Ammonite

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Ammonite
Dossier Ammonite.png
Dossier Ammonite.png
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Ammonite
Species
Ammonitina multiamicus
Time Period
Late Jurassic - Mid Cretaceous
Diet
Feeder
Temperament
Passive
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Spawn Command
admincheat summon Ammonite_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Ammonite/Ammonite_Character.Ammonite_Character'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
2 XP
Feces Size
Habitat

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You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Untameable
 
 Unknown

The Ammonite is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

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Wild

Usually found in the deepest parts of the water around the island, Amonitina multiamicus has a strange relationship with the other creatures of the deep. It must do something beneficial for them, since every nearby sea creature defends Ammonitina when it is attacked. What this distinct symbiosis is based on, alas, I have not yet discovered.

Known Information

Ammonitina has also made its way into the deeper parts of underwater caves. Even within these caves, the creature will draw attention if assaulted, making harvesting its resource-rich shell a tricky proposition depending on what other dangers may be lurking nearby.

Domesticated

Like many of the untameable ocean dwellers, Ammonitina still has enough utility to be a valuable hunting target. If a tribe is willing to risk the wrath of nearby would-be protectors, Ammonitina bile can be harvested from its corpse's innards. This bile can be worked over with other chemicals to make many powerful concoctions, usually antidotes against the most powerful poisons and illnesses. Its shell, meanwhile, is rich in rare materials, presumable due to the creatures unique place among the island's food chain.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Unlike the majority of animals in the ocean, the Ammonite is a passive animal that won't fight back. However when attacked, it will release a green inky substance into the water, causing all wild animals nearby to become aggressive; including nearby land animals.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Ammonite resembles a nautilus, but much bigger, comparable in size to some of the largest of fossil species.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Ammonite's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Ammonite. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Ammonite will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Ammonite's "shell" magenta.

Ammonite PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Shell
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Ammonite PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Tentacle Highlights
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Ammonite PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Shell Highlights
Ammonite PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Tentacles


Drops[edit | edit source]


Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 165 +33 +0%
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10 +0%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 450 +45 +0%
Weight.png Weight 150 +3 +0%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 02 +0 +0%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
Torpor.png Torpor 50 +3 N/A4

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
5The Ammonite is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 120  ?  ?  ?
Swimming 40 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Call For Help Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Upon being threatened, the Ammonite releases a pheromone that causes all nearby wild creatures to become aggressive toward its attacker.
0 1500 0 0



Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Ammonite.

General[edit | edit source]

The Ammonite is a non-aggressive animal that will not attack the player on sight.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The shell of the Ammonite is tough and resilient against most weapons. Therefore players should target the tentacled head, which is vulnerable to damage.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

A Pike is the best used for close quarters, as the weak area is quite small and hard to aim with a crossbow or rifle. It is also recommended to kill all wild animals nearby, as these will become hostile when you attack the Ammonites.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Ammonite itself is not a danger, however when attacked it will release a green substance into the waters, causing nearby wildlife to become aggressive for a whole minute. An Ammonite hunt can quickly become overwhelmed by masses of normally passive animals. Also the underwater caverns and depths Ammonites dwell in have their own dangers, such as mass shoals of Cnidaria, as well as many other terrors of the deep.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The Ammonite will not fight back in any way, making for a rather easy kill so long as there are no other animals close by.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Ammonite, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • Dossier revealed on December 21, 2015 [1]
  • The name Ammonitina multiamicus is most likely a reference to its behaviour. Multi is the word used to describe anything of number, greater than one. Amicus being the Latin word for "friend", his name would roughly translate to "Ammonite with multiple friends". This is most likely a reference to this species aggravating all nearby creatures (its "friends") onto the attacking player.
  • The top right image in the dossier appears to have an Arthropluera.
  • Contrary to popular belief, they are not only found in caves. Similar to eurypterids, clusters of ammonites can be seen on the seafloor in various parts of the map, such as the South-West corner. Some have been seen past the giant rock spires of the south.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Introducing the Ammonite