|A simple ranged weapon that deals damage from afar. Better for knocking out a target than killing it outright. Requires stone to fire.|
|Ammo used||Stone ( )|
|Steam Item ID||139|
|PS4/Xbox Item ID||139|
cheat giveitemnum 139 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponSlingshot.PrimalItem_WeaponSlingshot'" 1 0 0
|Found in Beacon||White, Green|
|Required level||Level 5|
|Engram Points||6 EP|
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Slingshot is the first ranged weapon available to players in ARK: Survival Evolved. It's a short-to-medium range weapon that uses Stones for ammo. Compared to other weapons, it's most notable for its ability to inflict Torpor, making it ideal for early tamers.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Slingshots are used to inflict Torpor from a distance. A successful shot will inflict 1.75 times the dealt damage in Torpor (i.e. 24.5 points of Torpor for the primitive version and fully charged) onto your target, while only dealing a low amount of damage. This is perfect for safely immobilizing small creatures and players. Once unconscious, creatures are defenseless, and are able to be tamed or killed.
It is most effective if used for headshots.
Notes/Tips[edit | edit source]
- Holding the 'Alt Fire' button (default ) will put the Slingshot in front of the player's camera along with zooming in slightly, allowing for slightly better aiming at the cost of reduced movement speed.
- The Slingshot has an incredibly short drop-off range, so it's advised to aim high in most instances.
- The Slingshot is useful for early-game hunters to help take down dangerous prey without getting too close.
- This is a great ranged weapon for beginners. The ammo is cheap and easy to acquire, and its damage is low compared to other ranged weapons, reducing messy friendly-fire accidents.
|Melee||Spear • Pike • Lance • Club • Sword • Electric Prod • Stone Pick (Metal) • Stone Hatchet (Metal) • Metal Sickle • Torch • Wooden Shield (Metal, Riot, Tek)|
|Ranged||Primitive||Slingshot • Bola • Bow (Compound) • Crossbow • Flare Gun • Spear|
|Firearms||Pistol (Fabricated) • Shotgun (Pump-Action) • Long Rifle (Assault, Sniper, Tek) • Harpoon Launcher|
|Attachments||Flashlight • Holo-Scope • Laser • Scope • Silencer|
|Ammunition||Bullets||Simple (Shotgun, Rifle) • Advanced (Rifle, Sniper)|
|Projectiles||Stone • Stone Arrow (Tranquilizer, Metal) • Tranquilizer Dart (Shocking) • Pheromone Dart • Spear Bolt (Tranq) • Chain Bola • Boulder • Cannon Ball|
|Emplacements||Auto Turret • Ballista Turret • Catapult Turret • Minigun Turret • Plant Species X • Primitive Cannon • Rocket Turret • Tek Turret|
|Explosives||C4 Detonator (C4 Charge) • Water Mine • IED • Grenade (Smoke, Poison, Tek) • Rocket Launcher (RPG)|
|Traps||Bear Trap • Large Bear Trap • Tripwire Alarm • Tripwire Narcotic|