RimWorld – What Are the Best Stone Types?

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In RimWorld, you are faced with many architectural choices every time you try to build something. The game will always want you to choose from dozens of materials.

When it comes to stone, there are 6 types that you can use for your walls, floors, and furniture to protect yourself from fires and impress your pawns with their beauty.

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Unfortunately, they are all very different from each other, and one can be better than another, depending on the circumstances.

In this guide, we will tell you which stone type is the best in RimWorld and in which situations to use them.

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Each Stone Type in RimWorld Explained

There are 6 types of stone in RimWorld:

  • Granite
  • Limestone
  • Marble
  • Sandstone
  • Slate
  • Jade

Each one of them offers different bonuses. Some are of higher health, one of them even has a beauty factor, and all of them are immune to fire.

Sometimes, it won’t even matter which stone type is the best for a situation. What matters is if it is present on your map.

When selecting where to land in RimWorld, you will also be limited to a maximum of three stone types that you can mine. Of course, you can still find the other stone types on other maps, but it won’t be an efficient source.

There are simple ways to describe most stone types in RimWorld:

  • Granite, limestone, and sandstone are resistant to damage.
  • Marble and jade are beautiful.
  • Slate is bland.

Even though just knowing these simple descriptions for each stone type is enough to know how and when to use them, we will still tell you exactly that below. So, let’s first see which stone types are the best for defense.

Best Stone Types for Defense in RimWorld

There are three obvious choices for the best stone types for defensive walls in RimWorld:

  1. Granite
  2. Limestone
  3. Sandstone

Their order is based on their HP. The more HP stone walls have, the more they will resist bullets, melee attacks, and other types of problems.

Granite walls have 510 HP, limestone has 465, and sandstone walls get 420 HP. The other three stone types get under 400, which makes them really weak compared to these chosen ones.

Even though granite is the best wall type for defense, you shouldn’t ignore the other two. Sandstone, for example, is the fastest to build. This means that in many situations, sandstone walls can save your life.

Usually, you will always have at least one of these stone types on your starting map. Choose the best one present on your map for your outer walls and defensive structures.

Best Stone Type for Beauty and Mood in RimWorld

Now that you know what to build around your base, what about inwardly? Pawns appreciate beautiful structures, and they will love nice walls in their rooms.

Either for the dining room, temple, or bedrooms, there is a stone type that players should always use if those walls won’t ever see combat: Marble.

Marble walls have 360 HP, but they also get 1 Beauty. None of the other stone types get a beauty rating for walls.

This is why you should always try to choose a map that has marble, as you can build beautiful walls for all the main rooms that your colonists frequent.

Doing this will raise the overall mood of everyone and will help you avoid long-term problems such as critical mental breaks.

Best Stone Type for Floors in RimWorld

Floors need to be built out of stone if you don’t want your whole base burning out. Luckily, there are many floor types you can build in RimWorld, and the stone you use won’t matter. The result will be the same.

This is why the best stone type to use for floors in a RimWorld base is slate. Slate is the least interesting stone type out of the bunch. This is why it’s best to use it for something that any stone type could do.

Since slate is also the lightest stone out of all of them, you can easily carry a lot of slate blocks with you from different maps.

Best Stone Type for Furniture and Art in RimWorld

If you thought that jade was useless compared to the other stone types in RimWorld, then you would be wrong.

Jade is a very expensive stone type that works really well if used for furniture and art. Other stone types get disadvantages when used to build beds, for example.

The rest rate would be decreased compared to a wooden bed. However, jade has the same rest stats for beds as wood.

It is also very beautiful and expensive, allowing you to make either very impressive art or furniture for your bedrooms.

Luckily, it is a lot cheaper than gold, and it is also available on most maps that have mountains on them. Being cheaper than gold allows you to build beautiful rooms without causing demonically overpowered raids.

That’s everything you need to know about the best stone types in RimWorld!

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Adrian Oprea

Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides!

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