ARK: How to Make Metal Ingot

ARK Metal Ingot

One of the most important resources in Ark is Metal Ingots, processed Metal that is used from crafting the majority of the late-game items.

As you progress further into building a larger base with better technology, you will need an increasingly large amount of Metal Ingots.

Players often build a base built with metal structures once they have enough resources, making Metal Ingots necessary for better defenses as well as other equipment.

How to Craft Metal Ingot?

Metal Ingot is crafted automatically when you place Metal (ore) into a Refining Forge or Industrial Forge, which must be turned on via having fuel in its inventory.

Over time, each 2x Metal (ore) will be turned into 1x Metal Ingots in the Refining Forge, while the Industrial Forge is capable of smelting 40x Metal into 20x Metal Ingots at a time.

Placing Metal in the inventory of a Phoenix or Magmasaur will convert it into Metal Ingots, allowing you to have a portable forge.

Best Way to Farm Metal Ingot

The best way to farm Metal Ingot, or to mass-produce it would be to have multiple Refining Forges during the earlier stages of the game.

Refining Forges are cheap to craft and you can split the Metal (ore) that you collect among them until you can craft an Industrial Forge.

It is ideal to have multiple Industrial Forges in the late game as you will be smelting a lot of Metal later on for your tribe’s needs.

Having multiple Magmasaurs or Phoenixes will allow you to craft a lot of Metal Ingots on the go, but maybe a bit hard to acquire for starters.

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Metal Ingot Uses

Metal Ingots are used to craft over 300 different items in Ark, making it one of the most needed resources players will have to stock up on.

You will mostly be using Metal Ingots for structures, weapons, armor, and more late-game items that lead to better survivability.

The following are craftable with Metal Ingots:

Weapons

  • Assault Rifle
  • C4 Remote Detonator
  • Cluster Grenade
  • Compound Bow
  • Crossbow
  • Electric Prod
  • Fabricated Pistol
  • Fabricated Sniper Rifle
  • Flamethrower
  • Grenade
  • Harpoon Launcher
  • Homing Underwater Mine
  • Lance
  • Longneck Rifle
  • D.S.M.
  • R.L.M.
  • S.C.M.
  • Minigun
  • Pike
  • Poison Grenade
  • Pump-Action Shotgun
  • Rocket Homing Missile
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Rocket Pod
  • Rocket Propelled Grenade
  • Shotgun
  • Simple Pistol
  • Smoke Grenade
  • Sword
  • Tek Bow
  • Tek Claws
  • Tek Gravity Grenade
  • Tek Grenade
  • Tek Grenade Launcher
  • Tek Phase Pistol
  • Tek Railgun
  • Tek Rifle
  • Tek Shoulder Cannon
  • Tek Sword

Tools

  • Bear Trap
  • Chainsaw
  • Charge Battery
  • Charge Lantern
  • Climbing Pick
  • Cryopod
  • Electronic Binoculars
  • Handcuffs
  • Large Bear Trap
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Metal Hatchet
  • Metal Pick
  • Metal Sickle
  • Mining Drill
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Scout Remote
  • Spray Painter
  • Tek Remote Camera
  • Transponder Node
  • Transponder Tracker

Ammo

  • Advanced Bullet
  • Advanced Rifle Bullet
  • Advanced Sniper Bullet
  • Boulder
  • Cannon Ball
  • Cannon Shell
  • Chain Bola
  • Cruise Missile
  • Grappling Hook
  • Improvised Explosive Device
  • Metal Arrow
  • Net Projectile
  • Pheromone Dart
  • Shocking Tranquilizer Dart
  • Simple Bullet
  • Simple Rifle Ammo
  • Simple Shotgun Ammo
  • Spear Bolt
  • Tranquilizer Dart

Armor

  • Flak Boots
  • Flak Chestpiece
  • Flak Gauntlets
  • Flak Helmet
  • Flak Leggings
  • Fur Boots
  • Fur Cap
  • Fur Chestpiece
  • Fur Gauntlets
  • Fur Leggings
  • Heavy Miner’s Helmet
  • Metal Shield
  • Night Vision Goggles
  • Riot Shield
  • SCUBA Leggings
  • SCUBA Tank
  • Tek Boots
  • Tek Chestpiece
  • Tek Gauntlets
  • Tek Helmet
  • Tek Leggings
  • Tek Shield

Saddles

  • Allosaurus Saddle
  • Ankylo Saddle
  • Arthropluera Saddle
  • Astrocetus Tek Saddle
  • Astrodelphis Starwing Saddle
  • Baryonyx Saddle
  • Basilisk Saddle
  • Basilosaurus Saddle
  • Bronto Platform Saddle
  • Bronto Saddle
  • Carno Saddle
  • Castoroides Saddle
  • Chalicotherium Saddle
  • Daeodon Saddle
  • Diplodocus Saddle
  • Doedicurus Saddle
  • Dunkleosteus Saddle
  • Gallimimus Saddle
  • Giganotosaurus Saddle
  • Hyaenodon Meatpack
  • Maewing Saddle
  • Magmasaur Saddle
  • Mammoth Saddle
  • Manta Saddle
  • Mantis Saddle
  • Megachelon Platform Saddle
  • Megalania Saddle
  • Megaloceros Saddle
  • Megalodon Tek Saddle
  • Megalosaurus Saddle
  • Megatherium Saddle
  • Mosasaur Platform Saddle
  • Mosasaur Saddle
  • Mosasaur Tek Saddle
  • Paracer Platform Saddle
  • Paracer Saddle
  • Plesiosaur Platform Saddle
  • Procoptodon Saddle
  • Quetz Platform Saddle
  • Rex Saddle
  • Rex Tek Saddle
  • Rock Drake Saddle
  • Rock Drake Tek Saddle
  • Rock Golem Saddle
  • Roll Rat Saddle
  • Sabertooth Saddle
  • Tapejara Saddle
  • Tapejara Tek Saddle
  • Therizinosaurus Saddle
  • Thorny Dragon Saddle
  • Thylacoleo Saddle
  • Titanosaur Platform Saddle
  • Tropeognathus Saddle
  • Tusoteuthis Saddle
  • Woolly Rhino Saddle
  • Yutyrannus Saddle

Structures

  • Air Conditioner
  • Auto Turret
  • Ballista Turret
  • Beer Barrel
  • Behemoth Gate
  • Behemoth Gateway
  • Behemoth Tek Gateway
  • Bunk Bed
  • Cannon
  • Catapult Turret
  • Chemistry Bench
  • Cloning Chamber
  • Cryofridge
  • Dino Leash
  • Egg Incubator
  • Electrical Cable Intersection
  • Electrical Generator
  • Electrical Outlet
  • Elevator Track
  • Fabricator
  • Flexible Electrical Cable
  • Gas Collector
  • Giant Metal Hatchframe
  • Giant Metal Trapdoor
  • 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
  • Inclined Electrical Cable
  • Industrial Cooker
  • Industrial Forge
  • Industrial Grill
  • Industrial Grinder
  • Lamppost
  • Large Elevator Platform
  • Large Metal Wall
  • Large Taxidermy Base
  • Large Tek Wall
  • Large Wood Elevator Platform
  • Medium Elevator Platform
  • Medium Wood Elevator Platform
  • Metal Billboard
  • Metal Catwalk
  • 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 Ladder
  • Metal Ocean Platform
  • Metal Pillar
  • Metal Railing
  • Metal Ramp
  • Metal Sign
  • Metal Spike Wall
  • 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 Window
  • Metal Windowframe
  • Minigun Turret
  • Mirror
  • Oil Pump
  • Omnidirectional Lamppost
  • Pressure Plate
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • Small Wood Elevator Platform
  • Smithy
  • Straight Electrical Cable
  • Tek Bridge
  • Tek Catwalk
  • Tek Ceiling
  • Tek Crop Plot
  • Tek Dedicated Storage
  • Tek Dinosaur Gateway
  • Tek Doorframe
  • Tek Double Doorframe
  • Tek Fence Foundation
  • Tek Fence Support
  • Tek Forcefield
  • Tek Foundation
  • Tek Generator
  • Tek Hatchframe
  • Tek Jump Pad
  • Tek Ladder
  • Tek Light
  • Tek Pillar
  • Tek Railing
  • Tek Ramp
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Sleeping Pod
  • Tek Staircase
  • Tek Stairs
  • Tek Surveillance Console
  • Tek Teleporter
  • Tek Transmitter
  • Tek Triangle Ceiling
  • Tek Triangle Foundation
  • Tek Triangle Roof
  • Tek Trough
  • Tek Turret
  • Tek Wall
  • Tek Windowframe
  • Tree Sap Tap
  • Vacuum Compartment
  • Vacuum Compartment Moonpool
  • Vault
  • Vertical Electrical Cable
  • Wall Torch
  • Wind Turbine
  • Wood Elevator Top Switch
  • Wood Elevator Track
  • Wooden Tree Platform
  • Zip-Line Anchor
  • Zip-Line Motor Attachment Skin

Resources

  • Electronics

Other

  • Camera
  • Canteen
  • Flashlight Attachment
  • Glider Suit Skin
  • Holo-Scope Attachment
  • Laser Attachment
  • Motorboat
  • Radio
  • Scope Attachment
  • Silencer Attachment
  • Tek ATV
  • Tek Canteen
  • Tek Hoversail
  • Tek Sensor
  • Unassembled Enforcer
  • Unassembled Mek
  • Unassembled TEK Hover Skiff

Verdict

Metal Structures provide a great amount of security with a tribe’s base, which requires a good amount of Metal Ingots to form.

Advanced Weapons and Armor in Ark mostly require a sum of Metal Ingots to be crafted as well as to be repaired, making it useful to keep a good stock around.

In PVP and even PVE servers, having a lot of Metal Ingots can provide players with a lot of resources for creating ammo for both defensive turrets and ammo for weapons.

Michael James

Michael James has been an avid gamer since he was young. He loves to play video games and enjoys writing about it to share his experience and ideas with others. Aside from playing, he also enjoys helping other gamers both ingame and on-site.

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