How To Get Obsidian In ARK Survival Evolved?

As you progress further into ARK you'll begin to discover new materials.

One of which will be Obsidian.

This is a great resource and will be vital when making Polymer which can make items like the Scuba suit.

So, where can you find Obsidian?

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How To Get Obsidian

Obsidian is a resource you can collect in ARK Survival Evolved.

It can be found in caves and on mountains and can be identified as a smooth black rock.

Whitesky Peak and Volcano are abundant in Obsidian rocks.

You can also find it scattered around peaks on The Island.

If you're playing on the Scorched Earth map you'll find it in the artifact caves.

Further into your gameplay, Obsidian will become really useful as you can eventually turn it into Polymer which can be used for crafting.

You'll need a Metal Pick to harvest the resource.

Best Creatures For Harvesting Obsidian

You can also use a number of creatures that are good at harvesting obsidian, including:

  • Ankylosaurus
  • Phoenix

You can use a flying creature to transport the Ankylosaurus.

Crafting With Obsidian

Below are some of the most useful items you can craft with Obsidian:

  • Arthropluera Saddle
  • Artifact Pedestal
  • Camera
  • Cannon Ball
  • Chain Bola
  • Electronic Binoculars
  • Geopolymer Cement 
  • Handcuffs
  • Harpoon Launcher
  • Iron Skillet
  • Lance
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Mirror
  • Motorboat
  • Obsidian Arrow
  • Obsidian Pickaxe
  • Obsidian Spear
  • Pliers
  • Polymer
  • Scissors
  • Snowman
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