|This metal-plated concrete pillar adds structural integrity to the area it is built under. Can also act as stilts for building on inclines.|
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cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Metal/PrimalItemStructure_MetalPillar.PrimalItemStructure_MetalPillar'" 1 0 0
|Found in Supply Crate||Yellow|
|Required level||Level 46|
|Engram Points||18 EP|
|Crafting XP||27.2 XP|
|Crafted in|| Smithy|
Thorny Dragon Saddle
|Required Stations||Refining Forge|
|Purchased in||Metal Foundry|
|Cost||90 × Molds|
The Metal Pillar is the third unlockable pillar. A pillar is a stackable form of a foundation, which is used for building structures. You can stack up to 11 pillars in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile.
Construction[edit | edit source]
The Metal Pillar can be placed on even or slightly uneven ground, or on the top or bottom of foundations, ceilings, or other pillars. Once the first Metal Pillar is placed, subsequent pillars can snap into place on the top or bottom of the first one, provided there is adequate room to do so.
A pillar or series of pillars with the bottom touching the ground and a ceiling on top will function as a foundation, providing support and allowing structures to be built on top of it.
Support[edit | edit source]
Pillars provides sufficient support to allow a structure built on top of it to extend up to 2 ceilings in any direction on the x and y-axis, and up to 1 ceiling diagonally, not counting the center ceiling. However, the ceilings on the far end will not support walls.
A diagram showing how a single pillar or foundation (✖) can support 13 ceilings (indicated in green). The edges marked in red will not be able to support a wall without additional support beneath.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- There seems to be a max height of 78 pillars before you are prevented from placing more.
- The Metal Pillar is treated as a metal structure and can only be damaged by explosives, the Tek Rifle, Tek Saddles, a Titanosaur, Arthropluera, Corrupted Creatures, Enraged Creatures, Titans, Bosses, or the DodoRex.
The Metal Pillar and Metal Dinosaur Gateway share the same paint regions.
Region 3 is not used
Region 6 is not used