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These incredibly strong, lightweight plates can be shaped and then heat treated into casings for anything.
Stack Size
100 / 5000
Required level
Engram Points
6 EP
Crafting XP
2.24 XP
Crafting time
Used to craft

Polymer is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is used to make durable tools, weapons and armor.

Overview[edit | edit source]

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 Icon.png 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[edit | edit source]

Polymer is used to craft the following items:

Tools[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

Saddles[edit | edit source]

Electric Devices[edit | edit source]

Structures & Storage[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Full list of items crafted with Polymer

Gathering[edit | edit source]

Weight Reduction[edit | edit source]

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


Video Tutorial[edit | edit source]

Quick tutorial on how to get polymer.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Polymer is likely The games version of real life materials like fiberglass and lead, or metal alloys.