Alpha Karkinos

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Alpha Karkinos
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Alpha Karkinos
Karkinos versatus
Time Period
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
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Dinos/Crab/MegaCrab_Character_BP.MegaCrab_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
1,700 XP
Special Loot Chance
Feces Size

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Spawning Alpha Karkinos Aberration.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Alpha Karkinos is one of the Alpha Predators 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

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.

X mark.svg

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

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 player off the spino either.

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.png 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 is the same colour as the karkinos claw on the dossier.

References[edit | edit source]