Caverns of Lost Hope

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Caverns of Lost Hope
The Caverns of Lost Hope.jpg
Location
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Entrance(s)
45.9° Lat, 88.9° Lon
Loot
Artifact Of The Cunning.png
Artifact Of The Cunning
46.4° Lat, 83.4° Lon
Loot Quality
Blue Crate.png Blue
Yellow Crate.png Yellow
Red Crate.png Red

The Caverns of Lost Hope is an underwater Cave on the east coast of The Island map.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely cold temperatures.
  • A vast portion of the cave is underwater.
  • Extreme quantities of Mosasaurus, Plesiosaur, Tusoteuthis and other dangerous aquatic animals.
  • Surprisingly, the water within the cave is well lit and does NOT require a Scuba Mask.
  • Creatures that spawn in this cave cannot be tamed, even if lured outside of the cave.
  • Creatures with very high levels can spawn.
  • Be cautious because the creatures don't move through the cave and can be found hiding inside the walls. Almost like they're asleep.

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • A tamed Aquatic dinosaur
  • A sabertooth with high speed (for getting chitin)

Tips/Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The artifact lies fairly close to the entrance of the cave, at the end of a narrow tunnel that starts down behind an Obelisk-tech structure (see gallery below). The rest of the cave is ripe with creatures to slay, but is not abundant in any particular resource nor can any of the creatures be tamed. At the end of the submerged caverns is what appears to be a standard cave filled with subterranean creatures and a couple Survivor Entries.
  • The only loot crates found to date were in the submerged cavern, leaving the cave at the end undesirable to explore once the Explorer Notes have been collected.
  • There are several ways to obtain the artifact, but two suggested methods are by using brute force, or by a high-speed bypass.
  • Brute Force involves owning a high-level Mosasaurus/Tusoteuthis/Similar and just killing everything on the way in or out. This can be highly time consuming and requires that your tribe own high-level dinos of these types.
  • High-speed bypass requires an Ichthy(Inarguably simpler, and cheaper, to tame) or a Manta with high speed (suggested, at least 150%, for best results), in which you simply speed through the cave, ignoring as many enemies as possible on the way to the artifact. Be sure to put your mount on passive in case it gets attacked when you get off to get the artifact, however; They will not last long alone. You may be forced to kite enemies away from the artifact before grabbing it, since these dinosaurs cannot reliably fight large groups. Be wary of Cnidaria and Tusoteuthis using this method, as they can quickly bring your speed run to a halt if you are knocked off your mount, or it is grabbed.
  • The loot table found within this cave shares a loot table exclusive to the two underwater artifact caves. The tables are as follows:
    • Blue Chests (level 50 to open) can contain Diplodocus Saddles, Kapro Saddles, Pachyrhino Saddles, Flak Armor, Mining Helmet, Megalodon Saddles, Argent Saddles, Bronto Saddles, Rex Saddles, Spino Saddles, Fabricated Pistols, Assault Rifles and Rocket Launchers
    • Yellow Chests (level 60 to open) can contain anything from the Blue Chest table, in addition to Chalico Saddles and Tapejara Saddles
    • Red Chests (level 70 to open) can contain anything from both the Blue and Yellow Chest tables, in addition to Therizino Saddles and Tusoteuthis Saddles

The end result are chests with very high valued loot, as they contain newer saddles only found within the two caves, as well as a higher-than-average chance at decent quality Flak Armor compared to other sources. All three chest tables also contain loot at a quality range of 3.25 - 4.0, meaning an increased likelihood of Mastercraft and Ascendant quality items.

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Aquatic


Subterranean


Compatible Tamed Creatures[edit | edit source]

This table is incomplete.
You can help us by adding the tamed creatures you know can enter the cave. If the creature can't enter, please exclude it.

Accessibility Ratings:

  • Excellent: Full-Cave Access (Entrance-to-Artifact)
  • Limited: Can Access Portions of the Cave Safely
  • Not Recommended: Can Get Stuck/Unable to Leave Cave
Creature Accessibility Rideable Notes
Anglerfish.png Angler Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Baryonyx.png Baryonyx Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Basilosaurus.png Basilosaurus Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Diplocaulus.png Diplocaulus Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Ichthy.png Ichthy Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Kairuku.png Kairuku Excellent No
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Manta.png Manta Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Megalodon.png Megalodon Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber with minimal difficulty. Tested with platform saddle equipped.
Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber with minimal difficulty. Tested with platform saddle equipped.
Rock Elemental.png Rock Elemental Limited Yes
  •  Most dinos will not agro. Can enter and exit cave with some work. Can't enter artifact chamber. Can leave cave and get to shore with some work. Tested on official servers.
Sarco.png Sarco Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit all areas without difficulty. Ignored by land creatures unless provoked.
Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis Limited Yes
  •  Unable to enter Artifact chamber.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Sporadic metal and obsidian nodes within the submerged tunnels, and rubble nodes within the cave.


Gallery[edit | edit source]