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Overview[edit | edit source]
Melee Damage in ARK: Survival Evolved is a basic statistic for both players and creatures. It is a measure of the amount of extra damage dealt when attacking, or yield when harvesting renewable resources. Thus, a higher Melee Damage kills creatures and other players, as well as harvest resources, in fewer hits. It also increases the total yield of resources harvested from a renewable resource, and improves the chances of receiving any rare resources.
Base damage depends on the tool or weapon in use, and Melee Damage is a multiplier of this base damage.
Increasing[edit | edit source]
Putting a point into Melee Damage for players increases their damage modifier by 5%.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Some servers "clamp" resource harvesting, meaning that each source has a max amount of resources it can yield, regardless of how much your melee damage allows you to harvest with each hit.
- Eating Battle Tartare or Enduro Stew temporarily increases your melee damage.
- Attacking while you are out of Stamina increases your Torpor.
- Increasing melee damage affects the damage output of player melee weapons, but not of ranged weapons. It also increases the damage of all dino attacks that a dino has.