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. The cave contains the Artifact of the Cunning.png Artifact of the Cunning, needed to summon the Dragon.png Dragon. It is a challenging area of the map, especially for lower levels (40 and under).

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely cold temperatures.
  • A vast portion of the cave is underwater.
  • Extreme quantities of Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus, Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur, Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis and other dangerous aquatic creatures.
  • Surprisingly, the water within the cave is well lit and does NOT require a SCUBA Mask.png SCUBA Mask.
  • Creatures can spawn with very high levels.
  • Be cautious when moving through the cave as creatures can be found hiding inside the walls, almost like they are asleep.

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

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

Explorer Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Rockwell Record #6: When approaching the Artifact, it is on the right Ruins walkway on the left corner closest to the Artifact spawn.
  • Cnidaria Dossier: Passing the hole to the Artifact, you will go through a small, short cave and see some Ruins on the ground to the left. The Dossier is in the archway.
  • Helena Note #9: Reach the end of the flooded cave and head deeper into the cave. You will see a hill in a right corner with stone stairs. The Note is past the stairs.
  • Meiyin Note #9: Reach the end of the cave on land, the last note will be near some Ruins to the left, overlooking the first cave with air.

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 riding a high-level Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus/Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis or similar creature and just killing everything on the way in or out. This can be highly time-consuming and requires the appropriate dinosaur.
    • High-speed bypass requires an Ichthyosaurus.png Ichthyosaurus (simpler, and cheaper, to tame) or a Manta with high speed (suggested at least 150%, for best results); using their speed you simply race 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, but beware, as 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 especially wary of Cnidaria.png Cnidaria and Tusoteuthis.png 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.
  • All loot crate positions can be found at the Explorer Map (The Island). All possible loot items are listed at Loot Tables/The Island/Caves.

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.
Electrophorus.png Electrophorus Excellent No
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Hesperornis.png Hesperornis Excellent No
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Ichthyosaurus.png Ichthyosaurus 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.
Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty.
Karkinos.png Karkinos Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit artifact chamber without difficulty. Similarly to the Rock Golem, the creatures within the game will ignore you and the crab as long as you do not hit an ammonite or step off the crab. Recommended to kill any creatures close to artifact. Use water jump to exit artifact chamber and make it back to shore.
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 Drake.png Rock Drake Excellent Yes
  •  Able to enter and exit Artifact chamber without difficulty. Not recommended without an escort due to stun lock.
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.png Metal and Obsidian.png Obsidian nodes within the submerged tunnels, and rubble nodes within the cave.

Gallery[edit | edit source]