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Metal Arrow
Metal Arrow.png
An armor-and-hide piercing metal arrow.
Ammo for
Stack size
Single use
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 373 1 0 0
cheat gfi CompoundBowArrow 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItemAmmo_CompoundBowArrow.PrimalItemAmmo_CompoundBowArrow'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram Points
35 EP
Crafting XP
0.1 XP
Required stations
Purchase yields
10 pieces
Purchased in
100 ×  Reloads Logo Mobile.svg


The Metal Arrow in ARK: Survival Evolved is an advanced arrow fired by the Compound Bow that can pierce armor. Note that Metal Arrows cannot be used in a Bow or Crossbow.


  • Like other arrows and Spear Bolts, an unbroken Metal Arrow can be retrieved from surfaces, corpse or unconscious creature where it is attached.
  • Does more damage than Longneck Rifle(with Simple Rifle Ammo) and Fabricated Sniper Rifle if fully charged.
  • Metal arrows can be used to full effect against the Rubble Golem, making it useful for cave runs on Scorched Earth.
  • Metal arrows cannot be used to full effect against the regular Rock Elemental, as they suffer the same 90% damage reduction as most physical attacks.
    • Surprisingly useful in PVP, as it pierce through armor that high-end players usually rely on to survive and head shots can be instantly lethal.