Lava Cave

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Lava Cave
Lava Cave.jpg
Lava Cave in the South East of the Island
Location
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Entrance(s)
70.6° Lat, 86.1° Lon
Loot
Artifact of the Massive.png
Artifact of the Massive
67.1° Lat, 86.0° Lon
Artifact Level
40
Loot Quality
Blue Crate.png Blue
Yellow Crate.png Yellow

This cave has dangerous lava-pits and is very hot.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Burning.png Very Hot (Some green crystals can cool you down)
  • Dangerous jumps, not even a parachute will save you from lava
  • Mega Rabies.png Mega Rabies (Bring antidotes or make sure you have enough HP to survive)

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • At one point in the cave, there is an "S" shaped bridge leading further. It is difficult to cross and is not recommended, however it is possible with most animals (including sabers and carnos).
  • Green crystals in the cave can help cool you down since the entire cave will overheat you
  • Stay to the right whenever it splits and avoid jumping rocks as much as possible.
  • Try to avoid the lava when you can.
  • It is extremely recommended to bring Grappling Hooks into this cave due to the artifact being located on a small section of land that has several jumps over lava leading to it. If you do not wish to risk any jumps and one's aim isn't the best with a crossbow a minimum of 4 Grappling Hooks can safely get you to the artifact and back to where no jumps are required. Additional hooks can allow you to escape a dreadful fall into lava or a bad shot that puts you in extreme danger.
  • A Megalosaurus can rarely spawn at the artifact's location. However it can easily be shot with an arrow from afar and it will send itself into the lava. Pulmonoscorpius can also spawn at the artifact location and can be dealt with in the same manner. Alternatively you can grapple to a location over them and use a crossbow with arrows to deal with them at no risk.

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Common Uncommon Rare

Compatible Tamed Creatures[edit | edit source]

Creatures that do not have the ability to jump will not be able to get to many areas of the cave.

This table is incomplete.
You can help us by adding the tamed creatures you know can enter the cave. If the creature can't enter, please exclude it.

Accessibility Ratings:

  • Excellent: Full-Cave Access (Entrance-to-Artifact)
  • Limited: Can Access Portions of the Cave Safely
  • Not Recommended: Can Get Stuck/Unable to Leave Cave
Creature Accessibility Rideable Notes
Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Argentavis.png Argentavis Not recommended Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Cannot fit into cave entrance.
Arthropluera.png Arthropluera Limited Yes
Baryonyx.png Baryonyx Excellent Yes
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
  •  Express caution when jumping; it is easy to miss a jump and fall in lava.
Carnotaurus.png Carno Limited Yes
Compy.png Compy Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Dilophosaur.png Dilophosaur Limited No
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Direbear.png Direbear Not recommended Yes
  •  Cannot fit into cave entrance.
Direwolf.png Direwolf Excellent Yes
Dodo.png Dodo Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Dung Beetle.png Dung Beetle Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus Limited Yes
Jerboa.png Jerboa Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kairuku.png Kairuku Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Lystrosaurus.png Lystrosaurus Limited No
Megalania.png Megalania Limited Yes
  •  Can be tamed inside cave but unable to exit
Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus Excellent Yes
  •  Excellent at night
Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Onyc.png Onyc Excellent No
Oviraptor.png Oviraptor Limited No
Pachy.png Pachy Limited Yes
Phiomia.png Phiomia Limited Yes
Pelagornis.png Pelagornis Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Raptor.png Raptor Excellent Yes
Ravager.png Ravager Excellent Yes
Rex.png Rex Not recommended Yes
  •  Cannot fit into cave entrance.
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth Excellent Yes
Scorpion.png Scorpion Limited Yes
  •  Can be tamed inside cave but unable to exit
Spider.png Spider Limited Yes
Tapejara.png Tapejara Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Terror Bird.png Terror Bird Excellent Yes
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo Not recommended Yes
  •  Cannot fit into cave entrance.
Vulture.png Vulture Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There is a corner full of Metal and Obsidian Nodes
  • Lava will not kill you instantly, but will do massive damage quite quickly. It is possible to save yourself if you manage to find a rock to jump on.
  • Be careful when using the orbit camera to look around.
  • The lower levels of both paths have poor collision with player death drops.

Gallery[edit | edit source]