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Increases your health, but puts you to sleep.
Type Drug
Health 8.0
Torpor 40.0
Weight 0.1
Stack size 100
Decomposes in 2m
Item ID 123
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 123 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_Narcotic.PrimalItemConsumable_Narcotic'" 1 0 0
Found in Beacon Green

Required level Level 6
Engram Points 6 EP
Crafting XP 4 XP
Crafting Time 5s
Unlocks Tranquilizer Arrow.png Tranquilizer Arrow
Tranquilizer Dart.png Tranquilizer Dart
Used to craft 11 items
Crafted in Mortar And Pestle.png Mortar And Pestle
Chemistry Bench.png Chemistry Bench
Resources breakdown [Expand]
Total Base Ingredients
5 × Narcoberry.png Narcoberry
1 × Raw Meat.png Raw Meat

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Narcotic is an item in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be used to keep dinosaurs unconscious during Taming.

Upon consumption, Narcotics increase the Torpor.png Torpor of a survivor or creature by 40, which is a bit more than the amount of torpor given by the 5 narcoberries required to make it (5 × 7.5 = 37.5). In addition, unlike the berries themselves, the narcotic doesn't spoil.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Narcotics are primarily used in the Taming process to keep dinosaurs unconscious. This is done by putting the Narcotic in the creatures inventory, selecting it, and pressing the Use key (E, Xbox: Y, PS4: Triangle). The creature's torpidity will then rise by a total of 40 over the next 8 seconds. 5 Narcoberry.png Narcoberries will produce a bit less of Torpor and unlike the berries, Narcotics do not spoil. This process can be used against an unconscious player for the same effect. Especially for creatures with a fast decreasing torpor, narcoberries are the better choice because the 5 berries will increase the torpor for 5 × 3s = 15 seconds as opposed to one narcotic that increases the torpor only for 8 seconds. During the increase of the torpor it will not decrease, giving berries an advantage when taming creatures like Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus and Dimetrodon.png Dimetrodon. Narcotics and Narcoberries do not affect the Taming Effectiveness.

Narcotics can also be used to give the player increased Health.png Health regeneration for a short time, although this will cause you to fall asleep due to the rapid increase in torpor it causes. Players with a higher Fortitude.png Fortitude will be more resistant to this effect, and will be able to take more Narcotics before they are knocked out.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Narcotics are used to craft the following items:

Also, Narcotics are needed for following cooking Recipes:

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The item's description says that it "increases your health", which implies that consuming it will provide a boost to max health. This is incorrect, as it only provides a health regeneration effect.
  • Due to the fact that Narcotics provide 2.0 XP per craft, are vital to taming most creatures, and are commonly made in bulk due to the easy resource requirements, they are a fantastic item to create in order to grind experience and to level up. Even high-level survivors can gain considerable experience through the creation of hundreds of narcotics.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In early versions of the game, Narcotics and Narcoberries had a negative effect on Taming Effectiveness.