Kaprosuchus

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Kaprosuchus.png
Kaprosuchus
Kaprosuchus dossier.jpg
Common Name
Kaprosuchus
Group
Species
Kaprosuchus paludentium
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png 248.0
October 21, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 744.0
October 28, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Kaprosuchus_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Kaprosuchus/Kaprosuchus_Character_BP.Kaprosuchus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
10 XP
Drops
Special Loot Chance
30%
Feces Size
29 - 35 °C / 84 - 95 °F
Incubation Time
1h 59m 59s
Baby Time
3h 42m 13s
Juvenile Time
14h 48m 53s
Adolescent Time
18h 31m 6s
Total Maturation Time
1d 13h 2m 11s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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The Kaprosuchus, (Kap-roe-soo-kuss) or simply Kapro or Gator, 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
A smaller relative of the Sarcosuchus, Kaprosuchus Paludentium is a water-based carnivore primarily found lurking among the island's swamps. A naturally fast runner that is even faster in the water, it is a solitary hunter that picks off small-to-medium creatures, especially those isolated from their packs.
Domesticated
Survivors are generally split about the usefulness of Kaprosuchus. Some love its speed both in and out of the water, essentially making it among the fastest small-sized all-terrain mounts when traveling through the wetlands. Others do not like how relatively frail Kaprosuchus is, and do not think its high speed and damaging attacks make up for this shortcoming.
Known Information
When attacking, Kaprosuchus uses two main tactics. First, it patiently waits below the water surface and when the target is sufficiently close by, will perform a lateral jump that it uses to quickly close distance with its prey and drag it underwater. Secondly, its attacks target the prey's vital areas specifically to drain its stamina. These two techniques effectively prevent most creatures from escaping Kaprosuchus once an assault has begun.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Like the larger Sarcosuchus, the Kaprosuchus will swim around in the swamp regions (or their spawn locations on the Center or Scorched) attacking different creatures of prey. They are difficult to spot usually due to the density of the trees, especially if mounted, not including Scorched Earth, where they should be easier to spot if you are perched high enough on a rock or ledge, or while mounted on a flier. If the Kaprosuchus is aggroed, it will attempt to lunge at you and, if successful in its attack, will forcibly drag you from your mount and proceed to bite the powerless player in its jaws, until death from either party. Its attacks can drain stamina, which will make fighting it difficult when doing it solo, or even in groups of two without strong enough tames.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Kaprosuchus bears a strong resemblance to its much larger relative, the Sarcosuchus, but still has distinct traits. It has long legs built for sprinting after land-based prey that escape its initial ambush as well as tusk-like fangs, earning it the nickname "Boar-Croc". Its hind legs are slightly longer than its front, giving it a very distinct gait and its head is smaller and more narrow than its crocodilian relative, with a small, more rectangular snout.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Kaprosuchus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Kaprosuchus PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Top Fins
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Kaprosuchus PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Top Scales
Kaprosuchus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underbelly


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 200 +40 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 350 +35 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +10%
Weight.png Weight 140 +2.8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 252 +1.25 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 200 +12 N/A4

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 180 675 675 6
Swimming 220 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 Kaprosuchus bites the target. This will reduce the target's Stamina.png Stamina by 2x the damage dealt over 4 seconds.
0 320 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 25 4 -2 -50
Leap Attack Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Kaprosuchus leaps forward and attacks. If the creature is small enough, it will grab and carry the creature in its jaws. This will reduce the target's Stamina.png Stamina by 2x the damage dealt over 4 seconds.
80 2000 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 45 4 -2 -90
Grab Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One), the Kaprosuchus can grab and carry a creature in its jaws without leaping or inflicting serious damage. This will reduce the target's Stamina.png Stamina by 2x the damage dealt over 4 seconds.
35 300 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 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]

Kaprosuchus
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]

This section describes how to fight against the Kaprosuchus.

General[edit | edit source]

Kaprosuchus is an incredibly deadly adversary. To even a player moderately progressed, this assassin of the swamps can prove an extreme threat unless you're prepared, being able to snatch you right off your mount.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Keep an eye open when traveling the swamps for Kaprosuchus, and attempt to avoid them at all costs if you wish to simply avoid conflict. Pounce will be used at mid range. Either intercept the attack, or dodge it. A strong mount, provided you've stayed on your creature, can wipe them out with moderate effort.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

A strong melee weapon, such as a pike or sword, or powerful gun is what you'll need to free yourself once the Kaprosuchus grabs you. A bola can also release you from their jaws.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Kaprosuchus' stamina-draining attacks and high power can make its attack fatal. Beware traveling in murky or dark parts of the swamp, or at night, as the cover may allow the Kaprosuchus to sneak close without you noticing and open you up to a surprise pounce. Depending on the size of your mount, it can rip you from your mount causing damage while dragging you away. If your mount runs out of stamina from the initial strike or is unable to free you, you might be as good as dead. One option to free yourself from its grip is to hit it with a bola. Killing it while in its jaws is the only other way to escape its deadly grasp.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

It's not a terribly fast opponent and if it misses a pounce, there's not much it can do other than go into standard melee. Luckily the Kaprosuchus is more of a glass cannon, having around 1,000 health even at higher levels when tamed. It's fairly frail, so several strong attacks and you can easily free yourself. They also have a relatively lower torpor level compared to other animals, so a few tranq arrows can not only allow you to escape it, but leave it unconscious for a tame.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Kaprosuchus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Tapejara Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 0 0 0 0:02:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 6 0 0 0 0:05:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 0 0 0 0:05:51
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 14 2 1 1 0:11:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 18 0 0 0 0:07:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 21 15 3 2 0:17:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 35 9 2 1 0:15:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 42 15 3 2 0:17:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 52 24 5 3 0:21:41
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 104 24 5 3 0:21:41
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 20; 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: 0.31 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:10:54
Kaprosuchus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Tapejara Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 0 0 0 0:05:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 0 0 0 0:09:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 0 0 0 0:12:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 29 14 3 2 0:24:09
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 36 0 0 0 0:15:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 43 51 11 6 0:35:51
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 71 34 7 4 0:30:25
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 85 50 11 6 0:35:26
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 107 78 16 8 0:44:36
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 213 78 16 8 0:44:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 55; Slingshot Hits × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.47 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:19:41
Kaprosuchus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Tapejara Egg) 9 0 0 0 0:18:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 0 0 0 0:07:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 17 0 0 0 0:14:11
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 22 0 0 0 0:18:21
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 51 11 6 0:36:38
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 55 0 0 0 0:22:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 65 121 26 13 0:54:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 109 91 19 10 0:46:42
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 130 121 26 13 0:54:11
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 163 176 37 19 1:07:56
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 325 176 37 19 1:07:43
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 91; Slingshot Hits × 38; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.63 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:24:07
Kaprosuchus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Tapejara Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:22:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 0 0 0 0:10:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 22 0 0 0 0:18:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 0 0 0 0:25:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 108 23 12 0:49:07
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 73 18 4 2 0:30:26
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 88 225 48 24 1:13:21
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 146 173 37 19 1:02:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 175 223 48 24 1:12:56
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 219 311 67 34 1:31:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 438 311 67 34 1:31:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 127; Slingshot Hits × 52; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 15; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.8 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:26:42
Kaprosuchus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Tapejara Egg) 14 0 0 0 0:28:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 15 0 0 0 0:12:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 28 0 0 0 0:23:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 37 14 3 2 0:30:51
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 74 184 40 20 1:01:36
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 92 55 12 6 0:38:21
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 110 350 77 39 1:31:41
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 184 279 61 31 1:18:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 220 350 77 39 1:31:41
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 275 477 104 52 1:54:36
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 550 477 104 52 1:54:36
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 163; Slingshot Hits × 67; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 19; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpor-depletion: 0.96 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:28:24
Kaprosuchus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Tapejara Egg) 17 28 7 4 0:34:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 0 0 0 0:15:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 34 0 0 0 0:28:21
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 45 49 11 6 0:37:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 89 276 62 31 1:14:06
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 111 103 23 12 0:46:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 133 503 112 56 1:50:51
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 221 403 90 45 1:34:40
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 265 500 111 56 1:50:26
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 332 673 150 75 2:18:21
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 663 671 149 75 2:18:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 199; Slingshot Hits × 82; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 1.12 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:29:37

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.

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

Utility[edit | edit source]

With its C or Xbox: Right Stick attack and Right Click or Left Trigger leap, it can pick up small to medium creatures.

  • The Kaprosuchus can carry almost any creature with a Drag Weight of 100 or less. This does not (by itself) damage or draw aggro from the creature.

Roles[edit | edit source]

Taming Mount: With its ability to pick up small-medium animals would be a suitable mount for running in and snatching a quick Oviraptor or Mesopithecus before they even notice you. Unlike flyers, the Kaprosuchus is capable of regenerating its stamina while holding a target and can travel underwater (Level Health and Weight).

Its attack will even drain the stamina of wild creatures, allowing for an easy tame.

Cave Explorer: Its leap attack allows you to explore caves and pick off Cave creatures easily. Snatching up and killing Araneo with ease (Needs testing for other cave critters). Level Health, Melee Damage, and Speed.

Travel: Its Leap can get you from A to B with relative ease (Level Speed and Stamina).

Fisher: It can grab fish and kill them in the water, or bring them to the surface for easy gathering. This can also be done with a captured Trilobite for easy chitin (Level Melee Damage).

PvP Raider: It can grab Players from saddles with a well placed sneak-attack leap. Allowing you to easily dispatch enemy players (Level Health, Melee Damage, Speed, and some Stamina).

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat ★★★☆☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★☆☆☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★☆☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dossier released on 8/31/2015[2]
  • Kaprosuchus translates into "Boar-Crocodile", and was named so due to its large tusk-like fangs.
  • Despite the dossier stating that Kaprosuchus is skilled on both land and water, it was most likely entirely land-based. Ironically enough this is reflected in its in-game movement speeds, as it is almost three times faster on land than in the water and actually has a slower swimming speed than a majority of terrestrial animals.
  • Like the Sarcosuchus and Carbonemys, the Kaprosuchus does not have an oxygen meter and thus cannot drown despite being a terrestrial reptile.
  • The design for Kaprosuchus is surprisingly similar in design to the concept design for Primal Carnage: Genesis, as both designs are falsely depicted with long back legs.
  • It is the first terrestrial animal capable of picking up and carrying smaller animals.
  • It is capable of getting tamed Itchys that are stuck in the air, back in the water.
  • Alpha Raptors cannot be grabbed, so farming XP from them will require direct combat.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Kaprosuchus!