Alpha Carnotaurus

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Alpha Carnotaurus
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Alpha Carnotaurus
Logo Steam.png 194.0
August 7, 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 1.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon MegaCarno_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Carno/MegaCarno_Character_BP.MegaCarno_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
920 XP
Special Loot Chance
Feces Size

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Spawning Alpha Carnotaurus The Island.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Alpha Carnotaurus The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Alpha Carnotaurus Ragnarok.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Alpha Carnotaurus is one of the Alpha Predators in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

The Alpha Carno is a bigger, stronger version of a Carno which rarely spawns in the Inland of the island. In addition to their own strength, they also buff the damage and resistance of any nearby wild carnivores. They pose a significant threat to any players who aren't fully prepared to encounter one. Alpha Predators can not be knocked out.
Defeating an Alpha Carno grants a large amount of XP and gives all nearby players a Rex Bone Helmet Skin.png Rex Bone Helmet. They also frequently drop recipes, high-quality weapons and armor, and various other items.
Alpha Carnos do not drop normal raw meat when harvested. Instead, they give very large quantities of Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Alpha Carnos are extremely aggressive and attack players and dinos on sight. Their headbutt attack has a high knockback and can potentially push players and dinos off cliffs.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Relative size

The Alpha Carno is about 1.5x the size of a normal Carno and share the same color palette, but with a slightly darker shade. They also have a glowing red aura surrounding them, making them easier to differentiate from the normal counterparts.

Color Scheme and Regions

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

Alpha Carno PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Alpha Carno PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 4:
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Region 5:

Drop[edit | edit source]

Guaranteed Special Loot

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
Health.png Health 6400 +1280
Stamina.png Stamina 300 +30
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 2000 +200
Weight.png Weight 300 +6
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 802 +4
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

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.
5The Alpha Carnotaurus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Walking 550 1309 ?
Swimming 400 N/A

Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Alpha Carno bites the target.
0 500 300 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 80
Gore Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Alpha Carno headbutts the target causing considerable knock-back.
0 440 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 80

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Alpha Carno.

General[edit | edit source]

The alpha carno is an extremely deadly predator, but taking it down is worth the XP. Use all of your resources available, including tribe members, powerful mounts and your strongest weapons. Avoid as much physical confrontation as possible. It also gives the best loot of the land alphas, So killing one for ascendant/mastercraft gear is a good thing

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Avoid the extreme damage by waging a ranged battle. If that is not an option, guerrilla tactics with a speedy mount is acceptable. A high health, stamina, and damage Rex or Spinosaur can usually fight a similarly leveled or lower level Alpha Carno one-on-one and win if it's mounted; but bringing another dinosaur, especially one that can Mate Boost to mounted combatant is definitely a good idea. A tamed Giganotosaurus can almost always defeat an Alpha Carno, but be mindful of the rage meter when battling. In all cases, try to clear any surrounding normal Carnotaurus so they cannot assist the alpha in battle.

You can also solo the alpha carno with a baryonyx in the water if you stun it and beat it down. Be mindful of when the stun ends however as when it ends you can find yourself with a carno that can deal critical damage to you in several seconds.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons work best, as once the Alpha Carno can harm the player, it is normally already over in the Alpha Carno's favor. Powerful mounts can turn the battle against it. Swarming it with animals might help as the player can either flee or attack.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The damage, speed and health all combine to make the Alpha Carno a notorious killer of small establishments and massive regimes alike. Don't let it get near your livestock! A determined Alpha Carno can even chew through stone walls eventually, so keep your animals away from any fencing to stop it from refreshing it's aggression to get to them.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Try to stand on a very steep hill. Then simply get a ranged weapon, stand far back, and fire away!Very slow swimmer. So taking the battle to the water may be advisable, especially if powerful water mounts like a Mosasaur can be used. The Alpha Carno cannot dive so stabbing from below can work. If the Alpha Carno gets stuck on some rocks, animals with a much longer reach than it like a Spino or Brontosaurus can use that reach to carve up the Alpha Carno's health without getting hit back.

After the release of the baryonyx the alpha carno can now be stunned by it in the water and as such can be killed very easily by it.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Released in patch 194.0
  • Other Alphas include the Alpha Rex, Alpha Raptor, Alpha Megalodon, and Alpha Tusoteuthis.
  • The Baryonyx is capable of stunning the Alpha Carno in the water and can usually very easily kill one on its own.
  • The damage and resistance buff that it gives to nearby carnivores can be seen as an arrow pointing up, with a "+" sign inside of the arrow.
  • Rarely, Alpha Carnos can spawn with a Yutyrannus and the usual Carnos.
  • Tamed Yutyrannus cannot control it as minion.
  • Size comparable to Allosaurus.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]