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Oil Jar
Oil Jar
Throw it to create an oil slick which can be lit on fire! This sticky substance can also slow people down which step in it!
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi OilJar 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/WeaponOilJar/PrimalItem_WeaponOilJar.PrimalItem_WeaponOilJar'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
15 EP
Crafted in
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
3 × Propellant (Scorched Earth) Propellant (Scorched Earth)
3 × Oil Oil
3 × Sulfur (Scorched Earth) Sulfur (Scorched Earth)
5 × Clay (Scorched Earth) Clay (Scorched Earth)
10 × Sand (Scorched Earth) Sand (Scorched Earth)
Total Base Ingredients
2 × Stone Stone
10 × Sand (Scorched Earth) Sand (Scorched Earth)
3 × Flint Flint
3 × Wood or Fungal Wood Wood or Fungal Wood
3 × Oil Oil
8 × Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth) Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth)
3 × Sulfur (Scorched Earth) Sulfur (Scorched Earth)

The Oil Jar is an item in the Scorched Earth-DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved.


The Oil Jar is a clay jar that is full of a highly flammable, petroleum mixture that can be thrown down and connected to make a trail of flammable materials that can be lit on fire to burn anything in its path including creatures and players that come in contact with it. This makes it good for attacking smaller bases during raids. For example, one could use it for defense of a base by making a trail all the way around it and lighting the oil on fire as the enemies draw near or it could be used aggressively by spamming them on the ground before lighting them up.

Another use is being the most cost-effective and quickest method of mass-murdering Farm Animals such as Kairuku Kairuku

One of the best ways to use the Oil Jar however, is in a tight space where creatures, players, and certain creatures can constantly be burned till death.

A burning oil blob will also destroy any structures in Thatch Tier and Wood Tier, as well as a handful of other structures.


  • An oil puddle that is not ignited will last 5 minutes before disappearing.
  • When you ignite an oil puddle, the puddle will burn for 30 seconds before disappearing.
  • Despite the plethora of things and creatures that could ignite an oil blob, from the fiery blaze of a Fire Wyvern Fire Wyvern or Phoenix Phoenix, to the combustion of a Grenade Grenade, to the burning from a Campfire Campfire; only 3 things in the entire game can actually light the oil. These things are a thrown Torch Torch, a shot Flame Arrow Flame Arrow, or flames from a Flamethrower Flamethrower.
  • Beware ignited oil puddles hitting a spike wall as they may cause large amounts damage to the player that ignited it continuously for the burning duration, likely a bug similar in association to the flamethrower.
  • Ignited Oil Jars can be used to tame the Phoenix Phoenix.