Element Dust

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Disambig.png This article is about Element Dust, not to be confused with Element, Element Shard, Element Ore Aberration Icon.png, Unstable Element Extinction Icon.png, Unstable Element Shard Extinction Icon.png, or Eery Element Logo Mobile.svg

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Element Dust
Element Dust.png
A small pile of Dust that could be refined into Element or Element Shards.

Element Shards that have been crushed into a fine dust!

Type Resource
Rarity Common
Renewable Yes
Refineable Yes
Combustible No
Weight 0.05
Stack Size 1000
Added in v285.104
Spawn Command
cheat GFI ElementDust 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ElementDust.PrimalItemResource_ElementDust'" 1 0 0
Variant Crafted Element Dust
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ElementDustFromShards.PrimalItemResource_ElementDustFromShards'" 1 0 0
Used to craft 5 items
Crafted in City Terminal Extinction Icon.png
Crafting Yields 200 / 2 Pieces
1 × Element.png Element
Ingredients (Element Shard)

The Element Dust is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

Element Dust can be gathered by killing and harvesting Enforcers, Tek Creatures and Defenders, by harvesting Lampposts, Benches and Tables in the Sanctuary, or randomly obtained in small quantity by picking up Ferox and throw it down if it sniffs upon picking up. A Doedicurus can harvest Element Dust from Sanctuary's objects such as lamp posts extremely efficiently, automatically destroying and gathering them as it does with stone; carrying one with an Argentavis or Quetzal and letting it hit lamp posts as you fly through the city can be an extremely fast way of gathering large quantities of Element Dust, Crystal, and even Electronics.

Another way of getting large amounts of Element Dust, Element Shards and pure Element, is by finding and defending the Element Nodes spawned around the Wasteland. Element Dust can then be crafted at a City Terminal by breaking down (at an 80% loss) Element and its shards into 200 and 2 dust each, respectively.

Rarely, some Gachas can even produce a moderate quantity of Element dust from their Gacha Crystals as a production option.

Unlike Element, Element Dust can be transferred, and then used to craft Unstable Element Shards and Unstable Element, provided the survivor had learned its respective engram.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Element Dust is used to craft the following items:

It is also used to power the Scout and act as Enforcer food/energy source.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It can be harvested from Lampposts, Tables, and Benches in the Sanctuary.
  • Element Dust can be freely crafted into Unstable Element Extinction Icon.png in the player's inventory, even on other Arks. This can be utilized as cheap way to get Element without fighting bosses.
  • After crafting it into Unstable Element Extinction Icon.png, it spoils into Element, making it the the second added way to craft Element. The first being via the Charge Node Aberration Icon.png with the release of DLC Aberration.