Weapons (Primitive Plus)

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Not all weapons of ARK: Survival Evolved are available in Primitive Plus. Most modern weapons like firearms, explosives and tek weapons are missing due to the primal setting. Instead, there are more primitive tools and weapons that enhance the primal gameplay.

Metal Pick.pngTools[edit | edit source]

Stone Pick[edit | edit source]

Stone Pick

A Stone Pick is the first available tool used in gathering materials. It can be crafted directly from the start, as survivors don't have to learn an Engram to craft it. The Stone Pick will provide more Thatch than Wood when harvesting a tree, more Raw Meat than Hide when harvesting a corpse, and more Flint than Stone when mining a rock.

Stone Hatchet[edit | edit source]

Stone Hatchet

The Stone Hatchet is the second available tool used in gathering materials. Unlike its counterpart, the Stone Pick, a Stone Hatchet requires Level 2 and 3 engram points to craft. The Stone Hatchet will provide more Wood than Thatch when harvesting a tree, more Hide than Raw Meat when harvesting a corpse, and more Stone than Flint when mining a rock.

Torch[edit | edit source]

Torch

The Torch provides light and warmth to players, which is especially useful during the night or while in caves. As long as the Torch is in your hand, its durability will decrease. Torches can also be thrown with and will continue to burn until the remaining durability has been depleted. Players automatically know the torch engram as soon as they enter the game.

  • Damage: 15
  • Provides light and warmth

Stone Hunting Knife[edit | edit source]

Stone Hunting Knife

The Stone Knife is only available in Primitive Plus and can be unlocked at level 8 and requires 6 engram points. It is used to harvest extra Hide from dead dinos. It harvests even more than a Iron Hatchet.

  • Damage: 10
  • Harvests Hide at a higher rate

Iron Pick[edit | edit source]

Iron Pick (Primitive Plus)

The Iron Pick is the metal version of the Stone Pick. It has a higher gathering speed and gathers more resources than its Stone counterpart, while also granting the ability to harvest Iron, Obsidian and other rare resources. In P+ it can be unlocked at level 25 for 8 engram points and is crafted in the Smithy.

Iron Hatchet[edit | edit source]

Iron Hatchet (Primitive Plus)

The Iron Hatchet is the metal version of the Stone Hatchet. It has a higher gathering speed and gathers more resources than its Stone counterpart. Like the Pick, it can be unlocked at level 25 for 8 engram points and crafted in the Smithy.

  • Damage: 40
  • Harvests more resources at a higher rate, including Carbon and Coal.

Metal Sickle[edit | edit source]

Metal Sickle

The Metal Sickle is a metal tool that grants the ability to harvest Fiber from the island's flora at a much higher rate than by hand. It can be unlocked at level 30 for 12 engram points and crafted in the Smithy.

Metal Machete[edit | edit source]

Metal Machete

The Metal Machete is a tool available only in Primitive Plus and can be unlocked at level 30 for 25 engram points and crafted in the Smithy. It can be used to gather certain Primitive Plus exclusive consumables from Dinos.

Obsidian Pickaxe[edit | edit source]

Obsidian Pickaxe

The Obsidian Pickaxe is the only gathering tool that is made from Obsidian. It is used to harvest Claystone and Limestone from Stone and Iron nodes.

Glow Stick[edit | edit source]

Glow Stick

Exclusive to Aberration, Glow stick provides artificial illumination to players, useful during the night and especially due to the nature of the map. Glow stick can also be thrown with Rmb and it will stick to the surface of whatever it was thrown at, lasting for 12 minutes before disappearing. It can be learned at level 10 for 4 Engram points.

  • Extinguishes if removed upon activation
  • Thrown Glow sticks cannot be recovered, and lasts for 12 minutes.

Climbing Pick[edit | edit source]

Climbing Pick

Exclusive to Aberration, Climbing picks are a useful tool for navigating around the depths of the underground malfunctioned ARK and the hillsides of cliff and mountains. It can be unlocked at level 34 for 16 engram points and crafted in the Smithy. It functions as a way of navigating through walls and ceilings, something that only specific mounts are only capable of doing.

  • Damage: 14
  • Uses durability on each climb. Durability is further reduced if used while falling.

Pliers[edit | edit source]

Pliers

Exclusive to Aberration, Pliers are a great way of repairing tools that would normally require to be done at Smithy. However, the costs of repairing them doubles in exchange. It can be unlocked at level 45 for 16 engram points and crafted in the Smithy.

  • Allows repairing of equipment repairable from Smithy, but at double the cost.

Viking Axe (Primitive Plus).pngMelee[edit | edit source]

Spear[edit | edit source]

Stone Spear

The Spear is the first weapon players will use to fend off wild creatures. In addition to dealing more melee damage than the Stone Axe or Stone Pick, the Spear can also be thrown at distant or aerial foes as a ranged attack. Unlike most weapons and tools, the Spear suffers no durability loss when used; however, it has a chance to break upon use, destroying the weapon. As such, it is recommended to carry several backup Spears when attacking creatures or players. The Spear costs 3 engram points to unlock and can be unlocked from level 2.

  • Damage: 30
  • Can be thrown and has a chance to break on melee use

Pitchfork[edit | edit source]

Pitchfork

The Pitchfork is an upgraded version of the Spear that is only available in Primitive Plus and can already be unlocked at level 5 for 3 engram points. Like the Spear it can be thrown and has a chance to break when used as melee weapon. Because the only resource to craft this weapon is Wood, it is quite quick to craft while on the way.

  • Damage: 40
  • Can be thrown and has a chance to break on melee use

Obsidian Spear[edit | edit source]

Obsidian Spear

The Obsidian Spear is a weapon similar to the Spear that is only available in Primitive Plus. It is the only weapon that needs Obsidian to craft and it can be unlocked at level 20 for 8 engram points.

  • Damage: 55
  • Can be thrown and has a chance to break on melee use

Pike[edit | edit source]

Pike

The Pike is an upgraded version of the Spear that trades versatility for damage and durability. Unlike its spear counterpart, it cannot be thrown. It has nearly double the damage of its predecessor to make up for this shortcoming, and its durability bar allows the Pike to last through many more fights, due to not breaking randomly like the Spear. However, with its high weight of 10, carrying spares can quickly weigh you down, and the inability to craft or repair one without a Smithy means it can be problematic in long battles such as those in Caves. The Pike costs 10 engram points and can be unlocked from level 25.

  • Damage: 55

Wooden Club[edit | edit source]

Wooden Club

Wooden Clubs are used to inflict Torpidity while inflicting minor damage against the target. This is the earliest way to effectively immobilize small creatures. Once unconscious, creatures are defenseless, and are able to be tamed. It is also a potent weapon for knocking out other players, as the Torpidity gain is unaffected by armor. It can be unlocked at level 8 for 6 engram points.

  • Damage: 2.7 (9 Torpidity)
  • Used to knock out creatures for taming

Metal Hammer[edit | edit source]

Metal Hammer

The Metal Hammer is an upgrade of the Wooden Club. It induces twice as much torpor with only 1.6x damage. Though it needs more resources and crafting stations to craft, the higher torpor effect and the better durability makes it more than lucrative compared to a Club. The Hammer can be unlocked at level 40 for 25 engram points.

  • Damage: 4 (18 Torpidity)
  • Used to knock out creatures for taming

Sword[edit | edit source]

Sword

The Sword is a powerful and versatile melee weapon. It delivers quicker and more power attacks than the Pike, and can be wielded in tandem with a Shield of any type. In Primitive Plus it can be unlocked at level 40 for 24 engram points and crafted at a Smithy.

  • Damage: 90

Viking Axe[edit | edit source]

Viking Axe

The Viking Axe is an upgrade to the Sword with higher damage and DPS. It can be wielded in tandem with a Shield of any type. Like the Battle Axe it is crafted at the Grindstone. It can be unlocked at level 20 for 20 engram points.

  • Damage: 125

Battle Axe[edit | edit source]

Battle Axe

The Battle Axe is the most powerful melee weapon in Primitive Plus. It can be wielded in tandem with a Shield of any type. Like the Viking Axe it is crafted at the Grindstone. The Battle Axe can be unlocked at level 25 for 25 engram points.

  • Damage: 155

Whip[edit | edit source]

Whip

Exclusive to Scorched Earth, Whips are used for multiple purposes. It can be unlocked at level 20 for 6 engram points. Unlike most other weapons, Whips do not inflict Torpidity, but reduce them.

  • Harvests Fiber and Berries from plant and pick items from ground.
  • Stuns creature when used for 3 seconds.
  • Disarms players at 40% chance when used against them, and forces riders to dismount from their creatures.
  • Causes mounts to move faster when used, and encumbered creatures to take a few steps.
  • Forces flyers to land

Wooden Shield.pngShields[edit | edit source]

Wooden Shield[edit | edit source]

Wooden Shield

The Wooden Shield is the first unlockable shield. Shields can be equipped in the Off-Hand slot. Block using the Alt-Fire Key. Despite its low durability it has comparatively little weight and can be carried around easily. In Primitive Plus it can be unlocked at level 12 for 10 engram points.

  • Protects against damage from the front while blocking

Iron Shield[edit | edit source]

Iron Shield

The Iron Shield is the upgraded version of the Wooden Shield. Though its durability is much higher than its counterpart, it weighs much more as well, making it difficult to carry around. In Primitive Plus it can be unlocked at level 39 for 30 engram points and crafted in the Smithy.

  • Protects against damage from the front while blocking

Bow.pngRanged[edit | edit source]

Slingshot[edit | edit source]

Slingshot

The Slingshot is the first dedicated ranged weapon available to players. It is a short- to medium-range weapon that uses Stones for ammunition. Compared to other weapons, it is most notable for its ability to inflict Torpidity, making it ideal for early survivors to knock out their targets.

  • Damage: 14 (Torpor per Shot: 18.9)
  • Uses Stones
  • Can knock targets unconscious

Boomerang[edit | edit source]

Boomerang

Exclusive to Scorched Earth, the Boomerang is a ranged weapon available to players in Scorched Earth,Ragnarok and Valguero. In Primitive Plus it can be learned at level 9 for 2 engram points. It is a short- to medium-range weapon that can either be used as a melee weapon, or thrown as a ranged. Compared to most other weapons, it has both the ability of inflicting Torpidity (higher with ranged), and a chance of breaking with every use which destroys the weapon. As such, it is recommended to carry several backup Boomerang when attacking creatures or players.

  • Has a chance to break on use
  • Can knock targets unconscious

Bola[edit | edit source]

Bola

The primitive Bola roots players and wild dinosaurs in place for 30 seconds. You have to wait another 10 seconds before you can apply a new Bola to your target. The player or dino rooted will be incapable of moving, but immobilized players are forced into a prone stance and can still fire guns, shoot arrows or otherwise attack. Players caught by a Bola can also still jump, but will not be able to move.

  • Can hold small targets in place and prevents them even from turning around
  • Medium and large creatures are not affected

Bow[edit | edit source]

Bow

The Wooden Bow can be learned and crafted at level 10 for 11 engram points. It can fire both Stone Arrows and Tranquilizer Arrows. Stone Arrows are used for killing, as they deal more damage. Tranquilizer Arrows deal reduced damage, but rapidly increase the Torpidity of the victim, rendering them unconscious if it gets high enough. Unlike the Crossbow, the Wooden Bow cannot be fired underwater.

Crossbow[edit | edit source]

Crossbow

The Crossbow can be learned at level 25 and costs 12 engram points. It must be crafted and repaired at the Smithy. It uses the same arrows as the Bow, but sacrifices its rate of fire for increased damage and torpor drain. The Crossbow can also be fired underwater, making it valuable when taming or hunting sea creatures.

Longbow[edit | edit source]

Longbow

The Longbow is an advanced weapon that requires Beeswax to be crafted. It can be unlocked at 40 for 25 engram points. It deals less damage than a Crossbow using Stone Arrows or Tranquilizer Arrows but is the most powerful weapon for firing Obsidian Arrows.

Recurve Bow[edit | edit source]

Recurve Bow

The Recurve Bow is the most powerful ranged weapon firing Stone Arrows. Like the Longbow it requires Beeswax to be crafted. It can be unlocked at 60 for 35 engram points. It deals more damage than a Longbow firing Stone Arrows or Tranquilizer Arrows but less when firing Obsidian Arrows.

Flintlock Pistol[edit | edit source]

Flintlock Pistol

The Flintlock Pistol is the first gun in Primitive Plus and can be unlocked at 54 for 25 engram points. It uses Simple Bullet as ammo.

  • Damage: ?
  • Needs to be reloaded after every shot

Musket[edit | edit source]

Musket

The Musket is the second gun and the most advanced and most powerful weapon in Primitive Plus. It can be unlocked at 60 for 35 engram points. It uses Simple Rifle Ammo and must be reloaded after every shot. Due to its high range the Musket is the best weapon against dangerous predators like Alpha Creatures.

  • Damage: ?
  • Needs to be reloaded after every shot
  • High weapon range