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Disambig.png Metal Pick is referred to as "Iron Pick" in the Primitive Plus DLC

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Metal Pick
Metal Pick.png
A sharp metal pick for harvesting metal from mountain rocks, flint from rocks, and meat from bodies.
Melee damage
40 (-0.075 per use)
Single use
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 35 1 0 0
cheat gfi MetalPick 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponMetalPick.PrimalItem_WeaponMetalPick'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
6 EP
Crafting XP
4 XP
Required stations
Purchased in
20 ×  Slips (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

The Metal Pick in ARK: Survival Evolved is the metal version of the Stone Pick. It not only has a faster gathering speed, but it also harvests more resources from each renewable resource and has a higher chance of collecting the rarer resources.


Resource Efficiency
Mutagel (Genesis Part 2).png Mutagel (Genesis: Part 2) ★★★★★
Flint.png Flint ★★★★☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★☆
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat ★★★★☆
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★★☆
Crystal.png Crystal ★★★★☆
Metal.png Metal ★★★☆☆
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat ★★★☆☆
Oil.png Oil ★★★☆☆
Raw Salt (Scorched Earth).png Raw Salt (Scorched Earth) ★★★☆☆
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur (Scorched Earth) ★★★☆☆
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★☆☆
Obsidian.png Obsidian ★★★☆☆
Sand (Scorched Earth).png Sand (Scorched Earth) ★★★☆☆
Wood.png Wood ★★☆☆☆
AnglerGel.png AnglerGel ★★☆☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★★☆☆☆
Black Pearl.png Black Pearl ★★☆☆☆
Stone.png Stone ★★☆☆☆


Items which use stats, namely Melee Damage, Durability, Armor, Hypothermic Insulation and Hyperthermic Insulation, have Item Quality, with higher quality items having better overall stats (though lower quality items may be randomly superior in an individual stat). Items with improved quality can be obtained from beacons, loot crates, and other forms of loot drops (such as from killing predators), while blueprints of higher quality items are obtainable only from beacons and loot crates. Items with higher quality can cost substantially more than primitive versions.

Items that are affected by quality:

There are currently six levels of quality, defined as follows.

Primitive Ramshackle Apprentice Journeyman Mastercraft Ascendant
Random Multiplier Threshold 1 1.25 2.5 4.5 7 10
Crafting XP Multiplier 1 2 3 4 5 6
Repairing XP Multiplier 1 2 3 4 5 6
Crafting Resources Requirements Multiplier 1 1.33 1.67 2 2.5 3.5