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
Tool Metal Pick.png Metal Pick
Creature Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus
Doedicurus.png Doedicurus*
Item
Weight 1.0
Stack size 100
Item ID 142
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 142 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Obsidian.PrimalItemResource_Obsidian'" 1 0 0
Crafting
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]

Obsidian.png Obsidian
Creature / ToolGain per action
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★☆☆
Mantis.png Mantis★★★☆☆

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.


The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Rich Obsidian Occurrences on The Island

This map is incomplete. Please contribute confirmed resource locations by confirming their location in-game.


The Center Map.jpg
Rich Obsidian Occurrences on The Center
Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
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.png Polymer, which is an important ingredient for high-end items. It is also used to craft:


Two examples of black, glossy, obsidian-rich rocks