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Polymer
Polymer.png
These incredibly strong, lightweight plates can be shaped and then heat treated into casings for anything.
Type
Rarity
Uncommon
Renewable
Yes
Refineable
No
Combustible
No
Weight
0.25
Stack size
100 / 5000
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 163 1 0 0
or
cheat gfi Polymer 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Polymer.PrimalItemResource_Polymer'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram Points
6 EP
Crafting XP
2.24 XP
Crafting time
2s
Used to craft

Polymer is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is used to make durable tools, weapons and armor (and a couple other Misc Items).

Overview[]

Polymer is an artificial material crafted at the Fabricator using 2x Obsidian and 2x Cementing Paste.

  Organic Polymer, a natural version of Polymer that can be obtained from killing   Kairuku,   Hesperornis,   Mantis,   Karkinos, and harvesting bee hives. It can always be used in place of Polymer, but is not as ideal because it has a spoil timer and can only stack up to 20, while regular Polymer can stack up to 100.

  Corrupted Nodule (Extinction) is also a natural version of Polymer, found on Extinction. It can be harvested from dead Corrupted Creatures in the Wasteland.

On Ragnarok, however, if you have tamed a   Griffin, a really good strategy would be flying over to the beach of the volcano area (with black sand), divebomb a bunch of   Mantises, and with the   Griffin's fast speeds fly over to your home, and use the   Organic Polymer as a substitute for the normal Polymer.

Crafting[]

Polymer is used to craft the following items:

Tools[]

Armor[]

Saddles[]

Electric Devices[]

Structures & Storage[]

Weapons[]

Full list of items crafted with Polymer

Gathering[]

Weight Reduction[]

The following creatures reduce the weight of Polymer by the listed amount while it is in their inventory:

CreatureReduction
  Argentavis50%

Video Tutorial[]

Quick tutorial on how to get polymer.

Notes[]

  • Polymer is likely ARK: Survival Evolved's version of real life materials like fiberglass and lead, or metal alloys.
  • Given how expensive Polymer can be, Only use it when you can (if you live in the mountains or volcano specifically). Organic polymer is a good alternate, and can be found on virtually every map easily.
  • Regular polymer can not be used to craft ghillie armor, and cannot be used to tame the moschops.
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