In the world of Ark: Survival Ascended, knowing how to farm resources can create all the difference. Among these resources, Metal stands as the most important one. It is needed to build a myriad of essential items that you will need on your journey. Aside from several weapons, Metal is needed to build different tools like Metal Sickle, Magnifying Glass, etc. In this guide, we have detailed everything there is to know about farming Metal in Ark: Survival Ascended.
Ark: Survival Ascended Metal
In the beginning, you will primarily farm Metal by whittling away at rocks with a Hatchet. However, if you wish to farm it in larger quantitites, you will need to search for Metal Nodes — these are marked by a silver outline. You will find these Metal Nodes scattered across the island: inside caves, near mountains, etc.
Once you have found a Metal Node, you should easily be able to extract it using a Pickaxe. In order to craft one, you will need to have:
- 1x Metal Ingot
- 10x Hide
- 1x Wood
Once you have the required items, you should be able to build it at Engram Tier 20.
Also, since you will not be able to simply walk away with heaps of Metal on you, you will need to have a tamed creature that is capable to pull some burden. There are multiple such creatures in Ark: Survvial Ascended — feel free to use whatever you have available.
Once you have collected enough Metal, you will need to turn it into something that can be used i.e. Metal Ingots. In order to create Metal Ingots, you will need to put the Metal into a Refining Forge, add some fuel like Wood or Sparkpowder, and begin the smelting process. This can take a little time but you will have useable Metal.
This should help you easily farm Metal in Ark: Survival Ascended. If there is anything else that you would like to add, be sure to let us know in the comments down below!