Top 5 Best Weapons in The Forest & How to Get Them


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There are many weapons available in The Forest, with them ranging of different types. Weapons might consist of Axes, Melee, Ranged, Projectiles and different types of Ammunition. As well as different weapons, there are also upgrades which can be applied to your weapons which can change the speed, damage, add fire damage and more.

Below, you can see our list of some of the Best Weapons currently available. For more The Forest guides for PC and PS4, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!

Crafted Club

The Crafted Club is a melee weapon in The Forest, and one of the best available. It has average stats, being a slow weapon like other clubs. This weapon will deal 7 damage per hit and a speed of 2. What’s impressive though is the block value of 9, giving it similar values to the Modern Axe, making it very efficient. Luckily, the Crafted Club is easy to craft too, requiring just a Stick and a Skull. 

Modern Axe

Next up is the Modern Axe, which is the best of all axes available in The Forest. The Modern Axe doesn’t just make a great weapon either, as it’s great for chopping down trees. Similar to the Crafted Club above, the Modern Axe deals 7 damage. Although it has a speed of 5, making it much better, also having a speed of 9. There’s only one location in the game where you can obtain the Modern Axe, and that’s inside the Hanging Cave.


Moving onto our final melee weapon, the Katana. Now, the Katana doesn’t deal a lot of damage, especially compared to other weapons in this list. It only deals 5 1/4 damage per hit, but where it lacks in damage, it makes up for in speed. The Katana has a speed of 7 1/4, allowing you to do some extremely fast swings. With the full length slash that you do when attacking, you can also strike multiple enemies at once. You can find the Katana in the Dead Cave, which isn’t a problem as you won’t have to face any mutants to get it.

Upgraded Spear

The Upgraded Spear acts as a tool, melee and ranged weapon, making it suitable for most situations. Due to it’s lack of area of effect damage, it’s great for fighting single targets either by using the melee attack or throwing the spear. The bad thing about this spear though is that it can’t block any attacks. Stat wise, the Upgraded Spear deals 6 damage per hit, so slightly less than other weapons in this list, but has a speed of 8. You can craft an Upgraded Spear by taking your Weak Spear and adding 2 Cloth and 3 Bones to it. 

Modern Bow

Finally, we have the Modern Bow, which is the best of all the bows available in The Forest. It fires arrows as ammunition, with there being different types of arrows available such as Bone Arrows, Fire Arrows, Poison Arrows and Normal Arrows. Compared to the Crafted Bow, the Modern Bow has longer range, higher damage, faster arrow speed and a higher accuracy. It’s always worth using a bow as you can keep some range between you and your enemies, and also helps with stealth attacks.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!