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Equipment and defensive engrams ARK: Survival Evolved Guide

Below, you'll find a list of engrams preferable for newcomers. They will allow you to boost your toughness, deal more damage and shoot down flying creatures.

On the list, we didn't consider armors such as:

  • Fur set
  • Ghillie set
  • Riot set
  • SCUBA set

The reason for that is the difficulty of obtaining these, or the level of difficulty required for them.

Name

Icon

Requirements

Description/Useful?

Cloth Set

Level: 2,3 - Equipment and defensive engrams - The most useful engrams - ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

Level: 2,3

Engram Points: every element costs 3 points.

Cloth set is made of these basic materials:

Fiber - main ingredient

Hide - additional ingredient

Those are the first armors that you'll be able to craft.

The offer small increase of defense and resistance to cold.

These will allow you to learn engrams for better armors.

Hide Set

Level: 15, 20 - Equipment and defensive engrams - The most useful engrams - ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

Level: 15, 20

Engram Points: 6, 7, 9

Hide set can be created from a larger amount of materials such as:

Fiber - additional ingredient

Hide - main ingredient

The next tier of armors that can be unlocked.

More damage resistance compared to cloth.

Thanks to unlocking these engrams, you unlock the next three armors.

Chitin Set

Level: 30, 35 - Equipment and defensive engrams - The most useful engrams - ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

Level: 30, 35

Engram Points: 18, 15

Required materials:

Chitin - main ingredient

Hide - second main ingredient

Fiber - additional ingredient

This is a temporary armor that will allow you to unlock the target armor.

Chitin is an ingredient that's harder to obtain. This kind of armor deteriorates quickly and is problematic in repairing.

Flak Set

Level: 45, 50 - Equipment and defensive engrams - The most useful engrams - ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

Level: 45, 50

Engram Points: 15, 16, 20

To craft materials for Flaks you need ingot metal, which has to be melted in the refining forge.

Required materials:

Metal Ingot - main ingredient

Hide - additional ingredient

Fiber - additional ingredient

The best armor for beginners. Doesn't require much time to get the materials. The only thing you have to know is where to find them.

To craft this one, you need knowledge in the field of Chitin.

Great damage resistance

Low cold resistance

Crossbow

 

Level: 25

Engram Points: 12

Requires the knowledge of the previous engram for the bow.

Required materials:

Metal Ingot - main ingredient

Wood - additional ingredient

Fiber - additional ingredient

The best ranged weapon for beginners. Also pretty good for those more advanced.

Uses two types of arrows:

Stone Arrow

Tranquilizer Arrow

Stone are used for dealing damage, Tranquilizer are used for taming animals.

Can shoot underwater.

Pike

Level: 25 - Equipment and defensive engrams - The most useful engrams - ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

Level: 25

Engram Points: 10

Requires the knowledge of the previous engram for spear.

Required materials:

Metal Ingot - main ingredient

Wood - additional ingredient

Hide - additional ingredient

One of the main melee weapons.

Attack speed is 1.5 attack per second.

The recommended tactic is running backwards and attacking - it allows to avoid damage, and deal it at the same time.

Metal Sword

Level: 30 - Equipment and defensive engrams - The most useful engrams - ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

Level: 30

Engram Points: 11

Requires the knowledge of the previous engram for wooden club.

Required materials:

Metal Ingot - main ingredient

Wood - additional ingredient

Hide - additional ingredient

It deals more damage than Pike. However, it has less range, which makes it perfect to combine with a shield.

The downside is that it's lest robust, so it damages quickly.

Wooden Shield

Level: 10 - Equipment and defensive engrams - The most useful engrams - ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

Level: 10

Engram Points: 7

Required materials:

Wood - main ingredient

Fiber - additional ingredient

Hide - additional ingredient

Basic shield made of wood. Stops damage but gets damaged quickly.

Metal Shield

Level: 30 - Equipment and defensive engrams - The most useful engrams - ARK: Survival Evolved Game Guide

Level: 30

Engram Points: 9

Requires the knowledge of the previous engram for wooden shield.

Required materials:

Metal Ingot - main ingredient

Cementing Paste - main ingredient

Hide - additional ingredient

Very good shield, even though pretty expensive.

Combined with metal sword is a good way of making sure you stay longer in a fight.

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