ARK Survival Evolved 22 Mar 2021 9:09 AM +00:00

Where To Find Obsidian In ARK Survival Evolved?


ARK is all about discovering the next thing and putting it to good use. Let's take a look at Obsidian. Where can you find it, how do you harvest it and what can you make with it?

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Where To Find Obsidian

Obsidian is a resource you can find in ARK Survival Evolved. It can be located in caves and on mountains with the appearance of a smooth black rock. Whitesky Peak and Volcano are full of Obsidian rocks. You can also find it on peaks around 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

There are a few creatures that are great for 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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