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- 1 Basic Info
- 2 Taming
- 3 Combat
- 4 Utility
- 5 Notes/Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
Basic Info[edit | edit source]
Dossier[edit | edit source]
Among the Island's swamp-based threats, Sarcosuchus excubitor is a lot like what you might expect from a giant crocodile: a patient killing machine. It spends much of its days lazily waiting in the water for prey to walk near. That said, it is not opposed to scurrying onto land and pressing the issue when hungry.
A good tactic for escaping many predators is to jump into the water, as most are slow swimmers. This is a bad tactic for escaping a Sarcosuchus, obviously, as they are actually faster in the water than they are on land.
Despite being river-dwelling creatures, Sarcosuchus seem quite at ease in the oceans.
More than a few fishing communities use them as mounts simply to help fight off Megalodons, or to gain better access to the resources found within the reefs.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Sarcosuchus excubitor is a highly aggressive species and will attack with its massive enlongated jaws, like most modern crocodiles. They lie perfectly still in their river habitats, seeking the perfect moment to ambush their unsuspecting prey. Occasionally, they will scurry onto land to kill prey (including humans.) While they lack the health of a Megalodon, they are quicker, have more stamina, and are capable of land-based locomotion. They're always highly alert, and always immensely dangerous. They have also been known to jump on boats. They are excellent hunters due to their power and health that in packs can take on the famous Tyrannosaurus which makes them excellent guards as well.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Sarcosuchus are a very large species of crocodylomorph, exceeding lengths of forty five feet. They have massive skulls for their size, of which end in a large and bulbous nose, lined with spiky "teeth" and a small horn on each side of its nostrils. They are usually a greenish-brown color, and are covered in dark patches of black. As most modern crocodilians do, Sarcosuchus have spiky osteoderm-lined backs, serving as a defense against competing predators, not excluding other Sarcosuchus. They have long and powerful tails, useful for propelling themselves through the rivers they inhabit.
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Sarcosuchus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Sarcosuchus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Sarcosuchus 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 Sarcosuchus's "body" magenta.
Region 1 is not used
Stripe, Face and Tail
Snout and Tail Tip
Drops[edit | edit source]
Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]
Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest
|Attribute||Amount at Level 1||Increase per point||Taming Bonus|
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 Sarcosuchus is incapable of drowning.
|Movement Type||Base Speed||Sprinting|
- These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds
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.
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]
|Kibble (Trike Egg)||3||0||0||0||0:12:00|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||11||12||3||2||0:27:29|
|Raw Prime Meat||7||0||0||0||0:17:30|
|Cooked Prime Meat||14||28||6||3||0:34:58|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||18||1||1||1||0:22:30|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||35||49||10||5||0:44:58|
|Raw Fish Meat||52||92||19||10||1:05:00|
|Cooked Fish Meat||104||92||19||10||1:05:00|
|× 40; × 17; × 5; × 3; × 2; × 1:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:22:13|
|Kibble (Trike Egg)||6||0||0||0||0:24:00|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||21||53||11||6||0:52:27|
|Raw Prime Meat||15||3||1||1||0:37:30|
|Cooked Prime Meat||29||119||25||13||1:12:26|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||36||28||6||3||0:45:00|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||71||182||38||19||1:31:12|
|Raw Fish Meat||107||323||67||34||2:13:45|
|Cooked Fish Meat||213||321||66||33||2:13:08|
|× 110; × 45; × 13; × 7; × 5; × 3:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:36:39|
|Kibble (Trike Egg)||9||0||0||0||0:35:59|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||33||149||31||16||1:22:25|
|Raw Prime Meat||22||35||8||4||0:55:00|
|Cooked Prime Meat||44||262||55||28||1:49:53|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||55||92||20||10||1:08:45|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||109||386||81||41||2:20:00|
|Raw Fish Meat||163||649||136||68||3:23:45|
|Cooked Fish Meat||325||647||136||68||3:23:08|
|× 182; × 75; × 21; × 12; × 9; × 5:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:46:32|
|Kibble (Trike Egg)||11||0||0||0||0:43:59|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||44||269||58||29||1:49:53|
|Raw Prime Meat||30||102||22||11||1:15:00|
|Cooked Prime Meat||59||449||96||48||2:27:21|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||73||180||39||20||1:31:15|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||146||641||137||69||3:07:31|
|Raw Fish Meat||219||1054||225||113||4:33:45|
|Cooked Fish Meat||438||1054||225||113||4:33:45|
|× 254; × 104; × 29; × 17; × 12; × 6:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:53:43|
|Kibble (Trike Egg)||14||0||0||0||0:55:58|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||55||418||91||46||2:17:21|
|Raw Prime Meat||37||178||39||20||1:32:30|
|Cooked Prime Meat||74||672||146||73||3:04:48|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||92||298||65||33||1:55:00|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||184||948||206||103||3:56:19|
|Raw Fish Meat||275||1523||330||165||5:43:45|
|Cooked Fish Meat||550||1523||330||165||5:43:45|
|× 326; × 133; × 37; × 21; × 15; × 8:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:59:22|
|Kibble (Trike Egg)||17||24||6||3||1:07:58|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||66||591||130||65||2:44:50|
|Raw Prime Meat||45||285||63||32||1:52:30|
|Cooked Prime Meat||89||927||204||102||3:42:16|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||111||438||97||49||2:18:45|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||221||1288||283||142||4:43:50|
|Raw Fish Meat||332||2056||452||226||6:55:00|
|Cooked Fish Meat||663||2052||451||226||6:54:23|
|× 398; × 163; × 45; × 26; × 18; × 9:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:04:01|
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.
KO Strategy[edit | edit source]
Combat[edit | edit source]
This section describes how to fight against the Sarco.
General[edit | edit source]
The Sarco lives in the water and in the swamps. Keep this in mind when maneuvering within these environments. If on land, simply avoid these areas. If the Sarco decides to attack it will have to clamber out of the water to get you. Make sure you are prepared to fend if off, or if you are luring it out to kill/tame, start the respective process at this time.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
If engaged in close combat fighting, try to keep behind it. It will have a hard time turning towards you. If engaged in ranged combat, try and find a ledge to stand to take advantage of its low height. If a ledge cannot be found, shoot at it while backpedaling, allowing enough distance for you to have time to reload without it catching you.
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
Use ranged weapons to avoid being hit yourself. It takes next to no effort to outrun the animal, so keeping distance is easy. Used ranged weapons to deal damage while kiting/training(leading the animal around) the Sarco.
Dangers[edit | edit source]
Sarcos are very fast swimmers, so try to avoid the water.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
Sarcos walk very slowly, and can easily be outrun so long as you avoid the water. Sarcos also have a poor turning radius and can easily be circled if forced in to a close-up fight.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Roles[edit | edit source]
Travel - Sarco can be easily one of the best scouts out there because of its maneuverability through land/water . In water it is fairly fast and doesn't need any oxygen so its an easy way to cover far distances. On land, it is an amazing climber, as it can go up most of the mountains in the game without problems (Level up in Movement Speed and Stamina).
Amphibious Mount - The Sarco can walk on land and swim very quickly in water. This is good for land-locked tribes who aren't close to the water, but still want to reach the Ocean quickly, as the Island's rivers can be used as "highways" with the Sarco. The rider should beware, however, that while the Sarco has decent health and damage-per-attack, its actual DPS is low because of poor attack speed, and its attacks have a poor area of effect, making it difficult to fight in the water (where most enemies will be slightly above or below you); it's also very difficult to engage aerial targets, so the Sarco rider should use extreme caution when considering combat and care when engaging in it; always make certain there is an avenue of retreat available. (Level up in Health and Melee Damage).
Diver - Sarco is one of the best divers due to its quick rising to the surface and diving; It also doesn't surface when dismounting underwater, even if it's not set to follow you. Though, beware of the creatures of the deep as the Sarco isn't recommended for fighting them but can easily outrun them. Bring along an opposite gender Sarco along for a mate boost to make killing Megalodons and taking more hits easy from deep sea creatures. If you are taming something near an underwater cave, you can put your Sarco in the cave too (Level Health, Melee Damage, and Stamina).
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Sarcosuchus, see the relevant Wikipedia article
- They are primarily found in and around the island rivers, Sarcosuchus will occasionally spawn around the south spawns.
- They seem to be, on average, larger than Megalodon.
- Sarcosuchus likely have salt glands as most modern crocodilians do, considering they thrive in both salt and fresh water.
- Sarcosuchus can only walk through the Behemoth Gate.
- Sarcosuchus is a useful diver due to its fast elevator-like dive and rise action and although it doesn't fit in most underwater caves, it is a much faster alternative to a Megalodon when it comes to reaching the depths of the island.
- Due to its frontal attack and lack of turning speed the 'Sarco' finds it hard to fight back against the creatures of the deep. It is recommended when deep sea diving to take an escort such as a following megalodon or fellow sarco to help defend yourself against attackers.
- Sarcosuchus is almost incapable of killing airborne predators, but makes up for this shortcoming by having a fairly wide frontal attack.
- Spinosaurus has a slightly faster base swim speed than Sarcosuchus, but Sarcosuchus gets a substantially greater benefit from leveling up speed, making Sarcosuchus the faster mount in the long run.
- Sarcosuchus Imperator (s. excubitor's real-world equivalent) had more gracile snout, and smaller teeth than other crocodilians comparable in size, suggesting that it lived on a diet largely composed of fish, and other aquatic creatures.