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ARK: Survival Evolved

Post: # 695Post LHammonds
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:09 am

These are just some notes / tips I am discovering about the game.


Collecting Resources

Depending on gathering rates set on the server, exact numbers of material yielded will change but should stay in the same ratio no matter what the setting.

If using tools, better quality means more resources are collected per node. Ascendant -> Mastercraft -> Journeyman -> Apprentice -> Ramshackle -> Primative.

If using dinos, higher melee value means more resources are collected per node.

So, you might have a tool and a dino that collects the same resource but depending on the tool quality and the dino's melee value, one might be better than the other. You need to experiment and see.

It should also be noted that even though the Wyvern may not be the most efficient gatherer of specific resources, what it can gather it can do so very quickly, safely and travel faster than any other creature which gives it a major advantage. You can also use combinations such as a Wyvern for fast traveling and protection while carrying an Equus to store cactus sap that you collect using a chainsaw.

Berries from bushes:
Dinos: Brontosaurus, Morellatops, Chalicotherium, Stegosaurus, Therizinosaurus, Direbear, Iguanodon, Equus, Mantis, Procoptodon (not as efficient but VERY fast)
Tools: Hands

Rare Flower from red mountain bushes and various swamp plants:
Dinos: Therizinosaurus (absolute best), Brontosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Chalicotherium, Iguanodon, Mantis
Tools: Hands

Rare Mushroom from swamp trees:
Dinos: Therizinosaurus (absolute best), Brontosaurus, Mammoth, Iguanodon
Tools: Metal hatchet, stone hatchet

Rare Mushroom from crystals (low yield):
Dinos: Ankylosaurus
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Thatch from trees:
Dinos: Megaloceros (Reindeer), Mantis, Megatherium, Woolly Rhino, Wyvern, Brontosaurus, Chalicotherium
Tools: Industrial grinder (1 wood to 5 thatch conversion), metal pick, stone pick

Wood from trees:
Dinos: Beaver (has 1/10 weight in inventory), Therizinosaurus, Roll Rat, Mammoth, Thorny Dragon, Mantis, Wyvern
Tools: Chainsaw (absolute best), metal hatchet, stone hatchet

Fiber/Silk from bushes, flowers:
Dinos: Therizinosaurus (level up delicate farming)
Tools: Sickle, whip, hands

Stone from boulders:
Dinos: Doedicurus, Rock Elemental, Mantis
Tools: Metal hatchet, stone hatchet, hands (picking up loose stones on ground)

Metal from metal nodes and boulders:
Dinos: Ankylosaurus, Mantis
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Hide from dinos:
Dinos: Giganotosaurus, Direwolf, Reaper, Sabertooth, Thylacoleo, Mantis, Yutyrannus, Managarmr, Wyvern
Tools: Metal hatchet, stone hatchet

Pelt from dinos:
Dinos: Direwolf, Thylacoleo, Phoenix, Mantis, Sabertooth, Giganotosaurus, Yutyrannus, Griffin, Wyvern
Tools: Metal hatchet, stone hatchet

Cementing Paste:
Dinos: Steal from beaver dams (absolute best), Achatina (passive creation from eating veggie cakes), Beelzebufo (eating Titanomyrma, Meganeura, Jug Bug), Rock Elemental
Tools: Chemistry Bench (16 Chitin/Keratin + 32 stone = 6 CE), Mortar and Pestle (4 Chitin/Keratin + 8 stone = 1 CE)

Flint from boulders:
Dinos: Ankylosaurus, Mantis, Rock Elemental
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick, industrial grinder (2 stone to 1 flint conversion)

Raw meat from dinos:
Dinos: Giganotosaurus (absolute best), Rex, Wyvern
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Raw fish meat from fish:
Dinos: Pelagornis, Mosasaurus, Baryonyx, Spinosaurus
Tools: Steel pick, stone pick

Raw prime fish meat from fish:
Dinos: Mosasaurus, Spinosaurus, Baryonyx, Tusoteuthis, Giganotosaurus
Tools: Sickle

Raw prime meat from dinos:
Dinos: Giganotosaurus (absolute best), Rex, Wyvern, Reaper, Mosasaurus
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Obsidian from obsidian rock:
Dinos: Ankylosaurus, Mantis
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Chitin from insects:
Dinos: Megatherium, Sabertooth, Diplocaulus, Direwolf, Mantis, Wyvern
Tools: Metal hatchet, stone hatchet

Sulfer from sulfer rock:
Dinos: Mantis
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Sand from sandstone:
Dinos: Mantis
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Raw Salt from salt rock:
Dinos: Mantis
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Cactus Sap from small cactus plants:
Dinos: Morellatops, Phoenix, Therizinosaurus (delicate harvest), Mantis, Rock Elemental
Tools: Sickle, Whip, Hands

Cactus Sap from large cactus plants:
Dinos: Equus (80% reduced weight), ?, ?
Tools: Chainsaw (absolute best), metal hatchet, stone hatchet

Cactus Sap from cactus trees:
Dinos: Morellatops, Wyvern, Phoenix, Therizinosaurus (delicate harvest), Mantis, Rock Elemental
Tools: Chainsaw, metal hatchet, stone hatchet

Oil from oil nodes/oil rocks:
Dinos: Dunkleosteus, Mantis, Ankylosaurus, Dung Beetle (passive creation when converting poop to fertilizer)
Tools: Oil pumps (absolute best), Steel pickaxe, Stone pickaxe

Black Pearls:
Dinos: Phoenix, Tusoteuthis, Otter, Daeodon
Tools: Whip (if found on dry ground), Hands

Silica Pearls:
Dinos: Angler, Phoenix, Otter
Tools: Hands

Crystal:
Dinos: Dunkleosteus, Mantis, Ankylosaurus
Tools: Metal pick, stone pick

Angler Gel from the Angler fish:
Dinos: Direwolf, Megalodon
Tools: Chainsaw (absolute best), metal hatchet, stone hatchet

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