The primary means of farming resources in ARK Survival Ascended is to use dinosaurs. To ensure you're using the right dinos for the job, here are the best dinosaurs for farming materials in ARK Survival Ascended (ASA).
Best Farming Dinosaurs in ARK Survival Ascended
ASA is an enormous game with loads of different types of resources to gather for crafting, and each different type has a different set of dinosaurs most suited to gather it.
Best Dinosaurs for gathering Berries
In general, large herbivore dinosaurs suck as Brontos, Trikes, and Stegos are ideal for gathering large amounts of every type of berry in ASA. This makes sense, considering all of these dinosaurs are herbivores themselves. They'd know best how to gather their own food. I prefer using Trikes over all the others because they are the easiest to tame.
Best Dinosaurs for gathering Metals
Without a doubt, the armored Ankylo is the best dinosaur for harvesting large amounts of metal very quickly. A natural tank, they are also one of the better dinosaurs for storing metal due to the amount of weight they can inherently carry.
Best Dinosaurs for gathering Wood
While technically not a dinosaur, Giant Beavers are by far the best Wood gatherings you can find on The Island in ASA. While I have not yet seen one in ASA just yet, Mammoths also make amazing wood gathers due to their size. However, I'd just stick with the Beaver for now, as they are easy to tame. Brontos are also amazing at gathering Wood, but they are not easy to obtain, especially if you're just starting out.
Best Dinosaurs for gathering Thatch
Realistically, the best dinosaur for gathering Thatch is the massive Bronto. However, they are not easy to tame, largely due to their size, so I recommend using Stegos for the task until you can work your way up.
Best Dinosaurs for gathering Meat
Pretty much every large carnivore in ASA is efficient at gathering meat. If you're early in the game, get your hands on a Raptor, as they are pretty much at the top of the food chain at the start. For the mid-game, look no further than the Carno for your Meat grinding needs. Later on, the well-known T-Rex is an amazing Meat harvester as they will pretty much annihilate anything else once properly leveled up.
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