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Aberration DLC.jpg This article is about a creature, item, or feature exclusive to the DLC: Aberration
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Rockwell
Group
Species
Unknown
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
Unknown
Temperament
Aggressive
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Rockwell_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Boss/Rockwell/Rockwell_Character_BP.Rockwell_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Gamma
admincheat summon Rockwell_Character_BP_Easy_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Boss/Rockwell/Rockwell_Character_BP_Easy.Rockwell_Character_BP_Easy'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Beta
admincheat summon Rockwell_Character_BP_Medium_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Boss/Rockwell/Rockwell_Character_BP_Medium.Rockwell_Character_BP_Medium'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Alpha
admincheat summon Rockwell_Character_BP_Hard_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Boss/Rockwell/Rockwell_Character_BP_Hard.Rockwell_Character_BP_Hard'" 500 0 0 35
Variant RockwellTentacle
admincheat summon RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Boss/RockwellTentacle/RockwellTentacle_Character_BP.RockwellTentacle_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Gamma RockwellTentacle
admincheat summon RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Gamma_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Boss/RockwellTentacle/RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Gamma.RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Gamma'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Beta RockwellTentacle
admincheat summon RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Beta_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Boss/RockwellTentacle/RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Beta.RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Beta'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Alpha RockwellTentacle
admincheat summon RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Alpha_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Boss/RockwellTentacle/RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Alpha.RockwellTentacle_Character_BP_Alpha'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
6,000 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat
Rockwell Arena, accessible via the Obelisks and/or the Terminal on Aberration

Rockwell (Or formerly known as Sir Edmund Rockwell) is one of the Bosses in ARK: Survival Evolved's Aberration DLC. He was one of the few explorers who had written Explorer Notes containing recipes before he went insane "ascending" with his Edmundium (simply known to villagers as Element.png Element) experiment, as evidenced by his notes in the Aberration Map.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

The place to activate the teleporter to the Rockwell Arena depends on currently unknown conditions. For some players only the Terminal shows the summon icons, other players can see them also in the Obelisks on the surface or in loot crates.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

When you enter the Rockwell Arena, Rockwell's Tentacles will attempt to attack you by slamming into the ground, electrocuting the ground, and shooting balls of energy at you and your tames.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

This former explorer is a humanoid monstrosity with exposed organs, a malformed body, and many tentacles




Color Scheme and Regions

The Rockwell always spawns with the same color scheme and has no color regions.

This means it is currently impossible to make alterations to the Rockwell's natural spawn colors.


Known Information[edit | edit source]

Tribute Requirements[edit | edit source]

The following items are needed to open the Aberration Portal:

Item Quantity
Gamma Beta Alpha
Player Level 60 75 100
Artifact of the Depths (Aberration).png Artifact Of The Depths Aberration Icon.png 1 1 1
Artifact of the Shadows (Aberration).png Artifact Of The Shadows Aberration Icon.png 1 1 1
Artifact of the Stalker (Aberration).png Artifact Of The Stalker Aberration Icon.png 1 1 1
Basilisk Scale (Aberration).png Basilisk Scale Aberration Icon.png 0 4 8
Nameless Venom (Aberration).png Nameless Venom Aberration Icon.png 0 12 20
Reaper Pheromone Gland (Aberration).png Reaper Pheromone Gland Aberration Icon.png 0 2 7
Rock Drake Feather (Aberration).png Rock Drake Feather Aberration Icon.png 0 2 7
Alpha Basilisk Fang (Aberration).png Alpha Basilisk Fang Aberration Icon.png 0 0 1
Alpha Karkinos Claw (Aberration).png Alpha Karkinos Claw Aberration Icon.png 0 0 1
Alpha Reaper King Barb (Aberration).png Alpha Reaper King Barb Aberration Icon.png 0 0 1

Tribute Spawn Commands[edit | edit source]

Gamma

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB.PrimalItemArtifactAB'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB_2.PrimalItemArtifactAB_2'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB_3.PrimalItemArtifactAB_3'" 1 0 0

Beta

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB.PrimalItemArtifactAB'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB_2.PrimalItemArtifactAB_2'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB_3.PrimalItemArtifactAB_3'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_RockDrake.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_RockDrake'" 7 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_XenomorphPheromoneGland.PrimalItemResource_XenomorphPheromoneGland'" 7 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk'" 8 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemConsumable_NamelessVenom.PrimalItemConsumable_NamelessVenom'" 20 0 0

Alpha

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB.PrimalItemArtifactAB'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB_2.PrimalItemArtifactAB_2'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifactAB_3.PrimalItemArtifactAB_3'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_CrabClaw.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_CrabClaw'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_ReaperBarb.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_ReaperBarb'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk_Alpha.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk_Alpha'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_RockDrake.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_RockDrake'" 7 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_XenomorphPheromoneGland.PrimalItemResource_XenomorphPheromoneGland'" 7 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilisk'" 8 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemConsumable_NamelessVenom.PrimalItemConsumable_NamelessVenom'" 20 0 0


Drops[edit | edit source]

Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 42000 +8400
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40
Oxygen.png Oxygen 2000 +200
Food.png Food 2600 +260
Weight.png Weight 3000 +60
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 02 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A


Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 68500 +13700
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40
Oxygen.png Oxygen 2000 +200
Food.png Food 2600 +260
Weight.png Weight 3000 +60
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 02 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A


Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 115000 +23000
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40
Oxygen.png Oxygen 2000 +200
Food.png Food 2600 +260
Weight.png Weight 3000 +60
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 02 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A


Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 3800 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 250 +25
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 3000 +300
Weight.png Weight 380 +7.6
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 02 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 1000 +60

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
5The Rockwell is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A


Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 8500 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 250 +25
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 3000 +300
Weight.png Weight 380 +7.6
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 02 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 1000 +60

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
5The Rockwell is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A


Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 15250 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 250 +25
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 3000 +300
Weight.png Weight 380 +7.6
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 02 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 1000 +60

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
5The Rockwell is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A


Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Rockwell (Gamma)
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Rockwell is considered to be one of the most difficult bosses to beat. Rockwell stands inside the middle of the arena with a single path to him, surrounded by both his tentacles and a pool of inaccessible pure molten Element. While his tentacles are up he can not be harmed. The arena is not irradiated, because of this feel free to bring any armor better than hazard suits to ensure survival.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Destroy each of his tentacles before being able to attack his stunned body. Rinse and repeat until he is dead. The more mounted players fighting, the better the odds.

When the tentacles begin their AoE attack avoid it immediately and wait it out.

Nameless.png Nameless will begin spawning in, with a strong mount these can be dealt with.

When facing the Elemental Reaper.png Reapers throw a Plant Species Z Fruit (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Fruit while mounted to stun it and increase damage, begin attacking immediately. Its acid shots and health will be a major hindrance so making quick work of them is vital.

If the player has enough resources, such as ammo, food, and water then he/she can use a Rock Drake and turn it invisible. This will hide the players from the Nameless and Reaper that will appear later, but not Rockwell.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Rockwell will often spew out purple energy ball at the target player, wounding anything around (including shoulder-mounted dino) and inside of it with the exception of his tentacles, this includes the player while riding a mount, to be prepared for this bring multiple suits of armor and medical brew to better your chances of survival. This projectile will also target Camouflaged Rock Drake.png Rock Drake. The darker the projectile color (with red being the most dangerous), the more damaging it will do upon exploding.

Shooting the projectiles will burst them. Shooting it near other projectile will explode them as well, but if any survivor or dino comes into contact, they will get hit by it.

He will also call out a constant wave of Nameless.png Nameless after his second emerge and a few Elemental Reaper.png Reapers after his second emerge to defend for him. In his last emerging from the Element Pools, the mentioned dinos will constantly spawn and could overwhelm every survivor and their dino, making killing of Rockwell a priority to stop them from spawning.

After losing a certain amount of health, Rockwell's tentacles start an electrification AoE attack. This attack dismounts, hinders, and damages players, watch the tentacles and stay away from this attack which will be especially deadly when mobs are nearby. You cannot remount in the electrified area.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Edmund Rockwell has only one weakness to his health: His heart. It becomes exposed after all the tentacles are killed momentarily.

Elemental Reaper Kings are weaker than their other wild counterpart, making them very easy to kill. Despite this, to be able to kill them effectively, they must be affected by charge light.

Nameless spawns disregard presence of other enraged alphas, and transforms into them after a while. Unlike the ones outside the arena, these do not call for Subterranean Reaper King. Despite this, its best not to underestimate them due to their swarm.

Other than his tentacles and his inability to move around, he does not possess any other weakness.

Dossier Code[edit | edit source]

There's an encoded message on the teaser dossier, which uses the same code as in Ascension. The message decodes to

"I am not a god. I am more than that. Infinitely more. I am everything. This world, this ARK, it is my body. "

"I can feel every bit of it, every footstep of man or beast that falls upon my skin, and every root that digs into my flesh. They are all mine. Everything in this world happens only by my will. "

"The ones who put me here have long since fled, but though I hate them, I accept their escape. It is their reward, for they placed me upon this throne. "

"Yet should anyone else challenge me, they shall receive no mercy. My wrath will be swift and terrible, and my enemies will know only pain. I am everything. "

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The boss was first introduced in the community crunch 111 on 2017-12-08.[2]
  • Unlike the other bosses, Rockwell's dossier appears purple in tint (perhaps due to the Aberration color and its theme of mutation/corruption), as opposed to the turquoise found at other bosses.
    • Also unlike the other bosses (including Overseer.png Overseer), Rockwell's difficulty color do not correspond with Gamma and Beta (colors are purple and yellow respectively) of the others. However, Alpha colors are the same as every other bosses.
  • You summon Rockwell at an Obelisk.png Obelisk like other bosses, but he also has his own Terminal in the style of the Tek Cave.
  • Edmund Rockwell proclaims Element.png Element as Edmundium.
  • Evidenced by the Explorer Notes and by what happens in the boss fight, it appears that when Mei Yin and Helena sent Rockwell into the depths of Aberration, he somehow fell into the Guardian's chamber and assumed its place as Guardian. This is likely how Rockwell states that he was "placed upon this throne". Since the Guardians are technically part of the ARK itself, that means he was connected to the programming and everything else that runs the station. This could easily explain what he means when he says the ark is his body.
  • Evidenced by the same as above, Rockwell may have "taken over" Aberration. Granted the ARK was already damaged beforehand. This is evidenced upon his defeat in the boss fight, as there is a purple dome which seems to suddenly appear around the arena, that then begins to shatter and break apart, being replaced with blue light that begins to show the player Holograms. In a sense, Rockwell's defeat seems to trigger the ARK working again properly. This also means since he is Guardian, he is now a complete autonomous part of the station, which will continue to summon him to be killed and to do battle with survivors again; a never-ending cycle of prison that is a strangely poetic end for a man who became so corrupt.
  • Out of all the known bosses, Rockwell is the only boss that remains stationary, if not invulnerable until all his tentacles are destroyed.
  • It seems that if an Overseer is completely destroyed, the ARK it is operating will slowly start to crumble and ultimately self-destruct. Helena and Santiago managed to prevent the self-destruction from happening, by hacking into the Obelisk.png Obelisks and shutting them down. Right afterwards, Rockwell ascended with pure Element.png Element and transformed into a horrible monster of tentacles. He was chased down, and defeated by Mei Yin and Helena. Cast down into the depths of Aberration, Rockwell began to morph into a living conductor of Element.png Element, therefore claiming the role as the new Overseer.png Overseer, which the ARK needed to be stable.
  • After Diana and company's Tek bomb completely destroyed the Overseer.png Overseer, the ark stopped working properly. Afterward Rockwell injected himself with molten Element.png Element. He then attacked the Tek city and fought with Helena and Mei Yin. In this battle he created a pit out of anger. He fell down said pit into one of the Guardian chambers, claiming the role of the Overseer.png Overseer.
  • When a Rockwell tentacle comes in contact with a dead Reaper.png Reaper's acid burn, it is temporarily stunned, leaving it in its "t-pose" until the effect wears off.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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