Slab bed

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Slab bed

Slab bed

A slab of hard material made to sleep on. Slab beds are uncomfortable, but some see their use as a demonstration of moral good.

Base Stats

30 kg
Path Cost


1 ˣ 2
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
Terrain Affordance
End table, Dresser, Sleep accelerator
Surgery Success Chance Factor
Immunity Gain Speed Factor
Rest Effectiveness


Required Research
Complex furniture
Work To Make
400 ticks (6.67 secs)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Stuff 30
Deconstruct yield
Stuff 15
Destroy yield
Stuff 7 - 8

Slab beds are a type of furniture added by the Ideology DLC. They are a variant of the regular bed that provides no comfort to their users but does provide a mood boost to those with the correct precept.


Constructing a slab bed requires Complex Furniture to be researched, Stuff 30 Stuff (Wood/Metals/Stone), and 400 ticks (6.67 secs) of work.


Slab beds function as do other beds, but provide no comfort to their users. Instead, they provide a +2 "slept on slab bed" mood buff to pawns with an ideoligion with the Slab bed preferred precept. As of 1.3.3117, the end table and dresser are as related options to build when the slab bed is selected, and the dresser is shown as linking to the it as well, but neither facility improves the bed.

Otherwise, their bed stats act as they do on other beds.

Rest Effectiveness

Rest Effectiveness is a measure how fast a pawn will regain rest. A pawn sleeping in a bed with 125% rest effectiveness would regain rest 25% faster, and thus require 80% of the time to sleep. Rest effectiveness varies by quality and material. Stone materials only offer 90% of the rest effectiveness of a bed made from non-stone materials at the same quality level.

  • Material Awful Poor Normal Good Excellent Masterwork Legendary
    Non-Stone and Jade 86% (12.21 hr) 92% (11.41 hr) 100% (10.5 hr) 108% (9.72 hr) 114% (9.21 hr) 125% (8.4 hr) 160% (6.56 hr)
    Stone except Jade 77% (13.57 hr) 83% (12.68 hr) 90% (11.67 hr) 97% (10.8 hr) 103% (10.23 hr) 113% (9.33 hr) 144% (7.29 hr)
  • Bracketed times are time to refill rest to 100% from 0% at the given rest effectiveness.

    Surgery Success Chance Factor

    The Surgery Success Chance Factor is exactly what it sounds like - a multiplier on the chance for a successful surgery assuming it is performed in this bed. The base value depends on the bed type with most beds having a base value of 100%, the sleeping spot a lower value of 70%, and the hospital bed a higher value of 110%. This base value is then modified by the bed's quality level. Beds of the same type and quality level will all have the same factor, regardless of what they're constructed from.

  • Quality Awful Poor Normal Good Excellent Masterwork Legendary
    Surgery Success Chance Factor 90 95 100 105 110 115 130
  • Analysis

    Costing fewer materials, requiring less work and increasing wealth less, while also providing the same benefits as a normal bed makes slab beds an obvious choice for pawns with the Comfort Ignored precept.

    For other pawns, the loss of comfort can lose a significant mood buff and even inflict unfortable mood penalite.s. This is especially relevant for pawns that don't sit at their jobs and thus cannot benefit from armchairs. Generally the small but numerous benefits of the slab bed don't justify losing this buff.

    Indeed, the real comparison is not between the slab bed and a regular bed for such pawns, but whether the precept itself should be taken at all. The +2 mood buff is nice, as is avoiding comfort penalties otherwise, but the buff is small compared to the +10 possible for comfort and keeping pawns comfortable is not particularly difficult in most games.

    Material table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work to Build HP Flammability Market Value
    Wooden Slab bed 30 Wood 0 000,280 ticks (4.67 secs) 91 100% 37 Silver
    Granite Slab bed 30 Granite blocks 0 002,540 ticks (42.33 secs) 238 0% 36 Silver
    Limestone Slab bed 30 Limestone blocks 0 002,540 ticks (42.33 secs) 217 0% 36 Silver
    Marble Slab bed 30 Marble blocks 1 002,340 ticks (39 secs) 168 0% 35 Silver
    Sandstone Slab bed 30 Sandstone blocks 0 002,140 ticks (35.67 secs) 196 0% 34 Silver
    Slate Slab bed 30 Slate blocks 0 002,540 ticks (42.33 secs) 182 0% 36 Silver
    Jade Slab bed 30 Jade 10 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 70 0% 157 Silver
    Golden Slab bed 300 Gold 20 000,360 ticks (6 secs) 84 40% 3000 Silver
    Plasteel Slab bed 30 Plasteel 0 000,880 ticks (14.67 secs) 392 0% 275 Silver
    Silver Slab bed 300 Silver 6 000,400 ticks (6.67 secs) 98 40% 300 Silver
    Steel Slab bed 30 Steel 0 000,400 ticks (6.67 secs) 140 40% 58 Silver
    Uranium Slab bed 30 Uranium 0 000,760 ticks (12.67 secs) 350 0% 183 Silver
    Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.
  • Version history

    • 1.3.3200 - Base flammability multiplier increased from 0% to 100%