Basilosaurus

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Basilosaurus.png
Basilosaurus
Basilosaurus Dossier.jpg
Common Name
Basilosaurus
Group
Species
Basilosaurus solatiumfecit
Time Period
Late Eocene
Diet
Temperament
Passive
Logo Steam.png 254.0
January 30, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 750.0
February 14, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 504.0
February 16, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Basilosaurus_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Basilosaurus/Basilosaurus_Character_BP.Basilosaurus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
30 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
12000
Habitat

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The Basilosaurus 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
One of the stranger creatures in the waters surrounding the island is Basilosaurus solatiumfecit. It's a powerful swimmer which has adapted to the shallows so remarkably well such that it rapidly recovers from injuries when near the water's surface. Conversely, it's vulnerable to deep water pressure, which slowly cause it harm.
Domesticated
Despite the hassle of engaging with its ornery followers, many tribes still attempt to tame the Basilosaurus, as its mammalian warm-blooded circulation provides a rider with perfect comfort from both heat and cold. Alternatively, Basilosaurus is hunted - perhaps too vigorously - for its special blubber, which can be refined into a far more efficient form of gasoline!
Known Information
Basilosaurus is usually closely followed around by other predatory creatures, as its eating habits leave a large amount of scraps for scavengers to consume. It's a gentle creature towards humans, and happily takes food directly from them. However, the creatures which trail the 'Basi' tend to become dangerously enraged whenever this happens, as it leaves no leftovers for them.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Unlike many other huge marine animals, the Basilosaurus is not aggressive and tolerates survivors and other animals, unless if attacked. When taming however, beware; when it eats it creates a cloud of red around its mouth (presumably blood) which will attract other animals near it, including aggressive Megalodon and Mantas.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Basilosaurus is not actually a reptile despite its name, but a whale. It has a long snake-like body that undulates through the seas of the ARK like the sea serpents of folklore and its head is like a crocodile, full of sharp teeth. It shares physical similarities with Orcas and Baleen Whales such as the Humpback or Blue Whale. Its size seems roughly Mosasaurus-sized. Although, surprisingly it can fit through a dinosaur gate.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Basilosaurus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Topside
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.

Basilosaurus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underside


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 2400 +480 +4.86% 0.042
Stamina.png Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 8000 +800 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 700 +14 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 472 +2.35 +1.7% 12.6% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 2000 +120 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 Basilosaurus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 300  ?  ?  ?
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Lunge Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Basilosaurus lunges at the target
0 1000 0 2000
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 47
Blow Air Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0


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]

Basilosaurus
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.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Basilosaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

The best melee weapon to use is a sword, but the Basilosaurus will take some hits before it is dead. For ranged weapons, use a crossbow for beginners or a Pump-Action Shutgun for a fast and painless kill.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

While not being dangerous itself as its temperament is passive, it will usually be accompanied by a large group of Manta and Ichthy's that will swarm the player if aggro is obtained by radius or aggression. Megalodon will often patrol the waters around Basilosaurus as well with a very large aggro range adding to the difficulty of the tame or kill. Being cautious around this animal is highly advised.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus will take damage in deeper water.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 5 27:04 1:48:17
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 04:04 0:20:20
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 03:43 0:37:16
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 03:37 0:50:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 29 03:30 1:38:07
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 36 01:44 1:00:59
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 43 03:28 2:25:39
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 72 01:45 2:05:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 86 01:42 2:25:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 108 01:42 3:02:55
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 215 00:51 3:02:04
Basilosaurus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 9 24:21 3:14:54
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 03:41 0:40:39
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 23 03:32 1:17:55
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 03:30 1:41:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 03:26 3:19:37
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 74 01:43 2:05:20
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 89 03:25 5:01:27
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 147 01:45 4:15:56
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 177 01:42 4:59:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 221 01:42 6:14:17
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 441 00:50 6:13:26
Basilosaurus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 14 23:19 5:03:11
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 03:35 1:00:59
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 34 03:29 1:55:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 45 03:27 2:32:26
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 90 03:25 5:04:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 113 01:42 3:11:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 135 03:24 7:37:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 225 01:44 6:31:43
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 270 01:41 7:37:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 338 01:41 9:32:25
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 675 00:50 9:31:34
Basilosaurus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 19 22:51 6:51:28
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 25 03:31 1:24:41
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 46 03:27 2:35:49
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 61 03:26 3:26:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 122 03:24 6:52:46
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 152 01:42 4:17:25
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 182 03:24 10:16:27
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 304 01:44 8:49:15
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 364 01:41 10:16:27
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 455 01:41 12:50:34
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 910 00:50 12:50:34
Basilosaurus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 23 22:38 8:18:05
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 31 03:30 1:45:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 58 03:26 3:16:27
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 77 03:25 4:20:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 153 03:24 8:37:39
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 191 01:42 5:23:28
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 229 03:24 12:55:38
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 382 01:44 11:05:03
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 458 01:41 12:55:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 572 01:41 16:08:42
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1144 00:50 16:08:42
Basilosaurus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 28 22:27 10:06:22
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 37 03:28 2:05:20
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 69 03:26 3:53:43
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 92 03:25 5:11:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 184 03:24 10:22:32
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 230 01:42 6:29:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 276 03:23 15:34:50
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 460 01:44 13:20:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 552 01:41 15:34:50
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 690 01:41 19:28:32
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1379 00:50 19:27:41

Ingredients for Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg): 1 × Therizino Egg.png Therizino Egg , 1 × Citronal.png Citronal , 1 × Angler Gel.png Angler Gel , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water 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.

The Basilosaurus is a passive tame. Due to its constant wandering in the water along with the ocean's many threats it is highly advised to be in SCUBA gear and owning a strong tame such as a high level Megalodon at hand before attempting to tame. After their initial bite there will be a long grace period before eating again due to its very high food stat. However once it can be fed again it will be ready to eat within ~30 seconds. Keep lots of prime meat at hand and to keep your eyes peeled for any predators that are drawn to the Basilosaurus during the taming process.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Bio-toxin and Black Pearl Gatherer - Due to the Basilosaurus unique ability, movement impairing effects such as the Cnidaria Stun and Tusoteuthis grapple have no effect on them meaning they are free to attack without fear of being unable to escape. You may also note that Cnidaria do not deal any damage when shocking the Basilosaurus.

Upper Water Skirmisher - The Basilosaurus heals extremely quickly which can allow it to skirmish with wild or even tamed creatures with hit and run strategies. It will also protect the rider from extreme temperatures which can null the requirement for SCUBA Leggings for survivors with low Fortitude which means the rider can be more resilient if needed. However don't take it too deep in the water; it will start to suffer 100 damage a second in deeper waters. (Not confirmed, known cases of Basilosaurus dying instantly without taking any damage after a certain depth)

Oil Supply - The Basilosaurus stores up to 20 oil which can be refined into gasoline. This is a great alternative to taming the more-dangerous Tusoteuthis, at least for mid-level survivors.

Cave Runner - Due to the Basilosaurus' ability to rapidly regenerate lost Health, and it's massive health-pool, it is an ideal mount for tackling the undersea artifact caves. On the Island map, both caves will have entrance sections just below the Basilosaurus' ideal depth, but quickly climb to a comfortable level for the mount to begin quickly recovering health.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat N/A

Notes / Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Basilosaurus was officially revealed by Susan Claire on March 24, 2016.[2]
  • The dossier was revealed by Jat on March 28, 2016.[3]
  • Basilosaurus is immune to being grabbed by Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis.
  • As a primitive type of whale, Basilosaurus is the first marine mammal to be revealed.
  • The dossier mentions the Basilosaurus being hunted "perhaps too vigorously" for its valuable blubber, which can be used as an excellent fuel source. This is a satirical reference to real-life whaling, which drove many species close to extinction due to the whale oil created from their blubber being used as fuel prior to the use of fossil fuels.
  • The name Basilosaurus solatiumfecit roughly translates as "Regal reptile placed in consolation". The genus name stems from the fact that Basilosaurus was originally believed to be a marine reptile when first discovered, hence the saurus-suffix. The species name may refer to its ability to "console" its injuries when "placed" in shallow water.
  • The dossier states that the Basilosaurus "happily takes food directly from humans." This is a true dossier statement since the Basilosaurus is a passive tame.
  • In reality, Basilosaurus was a deadly carnivore, the biggest of its time. However, in the game, they are almost harmless.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. as promised, the Basi is on the way :)
  3. Introducing the Basilosaurus!