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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]
Behavior[edit | edit source]
The Trike is not aggressive until attacked. When attacked, it charges at the enemy and bucks it with its heads. Their bucking attack knocks the enemy back, which can make Trikes much more dangerous near cliffs or steep hills. The amount of knockback is significantly influenced by the enemy's weight. However, This attack can be easily dodged.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Trike is a relatively small stout quadrupedal herbivore, which sports a large bony head equipped with an equally bony frill, which is adorned with multiple horns or spikes. Three larger horns also appear on the animal's head, one over each eye, and one on the nose.
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Triceratops's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Triceratops. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Triceratops 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 Triceratops's "body" magenta.
Face and Feet
Region 2 is not used
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 (Carno Egg)||4||0||0||0:04:48|
|× 25; × 11; × 3; × 2; × 2; × 1:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:13:38|
|Kibble (Carno Egg)||10||0||0||0:12:00|
|× 69; × 28; × 8; × 5; × 4; × 2:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:24:37|
|Kibble (Carno Egg)||15||0||0||0:18:00|
|× 114; × 47; × 13; × 8; × 6; × 3:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:30:08|
|Kibble (Carno Egg)||21||0||0||0:25:12|
|× 159; × 65; × 18; × 11; × 8; × 4:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:33:23|
|Kibble (Carno Egg)||27||0||0||0:32:23|
|× 204; × 84; × 23; × 13; × 10; × 5:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:35:31|
|Kibble (Carno Egg)||32||5||2||0:38:23|
|× 249; × 102; × 28; × 16; × 12; × 6:|
|Torpor-depletion: , Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:37:01|
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]
Triceratops are rather slow, you can kite one easily. Keep firing Tranquilizer Arrow with several seconds in between each arrow to allow the Torpor level to increase over time while backing away very quickly. You can also look for a stuck Trike, which will be incredibly easy to knock out, as it can't attack you. Another strategy is to look for 2 or 3 small trees on a beach and then aggro the trike from a distance or from a safe place like ontop of a rock, directing him between the trees, it will likely get stuck. Many users have reported that a change has recently been made adding extra head armor to the Triceratops making head shots less effective than body shots to KO a trike. Knock out numbers above no longer work using head shots as the actual number is much higher now.
Combat[edit | edit source]
This section describes how to fight against the Triceratops.
General[edit | edit source]
While it is not difficult to dodge the attack of a Trike, they deal significant damage, and the knock-back can deal additional fall damage if the player is knocked off of a hill. Oftentimes, beginning players attack out of familiarization with such an iconic dinosaur. This can lead to an early and embarrassing death.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
When attacked, a Trike will try to ram you with its horned head. Side stepping is your best friend here, especially if you are attacking with a spear. Quickly circle around the Trike, avoiding it’s head, while exposing its body. If you can circle fast enough it’s possible to avoid getting hit at all. (Doesn't work consistently enough to be listed. Nigh impossible for a beginner.)
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
It is entirely possible to bring down a Trike using only a melee weapon if the player is careful to avoid the head and stays near the Trike's side or behind. However, it is recommended to use a ranged weapon such as a bow. It is a good strategy to enrage the Trike from afar, using a ranged weapon. Finish it with powerful melee attacks. A powerful mount can also be used.
Dangers[edit | edit source]
Their headbash will knock you back, so try to avoid getting in front of him. Other Trikes nearby will also attack a player if a member of their species is hit nearby. If a player steals a wild Trike egg, the Trikes nearby will attack. Their attacks have a large AOE(Area Of Effect) and can send big groups of players or attacking dinosaurs flying back.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
Trikes have a large, slow turning radius, so outfoxing the Trike can be a viable strategy. They also have a tendency to get stuck in trees. Because a Trike will try to face its attacker it is easy to position some low level dinos behind it and make them attack it. When it tries to turn towards them, punch the trike and it will change targets again and again without ever actually attacking.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Roles[edit | edit source]
- Transport: While slow, has a very good base carrying capacity. Good for local transport, but will get stuck often when travelling through woods. Note that if you are riding the triceratops, you can simply attack the trees, knocking them down; also, a ridden trike's attack does no friendly fire damage, so you can also clear trees out of the way of other non-mounted pack beasts that are following you (Level up Speed, Stamina, and Weight).
- Gatherer: Excellent for gathering berries, second only to a Bronto or Mammoth (Level up Melee Damage).
- Battle mount: Decent battle mount for starters, as it can do some damage and knocks smaller opponents back (Increase Damage and Health). Do not underestimate its knockback, if you can master it you will be able to kill way stronger dinos and don't suffer damage or very little, it requires perfect timing between your attack and if needed to walk forwards or backwards, best to practice with raptors. You can kill an Alpha Raptor in this way.
- Guardian: While most people think first and foremost of the swift, deadly carnivores in terms of protecting their property, the Triceratops is much easier to tame earlier in the game than even midsized carnivores. A pair or trio of Trikes can act as the core of a guard force that will keep your home and herds safe from common predators such as Raptor, Sarco and Carnotaurus. Unlike most dinos, Trikes tend not to die when pursuing Sarco into the water—their AoE lets them fend off multiple Megapiranha (Level up Health and Melee Damage).
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Triceratops, see the relevant Wikipedia article
- Can collect berries, thatch, and smaller amounts of wood; collecting berries in this manner will yield extremely high amounts of berries compared to collecting them by hand. This makes it incredibly useful for feeding and taming other herbivores.
- Its full name means "Three-horned Face".
- When dismounting, you will stand on the back of the trike. If you crouch, you can hide behind its large face plate for cover from attacks. It is also possible to shoot from the top of the trike while it fights. (Don't move or you may fall off.)
- Can be picked up by a Quetzal.
- The Trike is confirmed to have a skewer attack in the near future, likely similar to the Woolly Rhino's.
- The Player can use weapons while mounted on the back of the Trike.