Vulture

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Common Name
Vulture
Group
Species
Torgos arcam
Time Period
Early Pleistocene
Diet
Temperament
Docile
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September 1, 2016
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September 1, 2016
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December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Vulture_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/Vulture/Vulture_Character_BP.Vulture_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
3 XP
Feces Size
35 - 38 °C / 95 - 100 °F
Incubation Time
1h 21m 4s
Baby Time
2h 30m 9s
Juvenile Time
10h 36s
Adolescent Time
12h 30m 45s
Total Maturation Time
1d 1h 1m 27s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown

The Vulture 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
Torgos arcam appears to be a relative of Torgos tracheliotos and Torgo negevensis commonly called lappet-faced vultures which are native to the sands of the Sahara, Sahel, and Negev deserts. Like them, it is a carrion bird that feeds on the decaying corpses of other animals, and is only aggressive when defending its meal. As such, survivors should take note when they see groups of Torgos arcam circling above. It means that a wounded creature or a bloody battle may be somewhere below.
Domesticated
Despite its impressive wingspan, Torgos arcam is not suitable as a pack animal, and is surprisingly light. Some survivors have even been known to keep a tame Torgos arcam perched on their shoulder.
Known Information
Interestingly, Torgos arcam is capable of storing raw meat in a separate stomach where it will decay at an accelerated rate. Once spoiled, Torgos arcam will regurgitate the meat for proper consumption. The strong stomached survivor could, in theory, utilize this feature to speedily spoil meat for recipes.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Since the Vulture lives most commonly in the hottest areas of the desert, any food it eats rots quickly. Thus you can mostly see them grouped around a carcass, even if the meat is spoiled. Sometimes they may get defensive of anything they're eating, so they might attack smaller animals that wander too close; but for the most part, Vultures prefer to fly away as they always do when a bigger predator approaches.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Trogos Acram resembles many modern age vultures found in our world such as lappet faced and griffon vultures, with a stooped neck and sharp tipped beak for tearing open carcasses. Being much smaller than its Miocene relative Argentavis , Trogos Acram cannot be ridden, but can perch on a survivor's shoulder.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Vulture PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Vulture PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Head Highlights
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Vulture PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Skin
Vulture PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Feather Tips


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 125 +25 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 150 +15 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 900 +90 +10%
Weight.png Weight 50 +1 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 232 +1.15 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3%
Torpor.png Torpor 100 +6 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 70 108.5 108.5 5
Swimming 400 N/A N/A N/A
Flying 450 697.5 697.5 3


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Vulture bites the target.
0 550 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 23


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]

Vulture
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]

General[edit | edit source]

They will attack you when there is a corpse in the vicinity.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

As they will attack the rider and not the Dino. It is best to fight them with a pike as most tames have a hard time hitting them.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons like bows can be used while they are chasing after you, but when they come close, shooting them is less effective. Spears or a pike can be helpful as well.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

They will attack when a corpse is in the vicinity. They will target you even on your mount and will swarm when more vultures are present.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

They are fairly slow when flying and a player can run away even at base speed.

Taming[edit | edit source]

The Vulture is unable to be tamed through the standard tranquilize-and-feed methods, and must be tamed non-violently, but this can be difficult as they become aggressive at the presence of a corpse.

To feed it, place Raw or Spoiled Meat on the last slot of your hotbar, then approach and press use (default E) to feed it. You cannot feed them all the meat required for taming at one time, you must wait every couple of minutes until it is hungry again to feed it more until its taming meter is filled. The vulture will fly off every once in a while, and can easily be lost if one is not paying attention.

  • A set of Ghillie Chestpiece.png Ghillie Armor may help during taming, as it the Vulture will become aggressive if you are near a corpse. This will also reduce the chance of roaming predators catching sight of you and attacking.
  • Nearby wild predators may try to attack the Vulture while you are feeding it. If the Vulture enters combat while being tamed, the taming progress will stall.
Vulture.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 3 01:40 0:03:21
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 15 00:21 0:05:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 37 00:10 0:06:11
Vulture.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 7 01:17 0:07:47
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 42 00:20 0:14:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 105 00:10 0:17:31
Vulture.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 11 01:13 0:12:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 70 00:20 0:23:21
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 175 00:10 0:29:11
Vulture.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 15 01:11 0:16:41
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 99 00:20 0:33:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 246 00:10 0:41:01
Vulture.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 19 01:10 0:21:07
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 127 00:20 0:42:21
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 316 00:10 0:52:41
Vulture.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 24 01:09 0:26:41
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 155 00:20 0:51:41
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 386 00:10 1:04:21

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.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Bodyguard: A Vulture perched on your shoulder can attack enemies that are close enough to the player, providing extra protection from attackers. Train melee damage.
  • Excellent Meat Hunter: While the Vulture is perched on your shoulder, it automatically harvests meat when you stand in front of a corpse. Unlike other creatures, having the meat in the Vulture's inventory quadruples the spoil time, which, on Scorched Earth, cancels out the global halved spoil time.
  • Living Missile: The Vulture, thankfully a passive tame, Is an outright dangerous creature. Weaponizing it with an 'attack my target' whistle, then launching it from your shoulder, even while unmounted, turns this little beaked terror into a living missile. Capable of harassing enemy flyers in mid-air dog fights, or being released on the ground to run down a fleeing foe.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat N/A
Chitin.png Chitin N/A
Hide.png Hide N/A

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Vulture seems to extend the duration of raw meat and spoiled meat in its inventory. You cannot place raw meat (or anything else other than rotten meat) into its inventory but if you let it harvest any dead bodies, it will store the raw meat in its inventory and make it last longer.
  • The Vulture is capable of doing melee damage while on your shoulder even while you are riding another mount.
  • Vulture's can be trapped easily by placing a tent over them in the wild.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding