[Top 5] Ark Survival Evolved Best Dino For Wood

Can a prehistoric woodchuck chuck enough wood?

 Wood is an essential resource in Ark: Survival Evolved. This resource is practically everywhere, and getting enough will allow you to craft such things like your first weapons, your own house, even a sweet, fortified base. And the best way to get these resources is with a new dino by your side that specializes in gathering wood. With that said, I’m Chas Conway, and these are the Top 5 Dinos that can Gather Wood in Ark: Survival Evolved

5. Therizinosaurus

This Freddy Kruegar looking dino is one of the most aggressive creatures on this list. They’re very territorial, and don’t like it when players get too close, so the best way to tame these guys is to climb up high and rain down tranq arrows until they’re knocked out. Despite their scary claws, Therizinosaurus is actually an herbivore, so stock up on berries like they’re toilet paper during the early days of COVID. Once this cousin of Wolverine is yours, here’s all it can do for you; 

1) It’s insanely strong and powerful, mostly because of its claws which it uses for gathering materials, like fiber, wood, and thatch. It can even stand toe to toe against a T-Rex and win! It’s truly one of the strongest dinos in the game

2) It’s an ideal gatherer, and can harvest many of the materials that most players struggle to gather on their own, even meat, seeds, and scrap metal

Therizinosaurus Full Details: https://ark.gamepedia.com/Therizinosaur

How to Tame Therizinosaurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y98dBlinKTQ

 4. Roll Rat


These less than attractive dinos can only be found on the Aberration map, minding their own business and digging away their lives, unearthing gems, rocks, and other materials. It’s only when players take whatever the Roll Rat’s dig up do they become hostile. Luckily, they’re slow, so shooting them from afar with tranq arrows. And once you equip a saddle, here’s everything that these ugly, not so little, rodents can do for you;

1) They live up to their name and roll around at rapid speed, making them one of the fastest mounts on the Aberration map. They can even knock down large trees, wood and stone structures when rolling

2) They can gather quite a bit of berries, and collect loads of wood with their jagged, buck teeth

3) If feed enough stimberries, they can defecate enough to help with fertilization, ideal for anyone trying to farm

Roll Rat Full Details: https://ark.gamepedia.com/Roll_Rat

How to Tame Roll Rat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7e6Vq_CDi4 

3. Mammoth

  These famous elephants are only found in the snowy, northern regions, so only go when you’re head to toe in fur armor, or rest frequently around a campfire. Despite what Ice Age might imply, Mammoths don’t walk around with sloths or saber tooth tigers, but they do usually wander around with one or two other Mammoths, so don’t be surprised once you try and tame one that a couple of their friends show up for a good old fashioned gang fight. But once you do manage to knock one down, here’s everything you can do with this woolly demolitionist;

1) They’re walking tanks, able to absorb so much damage, and use their spiked tusks to dish it back out. Very handy when dealing with mobs or raiding enemy bases

2) They can gather materials by sweeping their trunks at the ground, picking up mountains of berries, and can even mow down trees to pick up wood and thatch

Mammoth Full Details: https://ark.gamepedia.com/Mammoth

How to Tame Mammoth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRjV8dRviOk

2. Gacha

  The Gacha can only be found on the Extinction map, wandering around the Underforest, eating everything in their sight. They’re quite passive, and won’t harm a fly, so don’t worry about these lumbering things attacking you. Best way to tame them is to feed them anything in your inventory. Literally anything. They will eat it up. Once they’re happy and decide to follow you forever, here’s everything that the Gacha can do for you(so proud I went through this whole summary without making a “got ya” joke);

1) These things spawn resources! Put in certain items, it will consume them and poop out a crystal, which has a random resource depending on what it was fed!

2) They can also gather many materials, except for metal, crystal, and berries. Everything else they can harvest, which they can ingest and spawn a new resource!

Gacha Full Details: https://ark.gamepedia.com/Gacha

How to Tame Gacha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3VUXOrFdC8

1. Castoroides

And topping our list is probably Canada’s mascot (sorry for stereotyping, Canadians); the Castoroides. These beavers mostly spend their time swimming around or making their own dams in or around a water source, usually a river or lake. Now they won’t attack players unless you start messing with their dams, which makes sense, cause I’m sure anyone would start a fight if a stranger came into where you live and started messing around. To tame a Castoroides, simply get them on land, since they’re slower on land, and knock them out. It would be even better if you trap them with bolas or use a taming pen to trap them in. Once they’re yours, here’s everything this moving carpenter can provide for your survival;

1) They can gather all sorts of materials, like wood, thatch, and even stone on your travels, and these resources even weigh less when carried by a Castoroides

2) Their saddles carry a portable smithy for crafting items on the go!

3) They’re insanely fast in water, more than they are on land, so traversing through the island will be a lot simpler with a Castoroides by your side!

Castoroides Full Details: https://ark.gamepedia.com/Castoroides

How to Tame Castoroides: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eURv05R6KHw

And that’s our list. Did your favorite dino make it? Feel free to let us know, until then, I’m Chas Conway, and I’ll see you on that Ark.

You May Also Be Interested In:

More on this topic:

Coming out of the womb knowing whats WASD is, I have spent my entire life tackling man's greates challenge; to become the ultimate gamer... and hopefully get paid for it
Gamer Since: 2000
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: Ark: Survival Evolved
Top 3 Favorite Games:Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

More Top Stories