Obsidian

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Obsidian
Obsidian.png
A very rare resource, found underground. Can be broken down and used to make modern tech.
Resource
Type Resource
Rarity Uncommon
Renewable Yes
Refineable No
Combustible No
Item
Weight 1.0
Stack Size 100 / 5000
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 141 1 0 0
or
cheat GFI Obsidian 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Obsidian.PrimalItemResource_Obsidian'" 1 0 0
Crafting
Used to craft 20 items
Hexagon Exchange
Exchange Yields 5 Pieces
Hexagons Hexagon Icon.png 180180

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]

Obsidian
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus★★★★☆
Magmasaur★★★★☆
Phoenix★★★★☆
Mantis★★★☆☆
Metal Pick★★★☆☆

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:

Creature Reduced by
Argentavis 50%
Ravager 50%

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.

Obsidian


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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.

Obsidian


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Rich Obsidian Occurrences on The Center

Below are all of the obsidian locations for Scorched Earth. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Obsidian


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Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Scorched Earth

Below are all of the obsidian locations for Aberration. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Obsidian


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Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Aberration

Below are all of the obsidian locations for Ragnarok. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Obsidian


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Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Ragnarok

Below are all of the obsidian locations for Extinction. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Obsidian


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Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Extinction

Below are all of the obsidian locations for Valguero. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Obsidian


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Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Valguero

Below are all of the obsidian locations for Genesis: Part 1. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Obsidian


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Rich Obsidian Occurrences on Genesis: Part 1

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:

Media[edit | edit source]

Two examples of black, glossy, obsidian-rich rocks