ARK: How to Make Cementing Paste

ARK Cementing Paste

Cementing Paste is a resource in Ark that is high in demand almost all of the time due to it being required in crafting several items.

This item can be crafted as well as produced, allowing you to make use of different methods to obtain it in the game and on different maps.

You will eventually need a good supply of Cementing Paste for building, crafting items, and more, making it one of the most important resources in the game.

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How to Make Cementing Paste?

You can learn the Cementing Paste Engram once you reach level 13, which allows you to unlock the Tree Sap Tap and Water Reservoir as well.

The most common way to get Cementing Paste is to craft it in a Mortar and Pestle, which requires 4x Chitin or Keratin and 8x stone, yielding 1 Cementing Paste.

In the Chemistry Bench, you can craft 6 Cementing Paste at the cost of 16x Chitin or Keratin and 32x Stone.

As of the Genesis updates, Shell Fragments may be used as well instead of Chitin or Keratin along with Stone to create Cementing Paste.

Cementing Paste Farming Methods

Aside from gathering a ton of Chitin or Keratin and the Stone needed to be used to craft Cementing Paste, you may make use of different methods to get this resource.

Using a Beelzebufo (Giant Frog) to kill insects (Meganeura or Titanomyrma) and harvest their corpses allows it to produce Cementing Paste for each corpse consumed.

The majority of the maps in Ark have Castoroides, which means they have the tendency to create Beaver Dams and you can access these to take Cementing Paste from them.

Beware when taking items from within a Beaver Dam (similar to accessing storage) as the Castoroides nearby will become aggressive and chase after you.

As an alternative, you may use Achatina Paste to substitute Cementing Paste and this resource comes from an Achatina (Large Snail) which will produce them when tamed.

For more information about Achatina Paste, check out our guide on How To Get Achatina Paste.

Cementing Paste Uses

Cementing Paste is used for crafting around 175 different items in Ark, most of these include structures, weapons, tools, and more.

Metal structures require Cementing Paste, while weapons made in the Fabricator are usually dependent on it as well.


  • Assault Rifle
  • C4 Charge
  • C4 Remote Detonator
  • Cluster Grenade
  • Compound Bow
  • Electric Prod
  • Fabricated Pistol
  • Fabricated Sniper Rifle
  • Flamethrower
  • Harpoon Launcher
  • Minigun
  • Pump-Action Shotgun
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Tek Bow
  • Tek Grenade
  • Tripwire Narcotic Trap


  • Chainsaw
  • Mining Drill
  • Spray Painter
  • Transponder Node
  • Transponder Tracker


  • Metal Shield
  • Night Vision Goggles
  • SCUBA Flippers


  • Arthropluera Saddle
  • Basilisk Saddle
  • Beelzebufo Saddle
  • Bronto Platform Saddle
  • Carbonemys Saddle
  • Castoroides Saddle
  • Dire Bear Saddle
  • Dunkleosteus Saddle
  • Magmasaur Saddle
  • Megachelon Platform Saddle
  • Megalodon Saddle
  • Megatherium Saddle
  • Mosasaur Platform Saddle
  • Mosasaur Saddle
  • Paracer Platform Saddle
  • Plesiosaur Platform Saddle
  • Plesiosaur Saddle
  • Quetz Platform Saddle
  • Quetz Saddle
  • Roll Rat Saddle
  • Sarco Saddle
  • Spino Saddle
  • Titanosaur Platform Saddle
  • Tusoteuthis Saddle
  • Woolly Rhino Saddle


  • Auto Turret
  • Beer Barrel
  • Behemoth Gate
  • Behemoth Gateway
  • Cannon
  • Chemistry Bench
  • Egg Incubator
  • Elevator Track
  • Fabricator
  • Gas Collector
  • Giant Metal Hatchframe
  • Giant Metal Trapdoor
  • Gravestone
  • Greenhouse Ceiling
  • Greenhouse Door
  • Greenhouse Doorframe
  • Greenhouse Double Door
  • Greenhouse Double Doorframe
  • Greenhouse Triangle Ceiling
  • Greenhouse Triangle Roof
  • Greenhouse Wall
  • Greenhouse Window
  • Heavy Auto Turret
  • Homing Underwater Mine
  • Industrial Cooker
  • Industrial Forge
  • Industrial Grill
  • Industrial Grinder
  • Large Elevator Platform
  • Large Metal Wall
  • Medium Elevator Platform
  • Metal Billboard
  • Metal Ceiling
  • Metal Cliff Platform
  • Metal Dinosaur Gate
  • Metal Dinosaur Gateway
  • Metal Door
  • Metal Doorframe
  • Metal Double Door
  • Metal Double Doorframe
  • Metal Fence Foundation
  • Metal Fence Support
  • Metal Foundation
  • Metal Hatchframe
  • Metal Irrigation Pipe – Flexible
  • Metal Irrigation Pipe – Inclined
  • Metal Irrigation Pipe – Intake
  • Metal Irrigation Pipe – Intersection
  • Metal Irrigation Pipe – Straight
  • Metal Irrigation Pipe – Tap
  • Metal Irrigation Pipe – Vertical
  • Metal Pillar
  • Metal Railing
  • Metal Ramp
  • Metal Ocean Platform
  • Metal Sign
  • Metal Staircase
  • Metal Stairs
  • Metal Trapdoor
  • Metal Tree Platform
  • Metal Triangle Ceiling
  • Metal Triangle Foundation
  • Metal Triangle Roof
  • Metal Wall
  • Metal Wall Sign
  • Metal Water Reservoir
  • Metal Windowframe
  • Minigun Turret
  • Pressure Plate
  • Remote Keypad
  • Rocket Turret
  • Sloped Greenhouse Roof
  • Sloped Greenhouse Wall Left
  • Sloped Greenhouse Wall Right
  • Sloped Metal Roof
  • Sloped Metal Wall Left
  • Sloped Metal Wall Right
  • Sloped Tek Roof
  • Sloped Tek Wall Left
  • Sloped Tek Wall Right
  • Small Elevator Platform
  • Stone Cliff Platform
  • Tek Fence Foundation
  • Tek Fence Support
  • Tek Railing
  • Tek Staircase
  • Tek Triangle Roof
  • Tek Turret
  • Toilet
  • Tree Sap Tap
  • Trophy Wall-Mount
  • Vault
  • Wall Torch
  • Water Reservoir
  • Water Well
  • Wind Turbine
  • Wood Ocean Platform
  • Wooden Tree Platform


  • Cannon Ball
  • Cannon Shell
  • Chain Bola
  • Grappling Hook
  • Metal Arrow
  • Rocket Homing Missile
  • Rocket Pod
  • Rocket Propelled Grenade
  • Spear Bolt


  • Canteen
  • Handcuffs
  • Polymer
  • Tek Canteen
  • Water Jar


Most players tend to look for easier ways to obtain Cementing Paste and would prefer to build near Beaver Dams, areas to farm Chitin or Keratin, or places to tame Achatina.

Figuring out where you will obtain your source for Cementing Paste can be a vital move when it comes to the late game phase.

While there are multiple sources, sticking to one is not necessary and you can combine methods to maximize your Cementing Paste acquisition.

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