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Rock Elemental
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Species
Colossus petram
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
Spawn Command
admincheat summon RockGolem_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/RockGolem/RockGolem_Character_BP.RockGolem_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Rock Elemental (Minion)
admincheat summon RockGolem_Character_Minion_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/Manticore/RockGolem_Character_Minion_BP.RockGolem_Character_Minion_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Rubble Golem
admincheat summon RubbleGolem_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/RockGolem/RubbleGolem_Character_BP.RubbleGolem_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Chalk Golem
admincheat summon ChalkGolem_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/Dinos/RockGolem/ChalkGolem/ChalkGolem_Character_BP.ChalkGolem_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Ice Golem
admincheat summon IceGolem_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/IceGolem/IceGolem_Character_BP.IceGolem_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Ice Golem (Valguero)
admincheat summon IceGolem_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/Dinos/RockGolem/IceGolem/IceGolem_Character_BP.IceGolem_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Ice Golem (Gauntlet)
admincheat summon IceGolem_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Arctic/IceGolem_Character_BP_Gauntlet.IceGolem_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Ice Golem (Retrieve)
admincheat summon IceGolem_Character_BP_Retrieve_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Retrieve/Arctic/IceGolem_Character_BP_Retrieve.IceGolem_Character_BP_Retrieve'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Rock Elemental
admincheat summon Volcano_Golem_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Lava_Golem/Volcano_Golem_Character_BP.Volcano_Golem_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant X-Rock Elemental (Gauntlet)
admincheat summon Volcano_Golem_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Volcanic/Volcano_Golem_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Volcano_Golem_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
100 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat





Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Rock Elemental Scorched Earth.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Rock Elemental Ragnarok.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Rock Elemental Extinction.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Rock Elemental Crystal Isles.svg





Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Rubble Golem Scorched Earth.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Rubble Golem Extinction.svg





Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Chalk Golem Valguero.svg





Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ice Golem Valguero.svg

Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ice Golem Genesis Part 1.svg





Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning X-Rock Elemental Genesis Part 1.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Rock Elemental or Rock Golem is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. It appears on the Scorched Earth, Extinction, Ragnarok, and Valguero maps. A variant, the Lava Elemental is available on Ragnarok.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Colossus petram is like no creature I have ever encountered. There is no biological or historical precedent for it. Its nearest relatives exist only in legend – mythical statues that could come to life like the Golem of Prague. That makes it all the more dangerous. What survivor could possibly expect a seemingly benign rock formation to suddenly spring to life and attack them? Fortunately, Colossus petram's massive size makes it quite slow, so I would advise most survivors to flee immediately if encountering it in the wild.

Colossus petram survives by slowly absorbing nearby minerals while in its dormant state, which consequently means that its body contains a wealth of metal ingots. If undisturbed, it can maintain this hibernation ad infinitum, but it will viciously attack anyone who encroaches upon its territory. A solitary creature, Colossus petram lives alone, and will not even protect its own kind.

Domesticated

If somehow tamed, Colossus petram could prove to be an invaluable asset, particularly in a siege. Only armor piercing rounds or explosives can harm it at all, and it will handily smash through stone structures.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Rock Elemental will not move unless approached; in its stationary form, it will appear as a strange pile of rocks. When aggravated, it will suddenly burst forth and begin pursuing the player. At a sufficient distance, the Rock Elemental will stop and return to its stationary form. Wild Rock Elementals cannot be aggravated by other wild creatures, if another wild creature walks near a dormant Rock Elemental they will ignore it. The Rock Elemental's Boulder Throw and melee AoE attacks can, however, hit other wild creatures and can kill them. Strangely, wild creatures hit by a Rock Elemental or Rubble Golem do not fight back...

Variants[edit | edit source]

Rubble Golem[edit | edit source]

There is also a smaller variant named Rubble Golem, which cannot be tamed. When hidden, it resembles a much smaller rock roughly the size of an ordinary stone node.

While rare, the Rubble Golem can be found inside of Caves on the Scorched Earth map. Unlike the Rock Elemental, the Rubble Golem can be damaged by Metal Arrows, although it is still more effective to use explosives.

Chalk and Ice Golems[edit | edit source]

The Chalk Golem and Ice Golem are variants of the Rock Elemental that are found in The White Cliffs and the Snow Desert on Valguero, respectively. The Ice Golem can also be found in the Arctic on Genesis: Part 1. Both variants are identical to the Rock Elemental in every way except for their appearances.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




This section displays the Rock Elemental's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Rock Elemental. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Rock Elemental will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the Rock Elemental's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 1 6 would color the Rock Elemental's "body" magenta.

X mark.svg

Region 0 is not used
for this Creature.

Rock Elemental PaintRegion1.png
Region 1:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 5 is not used
for this Creature.

Rock Elemental PaintRegion1.png




Intensity of the fifth region has been increased to improve visibility.

 

This section displays the X-Rock Elemental's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino X-Rock Elemental. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the X-Rock Elemental will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the X-Rock Elemental's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the X-Rock Elemental's "main body" magenta.

X-Rock Elemental PaintRegion0.png
Region 0:
Main Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

X-Rock Elemental PaintRegion5.png
Region 5:
Body Highlights
X-Rock Elemental PaintRegion0.pngX-Rock Elemental PaintRegion5.png

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

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

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 25000 +312.5 +2.7% -22000
Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food 6000 +600 +10%
Weight 660 +13.2 +4%
Melee Damage 120 / 300 +6 / +15 +1.7% 1.75% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
Torpidity 5000 +100 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 400 ? 960 960 25
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental smashes the target with both fists.
25 950 0 1350
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 120
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental pulls a boulder out of the ground and lobs it at the target for considerable impact damage.
75 5600 1000 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 120
Projectile Impact 300 2.6 100000
Swipe Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental swipes an arm at the target and spins in a circle.
25 950 0 1350
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 80

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]

Rock Elemental
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.

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

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 50000 +625 +2.7% -22000
Stamina 1000 +100 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food 6000 +600 +10%
Weight 660 +13.2 +4%
Melee Damage 120 / 300 +6 / +15 +1.7% 1.75% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
Torpidity 5000 +100 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 400 ? 960 960 25
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ?
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental smashes the target with both fists.
25 950 0 1350
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 120
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental pulls a boulder out of the ground and lobs it at the target for considerable impact damage.
75 5600 1000 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 120
Projectile Impact 300 2.6 100000
Swipe Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental swipes an arm at the target and spins in a circle.
25 950 0 1350
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 80

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

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
Health 4000 +50
Stamina 300 +30
Oxygen N/A N/A
Food 6000 +600
Weight 660 +13.2
Melee Damage 75 +3.75
Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity 5000 +100
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Walking 400 960.0001
Swimming 300 ?
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental smashes the target with both fists.
25 950 0 1350
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 120
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental pulls a boulder out of the ground and lobs it at the target for considerable impact damage.
75 5600 1000 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 120
Projectile Impact 300 2.6 100000
Swipe Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One), the Rock Elemental swipes an arm at the target and spins in a circle.
25 950 0 1350
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 80

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Rock Elemental

General[edit | edit source]

If you are not prepared to fight it, it's better to run away. If you do want to kill one, look for them on dark mountains where you can easily recognize them because of the orange or gray coloring of their hidden form.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Never get too close to it(unless you have Giganotosaurus). Trap it in a rock formation or with walls and keep attacking it while avoiding the rocks it throws.

Blood Crystal Wyvern can deal small damage with his bloody breath.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Tek saddles are the most efficient way if available. Lacking that, explosives and bullets can hurt it. Use Rocket Launchers, Grenades, Cannons ,Homing Missiles, or C4. Bullets can deal damage, but only an extremely small amount, making them not worth using for the resources required. Wyverns can also kill them with their primary attack, this, however, is also not advised as Golems take 50% reduced damage from physical attacks (This is even higher when a saddle is equipped), combine this with their significant health pool and even a low-level Golem will outshine a wyvern in hand-to-hand combat. Although not native to Scorched Earth, a Giganotosaurus, once tamed, can quickly become a star Golem-killer. With a huge health pool and an attack that is not negated by the 90% damage resistance of the Rock Elemental, Giganotosaurus can kill them with almost no risk, and far lower cost than using explosives. They can also harvest the body of the Rock Elemental but this commonly encumbers the Giganotosaurus. Killing and harvesting of Rock Elementals is confirmed to work on Ragnarok, Valguero and Scorched Earth. Another great method if you don´t go for the xp is using a pack of Allosaurus, just hit the golem with the bleed-attack and go out of its range, repeat this until it´s dead. Last but not least, a great method for killing a Rock Elemental is using a Velonasaur with its sniper attack, since its spikes deal full damage to the Rock Elemental. Using this method, you can take down a Rock Elemental in a matter of seconds.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Watch out for its punches and the boulders it throws, which are capable of demolishing stone buildings.

Don't use Flamethrowers (Scorched Earth) or Fire Arrows; fire doesn't work on rock elementals.


It´s not advised to use Wyverns against them, since their breath attacks deal no damage to Rock Elementals and the reduced physical damage from them makes them near helpless against Rock Elementals.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

They are very slow which makes it easy to avoid its attacks or trap it. Both the regular and the Rubble Golem variant takes damage from metal arrows. A wild Rock Elemental will not use its ranged attack on flyers unless they land. This can be used to hold its attention while another player attacks or attempts to knock out. Giganotosaurus deal heavy damage to Rock Elementals since it ignore Rock Elemental's natural armor. Any level Giganotosaurus can kill a Rock Elemental with ease, whether it is tamed versus tamed, or wild versus tamed. They are also one of the only creatures that can harvest its body. Unlike other tamed creatures, Rock Elementals cannot continue to attack with 0 stamina. Unless assisted by other dinos, even a small pack of low-level Troodon can kill a tamed Rock Elemental due to this mechanic although it takes some time to do so.

With the release of Ark: Genesis part 1, The Magmasaur became available. Arguably one of the best creatures to fight Rock Elementals with, the Magmasaur can quickly make short work of even the strongest Rock Elementals with its Fireball ability, as well as the passive burn it inflicts when it heats up.

Taming[edit | edit source]

You must hit the Rock Elemental in the head or else it will die; the best way to do this is to use a cannon and build a trap so you get a clear shot at the head.

Rock Elemental.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble 9 0 0 0 0:07:00
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur Scorched Earth Icon.png 137 0 0 0 2:04:40
Clay (Scorched Earth).png Clay Scorched Earth Icon.png 228 0 0 0 3:27:29
Stone.png Stone 488 1454 290 145 14:48:07
KO: Ballista Hits × N/A; Boulder Hits × 834; Rocket Propelled Grenade Shots × 14; Homing Missile Shots × 14; Cannon Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.33 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 04:16:24
Rock Elemental.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble 21 0 0 0 0:16:19
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur Scorched Earth Icon.png 325 185 38 19 4:55:45
Clay (Scorched Earth).png Clay Scorched Earth Icon.png 542 886 183 92 8:13:12
Stone.png Stone 1161 6639 1367 684 35:12:55
KO: Ballista Hits × N/A; Boulder Hits × 1317; Rocket Propelled Grenade Shots × 22; Homing Missile Shots × 22; Cannon Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 0.54 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 04:03:52
Rock Elemental.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble 33 0 0 0 0:25:38
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur Scorched Earth Icon.png 520 947 200 100 7:53:11
Clay (Scorched Earth).png Clay Scorched Earth Icon.png 867 2335 492 246 13:08:56
Stone.png Stone 1858 13733 2893 1447 56:21:23
KO: Ballista Hits × N/A; Boulder Hits × 1817; Rocket Propelled Grenade Shots × 31; Homing Missile Shots × 31; Cannon Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 0.71 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 04:17:54
Rock Elemental.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble 45 0 0 0 0:34:57
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur Scorched Earth Icon.png 715 1926 414 207 10:50:37
Clay (Scorched Earth).png Clay Scorched Earth Icon.png 1192 4133 888 444 18:04:40
Stone.png Stone 2554 22251 4780 2390 77:28:02
KO: Ballista Hits × N/A; Boulder Hits × 2317; Rocket Propelled Grenade Shots × 39; Homing Missile Shots × 39; Cannon Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 0.86 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 04:31:50
Rock Elemental.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble 57 0 0 0 0:44:16
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur Scorched Earth Icon.png 910 3085 674 337 13:48:04
Clay (Scorched Earth).png Clay Scorched Earth Icon.png 1517 6219 1359 680 23:00:24
Stone.png Stone 3250 31948 6981 3491 98:34:41
KO: Ballista Hits × N/A; Boulder Hits × 2817; Rocket Propelled Grenade Shots × 47; Homing Missile Shots × 47; Cannon Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 1 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 04:44:26
Rock Elemental.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Extraordinary Kibble.png Extraordinary Kibble 70 0 0 0 0:54:22
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur Scorched Earth Icon.png 1105 4396 976 488 16:45:30
Clay (Scorched Earth).png Clay Scorched Earth Icon.png 1842 8549 1897 949 27:56:08
Stone.png Stone 3947 42655 9463 4732 119:43:09
KO: Ballista Hits × N/A; Boulder Hits × 3317; Rocket Propelled Grenade Shots × 56; Homing Missile Shots × 56; Cannon Shots × 12
Torpidity-depletion: 1.13 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 04:55:45

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Ingredients for Extraordinary Kibble: 1 ×  Special Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 1 ×  Giant Bee Honey, 1 ×  Lazarus Chowder, 10 ×  Mejoberry, 1 ×  Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Rock Elemental will not take torpor damage from the regular methods - you will need to hit it with large projectiles like Cannon Balls.

You must also hit it in the head. Body shots will not only fail to inflict torpor, but they will also deal significant damage thus killing the Elemental.

Cannon Method[edit | edit source]

A good method for knocking out a Rock Elemental is to have a tribe-mate ride a Paraceratherium that is wearing a Platform Saddle with a Cannon placed on it. You can kite the Rock Elemental around while your tribe-mate(s) fire the cannon.

If a tribe-mate is not available, the Rock Elemental's large size allows you to take advantage of the environment by trapping it between large rocks, or 5 Metal Dinosaur Gateways forming a semi-circle, this however is considered less effective as the Golems head movements become extremely erratic as it will continually attempt to destroy whatever structures between you and it even if it can not apply damage to them, as for a natural rock formation the likelihood of the Golem escaping its confinement and/or destroying your cannon is significantly higher, not to mention how rare such locations are.

Rocket Turret Method[edit | edit source]

Another way that is more Singleplayer friendly is by using a Rocket Turret. Unlike Cannons, Rocket Turrets cannot take damage from Rock Elemental melee attacks, however, their rock throws can be scary with the low health the Rocket Turret has. While this method is much more expensive, it is ideally meant for Singleplayer, though one could argue its value in PvE.

This method is not recommended in PvP due to the fact it requires a 'Grounded Foundation', which means it has to be placed on a Foundation on the ground, not a platform saddle. This means it stays where you put it and it's just target practice for raiders. There is also the unfortunate chance of outright killing the Elemental, and when this happens you would need to herd more over to it.

Rocket Launcher Method

Although extremely risky, the Rocket Launcher can be utilized as a early way of taming Rock Elementals. This method can be dangerous as the Rock Elemental becomes faster as their torpor rises, this can take survivors by surprise and result in a swift death. Aiming the Rockets accurately is crucial and is one of the harder tasks to do for newer survivors with this method, this is arguably the worst method for higher level Rock Elementals.


Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Tank: The Rock Elemental takes 50% reduced damage from creatures, this effect stacks with saddle armor.

Siege Weapon: The Rock Elemental's raw attack power can be highly effective during a raid. This creature is especially handy, as it deals more damage to stone structures than most others. The Rock Elemental does NOT do additional damage to metal-based buildings/structures. (Level up Melee Damage, Health, and Stamina)

Sentry: Rock Elementals can be ordered to take their stationary form, allowing them to act as hidden sentries at a base. Due to their large size and ability to damage structures, one may want to use them outside of base walls. (Level up Melee Damage)

Sub-Oceanic DPS and Mining: The Rock Elemental does not possess an oxygen stat (i.e. it does not need to breathe), this coupled with the fact that it is possibly one of the highest damage dealing creatures and that it is great at mining most if not all resources makes it a great asset to the would be underwater explorer. Note: Elementals cannot swim, i.e. they will sink to the ocean floor quite literally like a rock. However, they can walk on the ocean floor with the same amount of ease as on land. While this can be a boon to many, to the unprepared it can be dangerous as falling into or under water from too high will kill your Elemental, and only certain underwater terrain can be navigated by the Elemental meaning there may be a way down but no way back up, so it is best to stick with paths made of smooth inclines and minimal large rocks to ensure that your Elemental does not get sentenced to an eternity of boredom underwater, though the use of a cryopod will allow you to scoop up the rock elemental, if you are able to navigate elsewhere to redeploy it. Note: As with underwater mounts, you will be able to eat underwater while mounted on the Elemental.

Harvester: Rock Elementals excel at harvesting stone, gathering large amounts of it very quickly. Rock Elementals do not have weight reductions on stone, but do have a much higher weight capacity, especially when leveled, than the Doedicurus. They are also excellent at harvesting wood as well as gathering materials from the remains of other Rock Elementals.

Alpha Wyvern Killer/Egg-collector: The Rock Elemental is immune to all breath attacks of the Wyvern but be careful in the Trench as it no longer has immunity from lava but it can be used to kill all Wyvern near a Wyvern Egg (Scorched Earth) to get the egg safely. This is especially useful on Ragnarok and Valguero as you can access parts of the Trench on foot. It can also be useful in helping take down Alpha Fire Wyvern's as it's immune to it's breath attack and takes reduced physical damage.

Damage:

Battle Mount:

Transport:

Guardian:

Combatant:

Defender:

Transport:

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth: The Island:

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Rock Elemental, see the relevant Wikipedia article.

  • The Rock Elementals are based on the mythological Golems which are giant humanoid creatures made of stone.
    • This is evidenced in the Dossier for Helena mentioning the mythological Golems and in its spawn code name as all Elementals have Golem in their spawn code names.
  • The saddle to ride these creatures is called the Rock Golem Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png. This is a naming inconsistency in the game.
  • Most creatures will not attack a tamed Rock Elemental. It can walk through aggressive areas without encountering aggressive creatures. This can be used to the rider's advantage when traveling through the hostile open desert and makes Rock Elementals a useful mount when taming Mantis.
  • Rock Elementals do not defecate.
  • Rock Elementals seem to take massively increased damage from each other, this effect is primarily applied in their melee attacks.
  • Upon being tamed, a Rock Elemental will continue to eat Clay, Stone, or Sulfur, if available.
  • Wild Rock Elementals take 90% reduced damage from non-explosive/armor piercing attacks, tamed Rock Elementals take 50% reduced damage from wild Dinos, 25 saddle armor can grant an additional (roughly) 17.3% damage reduction.
  • Cannon Balls do approximately 1,800 torpor per headshot, making them the most effective methods in taming a Rock Elemental.
  • It can eat stone and sulfur from a feeding trough. Clay cannot be placed in a trough at this time.
  • Due to the Golem's abilities to disguise itself, searching for Golems in areas with large amounts of rocks can be difficult. However, since they always camouflage as the same color and shape of a rock, a trained eye can spot them. In fact, their "camouflage" can actually be a hindrance to their ability to hide, as they can spawn in areas which lack sand-colored rocks, causing them to be easily identifiable even from a distance. Lastly, they can be spotted (or confirmed) even in rock form by using a spyglass.
  • Rock Elementals are one of the four creatures that can only be knocked out by striking at certain parts of their body with blunt/explosive projectile, others being Titanosaur, Karkinos and Astrocetus
  • The Lava Elemental is twice the height of a Rock Elemental, and the Rock Elemental is twice the height of a Rubble Golem.
  • According to a QnA, the rocks on the Elemental's body are not part of it, but rather a form of armor.
  • Rubble Golems inhabit many caves on Scorched Earth.
  • The name "Colossus petram" translates to "A giant rock"
  • Although the Rubble Golem can’t be tamed, it can wear a Rock Golem Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png.
  • Oddly, the dossier mentions how its body has an abundance of Metal Ingots. (The refined form of metal).
  • Despite the lack of an oxygen stat, the Rock Elemental still has a respiration animation, Mek has similar issues
  • In Valguero, Rock Elemental appears in two different variants, an ice and a chalk one, and both cannot be transfer to other map, and once it's cryo'd inside of cryopod, it can no longer be summoned.
  • While the Rock Elemental can´t harvest Metal from the rocks on land, it can harvest Metal from the rocks in the ocean like a Dunkleosteus.
  • the Rock elemental's worst enemy is probably the deathworm as it does Rock elemental reduced damage and the deathworm does more. Although extremely rare, the deathworm might attack a Rock elemental close enough to the ground and kill it. An alpha deathworm can kill even a lava golem.

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