Primitive Cannon

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Primitive Cannon
Primitive Cannon.png
A powerful, heavy weapon of war, capable of demolishing heavily reinforced structures.
Weapon
Type Emplacement
Ammo used Cannon Ball.png Cannon Ball
Structure
Health 5,000
Item slots 1
Item
Weight 4.0
Stack size 1
Added in v239.0
Spawn Command
cheat GFI Structure_Cannon 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_Cannon.PrimalItemStructure_Cannon'" 1 0 0
Crafting
Required level Level 34
Engram Points 25 EP
Crafting XP 11 XP
Crafting Time 5s
Prerequisites
Crafted in Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Castoroides Saddle.png Castoroides Saddle
Thorny Dragon Saddle (Scorched Earth).png Thorny Dragon Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator
Ingredients
Resources breakdown
200 × Fiber.png Fiber
150 × Hide.png Hide
120 × Thatch.png Thatch

The Primitive Cannon is a stationary turret used to fire Cannon Ball.png Cannon Ball. It is used for siege warfare and is also effective for taming Titanosaur.png Titanosaur, Karkinos.png Karkinos, and Rock Elemental.png Rock Elemental. The cannon can be placed on Platform Saddles.

Usage[edit | edit source]

To aim the cannon, the degrees of attack can be changed in 5% steps. There is little to no real time control, making it very difficult to hit a moving target. Using a dino with a platform saddle can compensate for this, using the dino to aim the cannon for you. For example, a Quetzal with a cannon on the platform can be aimed by the rider while a partner fires it, helping somewhat with smaller targets.

Ammunition is lightweight for a cannon of that size (it is approximately the length of a long 24 pounder but shows a much greater diameter) but still heavy enough that a player will be overburdened by only a few Cannon Balls. A key problem with using the cannon will be moving ammunition to it. Cannon Balls do not stack.

While the cannon's projectiles are less damaging than a Rocket Launcher, they cannot be shot down by defending Auto Turrets or Plant Species X. This means the cannon can safely damage enemy structures directly without having to eliminate other defenses first.

It is possible to fire the cannon from directly in front of it. However, this will heavily damage you, instantly killing an unarmored Survivor.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Primitive Cannon is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, Stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following creatures can not damage the Primitive Cannon:





Painting and Color Regions

X mark.svg

The Primitive Cannon is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye, Paintbrush.png Paintbrush, or Spray Painter.png Spray Painter pages.