Tranq Arrow

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Tranq Arrow
Tranq Arrow.png

Less deadly than other arrows, but rapidly increases the victim's torpidity.

Ammo for
Stack size
Single use
Yes (recollectible as stone arrow)
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 70 1 0 0
cheat gfi ArrowTranq 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItemAmmo_ArrowTranq.PrimalItemAmmo_ArrowTranq'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
8 EP
Crafting XP
0.1 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Stone Arrow
2 × Thatch
2 × Fiber
1 × Flint
Total Base Ingredients
5 × Narcoberry
1 × Flint
2 × Thatch
2 × Fiber
1 × Raw Meat


The Tranq Arrow (or Tranquilizer Arrow) is used for rendering creatures unconscious. It does less damage than a  Stone Arrow, but increases the target's Torpor. Tranq Arrows can be used as ammo for the  Bow,  Crossbow and  Compound Bow.

Upon hit, they instantly increase the target's torpor by an amount equal to 200% of the weapon damage and give an additional amount of torpor equal to 250% of the weapon damage over the course of the next 4 seconds. (ex. A standard quality Bow would Cause 40 Torpor damage immediately, with a timed release of 50 torpor over 4 seconds.)

They can usually be recovered by walking up to the area of impact, but will be recovered as Stone Arrows, the Narcotic being expended.

Tranquilizer comparison table
Ammunition Weapon Damage Narcotics Instant torpor Over time Total Torpor / Narcotic
 Tranq Arrow  Bow 20 1 40 50 90 90
 Tranq Arrow  Compound Bow 27 1 54 67.5 121.5 121.5
 Tranq Arrow  Crossbow 35 1 70 87.5 157.5 157.5
 Tranquilizer Dart  Longneck Rifle 26 3 156 65 221 73.7
 Tranq Spear Bolt  Harpoon Launcher 36 3 216 90 306 102
 Shocking Tranquilizer Dart  Longneck Rifle 26 3 312 130 442 147.3


  • A second arrow hitting the target will not override the torpor-over-time effect of the first arrow, the effects of multiple arrows will instead stack. That means it's not necessary to wait in between shots to gain the maximum torpor. On the other hand, the torpor increase takes 5 seconds. So if the creature is near unconsciousness, it's better to wait after each shot as to not harm the creature unnecessarily.
  • A Tranq Arrow fired from a  Crossbow is more effective in terms of both damage and torpor when compared to either a  Bow or  Compound Bow.
    • However, bows allow Tranq Arrow to be delivered in a quicker succession compared to a crossbow.
  • Flying creatures take 1.5x damage from non-bullet ranged weapons. This bonus stacks with the 2.5x bonus from head shots.
  • In Survival of the Fittest, Tranq Arrows become available at level 10 (along with Bow), and can be crafted by using 5 Narcoberries instead of Narcotic (to prevent the need for a foundation, mortar & pestle, and spoiled meat).
  • You can collect tranq arrows from killing higher level dinos.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
170.0 Tranq Arrow Tranq-Power increased by 20%.
200.2 Tranq arrows no longer have a torpidity multiplier of 2000.

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