Master Craftsman achievement in The Escapists

Master Craftsman

Craft all the items available in the game.

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How to unlock the Master Craftsman achievement

  • JayD101JayD1011,288,951
    17 Feb 2015 17 Feb 2015 31 Dec 2015
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    Master Craftsman Complete List!

    ***I recommend you use this list and make items as you play through the game. As soon as you see something you need to make things, just make it and toss it away if you don't need it! I also recommend you snap the achievements and verify the tracker counts any item you make!***

    Important note: I wasted a huge amount of time trying to make something from the "Dice" and "Speaker" items as they both say they are components. Unfortunately this is incorrect and as far as this achievement is concerned they don't make anything!!!

    Another important note: It seems a few people have been stuck at 98% and have had to re-craft things they have done before to get the achievement to pop. To save you some trouble I would suggest to snap your achievements and verify that the "Master Craftsman" achievement progress bar moves up whenever you are creating something for the first time. If it does not go up, make it again and if it still doesn't make a note of the item and come back to it later probably on another level. So far I haven't encountered anyone who has not been able to get this achievement so it's not a huge issue, just something to make a note of.

    Handy Tip: "Fooga" has said in the comments that you can reload your save after making an item and then make another item. For example if you have one putty and 5 keys you can make one key mould then reload to get the putty back and then make a different coloured key mould. This won't give you all the key moulds of course it is just to save time towards your achievement. I would suggest doing this as one of your last achievements as you will need to make most things anyway throughout the game. If you want to get the achievement out of the way or find yourself missing a few items that use similar components this tip may help you. "Fooga" has said that he did this successfully and got the achievement without any issues. Thanks Fooga! :)


    Tool Handle = File + Timber
    Flimsy Pickaxe = Tool Handle + Crowbar + Duct Tape
    Lightweight Pickaxe = Flimsy Pickaxe + Timber + Duct Tape
    Sturdy Pickaxe = Lightweight Pickaxe + Timber + Duct Tape
    Flimsy Shovel = Tool Handle + Metal + Duct Tape
    Lightweight Shovel = Flimsy Shovel + Metal + Duct Tape
    Sturdy Shovel = Lightweight Shovel + Metal + Duct Tape
    Flimsy Cutters = File + File + Duct Tape
    Lightweight Cutters = Flimsy Cutters + File + Duct Tape
    Sturdy Cutters = Lightweight Cutters + File + Duct Tape


    Toothbrush Shiv = Press cn_X against a wall with item selected. (Doesn't count for the achievement but very useful to give people to improve their opinion of you).
    Comb Shiv = Press cn_X against a wall with item selected. (Doesn't count for the achievement but very useful to give people to improve their opinion of you).
    Comb Blade = Comb + Razor Blade
    Sock Mace = Sock + Soap
    Super Sock Mace = Sock + Battery
    Knuckle Duster = Razor Blade + Duct Tape
    Nunchucks = Timber + Wire + Timber
    Whip = Timber + Wire + Razor Blade
    Cup of Molten Chocolate = Cup + Lighter + Chocolate


    Overalls = Inmate outfit + Bleach (This won't work if your inmate outfit is upgraded so make sure you have a fresh inmate outfit).
    Guard outfit = Ink + Overalls (This was my last one! Stupid Dice and Speaker had me trying stuff for hours before I thought of trying this!)
    Cushioned Inmate Outfit = Inmate outfit + Pillow + Duct Tape
    Padded Inmate Outfit = Inmate outfit + Book + Duct Tape
    Plated Inmate Outfit = Inmate outfit + Metal + Duct Tape

    Concealment Devices

    Fake Wall Block = Paper Mache + Paper Mache + Ink
    Fake Vent Cover = Paper Mache + Paper Mache
    Fake Fence = Wire + Wire + Wire
    Poster = Magazine + Duct Tape (Use this, not the wall block)
    Bed Dummy = Sheet + Pillow + Pillow
    Contraband Pouch = Foil + Duct Tape


    ID Papers = Feather + Ink + Unsigned ID Papers (Only available in the jungle. Head North to the Barracks to get this before going south once you escape).
    Grapple Head = Crowbar + Crowbar + Duct Tape
    Grappling Hook = Grapple Head + Rope
    Sheet Rope = Sheet + Sheet (You can tie the guards up with Sheet Rope, Duct Tape and Rope)
    Candle = Battery + Wire
    Paper Mache = Toilet Paper + Glue
    Molten Plastic = Comb/Toothbrush/Plastic Knife,Spoon or Fork + Lighter
    Putty = Toothpaste + Talcum Powder
    Key Mould = Putty + Key (You can make one for each individual colour - The achievement picture for "The Escapist!" shows 6 keys, however there are only 5. Red, Yellow, Cyan, Purple and Green. Each colour is required for the achievement)
    Plastic Key = Molten Plastic + Key Mould (You need to make every colour to get the achievement)
    Timber Brace = Timber + Timber
    Unvarnished Chair = Timber + Timber + Timber
    Sail = Timber + Bed-Sheet (Despite being possible to get these components on the first level you can only make this on the 6th level, HMP Irongate.
    Raft Base = Balsa Wood + Balsa Wood + Rope (Balsa Wood is only available on the 6th level, HMP Irongate)
    Makeshitft Raft = Raft Base + Sail + Rope (Only on HMP Irongate)
    Stinger Strip = Nails + Duct Tape (Nails only available in the San Pancho level).
    Hat, Vest, Shorts, Underpants and Sock = Needle & Thread + Fabric. *These can only be made while working in the "Outfit Making Position". Combining the components provided will make a random piece of clothing so make sure you make all 5!

    NOTE: Balsa wood can be bought from other inmates on HMP Irongate. It looks like a pale version of timber. Every few in game hours the inmates who are selling will change so keep checking their stuff. Tip: Press Y on any inmate to cycle through their inventory, stats and items for sale (if applicable). If anyone has found balsa wood anywhere else please let me know and I will add it to the guide.

    There are 57 items to craft in total. If you don't count 57 remember the Comb and Toothbrush Shiv aren't part of the achievement and the keys and Moulds have 5 each. I'm also including the full list of stuff from the PC version that is not in the Xbox One version so you know for sure you don't need these if you hear it anywhere else.

    Craft Items NOT in the Xbox One Version:
    Powered Screwdriver
    Cutting floss
    Glass Shank
    Wooden Bat
    Spiked Bat
    Infirmary Overalls (Just called Overalls on Xbox One)
    Cushioned/Padded/Plated POW Outfit
    Durable Contraband Pouch
    Die (You can find it but you cannot make it)
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    JayD101Awesome thanks Fooga!
    Posted by JayD101 on 31 Dec 15 at 14:03
    kriegiri was going crazy. it was sheet rope lol. thanks alot man
    Posted by kriegir on 25 Feb 16 at 18:02
    JayD101Glad you got it! I know the feeling when I was doing this a cpl days after the game came out I was going nuts because the dice and speaker said they were components (hopefully patched now) and I tried every possible combination with those 2 things. All I was actually missing was the dyed guard uniform!
    Posted by JayD101 on 26 Feb 16 at 10:21
    Rainleaf+1 got it with this guide thanks
    Posted by Rainleaf on 29 Feb 16 at 11:18
    ScreensterFantastic guide, upvoted!
    Posted by Screenster on 26 Jul 16 at 18:07
    fvagelisHolly Hell ! I Crafted every single item at least 3 Times, then I came here to get the list yet again but as I was copying the list, the game was loading on my xbox and I it popped before the title screen. So bizarre.
    Posted by fvagelis on 23 Oct 16 at 22:44
    JayD101Unfortunately for all achievements on xbox one if for any reason achievements can't sync with xbox live, whether their end or yours, achievements won't always pop. If you are sure you have done the requirements sometimes it's good to just move on to your next game. The achievement will pop when it's ready no matter what you are doing, Usually you know when this is happening because it will happen to a bunch of your achievements. Longest I've had to wait for an achievement to pop was over 2 weeks! But that is quite rare. Sometimes you can force the achievement to pop by repeating the requirements or doing a hard reset or quitting the game and starting again. It's quite common so if you are pretty sure you have done what is required just move on and check back every so often!

    fvagelis so glad you go it! What happened to you sounds exactly like the issue I mentioned above. You had done everything right and when the game started and synced it popped!

    If anyone doesn't know much about this issue here is a great thread that explains it all and a link to best ways to fix it.

    'Done! Unlocking...' what does it mean?

    Usually though you just need to wait a little while. It's the price of having all the achievements on the cloud. The benefit of this is that achievements can more easily be altered if there are problems with them. For example when Killer Instinct first came out each character required 2000 matches played, this was quickly changed to 200 as it was completely ridiculous!
    Posted by JayD101 on 24 Oct 16 at 02:44
    JayD101Also it doesn't necessarily have to say "Done! Unlocking" for you to have this issue. Sometimes it just won't pop! Just double check you are sure you have done the requirements, then search to check if there is a common bug that could be the reason for it not unlocking and if all good then you can follow the directions in the above link or just move on to something else and it will pop soon!
    Posted by JayD101 on 24 Oct 16 at 02:52
    SeitzzGreat guide
    Posted by Seitzz on 25 Nov 18 at 02:52
    MatanjahPLThis moment when you miss one thing and it is... pants... But guide is great.
    Posted by MatanjahPL on 27 Oct 19 at 06:19
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