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Cannon Ball
Cannon Ball.png
A gigantic ball of heavy metal, capable of demolishing very strong structures.
Ammo for
Stack size
Single use
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi CannonBall 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItemAmmo_CannonBall.PrimalItemAmmo_CannonBall'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram Points
5 EP
Crafting XP
1.6 XP
Crafting time
Resources breakdown [Expand]
30 × Gunpowder
30 × Sparkpowder
15 × Stone
30 × Flint

The Cannon Ball is a giant steel ball used with the Cannon to cause large damage from a distance.


Weapon Thatch Wood Adobe Stone Metal Tek
Cannon Ball * * ? 3446 390 40

* The damage is greater than the health-points of structures of that material

Knocking Out[]

Comparison to other heavy knockouting weapons

Creature Ballista Bolt Boulder Rocket Propelled Grenade.pngRocket Homing Missile (Scorched Earth).png Rockets Cannon Ball
Titanosaur N/A 70 400 1400 ( 725 on ARK Mobile )
Rock Elemental N/A 300 360 1800
Karkinos N/A 437.5 1250 11250


  • Titanosaur and Rock Elemental can most effectively be knocked out by shooting Cannon Balls at their head. The Karkinos, on the other hand, should be shot in the body.
  • The Cannon deals much more damage to structures than a Catapult Turret or Ballista Turret.
  • Damage vs Dino ~ 1800(just did it last night) per shot if you miss the part you need to hit
  • 450 if you hit the torpor marker(head/body), so be careful, you can EASILY kill a Rock Elemental by missing just a couple shots.