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Ankylosaurus
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Ankylosaurus
Group
Species
Ankylosaurus crassacutis
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Diet
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June 2, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Ankylo_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Ankylo/Ankylo_Character_BP.Ankylo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Ankylosaurus
admincheat summon Ankylo_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Ankylo/Ankylo_Character_BP_Aberrant.Ankylo_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
12 XP
16 - 20 °C / 61 - 68 °F
Incubation Time
2h 37m 52.927s
Baby Time
4h 52m 23.859s
Juvenile Time
19h 29m 35.438s
Adolescent Time
1d 21m 59.297s
Total Maturation Time
2d 43m 58.594s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus The Island.svg

Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus Scorched Earth.svg

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus Aberration.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus Extinction.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
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Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Ankylosaurus (an-KYE-low-SAWR-us), also referred to as the Ankylo or Anky, is a species of Dinosaur 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

Unlike many of the herd animals on the Island, Ankylosaurus crassacutis tends to live in small family units.

I believe they can afford to stick with smaller groups because of their incredibly thick skin, for which they're named.

Despite not being among the largest of the Island's herbivores, Ankylosaurus is one of the more difficult creatures to take down. Its thick, armored skin seems to make it more than a match for several of the mid-sized predators that would otherwise hunt it.

Reckless carnivores are just as likely to hurt themselves on Ankylosaurus' spikes, as they are to get hit by its tail.

Domesticated

Without a doubt, the best trait of a trained Ankylosaurus is its enormously dense tail.

This tail is powerful enough to quickly shatter the resource-laden rocks of the Island.

One of the wealthier human tribes on the island utilizes a squad of Ankylosaurs in its mines and quarries. The creature's affinity for metal enables it to carry raw ore at an effectively reduced weight.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Ankylosaurus can be found peacefully wandering around the Island. They will not attack unless provoked, and since they can deal a devastating blow with their tail club if angered it is best for survivors to leave this beast alone. They have a very low movement speed on land but can move much faster in water.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ankylosaurus is a species of large, quadrupedal herbivore, adorned with a thick coating of spikes and bony plates. They are relatively low to the ground and protect themselves with an enormous bone club on the end of their tails.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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

  • For some reason, the Ankylo will always spawn with the same color covering the majority of its back (Region 0). The Ankylo is the only creature with this unique color which can be described as almost a "Butterscotch" or "Barley Corn" hue. This color cannot be replicated in the game, as it does not have an in-game 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 Ankylosaurus's "back" magenta.

Ankylo PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Back
Ankylo PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Spikes
Ankylo PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Leg Plates
Ankylo PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Spike Tips
Ankylo PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Head and Back
Ankylo PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underside

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 700 +140 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 175 +17.5 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 3000 +300 +10% 15%
Weight 250 +5 +4%
Melee Damage 50 / 302 +2.5 / +1.5 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2% 35%
Torpidity 420 +25.2 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
4Torpidity 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 120 264 264 3
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
WalkingAndSwimmingTailAttack Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 330 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 50
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Ankylosaurus swings its clubbed tail at the target.
0 250 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 30
NotWalkingNotSwimmingTailAttack Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 330 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 50

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]

Ankylosaurus

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]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Ankylosaurus is relatively easy to knock out due to its slow movement speed. Even when attacked, the Ankylosaurus is easy to outrun, making nearly any ranged attack effective. The best method to knock it out would be using Tranquilizer Darts or Tranquilizer Arrows, but if neither are available then a simple Slingshot will do the trick but may take longer than a tranquilizer dart or arrow. Since the head of Ankylosaurus is covered in heavy armor, much like the rest of its body, it does not have a damage multiplier there- this means that it will take an equal amount of damage regardless of where on the body it is shot.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Ankylosaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 4 0 0 0 0:06:24
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 40 53 11 6 0:48:01
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 40 53 11 6 0:48:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 40 53 11 6 0:48:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 40 53 11 6 0:48:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 40 156 31 16 1:36:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 53 53 11 6 0:47:43
Berries.png Berries 79 52 11 6 0:47:25
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 42; Slingshot Hits × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:23:20
Ankylosaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 10 0 0 0 0:16:00
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 94 248 51 26 1:52:49
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 94 248 51 26 1:52:49
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 94 248 51 26 1:52:49
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 94 248 51 26 1:52:49
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 94 623 128 64 3:45:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 125 247 51 26 1:52:31
Berries.png Berries 188 248 51 26 1:52:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 116; Slingshot Hits × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:38:29
Ankylosaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 15 0 0 0 0:23:59
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 150 542 114 57 3:00:01
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 150 542 114 57 3:00:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 150 542 114 57 3:00:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 150 542 114 57 3:00:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 150 1285 269 135 6:00:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 200 542 114 57 3:00:01
Berries.png Berries 300 542 114 57 3:00:01
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
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:48:52
Ankylosaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 21 0 0 0 0:33:34
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 207 920 196 98 4:08:25
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 207 920 196 98 4:08:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 207 920 196 98 4:08:25
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 207 920 196 98 4:08:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 207 2109 450 225 8:16:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 275 915 195 98 4:07:31
Berries.png Berries 413 917 196 98 4:07:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 267; Slingshot Hits × 109; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 30; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 17; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:56:24
Ankylosaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 27 0 0 0 0:43:10
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 263 1357 294 147 5:15:37
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 263 1357 294 147 5:15:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 263 1357 294 147 5:15:37
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 263 1357 294 147 5:15:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 263 3047 660 330 10:31:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 350 1354 293 147 5:15:01
Berries.png Berries 525 1354 293 147 5:15:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 342; Slingshot Hits × 140; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 38; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 22; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:02:20
Ankylosaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 32 0 0 0 0:51:09
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 319 1849 406 203 6:22:49
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley Primitive Plus Icon.png 319 1849 406 203 6:22:49
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 319 1849 406 203 6:22:49
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean Primitive Plus Icon.png 319 1849 406 203 6:22:49
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat Primitive Plus Icon.png 319 4091 899 450 12:45:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 425 1847 406 203 6:22:31
Berries.png Berries 638 1849 406 203 6:22:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 418; Slingshot Hits × 171; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 27; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:07:13

Soothing Balm Ankylosaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:04:48
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 23 10 2 1 0:27:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 30 8 2 1 0:27:01
Berries.png Berries 45 8 2 1 0:27:01
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 8 0 0 0 0:09:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 10 0 0 0 0:09:01
Berries.png Berries 15 0 0 0 0:09:01
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
Berries.png Berries 2 0 0 0 0:01:13
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 42; Slingshot Hits × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 3; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:23:20
Soothing Balm Ankylosaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:09:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 54 88 18 9 1:04:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 72 88 18 9 1:04:49
Berries.png Berries 108 88 18 9 1:04:49
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:03:12
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 18 0 0 0 0:21:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 24 0 0 0 0:21:37
Berries.png Berries 36 0 0 0 0:21:37
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 2 0 0 0 0:02:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 3 0 0 0 0:02:43
Berries.png Berries 4 0 0 0 0:02:25
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 116; Slingshot Hits × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 7; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:38:29
Soothing Balm Ankylosaurus.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:17:35
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 102 311 66 33 2:02:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 136 311 66 33 2:02:25
Berries.png Berries 204 311 66 33 2:02:25
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:06:24
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 34 0 0 0 0:40:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 46 0 0 0 0:41:25
Berries.png Berries 68 0 0 0 0:40:49
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 4 0 0 0 0:04:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 5 0 0 0 0:04:31
Berries.png Berries 7 0 0 0 0:04:13
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 229; Slingshot Hits × 94; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 26; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 15; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 13; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 0.72 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:52:54
Soothing Balm Ankylosaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 19 0 0 0 0:30:23
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 183 893 197 99 3:39:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 243 888 195 98 3:38:43
Berries.png Berries 365 889 196 98 3:39:01
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 7 0 0 0 0:11:12
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 61 36 8 4 1:13:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 81 34 8 4 1:12:55
Berries.png Berries 122 36 8 4 1:13:13
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 7 0 0 0 0:08:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 9 0 0 0 0:08:07
Berries.png Berries 13 0 0 0 0:07:49
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 1 0 0 0 0:00:55
Berries.png Berries 1 0 0 0 0:00:37
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 418; Slingshot Hits × 171; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 27; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 24; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 18; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:07:13
Soothing Balm Ankylosaurus.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 35 0 0 0 0:55:57
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 343 2544 592 296 6:51:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 458 2549 593 297 6:52:13
Berries.png Berries 686 2544 592 296 6:51:37
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 12 0 0 0 0:19:11
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 115 422 98 49 2:18:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 153 419 98 49 2:17:43
Berries.png Berries 229 417 97 49 2:17:25
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:03:12
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 12 0 0 0 0:14:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 16 0 0 0 0:14:25
Berries.png Berries 23 0 0 0 0:13:49
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 1 0 0 0 0:01:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 2 0 0 0 0:01:49
Berries.png Berries 2 0 0 0 0:01:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 796; Slingshot Hits × 325; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 89; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 51; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 45; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 34; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 36; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 18
Torpidity-depletion: 1.59 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:23:42
Soothing Balm Ankylosaurus.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 51 0 0 0 1:21:32
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 504 4636 1125 563 10:04:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 672 4636 1125 563 10:04:49
Berries.png Berries 1008 4636 1125 563 10:04:49
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 17 0 0 0 0:27:11
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 168 976 237 119 3:21:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 224 976 237 119 3:21:37
Berries.png Berries 336 976 237 119 3:21:37
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:03:12
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 17 0 0 0 0:20:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 23 0 0 0 0:20:43
Berries.png Berries 34 0 0 0 0:20:25
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Dilo Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:01:36
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 2 0 0 0 0:02:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 2 0 0 0 0:01:49
Berries.png Berries 3 0 0 0 0:01:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1174; Slingshot Hits × 479; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 131; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 75; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 66; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 49; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 54; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 27
Torpidity-depletion: 2.08 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:34:08


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 Regular Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Meat Jerky , 1 ×  Medium Egg , 5 ×  Fiber , 2 ×  Longrass , 2 ×  Savoroot , 1 ×  Water

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Ankylosaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

The Ankylosaurus uses its huge, literally 'bone-crushing' tail to attack its enemies. Its attack can be quite devastating if a survivor is wearing anything weaker than Chitin Armor. It is recommended then to either shoot it with a Ranged Weapon or use a Pike or Spear while circling it.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The most successful strategy for killing an Ankylosaurus is to circle it while shooting it with a ranged weapon like a Bow, Crossbow, or any variety of gun. Be prepared for a moderately lengthy battle if you are using low-level weapons.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons are recommended when fighting an Ankylosaurus. These weapons include Bow, Crossbow, Longneck Rifle, and others, though with some persistence a Slingshot will also work. Melee weapons are generally discouraged, though more nimble survivors might have success using Pikes and Swords if they are able to quickly move in and out of its attack range, or even bringing a Shield can work as well.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Ankylosaurus uses its huge tail club as a defensive weapon: this attack has a fairly large range and can deal a respectable amount of damage, so keeping your distance is a must.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The trade-off for its heavy coat of armor is a relatively slow movement and turning speed. Ankylosaurus can thus be easily outmaneuvered and overpowered.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Tank: Excellent tank due to its high HP. (Level up Health and Melee Damage)
  • Transport: While slow, it has a very good base carrying capacity. Good for local transport. (Level up Movement Speed, Stamina, and Weight)
  • Gatherer: Excellent for collecting essential materials such as Metal, Crystal, and Flint. As of patch 256.3 (PC) Ankylos have a 75% weight reduction to raw metal in their inventories, allowing them to carry much more before becoming encumbered. (Level up Weight and Melee Damage). Can be transported by Quetzals or Argentavis for more mobility. (Level up Melee Damage) on the Ankylosaurus and (Level up Weight) on the flyers.
  • Underwater miner: Despite being such a heavily built creature, Ankylosaurus is a surprisingly good swimmer and also capable of easily fending off sea predators with its tail club attack. Therefore, it can be used to gather Oil from the bottom of the sea. Levelling up Oxygen also makes it swim much faster. (Level up Oxygen and Stamina.)
  • Transport:
  • Damage:

Weight Reduction[edit | edit source]

The Ankylosaurus reduces the weight of the following resources by the listed amount while they are in its inventory:

Resource Reduction by
Metal 75%

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Metal.png Metal ★★★★★
Flint.png Flint ★★★★★
Crystal.png Crystal ★★★★★
Rare Flower.png Rare Flower ★★★★★
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom ★★★★★
Sulfur (Scorched Earth).png Sulfur Scorched Earth Icon.png ★★★★☆
Obsidian.png Obsidian ★★★★☆
Berries.png Berries ★★★★☆
Oil.png Oil ★★★★☆
Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth).png Cactus Sap Scorched Earth Icon.png ★★★★☆
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★☆☆
Stone.png Stone ★★★☆☆
Wood.png Wood ★★☆☆☆
  • Note: Increasing Melee Damage on Ankylosaurus yields more resources per swing; however, it does not increase area of effect as rumored.

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Until v246.0 it was possible to harvest resources with the bite attack when looking straight to a resource, which was significantly faster than the tail whip attack.
  • The Ankylosaurus can be picked up by a Argentavis, Quetzal or Karkinos, however it cannot harvest while picked up.
  • If using Aberrant Ankylosaurus to harvest on the Aberration map, be mindful it is not immune to radiation and you will need to feed it Mushroom Brew every 120 seconds to keep it from suffering from radiation exposure when in irradiated areas of the map.
  • The real world Ankylosaurus magniventris had much more smoothed armor than that of the Ankylosaurus depicted in the game, with the only prominent spikes being located around the head. The Ankylosaurus shown in ARK seems to more closely resemble Euoplocephalus tutus, a closely related dinosaur with a much more spiky appearance.
  • The skull in Ankylo's dossier actually resembles Ankylosaurus' relative Tarchia rather than the actual animal.
  • Using the bite attack during the tail slam will make you gather bushes instead of trees/rocks in a bigger area.
  • The Ankylosaurus needs to be extremely close to each other to mate.
  • The specific epithet crassacutis, meaning "thick skin", is an incorrectly constructed Latin compound; it should be crassicutis instead.
  • When using the tail whip attack, there are 2 different animations that can occur with varying hitboxes. The regular swing will occur if facing to the right of the anky and the slam will occur if facing to the left.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]