Ranch – Rust Monument Guide

In this guide, we will be exploring the Ranch monument. This guide contains the general strategy and meta for the monument, a map with shop locations and prices, and callouts so you can more easily navigate the monument.

For info on how to read the map and some more general information about the guide, please refer to the Map Key in the Main Guide.

The Ranch (or Stables) is a smaller version of the Barn monument. While here, you can buy horses and various tack for them. Like the Barn monument, it can be an excellent place to meet up and set up your team, as it is a safe zone. It can also be a nice place to slow healing with the fireplace. At the end of the day, this is a slow and small monument, which can be a good resting place for anyone who needs it.

This monument has a lot in common with other safe zones in that it is protected by NPCs who will shoot troublemakers on sight. Because of that, and in order to take advantage of the shops and resources available in the settlement, you should stow away your weapons when entering (you will be given a 5-second warning to do so after entering). You are allowed to keep rocks, torches, and paddles out, but if you attack anyone while inside of the settlement, it will become hostile to you for five minutes. There is nothing to gain by doing this.

Like other safe zones, the best way to utilize the Ranch is as a place to buy and sell goods, rendezvous with a group, or simply rest somewhere where you won’t be disturbed or attacked. Naturally, it works well as a staging ground for an assault or raid.

ranch monument guide
Ranch Monument Guide
  1. The Campfire
  2. Stables/Horse Area
  3. Shop

Take a trip over to Ranch and get yourself a horse in your next wipe! Afterward, make sure to check out our other Monument Guides for information on the other monuments.

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