Marble blocks

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Marble blocks

Marble blocks

Blocks of solid marble. Marble is a soft, beautiful stone, known for being easy to sculpt.

Base Stats

Stuff Categories
Market Value
0.9 Silver
Stack Limit
1.25 kg
Path Cost


Terrain Affordance

Stat Modifiers

Beauty Factor
Beauty Offset
Work To Make Factor
Work To Build Factor
Work To Build Offset
+140 ticks (2.33 secs)
Max Hit Points
Melee Blunt Damage
Melee Sharp Damage
Melee Cooldown
Door Opening Speed
Rest Effectiveness


Crafted At
Stonecutter's table
Work To Make
1,600 ticks (26.67 secs)
Resources to make
Rock chunk 1
Product Amount
Marble blocks 20
Stuff Adjective

Of all stone block materials, marble has the highest Beauty factor and stands alone as the sole stone to have a beauty bonus, and so is best suited to create art for your base. It is also a close second in terms of market value per unit of work, after sandstone, so is well suited to craft items for sale in bulk.

Least suitable for building defenses as it has the lowest health of all stone types.


Marble blocks are cut from marble chunks at a Stonecutter's table. It takes 1,600 ticks (26.67 secs) of work to cut a single chunk into 20 blocks.


Marble blocks can be used to craft and build the following things:

  • Product Ingredients Type [ExpandCollapse]
    Grand sculpture Grand sculpture Stuff 400 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Art
    Large sculpture Large sculpture Stuff 100 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Art
    Small sculpture Small sculpture Stuff 50 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Art
    Animal sleeping box Animal sleeping box Stuff 25 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Bed Bed Stuff 45 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Bookcase Bookcase Stuff 20 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Double bed Double bed Stuff 85 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Dresser Dresser Stuff 50 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    End table End table Stuff 30 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Plant pot Plant pot Stuff 20 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Royal bed Royal bed Stuff 100 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) + Gold 50 Building - Furniture
    Shelf Shelf Stuff 20 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Small bookcase Small bookcase Stuff 10 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Small shelf Small shelf Stuff 10 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Stool Stool Stuff 25 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Table (1x2) Table (1x2) Stuff 28 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Table (2x2) Table (2x2) Stuff 50 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Table (2x4) Table (2x4) Stuff 95 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Table (3x3) Table (3x3) Stuff 100 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Grand stele Grand stele Stuff 250 (Stony) Building - Misc
    Large stele Large stele Stuff 125 (Stony) Building - Misc
    Pen marker Pen marker Stuff 30 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Misc
    Sarcophagus Sarcophagus Stuff 60 (Woody/Metallic/Stony) Building - Misc
    Electric crematorium Electric crematorium Stuff 150 (Stony) + Steel 20 + Component 2 Building - Production
    Simple research bench Simple research bench Stuff 75 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) + Steel 25 Building - Production
    Billiards table Billiards table Stuff 80 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) + Cloth 80 + Wood 30 Building - Recreation
    Chess table Chess table Stuff 70 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Recreation
    Game-of-Ur board Game-of-Ur board Stuff 35 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Recreation
    Hoopstone ring Hoopstone ring Stuff 20 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Recreation
    Horseshoes pin Horseshoes pin Stuff 10 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Recreation
    Poker table Poker table Stuff 50 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) + Cloth 50 + Wood 25 Building - Recreation
    Barricade Barricade Stuff 5 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Security
    Spike trap Spike trap Stuff 45 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Security
    Autodoor Autodoor Stuff 25 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) + Steel 40 + Component 2 Building - Structure
    Column Column Stuff 20 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Structure
    Door Door Stuff 25 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Structure
    Fence Fence Stuff 1 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Structure
    Fence gate Fence gate Stuff 25 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Structure
    Ornate door Ornate door Stuff 75 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) + Gold 50 Building - Structure
    Wall Wall Stuff 5 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Structure
    Club Club Stuff 40 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Equipment - Weapons
    Flagstone Flagstone Stuff 4 (Stony) Floor
    Stone tile Stone tile Stuff 4 (Stony) Floor
    Baby decoration Baby decoration Content added by the Biotech DLC Stuff 60 (Woody/Stony/Metallic) Building - Furniture
    Blackboard Blackboard Content added by the Biotech DLC Stuff 15 (Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Crib Crib Content added by the Biotech DLC Stuff 25 (Woody/Stony/Metallic) Building - Furniture
    School desk School desk Content added by the Biotech DLC Stuff 30 (Woody/Stony/Metallic) Building - Furniture
    Toy box Toy box Content added by the Biotech DLC Stuff 80 (Woody/Stony/Metallic) Building - Furniture
    Terror sculpture Terror sculpture Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 100 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Art
    Morbid slab (broad) Morbid slab (broad) Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 150 (Stony) Building - Floor
    Morbid slab (medium) Morbid slab (medium) Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 100 (Stony) Building - Floor
    Bonsai pot Bonsai pot Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 24 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Darklight brazier Darklight brazier Content added by the Royalty DLCContent added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 50 (Metallic/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Slab bed Slab bed Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 30 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Slab double bed Slab double bed Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 85 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Grand altar Grand altar Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 300 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Ideology (Buildings)
    Large altar Large altar Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 200 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Ideology (Buildings)
    Lectern Lectern Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 50 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Ideology (Buildings)
    Medium altar Medium altar Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 100 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Ideology (Buildings)
    Pew Pew Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 100 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Ideology (Buildings)
    Reliquary Reliquary Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 300 (Metallic/Stony) + Gold 75 Building - Ideology (Buildings)
    Small altar Small altar Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 50 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Ideology (Buildings)
    Morbid stone tile Morbid stone tile Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 20 (Stony) Floor
    Spikecore stone tile Spikecore stone tile Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 20 (Stony) Floor
    Totemic stone tile Totemic stone tile Content added by the Ideology DLC Stuff 20 (Stony) Floor
    Brazier Brazier Content added by the Royalty DLC Stuff 50 (Metallic/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Grand meditation throne Grand meditation throne Content added by the Royalty DLC Stuff 300 (Metallic/Stony) + Gold 75 Building - Furniture
    Meditation throne Meditation throne Content added by the Royalty DLC Stuff 125 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Furniture
    Large nature shrine Large nature shrine Content added by the Royalty DLC Stuff 300 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Misc
    Small nature shrine Small nature shrine Content added by the Royalty DLC Stuff 150 (Metallic/Woody/Stony) Building - Misc
    Fine stone tile Fine stone tile Content added by the Royalty DLC Stuff 20 (Stony) Floor
  • Analysis[edit]

    Production strategy

    This section is transcluded from Stonecutting maximization.

    Stonecutting speed is controlled by the cutting pawn's General Labor Speed stat which is determined by a pawn's stats and capacities rather than any skill. Thus, maximization is based on improving that stat and removing process inefficiencies rather than grinding for experience.

    General Labor Speed[edit]

    General labor speed is affected by manipulation, sight and global work speed.

    • Sight decreases general labor speed if below 100%, but offers no benefit above 100%.
    • Manipulation can be improved with bionic or archotech arms, or with drugs that improve Manipulation or Consciousness such as Go-juice or Wake-up.
    • Global work speed can be improved by certain traits, such as Industrious or Neurotic, a Leader's Work DriveContent added by the Ideology DLC, and the drug Wake-up, which stacks with the drug's manipulation improvement.
    • General Labor Speed can also be directly increased by +50% Production specialistsContent added by the Ideology DLC, and those affected by their Production Command.
      • The ability stacks with the role, but a specialist cannot self-buff.

    Like other workbenches, using a stonecutter while outdoors, having no light, or under extreme temperature will negatively affect production speed. Care should be taken to avoid these conditions. Pawns with damaged vision / manipulation, or with traits such as Lazy should avoid stonecutting unless they are otherwise unoccupied.

    While being a production specialist will lock out a pawn out of many other work types and the quality increase is useless for stonecutting, a stonecutter may want to become a specialist regardless. You can have as many specialists of a type as you wish, and the role can always be removed if the pawn is required for another role or once a sufficient stockpile of blocks has been made. Note that there is a −15 <Role> lost if you decide to switch or remove the specialist role later. If a temporary role switch is still untenable, consider placing the stonecutter table in range of your regular production specialist's workstations to benefit from their aura.

    Process efficiency[edit]

    Positioning the cutting table next to the chunk stockpile is ideal.

    Placing an armchair or other chair will not improve production rates, but will ensure that the pawn remains comfortable and happy while cutting, however it will slow pawns as they path over it.

    It's worth mentioning, with the Ideology DLC installed, slavesContent added by the Ideology DLC are ideal as stone cutters as the task doesn't raise any of the pawns skills. The -15% work speed from slaves is offset by a lack of need for recreation. Adding a circadian half-cyclerContent added by the Royalty DLC further increases efficiency by removing the need for sleep at the cost of -15% consciousness.

    Version history[edit]

    • 0.7.581 - Added, previously there was only generic "stone".
    • Beta 19/1.0 - Slowed constructing buildings with all stone types by 20%