Swamp Cave

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Swamp Cave
Cave near the swamp of the Island.
Interior Map

Swamp Cave Map.png

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
62.7° Lat, 37.3° Lon
Artifact Of The Immune.png
Artifact Of The Immune
62.2° Lat, 39.6° Lon
Loot Quality
Blue Crate.png Blue
Yellow Crate.png Yellow
Red Crate.png Red

If you enter the Swamp cave you will notice that the heat is nearly unbearable and the toxic gas will kill you quickly unless you've come with Scuba and/or Ghillie suit armor to help with the heat and survive the toxic air.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Large groups of wild Pulmonoscorpius and Araneo between level 120 and 340 (on 1.0 difficulty) and swarms of Meganeura between level 200 and 360
  • Poisonous air
  • Extreme Heat (40 C / 104 F)

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Bug Repellant.png Bug Repellant will help you in much of the cave, however there are many tight corridors where you cannot sneak past enemies.
  • Bring lots of Stimulant.png Stimulants with you and constantly watch your torpor. Everything here wants you unconscious.
  • There are plenty of water sources found within deeper parts of the cave, but you may run out of water before reaching them, even with a canteen. Two canteens may come in handy.
  • The artifact 'room' has an opening leading into the room with what appears to be two stone pillars, near the start of the cave. It's possible to use a Grappling Hook to reach the artifact using it through this hole. When you are using the hook (reeling-in) to reach the artifact room, you must crouch before the opening, it's a relatively easy maneuver.
  • If you can afford the high cost, a Gas Mask.png Gas Mask would be preferred over the Ghillie and Scuba mixed set, as it uses only one armor slot yet provides full protection from the gas, so you can wear a set of Riot or Flak armor to provide more protection from the creatures

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Compatible Tamed Creatures[edit | edit source]

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
Spider.png Araneo Excellent Yes
Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Arthropluera.png Arthropluera Limited Yes
  •  It has difficulty just at the entrance.
Baryonyx.png Baryonyx Excellent Yes
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
  •  Does very good damage against the Meganeura and Titanomyrma in the cave, and will gather good amounts of cementing paste from them
Compy.png Compy Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Dilophosaur.png Dilophosaur Excellent No
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
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.
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 Excellent No
Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Onyc.png Onyc Limited No
  •  Will not fit through some passages.
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon Excellent Unofficial/
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Raptor.png Raptor Excellent Yes
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth Excellent Yes
Terror Bird.png Terror Bird Excellent Yes
Vulture.png Vulture Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Each piece of SCUBA or Ghillie you wear will reduce the damage the toxic gas will cause, with SCUBA reducing it by more, regardless of which slot it is (i.e. SCUBA tank alone is no more effective than the just the leggings, but both together is quite effective).
  • To take no damage from the gas either equip a full set of SCUBA or three pieces of Scuba with two pieces of Ghillie (e.g. SCUBA tank, mask and leggings with Ghillie gloves and boots).
  • Wearing one or two pieces of SCUBA/Ghillie less means you take a small amount of damage from the gas which is survivable with Enduro Stew.png Enduro Stew and Medical Brew.png Medical Brews.
  • Another way to take no damage from the gas is by using a Gas Mask.png Gas Mask, allowing you to wear any armor on the remaining 4 slots.
  • The Creatures inside the cave are not tameable.
  • The Swamp Cave houses very unique loot crates. The final room before the artifact contains Red Chests that function differently than any other loot crates in any other cave in the game. These crates operate on a loot table identical to that of surface loot beacons, in that their loot tables include basic structure blueprints and weapon attachments. While this may initially seem like a detriment, keep in mind that this ALSO includes the ability to loot Fishing Rods within the crates. The Swamp Cave Red Chests also operate on a 3.25 - 4.0 loot quality threshold, which is much higher than surface loot beacons, meaning the likelihood of finding Mastercraft and Ascendant quality gear is very high. The end result are Red Chests with the single greatest possibility of Ascendant quality Fishing Rods in the entire game.
  • Running from Meganeura to the entrance and dying can cause your body/bag to glitch into a wall and prevent you from retrieving gear.

Gallery[edit | edit source]