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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Paraceratherium gigamicus
Time Period
Logo Steam.png 215.0
September 24, 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
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Paracer_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Paraceratherium/Paracer_Character_BP.Paracer_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Paraceratherium
admincheat summon Paracer_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Paraceratherium/Paracer_Character_BP_Aberrant.Paracer_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
24 XP
Special Loot Chance
Gestation Time
7h 56m
Baby Time
9h 15m
Juvenile Time
1d 13h 2m
Adolescent Time
1d 22h 17m
Total Maturation Time
3d 20h 35m 32s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

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

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

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Paraceratherium Aberration.svg

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

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Paraceratherium Ragnarok.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

Disambig.png This article is about Paraceratherium.png Paraceratherium, not to be confused with Parasaur.png Parasaur

The Paracer, or Paraceratherium(pa-ra-ce-ra-THE-ree-um,) 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.


Paraceratherium gigamicus is a massive, long-necked herbivore that inhabits some of the Island's grasslands. It resembles a gigantic horse/rhinoceros hybrid, but is over twice the size of either. Paraceratherium is a very peaceful and friendly creature.

Barring some surprises yet in store for me, I can safely say that Paraceratherium is among the largest mammals on the Island. While its size means that Paraceratherium can provide an incredible amount of food, it also makes it dangerous when hunted.


A beast of burden second to the Brontosaurus, Paraceratherium is an excellent worker, and is sufficient in size to support a "platform" saddle upon which structures can be built. It is a naturally friendly animal, and is not afraid of humans. However, despite its normally calm demeanor, when it or its owner is provoked by aggression, the Paraceratherium can quickly become a real threat to the attacker and will use its girth to its advantage in combat.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Paraceratherium, due to a lack of natural enemies because of its sheer size, is naturally docile. It will ignore humans and other creatures so long as not provoked. Once it is attacked, the animal quickly becomes dangerous. Again, because of its size and immense weight, the Paracer is an extremely deadly adversary so proceed with caution. Luckily, Paracer are solitary creatures living alone or in small family groups. They will protect their fellow herd members if necessary. Don't be fooled by its large size and seemingly docile temperament,the Paracer is an incredibly fast and strong creature when it wants to be. With high health and quick movement, this quick horse-like creature can be slow to take down, and can dish out devastating attacks to survivors and smaller Dino's.

Because of their need for copious amounts of nourishment and physical size, Paracer tend to roam the edge of forests and valleys in the lower altitudes. Avoiding dense forests if possible.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Paraceratherium is a large terrestrial mammal estimated to weigh between 15-20 tons (33,000 to 44,000 lbs) when fully grown. Standing approximately 16 feet at the withers and 24 feet in length. Paracer's build is rather stocky with long, robust legs to support the animal's immense size. A long thick neck, upwards of 4–5 feet long, allows the animal to easily graze high vegetation. Paracer's hide is extremely thick and hairless. Excess skin folds onto itself similar to modern day Rhinos. Hide color ranges from brown to grey. Small eyes and ears allow limited vision/hearing that is overcompensated by an excellent sense of smell.

Color Scheme and Regions

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

Paracer PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
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.

Paracer PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Paracer PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:

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 1026 +205.2 +4.05% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 6500 +650 +10%
Weight.png Weight 850 +17 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 452 +2.25 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 1300 +78 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 260 715 715 12
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 Paracer stomps on the target.
0 800 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 45

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]

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]

A rather standard tame, use the crossbow with tranq arrows leaving a few seconds between each shot. It tends to have pretty high torpor and can move fast for an animal of its size, either kite it around or have a friend hover you above with a flyer and aim for the head for a quicker KO. They can also be Snagged on bigger Destructible rocks, and shot at from the other side, as they are not quite as capable of maneuvering over them, but are tall enough to hit the head or neck.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Paraceratherium.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pachy Egg) 9 0 0 0 0:10:28
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 86 138 30 15 0:50:00
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 114 137 30 15 0:49:43
Berries.png Berries 171 137 30 15 0:49:43
Cashew (Primitive Plus).png Cashew Primitive Plus Icon.png 6 0 0 0 0:00:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 130; Slingshot Hits × 54; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 15; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 9; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.91 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:24:00
Paraceratherium.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pachy Egg) 21 0 0 0 0:24:25
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 204 593 137 69 1:58:36
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 271 590 136 68 1:58:10
Berries.png Berries 407 591 137 69 1:58:19
Cashew (Primitive Plus).png Cashew Primitive Plus Icon.png 14 0 0 0 0:02:03
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 357; Slingshot Hits × 146; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 40; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 23; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9
Torpidity-depletion: 1.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:39:35
Paraceratherium.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pachy Egg) 33 0 0 0 0:38:21
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 325 1218 293 147 3:08:57
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 434 1220 294 147 3:09:14
Berries.png Berries 650 1218 293 147 3:08:57
Cashew (Primitive Plus).png Cashew Primitive Plus Icon.png 22 0 0 0 0:03:12
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 591; Slingshot Hits × 241; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 66; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 38; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 27; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 14
Torpidity-depletion: 1.96 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:50:17
Paraceratherium.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pachy Egg) 45 0 0 0 0:52:18
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 447 1963 487 244 4:19:52
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 596 1963 487 244 4:19:52
Berries.png Berries 894 1963 487 244 4:19:52
Cashew (Primitive Plus).png Cashew Primitive Plus Icon.png 30 0 0 0 0:04:22
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 825; Slingshot Hits × 337; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 92; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 53; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 38; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19
Torpidity-depletion: 2.37 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:58:02
Paraceratherium.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pachy Egg) 57 22 6 3 1:06:14
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 569 2794 710 355 5:30:48
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 759 2795 710 355 5:30:56
Berries.png Berries 1138 2794 710 355 5:30:48
Cashew (Primitive Plus).png Cashew Primitive Plus Icon.png 38 0 0 0 0:05:32
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1059; Slingshot Hits × 432; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 118; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 68; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 48; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 24
Torpidity-depletion: 2.75 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:04:08
Paraceratherium.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Pachy Egg) 70 136 36 18 1:21:21
Advanced Crops.png Vegetables 691 3690 958 479 6:41:43
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 921 3688 957 479 6:41:34
Berries.png Berries 1382 3690 958 479 6:41:43
Cashew (Primitive Plus).png Cashew Primitive Plus Icon.png 47 0 0 0 0:06:50
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1293; Slingshot Hits × 528; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 144; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 83; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 59; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 30
Torpidity-depletion: 3.12 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:09:09

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 (Pachy Egg): 1 × Pachycephalosaurus Egg.png Pachycephalosaurus Egg , 1 × Citronal.png Citronal , 1 × Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Paraceratherium.

General[edit | edit source]

The Paracer is one of the largest herbivores and has slightly more health than a Rex and high damage. They tend to spawn in groups of 2 or more.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Despite the Paracer's strength, it is slower than a player and its large size means it can be stuck behind boulders, but it will destroy any trees blocking its path. It can also be kited to a cliff where you can shoot it safely. When using a reasonably fast mount attacking its back feet is a good way to kill it fast and take minimal damage in the process.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

A decent ranged weapon such as a crossbow or a Longneck Rifle is effective at killing the Paracer before it can reach you. A decent dino can kill a single Paracer without problems, but a group can deal a large amount of damage quickly to the dino.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The Paracer usually spawns in small groups and can overwhelm an unprepared target. Its attacks have a wide range and even when escaping its stomp attack can be powerful to small creatures such as Raptors.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Its large size means it can get stuck easily, and it will run away once it has taken sufficient damage, giving a large window to attack.

Also, unlike other creatures, the AoE of this creature also hits wild creatures, making them attack depending on their temperament. You can utilize this to kill huge groups of Paracers. Then, quickly harvest the corpse.

Utility[edit | edit source]

  • Mobile base: Although you can't build a base as big as the one you can build on a Brontosaurus, Paracer is ideal for survivors that want to have a small hut with the basic structures in it. On Scorched Earth, they are the only creature that can use a platform saddle (Level Health, Speed, and Stamina; also level Weight if used for transport).
  • Transportation: An ideal beast of burden, the Paracer could carry a fair amount of goods. It has a quick pace (compared to the Brontosaurus), and can easily be carried by a large elevator platform under full load, can effectively navigate on open Tree Platforms, and is ignored by most smaller predators and has a decent AOE damage and HP against larger ones (Level Speed, Stamina, and Weight).
  • Battle Platform: As a beast of war the Paracer is often overlooked in favor of the Bronto. However, it does have a number of qualities that work in its favor: compared to the Bronto the Paracer requires much less food in order to tame, is quicker, and the platform saddle is available at a much lower level. This can allow an aspiring tribe to mount mobile Ballista Turrets to help combat larger creatures or protect its tribe-members behind walls to allow them to get to a battle safely (Level Health, Melee Damage, Speed, and Stamina when necessary).
  • Prime Meat Jerky: Having a Paracer with an Industrial Grill on the platform saddle can make getting Cooked Prime for Jerky very easy. Not only can it follow you at quick pace and make sure the prime doesn't spoil, it can help you with killing the source of the prime meat (Level Health, Melee Damage, and Weight when needed).

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Dossier revealed on 06/15/2015 [2]
  • Paraceratherium is one of the largest terrestrial mammals to ever live.
  • Paraceratherium is a close relative of modern-day Rhinoceroses.
  • Paraceratherium comes from the Greek words pará - near, keras - horn and thēríon - beast, which refers to the relationship to Rhinoceros.
  • The dossier of the Paraceratherium seems to hint at the Megapithecus boss, similar to how the spider dossier hints at the Broodmother
  • Paraceratherium is also known as Indricotherium or Baluchitherium.
  • Paraceratherium appears to drop much more Raw Prime Meat than even Brontosaurus. Consider hunting them when in need of Prime Raw Meat for taming or cooking.
  • Paraceratherium Requires a Behemoth gate due to its height, but is able to easily walk through a gap two walls wide. They can occasionally walk over a wall that is two units high, and can step over a one-high wall without slowing down at all.
  • The Paracer is one of only a few creatures to not be included in a Spotlight video (excluding the initial creatures).

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References[edit | edit source]

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