- 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]
Behavior[edit | edit source]
While not aggressive by default, Stegosaurus will attack by swinging their spiked tails when provoked. Caution is advised when hunting them.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Stegosaurus appears as a large quadrupedal herbivore with distinctive plates on its back, which are often vibrantly colored. The dinosaur also possesses 3 pairs of spikes on the end of its long tail, and has a small head tipped with a beak as well as a few grinding teeth.
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Stegosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Stegosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Stegosaurus 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 Stegosaurus's "body" magenta.
Plate Edge and Spike Tips
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.
|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 this offline-tool: ARK Stats Extractor.
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 (Sarco Egg)||8||0||0||0:09:36|
|× 50; × 21; × 6; × 4; × 3; × 2:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:27:16|
|Kibble (Sarco Egg)||19||0||0||0:22:48|
|× 137; × 56; × 16; × 9; × 7; × 4:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:49:14|
|Kibble (Sarco Egg)||30||0||0||0:35:59|
|× 227; × 93; × 26; × 15; × 11; × 6:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:00:17|
|Kibble (Sarco Egg)||42||0||0||0:50:23|
|× 317; × 130; × 36; × 21; × 15; × 8:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:06:46|
|Kibble (Sarco Egg)||53||0||0||1:03:34|
|× 407; × 167; × 46; × 26; × 19; × 10:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:11:02|
|Kibble (Sarco Egg)||64||9||3||1:16:46|
|× 497; × 203; × 56; × 32; × 23; × 12:|
|Torpor-depletion: , 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.
KO Strategy[edit | edit source]
Stegosaurus are slow but powerful, kite them from a considerable distance. It's recommended that you use tranquilizer arrows, as a slingshot will require around 50 hits and the arrows will allow you to stay further away from the beast.
Combat[edit | edit source]
This section describes how to fight against the Stegosaurus.
General[edit | edit source]
Stegos are herd animals that are incredibly slow but hit quite hard and have hefty knock-back. Watch yourself around cliffs or just near slopes as a single hit can send you flying to your grave.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Stegos are very slow and can be peppered with most ranged weapons to death with little issue. Keep your distance and hammer away but watch your position and don't get cornered or surrounded as that can quickly lead to an early grave. If your movement speed is high enough you should be able to dart forward with a pike or spear and dart back before the stego can react properly however this is very risky and should only really be used on low level or lone dinos.
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
Ranged weapons are greatly preferred, a bow should prove sufficient. Keep away and only engage in melee to finish it if the dino is very low on health and can be finished off swiftly.
Dangers[edit | edit source]
The most dangerous aspect of the Stegosaurus is its knockback. Their damage is nothing to sneeze at but their knock-back can quickly turn an easy fight into a foolish death. It should be noted non-mounted dinos are immune to fall damage and thusly have little to fear other than getting mobbed by a herd.Play carefully and the Stego will fall easily. Also take care not to engage in fights you cannot win, either through lack of ammo or sheer number of enemies.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
The slow movement speed of the Stego is its ultimate weakness. Engage from range or with a meat-shield in the form of a Dilo, Raptor, or other dino. If slowed by any means, the Stego's movement speed is laughable.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Roles[edit | edit source]
- Gatherer: Stegosaurs are very good at gathering berries, decent with thatch, and not recommended for wood (Level up Melee Damage).
- Transport: Able to carry a great deal of weight and with high health, Stegosaurs make for great pack animals (Level up Weight, Speed, and Stamina).
- Travel: Stegosaurus makes for a strong, albeit slow, mount (Level up Speed and Stamina).
- Tank: Stegosaurus has a pretty high base damage and knockback which makes it good for fighting multiple enemies smaller than itself (Level up Health, Melee Damage, and some Speed).
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Stegosaurus, see the relevant Wikipedia article
- Can be very effective at harvesting berries from Plants by swiping its tail across the ground.
- Can also harvest small amounts of Wood and Thatch.
- Cannot harvest Fiber.
- A trick for transporting vast quantities of goods is to have two people, one to ride the Stegosaurus, while the other sits on its back just behind the saddle. The weight of the second person does not contribute to the weight the stegosaurus is carrying, but the player still moves. This allows for quite a lot more carrying capacity as usual which is especially useful for metal trips to mountains.
- Although stegosaurus and rex appear together often fighting or living, there is a larger time gap between their genus than there is between the rex and humans, thus making it more accurate to show humans and rex living together than Stegosaurus and rex.
- The spiked arrangement on the end of Stegosaurus' tail is called a thagomizer. The term, unlike many scientific terms, was coined in 1982 by cartoonist Gary Larson, in his comic, "The Far Side", and was said to be named after the late Thag Simmons. The term was then picked up and used 11 years after by Ken Carpenter, and has gradually been adopted as an informal anatomical term, even used by the Smithsonian Institution.
- If judged by its Brain-to-body mass ratio Stegosaurus might possibly be the dumbest dinosaur in terms of intelligence.
- In gameplay, Stegosaurus is effectively a larger Triceratops, as it shares many of Triceratops' traits and abilities, albeit on a larger scale.
- Can be picked up by a Quetzal.
- Don't be fooled into expecting it to be faster than the Bronto; it may seem that way, being smaller, but its sprint is actually barely half as fast as the larger dino.