Terror Bird

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Common Name
Terror Bird
Group
Species
Phorusrhacidae rapidesultor
Time Period
Late Paleocene
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png 235.0
February 7, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 732.0
March 7, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon TerrorBird_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/TerrorBird/TerrorBird_Character_BP.TerrorBird_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
8 XP
Drops
Special Loot Chance
30%
Feces Size
20 - 28 °C / 68 - 82 °F
Incubation Time
1h 59m
Baby Time
4h 37m
Juvenile Time
18h 31m
Adolescent Time
23h 8m
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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The Terror Bird 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
Ranging from eight to twelve feet tall, Phorusrhacidae Rapidesultor is a highly aggressive avian that is just barely capable of very brief "flight". Instead, it uses its wings primarily for balance during its high-speed sprints. Phorusrhacidae flight is actually closer to an impressive sustained leap or glide that is assisted and lengthened by flapping its wings.
Domesticated
Phorusrhacidae is an excellent combat mount, particularly for harassing and scouting. Riders of Phorusrhacidae gain most of the benefits of a fast, mobile ground-based theropod, while also gaining some of the freedom of movement from a flyer... Assuming the rider can coax Phorusrhacidae into staying in the air over a long leap.
Known Information
Phorusrhacidae shows interesting traits related to theropods such as Utahraptor, Carnotaurus, and Tyrannosaurus. It has many similar traits, such as general shape and predation patterns, but its attacks tend towards lightning dashes and leaping slashes.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Extremely Aggressive. They travel in packs and have a very long aggro distance.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

A Terror Bird stands as tall as a man and is a highly aggressive carnivore. Having evolved to sprint in pursuit of small prey, Terror Birds have long legs and powerful hooked beaks designed to tear flesh and crush bone. They have traded the power of flight for this, having only vestigial wings, generally used for balance in high-speed chases in the dense forest.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Terror Bird PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Feathers
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.

Terror Bird PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Belly/Wings Accent
Terror Bird PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Beack, Skin and Legs


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 270 +54 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 160 +16 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight.png Weight 120 +2.4 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 182 +0.9 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3% 20%
Torpor.png Torpor 300 +18 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 255.360001 1080.172729 1200.191895 5
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 Terror Bird bites the target.
0 330 0 430
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]

Terror Bird
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.


Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Terror Bird.

General[edit | edit source]

Terror Birds spawn in small clusters of three to four members, so be sure that you can handle multiple opponents. They are extremely fast and aggressive, patrolling the area while devouring anything they can get their beaks on. Be careful when exploring in their spawning areas, which includes the mountains and the rivers at the base of the mountains. Be sure to consider other animals while dealing with Terror Birds, as there are plenty where they spawn!

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If the Terror Bird is unable to reach you, it cannot harm you. Fighting on the ground is not a good idea, as the Terror Bird is adapted to running and can easily overtake a player. Try to finish them off quickly before their damage adds up, as escape is not a viable option. Oddly enough, the birds sometimes get stuck on each other and cannot move. In this rare occasion, either run, kill or knock them out before they fix themselves. This could potentially be a bug, and it may be fixed in a future patch.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Use whatever is preferred. Use ranged weaponry from afar, or take the battle to them with a pike or sword. Keep in mind that you will not be harmed if attacking from afar.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Terror Bird is a good sprinter, so make sure to stay away from it on open terrain if you are poorly equipped. Fast or durable mounts can evacuate you in a pinch, or they can simply aide in killing one. Be sure that other mountainous animals do not enter the battle, as a Rex or Giganotosaurus can easily turn a casual hunt into a nightmarish slaughter of beloved animals and helpful tribe members.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Similar to the Raptor, the Terror Bird can easily be trapped on rocks and attacked with either a ranged weapon or a pike. They do not have relatively high health, so they can be dispatched in a similar method to raptors. The Terror Bird, like some other creatures, has a special head hitbox, which make him take 3x more damages with headshots. If one Terror Bird charges you alone, the best weapons are bows or crossbows. Use iron arrows to make sure to one-shot it.

Taming[edit | edit source]

The Terror Bird loses torpor quickly so make sure that you are stocked up on Narcotics when you knock one out.

Terror Bird.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 3 49 12 6 0:07:12
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 23 6 3 0:04:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 5 52 13 7 0:07:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 66 17 9 0:09:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 12 152 38 19 0:17:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 15 87 22 11 0:11:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 17 224 55 28 0:25:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 29 194 48 24 0:22:22
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 34 224 55 28 0:25:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 43 288 71 36 0:32:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 85 285 71 36 0:31:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 30; Slingshot Hits × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 2.3 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:02:10
Terror Bird.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 6 122 33 17 0:14:24
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 60 16 8 0:09:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 11 147 39 20 0:16:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 14 199 53 27 0:21:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 28 443 118 59 0:41:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 35 260 69 35 0:26:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 42 688 182 91 1:03:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 70 583 154 77 0:53:59
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 83 679 180 90 1:02:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 104 862 228 114 1:18:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 208 862 228 114 1:18:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 83; Slingshot Hits × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 3.48 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:03:56
Terror Bird.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 9 220 62 31 0:21:36
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 9 114 32 16 0:13:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 17 271 76 38 0:25:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 23 388 108 54 0:34:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 45 818 228 114 1:07:26
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 56 486 136 68 0:42:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 67 1250 348 174 1:40:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 112 1066 297 149 1:26:22
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 134 1250 348 174 1:40:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 168 1583 441 221 2:06:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 335 1578 440 220 2:05:38
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: 4.71 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:04:49
Terror Bird.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 12 330 96 48 0:28:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 13 200 58 29 0:19:31
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 24 432 125 63 0:36:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 31 580 168 84 0:46:31
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 62 1233 357 179 1:32:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 78 749 217 109 0:58:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 93 1889 547 274 2:19:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 155 1607 465 233 1:59:31
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 185 1878 544 272 2:18:46
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 232 2374 687 344 2:54:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 463 2369 685 343 2:53:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 191; Slingshot Hits × 78; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 22; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 5.94 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:05:20
Terror Bird.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 15 450 134 67 0:35:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 16 272 81 41 0:24:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 30 584 174 87 0:45:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 40 806 240 120 1:00:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 79 1671 498 249 1:58:23
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 99 1017 303 152 1:14:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 118 2540 757 379 2:57:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 197 2168 646 323 2:31:54
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 236 2540 757 379 2:57:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 295 3196 953 477 3:41:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 590 3196 953 477 3:41:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 245; Slingshot Hits × 100; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpor-depletion: 7.17 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:05:40
Terror Bird.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) 18 575 176 88 0:43:11
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 20 372 114 57 0:30:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 36 742 227 114 0:54:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 48 1019 311 156 1:12:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 96 2126 649 325 2:23:51
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 120 1296 396 198 1:30:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 144 3238 988 494 3:36:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 240 2761 842 421 3:05:03
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 287 3226 984 492 3:35:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 359 4058 1238 619 4:29:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 718 4058 1238 619 4:29:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 299; Slingshot Hits × 122; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 8.39 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:05:55

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.

Preferred Food[edit | edit source]

  1. Kibble.png Kibble (Gallimimus Egg)
  2. Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat
  3. Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat
  4. Raw Meat.png Raw Meat

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Terror Bird is very fast and will usually circle around you, which can make it difficult to properly hit. It is recommended to lock the Terror Bird in place to not waste ammunition by either grabbing it with an Argentavis or Quetzal, lure it into a prepared trap like a 1x1 stone house without ceiling, or use a Bola.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Scout: The terror bird can be very fast, and together with its gliding ability, good turn radius, and high damage there is little that can stop you from exploring, except for maybe large pools of water. However, its low carry weight makes it difficult to transport more than you and your basic equipment. (Upgrade speed, stamina, and to your choice health/damage/weight)
  • Mountain Jumper: If you frequently travel mountains but do not want to use a flying mount, the Terror Bird is an excellent ground alternative. With its gliding ability you can quickly cover chasms or depart from the mountain all together, all without having to deal with falling damage. With upgraded damage and health it usually can deal with all attackers, however it is difficult to carry resources home. (Upgrade health, stamina, and damage)
  • War Mount: Similar to a Raptor with higher damage and the ability to glide. Its circling attack pattern can be very confusing in PvP, if sent into combat unmounted. Additional speed can make it difficult for an enemy player to hit the Terror Bird. (Upgrade health, Melee damage, and speed)
  • Sniper's Mount: It has the mobility to get you around and out of trouble during your field sniping. When hunting or in PvP, it will serve a sniper well.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
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 Terror Bird, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • The dossier was revealed on 08/25/15 [2]
  • To glide press and hold the jump button (default Space). The Terror Bird will glide with the same speed it was running when you jumped.
  • If you stop gliding the bird will start falling even if you hit space again afterwards. Flapping its wings will however reduce the falling damage.
  • The Terror Bird's "genus", Phorusrhacidae, actually refers to the family informally known as terror birds rather than a particular genus. The skull that is seen in its dossier appears to be of the famous terror bird Phorusrhacos. If this is the true identity of the Terror Bird seen in ARK, its true scientific name would be Phorusrhacos rapidesultor.
  • They can be picked up by the Argentavis and Quetzal.
  • The dossier image of the Terror Bird shows it with a vestigial dew claw, but the in-game model of the creature lacks this feature.
  • Despite spawning most commonly in the mountains, real life Terror Birds were plains dwellers that hunted out in the open.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Terror Bird!