Central Cave

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Disambig.png Central Cave is referred to as "The Middle Chamber" in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile

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Central Cave
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Cave near the Volcano in the middle of the Island.
Interior Map

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Location
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Entrance(s)
41.5° Lat, 46.9° Lon
Loot
Artifact of the Clever.png
Artifact of the Clever
39.6° Lat, 45.9° Lon
Artifact Level
10
Loot Quality
Green Crate.png Green
Blue Crate.png Blue

The Central Cave is a cave in the central part of The Island. The cave contains the Artifact of the Clever, needed to summon Broodmother Lysrix.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Tight corridors which can make fights requiring range a huge problem. Especially dangerous with Megalosaurus around the corner when using splash damage weapons.
  • Multiple paths that loop back together may cause some players to get lost
  • Large amount of Piranha in the water section which are difficult to see before being in the water, do not enter water without a strong mount.
  • Cold
  • Arthropluera acid attack will break Primitive Flak Armor in 1 - 2 hits.
  • Megalosaurus become active here at night and are fierce opponents with devastating attacks. During the day they are slower and weaker than they are at night, but running into one is still an unpleasant experience.

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

Creatures[edit | edit source]

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
Archaeopteryx Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player. Can be used as a Parachute
Argentavis Not Recommended Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Likely to glitch and remain permanently trapped in walls.
    Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Arthropluera Excellent Yes
Baryonyx Excellent Yes
  •  Long attack range can fight off Pulmonoscorpius and Araneos with ease.
Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
Carbonemys Excellent Yes
Carno Excellent Yes
Castoroides Excellent Yes
Chalico Excellent Yes
Coelacanth Limited No
  •  Can only be brought in using a Fish Basket Aberration Icon.png. But can only be released into the water inside the cave.
Compy Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Daeodon Excellent Yes
Doedicurus Excellent Yes
Dilophosaur Excellent No
  •  Can bring one or bring a whole pack.
Dimetrodon Excellent No
Dimorphodon Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Diplocaulus Excellent Yes
Direbear Excellent Yes
Direwolf Excellent Yes
  •  Can mount and ride one or bring a pack.
Dodo Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Dung Beetle Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Enforcer Excellent Yes
Gallimimus Excellent Yes
Gigantopithecus Excellent Yes
  •  Can mount and ride one or a whole troop.
Hesperornis Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Hyaenodon Excellent No
  •  Can bring one or a whole pack.
Ichthyornis Excellent No
Iguanodon Excellent Yes
Jerboa Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kairuku Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kaprosuchus Excellent Yes
Lystrosaurus Excellent No
Megalosaurus Excellent Yes
Mesopithecus Excellent No
  •  Can keep on shoulder or can bring a whole troop.
Microraptor Excellent No
  •  Can keep on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Moschops Excellent Yes
Onyc Excellent No
Otter Excellent No
Oviraptor Excellent No
Ovis Excellent Yes
Pachy Excellent Yes
Pachyrhinosaurus Excellent Yes
Parasaurolophus Excellent Yes
Pelagornis Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Allow cave flying
Pegomastax Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Phiomia Excellent Yes
Piranha Limited No
  •  Can only be brought in using a Fish Basket Aberration Icon.png. But can only be released into the water inside the cave.
Procoptodon Excellent Yes
Pteranodon Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Purlovia Excellent No
Raptor Excellent Yes
  •  Can mount and ride one or bring a whole pack.
Ravager Excellent Yes
Sabertooth Salmon Limited No
  •  Can be brought in using a Fish Basket Aberration Icon.png. But can only be released into the water inside the cave.
Sabertooth Excellent Yes
  •  Can mount and ride one or bring a whole pack.
Scorpion Not Recommended Yes
  •  Will be unable to leave cave.
Spider Excellent Yes
Terror Bird Excellent Yes
  •  Can mount and ride one or bring a whole flock.
Thorny Dragon Excellent Yes
Thylacoleo Not Recommended Yes
  •  Will be unable to leave cave.
Titanoboa Excellent
Triceratops Excellent Yes
Troodon Excellent No
  •  Can bring one or bring a whole pack.
Vulture Excellent No
  •  Can keep on shoulder or bring a whole flock.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Probably the easiest cave on The Island. Many Creatures can fit inside effortlessly.
  • There is an underwater segment in the artifact room that is NOT necessary to obtain the artifact.
  • Central Cave is also referred to as "Chitin Cave" because of how easy it is to obtain chitin while riding on a Sabertooth, Direwolf or Raptor.
  • This cave also contains two dossier Explorer notes: The Megalodon and Araneo.
  • This cave is a common place for Megalosaurus spawns, making it a prime destination if you wish to tame these animals.
  • Due to tight spaces, fighting on foot is very troublesome. Using Grenades, Shotguns or ranged Weapons to fight around corners is a good idea. But if you disturb a Megalosaurus in the process, you and your mounts may be in grave danger.

Gallery[edit | edit source]