell you how to get more Metal Scrap faster in Enshrouded.

How to Get Metal Scrap Quickly in Enshrouded

Rookmore map location near Blacksmith Ancient Vault.
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To get Metal Scrap in Enshrouded, you must kill Scavanegers and destroy items like pots and crates. The best way to farm Metal Scrap in Enshrouded is to target Scavengers, especially Scavenger Camps. All camps have Metal Scrap lying everywhere. Scavengers drop them as loot, too; the drop rate isn’t too bad. You can expect a few Metal Scraps on most enemies.

After clearing out Rookmore, a small village taken over by Scavengers southwest of the Blacksmith’s vault (through the Srhoud northwest of your starting location), I left with 34 Metal Scrap.

All Springlands Scavenger Camp Map Locations

  • Scavenger Camp with Mineshaft.
  • Scavenger Hill Camp.
  • Scavenger Camp.

They also appear at the village of Rookmore, in front of the Blacksmith’s Ancient Vault, and on the far side of Braelyn Bridge. These are close, along with the Scavenger Camp with Mineshaft location, to the first base you build outside of Longkeep.

If you go through the Scavenger Hill Camp, take care. The Scavenger Gorger Matron boss is difficult to beat. Up close, she deals 300+ damage in a couple of seconds.

Scavenger Camp locations in the Springland
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Break Pots and Crates

Taking on Scavengers comes with risk. They gang up on you and have powerful attack combos, some with AoE melee attacks. At higher levels, long-range shooters come equipped with exploding arrows. Many of my deaths have been at their hands. Those Elixir junkies can really pack a punch.

For a safer approach, take a lesson from Legend of Zelda’s Link. Smash all the jars, furniture, and shelves in every building and area you visit. Many of these give you Wood Scrap, but some drop Metal Scrap. A well-stocked house can yield a few Metal Scraps. Clearing through a small village is a fast and relatively danger-free way to stock up on the resource.

What is Metal Scrap Used for in Enshrouded?

Character looting metal scraps from broken jars.
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More than armor and weapons require Metal Scrap. Structures, decor, and advanced crafters all need it. While I’ve put dozens of hours into Enshrouded already, there’s still so much to unlock. This list is a work in progress as I continue to explore the game. I’ll add new entries as I find them.

  • Lockpick
  • Grappling Hook
  • Wooden Door
  • Forge
  • Nails
  • Scrappy Axe (good for chopping Shroud Wood)
  • Scrappy Pickaxe
  • Scrappy Rake
  • Scrappy Sword
  • Fur Chest
  • Fur Gloves
  • Fur Trousers
  • Scrap Dishes
  • Metal Sheets
  • Seedbed
  • Scrap Arrow
  • Kiln
  • Wooden Bathtub
  • Wooden Lavatory
  • Wooden Sink
  • Chandelier
  • Polished Scrap Brazier
  • Standing Torch
  • Brazier
  • Carved Wooden Door
  • Alchemist Apprentice Hat
  • Alchemist Apprentice Chest
  • Alchemist Apprentice Gloves

Once you start making Metal Sheets at the Forge, there are even more uses for Metal Scrap. As you start encountering more camps, though the enemies increase, so do the Metal Scrap drops. By the time I began exploring the Revelwood, I had 50 Metal Scraps and 44 Metal Sheets tucked into storage.

Those are the fastest ways to get Metal Scrap in Enshrouded and what to use them for. If you need help finding other crafting materials, locating Ancient Spires, or want to know what the best weapons are, check out our guides hub.

About the author

Ashley Erickson

Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.