The Mammoth or Woolly Mammoth, is one of the Mammals in ARK: Survival Evolved. Mammoths are a large, relatively slow but powerful creature that live in the colder areas of the island. It is one of the only creatures that can effectively gather Wood.
- 1 Basic Info
- 2 Combat
- 3 Taming
- 4 Utility
- 5 Notes/Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
Basic Info[edit | edit source]
Dossier[edit | edit source]
Seeing the likes of Mammuthus steincaput alongside dinosaurs is still strange.
This behemoth towers over many creatures on the Island, and does not seem to fear anything but the Tyrannosaurus. Mammoths generally thrive in colder areas, and have a herd mentality.
I'm honestly not certain how the herds of Mammoths find enough plant life to graze on some of the Island's mountains.
They must spend much of their time travelling between the mountains' cold summit and more lush base. Or maybe the Mammoth herds are the main reason the summits are so barren.
Mammuthus steincaput is a difficult beast to domesticate. Not because they are inherently stubborn, but because knocking one out to begin the taming process takes great effort. Once tamed, however, Mammoths are one of the only creatures on the island that can uproot trees without shattering them.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Mammoths are herd animals, meaning that if one gets attacked, any other nearby Mammoths come charging in and start attacking what attacked them. If you attacked one by accident and you don't want to fight just run a few meters, they will stop chasing you after just a few seconds.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Mammoth is a large, furry mammal that can be found wandering around the sides or bases of mountains. Out of its proud skull grows a kind of hair cap, like a crown. Its thick pelt is textured with thin, horizontal wave-like stripes. Like every other elephant and elephant-like species, it sports elephant-like feet, a short, stubby tail, and a long trunk for a nose. Its distinctive tusks grow a way similar to African elephants. But, unlike the still living elephant species and even the ones found in the fossil records, the tusks branch out near the base, with the second 'branches' clearly spirally turned upwards, with the pointed ends facing each other. There are also thorns on those segments along with a few thorns under the branching area. In addition, the mouth has smaller, upward-facing tusks.
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Mammoth's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Mammoth. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Mammoth 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 Mammoth's "fur mane" magenta.
Region 1 is not used
Tusks and Toes
Region 3 is not used
Region 5 is not used
Drops[edit | edit source]
Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]
Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest
|Attribute||Amount at Level 1||Increase per point||Taming Bonus|
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 Type||Base Speed||Sprinting|
- These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds
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.
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 Mammoth.
General[edit | edit source]
The Mammoth is extremely slow, the easiest way to gain it's precious pelt is using a Metal Hatchet. It's knockback effect can be extremely dangerous (Be careful while attacking them near a cliff). It is passive unless provoked.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Start attacking from the back or you can use a crossbow and run away. Engaging in melee attacks can be extremely dangerous. If you have a high level sabertooth or other creature, use it to tank damage while you shoot at it from afar. When attacking one mammoth, other mammoths will run after you too, but they stop in a few seconds.
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
Metal weapons and guns
Dangers[edit | edit source]
Getting broken bones and strong knockback.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
Taming[edit | edit source]
|Kibble (Raptor Egg)||7||0||0||0||0:11:46|
|× 55; × 23; × 7; × 4; × 3; × 2:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:30:33|
|Kibble (Raptor Egg)||16||0||0||0||0:26:52|
|× 151; × 62; × 17; × 10; × 7; × 4:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:50:23|
|Kibble (Raptor Egg)||25||0||0||0||0:41:59|
|× 250; × 102; × 28; × 16; × 12; × 6:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:04:00|
|Kibble (Raptor Egg)||35||0||0||0||0:58:46|
|× 349; × 143; × 39; × 23; × 16; × 8:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:13:52|
|Kibble (Raptor Egg)||44||0||0||0||1:13:53|
|× 448; × 183; × 50; × 29; × 21; × 11:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:21:37|
|Kibble (Raptor Egg)||54||16||4||2||1:30:40|
|× 547; × 224; × 61; × 35; × 25; × 13:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:28:01|
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.
KO Strategy[edit | edit source]
Kite it like anything else, they're relatively slow. Use caution when taming a Mammoth as the location in which they spawn (the snow biome) is usually littered with animals that want to kill you and the low temperatures will slowly drain your life, if unable to protect yourself against the weather, you might want to try and kite them out of the snow biome into the warmer jungle.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Roles[edit | edit source]
- Gatherer: Excellent for gathering materials like Wood. Even more so after the April 6th, 2017 patch 256.3 (PC) which gave Mammoths a 75% weight reduction to wood as a follow up to the flyer nerfs of patch 256. (Damage, Weight, and Stamina)
- Tank: Relatively high base health while suffering none of the size or speed issues that frequent the other large dinosaurs. (Health and Damage)
- Transport: Surprisingly speedy for its size and carry capacity, can transport short distances quickly or larger distances with judicious sprinting. (Weight, Stamina, and Speed)
- Damage: Tanky and with good AOE damage, the mammoth excels at dispatching numerous small foes. (Damage and Health)
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Mammoth, see the relevant Wikipedia article
- The species name "steincaput" seems to be a compound term composed of the German word stein meaning “stone”, and the Latin word caput meaning “head”. “Stone head” could be seen as a reference to the species' perceived obdurateness or an allusion to their durable skulls. It may also be a reference to the shape of the animal's head, which bears a resemblance to Boris Karloff's portrayal of 'the monster' in the 1931 movie Frankenstein.
- Mammoths require a Behemoth Gateway. They can walk through a gap three foundations wide, but two is too narrow.
- Can be picked up by a Quetzal.