Alpha Carnotaurus

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Alpha Carnotaurus.png
Alpha Carnotaurus
Logo Steam.png 194.0
August 7, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
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December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.png 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
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

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Spawning Alpha Carnotaurus Valguero.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 Carnotaurus is a bigger, stronger version of the Carnotaurus. 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 cannot be knocked out.
Defeating an Alpha Carnotaurus grants a large amount of XP and gives all nearby players a 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.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Alpha Carnotaurus 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 in comparison to a regular Carnotaurus and a Rex.

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[edit | edit source]

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 6400 +1280
Stamina 300 +30
Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food 2000 +200
Weight 300 +6
Melee Damage 802 +4
Movement Speed 100% N/A3
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 Carnotaurus 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 Spino can usually fight a similarly leveled or lower level Alpha Carnotaurus one-on-one and win if it's mounted; but bringing another dinosaur, especially one that can Mate Boost to the mounted combatant is definitely a good idea. A tamed Giganotosaurus can almost always defeat an Alpha Carnotaurus, 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 Carnotaurus in battle.

You can also solo the Alpha Carnotaurus 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 Carnotaurus that can deal critical damage to you in several seconds.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons work best, as once the Alpha Carnotaurus can harm the player, it is normally already over in the Alpha Carnotaurus' 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, health, and speed all combine to make the Alpha Carnotaurus a notorious killer of small establishments and massive regimes alike. Don't let it get near your livestock! A determined Alpha Carnotaurus can even chew through stone walls eventually, so keep your animals away from any fencing to stop it from refreshing its 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! Alpha Carnotaurus are very slow swimmers so taking the battle to the water may be advisable, especially if powerful water mounts like a Mosasaurus can be used. The Alpha Carnotaurus cannot dive so stabbing it from below can work. If the Alpha Carnotaurus gets stuck on some rocks, animals with a much longer reach than it like a Spino or a Brontosaurus can use that reach to carve up the Alpha Carnotaurus' health without getting hit back.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Released in patch 194.0
  • The Baryonyx is capable of stunning the Alpha Carnotaurus 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 Yutyrannus and the usual Carnotaurus.
    • Tamed Yutyrannus cannot control it as a minion.
  • Its size is comparable to that of an Allosaurus.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]