Tek Sword

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Tek Sword
Tek Sword.png

Cuts through metal and armor when infused with Element, and supports a Charge Attack. Equipping requires learning this Tekgram.

Ammo used
Melee damage
Stack size
Single use
Unlocked upon defeating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi TekSword 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponTekSword.PrimalItem_WeaponTekSword'" 1 0 0
Unlock Tekgram
cheat unlockengram "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponTekSword.PrimalItem_WeaponTekSword'"
Crafting XP
720 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations

The Tek Sword is an end-game melee weapon in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is the upgraded version of the  Metal Sword and part of the Tek Tier item set.

To use it, you need to have learned the according Tekgram and have some Element to fuel it. The Tek Sword can be used whilst equipping a shield in the off-hand, making it very useful in hand-to-hand combat.

The Tekgram is unlocked by defeating the Dinopithecus King, the Ragnarok Boss Fight on Beta or higher difficulty, the Forest Titan or the Fenrisúlfr in any difficulty.

Notes / Trivia

  • The Tek Sword cannot harvest items.
  • The Tek Sword does 437.5 damage to thatch, wood, adobe, and stone tiers, 87.5 to metal tier, and 70 damage to Tek tier structures. It does 437.5 damage to  Auto Turret and 350 damage to  Tek Turret
  • Right-clicking will use a charge attack similar to the TEK gauntlets but with more damage. It can also be used with a shield equipped by holding right click first to raise the shield, then left clicking. Right-clicking or left-clicking during the charge will make the attack finish instantly.
  • The damage cap for the  Tek Sword is at 159.4% unless spawned in with the command cheat GFI teksword 1 100 0, then it is possible to obtain one with a higher dmg cap, as of V297.64 with a total of 296.6%.
    • With a 1.0x setting for player's melee damage at a base 100%, a player can deal around 593 damage with a 296.6% Tek Sword. At a player's melee stat at 500%, a player can deal 2,966 damage with a tek sword.
  • The  Tek Sword can cancel the no fall damage effect gained from using the Tek Jump Pad.
  • The right-click charge can be used in the air but not while falling downwards(Except for the very first moment of falling down during which it can be used).
  • The right-click charge can be used while grappling and will not cancel the grapple hook. Using the right-click charge can therefore be used to travel in the air as long as the grapple reaches. If you want to use the sword to travel after the grapple, start using it before letting go and release the moment you let go (since the jump cannot be used while holding another item and you cannot charge while falling).
  • The right-click charge attack when aimed in the air with a structure that can't be clearly placed in the air will cause the attack to stop, allowing you to fly and repeated charge attacks can prolong the flight. This is useful if players need to travel quickly around a boss arena, most notably in the fight against the Corrupted Master Controller, where you can't use the Tek chestplate or Tek leggings. The charge attack will only work if you have up momentum, not falling momentum. In other words, the charge attack works when you are moving up, not down.
  • May also be rewarded from The Rhino 500 mission on Genesis.
  • The Tek Sword is in fact on Mobile because of the Dungeons though it's rare to come by.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
270.0 Tek Sword is added to the game.
270.1 Right should no longer activate the "charge" attack of the Tek Sword when cancelling structure placement.
281.110 Fix for tek sword exploit.
292.100 Fix exploit related to Tek Sword.
295.102 Fixed exploit related to Tek Swords.
298.41 Fixed an exploit with Tek sword dash and ziplines.
333.4 Fixed a bug which made players unable to use the TEK Sword charge ability when the  Shoulder Cannon was equipped.