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This article is about the DLC: Scorched Earth
Rock Elemental
800px-Dossier RockElemental
Common Name Rock Elemental
Group Unknown
Species Colossus petram
Time Unknown
Diet Minerals
Temperament Extremely Territorial
PC Release Date September 1, 2016 (v246.0)
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
Saddle Rock Golem Saddle

Colossus Petram is like no creature I have ever encountered. There is no biological or historical precedent for it. Its nearest relatives exist only in legend - mythical statues that could come to life like the Golem of Prague. That makes it all the more dangerous. What survivor could possibly expect a seemingly benign rock formation to suddenly spring to life and attack them? Fortunately, Colossus petram's massive size makes it quite slow, so I would advise most survivors to flee immediately if encountering it in the wild.

Colossus petram survives by slowly absorbing nearby minerals while in its dormant state, which consequently means that its body contains a wealth of metal ingots. If undisturbed, it can maintain this hibernation ad infinitum, but it it will viciously attack anyone who encroaches upon its territory. A solitary creature, Colossus petram lives alone, and will not even protect its own kind.


If somehow tamed, Colossus petram could prove to be an invaluable asset, particularly in a siege. Only armor-piercing rounds or explosives can harm it at all, and it will handily smash through stone structures.

— The Dossier

The Colossus, more commonly known as the Rock Elemental or Rubble Golem, is one of the creatures in the ARK: Scorched Earth expansion pack.




  • The saddle to ride this creature is the Rock Golem Saddle. This is a naming inconsistency in the game.
  • It can harvest stone, sand, wood, thatch, and cactus sap. It can also harvest meat, chitin, keratin, and hide from creatures.
  • Most creatures will not attack a tamed Rock Elemental. It can walk through aggressive areas without encounter. This can be used to the rider's advantage when traveling through the hostile open desert.
  • Rock Elementals do not defecate.
  • Rock Elementals seem to take massively increased damage from each other, need further testing.
  • Upon being tamed, a Rock Elemental will continue to eat Sulfur, Stone or clay if available.
  • Wild Rock Elementals take 90% reduced damage from non explosive/armor piercing attacks, tamed Rock Elementals take 50% reduced damage from wild creatures, further testing is needed to discover how this interacts with saddle armor.
  • Cannon Balls do approximately 1,800 torpor per headshot, making them the most effective way to tame a Rock Elemental.
  • Rock Elementals don't do damage to metal structure, but they do to auto turrets.


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