Tapejara

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Tapejara.png
Tapejara
Tapejara Dossier.jpg
Common Name
Tapejara
Group
Species
Tapejara imperator
Time Period
Cretaceous
Diet
Temperament
Skittish
Logo Steam.png 247.0
September 12, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 741.1
September 16, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Tapejara_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Tapejara/Tapejara_Character_BP.Tapejara_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
6 XP
Drops
Feces Size
29 - 32 °C / 84 - 90 °F
Incubation Time
1h 39m
Baby Time
5h 26m
Juvenile Time
21h 47m
Adolescent Time
1d 3h 13m
Total Maturation Time
2d 6h 27m 58s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown

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The Tapejara 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
Tapejara Imperator is a marvel to watch in the wild. It has astonishing agility compared to the Island’s other flyers thanks in large part to the rudder-like fin that extends from its snout to the back of its skull.
Domesticated
Warlike tribes appear to consider Tapejara the equivalent of a versatile rotor aircraft, capable of rapid positional changes and aggressive agility. When domesticated the Tapejara is typically outfitted with a unique dual-rider saddle, enabling a passenger to wield handheld weaponry while the pilot takes the reins. And when the Tapejara is latched onto a surface, both the passenger and pilot are able to make full use of their weapons together. Evidently what this skittering creature lacks in distance-stamina, constitution, and weight carrying capacity, it makes up for in maneuverability and combat versatility.
Known Information
Initially, I’d thought the fin was simply composed of keratin, but closer inspection has led me to believe that it is actually some kind of sensory organ. Not only, does it decrease Tapejara’s turning radius even at high speeds, but it apparently provides Tapejara with extra information to help it fly through the air with unparalleled grace. I've even seen Tapejara hover and strafe side-to-side in the air without moving forward at all. It’s quite remarkable. The creature also makes effective use of razor-sharp claws to latch onto surfaces such as the trunks of tall trees, holding its position indefinitely.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Passively found over the island, Tapejara flees when either attacked or approached.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

A mid-sized pterosaur with a large and distinctive head crest, the Tapejara is one of the island's most adept fliers. Normally found living around cliffs, tall redwood forests, and other largely vertical environments, its maneuverability in the air and sharp, climbing-suitable claws allow it to seek out its diet of fruit, nuts, and small animals, which it pries from the various small cavities often found in rock and tree bark. A Tapejara crest is a highly developed sensory organ, allowing the animal to finely maintain balance and literally fly circles around other, more cumbersome flyers.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Tapejara PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Tapejara PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Wing and Sail Markings
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

Tapejara PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Wings and Sail
Tapejara PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Back, Beak and Sail Spines
Tapejara PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Sail and Throat


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 325 +65 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 250 +12.5 +6%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1600 +160 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 280 +5.6 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 182 +0.9 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0% 36.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 450 +27 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 245 N/A N/A 6
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A
Flying 700 2464 1120 0.325


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Tapejara bites the target.
0 1000 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 18
Grab Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One) while in the air, the Tapejara can pick up another creature. Despite a coded melee damage value, this attack does no damage.
40 500 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 18
Taunt Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One) while on the ground, the Tapejara flaps its wings and taunts the target.
0 1000 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 18


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]

Tapejara
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]

Tapejara.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 4 0 0 0 0:10:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 6 0 0 0 0:15:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 0 0 0 0:20:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 16 34 7 4 0:39:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 20 2 1 1 0:25:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 23 72 15 8 0:57:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 39 56 12 6 0:50:07
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 46 72 15 8 0:57:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 58 105 21 11 1:12:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 115 104 21 11 1:11:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 45; Slingshot Hits × 19; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 0.31 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:24:33
Tapejara.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 7 0 0 0 0:27:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 0 0 0 0:17:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 13 0 0 0 0:32:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 18 3 1 1 0:45:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 35 135 28 14 1:27:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 44 34 7 4 0:55:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 52 269 55 28 2:10:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 87 212 43 22 1:51:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 104 269 55 28 2:10:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 130 370 76 38 2:42:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 260 370 76 38 2:42:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 124; Slingshot Hits × 51; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 14; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.47 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:44:18
Tapejara.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:43:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 0 0 0 0:27:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 21 0 0 0 0:52:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 28 64 14 7 1:10:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 55 334 70 35 2:17:21
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 69 129 27 14 1:26:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 82 605 127 64 3:25:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 137 489 102 51 2:56:03
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 164 605 127 64 3:25:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 205 811 169 85 4:16:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 410 811 169 85 4:16:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 205; Slingshot Hits × 84; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 0.63 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:54:16
Tapejara.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 14 0 0 0 0:55:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 15 0 0 0 0:37:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 28 48 11 6 1:10:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 38 168 36 18 1:35:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 75 612 131 66 3:07:18
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 94 277 59 30 1:57:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 112 1058 226 113 4:40:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 187 867 185 93 4:00:18
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 224 1058 226 113 4:40:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 280 1394 298 149 5:50:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 560 1394 298 149 5:50:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 286; Slingshot Hits × 117; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 32; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 0.8 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:00:06
Tapejara.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 18 45 10 5 1:11:58
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 19 0 0 0 0:47:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 36 145 32 16 1:30:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 48 310 68 34 2:00:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 95 959 209 105 3:57:15
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 119 469 103 52 2:28:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 142 1610 351 176 5:55:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 237 1331 290 145 5:04:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 284 1610 351 176 5:55:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 355 2100 457 229 7:23:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 710 2100 457 229 7:23:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 367; Slingshot Hits × 150; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 24; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9
Torpor-depletion: 0.96 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:03:56
Tapejara.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) 22 132 30 15 1:27:57
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 23 0 0 0 0:57:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 43 253 57 29 1:47:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 58 485 108 54 2:25:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 115 1364 303 152 4:47:12
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 144 701 156 78 3:00:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 172 2247 499 250 7:10:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 287 1869 415 208 6:08:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 344 2247 499 250 7:10:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 430 2912 646 323 8:57:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 860 2912 646 323 8:57:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 448; Slingshot Hits × 183; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 50; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 1.12 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 01:06:38

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]

  • Tapejara are skittish, and run away when you approach them or attack them. Using bolas to keep them down while you shoot tranquilizers into them is very effective. To effectively hit it with the bola without the risk of it fleeing, equip yourself with Ghillie Chestpiece.png Ghillie Armor, so you can sneak up on them to around 5 meters.
  • Be careful not to scare it in the air because once they get to a certain height they will never land again making it considerably harder to tame them.
  • If you are in a tribe and find a Tapejara, use Pterandons to attack it. Then have one of your tribe members come down from above it and make it so it cannot fly upward. Try to make it run into a cliff face, therfore you have a relatively easy tame it will get stuck in the cliff.
  • Perhaps the easiest, safest, surest method of taming a Tapejara is to use a Quetzalcoatlus with a platform saddle. Build an enclosed box with at least a 3x3x2 interior volume on a Quetzal with at least 210% speed. Chase the Tapejara and place it within the enclosed space then dismount so it can't clip out of the box. Then apply torpor in any way you prefer and tame it midair. It is safe and effective every time and it doesn't matter how high it has flown or even if it is over water or other dangers when you trap it.
  • Another method would be to use the Pachyrhinosaurus Rage Cloud to aggro the Tapejara, so it will attack you instead of fleeing. This can be done by having one person ride the Pachyrhinosaurus, and another person using a Quetzalcoatlus to pick the Pachy up. Have the Quetzal rider move close to the fleeing Tapejara, and the Pachy rider can press C to release the Rage Cloud. (This may take a few tries, but you will know when it is successful, as the Tapejara will begin to attack the Pachy or the Quetzal.)
  • Another method is to obtain a Mantis and equip it with a club. The Mantis' lunge attack can make quick work of the Tapejara's torpor without having to get close enough to scare it initially. However, if the Mantis' melee damage is too high, then you may run the risk of killing the Tapejara, so use caution.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Tapejara.

General[edit | edit source]

Tapejara is completely passive and will often flee before a player has an opportunity to get close.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

For a Wild Tapejara, either chase it down on a pteranodon, or bola it to the ground below.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Generally a bola to bring it down and some tranquilizer rounds will do the trick if you're trying to tame one. In combat, simply immobilize it, or keep pace and inflict enough damage.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Wild Tapejara pose no real threat. However, when tamed the creature becomes a large, mobile, powerful adversary. With a fairly large AoE with its attack, a tamed one doesn't have to get too close to kill you.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

No specific weakness other than the fact it can be ensnared using a Bola. However, in a PVP setting, Tapejara cannot attack when mounted on a cliff, and it's stamina regenerates fairly slowly. Tire out an enemy tapejara and you'll easily be able to kill it, minding the riders on its back, of course.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Multi-passenger Transport: The Tapejara is the only flyer capable of carrying a rider and two passengers on its saddle (not including the ability for other flyers to carry people in their talons).
  • Warbird: The front and rear passengers are able to fire their weapons at enemies. Its extreme maneuverability and ability to cling to walls makes it especially versatile in combat. Works well in combat itself, as the Tapejara's attack has a downwards, and fairly large AoE. This allows you to circle enemies while attacking them at a safe range.
  • Taming Mount: The Tapejara's ability to strafe, fly backwards, and have tribemates shooting from the saddle is useful in taming a variety of airborne creatures. Can be used both on fleeing creatures such as other Tapejaras and Quetzals, as well as aggressive creatures like Argentavis and possibly even Wyverns.

Carry-able Creatures[edit | edit source]

The Tapejara is capable of carrying the following creatures:


Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on 6/8/16.[2]
  • Despite being a carnivore in the game, Tapejara and its relatives are sometimes thought to have been frugivores in real life.[3]
  • Despite being so large, Tapejara can be ensnared using a Bola.
  • It is the only flying creature currently capable of flying backwards, as well as strafing left and right.
  • X and C ,XboxOne Right Stick.png when airborne will allow the Tapejara to rise and lower respectively in an elevator-styled fashion. Useful for quickly maneuvering around enemies.
  • C ,XboxOne Right Stick.png when on the ground causes a roar or "taunt".
  • Xbox has no way to do a proper elevator-climb; the closest one can do is to look straight up or down and press the left-stick back or forward, respectively.
  • One can latch onto a vertical surface 'upside-down' (with the Tapejara's face facing the ground) by backing up into the surface while pressing the corresponding land command. This is useful for shooting at ground targets near shear cliffs while lacking passengers, as the default mounted/landed view for the rider of a clinging Tapejara is only in one direction; towards the Tapejara's face. This feature was revealed by Jeremy Stieglitz via twitter on September 19, 2016.[4]
  • Simply fly next to any vertical surface and press spacebar to latch on.
  • The dossier claims that the Tapejara can be equipped with a dual rider saddle, when Ingame the saddle can hold three players. This is allegedly because the two rider saddle 'looked stupid' according to the Devs.[citation needed]
  • It might be a bug, but Tapejara on Scorched Earth won't lose stamina when hanging onto a vertical surface during a sandstorm. This allows you to ride out the storm in relative safety.
  • If you kill something while the Tapejara is latched onto a wall, the game says that the Tapejara killed it, not you.

Trivia not relevant for the game[edit | edit source]

  • The species of Tapejara in the game, Tapejara imperator, is actually based on the pterosaur Tupandactylus, which was formerly named as a species of Tapejara, renamed as its own species in 2003.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Tapejara!
  3. http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/t/tapejara.html
  4. https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/777761988827111424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw