Direbear

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Common Name
Direbear
Group
Species
Arctodus dirus
Time Period
Mid Pleistocene/Early Holocene
Diet
Temperament
Territorial
Logo Steam.png 239.0
April 20, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 734.0
May 17, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Direbear_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Direbear/Direbear_Character_BP.Direbear_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
4 XP
Feces Size
Gestation Time
3h 58m
Baby Time
4h 37m
Juvenile Time
18h 31m
Adolescent Time
23h 8m
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
 Common
 
 Uncommon

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Very Rare
 
 Unknown

The Direbear 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
Found primarily among the Island's mountain and tundra regions, Arctodus Dirus is an imposing creature. Like most of the creatures that inhabit this island's colder areas, it is a mammal, and this particular mammal is either at or near the top of that region's food chain.
Domesticated
Once tamed, the Direbear is a strong and reliable mount. It can carry vast quantities of goods, and can sprint for extremely long, nearly infinite periods. It is not the fastest creature from a hard stop, but after building up momentum, its sustained overland speed builds to among the best on the Island. Of course, being able to feed a Direbear both meat and plantlife makes keeping one fairly convenient regardless of the environment.
Known Information
Many on the Island have started calling it a Direbear, a name which is appropriate both due to its enormity and its territorial nature. The Direbear ignores most non-hostile creatures while going about its daily routine of scavenging for meat and edible plantlife... ... That is, until intruders enter the territory it considers its own, at which point it viciously attacks. Most often, it is smartest to just run from an angry Direbear.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Direbear is an omnivore, meaning it can eat both berries and meat. It is very territorial and will attack if not given enough space. It possesses a charging mechanic similar to that of the Pachy or Woolly Rhino. It can maneuver at high speeds, and takes a while to actually lose stamina by a significant amount. It possesses a secondary swipe attack that can be used to gather berries and pluck out meat from its target. This swipe additionally does more damage than normal, but stops movement. The Direbear can also stand on its hind legs (crouching, default C).

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Direbear is never a welcome sight for survivors in the frozen regions of the ARK. Resembling a grizzly bear in appearance, the Direbear is distinguishable by its shorter snout, earning it the nickname "Short-Faced Bear". Like other bears, they are capable of standing on their hind legs, but only to intimidate those that enter its territory. The beast is also surprisingly swift for its hulking build.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Direbear PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Back and Head
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.

Direbear PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly and Legs


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 400 +80 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 500 +50 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 270 +27 +10%
Food.png Food 3000 +300 +10%
Weight.png Weight 650 +13 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 50 / 652 +2.5 / +3.25 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3% 123%
Torpor.png Torpor 1000 +60 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 190 961.875 1149.5 14
Swimming 300 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 Direbear bites the target.
0 650 0 900
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 50
Swipe Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Direbear swipes at the target. This deals more damage than its default 'Bite' attack, but the Direbear must come to a complete stop while swiping. Additionally, this attack will also harvest more meat and berries than its default attack.
0 650 0 900
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 65
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One), the Direbear stands on its hind legs and roars to frighten opposing survivors.
0 650 0 900


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]

Direbear
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]

Direbear.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 6 0 0 0:16:54
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 0 0 0:10:34
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 4 1 0:19:22
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 18 4 0:24:39
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 28 84 20 0:49:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 35 34 8 0:30:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 42 150 35 1:13:56
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 69 119 28 1:02:26
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 69 147 34 1:12:53
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 83 148 34 1:13:04
Berries.png Berries 104 148 34 1:13:14
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 104 197 46 1:31:33
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 207 196 45 1:31:06
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 100; Slingshot Hits × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 12; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:18:11
Direbear.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 10 0 0 0:28:09
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 0 0 0:19:22
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 20 9 3 0:35:13
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 26 47 12 0:45:47
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 52 210 53 1:31:27
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 65 88 22 0:57:13
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 78 374 93 2:17:19
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 130 304 76 1:57:38
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 130 374 93 2:17:19
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 155 371 93 2:16:26
Berries.png Berries 194 372 93 2:16:37
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 194 494 123 2:50:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 388 494 123 2:50:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 274; Slingshot Hits × 112; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 31; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 18; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 1.4 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:32:49
Direbear.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 15 9 3 0:42:14
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 16 0 0 0:28:10
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 29 47 13 0:51:03
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 39 123 33 1:08:40
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 77 409 109 2:15:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 96 191 51 1:24:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 115 697 186 3:22:27
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 192 574 153 2:53:44
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 192 699 186 3:22:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 230 697 186 3:22:27
Berries.png Berries 288 699 186 3:22:48
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 288 917 244 4:13:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 575 915 244 4:13:03
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 454; Slingshot Hits × 186; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 51; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 1.89 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:40:11
Direbear.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 20 58 17 0:56:18
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 21 0 0 0:36:58
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 39 118 34 1:08:40
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 51 221 63 1:29:47
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 102 657 186 2:59:22
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 128 332 94 1:52:40
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 153 1095 309 4:29:20
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 255 907 256 3:50:44
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 255 1095 309 4:29:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 305 1091 308 4:28:27
Berries.png Berries 382 1094 309 4:28:59
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 382 1421 401 5:36:14
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 763 1419 400 5:35:47
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 634; Slingshot Hits × 259; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 71; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 41; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 29; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15
Torpor-depletion: 2.38 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:44:31
Direbear.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 24 108 32 1:07:34
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 26 0 0 0:45:47
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 48 199 59 1:24:30
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 64 349 104 1:52:40
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 127 940 279 3:43:19
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 159 495 147 2:19:57
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 190 1534 455 5:34:28
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 317 1279 379 4:46:50
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 317 1535 455 5:34:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 380 1534 455 5:34:28
Berries.png Berries 475 1534 455 5:34:28
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 475 1980 587 6:58:05
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 950 1980 587 6:58:05
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 814; Slingshot Hits × 333; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 91; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 52; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 37; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpor-depletion: 2.87 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:47:21
Direbear.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Carno Egg) 29 185 58 1:21:38
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 31 30 10 0:54:35
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 57 293 91 1:40:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 76 484 150 2:13:48
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 152 1249 387 4:27:17
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 190 676 209 2:47:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 228 2018 625 6:41:22
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 380 1688 523 5:43:50
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 380 2018 625 6:41:22
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 455 2013 623 6:40:29
Berries.png Berries 569 2014 623 6:40:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 569 2588 801 8:20:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1138 2588 801 8:20:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 994; Slingshot Hits × 406; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 111; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 64; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 45; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23
Torpor-depletion: 3.36 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:49:22

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]

The Direbear is an omnivore.


KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Any taming strategy will work. Taming pens, picking up, standing on rocks will do. Just make sure not to be on the low ground, as its high base damage will make short work of your character.
  • Building a wall or platform to shoot from without being hit from the Dire Bear is one way to ensure you're able to time your narcotic shots properly, which is very important since the Direbear has very little health compared to torpor.
  • Be aware that the Direbear has very high torpor compared to their health. Monitoring the number of Tranquilizer Arrows you use is very important in order to prevent accidentally killing the Direbear. For instance, levels higher than 16 appear to be nearly impossible to tranquilize with arrows (a Mastercraft Crossbow or above will work). Tranquilizer Darts are advised.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Can be stuck between trees or rocks, keep a distance and move in circles, don't run straight.

General[edit | edit source]

The Direbear is a strong, giant creature that is territorial. It won't attack you, unless you get really close to it. Direbears gain speed the longer it runs, similar to a Woolly Rhino but without the 10x damage increase and meter. Direbears don't seem to use this ability in the wild.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If you want to fight then stand on high ground as the direbear can and will kill you if it can reach you. If you don't want to fight and instead flee, running can be an option as they lose aggro easily.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons are recommended. Stay on high ground and shoot it from afar. Using melee weapons can be dangerous, but can be less dangerous when using high-tier armor and shields.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

They are decently fast and have a strong melee attack. Be careful engaging in a fight with one of these by yourself. When attempting to drop them in a pen with a Quetzal, be wary-like the Sabertooth and the Direwolf, the direbear can sometimes attack while being carried and will quickly deplete your Quetzal's health.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Their bulky body allows them to be easily shot from a distance.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • War Mount: Excellent damage and speed. The Direbears area of attack is huge, reaching all the way back to its hind legs and a good meter in front of it. It can use its primary attack at all running speeds, meaning chasing down prey is easy (Level Health, Melee Damage, and some speed), It is the strongest mount that alows you to wield weapons while riding it.
  • Gatherer: Very good for gathering Fiber and collecting meats. Not the best at Berries, Hide and Chitin (Level Health, Melee Damage, and Weight).
  • All-Purpose Mount: The Direbear is a very versatile mount. It can sprint super fast and carry lots of stuff, while taking a long time to get tired. It can defend you when attacked, as it has a powerful primary attack and an obliterating secondary attack, with 65 damage. It can harvest food for itself and for you. For these reasons the Direbear is one of the most valuable mid to end game mount. Valuable mount/companion (Level Speed, Weight, and Melee Damage).
  • Travel: Very fast speed, when fully accelerated (Faster than a Procoptodon, possibly Gallimimus), tons of stamina and high weight make it capable of traveling and hauling goods. The momentum sprinting mechanic does not take movement speed into account (Level Speed and some Stamina).
  • Transport: Very large carry weight. Can be upgraded even more to allow the bear to become a mobile storage unit (Level Speed, Weight, and some Stamina)
  • Companion: Similar to the Direwolf, having a Direbear follow you around the base and curl up with at night ensures you aren't lonely (Level Health and Weight)

Passive Abilities[edit | edit source]

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★★☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★☆
Fiber.png Fiber ★★★★☆
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆
Berries.png Berries ★★★☆☆
Chitin.png Chitin ★★☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on November 2, 2015[2]
  • The Direbear is from the genus Arctodus, which are a group of Short-Faced Bears. Arctodus contained species of Short-Faced Bears that are considered to be one of the biggest known terrestrial mammalian carnivores.
  • Arctodus stood about six feet tall on four legs, and eight feet on its hind legs, which were long and thin, making it the fastest genus of bear.
  • Arctodus was once nicknamed the Running Bear, as its long legs enabled it to run vast distances.
  • Although that the dossier says it is primarily found in mountains and tundras, the Direbear only populates the Redwoods since they were introduced into the game.
  • On the map The Center they also live in dens located in other biomes.
  • The Direbear can get into, but not out of, the Central Cave unless a small foundation-and-ramp structure is built.
  • The "crouch" key will make the Direbear stand up on its hind legs temporarily but this "attack" does no damage.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Direbear!