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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>.
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Alpha Karkinos's "body main" magenta.
Region 1 is not used
Region 2 is not used
Region 3 is not used
Drops[edit | edit source]
Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]
Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest
|Attribute||Amount at Level 1||Increase per point|
|Melee Damage||160 / 1852||+8 / +9.25|
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 Type||Base Speed||Sprinting|
- These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds
|Attack Type||Projectile Values||Torpor Values|
|Impulse||Radius||Base||Mult||Duration||Damage Mult||Amount||Duration||Damage Mult||Amount|
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 kill 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.