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Tranq Arrow
Tranq Arrow
Less deadly than other arrows, but rapidly increases the victim's torpidity.
Ammo for
Stack size
100 / 50
Single use
Yes (recollectible as stone arrow)
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 70 1 0 0
cheat gfi ArrowTranq 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItemAmmo_ArrowTranq.PrimalItemAmmo_ArrowTranq'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
8 EP
Crafting XP
0.1 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Stone Arrow Stone Arrow
2 × Thatch Thatch
2 × Fiber Fiber
1 × Flint Flint
Total Base Ingredients
5 × Narcoberry Narcoberry
1 × Flint Flint
2 × Thatch Thatch
2 × Fiber Fiber
1 × Raw Meat Raw Meat
Purchase yields
10 pieces
Purchased in
20 × Reloads (Mobile) Reloads (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)


The Tranq Arrow (or Tranquilizer Arrow) is used for rendering creatures unconscious. It does less damage than a Stone Arrow Stone Arrow, but increases the target's Torpor. Tranq Arrows can be used as ammo for the Bow Bow, Crossbow Crossbow and Compound Bow Compound Bow.

Upon hit, they instantly increase the target's torpor by an amount equal to 200% of the weapon damage and give an additional amount of torpor equal to 250% of the weapon damage over the course of the next 4 seconds. (ex. A standard quality Bow would Cause 40 Torpor damage immediately, with a timed release of 50 torpor over 4 seconds.)

They can usually be recovered by walking up to the area of impact, but will be recovered as Stone Arrows, the Narcotic being expended.

Tranquilizer comparison table
Ammunition Weapon Damage Narcotics Instant torpor Over time Total Torpor / Narcotic
Tranq Arrow Tranq Arrow Bow Bow 20 1 40 50 90 90
Tranq Arrow Tranq Arrow Compound Bow Compound Bow 27 1 54 67.5 121.5 121.5
Tranq Arrow Tranq Arrow Crossbow Crossbow 35 1 70 87.5 157.5 157.5
Tranquilizer Dart Tranquilizer Dart Longneck Rifle Longneck Rifle 26 3 156 65 221 73.7
Tranq Spear Bolt Tranq Spear Bolt Harpoon Launcher Harpoon Launcher 36 3 216 90 306 102
Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Longneck Rifle Longneck Rifle 26 3 312 130 442 147.3
Toxicant Arrow (Mobile) Toxicant Arrow (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Bow Bow 20 80 100 180
Toxicant Arrow (Mobile) Toxicant Arrow (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Compound Bow Compound Bow 27 150 ? 240
Toxicant Arrow (Mobile) Toxicant Arrow (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Crossbow Crossbow 35 80 100 180


  • A second arrow hitting the target will not override the torpor-over-time effect of the first arrow, the effects of multiple arrows will instead stack. That means it's not necessary to wait in between shots to gain the maximum torpor. On the other hand, the torpor increase takes 5 seconds. So if the creature is near unconsciousness, it's better to wait after each shot as to not harm the creature unnecessarily.
    • Remember not to leave the render distance of a creature you are trying to knock out. Unrendering wild creatures may remove their debuff, and cause previously delivered Tranq Arrow to lose effect.
  • A Tranq Arrow fired from a Crossbow Crossbow is more effective in terms of both damage and torpor when compared to either a Bow Bow or Compound Bow Compound Bow.
    • However, bows allow Tranq Arrow to be delivered in a quicker succession compared to a crossbow.
  • Flying creatures take 1.5x damage from non-bullet ranged weapons. This bonus stacks with the 2.5x bonus from head shots.
  • In Survival of the Fittest, Tranq Arrows become available at level 10 (along with Bow), and can be crafted by using 5 Narcoberries instead of Narcotic (to prevent the need for a foundation, mortar & pestle, and spoiled meat).
  • You can collect tranq arrows from killing higher level dinos.
  • On ARK: Mobile, there is a variant of Tranq Arrow known as Toxicant Arrow (Mobile) Toxicant Arrows

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