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This article contains information that is updated for the latest Experimental Version of Subnautica. Players using stable mode may find this information inaccurate.

Lead is a raw material which can be obtained by breaking Sandstone Outcrops.

Due to its insulation against radiation, Lead is used to create the Radiation Suit, Nuclear Reactor, and Reactor Rods.

Lead can be found as a large resource deposit.

Uses in Crafting


Uraninite CrystalUraninite CrystalUraninite CrystalLeadTitaniumGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Reactor Rod
Fiber MeshFiber MeshLeadLeadArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Radiation SuitRadiation GlovesRadiation Helmet

Habitat Builder

TitaniumTitaniumLeadLeadArrow-right (1)BuilderArrow-right (1)Foundation
Titanium IngotTitanium IngotLubricantLeadLeadArrow-right (1)BuilderArrow-right (1)Moon Pool
Computer ChipTitaniumDiamondLeadArrow-right (1)BuilderArrow-right (1)Modification Station

Mobile Vehicle Bay

Titanium IngotPower CellGlassGlassLubricantLeadArrow-right (1)Mobile Vehicle BayArrow-right (1)Seamoth
Plasteel IngotPlasteel IngotPlasteel IngotEnameled GlassEnameled GlassEnameled GlassLubricantAdvanced Wiring KitLeadLeadLeadArrow-right (1)Mobile Vehicle BayArrow-right (1)Cyclops

Aluminum Oxide CrystalAluminum Oxide CrystalPlasteel IngotPlasteel IngotAerogelAerogelLubricantLeadLeadArrow-right (1)Mobile Vehicle BayArrow-right (1)Exosuit

Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.

LeadLeadTitanium IngotTitanium IngotComputer ChipPower CellArrow-right (1)Mobile Vehicle BayArrow-right (1)Rocket Base



  • Before Lead was available as a natural resource, the only way to obtain it was to craft together two Batteries in the Fabricator.