Electrophorus

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Electrophorus
Electrophorus Dossier.png
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Electrophorus
Group
Species
Electrophorus beluadomito
Time Period
Holocene
Diet
Temperament
Reactive
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February 26, 2017
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March 17, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 505.0
March 17, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Eel_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Eel/Eel_Character_BP.Eel_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
16 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
0 - 50 °C / 32 - 122 °F
Incubation Time
4h 59m 58s
Baby Time
4h 37m 46s
Juvenile Time
18h 31m 6s
Adolescent Time
23h 8m 53s
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Untameable
 
 Unknown

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The Electrophorus (eh-lek-trof-er-uhs) is an aquatic creature 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
Occupying a space in the low-to-middle end of the food chain, Electrophorus beluadomito is a carnivorous swimmer that feeds mostly off of shellfish and small fish. Despite its common name, it is actually a very long knifefish, and not an eel. It does not provide much meat, so many predators simply leave it be. Unlike most predators, it does not use brute strength to bring down its prey, but instead releases an electrical charge around itself to knock its prey unconscious. Alone, this can take out a small creature. When attacking together, Electrophorus can even bring down the larger ocean lifeforms, then feed as a group.
Domesticated
By far, the most common use of Electrophorus is to subdue large ocean creatures. Knocking out a Plesiosaur or other giant deep-sea leviathan can be incredibly difficult, thus many tribes employ small schools of Electrophorus to shock targets into submission!
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Electrophorus will attack if within view of the creature. Once within its aggro distance, Electrophorus will follow the player, even upon swimming to the surface of the water. It can be found at middle deep-sea and is faster than the Cnidaria. Due to their paralyzing shock attacks and fast swimming speeds it is best to steer well clear of these creatures without proper preparation. Electrophorus will ignore wild dinos if there is a player or tamed dino in the area. They will chase their prey at very fast speeds and only let go if the prey is very far away, the electrophorus is killed, or the prey moves out of the water. If the electrophorus reaches it's target, it will zap them. This will stun any creature except for Basilosaurus and Tusoteuthis for 8-10 seconds, rendering them completely useless. After the prey is zapped, the Electrophorus and any nearby wild dinos such as Megalodons will start to feast on the helpless meal.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Electrophorus is a long eel like fish with a fin running from the back of its head to its abdomen. Its mouth is packed with sharp teeth to attack the small fish and shellfish that make up its diet.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Electrophorus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Main Body
Electrophorus PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Fins
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.

Electrophorus 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 180 +36 +5.4% -0.2
Stamina.png Stamina 165 +16.5 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 1050 +105 +10%
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight.png Weight 150 +3 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 32 +0.15 +1.7% -25% 11%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 175 +10.5 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 400  ?  ?  ?
Swimming 330 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite (Tamed) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 400 0 629
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 3 1.5 0.5
Bite (Untamed) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 400 0 629
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 15 7.5 0.5
Shock (Untamed) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 1020 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 35 35 1
Shock (Tamed) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 1020 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 5 5 1


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]

Electrophorus
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]

Electrophorus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 2 05:26 0:05:26
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 4 03:37 0:10:51
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 4 03:15 0:09:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 5 03:23 0:13:33
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 10 03:00 0:27:04
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 13 01:28 0:17:37
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 15 02:54 0:40:39
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 25 01:27 0:34:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 30 01:24 0:40:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 37 01:23 0:50:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 74 00:41 0:50:08
Electrophorus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 5 03:23 0:13:33
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 8 03:05 0:21:41
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 8 02:47 0:19:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 11 02:58 0:29:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 21 02:50 0:56:51
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 26 01:24 0:35:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 31 02:48 1:24:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 52 01:25 1:12:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 62 01:22 1:24:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 78 01:22 1:45:41
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 155 00:40 1:45:00
Electrophorus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 03:09 0:18:59
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 12 02:57 0:32:31
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 12 02:39 0:29:16
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 16 02:53 0:43:22
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 32 02:47 1:26:37
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 40 01:23 0:54:12
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 48 02:46 2:10:04
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 80 01:24 1:51:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 96 01:22 2:10:04
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 120 01:21 2:42:35
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 240 00:40 2:42:35
Electrophorus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 03:03 0:24:24
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 17 02:52 0:46:04
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 17 02:35 0:41:28
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 22 02:50 0:59:37
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 02:46 1:59:06
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 54 01:22 1:13:10
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 65 02:45 2:56:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 108 01:24 2:30:26
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 130 01:21 2:56:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 162 01:21 3:39:29
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 324 00:40 3:39:29
Electrophorus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 02:58 0:29:49
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 21 02:50 0:56:55
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 21 02:33 0:51:13
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 28 02:48 1:15:53
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 55 02:45 2:28:52
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 68 01:22 1:32:08
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 82 02:44 3:42:12
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 136 01:24 3:09:25
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 164 01:21 3:42:12
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 204 01:21 4:36:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 408 00:40 4:36:23
Electrophorus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 02:55 0:37:57
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 25 02:49 1:07:45
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 25 02:32 1:00:59
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 33 02:47 1:29:26
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 66 02:44 2:58:39
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 83 01:22 1:52:27
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 99 02:44 4:28:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 165 01:24 3:49:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 197 01:21 4:26:54
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 247 01:21 5:34:39
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 493 00:40 5:33:58


Preferred Food[edit | edit source]


Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Passive tame, it is very aggressive with a wide aggro radius. Stay clear if not prepared.
  • Riot Armor / high fortitude for Torpor reduction recommended.
  • High oxygen to chase them down and feed them bait/taming feed.
  • Mount Basilosaurus and allow the Electrophorus to shock your creature, while mounted. The Basilo will not take any damage and its movement will not be impaired. While the Electrophorus is recharging its electrical attack, quickly dismount your Baslio and passively feed your attempted tame. Remount, rinse and repeat.
  • It is possible, if difficult, to tame Electrophorus one on one. Clear out any threats nearby, have -at least- bio toxin ready, and lure one out into shallow water. From there, it is a matter of time and caution. Make sure to bring either health potions or a solid amount of meat, and possibly stimulant so you can take breaks on land.
  • Electrophorus are found at the very bottom of the South East Trench on The Center.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Electrophorus.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Basil or bust
Use a Basilosaurus, and the eels cannot knock you off your mount, and can't even do much damage to your mount with their biting. Their shock does nothing to the basil, even when they chain a huge shock. You the rider will be completely unharmed as well, with no topor gain. A squid does the same but eels can get stuck in the collision box and cause you problems.

Stay away from large rocks at the bottom of the sea, if not riding on a basil or squid- as eels sometimes glitch spawn into them and can easily swim through to get to you in a nasty sudden surprise. And don't be lured into a false sense of security just because you never seen them in a certain area, they seem to spawn in many places around the map. Sadly this means most mounts are poor ocean mounts now. Keep this in mind before you risk that amazing frog you are so proud of- 1 shock is all it takes to ruin 30 hours of work.

Since the Electrophorus can use the same combative patterns as Cnidaria (using electric attack to immobilize the target) it can deal massive damage to even a full health Megalodon. If you come with a Baryonyx and attempt to stun it, there is a significant chance you might lose your mount if not leveled well enough. An approach from distance is preferable, using spears, or a crossbow.

Do not come close to one without a fast swimming mount or Flippers.

If you don't have a basilo (because there are too many eels underwater) then simply arm yourself with a crossbow, good armor, and 2 points in oxygen. When dismounted, simply swim upwards when your stun wears out and snipe the eels from above. Usually they swim away after taking a hit. However, it's recommended to simply stay away from them and not engage in combat.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Flippers are required or a fast swimming mount. Distance weapons are the best choice (spears, crossbow), avoid contact. Another, more expensive option is to use a tek rifle.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Swims very fast (Note: Due to the clarity of the ocean, dinos may appear farther than they actually are.)
  • Will stun and immobilize mount (except for Basilosaurus and Tusoteuthis); Will knock the player off of their dino.
  • They can chain their electric shock to other eels to unleash even more powerful attacks.
  • One shock is often enough to kill you outright even in flak armor, or at least stun you and leave you helpless.
  • High aggro radius.
  • Tend to be in packs of 2 or more.
  • Often are inside of rocks or behind walls, and can swim through them to surprise you when you least expect it, and not only in the sea caves but even large rocks at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Harder to see at daytime because the glow they have is less obvious.
  • Can kill your tames in a swarm very quickly, except for a basil.
  • Like the Cnidaria, the Electrophorus stuns you and anything near you for 8-10 seconds.
  • The range of the stun is much larger than any other creature, and they are over 5 times faster than Cnidaria.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

No real weakness yet, but its extremely easy to spot and identify from a distance. Basilosaurus doesn't get shocked, so use that.

They will kill you and your dinos unless you have enough health to wait out being brutally beaten by electrophorus and all surrounding creatures while stunned.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Taming other creatures
Their shock-ability makes them useful to tame other, larger creatures.
PvP Weapon
Despite the general lack of PvP that occurs underwater, the Electrophorus still finds a purpose in dismounting players on mosasaurs and brutally killing them and their tames. Pair a school of these with a school of high-level mantas, and you can easily shred any underwater mount.
One good strategy would be to have an "alpha" eel, which you max out in movement speed, and send it after a mounted player to dismount them, while the rest of the swarm catches up and finishes the job.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • This dossier was revealed on 07/27/2015 on Steam.[2]
  • Electrophorus is one of the only creatures in ARK with a genus that still exists today, such as the Coelacanth or Achatina. The real electric eel, as its name implies, is also capable of producing electric discharges to kill prey and deter predators.
  • Unlike in the real world, Electrophorus does not look like a knifefish, an order of fish that Electrophorus belongs to; but like the unrelated moray eels.
  • The Electrophorus is a simple capacitive generator invented by Alessandro Volta, who also coined its name, meaning Electricity Bearer

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Electrophorus