Compound Bow

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Compound Bow
Compound Bow.png
A high-tech bow made of durable alloy, can launch arrows at high velocity. Requires arrows to fire.
Type Bow
Ammo used Stone Arrow
Flame Arrow Scorched Earth Icon.png
Tranquilizer Arrow
Metal Arrow
Toxicant Arrow Logo Mobile.svg
Melee damage 10.0
Ranged damage 75 / 75 / 27 / 175.5 / 27
Rate of fire 0.37 RPS
Reload time 0.66 seconds
DPS 27.75 / 27.75 / 9.99 / 64.935 / 9.99
Weight 12.0
Durability 55.0
Durability per use 0.1
Single use No
Added in v190.0
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 372 1 0 0
cheat GFI CompoundBow 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponCompoundBow.PrimalItem_WeaponCompoundBow'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 79
Engram Points 40 EP
Crafting XP 20 XP

Crafted in Fabricator
Tek Replicator
Required Stations Refining Forge.png Refining Forge

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Compound Bow in ARK: Survival Evolved is an advanced bow and the only bow able to fire armor-piercing Metal Arrow. When firing anything other than the metal arrows however, the Compound Bow actually deals less damage than a Crossbow. Since torpor gain from Tranquilizer Arrow scales with damage, it is less efficient for taming as well.

Unlike the wooden pull-back Bow, the Compound Bow has an actual sight.

Players have to pull the arrow around 90% back way to get the maximum damage output. The actual maximum damage output requires players to shoot more rapidly and consume more arrows. Additionally, overpulling the arrow shakes the screen, which would cause a decrease in accuracy.

Video[edit | edit source]

Walkthrough showing crafting requirements and damage