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Common Name
Kentrosaurus Aethiopicus
Time Period
Late Jurassic
Spawn Command
admincheat SpawnDino "" 500 0 0 35

The Kentrosaurus (KEN-truh-SAWR-us[1]) is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. While not currently available, this creature is slated to be released in patch 257.

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.

While Kentrosaurus aethiopicus is considerably smaller than its close relative, Stegosaurus Regium, it is much more formidable in matters of self defense. In fact, it is arguably the pound for pound champion of not only the Stegosauria, but when encountered in close-knit fighting packs, ranks atop the island’s herbivorous dinosaurs in general. Thanks to its wickedly sharp defensive spikes, any creature which attacks Kentrosaurus is likely to be reversely wounded in turn, and it is capable of piercing even the thickest of hides and armors when it goes on the offensive. I have personally witnessed the Kentrosaurus fell much larger predators in a single such “impaling” maneuver!
Survivors have seen little success in their attempts to ride Kentrosaurus, owing to its spikes and hot-headed temperament. However, a tamed herd of Kentrosaurus can defend a compound as well as take on any larger carnivore. One swing of its deadly tail can save a survivors life, or even turn the tide of a pitched battle!
Known Information
Underestimating Kentrosaurus can be a fatal mistake, particularly when it is in a herd. When travelling in numbers, Kentrosaurus seems to grow much more aggressive, increasing the range at which it will defend its territory.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kentrosaurus is a smaller, stockier relative to the more famous Stegosaurus. Its body is similar to Stegosaurus, with a low slung head with a beaked mouth, close to the ground to feed on low growing vegetation. It has a double row of plates up to its pelvis and a formidable double row of spikes down its tail, its main form of defense. In addition, it has a pair of spikes on its shoulders to deter attackers from the sides.

Color Scheme and Regions

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The Kentrosaurus's information is currently unknown, because it is unreleased and not yet in the game.

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  ?  ?  ?
Stamina.png Stamina  ?  ?  ?
Oxygen.png Oxygen  ?  ?  ?
Food.png Food  ?  ?  ?
Weight.png Weight  ?  ?  ?
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage  ?2  ?  ?
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed  ? N/A3  ?
Torpor.png Torpor  ?  ? 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  ?  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A N/A N/A

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Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Taming[edit | edit source]

Level Tranq Arrows Narcotics / Narcoberries Food Time
 ?  ?  ?  ? Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 00:00

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]

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Guardian: Although survivors will be unable to ride the Kentrosaurus, it is suggested by the dossier to be an ideal guard animal for both bases and on excursions, thanks to its armor piercing attacks. (Level Health & Damage)

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

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

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on September 5, 2016.[2]
  • This is the one of the few animals to keep their actual species name, as Kentrosaurus Aethiopicus did exist in what is now Tanzania in the Tendaguru Formation

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pronounciation
  2. Introducing the Kentrosaurus & A Message to the ARK Community!