Megatherium

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Disambig.png This article is about Megatherium.png Megatherium, not to be confused with Megalania.png Megalania, Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus, Megaloceros Icon.png Megaloceros, or Megalodon.png Megalodon




























Megatherium.png
Megatherium
Megatherium Dossier.jpg
Megatherium Dossier.jpg
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Megatherium
Group
Species
Megatherium Formipavor
Time Period
Late Pleocene-Early Holocene
Diet
Omnivore (primarily Herbivore)
Temperament
Passive, but aggressive to insects
Logo Steam.png 258.0
May 30, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 755.0
June 19, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Megatherium_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Megatherium/Megatherium_Character_BP.Megatherium_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
8 XP
Feces Size
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11s
Baby Time
9h 15m 33s
Juvenile Time
1d 13h 2m 11s
Adolescent Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Total Maturation Time
3d 20h 35m 32s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Common
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Island)

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 Uncommon
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (The Center)

This creature is missing habitat information.
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 Uncommon
 
 Unknown
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 Uncommon
 
 Unknown
For a more exact spawn map, see Spawn Map (Scorched Earth)

The Megatherium (meg-ah-theer-ee-um), or Giant Sloth, 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

Megatherium formipavor is one of the larger mammals on the Island. This is most shocking because it is essentially a giant sloth...if you crossbred it with an elephant and a bear!

Because of its size and girth, the Megatherium is uncommonly resistant to being knocked unconscious.

Despite primarily being an herbivore, a typical Megatherium is very intent on consuming the Island's many insects. It is particularly adept at removing their insides without damaging much of the shell, maximizing extraction of chitin. The otherwise slow and peaceful Megatherium becomes faster and aggressive in the presence of these creatures.

Domesticated

Megatherium is an incredibly useful creature to tame, so long as you don't intend to fight other tribes. It's enormity, high resistance to torpor, and voracious attitude toward insects (and arachnids) makes it ideal for farming large quantities of chitin from the bugs of the Island, or simply defending against them.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Megatherium is a slow, gentle creature that will not attack any survivor and only shows aggression to insects or when attacked.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Among the largest mammals yet found on the island, the Megatherium is a slow-moving and formidable omnivore, roughly similar to a bear in appearance, but with a small head and heavy limbs that betray its sloth ancestry. While normally content to browse from tall trees or dig for roots and tubers, giant sloths are avid insectivores and will prey upon the island's giant arthropods when they can, cracking open exoskeletons with their hooked claws and extracting the meat with a long, muscular tongue. Smaller insects like the Titanomyrma are eaten wholesale.




Color Scheme and Regions

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

Megatherium PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Main Body
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.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Megatherium PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Hands and Feet


Drops[edit | edit source]

Note: Information is not guaranteed to be accurate, as it is a guess based on information of similar creatures.

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 740 +148 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 270 +27 +10%
Food.png Food 3000 +300 +10%
Weight.png Weight 725 +14.5 +4.5%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 322 +1.6 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 1000 +60 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 320 1280 960 14
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Claw or Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Slam Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 500 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 49
Claw Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 500 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 32
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 650 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 32


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]

Megatherium
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]

Megatherium.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Megalania Egg) 7 7 2 1 0:19:43
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 33 8 4 0:24:39
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 9 37 8 4 0:25:21
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 26 145 32 16 0:45:44
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 18 70 16 8 0:31:42
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 35 228 50 25 1:01:33
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 43 103 23 12 0:37:51
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 52 387 84 42 1:31:33
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 86 314 68 34 1:17:47
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 86 383 83 42 1:30:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 103 382 83 42 1:30:40
Berries.png Berries 129 383 83 42 1:30:50
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 129 504 109 55 1:53:33
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 257 501 109 55 1:53:07
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 100; Slingshot Hits × 41; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 12; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.9 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:18:31
Megatherium.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Megalania Egg) 12 25 6 3 0:33:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 24 88 21 11 0:42:15
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 15 88 21 11 0:42:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 44 351 81 41 1:17:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 167 39 20 0:52:49
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 60 562 130 65 1:45:31
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 75 266 62 31 1:06:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 89 945 218 109 2:36:41
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 149 780 180 90 2:14:45
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 149 950 219 110 2:37:23
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 178 945 218 109 2:36:41
Berries.png Berries 223 947 219 110 2:37:02
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 223 1241 287 144 3:16:17
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 445 1238 286 143 3:15:51
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 274; Slingshot Hits × 112; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 31; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 18; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 1.5 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:30:32
Megatherium.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Megalania Egg) 16 55 14 7 0:45:03
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 35 201 49 25 1:01:37
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 22 204 49 25 1:01:58
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 64 647 156 78 1:52:33
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 43 324 78 39 1:15:42
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 86 986 237 119 2:31:14
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 107 486 117 59 1:34:11
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 128 1636 393 197 3:45:20
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 214 1357 326 163 3:13:32
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 214 1642 395 198 3:46:02
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 256 1636 393 197 3:45:20
Berries.png Berries 320 1636 393 197 3:45:20
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 320 2129 512 256 4:41:40
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 640 2129 512 256 4:41:40
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 454; Slingshot Hits × 186; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 51; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 1.96 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:38:47
Megatherium.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Megalania Egg) 21 140 35 18 0:59:07
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 45 335 83 42 1:19:13
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 28 332 82 41 1:18:52
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 83 983 244 122 2:25:57
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 56 523 130 65 1:38:35
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 112 1478 366 183 3:16:57
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 140 763 189 95 2:03:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 167 2421 600 300 4:53:59
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 279 2016 500 250 4:12:19
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 279 2428 602 301 4:54:41
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 334 2421 600 300 4:53:59
Berries.png Berries 418 2424 601 301 4:54:20
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 418 3139 778 389 6:07:55
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 835 3135 777 389 6:07:28
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 634; Slingshot Hits × 259; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 71; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 41; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 29; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15
Torpor-depletion: 2.37 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:44:46
Megatherium.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Megalania Egg) 26 249 64 32 1:13:12
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 55 496 126 63 1:36:50
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 35 514 131 66 1:38:35
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 102 1359 346 173 2:59:22
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 69 754 192 96 2:01:28
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 138 2022 514 257 4:02:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 172 1067 271 136 2:31:24
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 206 3277 832 416 6:02:38
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 344 2737 695 348 5:11:05
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 344 3284 834 417 6:03:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 412 3277 832 416 6:02:38
Berries.png Berries 515 3277 832 416 6:02:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 515 4225 1073 537 7:33:17
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1030 4225 1073 537 7:33:17
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 814; Slingshot Hits × 333; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 91; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 52; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 37; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpor-depletion: 2.75 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:49:28
Megatherium.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Megalania Egg) 31 376 98 49 1:27:16
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 66 697 181 91 1:56:11
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 41 689 179 90 1:55:29
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 121 1767 459 230 3:32:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 82 1009 262 131 2:24:21
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 164 2605 676 338 4:48:23
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 205 1409 366 183 3:00:26
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 245 4188 1086 543 7:11:17
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 409 3508 910 455 6:09:52
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 409 4196 1088 544 7:11:59
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 490 4188 1086 543 7:11:17
Berries.png Berries 613 4192 1087 544 7:11:38
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 613 5388 1398 699 8:59:33
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1225 5383 1396 698 8:59:06
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 994; Slingshot Hits × 406; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 111; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 64; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 45; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23
Torpor-depletion: 3.11 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:53:20

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.

Ingredients for Kibble.png Kibble (Megalania Egg): 1 × 20px Megalania Egg , 1 × Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey , 10 × Chitin.png Chitin , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Megatherium.

General[edit | edit source]

The Megatherium is a large omnivore, eating both plants and animals. It is slightly larger than the Wooly Rhino, but smaller than the Mammoth. They are kind of like a Chalicotherium, walking on their knuckles and they can even sit.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Becomes more powerful when it attacks insects. It will get a glowing aurora around it which means, like it says below, the "Bug Killer" buff is active.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Can easily be overrun and killed. Like the dossier says, the Megatherium is not really a battle mount.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Tank

Because its high base Hp (more than the anky) it can tank very well ( lvl up only health)

Chitin Gatherer

Once you've killed a bug while riding the Megatherium, it will get a buff called "Bug Killer". Bug killer causes the Megatherium's damage to multiply by 250% to any target for 120 seconds (which is multiplicative with the passive 150% multiplier against bugs). When "Bug Killer" is active while fighting bugs, the Megatherium's damage will be multiplied by 375%. This makes the Megatherium incredibly potent against bugs. Once you harvest the bug's corpse you will get a massive amount of chitin. At 200% Melee Damage, you can easily get 200+ chitin from a single scorpion.

Gatherer

The Megatherium is able to collect berries and fiber from bushes, thatch and wood from trees and meat, chitin and hide from corpses.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Chitin.png Chitin ★★★★★
Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth).png Cactus Sap ★★★★★
Fiber.png Fiber ★★★★☆
Berries.png Berries ★★★★☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • The dossier was revealed on July 29, 2015[2]
  • The full-name of the Megatherium Formipavor means "Great beast that causes fear", a reference to its size and large frightening claws.
  • Although described as omnivorous, the real animal was likely just a herbivore. This change in diet is based on the dietary habits of anteaters (which are related to sloths) and a controversial theory that Megatherium may have supplemented its diet with meat.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Introducing the Megatherium & ARK Digest #12!