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Disambig.png This article is about Element.png Element, not to be confused with Element Shard.png Element Shard or Element Ore (Aberration).png Element Ore


A strange, highly advanced material humming with energy. It dissolves when transferred across ARKs.

Dropped by Broodmother.png Broodmother Lysrix
Megapithecus.png Megapithecus
Dragon.png Dragon
Manticore.png Manticore
Defense Unit.png Defense Unit
Weight 0.01
Stack size 10
Added in Patch 254.0
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Element.PrimalItemResource_Element_C'" 1 0 0
cheat GFI Element 1 0 0
Used to craft 48 items
Crafted in Charge Node (Aberration).png Charge Node Aberration Icon.png
Resources breakdown [Expand]
15 × Blue Gem (Aberration).png Blue Gem Aberration Icon.png
8 × Charge Battery (Aberration).png Charge Battery Aberration Icon.png
32 × Crystal.png Crystal
120 × Polymer.png Polymer
240 × Obsidian.png Obsidian
80 × Metal Ingot.png Metal Ingot
160 × Metal.png Metal
20 × Green Gem (Aberration).png Green Gem Aberration Icon.png
10 × Red Gem (Aberration).png Red Gem Aberration Icon.png
Total Base Ingredients
32 × Crystal.png Crystal
20 × Green Gem (Aberration).png Green Gem Aberration Icon.png
240 × Obsidian.png Obsidian
210 × Congealed Gas Ball (Aberration).png Congealed Gas Ball Aberration Icon.png
20 × Element Ore (Aberration).png Element Ore Aberration Icon.png
15 × Blue Gem (Aberration).png Blue Gem Aberration Icon.png
10 × Red Gem (Aberration).png Red Gem Aberration Icon.png
960 × Chitin or Keratin.png Chitin or Keratin
1920 × Stone.png Stone
160 × Metal.png Metal

Element is a primary ingredient for equipment in the Tek Tier.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

It is gathered from the inventory of Bosses (except Rockwell) after killing them. The amount depends on the difficulty of the bosses. The harvesting method will not multiply the amount. Make sure to grab it quick, because once you are teleported out of the arena, you can't retrieve it anymore.

Amount per Boss[edit | edit source]

Gamma Beta Alpha
Broodmother.png Broodmother Lysrix 10 28 74
Megapithecus.png Megapithecus 20 55 110
Dragon.png Dragon 40 110 220
Manticore.png Manticore 25 90 190
Ragnarok Arena (Ragnarok).png Ragnarok Arena Ragnarok Icon.png 65 200 410

Note that Rockwell.png Rockwell does not leave Elements on death, regardless of difficulty. Read below section on how to obtain it in Aberration.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Element is used to craft Tek Tier armor and items. It also functions as a fuel for Tek structures and ammunition for Tek weapons.

It is also used to create Element Shard.png Element Shards which are needed to power some Tek structures.

Aberration[edit | edit source]

On the Aberration map, the boss (Rockwell) does not drop any Element. But, it can be crafted by using Charge Nodes, which are naturally found on the map. Crafting Element requires Aberration-specific resources like Gem.png Gem, Charge Battery (Aberration).png Charge Batteries, and Element Ore (Aberration).png Element Ore. Producing Elements will 'overcharge' the Charge Node for 5 minutes, disabling all functions. Even after this time, the node must fully restore all 5000 charge before being considered 'active'. Until 'active', the Charge Node cannot be used to charge batteries, provide charge light or craft Element.

Including the time it takes to recharge the 8x Charge Battery (Aberration).png Charge Battery required for the Element on top of the time it takes for the node to recharge itself to 5000, Charge Nodes can produce 3 Element every 43 minutes. Be wary not to have more than 9 batteries within a Charge Node when forging Element, as fully charging 10 batteries will fully deplete the Charge Node and render it inactive until recharged.

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Element was first revealed in ARK Digest 22 on 18. November 2015.[1]
  • Element can not be transferred between official servers or clusters.
  • Edmund Rockwell proclaimed the name of the Elements as "Edmundium".
  • Liquid element seems to corrupt creatures and survivors as Rockwell was corrupted by it.
    • It has been mentioned that some dinosaurs in the Extinction DLC have been corrupted by it and now have a hive mind.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

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