ARK: How to Get Ambergris

ARK Ambergris

Ambergris is one of the resources that was introduced when Genesis Part 1 came out, having its biome and specific uses.

This resource may not have many uses but is quite special when it comes to the Astrocetus, providing it with a way to deal damage.

While being a type of ammunition for the large space whales, it is also a favorite food of a creature from the volcano biome.

How to Get Ambergris?

Ambergris is obtainable only in the Lunar biome, harvestable from the green mineable rocks, which are plentiful in the said biome.

It drops in small amounts when harvesting the green rocks but is not hard to get a lot of due to the abundance of these minerals.

Other than farming Ambergris in the Lunar biome, there are no other methods to obtain this resource efficiently.

Some of the best ways to harvest Ambergris include using an Ankylosaurus, Mining Drill, or even a Mantis with a Pick equipped.

Ambergris Uses

Astrocetus Ammo

The Astrocetus, also known as space whales, are strange creatures that can make use of Ambergris for their bomb attacks.

When an Astrocetus is equipped with an Astrocetus Tek Saddle, it can consume Ambergris to fire its bombs, consuming one per attack.

Magmasaur Baby Comfort Food

When raising a Magmasaur, it may require Ambergris as its comfort food, making it necessary to have a good stock of it when you attempt to raise a baby with higher imprinting.

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Ambergris Expiry

One of the burdens of Ambergris is that it expires within 20 minutes in the inventory of humans and 1 hour and 20 minutes in a creature’s inventory.

This makes it necessary to use a Preserving Bin or Refrigerator to keep multiple amounts preserved securely for later use unless you go out to farm more.


Ambergris does not have many uses aside from being ammunition for the Astrocetus’ powerful bomb attacks, making it important for offensive attacks.

Magamsaur babies will want this food from time to time and you will need it if you want to get as close as possible to 100% imprinting.

Although this resource does spoil fast, there are ways to preserve it but you should place it into the Astrocetus’ inventory at the time when you will be using it.

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