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Disambig.png This article is about Unstable Element, not to be confused with Element, Element Shard, Element Ore (Aberration), Element Dust, Unstable Element Shard (Extinction), or Eery Element (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

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Unstable Element
Unstable Element (Extinction).png
Refined Element Dust that is unstable. Over time it will stabilize and become element.
Type
Rarity
Uncommon
Renewable
Yes
Refineable
No
Combustible
No
Weight
0.05
Stack size
1
Spoils in
2m
Spoils to
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ElementRefined.PrimalItemResource_ElementRefined'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram Points
6 EP
Crafting XP
0 XP
Crafting time
30s
Crafted in
Ingredients
1000 × Element Dust

The Unstable Element is a resource in Extinction

Crafting[]

Unstable Element is crafted in the Inventory using 1000 ×  Element Dust. They have a "spoil" timer of two minutes and then convert into standard Element.

Notes/Trivia[]

  • Prior to the release of Extinction, Unstable Element takes in the form of a brown-colored version of Polymer.
  • There seems to be a bug (on some occasions) where Unstable Element doesn't spoil at all. Throw it on the ground and pick it back up again sometimes it will work.
  • Due to the utilization of the Spoilage timer, Unstable Element and its corresponding Shards are negatively affected by increasing the spoilage multiplier.
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