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Crafting materials are supplies used for crafting that can be found throughout the environment in The Last of Us, Factions MP, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and The Last of Us Part II.

List of crafting materials

Alcohol emblem.png Alcohol

Alcohol includes bottles of 99% isopropyl alcohol or bottles of liquor such as whiskey. When combined with a rag, alcohol is used to craft a health kit or a Molotov cocktail.

Binding emblem.png Binding

Binding includes materials that are used to fasten two or more items together, such as duct tape or sports wrap. Binding combined with a blade will craft a shiv or will allow the player to upgrade a melee weapon including 2x4s, baseball bats, and pipes. In Factions MP, binding combined with alcohol and a rag will craft a Molotov cocktail.

Scissors emblem.png Blade

Blades include small sharp objects such as half a pair of manual shears or a jar of what look like nails or tacks. A blade combined with binding will craft a shiv or will allow you to upgrade a melee weapon. In Factions MP, a blade combined with sugar and an explosive will craft a smoke bomb.


Introduced in The Last of Us Part II, canisters combined with an explosive can craft a trap mine or a stun bomb.

Explosive emblem.png Explosive

Explosives come in the form of a small pouch containing an explosive powder or as bags of fertilizer. Combining an explosive and sugar will craft a smoke bomb will an explosive and a blade will craft nail bombs.

Rag emblem.png Rag

Rags include cloth-like materials. When combined with alcohol, rags are used to craft a health kit or a Molotov cocktail.

Sugar emblem.png Sugar

Sugar includes small packets or shakers of sugar, and can be combined with an explosive to craft a smoke bomb. In Factions MP, sugar combined with an explosive and a blade will craft a nail bomb.



  • It was revealed in an E3 interview with Jacob Minkoff of Naughty Dog that alcohol can be used to heal Joel's wounds, adding a layer of strategy to the game.[1]
  • Batteries were originally planned to be included in The Last of Us, as seen from the first gameplay demo from E3 2012, but were removed from the final version. They were to be used to recharge Joel's flashlight.[2]