Conan Exiles Ivory Guide

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Amongst the plentiful resources of Conan Exiles, Ivory is perhaps one of the most valuable, canonically anyway. Unlike its reputation amongst the Hyborian traders, you may not find it as such a prize. Ivory is used infrequently, only having a few applications. There may come a time in your playthrough where you find yourself in need of Ivory. Today, we’ll be going through everything you need to know regarding this sought-after material. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Killing Ivory

What is Ivory?

A white, bone-like material, Conan Exiles Ivory is harvested from the tusks and teeth of animals. The Hyborian kingdoms value it highly, viewing it as a sign of wealth, as elephants are rare in those lands. However, traders in The Black Kingdoms would hardly bat an eyelid, as it is found commonly there, due to the Kingdoms’ great herds of elephants. After wrenching it from the corpse of whichever beast you’ve slain, you’ll be holding a cylindrical chunk of what looks like bone. Ivory is a high-grade ingredient, with a base weight of 0.25 per unit. It stacks up to 500 in one slot, making the weight of one full-stack 125. Not too heavy, though it could catch you unaware if you’re already lugging other items around.

Ivory, as it appears in the player's inventory

What uses does Ivory have?

Scantly used in regular crafting, Ivory only sees use in manufacturing specific decorations, armor, or ammunition. Perhaps the most notable crafting process Ivory is used for is making Epic Darfari armor. This armor falls into the ‘Light’ class and offers stats comparable to other Epic quality light armors. Ivory can be crushed into Bonemeal within a grinder, shaped into arrowheads for Ivory Arrows, or carefully carved into drinking horns and warhorns. These options are something to bear in mind, but you’re unlikely to ever find yourself desperately in need of Ivory unless you wish to craft the Epic Darfari armor set.

Epic Darfari Armor

The Epic Darfari Armor set is perhaps the biggest reason to farm any amount of Ivory, though it’s far from necessary. The armor provides a solid level of heat resistance at four points per piece, which makes plenty of sense for desert-dwelling cannibals. However, being light armor, the Epic Darfari set provides very little in the way of protection and could leave you vulnerable to attacks by enemies or bosses, depending on who you’re fighting.

Epic Darfari Armor

Of course, each armor piece provides a base level bonus to one of the skills found within the game. These are listed as follows:

Darfari Skin Bracers: +1 Strength, 8 Base Armor
Darfari Skin Chestpiece: +1 Strength, 28 Base Armor
Darfari Skin Greaves: +1 Strength, 8 Base Armor
Darfari Skin Skirt: +1 Strength, 20 Base Armor
Darfari Watcher Mask: +1 Strength, 16 Base Armor

As you can see, the Epic Darfari Skin armor set gives quite a sizeable overall bonus to Strength, something which you may find extremely useful or completely useless depending on your character build. Of course, there are others out there that may desire the set for Roleplay or Character reasons rather than raw practicality, and the Darfari armor is a great set for those purposes.

Ivory The Isle of Siptah

Where is Ivory found?

Elephants, the giants of desert-dwelling animals, are the most popular source of Ivory in Conan Exiles. Adorned with gargantuan tusks on either side of their trunk, these beasts become a hunter’s prey for their hide, plentiful meat, and their valuable Ivory. They’re slow and heavy, often found loping around the Savannah of The Exiled Lands or the Grasslands of The Isle of Siptah. One should not take their sloth-like demeanor as weakness, as Elephants can prove capable and vicious combatants, proving a mortal danger to any careless hunter. Knowing how to fight Elephants is half of the battle in the pursuit of farming Ivory. Many Exiled have found themselves impaled on their tusks or crushed beneath their humongous feet, so exercising caution around these giants is not a recommendation but a necessity.

Alternative Sources

The other alternative source of Ivory is Mammoths, giant beasts found slowly loping throughout the frigid hills of The Frozen North. These animals provide a good alternative if you live in the Frozen North and would struggle to journey down to the Savannah. Mammoths are, at least in my hunting experience, a marginally harder fight than an Elephant. Due to their location, combat prowess, and much wider territory compared to Elephants in the Savannah, I’d generally always stick to the Savannah for your Ivory farming needs. It’s still convenient to have alternative options, but Elephants are just too good to pass up.

Mammoths in The Frozen North

Where are Elephants found?

Elephants are found primarily in The Savannah, a small but densely packed biome on the northern side of the desert. Located between Swagger Rock and the Boundary Spillway, Elephants usually roam this area in herds of 2 or 3, and you can often find some Elephant Calves roaming amongst the herds. The Savannah is also populated by Rhinoceros and Tigers, both of which can prove troublesome at the best of times, especially Tigers. It’s easy to get distracted in your pursuit of Elephants and find yourself set upon by beasts you had no intention of fighting, so always make sure your surrounding area is clear from threats before engaging with these creatures.

Within The Isle of Siptah, Elephants are often found in the grasslands surrounding the tower standing sentinel over the center of the map. According to the player consensus, the best spot seems to be just a bit north of the central tower, where you can find a decent few Elephants roaming.

Elephant in Conan

When you’re hunting these giant tusked beasts, you should exercise caution, as they can be extremely dangerous to the uninitiated. Elephants are huge, powerful creatures capable of knocking you down, running you over, and cracking the earth around your feet. This combat prowess is suitable to their size, as they can prove to be very dangerous foes, but the reward is very much worth their initial difficulty and the learning curve required to fight them.

That being said, Elephant Calves are pretty much irrelevant when it comes to the pursuit of Ivory. Much like Rhino Calves, Elephant Calves are incapable of dropping the more pertinent resources their elders are capable of providing, like Ivory, Thick Hide, etc. They’ll give you just regular old meat and hide, they’re more present to be able to be tamed and raised into your Elephant mount, so I advise ignoring them.

Fighting Elephants

Elephants can be an imposing enemy at first glance, and there is good reason to be wary of approaching these beasts. Boasting 1467 HP and 59 Armor, Elephants are just as strong as they are dangerous. Beyond the raw statistics of their health and armor ratings, Elephants have three core attacks you’ll have to worry about if you choose to hunt them.

Fighting Elephants

Charge

Charging across the Savannah in a blind rage, this attack has spelled doom for many hunters. Much like the Rhinoceros, Elephants often use the charge to initiate combat outside of touching distance, and it is by far one of their most dangerous attacks. If you’re caught off-guard and hit with the Charge attack, you’ll take a decent chunk of damage and be knocked off your feet, cast to the ground underneath the thumping legs of the Elephant. Fortunately, this attack is telegraphed very clearly by the Elephant, you’ll have ample time to get out of its path. Dodge or run to the side to avoid this rampaging giant.

Swipe

The Swipe is the most common attack you’ll experience from an Elephant, especially if you’re close enough to take a slash or stab. Elephants will swipe their head, tusks and all, from one side to the other in an attempt to slice or impale you. If it lands, you’ll be dealt a chunk of damage and thrown to the ground, leaving you vulnerable to a follow-up stomp from the Elephant. Scary? Yeah, it sounds bad, but it’s extremely easy to avoid, simply just take a few steps backward, or roll away from the danger.

Stomp

Crashing through the earth, The Stomp is an Area of Effect attack that can deal hefty damage to numerous foes at once. Much like the charge attack, the Stomp is telegraphed with a very noticeable preparation on the Elephant’s behalf. You’ll be able to run or dodge backward to keep away from this devastating assault. Be wary of your pets or thralls, as whilst they may be incredibly powerful, their enslavement seems to have robbed them of their brain. These dreadfully dedicated combatants will continue to attack the Elephant with disregard for their safety, and will almost always get hit by this enormous stomp. You may want to leave your thralls at home unless you have compatriots that can easily survive the violent onslaught of an Elephant.

Harvesting Ivory

These three attacks are the main repertoire of the Elephant, and once you’ve learned how to avoid them, you’ll find combat with these beasts is a much smoother experience. You can take any weapon or armor to your hunting trips in the Savannah, though I would personally recommend playing your range in combat with these hulking creatures. Daggers, Swords, and Axes can all make short work of even the burliest Elephant, but Spears and Pikes can prove invaluable if you’re struggling to meet the challenge of slaying these animals. By attacking at the correct range, you’ll only have to make slight adjustments to avoid incoming attacks.

Naturally, you shouldn’t be attempting to trade hits with an Elephant, as every attack will throw you off your feet. Instead, wait for your moments between their assaults. Pick your time carefully to swing a few attacks towards the beast whilst it is incapable of retaliation. It may take some time and patience, but the Elephant will undoubtedly fall to you.

Harvesting Ivory

Stood above the gargantuan corpse of a freshly slain Elephant, you’ve finally bested this tusked beast. You now have an enormous hunk of flesh, hide, meat, and ivory laying in front of you. Of course, different tools provide different results when it comes to harvesting any beast, and Elephants are no different. If you’re on the hunt for that precious Ivory, grab your best Cleaver before you leave home in preparation for the harvest. The Cleaver will allow you to strip significantly more Ivory from an Elephant than any other tool.

FAQ’s

Question: Is it possible to get Ivory without having to fight Elephants or Mammoths?

Answer: Yes, it is. It’s not consistent, but you can get Ivory drops from enemy NPCs or loot chests. This is true for both The Exiled Lands and The Isle of Siptah and can provide a nice alternative if you can’t or don’t want to journey out to fight massive beasts.

Question: Can I use Ivory to make any other resource?

Answer: Yes, though prepare to be underwhelmed. Aside from decorations, ammo, and armor, Ivory can be ground down into Bonemeal or added to a Fluid Press with some Ghoulish Humor to create 5 Ichor. There are much better and faster methods for attaining both, so I wouldn’t recommend using Ivory for either of these alternative means.

Question: Whilst harvesting Ivory, I got some Tusks. Can these be broken down into Ivory at a crafting bench?

Answer: You would assume so, but unfortunately they can’t. Tusks drop from Elephants, Mammoths, and certain animals’ carcasses. The first use of Tusks is to grind them down into Bonemeal, similar to Ivory. The second is to use them with Fur and Hide to craft a Taxidermied Boar decoration, something that might look quite nice in your home but is far from practical.

Question: Is it possible to get Ivory without having to fight Elephants or Mammoths?

Answer: Yes, it is. It’s not consistent, but you can get Ivory drops from enemy NPCs or loot chests. This is true for both The Exiled Lands and The Isle of Siptah and can provide a nice alternative if you can’t or don’t want to journey out to fight massive beasts.

Question: Can I use Ivory to make any other resource?

Answer: Yes, though prepare to be underwhelmed. Aside from decorations, ammo, and armor, Ivory can be ground down into Bonemeal or added to a Fluid Press with some Ghoulish Humor to create 5 Ichor. There are much better and faster methods for attaining both, so I wouldn’t recommend using Ivory for either of these alternative means.

Question: Whilst harvesting Ivory, I got some Tusks. Can these be broken down into Ivory at a crafting bench?

Answer: You would assume so, but unfortunately they can’t. Tusks drop from Elephants, Mammoths, and certain animals’ carcasses. The first use of Tusks is to grind them down into Bonemeal, similar to Ivory. The second is to use them with Fur and Hide to craft a Taxidermied Boar decoration, something that might look quite nice in your home but is far from practical.

Conclusion

Whilst Ivory is a sought-after commodity in the canonical Conan The Barbarian universe, you’re much less likely to make good use of a plentiful supply within Conan Exiles. That being said, Ivory is far from completely useless and is useful to have for some niche circumstances. With today’s guide, I’ve taught you all you need to know about this white bone-like substance, and you’re now equipped with the knowledge you need on how to farm Ivory. Sharpen your cleaver, grab your spear and clear some space in your inventory, Hunting Season has begun!

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