Compy

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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Compy
Group
Species
Compsognathus curiosicarius
Time Period
Late Jurassic Period
Diet
Temperament
Curious
Logo Steam.png 224.0
November 21, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Compy_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Compy/Compy_Character_BP.Compy_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
1 XP
Drops
Feces Size
24 - 32 °C / 75 - 90 °F
Incubation Time
49m
Baby Time
9h 15m
Juvenile Time
1d 13h 2m
Adolescent Time
1d 22h 17m
Total Maturation Time
3d 20h 35m 32s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon

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

Time to form your own Compy gang :)
~ Drake on Compy

The Compsognathus (komp-sog-NAY-thus), or simply Compy, is one of the dinosaurs 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 smallest predators on the island, Compsognathus curiosicarius can be seen as a pet, a pest or a threat. While alone, Compsognathus is not dangerous or aggressive. In larger packs, however, it remembers its carnivorous nature. After a group of Compsognathus grows to a certain size, their pack mentality always seems to embolden them to "attack".
Domesticated
Compsognathus can be tamed quite easily, so some tribes keep them for little more than friendly companionship. However they gain increasing significant attack power and speed when close proximity to other Compsognathus, as their pack aggression takes over their behavior. Additionally their distress call carries quite far, rapidly alerting the tribe and its pets to danger more efficiently, and increasing the likelihood of forming a so-called 'Compy Gang'.
Known Information
For some reason Compsognathus is not naturally afraid of humans. Rather it seems to be quite curious of humans and their instruments of survival. They tend to be drawn toward humans out of this curiosity, and then call their pack mates to help explore their discovery. This usually leads to the aforementioned pack aggression.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Curious of humans, any Compy will be drawn to one simply by seeing it. Alone, a Compsognathus is not a threat and simply wishes to observe Humans, however, when mate boosted and in larger packs, these little terrors soon become aggressive and will attack anything, especially humans. If hungry enough, they are also prone to eat their fallen pack mates after a fight. The Compy, once tamed, is extremely loyal and loving to its new master, and can travel perched on their shoulder. However, the Compy is smarter than most of the other animals on the island, so to win one's affection during the taming process, Prime Meat or prime fish is essential.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Compsognathus is a diminutive theropod, and perhaps the smallest of the island's many dinosaur species. It has a slim and graceful build with a narrow head on top a snake-like neck. A few feathers decorate its head, presumably to impress mates. Lean, quick-moving, and smart, they are common in wetter regions where their primary prey - small reptiles, mammals, and insects - are in abundance. Compsognathus are highly social and are often found in groups; they are known to extend their inquisitiveness to humans when they find them, but curiosity can quickly turn to hostility should the pack grow large enough to pose a threat.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Compy 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.

Compy PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Feathers
Compy PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Patterning
Compy PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly


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 50 +10 +6.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 450 +45 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 25 +0.5 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 42 +0.2 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3% 100%
Torpor.png Torpor 25 +1.5 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.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 120 336 336 -5
Swimming 200 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Compy bites the target.
0 80 0 110
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 4
Melee II Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 80 0 110
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 4


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]

Compy
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.


Pack Boost[edit | edit source]

The Pack Boost is the number of the animals in the Pack.

A "pack" of two Compys will receive a +1 Bonus, which will go up to +8 in a Group of 9 or more Compys.

Further info on the effect needed.

Wild[edit | edit source]

Wild compys will walk up to and follow players or tamed creatures and remain neutral. However, they attract more compys, and if more than one are in the same area they will become aggressive and attack.

Tame[edit | edit source]

Using an Argentavis or a Pteranodon you can pickup the compy and put in a taming bin, this is recommended as you need to get Raw Prime Meat to tame the compy. Their Torpor depletes fast and you will not have time to get Raw prime meat after you have shot it unconscious. When you've got both Narcotic and Raw Prime Meat, you can simply go into your taming bin and knock it unconscious. Put Raw Prime Meat and narcotic on the compy and watch the Torpor closely.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Compy.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 1 0 0 0 0:00:14
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:14
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:00:14
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 3; Slingshot Hits × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 1.33 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:18
Compy.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 1 0 0 0 0:00:14
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 2 1 1 0:00:41
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 6 2 1 1 0:00:41
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 7; Slingshot Hits × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 2.01 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:34
Compy.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 2 0 0 0 0:00:27
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 3 1 1 0:00:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 10 5 2 1 0:01:07
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 12; Slingshot Hits × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 2.72 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:41
Compy.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 0 0 0 0:00:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 7 2 1 0:01:21
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 14 10 3 2 0:01:34
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 16; Slingshot Hits × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 3.43 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:46
Compy.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 0 0 0 0:00:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 10 3 2 0:01:34
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 18 15 5 3 0:02:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 21; Slingshot Hits × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 4.14 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:49
Compy.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 4 1 1 1 0:00:54
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 9 16 5 3 0:02:01
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 22 22 6 3 0:02:27
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 25; Slingshot Hits × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 3; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 4.85 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:51

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.
Taming a Compy can be either the easiest, or the most dreadful tame a player can experience. A Compy takes very little to KO, however, they wake up extremely fast and will only eat Raw Prime Meat during the taming process. Be careful if you have knocked multiple Compys unconscious, as they can quickly and suddenly wake up without warning, giving the others a chance to wake up while you are distracted. Finding a lone Compy or taking a smaller Carnivore to thin out larger packs is best when hunting Compys. If you are wearing Flak armor, it is easiest to knock them out with 1-3 Tranquilizer Darts while they attack you, as they do little to no damage to Flak armor.

As with all creatures, it will eat the food left in its inventory if hungry, so don't put much more Prime Meat in them as they need, it might get eaten if they awake.

Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Compys only attack in groups, giving them a pack boost. It is recommended to back up while attacking to kill them one at a time and avoid being swarmed. If there is only one it will not attack, but you should be careful and prepared for others to show up.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Compies are very weak, and even a primitive stone tool will deal with compies. Group them up before you and use melee weapons with greater range like pikes or spears. As they chase you, they pile onto one another and get caught on each other, allowing you to deal with the one or two in the front. Just make sure you keep moving backwards, or they'll surround you! On a large mount like a carno or rex, it is often best to back up while biting or simply run away! Compies can easily swarm and swiftly kill a mount that does not have the HP to deal with the rapid attacks.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Any melee weapon will do, but a longer ranged tool like a pike is recommended as it can keep the small compies away from you with its knockback, as compies are more easily affected by it than many other dinos.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The compy is really only truly dangerous against unprepared players or players caught unaware when the compies are in large packs. Often a single compy will lure other compies into the area with a call. It is best to kill this single compy or to knock it out and swiftly depart before they lure others in.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Compies will quickly lose interest in a player that has retreated into the water, so its best to make a hasty retreat into the closest body of water if you find yourself surrounded by a pack.

If you get attacked by a huge pack of compies it's the best to run away for about 200 meters and then turn around. The Compies will arrive one at a time, allowing you to kill one, regen, and kill the next without danger. Compies are largely affected by knockback.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • First revealed by Jat on Day Five of the Jurassic ARK Event.[2]
  • Dossier revealed on 07/06/15.[3]
  • In real life, Compsognathus was famous as the smallest Dinosaur for decades. However, later discoveries such as Microraptor were shown to be much smaller.
  • The Compy can be carried on a player's shoulder.
  • Compies gain a pack boost similar to the mate boost other creatures gain. The strength of the boost depends on the number of Compies around it. However, it maxes out at 8.
  • In v224.1 when bred, the fertilized egg was located at the exact position where you tamed the female. This was reported fixed in v224.2. Many are still reporting this to be an issue on the ARK Steam forums, with the egg appearing in random places, likely where the Compy was during a server restart, or where tamed, if newly tamed.
  • Compies currently do not poop (in v224.2) but lay eggs normally.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Jurassic ARK - Day Five
  3. Introducing the Compsognathus