Caves and Dungeons – Locations and Loot

Ark has a big amount of caves. A user on steam has made some progress collecting the most well known locations

High temperatures result in a slightly reduction of life and increases the consumed water
Low temperatures result in a slight reduction of life, too. A torch or another heat source neglet this effect.
Narrow caves are not advised for large groups. These areas can get cramped and it’s much harder to running away from enemies. Pack extra food, armor and meele weapons.
Jumping Hazards usually involve you leaping over a dangerous area. If you fail the jump, you will most likely die. Take extra care and take extra time to make sure not to jump to your death

 

Dungeon South (80.2 | 53.5)

Recommended Level:

5
Enemies:

Spiders

Snakes

Scorpions
Torch

Required
You need a torch to neglet the effects of the low temperature
Ranged Weapon

Recommended
Ranged weapons can easily defeat all the enemies in the cave, while staying safe from distance.
Stimberry

Recommended

Scorpions can cause an increase in torpidity. If you got hit, take some stimberrys to counteract the effect.

 

 

Dungeon South 2 (68.3 | 56.1)

Recommended Level:

30
Enemies:

Spiders

Snakes

Scorpions

Bats
Torch

Required
You need a torch to neglet the effects of the low temperature
Bloodpack

Required
Very much bats result in very much damage.
Ranged Weapon

Required
There are many enemy packs, which can be pulled from a distance
Stimberry

Recommended

Scorpions can cause an increase in torpidity. If you got hit, take some stimberrys to counteract the effect.
Additional information:

  • This dungeon is huge. Take extra supplies

 

 

Dungeon South-East (70.6 | 86.1)

Recommended Level:

25
Enemies:

Spiders

Scorpions

Bats

Snakes
Bloodpack (10+)

Required
Very much damage from bats and temperature.
Fernwaffe

Required
Bats create very much damage. You need to kite them / fight them from distance
Water Jar (4+)

Recommended
You need much water to survive
Calien Soup

Recommended
This soup increases the resistance to high temperatures and reduces the water comsumption
Stimberry

Recommended

Scorpions can cause an increase in torpidity. If you got hit, take some stimberrys to counteract the effect.

Dungeon North-West (19.1 | 19.0)

Recommended Level:

15
Enemies:

Spiders

Scorpions

Bats
Ranged Weapon

Required
It’s impossible to run away in this cave. You’ll have to kill everything from a distance before it reaches you
Bloodpacks (Many)

Recommended
Many bats and no escape result in much damage.

Dungeon North (41.5 | 46.9)

Recommended Level:

30
Enemies:

Spiders

Bats
Bloodpack (10+)

Required
Very much damage from bats and temperature.
Torch

Required
You need a torch to neglet the effects of the low temperature
Stimberry

Recommended

Scorpions can cause an increase in torpidity. If you got hit, take some stimberrys to counteract the effect.

Dungeon North-East (14.7 | 85.4)

Recommended Level:

40
Enemies:

Spiders

Bats

Scorpions
Ranged Weapon

Required
This dungeon has very thin ledges and a large amount of bats. Kill them before they reach you
Torch

Required
You need a torch to neglet the effects of the low temperature
Bloodpack (10+)

Recommended
As always: many bats, no place to hide and hard to run away result in much damage.

 

Loot in Caves and Dungeons

Crystals

Crystals can be gathered with a pickaxe. You can only gather the white glowing ones.
Metal

Metals look (at present) like normal stones. These can be farmed with a pickaxe.
Obsidian

Obsidian can be farmed by mining dark grey rocks on the ground. These can be farmed with a pickaxe. The stones can be easily missed.
Chitin / Keratin

This material is not exclusive in caves, but it’s available in high amounts due to the large amounts of insects.
Loot Crystals

Can be occasionally found in caves. These contain a variety of equipment, some of which may be of higher quality than their craftable counterparts. Loot Crystals have level requirements.

 

 

Underwatercaves

Underwatercaves can be found by looking for rising air bubbles. These are right next to the cave entrance. Underwatercaves contain a lot of oil and pearls, but can be tricky to reach.

With a tamed Megalodon, you should be able to reach these caves with 100 max oxygen. Without a megalodon you should cook some Lazarus Chwder. These reduce the oxygen loss and allows you to reach an underwatercave with more than 40% oxygen left.

Information: Do not park your megalodon close to the cave entrance. They’ll stuck easily and will die.

 

Most underwater caves look similar.

Entrance
Inside

 

Silicia-Pearls

Silicia Pearls can be farmed in big amounts. These look like little discs with glowing dots. You can pick them up with your hand.
Oil

Oil can be gathered from oily rocks. You will always get one unit of oil, regardless of the tool you use for gathering.

 

 

Thanks to Venexis for this tutorial!

Reference: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197991918446/myworkshopfiles/?section=guides&appid=346110