Angler

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Angler.png
Angler
Angler Dossier.jpg
Common Name
Angler
Group
Species
Melanocetus anglerpescum
Time Period
Early Cretaceous - Holocene
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive to small fry, otherwise skittish!
Logo Steam.png 223.0
November 12, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Angler_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Anglerfish/Angler_Character_BP.Angler_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
8 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat

 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Untameable

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown

The Angler 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.

NoteHelena.png
Wild
Whether its size is caused by adaptation to the island's other inhabitants, or by cross-breeding with another larger species, Melanocetus Anglerpescum is the largest form of Anglerfish I've ever heard of. Typically found only among the deepest, darkest expanses of the ocean, this creature preys on smaller fish while being an excellent source of food for larger predators.
Domesticated
Exploring the depths of the ocean can be difficult. The cold, the lack of air, and the shocking absence of light combine to make travel very dangerous. A tamed Anglerfish can use the natural light at the end of its stalks to illuminate the depths, making exploration not only safer, but more lucrative. Furthermore, these luminescent nodules can be harvested to create long-lasting organic light emplacements for surface dwellings!
Known Information
Melanocetus has an array of bioluminescent light pods at the end of stalks on its head. Like typical Anglerfish, it primarily uses these to attract smaller fish and trick them into coming close enough for Melanocetus to consume the prey. This often makes wild Melanocetus itself relatively easy to spot among the briny depths.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Despite being described in its Dossier as being generally skittish, the Angler will attack the player and any tamed creatures on sight. When damaged in a fight, they will attempt to flee, but will turn around and attack again after a short chase.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

This fish has three bioluminescent lures on its head and an oversized mouth lined with needle-like teeth, perfect for survival in the lowest depths of the Island's ocean.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Angler's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Angler. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Angler 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 Angler's "body" magenta.

Angler PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Angler PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Tail fin and Accents


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 450 +90 +5.4% 0.042
Stamina.png Stamina 240 +24 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 350 +7 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 302 +1.5 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3%
Torpor.png Torpor 900 +54 N/A4 0.5

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 Angler is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 400  ?  ? 8
Swimming 330 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Angler bites the target.
0 280 0 370
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 30


Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Angler
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Angler.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 3 49 15 0:14:24
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 20 6 0:09:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 5 52 16 0:15:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 84 25 0:21:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 13 180 54 0:38:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 16 100 30 0:24:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 19 276 82 0:57:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 32 235 70 0:49:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 38 276 82 0:57:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 48 356 106 1:12:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 95 352 105 1:11:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 90; Slingshot Hits × 37; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 2.86 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:05:15
Angler.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 6 123 41 0:28:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 54 18 0:18:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 12 169 56 0:36:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 226 75 0:45:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 30 510 170 1:29:55
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 38 302 101 0:57:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 45 796 265 2:15:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 75 673 224 1:55:39
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 90 796 265 2:15:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 113 1015 338 2:49:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 225 1010 336 2:48:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 247; Slingshot Hits × 101; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpor-depletion: 4.33 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:09:29
Angler.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 9 222 81 0:43:11
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 10 129 47 0:30:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 18 297 108 0:54:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 24 424 154 1:12:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 48 927 336 2:23:51
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 60 550 199 1:30:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 72 1433 519 3:36:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 120 1216 440 3:05:03
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 144 1433 519 3:36:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 180 1811 656 4:30:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 360 1811 656 4:30:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 409; Slingshot Hits × 167; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 26; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpor-depletion: 5.86 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:11:37
Angler.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 13 370 143 1:02:22
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 218 84 0:42:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 25 465 179 1:15:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 33 644 249 1:39:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 66 1382 533 3:17:47
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 83 834 322 2:04:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 99 2123 819 4:57:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 165 1805 696 4:14:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 198 2123 819 4:57:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 248 2683 1035 6:12:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 495 2678 1033 6:11:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 571; Slingshot Hits × 233; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 64; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 37; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 26; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13
Torpor-depletion: 7.39 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:12:52
Angler.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 16 493 200 1:16:46
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 17 292 118 0:51:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 32 643 261 1:36:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 42 877 356 2:06:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 84 1859 753 4:11:44
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 105 1123 455 2:37:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 126 2845 1152 6:18:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 210 2422 981 5:23:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 252 2845 1152 6:18:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 315 3583 1451 7:52:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 630 3583 1451 7:52:30
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 733; Slingshot Hits × 300; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 82; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 47; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 34; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17
Torpor-depletion: 8.92 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:13:42
Angler.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 20 659 278 1:35:57
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 21 394 166 1:03:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 39 829 349 1:57:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 51 1120 472 2:33:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 102 2351 990 5:05:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 128 1434 604 3:12:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 153 3588 1511 7:39:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 255 3058 1288 6:33:13
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 306 3588 1511 7:39:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 383 4520 1904 9:34:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 765 4514 1901 9:33:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 895; Slingshot Hits × 366; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 100; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 57; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 41; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21
Torpor-depletion: 10.44 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:14:16

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Since the Angler lives deep underwater, the only way to knock it out is with a Crossbow and Tranquilizer Arrows (or a Wooden club, if you're feeling adventurous). Be careful to not deal too much damage at once, as it has relatively low health compared to its torpor, so it isn't difficult to kill it accidentally. The Angler can also deal a decent amount of damage itself, so be sure to suit up in a full set of SCUBA gear. Once they take a bit of damage, they will attempt to swim away. Be careful if you chase them, as they will often turn around and attack again without warning.

A good strategy is to bring a tough underwater mount, such as a Plesiosaur, and set it to passive. That way, once it has been shot, the Angler will target your mount instead of you, giving time to take it down in relative safety.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Angler.

General[edit | edit source]

One must first take into consideration the environment that the Angler lives in, the deep ocean. Other animals patrol these waters, making Angler combat or taming difficult. Ichthyosaurs, though friendly, tend to swarm the player and can easy become overwhelming if one attracts the attention of too many of them. Additionally, predators like megalodon, Mosasaurs,and plesiosaurs can attack at any time: even the Anglers themselves are dangerous. Finally, asphyxiation and temperature hazards will finish off any survivors rather quickly that have not equipped themselves with a full set of SCUBA Gear.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Often, the angler will be the one attacking you. In that case, use your mount if it has enough health and attack damage, but also make sure your mount has a quick turning circle to compete with the angler's agility. Fighting the Angler without a mount is also possible; use weapons that can keep the Angler at a distance, such as the Crossbow, Pike, and Sword.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Use a Crossbow for ranged, and a Pike or Sword for melee. A powerful mount can also deal with anglers.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

When chasing it, be aware that it can turn around and attack again. Also be sure that you keep an eye out for other animals.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

When compared to other marine predators, the Angler has a comparatively low threat level.

Utility[edit | edit source]

The Angler does not require a saddle to ride, making it a decent mount for seafaring survivors that are short on resources.

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Deep Sea Exploring Mount: Thanks to their light, the angler is perfect for exploring the depths of the sea. Raise Melee Damage.png Melee Damage and Health.png Health to be able to fight the powerful creatures that spawn in the depths, or raise Movement Speed.png Movement Speed and Stamina.png Stamina if you plan to escape from them and avoid them.
  • Angler Gel Hunter: The light on the angler attracts other angler fish, making it a good way to collect angler gel (Level up Melee Damage.png Melee Damage and Health.png Health).

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★☆☆☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Revealed 9/21/2015 by Jat.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. 09/21/15 Introducing the Angler & The ARK Digest: Special Edition 01