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Disambig This article is about Element Shard, not to be confused with Element Element, Element Ore (Aberration) Element Ore (Aberration), Element Dust Element Dust, Unstable Element (Extinction) Unstable Element (Extinction), Unstable Element Shard (Extinction) Unstable Element Shard (Extinction), or Eery Element (Mobile) Eery Element (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

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Element Shard
Element Shard
A small chunk of strange, highly advanced material. It dissolves when transferred across ARKs.
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi Shard 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ElementShard.PrimalItemResource_ElementShard'" 1 0 0
Crafting time
Used to craft
Crafted in
Crafting yields
100 pieces
1 × Element Element

Element Shards are a resource used to power the Tek Cloning Chamber Tek Cloning Chamber and the Tek Light Tek Light. Also used as fuel for the Tek Turret Tek Turret, Tek Generator Tek Generator and the Tek Bow (Genesis: Part 2)


Element Shards can be crafted in the Tek Replicator Tek Replicator. 1 Element Element yields 100 Element Shards.


Extinction DLC This section is about content exclusive to the DLC: Extinction

Unstable Element Shard (Extinction) Unstable Element Shard can be unlocked at Level 55, and can be crafted using Element Dust Element Dust. Once crafted, there will be a 2 minute spoil timer before Unstable Element Shard turns into regular Element Shard.


Element Shards can be found on Genesis: Part 1 by climbing the slopes of the volcano in the Volcano biome. They are mined from the red crystals which can be found along the trails leading to the top of the volcano. Finding them can be extremely high risk, especially if the volcano erupts while you are up there.

Element shards can also be found throughout any rock node in the lunar biome depending on what type of rocks are mined. Element shards in the lunar biome can only be mined on foot with either a metal pick or mining drill. A Tek Stryder can help out with lunar biome mining if the gathering needs to be done quickly.

Crystal Isles[]

The small blue crystals found at Northland (Crystal Isles) rarely contains Element Shard; the small blue crystals on Eldritch Isle nearly always contain them.

Genesis: Part 2[]

The dormant Carniflora in the corrupted ring, as well as the fleshy flora in Rockwell's Proliferation (Genesis: Part 2), yield a small amount of Element Shards, as well as Black Pearl Black Pearls and meat. The Tek Stryder Tek Stryder drops them as feces.


  • Element Shards can not be used as fuel for any of the Tek armor or weapons, except for use in Tek Turrets and Tek Bow.
  • An Element Shard appears to be a small chunk of Element, but it weighs five times more.
  • The Element Shards cannot be transferred between official servers or clusters.


Patch Changes
256.0 Element Shard is added to the game.
312.65 Element Shards gained from Genesis Volcano Red Crystals have been reduced by approximately 40%.