As your survival duration on the Island of ARK Survival Ascended increases, the environmental dangers will escalate, along with your tool and crafting requirements to manage them. This necessitates an advancement in your crafting skills, and the Fabricator is the key to achieving this.
This unique device not only enables the creation of more advanced high-end weaponry and armor but also produces specific components required as your base building needs become more sophisticated. In the following sections, we'll briefly explore how to craft the Fabricator and discuss its numerous applications in ARK Survival Ascended.
How To Craft the Fabricator in ARK Survival Ascended
Before delving into the myriad uses of the Fabricator, let's cover the basics of what this device is and how to craft it yourself. The Fabricator is a crafting station device specifically designed for creating high-end weapons, armor, and components. It's essential to note that the Fabricator is treated as a wooden structure and is impervious to damage from hands, stone weapons, or weapons that don't use explosives.
To craft the Fabricator, you'll need to utilize a Smithy and have the following resources on hand:
- 35 × Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
- 20 × Cementing Paste or Achatina Paste
- 50 × Sparkpowder
- 25 × Stone
- 50 × Flint
- 15 × Crystal or Primal Crystal
- 10 × Oil
While the crafting process is relatively straightforward, the true brilliance of the Fabricator lies in its diverse applications and the array of recipes/blueprints available when crafting with it. Let's delve into that in the following section.
Fabricator uses and Recipes in ARK Survival Ascended
As mentioned earlier, the Fabricator serves to craft various items and materials. While the list of craftable items is extensive, here's a quick breakdown of some notable ones for which you might initially need the Fabricator:
- Riot Armor
- SCUBA Gear
- Fabricated Firearms
- Fabricated Ammunition
- High-End Weapon Attachments
- Electric Prod
- C4 Charge
- Auto Turret
- Compound Bow
- Rocket Launcher
- Electrical Generator
- Electrical Cables
- Electrical Devices
- Elevator Structures
- Poison Grenade
Finally, it's important to note that to operate the Fabricator, one of its slots must contain Gasoline. Gasoline lasts in the Fabricator for 15:00 and is not consumed during crafting. As Gasoline materials can be challenging to acquire, using only one unit at a time is advised, as additional gasoline is consumed sequentially, similar to how campfires consume wood.
The Fabricator depletes the Gasoline item it was currently using and does not function underwater, so consider this limitation as you craft this indispensable item to meet all your advanced crafting needs in ARK Survival Ascended.