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Lava Oasis Cave
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Cave in the West of the Lava Biome of The Center.
Location
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Location
15.8° Lat, 50.5° Lon
Loot
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Artifact of the Hunter
16.7° Lat, 54.3° Lon

The Lava Oasis Cave (more commonly referred to as Pearl Cave) is in the West of the Lava Biome of The Center. Despite its name, this cave has no lava. There are two main passageways, one of which leads to an Artifact. The Artifact of the Hunter is down the right path through a submerged tunnel. The entrance is rather deceiving; bring a light source.

Dangers[]

  • Dangerous jumps and numerous cliffs
  • Poisonous and Hostile creatures
  • Tall grass and flora hindering players to spot threats on time

Recommended Equipment[]

Tips[]

  • Watch your footing; as soon as you enter the cave, there is a ravine into shallow waters. There are ravines throughout this cave.
  • Grappling Hooks are helpful to reach areas you otherwise could not.

Creatures[]

Compatible Tamed Creatures[]

This table is incomplete.
You can help us by adding the tamed creatures you know can enter the cave. If the creature can't enter, please exclude it.

Accessibility Ratings:

  • Excellent: Full-Cave Access (Entrance-to-Artifact)
  • Limited: Can Access Portions of the Cave Safely
  • Not Recommended: Can Get Stuck/Unable to Leave Cave
Creature Accessibility Rideable Notes
Archaeopteryx Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Arthropluera Limited Yes
Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
Compy Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Dilophosaur Limited No
Dimorphodon Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Direwolf Excellent Yes
Dodo Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Dung Beetle Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Equus Excellent Yes
Hesperornis Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Ichthyornis Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Jerboa Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kairuku Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Lystrosaurus Limited No
Megaloceros Limited Yes
Mesopithecus Excellent No
  •  Can keep on shoulder or can bring a whole troop.
Microraptor Excellent No
  •  Can keep on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Onyc Limited No
Otter Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Oviraptor Limited No
Pachy Limited Yes
Pegomastax Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Pteranodon Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Raptor Excellent Yes
Ravager Excellent Yes
Sabertooth Excellent Yes
Scorpion Limited Yes
Spider Limited Yes
Terror Bird Excellent Yes
Vulture Excellent No
  •  Can keep on shoulder or bringa whole flock.


Resources[]

Notes[]

  • Creatures that are unable to jump or swim underwater will be unable to reach one or both artifact rooms.
  • The Artifact of the Pack used to be in this cave until v264. It is now located in the reward room of the JumpingPuzzle in the Underground World.
    • The branch that previously holds Artifact of the Pack is not deleted. Creatures, resources and loot crates spawn normally there.

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