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PixARK - The Basics of Magic & Taming Magic Animals

By Micro Man   /   Apr 3, 2018     Guides
PixARK - The Basics of Magic & Taming Magic Animals

In this guide I will go over all the basics of magic and how to tame magic creatures. It seems magic is a bit of a mysterious subject in Pixark so I'm here to help.

The Basics



Essentially magic is the first step into higher tier content. And from my experiences with server chat and forum discussions it seems to still be quite a confusing subject for some, which is fair as some of the mechanics are really hard to figure out. So without further ado let's begin the guide.

The Basic Resources

To start off I will list some of the basic resources you are going to need for magic content.

  • Magic Fiber - This resource can be picked up from grass tufts on the ground in the magic Biome.
  • Magic Berries - This resource can be picked up from bushes on the ground in the magic Biome.
  • Mageweave Bark - This resource can be gained by chopping down trees in the magic Biome.
  • Magic Wood - This resource can be gained by chopping down trees in the magic Biome.
  • Magic Essence - This resources is obtained by killing creatures in the magic Biome. 

These resources are all relatively easy to collect. They also are the main resources for most of the crafting recipes linked to magic.

Magic Stones

Magic stones are harder to find and are pretty much the hardest and most vital resource for magic. These stones can be found underground. The names of the stones are the following:

  • Topaz
  • Emerald
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Amethyst

You might have come across these gems while mining or exploring caves and wondered why you can't collect them with your pickaxe or drill. This is because they have to be collected with a wand. I know, it's very confusing and honestly I don't know why we can't just use our tools on them.

Once you collect these gems you will notice that their names get changed to suit the elements:

  • Topaz - Earth stone
  • Emerald - Wind stone
  • Ruby - Fire stone
  • Sapphire - Water stone
  • Amethyst - Wind stone

These stones are going to be the most important part of magic crafting. You will need them in all sorts of recipes to craft utility items and staves.


Weaponizing Magic



Now that we know about the basic resources it's time to use them to our advantage in combat. At the magic workbench you can craft a staff. Once you have it in your toolbar you will realize it requires ammo. This ammo is the stones we talked about earlier. However you have to turn them into dust. This can be done at one of the specialized workbenches for magic.

Once you've turned the stones into dust you can use them as different ammo types. They can be switched out similar to how switching arrow types and ammo types work. Just drag the essence into the staff and it will use that until it runs out. All the elements have different projectiles however I am not sure if they in anyway debuff or do more damage to certain types of enemies.

Taming Magic Creatures



Taming magic creatures requires magic sleepy arrows. These can be crafted using the following resources:

  • 1 x Stone Arrow
  • 1 x Magic Berry
  • 1 x Mageweave Bark
  • 1 x Wind Magic Stone

These arrows can be fired from arrow turrets, the bow and crossbow. Make sure you scan creatures to find out if they are considered magical because if you shoot normal sleepy arrows you will damage the creature and eventually kill them.

Small Early Game Tip



As soon as you can craft magic sleepy arrows go out there and farm around 20 of them and trap a specter wolf. Proceed to shoot it with the sleepy arrows and feed it meat once it's unconscious.

Once tamed you are able to ride it without needing a saddle. This wolf is an absolute monster when it comes to dealing with early game creatures and allows you to ride a powerful creature without any real level restrictions besides the level needed to craft magic sleepy arrows.
Tags:   PixARK, PC
Written by Micro Man.