Mosasaurus

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Mosasaurus.png
Mosasaurus
Mosasaurus Dossier.jpg
Mosasaurus Dossier.jpg
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Mosasaurus
Group
Species
Mosasaurus suspirita
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png 219.0
October 14, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Variants
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Mosa_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Mosasaurus/Mosa_Character_BP.Mosa_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
30 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11s
Baby Time
1d 4h 3m 29s
Juvenile Time
4d 16h 13m 58s
Adolescent Time
5d 20h 17m 29s
Total Maturation Time
11d 16h 34m 59s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Very Rare
 
 Untameable

This creature is missing habitat information.
You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown

The Mosasaurus (moze-uh-sore-us) 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

Until recently, I believed the Megalodon to be the greatest of the ocean predators. Then I discovered Mosasaurus suspirita in the deeps. Not quite as fast, but much larger and stronger, the Mosasaurus rules the darkest waters off the Island. Growing up to 50 feet long, Mosasaurus is larger than almost every other aquatic creature I've encountered thus far.

Mosasaurus is a deep-sea marine lizard which spends all of its time far beneath the water's surface. It is without a doubt one of the most fearsome creatures of the Island, and can certainly be considered among the ocean's apex predators.

Domesticated

Mosasaur has proven to be an excellent tame for the most advanced tribes. Due to its sheer size and power, you will often find tribes with bases and defenses built upon a Mosasaur's large "platform" saddle.

Having one with you as an escort is probably one of the best oceanic defenses available!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Mosasaurus is found deep in the ocean and can be quite far from the shore. It often resides towards the edge of the map boundary, and can be surprisingly elusive. It behaves similar to the Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur. Mosasaurus has a fairly average aggro radius, and will pursue the player a fair distance horizontally. However, it will not follow the player into shallow water, much like the Plesiosaur. It also is not necessarily found near cave entrances like a Plesiosaur.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

An enormous marine lizard, Mosasaurus is one of the largest creatures found in the waters surrounding the island. It has four flippers to propel its massive body through the seas. A small, finned ridge runs down the length of its back before developing into a paddle-like tail. The solitary and territorial Mosasaur is fairly slow-moving, but with its size, it can cover more ground than one might expect, making them adept ambush predators that strike from below to inflict crippling wounds.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Mosa PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Mosa PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Spinal Ridge
X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Mosa PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Patterning
Mosa PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underside


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 3600 +432 +11.2% 0.042
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 8000 +800 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 1300 +26 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 1002 +5 +1.7% 12.6% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 3000 +180 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.
5The Mosasaurus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Swimming 1100 1540 3520 20


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Mosasaurus bites the target.
0 1700 0 2000
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 100


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]

Mosasaurus
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]

Mosasaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 11 208 67 34 0:16:17
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 31 416 134 67 0:28:43
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 58 833 269 135 0:53:39
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 39 539 174 87 0:36:07
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 78 1142 369 185 1:12:09
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 97 687 222 111 0:44:55
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 116 1732 559 280 1:47:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 194 1479 477 239 1:32:17
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 232 1732 559 280 1:47:25
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 290 2182 704 352 2:14:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 580 2182 704 352 2:14:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 300; Slingshot Hits × 123; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 20; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 12.8 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:03:54
Mosasaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 27 600 204 102 0:39:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 78 1178 400 200 1:12:14
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 144 2269 770 385 2:13:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 97 1493 507 254 1:29:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 194 3096 1051 526 2:59:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 242 1890 642 321 1:52:03
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 290 4691 1592 796 4:28:32
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 484 4005 1359 680 3:50:14
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 580 4691 1592 796 4:28:32
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 725 5892 1999 1000 5:35:39
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1450 5892 1999 1000 5:35:39
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 822; Slingshot Hits × 336; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 92; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 53; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 38; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpor-depletion: 21.27 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:06:26
Mosasaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 43 1018 353 177 1:03:39
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 126 1991 690 345 1:56:40
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 233 3804 1318 659 3:35:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 157 2518 872 436 2:25:23
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 314 5179 1794 897 4:50:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 392 3180 1102 551 3:01:29
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 470 7835 2714 1357 7:15:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 784 6692 2318 1159 6:12:56
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 940 7835 2714 1357 7:15:11
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1175 9831 3405 1703 9:03:59
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2350 9831 3405 1703 9:03:59
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1362; Slingshot Hits × 556; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 152; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 87; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 62; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 31
Torpor-depletion: 27.75 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:08:10
Mosasaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 60 1478 519 260 1:28:48
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 174 2824 991 496 2:41:07
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 321 5351 1877 939 4:56:54
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 217 3565 1250 625 3:20:56
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 434 7297 2559 1280 6:41:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 542 4495 1577 789 4:10:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 650 11027 3867 1934 10:01:51
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1084 9423 3305 1653 8:35:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1300 11027 3867 1934 10:01:51
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1625 13828 4850 2425 12:32:19
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3250 13828 4850 2425 12:32:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1902; Slingshot Hits × 777; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 212; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 121; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 87; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 44
Torpor-depletion: 33.57 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:09:26
Mosasaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 76 1919 679 340 1:52:29
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 222 3668 1298 649 3:25:34
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 410 6932 2452 1226 6:19:13
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 277 4625 1636 818 4:16:29
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 554 9435 3337 1669 8:32:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 692 5826 2061 1031 5:20:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 830 14249 5040 2520 12:48:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1384 12178 4308 2154 10:58:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1660 14249 5040 2520 12:48:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2075 17860 6317 3159 16:00:39
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 4150 17860 6317 3159 16:00:39
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2442; Slingshot Hits × 997; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 272; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 156; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 111; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 56
Torpor-depletion: 39 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:10:26
Mosasaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 92 2365 842 421 2:16:10
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 270 4520 1609 805 4:10:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 499 8524 3034 1517 7:41:32
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 337 5694 2027 1014 5:12:03
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 674 11588 4125 2063 10:23:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 842 7166 2551 1276 6:29:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1010 17489 6225 3113 15:35:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1684 14950 5321 2661 13:21:02
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2020 17489 6225 3113 15:35:11
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2525 21915 7800 3900 19:28:59
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5050 21915 7800 3900 19:28:59
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2982; Slingshot Hits × 1218; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 332; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 190; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 135; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 68
Torpor-depletion: 44.17 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:11:15

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 (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg): 1 × Quetzal Egg.png Quetzal Egg , 3 × Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky , 3 × Rockarrot.png Rockarrot , 100 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 120 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

  1. Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg)
  2. Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton
  3. Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat
  4. Raw Meat.png Raw Meat

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

One strategy would be using a Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur to find one and lure it into a water cave and shoot arrows/darts at it there. They also seem to follow a similar AI as that of the Plesiosaur and be tamed in a similar way. They don't seem to want to go too high above a certain depth and dive back once they reach it, allowing a person to hit them with arrows to aggro, swim up, and then break aggro. Repeat and it should be knocked out. Remember that the bow/slingshot cannot be used under water so a crossbow is required. I have also noticed that if you have decent movement speed (120%-130%) and flippers, it is very easy to kite a Mosasaurus because of its large turning radius.

Taming a Mosasaur requires the largest amount of food of any carnivore creature in the game, much more than a Quetzal.png Quetzal and more than double the amount of any other Apex Predator, including the Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus. However, like some other end-game creatures, they can starve all the way down their taming process, giving enough time to gather the meat needed in the moment, but be sure to wait until the torpor level drops and feed narcotics or narcoberries in bulk to keep the Torpor level rising till the max before starting to fall again. Their consumption speed also assures that no meat will be wasted, as long as the newest meats keep being added to the last slots.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Mosasaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

The Mosasaurus has the highest health and damage stat of any aquatic creature. If you encounter one unprepared it is recommended to stay away or swim closer to the surface. If a confrontation is desired or inevitable, make sure that you can focus solely on the Mosasaurus. These creatures live in the deepest parts of the ocean, so it is very common for other creatures to confront the player at the same time. Ichtys can sometimes mob the player without a trace of their location, but they are not nearly as aggressive as Megalodons, which sniff out the player from far away and hone in when blood is spilled. Anglers and Mantas patrol the waters, adding more problems to the unprepared player. If the battle is taking place next to a sea cave, the player will almost certainly be dealing with two to three Plesiosaurs. As always, multiple Mosasaurs can also cause a problem.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Mosasaurus is very tanky, and it will take a lot of damage while also dealing a lot in return. If you have a very strong Megalodon or Plesiosaur, you will not have too much trouble taking it down. If you don't have a strong creature, you can lure it to an underwater cave and shoot it with a crossbow, as it cannot fit inside. Be sure the Plesiosaurs nearby don't get the better of you!

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

A crossbow is the most effective weapon to take down a Mosasaurus, but only as a last resort. The best strategy is to use a combat trained dinosaur such as a Plesiosaur, or simply avoid them. They are humongous, but their dark coloration can take a player by surprise in the dark ocean depths.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Again, it does possess the highest health of any aquatic creature and has 100 base damage, only surpassed by the Alpha Rex and Giganotosaurus. A Mosasaurus can kill a player within seconds if it manages to catch you off guard. Do not get too distracted with Deep Sea Loot Crates, or taming creatures. Other animals like the Mosasaur can ruin such indulgences.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

While very bulky in both HP and strength it can't turn very fast making fast Megalodons very useful. Luring it to an underwater cave and shooting it is an easy way to kill it as it cannot fit inside.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Mobile Base Platform: The platform saddle can be used to build a mobile aquatic base. Structures do not affect Dinosaur weight capacity, but storage does; increase weight if used for transport. (Level up weight, Speed, and Stamina)
  • Warship: Mosasaurus has high health and damage, which makes it useful in battle. The platform saddle also allows for cannons and siege weapons, allowing for naval warfare. (Level up Health and Damage)
  • Aquatic Tank Having a base health equal to the Alpha Raptor, the Mosasaurus can take massive damage, second only to the Giganotosaurus (Level Health and Melee Damage).
  • Oil Rig: Due to the fact the Mosasaurus can carry a large amount of weight, you can make it built for collecting enormous amounts of oil and converting it to gasoline. While not an ideal or recommended use, you could also use it for collecting crystal as well. (Level up Weight, Damage and Health)

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

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

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • It regenerates stamina while moving as fast as when standing still.
  • Like other aquatic/amphibious animals it has no oxygen stat, despite it being mentioned as breathing air in the dossier.
  • Despite what the dossier says, a tamed Mosasaurus is anything but slow, and under no circumstances slower than Megalodons. In fact, Ichthyossauruses or Mantas with high movement speed stats are much faster, but by the level a player can afford to tame a Mosasaur with relative safety (60+), oxygen is probably not a concern. Not to mention that the first saddle only unlocks at level 75, same as the scuba gear set (which excluding the leggings is extremely cheap). This, combined with high combat capabilities, make the Mosas and fellow Plesios ideal for deep sea exploration. Instead, Ichthies and Mantas are best used to farm silica pearls and Deep Sea Loot Crates. Megalodons, however, have a faster turning speed and are found in abundance across the seas of ARK, making them the "water alternative" to Direwolves.
  • In the Dossier it mentions Tylosaurus, another genus of mosasaur. It's possible this could mean that Tylosaurus will be added to the game as a smaller, faster alternative to the Mosasaurus. However,the way Tylosaurus is used in the sentence suggests that the author might simply be mistakenly using the names Mosasaurus and Tylosaurus interchangeably.
  • ARK's marine beast is much larger than any know mosasaurus. The actual description is correct, but the in-game creature is much larger than 50 ft. Length wise, the Predator X (Pliosaurus funkei, recently found pliosaur partial fossil) was estimated to be equal to it, but lacking the trademark paddle-like tail mosasaurs have, its size is meant to belong to a much more robust marine reptile. If one were to use its body size as the base for models, it could almost match the game size of Mosas, but would still be smaller.
  • The Dossier was revealed on 06/13/2015 [2]
  • The dossier mentions in the 'Wild' section that the Mosasaurus is larger than almost every other aquatic creature, thus stating the existence of a larger marine creature. This is likely the '4th boss' that was referred to in ARK Digest 18[3] or the Leedsichthys.
  • The Mosasaurus is actually not a fish, but an aquatic lizard, which means that an actual Mosasaurus cannot breathe underwater, it can only hold its breath for an incredibly large amount of time.
  • The Mosasaurus cannot be rendered unconscious with a Bow/Slingshot/Longneck because they do not work underwater, unless you lure it to a cave and KO it.
  • A disturbingly large creature is shown in the Ichthy dossier where it compares size to an Ichthy to a Megalodon. A much larger mosasaurus than normal is behind the Megalodon, possibly hinting at a new underwater mosasaurus boss.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Mosasaurus!
  3. ARK Digest 18