Refining Forge

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Refining Forge
Refining Forge.png
Requires wood, thatch, or sparkpowder to activate. Put unrefined resources in this to refine them.
Type Crafting
Health 2,500
Item slots 24 / 8
Fuel Thatch (7.5 seconds)
Wood (30 seconds)
Sparkpowder (1 minute)
AnglerGel (4 minutes)
Weight 4.0
Stack Size 100
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 124 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_Forge.PrimalItemStructure_Forge'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 20
Engram Points 21 EP
Crafting XP 74.4 XP
Used to craft 8 items
Crafted in Inventory
125 × Stone.png Stone
5 × Flint.png Flint
65 × Hide.png Hide
40 × Fiber.png Fiber

The Refining Forge is a structure in ARK: Survival Evolved that is used to refine Metal into Metal Ingot and Oil into Gasoline.

Usage[edit | edit source]

To use the Refining Forge, one needs to put either Thatch, Wood, Sparkpowder or AnglerGel inside. See table below for more information.The Refining Forge also can not be sitting on a foundation that's in water.

Once the fuel and refining materials are inside the forge, you Light the fire to begin refining. Duration's for the fuel and the refining materials are given in the tables below.

To make the most efficient use of fuel, the amount of refining materials and fuel should be balanced to not waste fuel once the refining is complete.

For common examples:

Can exactly melt:

Fuel[edit | edit source]

Each fuel will burn for a different amount time. The table below shows how long each fuel will burn and what a single piece of fuel can theoretically refine (Minimum amounts of ingredients are given in the Refining section).

Each Fuel Burn Time Metal Oil
Thatch 7.5s 0.75 1.5
Wood 30s 3 6
Sparkpowder 1m 6 12
AnglerGel 4m 24 48

Each fuel stacks to a maximum of 100, except thatch, which stacks to 200. The table below shows how long one stack of each fuel will burn and how much that is able to refine.

Stack of Fuel (x100) Burn Time Metal Oil
Thatch 12m 30s 75 150
Wood 50m 300 600
Sparkpowder 1h 40m 600 1200
AnglerGel 6h 40m 2400 4800

An excellent offline calculator is available for automating these calculations, or you can use the following online calculator.

Refining[edit | edit source]

Each resource takes a different amount time to refine. The following table gives the duration to refine each resource for different amounts of ingredients

Resource Minimum Ingredients Refining Time Stack of Ingredients Refining Time
Metal Ingot 2 ×  Metal 20s 200 ×  Metal 33m 20s
Gasoline x 5 6 ×  Oil
5 ×  Hide
30s 240 ×  Oil
200 ×  Hide

An online calculator for automating the calculations is available at (Just click the industrial tab)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Refining Forge is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following aggressive creatures can not damage the Refining Forge:

Painting and Color Regions[edit | edit source]

X mark.svg

The Refining Forge is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye, Paintbrush, or Spray Painter pages.