Sabertooth

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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Sabertooth
Group
Species
Smilodon brutalis
Time Period
Early Pleistocene/Holocene
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png
June 2, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Saber_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Saber/Saber_Character_BP.Saber_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
10 XP
Special Loot Chance
30%
Feces Size
Gestation Time
4h 10m
Baby Time
4h 52m
Juvenile Time
19h 29m
Adolescent Time
1d 21m
Total Maturation Time
2d 0h 43m 57s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon

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 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown

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Disambig.png This article is about Sabertooth.png Sabertooth, not to be confused with Sabertooth Salmon.png Sabertooth Salmon
The Sabertooth 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
Smilodon brutalis is a solitary predator, generally found in cold, lightly wooded areas. The island's mountains are the perfect habitat, as the mammal's fur keeps it safe from the bitter temperature. While its huge fangs are excellent for delivering deathblows, the creature's claws can be just as deadly.
Domesticated
While not as fast as Raptors, there's no denying the Sabertooth's increased resilience and power. In addition, well-trained Sabertooth can be taught to use their claws to flay corpses. This may sound morbid, but it is among the best ways to quickly gather large quantities of hide from the giant beasts of the island.
Known Information
Despite normally being a solitary creature, Smilodon brutalis are not opposed to hunting in small packs. In fact, they have to do this to take down larger prey such as Mammoths. Enough Sabertooths can take down a Carnotaurus, perhaps even a Tyrannosaurus. Either way, Smilodon brutalis should not be underestimated.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

These large cats are mostly common around mountains and survive well in cold surroundings. As they are highly aggressive they will immediately try to pounce at you once you come in their sights. As they inhabit most of the "higher level" area' it is best to avoid them until you are able to fend for yourself. They mostly walk in pairs but can in rare cases be found in groups of up to six. Those that spawn closer to the shorelines (mostly near beaches around the mountains) will tend to spawn alone, though sometimes come in pairs. This comes in handy if you are thinking about taming one, but you should still proceed with caution. As they spawn near the most dangerous environments once one does appear it will start attacking almost anything nearby, usually resulting in their demise. Packs can often be found and are a decimating force on both other mountain wildlife and unequipped players.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Saber appears as a large cat with well-developed forelimbs and exceptionally long canines. The differences between it and its cousins in the fossil records are that it sports a longer, panther-like tail, its snout is seemingly shorter, and its head is more hunched to the ground. The ears are pointy like that of house cats. The fur on its head, upper torso, shoulders, and back is thicker and longer than the rest of its fur, which is textured with tiger-like stripes. The eyes are lime green with cat-like pupils. The nose is pink and panther-like. The snout also has noticeable whiskers.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Saber PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
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.

Saber PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Mane and Face
Saber PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Stripes


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 250 +50 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 200 +20 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 200 +4 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 292 +1.45 +1.7% 5.6% 15.4%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3% 30%
Torpor.png Torpor 500 +30 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 230 690 1150 7
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Sabertooth bites the target.
0 280 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 29


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]

Sabertooth
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]

Sabertooth.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Bronto Egg).png Kibble (Bronto Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 2 0 0 0 0:03:45
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 4 0 0 0 0:07:30
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 5 0 0 0 0:09:23
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 9 0 0 0 0:16:52
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 11 0 0 0 0:10:19
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 13 0 0 0 0:24:23
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 21 0 0 0 0:20:15
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 26 0 0 0 0:24:23
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 32 6 2 1 0:30:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 63 5 1 1 0:29:32
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 50; Slingshot Hits × 21; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.31 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:27:16
Sabertooth.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Bronto Egg).png Kibble (Bronto Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 4 0 0 0 0:07:30
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 8 0 0 0 0:15:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 0 0 0 0:18:45
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 0 0 0 0:37:28
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 25 0 0 0 0:23:27
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 30 23 5 3 0:56:15
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 50 0 0 0 0:48:12
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 60 23 5 3 0:56:15
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 75 67 14 7 1:10:19
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 150 67 14 7 1:10:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 137; Slingshot Hits × 56; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 16; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpor-depletion: 0.47 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:49:14
Sabertooth.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Bronto Egg).png Kibble (Bronto Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:18:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 0 0 0 0:13:08
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 12 0 0 0 0:22:30
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 16 0 0 0 0:30:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 32 0 0 0 0:59:57
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 40 0 0 0 0:37:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 48 120 25 13 1:30:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 80 68 15 8 1:17:06
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 96 120 25 13 1:30:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 120 210 44 22 1:52:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 240 210 44 22 1:52:30
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 227; Slingshot Hits × 93; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 26; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 15; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpor-depletion: 0.63 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:00:17
Sabertooth.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Bronto Egg).png Kibble (Bronto Egg) 9 0 0 0 0:26:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 0 0 0 0:16:53
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 17 0 0 0 0:31:53
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 22 0 0 0 0:41:15
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 76 17 9 1:22:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 55 0 0 0 0:51:34
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 66 274 59 30 2:03:45
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 110 189 41 21 1:46:01
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 132 274 59 30 2:03:45
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 165 423 91 46 2:34:42
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 330 423 91 46 2:34:42
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 317; 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: 0.8 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:06:46
Sabertooth.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Bronto Egg).png Kibble (Bronto Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:32:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 0 0 0 0:22:30
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 21 0 0 0 0:39:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 28 0 0 0 0:52:30
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 56 188 41 21 1:44:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 70 0 0 0 1:05:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 84 478 104 52 2:37:30
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 140 354 77 39 2:14:56
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 168 478 104 52 2:37:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 210 696 152 76 3:16:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 420 696 152 76 3:16:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 407; Slingshot Hits × 167; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 26; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpor-depletion: 0.96 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:11:02
Sabertooth.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Bronto Egg).png Kibble (Bronto Egg) 13 0 0 0 0:38:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 0 0 0 0:26:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 26 0 0 0 0:48:45
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 34 0 0 0 1:03:45
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 68 330 74 37 2:07:22
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 85 35 8 4 1:19:42
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 102 725 161 81 3:11:15
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 170 556 124 62 2:43:51
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 204 725 161 81 3:11:15
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 255 1021 227 114 3:59:04
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 510 1021 227 114 3:59:04
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 497; Slingshot Hits × 203; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 56; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 32; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12
Torpor-depletion: 1.12 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:14:03

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 (Bronto Egg).png Kibble (Bronto Egg): 1 × Bronto Egg.png Bronto Egg , 1 × Rockarrot.png Rockarrot , 1 × Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

After you knock out a Sabertooth, be aware that there are usually at least 3 or 5 that travel in packs. However, if you are lucky you can pick one off on its own.

They can be picked up by a Quetzal or Argentavis, making it easy to separate one from a pack and put it in a small box with windows to shoot arrows through. However, if you find one by itself you can also just bola it and tame it right there.

When taming a Sabertooth in the mountains, make it (probably them) aggro you, then run past them uphill. Depending on the steepness of the slope, they may get caught trying to follow you. When you notice that they've stopped running, you can then easily shoot them with tranq arrows.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Sabertooth.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Get to higher ground and shoot at the Saber.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Use tranq arrows or darts. Wooden clubs or punching the Saber would hit much too hard.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Sabertooths usually travel in packs. If you encounter one you are likely to encounter its 2-5 friends as well. Keep this in mind. If you encounter them on a mountainside be careful not to end up downhill of them. They have a significant knockback and can easily send you flying down the mountain to your demise. Their high speed makes them difficult to flee from.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Head shots do 3x damage so aim for the head

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Hunter: Excellent hide and keratin/chitin farming capability. (Level up in Damage, Health and Stamina slightly)
  • Scout: Very good base speed and stamina, also has the capacity to jump over rocks and other obstacles, as well as sprint-jump to increase overall speed. While not boasting the best carrying capacity, the Sabertooth can carry slightly more weight than a Raptor, thus making the Sabertooth a slightly better pack animal. (Level up in Weight, Speed, and Stamina)
  • Damage: Though not boasting the raw power of either the T-Rex or the Spino, the Sabertooth is a relatively quick attacker and has a good base damage compared to other small predators. Unlike many dinos, it can easily outrun stronger opponents in case the fight turns out badly. (Level up in Damage, Health, Stamina and Speed slightly)

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Chitin.png Chitin ★★★★★
Keratin.png Keratin ★★★★★
Hide.png Hide ★★★★★
Pelt.png Pelt ★★★★☆
Leech Blood.png Leech Blood ★★★★☆
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★☆☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★☆☆
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer ★★☆☆☆
Oil.png Oil ★☆☆☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Very useful to hunt for keratin, chitin and hides with the Sabertooth.
  • While some believe that the saber is faster than the raptor (despite what the dossier says), they are indeed slower. Not only does a mounted saber only walk by default unless sprinting, but an unburdened raptor will outrun them with ease. It is important to note that the base weight capacity of the saber is 200 vs the 150 for a raptor, this allows a Sabertooth appear faster because of their ability to carry more weight (and ultimately a rider) before becoming slowed due to encumbrance, which is what most likely creates the illusion of the saber being faster. However it can sprint jump to catch up with raptors very easily. But this will deplete your stamina just as fast.
  • Smilodon means "knife tooth", brutalis means "cruel"
  • The Smilodon in the game have long tails similar to modern big cats such as tigers and leopards. In real life, Smilodon and other saber-toothed cats have very short tails not unlike those of bobcats or lynxes.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding