|A very rare resource, found underground. Can be broken down and used to make modern tech.|
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|Used to craft||18 items|
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.
Locations[edit | edit source]
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. See the interactive Resource Maps for all occurrences in the official maps as well as some Mod maps. Also the cave on Carnivore Island contains obsidian.
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on The Island|
This map is incomplete. Please contribute confirmed resource locations by confirming their location in-game.
|Rich Obsidian Occurrences on The Center|
|Locations on Scorched Earth|
Obsidian: You can find it in the lava islands. Follow the smoke to its base to the pools that are on top of the mountains and you will find it.
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
- Harpoon Launcher
- Kibble (Mantis Egg)
- Magnifying Glass
- Obsidian Arrow
- Obsidian Pickaxe
- Obsidian Spear