Megalania

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Megalania.png
Megalania
Megalania Dossier.jpg
Megalania Dossier.jpg
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Megalania
Group
Species
Megalania muruspede
Time Period
Late Holocene
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png 258.0
May 30, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 755.0
June 19, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 509.0
June 14, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Megalania_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Megalania/Megalania_Character_BP.Megalania_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
4 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
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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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Untameable
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

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 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Center)

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Common
 
 Unknown
This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Common
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (Scorched Earth)

Disambig.png This article is about Megalania.png Megalania, not to be confused with Megatherium.png Megatherium, Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus, Megaloceros Icon.png Megaloceros, or Megalodon.png Megalodon
Jeremy Twitter.jpg The Megalania's climb-anywhere feature is amazing, among the most game-changing Dinos yet added to ARK.
~ Jeremy[1]

The Megalania (me-ga-lai-nia) 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

Megalania muruspede is among the largest creatures found throughout the Island's complicated cave networks. Reaching up to three meters long, it can traverse vertically up cave walls with little difficulty thanks to its powerful claws. Fortunately, Megalania's size means it is unlikely to sneak up on anyone. Unfortunately for spelunkers, it is an aggressive and dangerous creature nonetheless.

Like other Varanidae, Megalania is a venomous creature. Its poison is slow-acting, but will drain the victim's effective strength and health until death unless cured by a rare antidote.

That said, the Megalania's prey are usually ripped apart well before they succumb to the poison's long-term effects.

Domesticated

The rare ability of Megalania to effortlessly climb sheer environmental walls makes it a highly sought-after mount. While it is by no means the fastest, strongest, or toughest mount, the manner in which it can effortlessly scale mountains, clamber up barricades, hide in trees or upside-down, ensures it will always have place in any tribe's stables!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The megalania is found exclusively in caves, where it waits on the ceilings silently, ready to pounce on prey below. As is the case with other cavern dwellers, megalania is neutrally disposed toward other native creatures, like onyc, dung beetles, mantises, and megalosauruses. They tend to hide in shadowy recesses of ceilings, making them extremely difficult to spot without assistance of items like a Tek Helmet or a Shadow Steak Saute. Similar to the megalosaurus, megalania are usually only found in limited numbers in a given cave, so while it may be common to find them in the Upper South Cave, for instance, not many live there at any given time.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Megalania is a huge lizard resembling a Komodo Dragon. It has a stocky, low-lying build with a powerful tail and a toothy maw, drooling with poison. Despite its size, it is capable of climbing walls like a gecko to sneak up on prey and traverse difficult terrain - a useful adaptation for a massive cave-dweller like it.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

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

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Megalania PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Stripes
Megalania PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly


Drops[edit | edit source]

Harvest
Guaranteed Special Loot

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 480 +96 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 200 +20 +10%
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 400 +8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 102 +0.5 +1.7% 5.6% 15.4%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5% 30%
Torpor.png Torpor 700 +42 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 250 625 500 7
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
20 450 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 10
Detach Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Bite (Climbing) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
20 0 0 0
Claw Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
30 450 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 16
Bite (Swimming) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
20 0 0 0


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.[2]

Megalania
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]

Megalania.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Baryonyx Egg) 6 748 250 125 0:43:12
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 569 190 95 0:33:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 21 1094 366 183 1:02:56
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 727 243 122 0:42:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 28 1463 489 245 1:23:55
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 35 911 305 153 0:52:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 41 2149 719 360 2:03:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 69 1857 621 311 1:46:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 82 2149 719 360 2:03:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 103 2703 904 452 2:34:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 205 2689 899 450 2:33:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 70; Slingshot Hits × 29; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 18 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:00:38
Megalania.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Baryonyx Egg) 9 1177 410 205 1:04:48
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 978 341 171 0:54:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 33 1806 629 315 1:38:54
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 22 1199 418 209 1:06:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 2415 841 421 2:11:52
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 55 1504 524 262 1:22:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 66 3636 1266 633 3:18:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 110 3110 1083 542 2:49:32
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 131 3608 1256 628 3:16:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 164 4521 1574 787 4:06:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 328 4521 1574 787 4:06:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 192; Slingshot Hits × 79; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 22; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 29.91 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:04
Megalania.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Baryonyx Egg) 12 1599 566 283 1:26:23
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 25 1385 490 245 1:15:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 45 2510 888 444 2:14:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 31 1723 610 305 1:33:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 61 3411 1207 604 3:02:48
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 76 2118 749 375 1:54:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 91 5106 1806 903 4:33:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 152 4378 1549 775 3:54:16
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 182 5106 1806 903 4:33:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 228 6403 2265 1133 5:42:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 455 6389 2260 1130 5:41:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 318; Slingshot Hits × 130; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 36; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpor-depletion: 39.02 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:21
Megalania.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Baryonyx Egg) 15 2022 722 361 1:47:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 32 1794 641 321 1:36:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 58 3272 1169 585 2:53:49
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 39 2193 783 392 1:57:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 78 4411 1575 788 3:53:45
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 98 2763 987 494 2:27:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 117 6638 2370 1185 5:51:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 195 5679 2028 1014 5:00:32
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 233 6609 2360 1180 5:49:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 292 8290 2960 1480 7:18:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 583 8276 2955 1478 7:17:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 444; Slingshot Hits × 182; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 50; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 47.21 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:34
Megalania.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Baryonyx Egg) 18 2446 879 440 2:09:35
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 38 2148 772 386 1:54:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 71 4037 1451 726 3:32:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 48 2722 978 489 2:24:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 95 5413 1945 973 4:44:42
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 119 3382 1216 608 2:58:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 142 8116 2917 1459 7:06:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 237 6954 2499 1250 6:05:16
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 284 8116 2917 1459 7:06:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 355 10153 3649 1825 8:52:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 710 10153 3649 1825 8:52:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 570; Slingshot Hits × 233; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 64; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 37; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 26; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13
Torpor-depletion: 54.85 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:43
Megalania.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Baryonyx Egg) 21 2871 1037 519 2:31:10
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 45 2560 925 463 2:15:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 83 4747 1714 857 4:08:44
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 56 3195 1154 577 2:48:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 112 6418 2317 1159 5:35:38
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 140 4002 1445 723 3:30:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 168 9655 3486 1743 8:24:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 280 8261 2983 1492 7:11:32
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 335 9626 3476 1738 8:22:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 419 12049 4350 2175 10:28:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 838 12049 4350 2175 10:28:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 696; Slingshot Hits × 284; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 78; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 45; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 32; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16
Torpor-depletion: 62.11 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:01:52

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 (Baryonyx Egg): 1 × Baryonyx Egg.png Baryonyx Egg , 1 × Savoroot.png Savoroot , 1 × Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Found on the ceilings of caves, one must look up in order to find this elusive lizard. The easiest method found so far is to fire from the back of a mount and let it take the beating. While downing the Megalania is relatively easy, keeping it down is a feat. The torpor loss is extremely quick and if one is not careful they'll find their potential tame awake and angry within seconds. It eats kibble every 120 food lost.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Megalania.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Use a grappling hook so the Megalania can't reach you and give you the rabies effect

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The rabies effect can cause health and stamina to drop very quickly.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Like the Thylacoleo, shooting it knocks it down from the ceiling. It spawns on the ceilings of caves like a Thylacoleo spawns on a Redwood forest tree and, like the Thylacoleo, it can't climb back up onto the ceiling. Only tamed Megalania can climb on any surface.

Utility[edit | edit source]

  • Climbing walls and ceilings: Megalania has excellent mobility, as it is the only creature that can climb on walls and ceilings, while Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo can only climb walls.
  • Mass Infector: The attack of a megalania can infect a survivor with rabies, a condition that constantly damages both health and stamina over time. In addition, someone with rabies can spread it to others around them. An afflicted survivor cannot infect another who is riding the megalania that caused the disease.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dino Dossier was revealed on 12/07/15 on Steam.[3]
  • The original release of the dossier had diet and temperament switched, resulting in an aggressive diet and a carnivorous temperament. This has since been fixed.[4]
  • Megalania is actually no longer a valid genus. The real-life animal is currently known as Varanus priscus after it was concluded Megalania is related to modern day monitor lizards, which belong to the genus Varanus. Despite this, the name "Megalania" is still used to describe the animal as a common name.
  • using the jump-key (Space, Xbox: A, PS4: Cross) you can switch between climbing and walking. If you are currently climbing, switching will make you fall off the wall or ceiling.
  • It appears the Megalania is unable to access the boss arenas much like flyers to avoid the climbing breaking the fights.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jeremy on Twitter
  2. ARK Smart Breeding
  3. Introducing the Megalania!
  4. Aggressive Diet and Carnivorous Temperament