Spyglass

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Spyglass
Spyglass.png
This instrument, while primitive, is quite effective at long-range reconnaissance.
Item
Type Tool
Weight 0.5
Single use No
Item ID 283
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 283 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Test/PrimalItem_WeaponSpyglass.PrimalItem_WeaponSpyglass'" 1 0 0
Found in Beacon Green
Crafting
Required level Level 7
Engram Points 2 EP
Crafting XP 4 XP
Repair XP 4 XP
Crafting Time 5s
Unlocks Camera.png Camera
Scope Attachment.png Scope Attachment


Ingredients
Resources breakdown
5 × Wood.png Wood
10 × Hide.png Hide
10 × Fiber.png Fiber
2 × Crystal.png Crystal


The Spyglass is a tool in ARK: Survival Evolved that allows the player to see faraway players, creatures, and landscapes.

Uses[edit | edit source]

The Spyglass is often used in-game while taming to see possible tameable beasts far away, and to check the level of a creature in order to decide whether it is approachable. This is particularly valuable in hunting dangerous creatures such as Carnos and Rexes, as well as flying creatures like Argents, Pteranodons, and Quetzals.

It can also be used to see the owner of structures from an increased distance.

While looking at a player or a creature through the spyglass, you can use the "Attack This Target" whistle (default: .) to command a creature to attack a distant target.

The spyglass can be used to show the gender of the creature you wish to tame, allowing you to hunt for mates to your dinosaurs for breeding.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Can be used while mounted. Selecting the Spyglass will equip it on zoom mode and unequipping it will zoom out again.
  • While riding a mount, its body will often obstruct your sight (head in front or wings to the sides), so it will be easier to use looking backwards.
  • The recipe uses 2 Crystal, which can only be harvested with a Metal Pick (you can harvest crystal with stone pick, however chance is very low, often takes harvesting several crystals to get one crystal), making it a difficult item for low-level players to acquire despite its low unlock level.