|A very rare resource, found underground. Can be broken down and used to make modern tech.|
|Stack Size||100 / 5000|
cheat giveitemnum 141 1 0 0
cheat GFI Obsidian 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Obsidian.PrimalItemResource_Obsidian'" 1 0 0
|Used to craft||20 items|
|Exchange Yields||5 Pieces|
Obsidian is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is found in caves and on mountains in smooth, black rocks.
Whitesky Peak and Volcano have rich amounts of obsidian rocks at and around the summit. However smaller amounts of black obsidian rocks can be found in numerous peaks around The Island. On Scorched Earth it can be found in the artifact caves.
Gathering[edit | edit source]
|Creature / Tool||Gain per action|
Please note that the Doedicurus is not able to gather obsidian from all of the typically black glossy rocks. For instance, it can gather obsidian from the rocks in the caldera of the volcano on The Island map, but not from the rocks on the last part of the way up to the caldera. On The Center map it can't gather from the rocks on the shores of the lake under the floating island or in the mouth of Skull Island.
Weight Reduction[edit | edit source]
The following creatures reduce the weight of Obsidian by the listed amount while it is in their inventory:
Locations[edit | edit source]
Below are all of the obsidian locations for The Island. Obsidian can be found on the slope of The Frozen Tooth and the Far's Peak, as well as on the top of the Volcano. Most caves on the Island contain obsidian as well. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on The Island|
Below are all of the obsidian locations for The Center. It can be found on the lava islands at the north of the map. Follow the smoke to its base to the pools that are on top of the mountains and you will find it. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on The Center|
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Scorched Earth|
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Aberration|
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Ragnarok|
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Extinction|
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Valguero|
These maps are incomplete. Please contribute confirmed resource locations by confirming their location in-game.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Obsidian is used as an ingredient to craft Polymer, which is an important ingredient for high-end items. It is also used to craft:
- Arthropluera Saddle
- Artifact Pedastal
- Cannon Ball
- Chain Bola
- Geopolymer Cement
- Harpoon Launcher
- Iron Skillet
- Magnifying Glass
- Obsidian Arrow
- Obsidian Pickaxe
- Obsidian Spear
Media[edit | edit source]