Silica Pearls are a resource that you will be needing a lot of when it comes to advancing to having electricity.
This resource can be obtained from only a few sources, mostly requiring you to head deep into the ocean or search along rivers and other water spots.
Silica Pearls can be identified by their whitish shining shape which can be visible from afar, especially at night or when looking from the right angle.
How To Farm Silica Pearls?
To farm Silica Pearls, you can either farm them straight from their nodes (white round shining objects in water) or from killing certain creatures.
When farming Silica Pearl nodes, you may use an Angler Fish, which is the best way to farm Silica Pearls due to the increased amount of resources gained and its ability to harvest multiple nodes.
Most of the creatures that can be harvested for Silica Pearls are near or in the water, meaning you should be cautious of your surroundings.
A Phoenix will occasionally defecate Silica Pearls instead of feces, but this is not very often and only providing a small amount over time.
It is possible to harvest Beaver Dams for Silica Pearls, along with other resources, but you should watch out as the Castoroides will attack you once you open a Beaver Dam’s inventory.
The following are the creatures that can be harvested for Silica Pearls:
- Trilobites (Found near the shore)
- Leeches (Found in the swamp biome)
- Ammonite (Found on the ocean floor)
- Eurypterids (Found on the ocean floor and some shores)
Also read our other guides of ARK:
- How to Get Black Pearl
- How to Get Chitin
- How to Get Keratin
- How to Make Blood Pack
- How to Get Rare Flower
- How to Get Rare Mushroom
- How to Get Shell Fragment
- How to Get Ambergris
- How to Make Propellant
Silica Pearls Uses
When it comes to technology in Ark, Silica Pearls are a highly valued resource as these are needed to make Electronics.
Electronics are used in a majority of the higher-tech items in Ark, and you must have enough Silica Pearls for crafting the newer items later on.
Some saddles require Silica Pearls to craft, as well as other items such as the Riot set and more, making it even more in demand.
Items you can craft with Silica Pearls include:
- Desert Goggles and Hat (Scorched Earth)
- Riot Boots
- Riot Chestpiece
- Riot Gauntlets
- Riot Helmet
- Riot Leggings
- Riot Shield
- SCUBA Flippers
- SCUBA Mask
- Bronto Platform Saddle
- Megachelon Platform Saddle
- Mosasaur Platform Saddle
- Mosasaur Saddle
- Paracer Platform Saddle
- Plesiosaur Platform Saddle
- Plesiosaur Saddle
- Quetz Platform Saddle
- Quetz Saddle
- Spino Saddle
- Yutyrannus Saddle
Remembering or marking spots where you can get farm Silica Pearls is important as this resource is important for your advancement to better technology.
It is wise to take note of Beaver Dam locations so you can occasionally farm them for Silica Pearls or for you to tame an Angler and farm spots underwater.
Taming an Angler is a big investment when it comes to Silica Pearls but you will be rewarded greatly by the amount you can harvest.