ARK: How to Get Element

ARK Element

Element is one of the most expensive resources that can be found in Ark, available to those who defeat bosses and travel the later DLC maps available.

The majority of the endgame items in Ark are crafted using Element, as it is of higher technology and a more powerful source of energy.

There are several Tek structures and Tek items that require Element for crafting as well as some require this resource to be powered.

How to Farm Element?

Element can be obtained by defeating the different bosses in Ark, which depend on each map when it comes to the reward.

It is possible to craft Element with a certain number of resources which is done within a Charge Node, providing players with an alternative way to obtain it.

In the Genesis Part 2 map, there is a specific asteroid field that allows players to collect Element from the Ice Asteroid Field.

You may also craft Element using Element Dust (1000 per Element) or with Element Shards (100 per Element.)

Boss Element Rewards

The following are the rewards for each of the boss fights that you can do in Ark, where each fight has its difficulty, providing more Element depending on the difficulty.

Boss Battle



 Broodmother Lysrix

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The Island


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Scorched Earth

The Center Arena

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Ragnarok Arena65200410


Forsaken Oasis

 Crystal Wyvern Queen40110220

Crystal Isles

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Element Charge Node Ingredients

The following are the resource that is needed to craft Element in a Charge Node, a single Element requires all of the listed resources below.

Element Uses

Element is requiring to power certain Tek Structures such as the Tek Replicator or Tek Generator and weapons such as the Tek Rifle, Tek Sword, and more.

The following are items that may be crafted with Element:


  • D.S.M.
  • R.L.M.
  • S.C.M.
  • Tek Bow
  • Tek Claws
  • Tek Grenade
  • Tek Grenade Launcher
  • Tek Phase Pistol
  • Tek Railgun
  • Tek Rifle
  • Tek Shoulder Cannon
  • Tek Sword


  • Tek Canteen
  • Tek Remote Camera


  • Tek Boots
  • Tek Chestpiece
  • Tek Helmet
  • Tek Leggings
  • Tek Shield


  • Cruise Missile


  • Astrocetus Tek Saddle
  • Astrodelphis Starwing Saddle
  • Megalodon Tek Saddle
  • Mosasaur Tek Saddle
  • Rex Tek Saddle
  • Rock Drake Tek Saddle
  • Tapejara Tek Saddle


  • Behemoth Tek Gate
  • Behemoth Tek Gateway
  • Cloning Chamber
  • Large Tek Wall
  • Tek Bridge
  • Tek Catwalk
  • Tek Ceiling
  • Tek Crop Plot
  • Tek Dedicated Storage
  • Tek Dinosaur Gate
  • Tek Dinosaur Gateway
  • Tek Door
  • Tek Doorframe
  • Tek Double Door
  • Tek Double Doorframe
  • Tek Forcefield
  • Tek Foundation
  • Tek Gauntlets
  • Tek Generator
  • Tek Hatchframe
  • Tek Jump Pad
  • Tek Ladder
  • Tek Light
  • Tek Pillar
  • Tek Ramp
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Sensor
  • Tek Stairs
  • Tek Surveillance Console
  • Tek Teleporter
  • Tek Transmitter
  • Tek Trapdoor
  • Tek Trough
  • Tek Turret
  • Tek Wall
  • Tek Window
  • Tek Windowframe
  • Vacuum Compartment
  • Vacuum Compartment Moonpool


  • Element Dust
  • Element Shard


  • Tek ATV
  • Tek Hoversail
  • Unassembled Exo-Mek
  • Unassembled Mek
  • Unassembled TEK Hover Skiff


Players who wish to advanced to Tek tier will need a good supply of Element, which is often supplied after a few Alpha boss fights.

The harder the boss fight, the more you will be rewarded with, allowing you to collect even more Element for the challenges.

Tek Structures are strong against explosives, making them a good defense against players who raid with such weapons.

It is important to have enough Element to keep a Tek Generator running, which powers almost everything within its range without the need for wires and outlets.

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