|This article is about the DLC: Scorched Earth.|
- 1 Basic Info
- 2 Combat
- 3 Taming
- 4 Utility
- 5 Spotlight
- 6 Notes/Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
Basic Info[edit | edit source]
Dossier[edit | edit source]
Behavior[edit | edit source]
The Rock Elemental will not move unless approached; in its stationary form, it will appear as a strange pile of orange-colored rocks. When aggravated, it will suddenly burst forth and begin pursuing the player. At a sufficient distance, the Rock Elemental will stop and return to its stationary form. Wild Rock Elementals cannot be aggravated by other wild creatures, if another wild creature walks near a dormant Rock Elemental they will ignore it. The Rock Elemental's Boulder Throw and melee AoE attacks can, however, hit other wild creatures and can kill them. Strangely, wild creatures hit by a Rock Elemental or Rubble Golem do not fight back...
Rubble Golem (Variant)[edit | edit source]
There is also a smaller variant named Rubble Golem, which cannot be tamed. When hidden, it resembles a much smaller rock roughly the size of an ordinary stone node.
While rare, the Rubble Golem can be found inside of Caves on the Scorched Earth map. Unlike the Rock Elemental, the Rubble Golem can be damaged by Metal Arrows, although it is still more effective to use explosives.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Rock Elemental's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Rock Elemental. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Rock Elemental will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.
Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 1 6" would color the Rock Elemental's "body" magenta.
Region 0 is not used
Region 2 is not used
Region 3 is not used
Region 4 is not used
Region 5 is not used
Drops[edit | edit source]
Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]
Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest
|Attribute||Amount at Level 1||Increase per point||Taming Bonus|
|Melee Damage||120 / 3002||+6 / +15||+1.7%||1.75%||17.6%|
1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
5The Rock Elemental is incapable of drowning.
|Movement Type||Base Speed||Sprinting|
- These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds
Wild Stats Level-up
Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.
Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.
Combat[edit | edit source]
This section describes how to fight against the Rock Elemental
General[edit | edit source]
If you are not prepared to fight it, it's better to run away. If you do want to kill one, look for them on dark mountains where you can easily recognize them because of the orange coloring of their hidden form.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Never get too close to it. Trap it in a rock formation or with walls and keep attacking it while avoiding the rocks it throws.
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
Explosives and bullets can hurt it. Use Rocket Launchers, Grenades, Cannons ,Homing Missiles, or C4. Bullets can deal damage, but only an extremely small amount, making them not worth using for the resources required. Wyverns can also kill them with primary attack.
Dangers[edit | edit source]
Watch out for its punches and the boulders it throws.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
It's very slow which makes it easy to avoid its attacks or trap it. The Rubble Golem variant takes damage from metal arrows
Taming[edit | edit source]
Using boulders and rockets in most times will kill rock elemental instead of knocking it out, so use it carefully!
|Kibble (Mantis Egg)||9||0||0||0||0:06:34|
|× N/A; × 834; × 14; × 14; × 3:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 04:11:49|
|Kibble (Mantis Egg)||21||0||0||0||0:15:18|
|× N/A; × 1317; × 22; × 22; × 5:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 04:22:06|
|Kibble (Mantis Egg)||33||0||0||0||0:24:02|
|× N/A; × 1817; × 31; × 31; × 7:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 04:27:16|
|Kibble (Mantis Egg)||45||0||0||0||0:32:46|
|× N/A; × 2317; × 39; × 39; × 8:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 04:30:18|
|Kibble (Mantis Egg)||57||0||0||0||0:41:30|
|× N/A; × 2817; × 47; × 47; × 10:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 04:32:17|
|Kibble (Mantis Egg)||70||0||0||0||0:50:58|
|× N/A; × 3317; × 56; × 56; × 12:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 04:33:42|
These numbers are approximate; it is always good to bring extra materials just in case you miss or wait too long between shots. Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.
Preferred Food[edit | edit source]
KO Strategy[edit | edit source]
You must hit it in the head. Body shots will not inflict torpor and you will end up killing the elemental instead.
A good method for knocking out the Rock Elemental is to have a tribe-mate ride a Paracer that is wearing a platform saddle with a Cannon placed on it. You can kite the Rock Elemental around while your tribe-mate fires the cannon.
If a tribe-mate is not available, the Rock Elemental's large size allows you to take advantage of the environment by trapping it between large rocks, or 5 Metal Dinosaur Gateways forming a semi-circle.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Roles[edit | edit source]
Tank: The Rock Elemental takes 50% reduced damage from creatures.
Siege Weapon: The Rock Elemental's raw attack power can be highly effective during a raid. This creature is especially handy, as it deals more damage to stone structures than most others. The Rock Elemental does NOT do additional damage to metal based buildings/structures. (Level up Melee Damage, Health, and Stamina)
Sentry: Rock Elementals can be ordered to take their stationary form, allowing them to act as hidden sentries at a base. Due to their large size and ability to damage structures, one may want to use them outside of base walls. (Level up Melee Damage)
Deathworm Hunter: With large health pools, high damage, and innate armor, the Rock Elemental can effectively fight Deathworms with minimal risk. (Level up Melee Damage and Health)
Sub-Oceanic DPS and Mining: The rock elemental does not posses an oxygen stat (i.e. it does not need to breath), this coupled with the fact that it is possibly one of the highest damage dealing creatures and that it is great at mining most if not all resources makes it a great asset to the would be underwater explorer. Note: Elementals cannot swim, i.e. they will sink to the ocean floor quite litterally like a rock. however they can walk on the ocean floor with the same amount of ease as on land. while this can be a boon to many, to the unprepared it can be dangerous as only certain underwater terrain can be navigated by the elemental meaning there may be a way down but no way back up, so it is best to stick with paths made of smooth inclines and minimal large rocks to ensure that your elemental does not get sentenced to an eternity of boredom underwater. Note: The elemental is still a land creature and due to the games scripting you will be able to eat food while riding it, even while underwater, i am unsure if this can be done with underwater mounts as i never really payed much attention while on them.
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
|Scorched Earth:||The Island:|
Spotlight[edit | edit source]
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The saddle to ride this creatures is the Rock Golem Saddle. This is a naming inconsistence in the game.
- It can harvest stone, sand, wood, thatch, and cactus sap. It can also harvest meat, chitin, keratin, and hide from dinos.
- Most creatures will not attack a tamed Rock Elemental. It can walk through aggressive areas without encounter. This can be used to the rider's advantage when traveling through the hostile open desert.
- Rock Elementals do not defecate.
- Rock Elementals seem to take massively increased damage from each other, need further testing.
- Upon being tamed, a Rock Elemental will continue to eat Sulfur, Stone or clay if available.
- Wild Rock Elementals take 90% reduced damage from non explosive/armor piercing attacks, tamed Rock Elementals take 50% reduced damage from wild Dinos, further testing is needed to discover how this interacts with saddle armor.
- Cannon Balls do approximately 1,800 torpor per headshot, making them the most effective way to tame a Rock Elemental.
- Hidden Rock Elemental look depends on surrounding terrain.
- Although it shows that it can eat from a Feeding Trough, its food sources (aside from kibble)) cannot be placed in the trough.