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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 * *(11813 mobile)
? 3446 1000(354 mobile) 40

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

  • In mobile version Raft can be damaged at 11,813. Means raft health will drop from 20,000 to 8,187.

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.