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Excavation Rig
Excavation Rig (Genesis Part 2)
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 Stryder 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 Oxygen 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 Metal ★★★★★
Ambergris Ambergris ★★★★★
Thatch Thatch ★★★★★
Seeds Seeds ★★★★☆
Element Shard Element Shard ★★★★☆
Stone Stone ★★★★☆
Element Dust Element Dust ★★★★☆
Mushrooms Mushrooms ★★★★☆
Oil Oil ★★★★☆
Mutagel Mutagel ★★★★☆
Berries Berries ★★★★☆
Fiber Fiber ★★★★☆
Gem Gem ★★★☆☆
Silica Pearls Silica Pearls ★★★☆☆
Clay Clay ★★★☆☆
Rare Mushroom Rare Mushroom ★★★☆☆
Crystal Crystal ★★★☆☆
Obsidian Obsidian ★★★☆☆
Sand Sand ★★★☆☆
Flint Flint ★★★☆☆
Sulfur Sulfur ★★★☆☆
Sap Sap ★★★☆☆
Black Pearl Black Pearl ★★☆☆☆
Fungal Wood Fungal Wood ★★☆☆☆
Element Element ★★☆☆☆
Wood 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.