Battle Tartare

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Battle Tartare
Battle Tartare.png

This dish grants you almost combat prowess of a berserker. Consume it to gain massively increased melee damage, move speed, damage resistance, and stamina regen. Also causes you to consume food and water more quickly, and lose health. Effects last 3 minutes.

Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
Stack size
Decomposes in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 250 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_Soup_BattleTartare.PrimalItemConsumable_Soup_BattleTartare'" 1 0 0
Crafting time
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
20 × Mejoberry
8 × Stimulant
40 × Stimberry
16 × Sparkpowder
8 × Stone
16 × Flint
1 × Water
Total Base Ingredients

Battle Tartare is a dish in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be created at a  Cooking Pot or an  Industrial Cooker.


This dish grants you various buffs useful in combat. Consume it to gain an additional +60% increase in melee damage, +50% movement speed, 15% damage resistance, and increased stamina regeneration. Also causes you to consume food and water 50% faster. The effects last for 180 seconds, during which you will lose 0.45 hp per second; for a total loss of 81 hp. The food spoils in 5 hours.

Be sure to include a Waterskin, Water Jar or Canteen with at least 25% water in the Cooking Pot.


ContainerSpoiling Time
 Player Inventory 5h
 Tamed Dino 20h
 Preserving Bin 2d 2h
 Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) 3d 3h
 Refrigerator 20d 20h

For more information, see Spoilage.


  • As of 254.0, creatures can't consume Battle Tartare. Prior to this patch, it could be force fed to creatures to increase Movement Speed while draining Health.
  • On consumption it will cancel the effect of Enduro Stew and vice versa.
  • Before 232.0, Battle Tartare did stack with Enduro Stew and buffed for +150% melee damage.
  • If a player takes 510 or more damage under the effects of Battle Tartare, then this dish is actually boosting health rather than depleting health because 600 base damage is required to deal 510 actual damage to a Battle Tartare consumer, and this gap equals to the depleted health caused by Battle Tartare.
  • When negated by Hangover (Beer Jar), the consumer doesn't stop to lose health.
  • Battle Tartare does not grant the melee damage buff that it suggests, since 232.0.