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Cannon Ball
Cannon Ball
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 Gunpowder
30 × Sparkpowder Sparkpowder
15 × Stone Stone
30 × Flint Flint

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


Weapon Thatch Wood Adobe Stone Metal Tek
Cannon Ball 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 Ballista Bolt Boulder Boulder Rocket Propelled GrenadeRocket Homing Missile (Scorched Earth) Rockets Cannon Ball Cannon Ball
Titanosaur Titanosaur N/A 70 400 1400 ( 725 on ARK Mobile )
Rock Elemental Rock Elemental N/A 300 360 1800
Karkinos Karkinos N/A 437.5 1250 11250


  • Titanosaur Titanosaur and Rock Elemental Rock Elemental can most effectively be knocked out by shooting Cannon Balls at their head. The Karkinos 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.