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Excavation Rig
Excavation Rig (Genesis Part 2).png
Stryders equipped with this rig can mine high-value resources like stone and metal. Can be linked to a Tek Dedicated Box.
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The Excavation Rig is a rig found on  Tek Stryders in ARK: Survival Evolved, allowing for the harvesting of resources. As with other rigs, the Excavation Rig cannot be removed from a Tek Stryder.


The rig can be toggled on and off by using Rmb, LT, L2, doing so will harvest resources in front of the Tek Stryder. Activating the rig will cause the Tek Stryder to lose  Charge and harvest all nodes in front of it, the rig will need to be toggled off to stop this. Hitting a creature with the excavation beam will not damage the creature.


Resource Efficiency
Metal.png Metal ★★★★★
Ambergris (Genesis Part 1).png Ambergris ★★★★★
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★★★
Seeds.png Seeds ★★★★☆
Element Shard.png Element Shard ★★★★☆
Stone.png Stone ★★★★☆
Element Dust.png Element Dust ★★★★☆
Aggeravic Mushroom (Aberration).png Mushrooms ★★★★☆
Oil.png Oil ★★★★☆
Mutagel (Genesis Part 2).png Mutagel ★★★★☆
Berries.png Berries ★★★★☆
Fiber.png Fiber ★★★★☆
Gem.png Gem ★★★☆☆
Silica Pearls.png Silica Pearls ★★★☆☆
Clay (Scorched Earth).png Clay ★★★☆☆
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom ★★★☆☆
Crystal.png Crystal ★★★☆☆
Obsidian.png Obsidian ★★★☆☆
Sand (Scorched Earth).png Sand ★★★☆☆
Flint.png Flint ★★★☆☆
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur ★★★☆☆
Sap.png Sap ★★★☆☆
Black Pearl.png Black Pearl ★★☆☆☆
Fungal Wood (Aberration).png Fungal Wood ★★☆☆☆
Element.png Element ★★☆☆☆
Wood.png Wood ★★☆☆☆
While the Tek Stryder may not harvest as efficiently per node as other creatures,
it can harvest almost all nearby nodes at a once.


  • Spawned in rigs cannot be dropped, transferred, or equipped.
  • Due to this rig's efficiency, it frequently fills the Stryder's inventory to the maximum item limit when harvesting.