Alpha Karkinos

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Alpha Karkinos
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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Species
Karkinos versatus
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
Logo Steam.png 275.0
December 12, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 768.0
December 12, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 518.0
December 12, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon MegaCrab_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Dinos/Crab/MegaCrab_Character_BP.MegaCrab_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
1,700 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Alpha Karkinos Aberration.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Alpha Karkinos Valguero.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave


The Alpha Karkinos is one of the Alpha Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved's Aberration expansion.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Much like its lower counterpart, the Alpha Karkinos resides in the rivers of artifact caves, attacking any land-based creatures and large predators on sight.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Alpha Karkinos resembles a normal Karkinos except that it is much larger, and is covered with a glowing red-orange cloud.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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

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Region 0:
Body Main
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Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 4:
Highlights
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Region 5:
Underbody

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
Wild
Health 20400 +4080
Stamina 600 +60
Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food 5000 +500
Weight 800 +16
Melee Damage 160 / 1852 +8 / +9.25
Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity 800 +40

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 Karkinos is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking 600 1050 ?
Swimming 600 N/A


Attack Values
Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
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
Projectile Impact
Explosion

Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

The Karkinos will attempt to grapple you and repeatedly slam you into the ground.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

A Spino can knock back the crab hard enough to negate nearly all damage, the Karkinos is not able to pick the Survivor off the Spino either, unless the Survivor gains the aggro of the Karkinos while not mounted. Example: Dismounting to fire a crossbow bolt at the Alpha Karkinos to get its aggro. It will then aggro to the Survivor itself, and it will be able to pick you off of nearly any mount, even ones it cannot carry including Rock Drakes, Megalosaurus, and even the Spino.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

its claws can be used to slam the player into the ground if it gets close enough, it will also grab the player off small to medium-sized dinos.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

They often roam the water, and can make fishing a dangerous task. In addition to this, their attacks can hold you underwater and cause you to drown.

Because of their sheer size, unlike regular Karkinos, even a large rock or hill will not prevent them from reaching towards the player aggravated towards them.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Spino's are the go to in this case. With the high attack speed and decent knock back, it can easily kite almost all wild creatures, including Alpha Karkinos. Please note that low level spino's have low stamina and will eventually gain torpor or not attack fast enough to outkite it, so it is recommended to use higher level spino's. In addition, they are also prone to attempting to consume corpses, but like all alphas are unable to do so, and will continue to attack the corpse regardless of damage taken, making for an easy kill if this occurs.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Alpha Karkinos Claw (Aberration) is the same colour as the Karkinos Claw on the dossier.
  • There is a bug where if a forcetamed Alpha Karkinos picks up a Bulbdog, let it go, and repeat picking it up, the Bulbdog's model will increase in size. This can cause the Bulbdog to become so large that it could crash your game.

References[edit | edit source]