Conan Exiles Raw Ash Guide

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Within the world of Conan Exiles, Raw Ash can be a vital late-game ingredient. If you have dreams of tending to crops or clothing yourself in the finest occult cloth, Raw Ash is something you’ll need access to.

Today, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about Raw Ash, teaching you how to be proficient in your farming efforts. This clump of cold ashes might not be critically important for everyone, but for some players, it can be a stumbling block in their progression through Conan Exiles.

This guide includes all the methods & techniques you’ll need to learn where Raw Ash comes from, where to find it in the world, how to extract it, and how to utilize it in your crafting stations back at home. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

What is Raw Ash?

Raw Ash is a handful of cold, lifeless ash found within some of the most dangerous areas of Conan Exiles. It is unclear what exactly burned to create these ashes, but while they may seem without use, they’re far from it.

Raw Ash in the player's inventory

Conan Exiles Raw Ash is a mid-grade ingredient that can stack up to 500 units in a single slot, with each unit weighing 0.10. An entire stack of Raw Ash will take up 50 units of weight. It’s not too heavy, but carrying multiple stacks may begin to encumber you faster than expected.

Raw Ash has many different implementations within Conan Exiles that can prove very useful in the later game. While it’s far from essential, it can be a critical resource to access, depending upon what you wish to create.

What is Raw Ash Used for?

Raw Ash is part of manufacturing many different items, though not all are too useful. For example, you can craft Tar by mixing Raw Ash and Resin. That recipe may seem valuable at a glance, but given that Tar is relatively easy to attain, this is quite wasteful.

Furthermore, some other implementations of Raw Ash are not as useful, but many provide something you wish to pursue. This includes its usage in mixing dyes, brewing Honey Whisky, or crafting several cosmetic warpaints.

Warpaint

The more critical uses of Raw Ash are in the manufacturing of certain farming items, potions, and armors. Raw Ash can be used to mix Potions of Bestial Memory or Potions of Natural Learning.

It’s also used in manufacturing Skelos Cultist armor, both the regular and Level 60 versions of the robes. Finally, it is critical in creating Potent Compost, which is required to farm the various lotus flowers in your base.

Raw Ash is not as important a resource as something like Black Ice or Hardened Bricks, but it can be imperative in creating some helpful items and ingredients.

Where can Raw Ash be Found?

Raw Ash and Obsidian go hand in hand. Likely a byproduct of the volcanic pyroclast flow, that hot lava will eventually cool and form into deposits of Obsidian. This igneous rock is formed from lava rapidly cooling with minimal crystal growth and takes the form of dark glass-like material.

Raw Ash alongside Obsidian

While Obsidian itself is incredibly useful, we won’t be looking at this fiery glass today, as we’re only here for the Raw Ash.

The Exiled Lands

The only destination you should head for on The Exiled Lands is The Volcano. Within the searing caldera, you’ll discover plenty of Obsidian deposits dotted around the area, many close to the entrance. Knowing this, you can almost effortlessly farm a decent amount of Raw Ash here.

There are more Obsidian nodes deeper within the volcano, but you shouldn’t need to venture too deep to find an acceptable amount of Obsidian. A volcano is a dangerous place, so minimizing the time you spend in the sweltering heat of the caldera is essential for your survival.

The Volcano

The Isle of Siptah

Unfortunately, Raw Ash is essentially unattainable on The Isle of Siptah. Outside of drops from selected enemies, Raw Ash is scarce, and thus you cannot rely on it.

That is mainly due to the lack of Obsidian deposits throughout Siptah. The primary method of attaining Obsidian seems to be slaying enemies to gather Raw Obsidian or dismantling various Obsidian items.

The lack of Raw Ash is unfortunate if you wanted to craft the Skelos armor or create Potent Compost, but seeing as Raw Ash is not essential, it’s far from the worst thing that could happen. You may want to keep this accessibility issue in mind though if you wish to play on Siptah.

How do I Survive in the Volcano?

Surviving the volcano is an arduous process for the uninitiated. The first step in your preparation is to ensure you have armor that doesn’t keep you warm.

This step is complicated further by having to traverse the Frozen North before reaching the volcano. My advice here is to take an armor swap, one that will keep you warm, and another that will keep you cool.

The Volcano

A great option to resist the heat is Silent Legion, Epic Turanian or Yamatai armors, Redeemed Legion, or even Champion’s Gear. Some lower-leveled and less effective options are the Aquilonian, Pictish, and Hyperborean armor sets.

Once you’ve prepared your armor, that should help you to survive, but it won’t completely negate the scorching heat of the volcano. Instead, to survive the heat, you require some ice.

You can’t use Black Ice for this survival technique, it’s a bit too hard to bite through. Instead, you’ll need to find some regular Ice to chew on.

Regular Ice deposits

Fortunately, regular Ice is plentiful throughout the Frozen North, found in large crystal-like clusters. These clusters can be harvested with most tools, and you’ll get a large amount of ice regardless.

The most important part of this step is NOT to eat the ice before reaching the volcano. If you start chomping on that ice too early, you will freeze to death very quickly.

Eating Ice in the Frozen North

Once you get into the volcano, feel free to chow down. Ice gives you about a minute or two of protection from the heat and will bring your temperature down nicely.

As long as you don’t let your temperature hit “Extremely Cold”, which is where you’ll start slowly losing health, you should be able to handle the heat. By taking the time to grab a stack or two of ice before you head into the volcano, you’ll save yourself a tonne of trouble and make surviving the heat so much easier.

You could also brew some cold drinks ahead of time. An Ice Tea made using 1 Herbal Tea and 2 Ice expires marginally slower and gives a five-second increase in stamina regeneration while resting. Ice Tea is far from necessary, so simply grabbing some ice and eating it will be more than enough.

How Can I Harvest Raw Ash?

Fortunately, harvesting Raw Ash doesn’t have any strict prerequisites. As long as you have access to stone tools, you can harvest Obsidian and thus obtain Raw Ash.

Crystal, Goldstone, and Raw Ash Rocks

That being said, Raw Ash isn’t exactly plentiful from Obsidian deposits, and thus you should use the best tools you can. Star Metal is likely the best option, though these tools have a much higher requirement in terms of levels and necessary resources.

The process of targetting Raw Ash for farming can be a bit tricky. If you choose to harvest Obsidian nodes using a Pick, you’ll quickly fill your pockets with Raw Obsidian, but only scraps of Raw Ash.

The same is true for a Hatchet or Pickaxe, though offering less Raw Obsidian. The Conan Exiles Wiki page suggests a sickle, but this also appears to be incorrect. The Pick is ironically the worst choice you can make, as you’ll get a tiny amount of Raw Ash while having to drop vast amounts of Raw Obsidian to the floor.

I can hear you asking what the best tool is. Well, funnily enough, it’s best to use a Cleaver. This may not be something you’d expect, as the Cleaver is intended for harvesting meat from slain beasts.

I can’t pretend to understand why this is the case, but the Cleaver just seems to work best. When harvesting an Obsidian Node using a cleaver, you’ll get absolutely no Raw Obsidian.

Instead, you’ll find small handfuls of Crystals alongside Raw Ash. Crystal isn’t as significant, though it does offer some valuable implementations, and it’s much lighter than Raw Obsidian.

Harvesting with a Star Metal Cleaver

How do I Use Conan Exiles Raw Ash in Crafting?

So you’ve survived the boiling heat of the volcano and returned home with a backpack full of ashes. I guess the real question now is how exactly do you use this Raw Ash?

The answer depends upon what you’re aiming to create. If you’re trying to make the Potion of Natural Learning or Potion of Bestial Memory, head over to the Alchemist’s Bench.

The Potion of Bestial Memory will require 10 Raw Ash, 3 Blood, 3 Yellow Lotus Blossoms, and 1 Water-filled Glass Flask to craft. The Potion of Natural Learning requires 1 Water-filled Glass Flask, 3 Yellow Lotus Blossom, 10 Raw Ash, and 3 Bonemeal.

Alchemy Bench with Raw Ash

For Potent Compost, you can craft these within the Compost Heap. There are a total of four recipes for Potent Compost, but two stand out as the most practical. The first can be achieved by mixing 2 Compost, 2 Blood, and 2 Raw Ash. The second is mixing 2 Compost, 10 pieces of Dung, and 2 Raw Ash.

The other recipes require The Light of Krllyand, an Isle of Siptah exclusive item that doesn’t seem to do much apart from creating your Potent Compost slightly faster.

Finally, the Skelos Cultist armor has different requirements depending upon if you’re crafting the regular version of the Level 60 Reinforced variety.

The regular Skelos Cultist set requires 10 Raw Ash per piece, alongside 1 Light Padding per armor piece and some silks between 15 and 30 depending upon which piece you are crafting.

The Reinforced Skelos Cultist armor requires 50 Raw Ash per piece, alongside a single Perfected Light Padding, numerous sheets of Layered Silk depending upon the piece being made, and the lower leveled version of the armor.

Skelos Cultist Armor of Raw Ash

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I Obtain Raw Ash from NPC Drops?

Answer: Raw Ash can be found from various NPCs or a certain amount of creatures. Those creatures are the Avatar of Bokrug, Blood Defiler, Living Magma, Lloigor, and the TchoTcho Lama.

Raw Ash drops from these creatures in a relatively small quantity, so it shouldn’t be a primary method, but it can provide a useful amount of Raw Ash in a pinch.

Question: Can Any Weapons be Made Using Raw Ash?

Answer: No weapons as such can be made with Raw Ash, but you can make arrows. By combining 10 Branches, 10 Raw Ash, 1 Black Blood, and 1 Feather, you can craft some Smoke Arrows if you’ve unlocked the Specialist Ammunition IV feat. These arrows will create a large cloud of obscuring smoke on impact.

I wouldn’t say these are useful, but if you’re trying to desperately escape from a PvP encounter, they may provide just a little bit of cover that you can use to escape. They’re far from essential though.

Question: Outside of The Volcano and Certain Enemies, how Else can I Attain Raw Ash?

Answer: There is one other method we haven’t looked at yet for gathering Raw Ash. It is possible to find handfuls of this ash within the chests scattered around Sepermeru, City of the Relic Hunters.

These chests are quite popular amongst seasoned Exiles, as they provide an easy source of Iron, Steel, Gold, Silver, and plenty of other valuable resources. Whilst these chests can indeed offer Raw Ash, they have quite a varied loot pool, and thus may not provide a sufficient amount.

One of the many chests around Sepermeru, often containing Raw Ash

Furthermore, Raw Ash is a relatively low priority from these chests. Whilst it’s nice to have, the abundance of Steel, Gold, Silver, and other vitally important resources means that Raw Ash is often left behind in favor of something more valuable.

Therefore, it is often best to just head to the volcano and farm said Raw Ash yourself, if you can survive the heat.

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Question: Can I Obtain Raw Ash from NPC Drops?

Answer: Raw Ash can be found from various NPCs or a certain amount of creatures. Those creatures are the Avatar of Bokrug, Blood Defiler, Living Magma, Lloigor, and the TchoTcho Lama.
Raw Ash drops from these creatures in a relatively small quantity, so it shouldn’t be a primary method, but it can provide a useful amount of Raw Ash in a pinch.

Question: Can Any Weapons be Made Using Raw Ash?

Answer: No weapons as such can be made with Raw Ash, but you can make arrows. By combining 10 Branches, 10 Raw Ash, 1 Black Blood, and 1 Feather, you can craft some Smoke Arrows if you’ve unlocked the Specialist Ammunition IV feat. These arrows will create a large cloud of obscuring smoke on impact.
I wouldn’t say these are useful, but if you’re trying to desperately escape from a PvP encounter, they may provide just a little bit of cover that you can use to escape. They’re far from essential though.

Question: Outside of The Volcano and Certain Enemies, how Else can I Attain Raw Ash?

Answer: There is one other method we haven’t looked at yet for gathering Raw Ash. It is possible to find handfuls of this ash within the chests scattered around Sepermeru, City of the Relic Hunters.
These chests are quite popular amongst seasoned Exiles, as they provide an easy source of Iron, Steel, Gold, Silver, and plenty of other valuable resources. Whilst these chests can indeed offer Raw Ash, they have quite a varied loot pool, and thus may not provide a sufficient amount.
One of the many chests around Sepermeru, often containing Raw Ash[/caption] Furthermore, Raw Ash is a relatively low priority from these chests. Whilst it’s nice to have, the abundance of Steel, Gold, Silver, and other vitally important resources means that Raw Ash is often left behind in favor of something more valuable.
Therefore, it is often best to just head to the volcano and farm said Raw Ash yourself, if you can survive the heat.

Conclusion

Raw Ash, like many other resources, is not paramount to your survival within the world of Conan Exiles. That doesn’t discount the valuable implementations of Raw Ash though, and knowing how to gather it is an important skill.

Today we’ve learned how to gather that Ash safely and sustainably. Grab your cleaver and some ice, The Volcano is calling. Best of luck Exile!

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