How To Make Shadow Steak Saute in ARK

When it comes to using ranged weapons and surviving in caves and other harsh environments, the Shadow Steak Saute can be a real game changer.

This dish improves the aim of your weapon as well as makes it easier for you to survive in hot or cold places to add up to what you are wearing.

Though this dish may need a few resources to make, it becomes very useful in both PVE and PVP situations.

Shadow Steak Saute Effects

Once you consume a Shadow Steak Saute, you will gain 50 hypothermic and hyperthermic insulation, protecting you from harsh temperatures.

This improves the aiming of your weapons, making it easier to hit your targets with less motion, which becomes handy with any weapon.

Those who love to use shotguns will enjoy less recoil with the weapon while using a Longneck Rifle or Fabricated Sniper Rifle becomes easier to aim with less scope movement.

The effects of the Shadow Steak Saute last for up to 180 seconds, making it best used when you are sure there is some action about to happen.

How to Make Shadow Steak Saute (Recipe)

ARK Shadow Steak Saute

The Shadow Steak Saute can be cooked in a Cooking Pot or an Industrial Cooker, which must have a supply of water and fire to cook.

Below are the Shadow Steak Saute ingredients:

  • 3 Cooked Prime Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat, Cooked Lamb Chop, or Prime Meat Jerky
  • 20 Mejoberry
  • 8 Narcotic
  • 2 Rare Mushroom
  • 1 Savoroot
  • 1 Rockarrot
  • 1 Water

Once you figure out where to get all of the resources needed for the Shadow Steak Saute, you can make a good surplus of it, especially since it does not require that many farmable crops.

The Shadow Steak Saute ID for spawning is: cheat giveitemnum 251 1 0 0

Shadow Steak Saute Description

Back then the Shadow Steak Saute had a description that also mentioned it improved your vision at night but this has been removed as it did not.

“This dish grants you a hunter’s instinct. Consume it to ignore most weather, and steady your aim. Effects last 3 minutes”

Does Shadow Steak Saute Work on Dinos?

Shadow Steak Saute and most human food cannot be consumed by Dinos and the effects of Shadow Steak Saute would have no use for them.

Shadow Steak Saute Night Vision

Back then, the description of Shadow Steak Saute mentioned improved vision at night but this never really was added to its effects.

This is why the description has been changed to the one it currently has to avoid misleading players into thinking it could be a way to see better at night or in caves.


When you’re out exploring caves, Shadow Steak Saute can be a situational item in most cases, especially since you need to be accurate to avoid getting killed.

When it comes to PVP, consuming this before fighting enemies can make a huge difference when it comes to using ranged weapons.

Shadow Steak Saute is not that hard to make and once you have all the resources needed, it would be a good idea to have some on hand for when there are fights or when you explore.

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