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Overview[edit | edit source]


Food is a representation of how fed you currently are. You will gradually become more hungry over time, but actions that consume Stamina.png Stamina will also drain your food. If your character is Cold.png Cold, they will become hungry faster. If your Food reaches 0, you will Starving.png Starve, draining your Health.png Health and gradually increasing Torpidity.png Torpidity. Food can be restored by eating Berries.png Berries, Cooked Meat.png Meat, Advanced Crops.png Vegetables,Cooked Meat Jerky.png Jerky, or Dinosaur Eggs.png Eggs.

Stamina and Healing[edit | edit source]

When your health/Stamina is reduced from its maximum it recovers over time when the cause of the decrease stops (no longer in combat, not running/swimming, etc.). This recovery causes the food stat to decrease at an accelerated rate which can easily result in your character starving if not managed properly.

Increasing[edit | edit source]

Putting a point into Food increases your maximum Food by 10. This does not have any effect on the nutrition or food values of what you eat, but allows you have more digested food at once, which therefore takes longer to deplete to 0.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When you eat food(Excluding Rare Mushroom), your hunger is not immediately refilled. It instead gives you a hunger regeneration effect, the total amount of which depends on what you eat.
  • Eating more Food than your Food bar can hold will not hurt you, but it will not carry over either. It will simply waste food.
  • Some players never invest any points in increasing the Food stat at all. It is usually considered a low-priority stat, as food sources are plentiful and easily obtained in ARK.
  • You can also eat Raw Meat.png Raw (Food= +10 & Health= -5) or Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled (Food= +3.5 & Health= -12) meat, but this will lower your health and only provide a slight Food increase.

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