Spear Bolt

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Spear Bolt
Spear Bolt.png

A massive bolt with a cast iron arrowhead. Can only be used in a Ballista Turret or a Harpoon Gun. If it doesn't break, you can recover your ammo.

Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi BallistaArrow 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItemAmmo_BallistaArrow.PrimalItemAmmo_BallistaArrow'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
10 EP
Crafting XP
37.2 XP
Used to craft
Required stations

The Spear Bolt is a type of ammunition in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Spear Bolts can be used with the  Ballista Turret to cause large damage from a distance. They can also be used in a  Harpoon Launcher for underwater combat.


Weapon Damage
 Spear Bolt 600


  • The  Tranq Spear Bolt is a torpor-inducing variant of the spear bolt.
  • After firing Spear Bolts, it is possible to pick them back up (if they don't break).
  • The ballista is more accurate than the Catapult Turret.
  • Was renamed in Patch 258.0 from the previous name Ballista Bolt.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
214.0 Ballista Bolt is added to the game.
214.2 Singleplayer Ballista Bolts now only give you 1 bolt.
254.4 Fixed an issue with Ballista Ammo.
  • Ballista Bolt now has significant piercing properties akin to the Composite Arrow.
  • Ballista Bolt is renamed to Spear Bolt.