There are many good choices for gathering stone. Since this is one of the most common resources in ARK: Survival Evolved, players don’t have to worry about which dinosaur is best for stone gathering. And yet, if you prefer efficiency over taking hundreds of trips, here are the four best stone gatherers in ARK: Survival Evolved.
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With its peck and claw attacks, the Phoenix can gather a very large number of materials, from Wood to Stone. It can handle all resources except Berries and Fiber. It can also collect more materials than any creature save the Ankylosaurus and Mantis.
The peck doesn’t harm rocks, thus the claw attacks are necessary for gathering metal. The Phoenix’s weight can be restrictive, especially if it’s at low-level, therefore it would be wise to have a second creature to help with the collecting process.
Phoenixes can be ridden even without a saddle. Although the Phoenix has one of the biggest turning arcs in the game when boosting, this issue is typically unimportant when at high enough altitudes. They also are the only creature that can replenish their stamina in the air
The Ankylo excels in harvesting not only stone but is one of the best gatherers in ARK to harvest items from trees, rocks, and shrubs (with a few exceptions, such as Fiber). The Ankylo is ideal for gathering necessary resources like Metal, Crystal, Obsidian, and Flint.
Ankylos can carry substantially more before getting burdened thanks to a weight decrease of 85% for the raw metal in their stores as of patch 256.3 (PC). It’s vital to remember that an Ankylo may also harvest large quantities of priceless resources from the body of a Rock Elemental.
Additionally, they have the advantage of being transported by creatures like Quetzals or Argentavis. This considerably increases their mobility and capabilities. Level up the Ankylosaurus’s melee damage and the flier/weight.
The Ankylo is skilled at gathering copious amounts of berries as well as using its bite attack. Also, if you use the tail swing attack immediately following the bite attack, it may also pick berries. Even thatch and wood can be collected in modest amounts. It may be instructed to “wander” and autonomously gather resources.
The Magmasaur is a fire-based creature that uses heat to build up strength and speed up attacks. It despises water and has a strong liking for lava, even swimming in it. A heat-resistant Saddle on the Magmasaur shields the survivor from heat, fire, and lava.
The Magmasaur can collect a wide variety of things, such as ambergris, stone, raw and cooked foods, organic polymer, gasoline, obsidian, and crystals. Magmasaurs can refine/smelt the same materials as a Refining Forge and can function as a mobile forge.
Magmasaur’s great mobility, weight carrying, and “apex” status (that causes non-apex mobs to ignore you) makes him one of the best stone gatherers in ARK: Survival Evolved
Additionally, you may continue farming within volcanoes as they render the rider immune to the volcanic explosion. This farming method is paradoxically safer to do on PvP servers. Just wait until the eruption has subsided before dismounting!
The Doedicurus is fantastic for gathering materials. It can break rocks and get a lot of stone and sand. The Doedicurus can also carry far more than other creatures since it has a stone weight decrease of 75%. Players may likewise collect obsidian with the Doedicurus, but not metal.
You may gather a tremendous quantity of stone while traveling, while ignoring the Doedicurus’ load, by placing one or two on the front of your raft and “plowing” through streambeds with rocks in them.
Similar to that, a Doedicurus carried by an Argy or Quetz will automatically gather whatever stones you bring it near, enabling you to harvest stone wherever you are without any threats from the majority of predators.
Doedicurus is also a great mount for subterranean exploration. You can repel numerous harmful creatures with its great tail. Just be wary of engaging hordes of Araneos, Pulmonoscorpius, Arthropleura, and Onycs since they can quickly deplete your health and put you into torpor.
When left next to a suitable rock or while wandering, the Doedicurus accumulates stone on its own. This makes it possible to collect resources in a more secure and portable manner while it is being transported. We advise you to pair it with Argentavis to carry the dino.
It’s certainly subjective to determine which ARK: Survival Evolved dinos are the best stone gatherers, but these four stand out above the others. Apart from these, there are many more dinos for you to learn about and tame, and here are a few guides for that:
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