Adobe Pillar (Scorched Earth)

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Adobe Pillar
Adobe Pillar (Scorched Earth).png
The adobe pillar adds structural integrity to the area it is built under. Can also act as stilts for buildings on inclines.
Health 4,000
Decay Time 8d
Weight 4
Stack Size 100
Added in v246.0
Spawn Command
cheat GFI AdobePillar 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Structures/Adobe/Blueprints/PrimalItemStructure_AdobePillar.PrimalItemStructure_AdobePillar'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 17
Engram Points 8 EP
Crafting XP 15.2 XP
Crafting Time 3s
Crafted in Inventory
Required Stations Mortar And Pestle.png Mortar and Pestle
Resources breakdown [Expand]
40 × Clay (Scorched Earth).png Clay Scorched Earth Icon.png
80 × Sand (Scorched Earth).png Sand Scorched Earth Icon.png
40 × Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth).png Cactus Sap Scorched Earth Icon.png
10 × Thatch.png Thatch
Total Base Ingredients
80 × Sand (Scorched Earth).png Sand Scorched Earth Icon.png
10 × Thatch.png Thatch
40 × Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth).png Cactus Sap Scorched Earth Icon.png
20 × Wood or Fungal Wood.png Wood or Fungal Wood

The Adobe Pillar is a Structure in the Scorched Earth-DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved.

A pillar is a stackable form of a foundation, which is used for building structures.

Construction[edit | edit source]

The Adobe Pillar can be placed on even or slightly uneven ground, or on the top or bottom of foundations, ceilings, or other pillars. Once the first Adobe Pillar is placed, subsequent pillars can snap into place on the top or bottom of the first one, provided there is adequate room to do so.

A pillar or series of pillars with the bottom touching the ground and a ceiling on top will function as a foundation, providing support and allowing structures to be built on top of it.

Support[edit | edit source]

Disambig.png See also: Foundation

Pillars provides sufficient support to allow a structure built on top of it to extend up to 2 ceilings in any direction on the x and y-axis, and up to 1 ceiling diagonally, not counting the center ceiling. However, the ceilings on the far end will not support walls.


A diagram showing how a single pillar or foundation (✖) can support 13 ceilings (indicated in green). The edges marked in red will not be able to support a wall without additional support beneath.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If a pillar is destroyed, any building pieces that rely on it for support will be destroyed as well. If it was destroyed via the demolish option, no resources will be refunded for these extra building pieces.
  • Pillars are commonly used to build bridges. This is done by placing a normal foundation at the start, building 2 ceilings out, adding pillars under the second ceiling until they reach the ground, and then repeating the process.
  • In order for a pillar to count as providing support to an area, it must be snapped onto the structure it is attempting to support, not simply be placed underneath it. It is therefore necessary to build from top to bottom when attempting to add support to a pre-existing structure.
  • Ladders can be placed on the pillars, allowing for tall, thin towers.
  • When snapped to an existing ceiling, pillars will stick through it. This can be avoided by simply adding another ceiling layer on top of all pillars. The lower ceiling pieces can then be demolished.