|A powerful, heavy weapon of war, capable of demolishing heavily reinforced structures.|
|Ammo used||Cannon Ball|
cheat GFI Structure_Cannon 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_Cannon.PrimalItemStructure_Cannon'" 1 0 0
|Required level||Level 34|
|Engram Points||25 EP|
|Crafted in|| Smithy |
Thorny Dragon Saddle
The Primitive Cannon is a stationary turret used to fire Cannon Ball. It is used for siege warfare and is also effective for taming Titanosaur, Karkinos, and 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]
- Shooting Cannon Balls at its head is the most efficient way to tranquilize and tame a Titanosaur and Rock Elemental. Karkinos need to be shot in the main body.
- 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:
- Dung Beetle
Painting and Color Regions
The Primitive Cannon is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.