Megalania

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Megalania
Megalania Dossier.jpg
Common Name
Megalania
Group
Species
Megalania muruspede
Time Period
Late Holocene
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Spawn Command
admincheat SpawnDino "" 500 0 0 35
Habitat
Disambig.png This article is about Megalania.png Megalania, not to be confused with Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus, Megaloceros Icon.png Megaloceros, or Megalodon.png Megalodon

The Megalania (me-ga-lai-nia) is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. While not currently available, this creature will be added in a future update.

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.

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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 the cave walls with little difficulty, using its claws as iron-strength grips. Fortunately, Megalania’s size means it is unlikely to sneak up on anyone. Unfortunately for spelunkers, it is an aggressive and dangerous creature nonetheless.
Domesticated
The extremely rare ability of Megalania to effortlessly climb walls makes it a highly sought after mount. While it is by no means the fastest, strongest, or toughest mount—the way it can effortlessly climb in the caves and scale mountains means it will always have a place in any advanced tribe's stables.
Known Information
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.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

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

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


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  ?  ?  ?
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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Taming[edit | edit source]

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

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.

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Megalania.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Spotlight[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.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Introducing the Megalania!
  2. Aggressive Diet and Carnivorous Temperament