ARK: Survival Evolved Crafting Guide – Recipes, Metal Farming Tips

By   /   Jun 7, 2015

In order to start crafting, you need Engram Points which let you learn crafting abilities after leveling up your character. You can use the Engram Points to unlock Craftable Engrams for crafting.

For more help on Ark: Survival Evolved, read our Engram Points and Leveling, Taming Guide and Cave Locations Guide.

ARK: Survival Evolved Crafting

Following is everything you need to know about crafting in Ark Survival Evolved:

Crafting Consumables

Cooked Meat
Crafting Recipe: 1x Raw Meat and cook it over fire

Waterskin
Crafting Recipe: 4x Hide + 12x Fiber

Narcotic
Crafting Recipe: 5x Narcoberry + 1x Spoiled Meat

Stimulant
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Lazerus Chowder
Crafting Recipe: 3x Meat + 5x Savoroot + 5x Longrass + 1x Mejoberries + 1/2x Narcotic

Enduro Stew
Crafting Recipe: 3x Meat + 5x Rockarrot + 5x Savoroot + 1x Mejoberries + 1/2x Stimulant

Calien Soup
Crafting Recipe: 5x Citronal + 2x Tintoberries + 2x Amarberries + 1x Mejoberries + 1/2x Stimulant

Shadow Steak Saute
Crafting Recipe: 1x Prime Meat + 2x Mejoberries + 2x Narcotic + 2x Rare Mushrroms + 1x Savoroot + 1x Rockarrot

Battle Tartare
Crafting Recipe: 1x Prime Meat + 2x Mejoberries + 2x Stimulant + 2x Rare Flowers + 1x Citronal + 1x Longrass

Focal Chili
Crafting Recipe: 3x Meat + 5x Citronal + 2x Amarberries + 2x Azulberries + 2x Tintoberries + 1x Mejoberries

Fria Curry
Crafting Recipe: 5x Longrass + 5x Rockarrot + 2x Azulberries + 1x Mejoberries + 1/2x Narcotic

Crafting Resources

Sparkpowder
Crafting Recipe: 2x Flint + 1x Stone

Gunpowder
Crafting Recipe: 2x Sparkpowder + 1x Charcoal

Crafting Structures

Campfire
Crafting Recipe: 12x Thatch + 1x Flint + 16x Stone + 2x Wood

Thatch Foundation
Crafting Recipe: 20x Thatch + 6x Wood + 15x Fiber

Thatch Doorframe
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Wooden Sign
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Hide Sleeping Bag
Crafting Recipe: 25x Hide + 15x Fiber

Thatch Roof
Crafting Recipe: 15x Thatch + 4x Wood + 10x Fiber

Thatch Wall
Crafting Recipe: 10x Thatch + 2x Wood + 7x Fiber

Thatch Door
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Storage Box
Crafting Recipe: 25x Wood + 20x Thatch + 10x Fiber

Large Storage Box
Crafting Recipe: 50x Wood + 35x Thatch + 25x Fiber

Simple Bed
Crafting Recipe: 15x Wood + 80x Thatch + 30x Fiber + 40x Hide

Mortar and Pestle
Crafting Recipe: 65x Stone + 15x Hide

Flag
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Standing Torch
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Wooden Foundation
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Wooden Wall
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Cooking Pot
Crafting Recipe: 1x Fuel + 1x Full Waterskin + 1x Berries

Small Crop Plot
Crafting Recipe: 20x Wood + 10x Thatch + 15x Fiber + 25x Stone

Stone Irrigation Pipe – Straight
Crafting Recipe: 25x Stone

Stone Irrigation Pipe – Tap
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Wall Sign
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Wooden Ceiling
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Wooden Doorframe
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Wooden Door
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Wooden Ramp
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Crafting Weapons

Stone Pick
Crafting Recipe: 1x Stone + 1x Wood + 10x Thatch

Stone Hatchet
Crafting Recipe: 1x Flint + 1x Wood + 10x Thatch

Torch
Crafting Recipe: 1x Flint + 1x Wood + 1x Stone

Spear
Crafting Recipe: 8x Wood + 2x Flint + 12x Fiber

Slingshot
Crafting Recipe: 1x Hide + 5x Wood + 20x Fiber

Bow
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Stone Arrow
Crafting Recipe: 2x Thatch + 1x Flint + 2x Fiber

Tranquillizer Arrow
Crafting Recipe: 1x Narcotic + 1x Stone Arrow

Crafting Equipment

Note
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Blood Extraction Syringe
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Flare Gun
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Paintbrush
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Crafting Clothing

Cloth Pants
Crafting Recipe: 50x Fiber

Hide Pants
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Chitin Leggings
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Flak Leggings
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Cloth Shirt
Crafting Recipe: 40x Fiber

Hide Shirt
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Chitin Chestpiece
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Flak Chestpiece
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Cloth Hat
Crafting Recipe: 10x Fiber

Hide Hat
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Chitin Hat
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Flak Hat
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Cloth Gloves
Crafting Recipe: 20x Fiber + 4x Hide

Hide Gloves
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Chitin Gloves
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Flak Gloves
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Cloth Boots
Crafting Recipe: 25x Fiber + 6x Hide

Hide Boots
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Chitin Boots
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Flak Boots
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Crafting Saddle

Phiomia Saddle
Crafting Recipe: 20x Hide + 15x Fiber + 5x Wood

Parasaur Saddle
Crafting Recipe: 80x Hide + 50x Fiber + 15x Wood

Raptor Saddle
Crafting Recipe: 110x Hide + 65x Fiber + 20x Wood

Trike Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Pulmonoscorpius Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Carbonemys Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Stego Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Pteranodon Saddle
Crafting Recipe: 230x Hide + 125x Fiber + 75x Keratin

Sarco Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Ankylo Saddle
Crafting Recipe: 260x Hide + 140x Fiber + 10 Metal Ingots

Mammoth Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Megalodon Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Sabertooth Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Carno Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Argentavis Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Bronto Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Rex Saddle
Crafting Recipe: N/A

Gathering and Refining Metal

The best place to farm metal in the game is from the rocks at the very top of the mountains. To do so, you need to head over to rainforest biome areas of the in-game world. To prepare yourself, you need some Stimulant, Waterskin, and around 10 spears.

Avoid engaging any predators to the best of your ability and only sprint when you’re left with no alternative. You need to climb as far as you can – to the point where the ground will transform into grey colour, trees will decrease in number, and the slope will become less steep.

Throughout your climb, you’ll come across a number of predators; some harmless ones and some deadly ones.

And this is where your spears come in handy. While you’re scavenging, make sure to have your bed, Waterskin, Campfire, Wood, Thatch, and other consumables. Once you’ve acquired around 14 metal, you can climb down to safety.

Once you’ve found ingots, you’ll either need to be Level 25 or learn the Smithy Engram. The Smithy Workshop requires 5 Metal Ingots. Do note that both Smithy Workshop and Mortar and Pestle Workshop kind of work in the same manner.

After setting everything up, you need to craft Metal Pick. Once you’ve acquired the Metal Pick, your chances of acquiring Metal from the rocks on the high mountain increase to around 50%.

If there is something else you would like to know, make sure to let us know in the comments!

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