Hardened Screwdriver

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Hardened Screwdriver
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A screwdriver that has gone through a process of hardening using depleted fuel. The strengthened material allows for more efficient repairs and heavier swings.
Type Tool, Talent Item
Attack Speed 0.77
Armor penetration 25%
Structure damage 2

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The Hardened Screwdriver is a basic tool. It is a variant of the Screwdriver.png Screwdriver and repairs 25% faster than the screwdriver.


The Hardened Screwdriver's primary function is to perform electrical repairs on certain installations, namely Nuclear Reactors, Junction Boxes, Navigation Terminals, Sonar Monitors, Status Monitors, Batteries and Supercapacitors.

It can also be used on Connection Panels of any installation or electrical component to rewire them.

Lastly, it can be swung at enemies for a weak melee attack. The Hardened variant is 30% slower than the regular Screwdriver, and almost 50% slower than the Dementonite Screwdriver.png Dementonite Screwdriver. However it has slightly higher Lacerations damage than the latter, as well as 25% armor penetration and a light Radiation Sickness effect.


Dementonite Screwdrivers are held with one hand. LeftLeft-clicking on an installation or electrical component with the tool equipped will open up its connection panel menu. Rewiring while below level 55 Electrical Engineering presents a risk of failure, which interrupts the rewiring and inflicts Affliction Burn.png Burn 5 and Affliction Stun.png Stun 5 sec. Pressing E on an installation in needs of repairs will start fixing it. Doing so while below level 55 Electrical Engineering will take longer.

Related Talents

Talent Tier Description
Talent strengthened alloys.png
Strengthened Alloys
Engineer Job Icon.pngEngineer
Weapons Engineer Tier 2
Unlock recipes: Hardened Wrench.png Hardened Wrench, Hardened Screwdriver.png Hardened Screwdriver, Hardened Crowbar.png Hardened Crowbar, Hardened Diving Knife.png Hardened Diving Knife.
Gain a bonus of 20 to Mechanical Engineering.

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