Dilophosaur

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Common Name
Dilophosaur
Group
Species
Dilophosaurus sputatrix
Time Period
Early Jurassic
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
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June 2, 2015
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December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Dilo_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Dilo/Dilo_Character_BP.Dilo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
1 XP
Special Loot Chance
1%
Feces Size
28 - 32 °C / 82 - 90 °F
Incubation Time
1h 8m
Baby Time
2h 6m
Juvenile Time
8h 25m
Adolescent Time
10h 31m
Total Maturation Time
21h 2m 37s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon

The Dilophosaurus (dye-LO-fuh-SAWR-us), also shortened to Dilophosaur or even more so Dilo, 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
Dilophosaurus sputatrix is a strange creature. It stands at just over half the size of known Dilophosaurs, and runs from aggressors as often as it fights them.
Domesticated
Because of their shrill cry and their ability to attack intruders from range, Dilophosaurus seem most suited as "guard dogs". Due to their small size, they are not suitable as mounts.
Known Information
Dilophosaurus sputatrix has a few traits not common in the Dilophosaurus genus. It has a very shrill call, and a decorative ridge of skin on its neck. I believe these are used to attract mates, as well as intimidate prey and would-be predators. Instead of attacking its prey outright, Dilophosaurus sputatrix spits venom to weaken and paralyze it before moving in for the kill.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Dilophosaurus have a very small aggravation range, but if provoked can produce deadly strikes in a very short time, as well as blinding you with a ranged poison that it will initially use before biting. Unlike other predators, the Dilophosaurus sometimes chooses to flee the player, making a relatively easy kill. They also do not live in packs, but can be found with 2-3 others. Dilophosaurus do not attack other dinosaurs, except for Parasaur.png Parasaur, Pteranodon.png Pteranodon (which they usually can't catch), and Dodo.png Dodo, but instead will scavenge for dinosaurs that have already been killed and consume the meat of the corpse. The Dilophosaur is a highly adaptable animal that can be seen in many environments including beaches, plains, river banks, jungles, swamps and the redwood forest.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Dilophosaurus is a small opportunistic predator best distinguished by the twin crests on its head and the membranous frill surrounding its neck. They are found alone or in small groups throughout the island and prey upon anything smaller than themselves, though these dinosaurs are also frequent scavengers. If threatened a Dilophosaurus will erect its frill, hiss, and spit a greenish venom that stuns and blinds its target.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Dilo PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Dilo PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Back and Face
Dilo PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Spike Tips
Dilo PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Spine and Spike Base
Dilo PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Frill, Crest and Belly
Dilo PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Legs and Arms


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 130 +26 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 450 +45 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 45 +0.9 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 10 / 32 +0.5 / +0.15 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3% 200%
Torpor.png Torpor 75 +4.5 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 120 360 198 4
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Effects
Attack Type Effect Description
Alt Attack Blind.png Venom Used intermittently. The Dilo spits a projectile that obscures vision and reduces movement speed by 50% for 10 seconds.
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Dilo bites the target.
0 130 0 0
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 10
Spit Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Dilo spits a projectile that obscures vision and reduces movement speed by 50% for 10 seconds.
0 500 250 0
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
Projectile Impact 3 10


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]

Dilophosaur
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]

General[edit | edit source]

Dilos are common on the beaches and are often one of the first carnivores to be seen by a survivor. Though relatively small, their spitting attack makes it difficult to fight them in the beginning. With a bit of practice of dodging and a spear it becomes easy and almost natural. Late in the game, they provide an easy source of meat and hide. Occasionally, they group up in forests. Be sure to dodge their spitting attack, or the tide of battle can turn!

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Early survivors caught off guard and unprepared for a fight, can easily outrun a Dilo and live to fight another day. Try not to find a Raptor while doing so!

An approaching Dilo will typically begin its battle by spitting. You can tell they are about to spit (See Dangers) when they stand still and pull their head back. If you time it right you can jump to the side to avoid the shot and continue your beat down. After spitting, there appears to be a cool-down during which the Dilo cannot spit again while engaging in melee combat. After a period of time however, the Dilo will typically stop, pull their head back, and spit again.

Easily killed by any survivor with even a Stone Axe. Simply approach from in front and strike the head, rinse-repeat until dead. For Spears and Bows, shoot the head while back-peddling. If possible, dispatch it with a mount! The player could even send other tamed Dilos after it!

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Spears/Pikes, since they give the ability to keep them away with the long range and knockback. Bow/Crossbow, for the range.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

They have the ability to spit a blob of green venom which slows you and decreases your visibility. This can also be shot at a player's dinos, with the same effect.

Due to the common nature, players often get mobbed by packs of Dilos on beaches, meaning more Dilos can enter the fray when the player is blinded and unaware.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

They are quite slow, not able to keep pace with a survivor who has a few points in speed. They have relatively low health, and become midday snacks for larger animals and aggressive players.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Dilophosaur.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 1 0 0 0:00:34
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 2 0 0 0:01:07
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 0 0 0:01:07
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 0 0 0:02:14
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 4 0 0 0:01:07
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 5 0 0 0:02:47
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 8 0 0 0:02:18
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 10 0 0 0:02:47
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 12 0 0 0:03:21
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 24 0 0 0:03:21
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 8; Slingshot Hits × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 1; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 1; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 0.31 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:04:05
Dilophosaur.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 2 0 0 0:01:07
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 3 0 0 0:01:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 0 0 0:02:14
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 8 0 0 0:04:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 10 0 0 0:02:47
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 12 0 0 0:06:41
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 19 0 0 0:05:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 23 0 0 0:06:24
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 29 2 1 0:08:04
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 57 1 1 0:07:56
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: 0.47 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:07:23
Dilophosaur.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 0 0 0:01:41
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 5 0 0 0:02:47
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 0 0 0:03:21
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 12 0 0 0:06:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 15 0 0 0:04:11
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 18 2 1 0:10:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 30 0 0 0:08:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 36 2 1 0:10:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 45 7 2 0:12:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 90 7 2 0:12:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 35; Slingshot Hits × 14; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 0.63 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:09:02
Dilophosaur.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 4 0 0 0:02:14
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 7 0 0 0:03:54
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 9 0 0 0:05:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 17 0 0 0:09:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 21 0 0 0:05:51
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 25 10 3 0:13:54
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 42 5 2 0:12:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 50 10 3 0:13:54
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 62 18 4 0:17:14
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 124 18 4 0:17:14
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 48; Slingshot Hits × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.8 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:10:01
Dilophosaur.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 5 0 0 0:02:47
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 8 0 0 0:04:27
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 0 0 0:06:07
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 21 3 1 0:11:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 27 0 0 0:07:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 32 20 5 0:17:47
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 53 13 3 0:15:09
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 63 20 5 0:17:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 79 32 8 0:21:57
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 158 32 8 0:21:57
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 62; Slingshot Hits × 25; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.96 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:10:39
Dilophosaur.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 0 0 0:03:21
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 10 0 0 0:05:34
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 13 0 0 0:07:14
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 26 11 3 0:14:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 32 0 0 0:08:54
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 39 33 8 0:21:41
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 64 23 6 0:18:17
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 77 32 8 0:21:24
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 96 49 12 0:26:41
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 192 49 12 0:26:41
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 75; Slingshot Hits × 31; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 9; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 1.12 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:11:06

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]

When taming the Dilophosaur, a slingshot is preferred for knocking it unconscious. Two to three hits on a lower level Dilophosaur will knock it out and leave just over half its health remaining. You can also punch it 5-10 times and leave almost all its health.

Utility[edit | edit source]

  • Combat companion: Although the Dilophosaur is weak compared to most enemies out there, it still can save you from a critical situation at the very early game by taking a few hits for you or dealing that little bit of extra damage to kill the enemy before it does kill you. And in worst case it can keep the enemy occupied while you run. (Level health, damage)
  • PvP annoyance: It is unlikely that a Dilophosaur will kill a higher level player, however it can still annoy it by blinding and slowing him. Keeping a flock of Dilophosaurs to guard your home can help stronger defenders to reach their target, or confuse the attacker to miss their target. Just don't expect them to be alive once the battle is over. (Level health exclusively)
  • Indoor Guard Dogs: Unlike most other carnivores, the Dilophosaur can comfortably fit inside narrow hallways and low ceilings. Having several Dilophosaurs stationed inside a vault room along with a turret can catch many raiders by surprise, leaving them open to getting mobbed by the dinosaurs and shot by the inner turrets while blinded. (Level health, damage, and some speed)

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dilophosaurus venom will slow other dinosaurs, thereby making them suitable companions when taking down fast moving animals, or fleeing from the more dangerous ones.
  • Dilophosaurus are easier to kill compared to other dinosaurs and can serve as a source of food in critical situations.
  • In their stomach inventory, they will rarely drop Nerdry Glasses, a reference to "Dennis Nedry" from the movie "Jurassic Park", who wore these glasses and was killed and eaten by Dilophosaurus.
  • Ark: Survival Evolved utilizes Jurassic Park's vision of the dinosaur, a small venom spitting theropod dinosaur, when in reality the Dilophosaurus was a theropod capable of reaching twenty feet (6 meters) in length. Further, there is no scientific evidence they could shoot venom or were venomous at all nor of a neck frill.
  • The name of the Dilophosaur is derived from the Greek words di (δι) meaning "two", lophos (λόφος) meaning "crest", and sauros (σαυρος) meaning "lizard"; thus means "two-crested lizard".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding