Sap is one of the mid-game resources you can get in ARK: Survival Evolved. There are many ways to get sap, but it may get confusing, especially if there are multiple ways to acquire it in various locations. Here is a detailed guide that teaches all about sap and how to collect it in ARK: Survival Evolved.
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What is Sap Used For?
There are multiple items that are craftable using sap:
Sweet Vegetable Cake
Sap can also be used as fishing bait. However, it only attracts the harmless Coelacanth. Now, there are multiple ways to get sap in different areas in ARK: Survival Evolved. All of the ways to get sap will be taught in the following sections!
How to Collect Sap in Ark Using Tree Tap Saps
The primary way of collecting sap is using tree tap saps. It will be available for 18 engram points when you reach level 36. Tree tap sap is not a complex resource to craft since it only requires 100 metal ingots or scrap metal ingots and 40 cementing pastes or achatina pastes.
How to Use a Tree Tap Sap
To collect sap, tree tap saps should be attached to a redwood tree found in the Redwood Forest located in the southern central part of the Island. It should also be installed below a canopy and at the higher part of the tree, which makes it slightly challenging to collect the harvested sap. You can try using a ladder, flying a wyvern, standing on a dismounted Quetz, or using a grappling hook to get to the higher part of the tree to install the tap sap.
Sap gathering is also slightly time-consuming, and tree tap saps only collect a maximum of 20 sap. A tree tap sap will only gather a single sap for approximately 10 minutes and 20 seconds. So, the best way to collect sap is to craft multiple tree tap saps and place all of them in a single tree.
Using An Amargasaurus Spike
If you want tree tap saps to collect at a faster rate, you place an Amargasaurus spike on the tree tap sap to speed up the process. However, the Amargasaurus is only available in the Lost Island DLC, so getting it is not an easy task.
Amargasaurus has the ability to regenerate their spikes when removed from their body, so you can rest easy that you can collect unlimited amounts of its spikes.
Other Ways to Collect Sap in Ark
Aberration Expansion Pack
Like the classic way of collecting, multiple tree tap saps are placeable in the redwood trees in Aberration.
Crystal Isles DLC
The ARK: Survival Evolved free DLC, the Crystal Isles, is full of rare resources, like the Primal Crystal. Still, the sap is quickly obtainable on this map, just find some evergreen trees and harvest them in multiple ways, such as mining drills, chainsaw, hatchet, or tamed dinosaurs.
Scorched Earth Expansion Pack
This expansion pack features a desert-themed map, but no worries because sap is still widely available in Scorched Earth. To collect sap, find some Joshua trees in either the Badlands or High Desert area of the map. Harvest the trees using a chainsaw, pick, or hatchet. You will get a high amount of sap by doing this method!
Another free DLC for ARK: Survival Evolved, Ragnarok, has a simple way of collecting sap. This method is a combination of the classic and scorched earth ways of harvesting. Players can harvest sap by placing tree tap saps on redwood trees or finding Joshua trees and harvesting them by using a chainsaw, pick, or hatchet.
Tree stumps and small trees will be found around the map of Valguero, which are harvestable using the different tools and methods that are available in ARK: Survival Evolved.
That ends the list of all the uses of sap and the different ways of harvesting it in ARK: Survival Evolved. The sap is a common element found in the world of ARK, but it may get confusing to some players. Make sure to remember all the ways so you would not have problems when you traverse through the different worlds of the expansion packs and DLCs