The term “Best Wood Gatherer” describes a variety of dinosaurs and animals that may be used in ARK: Survivor Evolved to harvest Wood. It is one of the game’s most prevalent and accessible resources, so you can start gathering it right away. Here are the four best ARK: Survival Evolved wood gatherers for that task.
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The Roll Rat, unlike the vast majority of other animals in ARK: Survival Evolved, has a saddle with a durability component that is harmed during battle or when rolling through clippable resources. This, unfortunately, lessens the creature’s utility.
The Roll Rat can efficiently collect wood, mushrooms, and berries. It can even pick berries and mushrooms on its own. Additionally, it reduces the weight of wood and fungal wood by 80%.
This makes the Roll Rat a great choice for carrying tons of wood back to the base. However, its bad combat capabilities and constantly damaged saddle make it an occasional liability.
While this is considerably simpler when riding, players without a Castoroides saddle may still benefit from the Castoroides’ capacity to gather wood by allowing it to roam free in a forested region. When it comes across trees while wandering, it will gather wood by itself until it weighs 50% of its maximum.
The player may physically guide the Castoroides to trees for quicker wood collecting without a saddle by whistling for it to follow, bringing it to a tree, then whistling for it to halt. The Castoroides will down the tree and gather the wood if it is close enough.
Stone, Fiber, Thatch, and Wood all weigh less when carried by Castoroides. These materials are barely half as heavy as they usually are. Since the Castoroides can swim quicker in many of the ARK’s waterways, transporting wood using rivers is significantly more practical.
Pair Castoroides with Argentavis
If you have an Argentavis, it can make for an excellent wood-gathering combination with the Castoroides. As the Castoroides have a wood weight decrease, you may transport substantial amounts of resources with the Argentavis back to your base after clearing out a dense wood region.
Even when being carried by a flier like an Argentavis, Castoroides may harvest wood from trees. Whistle your Castoroides first to prevent it from following you, then hover close enough to the tree to start gathering wood. This makes the process much safer by minimizing, the need to land on the ground when harvesting wood.
No other creature even comes close to the sheer volume and variety of resources the Therizinosaurus can gather. While some specialized harvesters, like the Castoroides, can gather and carry much more of their preferred material thanks to their weight reduction, no other creature can even come close.
The Therizinosaurus is capable of harvesting anything, except for Stone, Flint, Metal, and a few others. Yet it’s still one of the best wood gatherers in ARK. Although it does not have any weight reduction for the materials it gathers, it frequently outruns its rivals through superior speed and agility, putting them to shame.
Therizinosaurus’ ability to concentrate exactly on what kind of resources it wants to capture through its three different types of attacks: a power assault, a delicate strike with its claws, and a biting attack, is what puts it ahead of the competition.
Level Up Therizinosaurus’ Attacks
Every time ARK’s Therizinosaurus levels up, it has access to secondary level points. This is in addition to its primary level points. These may be used to boost a Therizinosaurus’ claw efficiency.
Depending on whether it uses a power strike or a delicate attack, it can get up to 88 points and a maximum of 165.7 percent in one category. The Therizinosaurus becomes a great companion for anyone that needs to gather items thanks to its capacity to harvest almost anything with exceptional efficiency.
Even though it is a herbivore it is capable of doing severe damage and, with a similarly huge health pool, tanking damage as well. While not nearly as powerful as a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a Spinosaurus, its base damage of 52 is very close to their damage output. It is only surpassed among its type by the Mammoth’s stomp strike, the Brontosaurus, and the Titanosaur.
Even though the Mammoth’s controls are simple, it has a more distinctive skill set than the ordinary tame. Each move serves a particular purpose. While not as deadly as its stomp attack, its normal attack has a higher attack speed while facing directly ahead.
The Mammoth, unlike other gatherers, may choose which resource it takes from the trees by using the right attack. The primary tusk attack is utilized to gather Thatch, but the stomp assault is more beneficial for the gathering of Wood.
ARK’s Mammoth excels in gathering Thatch and Wood but is capable of gathering the majority of the common resources that other herbivores can harvest (such as Berries and Seeds) but is unable to gather Fiber.
Since the Mammoth has a weight reduction on the wood of 75%, it can fill up a load of thatch and wood in a dense forest and bring the cargo back to the base. It is now regarded as one of the greatest, if not the best, wood gatherers in ARK.
The Mammoth may not be as quick as some other options for transporting passengers or freight. However, what it lacks in speed, it more than makes up for in muscle. A well-leveled and well-rounded Mammoth will have little trouble crushing any challengers in its path.
It will also ensure its load arrives at its destination, safe and secure. Even though it is not a large enough class of creature to avoid being pursued by smaller threats like Raptors or Direwolves, which will constantly harass the Mammoth as it travels, it can easily take care of them.
Of course, choosing the best wood gatherers in ARK: Survival Evolved is subjective, but these four are the best of the best. If that wasn’t enough content for you, here are more ARK: Survival Evolved-related guides and news that might interest you:
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