ARK Cooking Evolved
Beer has now been introduced into the game for everyone to enjoy! Spend countless hours with your friend brewing, drinking, and going on drunk tangents with your best buddies! Now, beer is not the only substance in the game that can affect how your character acts. There are a whole bunch of dishes that are in the game that can alter your characters mood. Note that almost every dish can be fed to dinosaurs to grant them the same effect.
Battle Tartare is a dish that is created in a cooking pot. Simply combine 3 Raw Prime Meat, 20 Mejoberries, 8 Stimulants, 2 Rare Flowers, 1 Citronal, and 1 Longrass. This dish will turn your character into a combat machine. If your tribe is planning on going to war, or if you are feeling stressed out and want to get into battles, I definitely recommend this dish. This dish will give your character a 65% increase in melee damage, a 50% increase in movement speed, a 15% damage reduction, and increased stamina regeneration.
On top of those stats, it will also allow your character to eat food 50% faster. Battle Tartare lasts for 3 minutes and 20 seconds. The downside to this dish is that you lost .45 health per second, which means you will lose a total of 90 health. Keep this in mind when going into battle as 90 health can be the difference between survival and death. This food will last for a total of 5 hours after which it will spoil and disappear. This dish does not stack with any other dishes.
Well, the first thing needed to make beer is a Beer Barrel. Beer Barrels can be created in a Smithy by combining 500 wood, 80 metal ingot, and 100 cementing paste. A Beer Barrel needs a fuel source. It can either be fueled with water from irrigation pipes, or from a water container. A Beer Barrel requires level 35 to unlock and costs 24 Engram Points.
Now in order to start brewing your own beer you need to combine 40 thatch and 50 berries. Place both of the resources inside of the Beer Barrel and let it sit. It will take 6 hours to complete. After the beer is completely brewed, insert a water jar into the barrel. Pulling that same water jar out of the barrel will make the water jar become a beer jar. If you want to use it, simply highlight it in your inventory like you would anything else and drink it. Your character will then become “drunk”. The effects of beer last for 2 minutes and you will notice a beer symbol with a countdown.
Drinking a beer will give you increased insulation and damage resistance. It will also make your character consume less water. The downside to drinking beer is that it will deplete your stamina rapidly, and once the 2 minutes is over, your character is “hung over” for one minute. During this hung over state, your character will have no stamina and be really slow. No dish can counteract this state.
Calien Soup is a dish that is crafted in a Cooking Pot. Simply combine 5 Citronal, 20 Tintoberries, 20 Amarberries, 10 Mejoberries, and 2 Stimulants. This vegetarian dish will grant your character 50 increased hyper thermal insulation and slow the rate at which you consume water. This dish lasts a total of 15 minutes. This dish is extremely useful if you are traveling in cold areas and wish to keep your body hydrated.
If you wish to prepare for every situation, calien soup is perfect for the situation that you cannot find any water and do not wish to lose all of your progress. This soup will expire in 2 hours so be sure to only craft it if you are planning on going out on an adventure.
This stew is crafted in a Cooking Pot and can be made by combining 9 cooked meat, 5 Rockarrot, 5 Savoroot, 10 Mejoberries, and 2 Stimulants. Consuming this stew will grant the user increased health regeneration, and increased melee damage. Enduro stew lasts for a total of 15 minutes and you cannot stack it with another stew or two of the same.
This stew will grant you 1.2% of your maximum health each second.This is extremely useful if you are in battle and do not wish to stop and eat every time you take damage. If you’re in a tribe war, that extra health could mean the difference between killing and being killed. On top of the increased regeneration, enduro stew gives you 35% increased melee damage.
Energy Brew is a rink that can be crafted in a Cooking Pot by combining 20 Azulberries and 2 Stimulants. Consuming this drink will completely refill the user’s stamina bar. Energy brew extremely useful for trying to tame dinosaurs who tend to run away, or when in the heat of a tribal battle and need to get your stamina refilled to continue the battle.
Focal Chili is a dish that can be created in a Cooking Pot by combining 9 Cooked Meat, 5 Citronal, 20 Amarberries, 20 Azulberries, 20 Tintoberries, and 10 Mejoberries. Consuming Focal Chili will increase your movement speed by 25% and increase your crafting speed by 100%. This is extremely useful if you are planning on spending the day crafting or building a new base. The time saved with this dish is significant and will save you a lot of time just sitting around waiting for your items to be crafted. I definitely recommend using this if you have the resources available and plan on expanding your base. This Chili will last a total of 15 minutes.
Fria Curry is a dish that can be created in a Cooking Pot by combining 5 Longrass, 5 Rockarrot, 20 Azulberries, 10 Mejoberies, and 2 Narcotics. This dish will grant the user 50 increased hypothermal insulation and slow the rate at which your food depletes by 25%. This dish is extremely useful if you are traveling in extreme conditions and wish to preserve your food consumption and save yourself some resources. Fria curry will last a total of 15 minutes.
Lazarus Chowder is a dish that can be created in a Cooking Pot by combining 9 Cooked Meat, 5 Savoroot, 5 Longrass, 10 Mejoberries, 2 Narcotics, and 1 Waterskin. This dish will slow your oxygen depletion by 15% and grant the user additional stamina. This effect is extremely useful for those who are going on diving trips for pearls or oil. Lazarus chowder will allow you to stay underwater for nearly 6 times longer than usual. This effect will last a total of 10 minutes.
Medical Brew is a drink that can be crafted in a Cooking Pot by combining 20 Tintoberries, and 2 Narcotics. Consuming this drink will heal the player for 40 health over a period of 30 seconds. Medical brew is useful for getting that extra health in a pinch in the heat of battle.
Mindwipe Tonic is a dish that can be crafted in a Cooking Pot by combining 24 Cooked Prime Meat, 200 Mejoberries, 72 Narcotics, 72 Stimulants, 20 Rare Mushrooms, and 20 Rare Flowers. When consumed, this tonic will completely reset all of your Engrams and Engram Points. It will also refund all of your stat points and allow you to rebuild your base stats. This is by far the most costly tonic in the game but provides the most benefit to the user.
If you were new when you created your character and feel like you could benefit from redoing your points and Engrams, then I definitely recommend brewing this and using it. Mindwipe tonic will last for 5 hours before it spoils, so be sure to only make it if you plan on using it as it costs a lot of resources that could be spent elsewhere.
Shadow Steak Saute
This Steak is a dish that can be crafted in a Cooking Pot by combining 3 Cooked Prime Meat, 20 Mejoberries, 8 Narcotics, 2 Rare Mushrooms, 1 Savoroot, and 1 Rockarrot. Consuming this dish will grant the user 50 hypothermic insulation and 80% reduced weapon recoil. Consuming this steak will also make you sensitive to light and allow you to see almost perfectly in the dark for 3 minutes.
This dish is great for those who are trying to sneak around and infilitrate another tribe’s base without getting caught. The reduced weapon recoil is perfect when combined with a sniper rifle. Take a few of your best men and brew this potion and go on super secret night ops and take out some of the enemies with your snipers and set them back days of work.
Shadow steak will spoil after 5 hours of being crafted. If you have a rival tribe nearby and wish to catch them off guard and set them back, I definitely recommend crafting this dish and sneaking around. The applications for this dish are endless and make it one of the most fun dishes in the game!