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The undisputed ruler of short-range combat. Needs a hotter flame to be forged.
Type Melee
Melee damage 90.0
Rate of fire 1.9 RPS
DPS 171171
Weight 5.0
Durability 70
Durability per use 0.3
Single use No
Added in v222.0
Spawn Command
cheat GFI Sword 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponSword.PrimalItem_WeaponSword'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 30
Engram Points 11 EP
Crafting XP 26.4 XP
Used to craft 1 item
Crafted in Smithy
Argentavis Saddle
Castoroides Saddle
Thorny Dragon Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png
Tek Replicator
Required Stations Refining Forge.png Refining Forge
Purchase (Mobile)
Item Quality Journeyman
Purchased in Outpost Logo Mobile.svg
Cost 350 ×  Slips Logo Mobile.svg

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Sword is a melee weapon in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be used whilst equipping a shield in the off-hand, making it very useful in hand-to-hand combat. The Sword does much more damage than the Wooden Club (5), Spear (30) and the Pike (55). This damage is comparable to the Crossbow (95), although it is a Melee weapon.

Attack Speed is about 1.9 attacks per second, giving the weapon a very high DPS of 171 damage per second against unarmored targets. Although this is nearly three times as high as the DPS of the pike, the Sword lacks in range and knockback capabilities. It is also unlocked at level 30.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer ★★★★★
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆

Notes / Trivia[edit | edit source]

Because it lacks knock back and has a high swing speed, the sword is great for fighting larger dinosaurs that would otherwise survive the lower dps of the pike. Surprise them while they are distracted and land a few hits, if you don't kill them outright kite them into other dinosaurs so you can land a few more hits while they fight amongst each other. The sword is a very effective tool for breaking doors. They do high damage, but their durability drops very quickly. This can come in handy when raiding.

Despite the description mentioning a hotter flame being required, the sword is crafted in the Smithy, like other metal tools. This possibly references a scrapped crafting station.