Slingshot

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Slingshot
Slingshot.png
A simple ranged weapon that deals damage from afar. Better for knocking out a target than killing it outright. Requires stone to fire.
Weapon
Type Weapon
Ammo used Stone.png Stone (100)
Ranged damage 14
Induced Torpor 18.9
Item
Weight 3
Durability 40
Single use No
Item ID 139
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 139 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponSlingshot.PrimalItem_WeaponSlingshot'" 1 0 0
Found in Beacon White, Green


Crafting
Required level Level 5
Engram Points 6 EP
Crafting XP 1.9 XP
Crafting Time 5s
Unlocks Bow.png Bow
Whip (Scorched Earth).png Whip Scorched Earth Icon.png


Ingredients
Resources breakdown
1 × Hide.png Hide
5 × Wood.png Wood
20 × Fiber.png Fiber

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Slingshot is the first ranged weapon available to players in ARK: Survival Evolved. It's a short-to-medium range weapon that uses Stone.png Stones for ammo. Compared to other weapons, it's most notable for its ability to inflict TorporTorpor.png, making it ideal for early tamers.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Slingshots are used to inflict Torpor from a distance. A successful shot will inflict 1.35 times the dealt damage in Torpor (i.e. 18.9 points of Torpor for the primitive version and fully charged) onto your target, while only dealing a low amount of damage. This is perfect for safely immobilizing small creatures and players. Once unconscious, creatures are defenseless, and are able to be tamed or killed.

It is most effective if used for headshots.

Notes/Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Holding the 'Alt Fire' button (default Right Mousebutton) will put the Slingshot in front of the player's camera along with zooming in slightly, allowing for slightly better aiming at the cost of reduced movement speed.
  • The Slingshot has an incredibly short drop-off range, so it's advised to aim high in most instances.
  • The Slingshot is useful for early-game hunters to help take down dangerous prey without getting too close.
  • This is a great ranged weapon for beginners. The ammo is cheap and easy to acquire, and its damage is low compared to other ranged weapons, reducing messy friendly-fire accidents.