Diplodocus

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Common Name
Diplodocus
Group
Species
Diplodocus insulaprincep
Time Period
Late Jurassic
Diet
Temperament
Naive
Logo Steam.png 242.0
June 2, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 737.0
June 15, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Diplodocus_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Diplodocus/Diplodocus_Character_BP.Diplodocus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
12 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
26 - 29 °C / 79 - 84 °F
Incubation Time
4h 59m
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

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown

 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Very Uncommon
 
 Rare

Disambig.png This article is about Diplodocus.png Diplodocus, not to be confused with Diplocaulus.png Diplocaulus
Jen Twitter.jpg It's not aggressive, it's trying to cuddle you. Feed it and it will be your friend.
~ Jen[1]

The Diplodocus (dih-PLOD-uh-kus) 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
Despite being one of the Island's larger creatures, Diplodocus Insulaprincep is among the Island's smaller sauropods. Instead of the size and intelligence, Diplodocus developed faster maximum speed and greater endurance. When fully matured, it generally only reaches about two-thirds the size of the rather enormous Brontosaurus.
Domesticated
Due to Diplodocus' smaller frame, it cannot support the type of 'platform' saddle that other large creatures can. To make up for this, many tribes instead use a three-seater passenger saddle that allows Diplodocus to carry two additional riders. These passengers often use ranged weapons to protect the creature, or to attack nearby enemies while on the move!
Known Information
Diplodocus is another creature whose continued survival on the Island confuses me. It's a very thick-headed and trusting animal, often to its fatal detriment. It usually doesn't flee from predators until after they've attacked it repeatedly, preferring instead to make numerous fruitless attempts at friendship. For some strange reason, Diplodocus trusts humans so much that it doesn't seem to fight back against them... ever!
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

A friendly and playful animal, Diplodocus will often nuzzle animals in friendly manner. While this nuzzle does no damage, it does have knockback, and could potentially knock you off a cliff.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

At first glance, the Diplodocus resembles its close relative the Brontosaurus, but further observation reveals differences. The Diplodocus is very long with a whip-like tail and a low-slung body in contrast to the raised head and larger body of the Brontosaurus. It also has a smaller head with large pointy teeth sticking out for tearing vegetation to swallow as well as many small spikes along its back, shoulders, and hips.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Diplodocus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Sides, Legs and Accents
Diplodocus PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Spines
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Diplodocus PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Back
Diplodocus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underside


Drops[edit | edit source]

Harvest
Guaranteed Special Loot


Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Although the Diplodocus does no damage the following table lists a value under Melee Damage.png Melee Damage. This value is greater than zero because it is also - or in this case only - used for the knock back impulse.


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 1700 +340 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 550 +55 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 300 +30 +10%
Food.png Food 10000 +1000 +10%
Weight.png Weight 800 +16 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 602 +0 +0% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3%
Torpor.png Torpor 3000 +180 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 300 1350 1350 20
Swimming 400 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Diplodocus swings its massive tail at the target. This attack deals no damage whatsoever, but it does deliver consider knock-back.
10 1600 0 1800


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.[2]

Diplodocus
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]

Knock-Out Tame[edit | edit source]

Diplodocus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 15 0 0 0 0:09:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 99 0 0 0 0:47:32
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 132 0 0 0 0:47:32
Berries.png Berries 197 0 0 0 0:47:17
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 300; Slingshot Hits × 123; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 20; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 0.77 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:05:28
Diplodocus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 35 0 0 0 0:22:23
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 235 0 0 0 1:52:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 313 0 0 0 1:52:41
Berries.png Berries 469 0 0 0 1:52:34
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 822; Slingshot Hits × 336; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 92; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 53; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 38; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpor-depletion: 1.16 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:58:10
Diplodocus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 55 0 0 0 0:35:10
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 375 273 64 32 3:00:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 500 273 64 32 3:00:01
Berries.png Berries 750 273 64 32 3:00:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1362; Slingshot Hits × 556; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 152; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 87; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 62; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 31
Torpor-depletion: 1.57 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 02:24:43
Diplodocus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 75 0 0 0 0:47:58
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 516 773 186 93 4:07:41
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 688 773 186 93 4:07:41
Berries.png Berries 1032 773 186 93 4:07:41
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1902; Slingshot Hits × 777; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 212; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 121; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 87; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 44
Torpor-depletion: 1.98 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 02:40:16
Diplodocus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 96 0 0 0 1:01:23
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 657 1416 352 176 5:15:22
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 875 1412 351 176 5:15:01
Berries.png Berries 1313 1413 351 176 5:15:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2442; Slingshot Hits × 997; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 272; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 156; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 111; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 56
Torpor-depletion: 2.39 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 02:50:29
Diplodocus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 116 0 0 0 1:14:10
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 797 2163 552 276 6:22:34
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1063 2165 552 276 6:22:41
Berries.png Berries 1594 2163 552 276 6:22:34
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2982; Slingshot Hits × 1218; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 332; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 190; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 135; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 68
Torpor-depletion: 2.8 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 02:57:43


Passive Tame[edit | edit source]

Note: Although the DevKit has data for taming with Vegetables, the Diplodocus doesn't accept these as food for passive taming.

Diplodocus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 5 01:36 0:06:24
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 33 00:59 0:31:41
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 44 00:44 0:31:41
Berries.png Berries 66 00:29 0:31:41
Diplodocus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 12 01:23 0:15:21
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 79 00:58 1:15:51
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 105 00:43 1:15:37
Berries.png Berries 157 00:28 1:15:22
Diplodocus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 19 01:21 0:24:18
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 125 00:58 2:00:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 167 00:43 2:00:15
Berries.png Berries 250 00:28 2:00:01
Diplodocus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 25 01:19 0:31:59
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 172 00:57 2:45:08
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 230 00:43 2:45:37
Berries.png Berries 344 00:28 2:45:08
Diplodocus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 32 01:19 0:40:56
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 219 00:57 3:30:15
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 292 00:43 3:30:15
Berries.png Berries 438 00:28 3:30:15
Diplodocus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) 39 01:18 0:49:53
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 266 00:57 4:15:22
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 355 00:43 4:15:37
Berries.png Berries 532 00:28 4:15:22

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.

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]


Ingredients for Kibble.png Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg): 1 × Lystro Egg.png Lystro Egg , 1 × Rockarrot.png Rockarrot , 1 × Cooked Prime Meat or Prime Jerky.png Cooked Prime Meat or Prime Jerky , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Diplodocus is able to be both traditionally knockout tamed or passive tamed. If you attract its attention, it will try to push you away, which deals no direct damage (indirectly: fall damage or being pushed into hostile creatures).

There is no need to take any exact caution with the Diplodocus in terms of passive taming. Even if "aggro'd", granted its vocalization when it notices the player and the voices it makes when "attacking", it is simply trying to be friendly, by nudging the player. The only concern to this is that the knockback might deal fall damage. If taming near uneven terrain, you might want to use a more careful approach, such as traditional passive taming, to avoid it noticing you. By standing near its front legs at the base of its neck or under its belly, you can actually stay out of the range of its nudging. However, it is perfectly fine to have some fun and play with the Diplodocus by letting it bounce you around, as it will not affect taming effectiveness so long as you don't hit it, and make sure as you "play" to get close enough at times to make sure you can feed the Diplodocus again. It is most likely the easiest of all passive tames, and in this unique "playing with a dinosaur to tame it and bond with it" aspect, the most fun tame. This "playing with the Diplodocus" taming method is also useful for moving it away from predators which could attack it, and leading it to a safer spot where the tame can be easier.

Standing under it, just behind its front legs will cause it to try and hit you continually, without actually managing it, making it completely stationary and unable to move you. Easy for non-violent tame. However, it should be noted that the time interval between the first and second feeding is very long while every other time is much shorter.

Should you wish to avoid being bounced around you can use a Ghillie Suit to decrease the chance of it noticing you. You can also stay within the area where it can't hit you, behind and underneath it.

Additionally, you can use a grappling hook to stop the knockback at a certain distance. (Or just pull yourself so close you don't get knocked back at all.)

Combat[edit | edit source]

The Diplodocus is NOT a good battle mount for solo/small tribes, its attack does 0 damage but can do a large amount of knock back. The target is not even aggroed from this attack. If a large tribe is using this Dino it needs an escort or multiple well armed players on the many seats in the saddle. If you can get a whole row of people on one side of the seats, all equipped with pump action shotguns this Dino becomes a deadly mount. It is great for large tribes to use as effectively an Anti Air mount. With several players with guns on this Dino it will destroy flyers, and it is too big to be picked up by even a quetzal. If you are riding this Dino and are being attacked try to face the attacker and use the attack's knock back to launch the attacker away and quickly do a U turn and sprint away. Overall this Dino without an escort or armed players riding it, could compete as the worst battle mount in the game, but if it is armed with players it is a formidable battle mount.

General[edit | edit source]

Killing it, if that's actually what you want to do, poses no difficulty; Diplodocus can "attack" the player but its attacks are, uniquely, purely defensive and it does no damage, and the knockback is barely an inconvenience unless the player has been careless and approached the Diplo with his or her back to a cliff or to other, more dangerous enemies.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Try to hurt it, without getting pushed back from Diplodocus. It does no damage, but you could fall to your doom if pushed off the wrong spot.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Every ranged weapon made for fighting and most dinosaurs are usable for killing them.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Being pushed off of a cliff or mountainside, or thrown into an area with hostile, stronger creatures.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

It cannot do any damage to other dinos or players, so the only way it can damage anything is if it manages to throw it off of a cliff.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Transport: The Diplodocus saddle can carry up to ten passengers and one driver. This alongside of its decent movement speed and reduced stamina usage enables the Diplodocus to be an efficient transportation mount (level up in speed and a bit of stamina).
  • Land Battle Ship: With the saddle capable of carrying armed passengers, having people fire weapons while riding the Diplodocus could be a good way of pvp combat. Although, Brontosaurus is also capable of doing this with a platform saddle (Level up Health, Speed, and Stamina).
  • Base Clearer: Useful for peacefully clearing bases of potentially destructive dinos that fall in, such as brontos (Level Health).
  • Egg Layer: Eggs are used to make kibble to tame Allosaurs or alternatively the eggs can be fed to unconscious Oviraptors to tame them or simply used as food.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The Dossier was released on 10/26/15.[3]
  • Its specific name means "Island Chieftain".
  • In contrast to the Dossier, the real Diplodocus was longer than the real Brontosaurus, although it was the lighter of the two.
  • The Diplodocus is a good early game source of Prime Meat. Since its attack does no damage, it can be killed by pretty much anything.
  • For the same reasons above, it's one of the easiest wild creatures to take eggs from next to the Dodos which don't get aggressive at all.
  • For unknown reasons the Diplodocus is not able to be transported by Raft or Platform Saddle. So you should tame them close to where you need them, at least on The Center
  • It were originally planned that the saddle for the creature was going to have three seats. But the idea was later changed to the Gallimimus' saddle.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jen on Twitter
  2. ARK Smart Breeding
  3. Introducing the Diplodocus & ARK: Fear Evolved!