Improvised Explosive Device

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Improvised Explosive Device
Improvised Explosive Device.png
Place two of these near each other to create an explosive trap.
Type Explosive
Explosive damage 250 (4 meter radius)
Weight 0.5
Stack size 10
Single use Yes
Item ID 46
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 46 1 0 0
cheat GFI Tripwire 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponTripwireC4.PrimalItem_WeaponTripwireC4'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 44
Engram Points 30 EP
Crafting XP 38.1 XP
Crafting Time 5s

Crafted in Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Castoroides Saddle.png Castoroides Saddle
Thorny Dragon Saddle (Scorched Earth).png Thorny Dragon Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator
Required Stations Mortar And Pestle.png Mortar And Pestle
Campfire.png Campfire
Resources breakdown [Expand]
50 × Gunpowder.png Gunpowder
50 × Sparkpowder.png Sparkpowder
25 × Stone.png Stone
50 × Flint.png Flint
10 × Crystal.png Crystal
35 × Fiber.png Fiber
5 × Hide.png Hide
Total Base Ingredients

The Improvised Explosive Device is one of the explosives in ARK: Survival Evolved. Unlike the thrown Grenade.png Grenade, it can be placed in pairs to create traps.

The IED can be triggered by anyone crossing the tripwire, including the creator and tribe members. The creator and tribe members can however unwire a paired device from the radial options menu. Unwired devices can be picked up and replaced.

Damage[edit | edit source]

It appears dinos take no damage from the IEDs.

List of explosive damage versus various materials as of Patch 257:

Weapon/Structure Thatch Wood Stone Metal Tek
C4 Charge.png C4 Charge * 11813 * 3544 788
Grenade.png Grenade 788 788 1838 237 53
Improvised Explosive Device.png Improvised Explosive Device (pair) * 7875 ** ** **
Rocket Propelled Grenade.png Rocket Propelled Grenade * 7350 * 2205 596
Tek Rifle.png Tek Rifle 1260 536 294 29 185
Tek Grenade.png Tek Grenade 2625 1115 612 59 385
Primitive Cannon.png Cannon * * 3446 355 40

* The damage is greater than the health-points of structures of that material
** IEDs are currently just about impossible to place on stone, metal, or Tek structures.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The IED can be triggered by tribemates. Be careful.
  • The Improvised Explosive Device is known as C4 Tripwire and Trip Wire C4 in the game files.