Hesperornis

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Hesperornis.png
Hesperornis
Hesperornis Dossier.jpg
Hesperornis Dossier.jpg
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Hesperornis
Group
Species
Hesperornis avenatantes
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Diet
Temperament
Flippant
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Hesperornis_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Hesperornis/Hesperornis_Character_BP.Hesperornis_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
1 XP
Feces Size
22 - 30 °C / 72 - 86 °F
Incubation Time
1h 30m 54s
Baby Time
2h 48m 21s
Juvenile Time
11h 13m 24s
Adolescent Time
14h 1m 45s
Total Maturation Time
1d 4h 3m 29s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown

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The Hesperornis (hess-per-or-niss) 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

Possessing the appearance of a half-duck/half-dinosaur, Hesperornis is a medium-sized, fish-eating bird, common in the rivers and lakes of the island. It would be about two-thirds the height of a human if it stood tall, but it rarely does. Hesperornis spends most of its time gliding along the surface of the water, where it is much more maneuverable.

Hesperornis is barely a threat to any land-dwelling creature, as its legs are too short for it to move around effectively, but it is surprisingly fast in the water. It can easily hunt down fish and other small water-dwelling creatures.

Domesticated

Not particularly useful for hunting, and not being affectionate, Hesperornis is primarily kept for the eggs it produces after consuming much fish. When rendered correctly, the eggs separate into two useful substances.

One is a protein substance that is high in calories, and the other is an oily liquid that is effectively the same as the Oil found in the ocean!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Hesperornis is quite content to ignore animals and survivor, unless if they get too close for comfort. They will bite any player that touches them before fleeing. They devour fish such as Coelacanths and are in turn hunted by predators and survivors who seek their organic polymer.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Hesperornis is a strange bird resembling a dinosaur mixed with a loon. Like a loon, it has a long neck, waterproof feathers, and strong webbed feet that propel it through the water at the cost of being rather helpless on dry land. Unlike a loon, it has vestigial wings that prevent it from flying, as well as small needle-like teeth to snatch fish - its favourite meal.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Hesperornis PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Main Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Hesperornis PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Feet
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Hesperornis PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Back
Hesperornis PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underbelly


Drops[edit | edit source]

Note: Information is not guaranteed to be accurate, as it is a guess based on information of similar creatures.

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 95 +19 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 200 +20 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 900 +90 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 70 +1.4 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 12 +0.05 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 300 +18 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.
5The Hesperornis is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 125  ?  ? 4
Swimming 210 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite (Land) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 110 0 400
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 1
Dive Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 1000 0 1500
Dive Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 150 0 400
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 25
Bite (On Water Surface) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 200 0 400
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


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]

Hesperornis
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]

This bird uses an odd version of passive taming. You must kill fish and then bring it to the Hesperornis to tame it. It appears type of fish and size affects how quickly it's tamed.

A good strategy to use is to put a fish in a foundation with a ramp and three railings, with one open side towards the birds. Then, they'll literally walk into it without any effort.

Salmon seems to be more effective in taming than Coel. Taming it with fish obtained by an ichtyornis gives more taming percentage.

Note that this creature was recently released, so official taming data is not yet available.
The information presented here is based on anecdotal evidence and may not be entirely accurate.
For a level-dependent count of time and resources needed, try an external taming calculator, but keep in mind that their numbers are also unofficial.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Hesperornis.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Hesporornis is very slow and poses very little threat Using a pike should easily do the trick.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Egg farm: Hesperornis can lay Golden Hesperonis Eggs after killing and eating a certain amount of fish. These eggs give a temporary 500% experience boost to smaller creatures such as Dilophosaurs, Troodon and Compies or a 10% boost to larger creatures when consumed. They are also an ingredient in Kentrosaurus kibble used to tame Yutyrannus.

Polymer: These animals are a great way to obtain Organic Polymer for people who do not have Fur Armor or who are far from the snow biome .

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on 08/21/15 [2]
  • Like Archaeopteryx, Hesperornis was a proto-bird, meaning it still retained some Dinosaurian features, such as teeth and visible fingers, which most modern birds lack.
  • In real life, Hesperornis was native to the shores of shallow shelf seas like the Western Interior Seaway and acted as an easy prey for ocean predators like Xiphactinus, Tylosaurus and Mosasaurus.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Hesperornis!