Mosasaurus

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Mosasaurus.png
Mosasaurus
Mosasaurus Dossier.jpg
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
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 Ultramegalodon 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 deep waters off the island. Growing up to 50 feet long, Mosasaurus is larger than almost every other aquatic creature I've encountered thus far.
Domesticated
Despite its power, Mosasaurus is not ideal for all deep-water activities. Its slower swim speed makes the risk of drowning much higher when using Tylosaurus to reach oil deposits or silica pearls. Having one with you as an escort, on the other hand, is probably the best oceanic defense available!
Known Information
Contrary to common belief, Mosasaurus cannot breathe underwater. Rather, it can hold its breath an incredibly long period of time, similar to a whale. Mosasaurus is a deep-sea marine lizard, not a fish. It spends most of its time in the deeps, and only comes up to surface to breathe, or chase prey with an engulfing chomp.
~ 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) 11 209 68 34 0:16:17
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 16 185 60 30 0:14:49
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 29 387 125 63 0:26:52
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 39 542 175 88 0:36:07
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 78 1147 371 186 1:12:09
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 97 690 223 112 0:44:55
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 116 1739 562 281 1:47:25
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 194 1486 480 240 1:32:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 232 1739 562 281 1:47:25
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 290 2189 707 354 2:14:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 580 2189 707 354 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: 13.04 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:03:50
Mosasaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 27 587 198 99 0:39:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 39 519 175 88 0:36:07
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 73 1078 364 182 1:07:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 97 1472 497 249 1:29:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 194 3064 1033 517 2:59:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 242 1867 630 315 1:52:03
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 290 4646 1567 784 4:28:32
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 484 3968 1338 669 3:50:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 580 4646 1567 784 4:28:32
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 725 5837 1969 985 5:35:39
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1450 5837 1969 985 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: 19.79 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:06:55
Mosasaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 43 1010 349 175 1:03:39
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 63 912 316 158 0:58:20
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 118 1844 637 319 1:49:16
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 157 2505 866 433 2:25:23
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 314 5158 1782 891 4:50:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 392 3165 1094 547 3:01:29
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 470 7806 2697 1349 7:15:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 784 6671 2305 1153 6:13:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 940 7806 2697 1349 7:15:11
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1175 9796 3385 1693 9:03:59
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2350 9796 3385 1693 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: 26.77 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:08:28
Mosasaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 60 1479 519 260 1:28:48
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 87 1326 465 233 1:20:34
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 163 2636 925 463 2:30:56
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 217 3567 1252 626 3:20:56
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 434 7300 2561 1281 6:41:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 542 4498 1578 789 4:10:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 650 11033 3871 1936 10:01:51
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1084 9432 3309 1655 8:35:55
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1300 11033 3871 1936 10:01:51
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1625 13834 4854 2427 12:32:19
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3250 13834 4854 2427 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: 33.76 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:09:23
Mosasaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 76 1932 685 343 1:52:29
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 111 1749 620 310 1:42:47
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 208 3442 1220 610 3:12:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 277 4645 1647 824 4:16:29
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 554 9468 3357 1679 8:32:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 692 5849 2074 1037 5:20:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 830 14294 5068 2534 12:48:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1384 12224 4334 2167 10:58:41
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1660 14294 5068 2534 12:48:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2075 17914 6351 3176 16:00:39
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 4150 17914 6351 3176 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: 40.74 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:09:59
Mosasaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Quetzal Egg).png Kibble (Quetzal Egg) 92 2390 854 427 2:16:10
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 135 2178 778 389 2:05:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 253 4255 1520 760 3:54:16
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 337 5733 2048 1024 5:12:03
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 674 11650 4162 2081 10:23:24
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 842 7211 2576 1288 6:29:49
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1010 17575 6279 3140 15:35:11
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1684 15034 5371 2686 13:21:28
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2020 17575 6279 3140 15:35:11
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2525 22019 7866 3933 19:28:59
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5050 22019 7866 3933 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: 47.73 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:10:24

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 Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat
  3. 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 creature is behind the Megalodon, which could be a Mosasaurus or a hinted-at underwater boss.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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